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Tuesday, April 19, 2016

The Essential 20 Something Guide to City Life

City life is a one-of-a-kind experience that’s for sure. It’s hectic, it’s crowded and it’s full on but we wouldn’t change it for the world. If you’ve recently embraced city living and want some tips for getting into the swing of things, we’ve sorted you out with a guide to the latest gadgets to get you by.

Here’s a checklist of the must-have essential technology and apps for living modern life in the big city:


Not only is this app a lifesaver when it comes to figuring out the quickest way home/to the bar/to the party, it’s also a major timesaver. No more staring confusedly at the tube map or trying to figure out if that so called ‘shortcut’ is worth taking, before discovering you’ve just walked in a massive circle. Citymapper is designed with commuters in mind, providing real time routes and directions that people actually use when getting around the city. We’d be lost without it!

Tech21 Phone Cases

As much as we love living in the city, the weather can sometimes (a lot of the time) rain on your parade a little bit. If you do happen to get caught out in the rain, make sure you’ve got a tech21 case protecting your phone. Their Evo Xplorer case is completely waterproof for up to an hour in depths of 9.9ft, combine this their innovative FlexShock™ material (able to withstand drops of up at 6.6ft) and your phone will be safe from those heart-breaking accidental drops! Protect your lifeline and check out tech21’s waterproof cases.


This popular app will become your best friend at the end of a night out; simply let your phone’s GPS pick up your location and request a taxi! Watch the screen as your ride works it’s way along the streets towards you – letting you know what time it will arrive. No cash on you? No problem! The app syncs with your card so the payment is taken care of seamlessly. Visit their website to find out more.

Digital Dating

Something we would definitely swipe right for is the introduction of dating apps into our lives. City life doesn’t leave as much time as you’d think when looking for love – luckily, we can now have an abundance of potential interests in the palm of our hands. Be sure to check out Happn, as this app uses your GPS to let you discover the likeminded people you’ve crossed paths with as you go about your daily life.

Urban Ears Headphones

Music makes the world go round, so make sure you’ve got a good pair of headphones to make those subway journeys go by that little bit quicker. Mixing quality and style, Scandinavian company Urbanears have an amazing selection of over-ear and in-ear headphones in a wide range of colors to suit anyone’s tastes. Their headphones are reasonably priced too, starting from £25 for the Bagis earbuds so they won’t break the bank.
Unfortunately, it’s sad but true that living the city lifestyle doesn’t come cheap. It’s easy to lose track of where your hard earned cash is going each month. Keep on top of your money with help from Mint, an easy to use finance app that lets you keep track of your budget, bills and spending. It can even help you to save too! You’ll never get ‘the fear’ when opening up your bank balance again (hopefully).
When you want something delicious to eat, but leaving the house just feels like a bit too much effort, take advantage of Seamless. This online delivery service has all the menus from your favorite local restaurants, just pick your meal, enter your zip code and you’ll get an estimated delivery time – it won’t be long before your tucking into your favorite food in the comfort of your own home.
Be sure to get your hands on these must-have bits of tech and living in the city will become a breeze in no time!