Category Archives: Gadgets

Bouky – Review

Being one of the Bouky pilot participants, I am gonna give you my feedback on the device and Β the service πŸ˜‰

I have been carrying the device with me now and using it whenever I get the chance to for five months, so I have pretty good idea about it πŸ˜‰ I enjoyed my first Bouky purchase so much that I posted about it πŸ˜‰

Things that I like:

1. Easy to use

2. Saves time when the salesperson knows how to operate it – just smile and wave πŸ˜›

3. All credit card payments are somewhat fast, but with Bouky its a speedy process

4. No swiping, signing, & entering pin numbers required πŸ˜‰ – simply a quicker way to pay

5. The coupons are amazing and somewhat exclusive to Bouky holders

6. The offers are amazing… and you keep on getting notifications about it all the time with different outlets

7. You have control of your credit card during the transaction!

Things I do not like:

1. I carry an extra mobile, which makes me think why not have it as an application added to smartphones for example

2. I hate the device itself, the Nokia 6212

3. I can still find salespeople who are not familiar with the device yet – Many need more training

4. Accepted in limited stores – this might be for now only (testing period)

5. On many occasions, the wave reader would be disconnected and staff wont know how to fix it!!!

6. NBK + VISA need to expand their system into getting more retailers and geographical regions πŸ˜‰ Which brings me to my next point….

7. I have no idea if its accepted worldwide? Any idea you guys???

8. I sometimes have a feeling that it is not 100% secure! No idea why!

iPad – Want OR Need?

I passed by my co-workers office… he was happy with his new toy, the iPad… which raised the question again to me, do I want an iPad or do I need an iPad?

I love it.. and I have fun browsing the net with it, but tell me about you… is it a WANT or a NEED?

Ad – HP Slate

Whadya think?

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Thanks Abdul_72 πŸ˜‰

Yay or Nay?? – Scooter Stroller

For “Mommy-On-The-Go”

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KWTMOBILE.COM

I got this message via broadcast on my BlackBerry last week about Kwt Mobile website. I checked it out and its really cool! Great prices too!!

KWTMOBILE.COM is the first mobile e-store with free home delivery (within 90 mins) to all areas of Kuwait. They offer a wide range of mobile phones of well known brands such as Apple, BlackBerry, Sony, and Nokia.

Thanks S.S. πŸ˜‰

Recommended – Mophie Juice Pack Air

Mophie Juice Pack Air is a rechargeable external battery and a case for iPhone.

I love it πŸ˜‰

My First Bouky Purchase

I finally got to use NBK’s Bouky! Its a PayWave payment method done by waving a cellular phone at a special reader only at selected stores….

I used it in the Top Shop – Avenues, as for that I am participating in the pilot testing for the device!

Just a wave, simple wave… no signature no nothing πŸ˜‰ “Just smile & wave boys! Smile & wave”

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The ShortCut

The Short Cut is finally here! They’ve done the homework and came up with a present for you!

The complete guide for businesses in Kuwait… Arts, Beauty, Fashion, Food… you name it πŸ˜‰ Its all in one book!

As they say “WE BRING YOU THE SHORTCUT , WHY TAKE THE LONG WAY!”

The directory will be available for free in different outlets such as GUST, Coffee Republic, and Caribou

Or you can check it online here!

Join The Shortcut Facebook Group –Link

Bouky

I was contacted by NBK to try out their new payment technology service – VISA PayWave using Nokia 6212- Bouky! Instead of paying with cash or cards, you wave your phone to get coupons by waving at smart posters and/or to pay for your merchandise by waving at a special device/reader available in almost all AlShaya stores and restaurants in the Avenues. It will like a pilot testing for few months before the official release πŸ˜‰

The very nice staff at NBK – Avenues did the setting for me and briefed me on how to use it. They also linked it to my VISA card and linked it to another VISA (with a KD10 balance in it) – COOL! The device works with Zain line, so I was also given a prepaid Zain line along with it πŸ˜‰

Because not all stores were ready for it last night, I could not use it for payment, but I got coupons πŸ˜‰ Cool! I will be taking it with me every time I go to the Avenues and I will post about it whenever used! So stay tuned mi amigos!

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pqi USB

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I love my pqi USB flash drive! Its sleek, light, stylish, and I carry it around with me everywhere! Its on my car key chain! But it broke, although I took good care of it…

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I need to get me a more durable one! Any suggestions?