The EE Power Bar – It’s not actually yours.

We had a bit of a dig into the Terms and Conditions of the free EE Power Bars and, well, it’s all a little strange. The PDF actually states that… A Power Bar is made available to you on a free to hire basis, under the terms

OnePlus to announce something on April 20th

OnePlus, the company that brought us the OnePlus One with the weird invite system have announced something will happen on April 20th. That’s about as much as we can tell you. The date could refer to the end of the invite system, the OnePlus Two, a mini version,

Rumours of new Lumia phones

You’ve just got to love rumours; without them most tech websites would be very sad affairs. Microsoft’s approach to Lumia handsets has been nothing short of dull – the vast array of similar low and mid-range handsets has been, frankly, quite underwhelming. There’s obviously a market for them, but

Apple Watch availability

Like pretty much everything that Apple produces, the Watch has already proven to be a financial success. Although Apple hasn’t confirmed, it appears that online orders have been overwhelming and that over 2 million were placed within 6 hours. An internal memo from the Senior Vice President

That free EE portable charger. Ticking lots of boxes

If you’ve followed us for a while then you’ll already know that EE are giving away free portable chargers to their customers. Yesterday was “go” day and queues formed in EE stores around the UK as customers. At this point I’m going to do a classic “local

What is iFIT and Does it Work

There are a vast number of fitness products available on the market, each trying to stand out from the crowd with its own target audience. I’ve tried a number of products in the past and had some success, but ultimately having to use a mix of ecosystems

A week with the HTC One M9. Day five. Making it your own.

Getting your phone setup is quite easy nowadays. If you’ve previously had a Google device, you just stick in your account details and all your apps, email and calendar appointments will appear. Your contacts will too, and your phone is setup in just a couple of minutes.

Podcast 136 – A little bit sleep deprived

Welcome to the latest episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast, joining me this week were Dan and Garry. This weeks topics revolved around my trip to London for the Huawei P8 / P8 Max event, the eagerly awaited LG G4, Garry and the Microsoft Band, Dan being intrigued by

Podcast 136 – Listen in live

Hello there, welcome to the “listen in live” page for our podcast. Joining me this week should be Dan and Garry. This weeks topics should be about the leaks of the weird looking LG G4, the Huawei event we attended yesterday afternoon where the P8 and the

Another deal – ASUS ZenFone 2 for less than £165

Gahh… I think I have a problem. I should be out buying food but I’m still sat here looking at cheap phones. Perhaps there’s a “Phones Anonymous” I should join? Either way, with one of our special discount codes, you can get the Asus ZenFone 2 we

Moto 360 Watch now a bit cheaper here in the UK too

The price of the Moto 360 has dropped in the USA recently, but here in sunny Britain we’ve only just been blessed with a price drop. It’s only on the light finish Moto 360 but it’s £40 off and you can’t argue too much with that. You

Amazon off-load another batch of free apps and games

In my head it’s already the weekend, so I’m spending this afternoon looking for deals. Amazon are having another one of their giveaways via their Amazon freebies. You need to go and get the Amazon app store for your Android phone first, then – until Saturday at

Currys kick off a sale, but there’s still a good deal at Tesco

I’ve been having a look through the Currys sale and, like the little bargain hunter I am, I’ve found a few goodies that could tickle your deal-bones. If you’ve got the Samsung Galaxy S5 they’ve reduced the S-View case to £9.97. It was, apparently, £44.99, which is

EE Power charger available today

A couple of weeks ago we revealed that EE were to dish out powerbanks for nothing. If you’re an EE customer today is the day to get texting if you want one. All you need to do is text “POWER” to 365 to receive a promotional code,

ECOXGEAR ECOROX rugged speaker – Review

Ian is our go-to guy for the Bluetooth speakers, but recently I’ve had a few to play with and one of them is the ECOXGEAR ECOROX Rugged Bluetooth Speaker. The ruggedness of the speaker appealed to me, and I like to have things protected. The first thing

Huawei P8 – Ask us some questions

Yesterday we picked up the new Huawei P8 at the launch event. We’ll obviously be bringing you our full review in a few weeks time, but in the meantime I’ll be making a hands on video this weekend showing off the hardware and software features. But there

A week with the HTC One M9. Day four. The camera tech.

A lot was said about the quality of the new 20 megapixel rear shooter. There’s a raft of options including the ability to adjust the ISO, EV and white balance settings. Not only that, but if you dive into the camera settings further there’s a stack of

Hands on with the Huawei P8 and P8 Max

This  afternoon was one of those fun afternoons, you know the sort where you get to fondle a new thing. This time round it was the Huawei P8 and the P8 Max, one is an iterative update on the models from previous years, albeit an absolutely gorgeous