We got a nice gift of an Android TV Box for Christmas!

This is slightly unrelated to our usual scooter and bike posts but we thought it a cool product and said that we would give a quick post on it as we have not posted since before Christmas. One of us here very kindly received a gift of a smart TV box which allows you to do so many things on your TV. We are still pretty old school and have a standard LG TV from a few years ago. It is not a smart TV but it is a HD and a flat screen TV. We weren’t really sure how to operate the android box really worked and it took a bit of getting used to but we are really impressed with.

android box

Admitadely like we said it took some getting used to as we are not very tech savy and it can be quite frustrating but once we took the time to learn how to use it and set it up how we would like then it really is great fun. We can watch movies as well as go on our Instagram now on our TV! So instead of having to buy a new smart TV we saved a fortune. Although we will need a new TV in the future we might get another few years out of this one yet.

We can also play songs through apps like Soundcloud and basically any app we have on our phone we added to the TV box. It did come installed with some apps like Gmail, Youtube and Google chrome but anything else needs to be added, just like with a new phone we guessed.

Anyway we thought we would make a post here about it for anyone interested leave a comment below. They are great and don’t cost anything to run as they just run wirelessly through your internet which is great ( who needs more bills!). We are still learning how to use the TV box but so far we are getting the hang of it we think.


Choosing the right Refurbished iPhone Bike Mount

The iPhone is one of the most popular phones on the planet and it is has many uses including a powerful GPS in the phone which can help track many details which can be useful for cycling. There are now many apps which can be used when cycling that will track your speed, distance and track your route all within the app. You can use this app on the phone when it is in your pocket however if you get a high quality iPhone mount you can safely keep track of all these details as you ride. Many cyclists lose or smash their phones when cycling which is why we suggest going going for one of the second hand iPhone models when replacing your phone. For example from you can get a refurbished iPhone for much cheaper so if something happens to it, it is not AS bad as if it was brand new.

When getting an iPhone bike mount you want a high quality steel mount so it does not easily come apart when riding or in the case of a collision completely break. Bike mounts are not too expensive but you must be willing to fork out a decent amount in order to get good quality. For example life proof have one for €39.00 which has good reviews, is still and shipping is free.

While we are on the topic another great product is the iPhone magnet phone holder. This is a ingenious device and it is super cheap. It is a two part piece. One piece goes into the vent in your car and the other piece is a magnet which you stick onto the back of your phone. You can then easily stick your iPhone to the holder with the magnet and it is super easy to put on and off. This is for a car and not a bike but it is still a great product and anyone who I have shown loves it…they are also super cheap and usually under €10.00. So this is our tip for the day. Happy cycling.


Electric Scooters Promise Big Things This Christmas

You may have noticed people commuting around on these crazy looking things and wondered what they were. At first it was only the odd person here and there but now it seems there are hundreds if not thousands of people going around on electric scooters each day. Why are they popping up everywhere all of a sudden? Or more accurately why are people all of a sudden so big into electric scooters when a couple of years ago they were nowhere to be seen.

Contrary to popular believe these electric scooters have been around for quite some time but a few things were holding them back. One of these things was how they looked. The first models of electric scooters were not pretty and they were quite big and bulky. This brings us to the other reason they were not so popular from the start and this is the price. Electric scooters were starting at over €1,000 just a few years ago but now you can get something like the Xiaomi M365 from escooterireland for just €449. That is a huge difference in price so it is easy to see how big they have gotten.

What is strange is that they were really being pushed by Chinese companies rather than Western companies and they were not doing huge advertising campaigns. In a way they did almost come out of nowhere considering there was no big companies pushing them hard other than the rental scooter companies but that is almost a different market. In this case they are being rented for short trips rather than being sold to a consumer.

The price of electric batteries coming down is a huge reason why they are more affordable now. The same of course can be said for the electric car and it is what was holding back the move to electric vehicles as a whole for quite some time. Now that the batteries are more affordable the rest of the electric scooter is not that expensive to make. So this is a big reason why they are popping up…some think they’re cool..others don’t. Make up your own mind :).


The Battle For Electric Scooters For Adults in the UK

Electric scooters for adults have become widespread amongst cities from all over Europe apart from one major European city…London! Unfortunately for a lot of commuters adult electric scooters are still technically illegal on the UK streets. Electric scooters have become a popular mode of comuting among many working professionals in European cities but the UK is still slow to legalize such scooters.

It seems rather than embracing this new eco friendly way of commuting the UK police are out to make a statement and are actively going after escooter riders in London city. Despite more urgent and dangerous crimes such as knife crime and robbery which is on the rise in London it is surprising that the Police are focused on such a small issue in the grand scheme of things.

electric scooters for adults in the UK

With climate change such a big isue these days it is surprising that the UK government are not doing everything they can to get people onto electric scooters for adults. Not only are they environmentally friendly but they can also save commuters a lot of money over the course of a year.

Electric scooter start ups such as Bolt are pushing for the legalization of electric scooters and are actively meeting the UK minister for transport on such issues. Until then riders continue to use electric scooters despite the UK law as many see it as ridiculous. The police do tend to turn a blind eye once the rider is doing nothing too ridiculous such as breakign the speed limit or riding dangerously. That said it is still a bit of a risk to ride these electric scooters on the roads. Eventually the government will have to bow to pressure and somehow bring a new law into govern such scooters. Until then it is ride at your own risk.


Welcome to our website

Inis Mór Bike Hire is the newest Bike Hire on Inis Mór which is part of the Aran Islands.  We are a small, local, independent Bike Hire on Inis Mór and pride ourselves on giving supreme customer service.

We are Located just as you get off the pier on Inis Mór Island which is on the Aran Islands. It is beside the Tourist Information Office which has a large green sign just as you get off the pier.

Why Inis Mór Bike Hire? – The newest Bike Hire on the Aran Islands

  • We have a fantastic selection of new bikes. Raleigh Mountain Bikes, Aluminium Frames, Low Bar Bikes, Tandems, Tag-Alongs & Child seats. 
  • Free Helmets available & Roadside Assistance on Inis Mor.
  • We have local knowledge of Inis Mor & value your custom.
  • Free map of Inis Mor island provided.
  • Free locks for overnight stays on the island.
  • Discounts available for small groups.
  • Family discounts available.