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Review Smartphones

How To Stop Scam Calls: Robokiller Review

Recently I was watching videos on youtube and I came across an ad for an app called Robokiller which claims to block most scam and spam calls. A guy in the promo describes how he wastes so much of his downtime answering scam calls. I normally do not answer calls that I believe are scams and possibly miss real business so I quickly download it to see if this works.

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The ad shows that the app actually answers the suspected scam calls for you and distracts the scammer for a while. I suppose after a while they will realize that they are talking to a recording and hang up.  There are at least 50 “answer bots” as they are called and range from polite to rude to annoying. The Robokiller records the calls and allows you to listen to them later. The calls where a person answers are quite funny but just as often the caller is a bot as well.


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In the ad, it never says how much this service cost. Once you download and set up the app you will realize that this service is not free. The best deal is the $29.99 per year. They do give you a 7-day free trial. You can also add numbers to the service. Do you have an annoying ex, friend or family member, you can block them as well.


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In my opinion, the trial is just long enough. If you are paying attention to your calls daily you will be able to see if the service works for you. At this point, I am not sure that the service works well enough for the asking price. I think they should have a free version with ads an/ or fewer features as well. This would allow for the service to collect more information about the scam and spam callers.


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Men's Hair Care Review

Harry’s Razor: Best Bang for Buck Shave

Harry’s Razor Review

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Shaving is big business. The number of options is mind-boggling. Many of the prominent products on the market present the buyer with a low-cost handle and blade cartridge to start out with and sell the replacement cartridges for a ridiculously high price. Harry’s Razor presents something different, a little more product for a little less money.

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The Good

The best thing about Harry’s razor is that it simply shaves. No vibration or batteries included or necessary. The blade head is flexible but not flimsy. Harry’s rubber grip feels nice in the hand and the colors are nice as well. The price of around $10 for the handle and 2 blades is the best part. Replacement cartridges are about $9 for 4 and $16 for 8. They also have a shaving foam and post-shave balm which I did not try.

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The Bad and the Ugly

I can not say much bad about the razor or the handle. I think they are really nice. If  I could make a suggestion, it would be that maybe Harry’s could include a travel case with the handle. Even if it was just a cloth bag, it would be really nice to have.

Conclusion

I absolutely recommend this product, especially if you are into classic razors.  For the last year or so, I used cheap packs of razor because I had become disgusted by the typical brands because of the price of the replacement cartridges and the frequent discontinuation of products I liked. I believe that Harry’s products will stay relatively unchanged for a long time, at least I hope so.

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Travel Vacations

Bali Bay Resort Myrtle Beach Review

Bali Bay Resort

The Good

Location – Steps away from the beach and the Family Kingdom Amusement Park, the Bali Bay resort is at the center of the action of the south end of Myrtle Beach.
Spacious – The 3 Bedroom suite pictured in this review has enough bedding for 6 and with some creativity could easily sleep 2 to 6 more.

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Bali Bay Resort Main Living Space

Bali Bay Resort Main Living Space

Decor – Upon entering the suite, it is like stepping into something you see on tv.
Comfort – The beds were pretty comfortable, lots of space to spread out and unwind after a long day or night on the town.

Bali Bay Resort 3 Bedroom Master Bedroom
Bali Bay Resort 3 Bedroom Master Bedroom

The Bad

Small Pool – 2 small pools in the back of the property, facing the beach, enough for a few small groups but not half of the resort.

 

Hallway Outside – In the summertime it is hot, as soon as you step out the door you are in the elements.
Sea Dunes Oceanfront – The property next door is obviously a hangout for locals, lots of drugs and partying, quite entertaining until it is time to go to sleep.

The Ugly

Check-In – There is no office or front desk onsite. I booked thru Priceline and they did not specify that I had to go to the Atlantica Resort, about 20 blocks away, to check-in. On the weekend, there are so many people on Ocean Dr. I could have walked over there faster than the drive.
Falling Apart – After further inspection, there were many imperfections in the unit.

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Pool Unkept – Shortly after arrival, on Saturday afternoon, a trip to the pool ended in disgust. By Monday morning when we left, the maintenance crew must have had enough complaints to justify cleaning the pool.
Cheap Furniture – The furniture was cheap, particularly the bar stools at the island in the kitchen, the chairs at the dining room table and the chairs on the balcony.

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Bali Bay Resort Kitchen w/ Island

The Final Result

At the end of the day, the only thing that matters is, would I stay there again? The answer is, I would, I love the location. I like that area of the beach. It is closer to the Skywheel and the center area of Myrtle Beach in comparison to other resorts I have booked. Most importantly, the resort fits the group I was with.