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Perhaps we shouldn’t use our mobile phones while we’re mobile

In an effort to stop people fiddling where their phones whilst driving, the people from the Western Cape Government have taken a slightly different approach. A recent advert appears to have lifted a number of CCTV images showing a phone-relate accidents. There’s people falling into ponds, walking into …

Remix OS ….. He’s dead Jim

It is a story that is oh-so-familiar these days. Along comes a version of an operating system that could be a game changer, it gets praised and supported by those on the cutting edge. Roll on a few years and things have got very quiet with not much …

Amazon Anytime messaging app rumours

I don’t know if you agree with me on this one, but do we need yet another messaging app? Well if the rumours are correct, the retail giant Amazon believes that we do. The company has reportedly been sending customers surveys relating to a new messaging service called “Anytime”. …

1MORE H1707 Triple Driver over-ear headphones

In the week the 1MORE triple-drive earbuds drop through the letterbox of Coolsmartphonr Towers, then they drop a news release of over-ear headphones called the H1707. These are a beautiful pair of headphones and a hopeful challenger from China in comparison to Bose and Beats. The headphones feature advanced …

Flic – Smartbutton Review

Last year we had a play with the flic buttons for the first time, now we take another look to see how they have changed. The conversation went something like this Ian, would you like to review a button? A button? Yes but it’s a smart-button. Oooo a …

Menace for Mobike in Manchester

So, here’s the idea. You download either the Android or the iPhone app. You create an account and then, using the app, you find a pushbike in your local area. You scan the code on the bike and off you go. When you’re done, and you’ve reached your …

Totallee super-thin iPhone leather case – Review

The trouble with phone cases is that, for the most part, they suddenly make your sleek and sexy phone look like a lego brick. Sure, it’s a necessary evil and we know that we have to protect that precious metal from scratches and that fragile glass from breaking. …

Nokia 8 leaks ahead of official announcement

Nokia are once again becoming a big-name company. This time it’s thanks to new smartphones running Android and some impressive hardware since HMD Global took over. Their flagship device, the Nokia 8, has just been leaked by well-known leaker Even Blass (evleaks). With a dual Zeiss camera and …

Why do you need a camera in your car? Watch this..

The idea of having a dashcam would’ve seemed a bit weird some years ago but, with bad drivers and nearly everybody lying about everything nowadays, it’s good to get something that can’t be argued with. Thinkware have just launched their new full HD dashcam, which they call the …

Energy Sistem Music Box 7 – Review

I tell you what you need on a Monday morning. What you need is a Bluetooth speaker review. Oh yes. Straight off, you should forget about those lightweight and small Bluetooth speakers that you see in stores. This badger weighs in at nearly 1.7 kg. That’s almost a …

Wanna borrow a car for a bit? Zipcar Flex comes to London

In my head this seems like a strange idea, especially in a city which is already well-known for traffic problems. However, Zipcar is now here in London and they’ve added 300 petrol (don’t ask me why there’s no electric) cars to London streets. Their idea, via the new …

More EE stores comin’ at ya

Hold tight, because you’re about to see a whole lot more of EE on your high street and even in your local supermarket. EE are expanding their retail footprint and have added a partnership with Sainsbury’s too. This will see 100 new EE stores and 400 additional jobs …

Broken phone? How about fixing it yourself then?

So, your phone breaks. You’ve got no insurance. You have to pay a fortune to fix it, right? Well, yes. Even if you’ve got insurance you’ll still need to pay for the excess, and that can increase wildly depending on who the insurance is with, what you’ve done …

Things to consider before buying a custom iPhone case

There’s no getting away with it. People love the iPhone. My mate has a completely broken iPhone 5s but he refuses to get it fixed or replace it as he’s waiting for the iPhone 8. The thing is, as soon as Apple launches that new iPhone, getting a …

Brainwavz B200 – Review

As recently as last week, we covered the launch of the Brainwavz B200 earbuds which retail at a whopping £156. Not long after that post, the review pair arrived at Coolsmartphone Towers for testing. First impressions? The looked the business. They arrive in a nice box, which included …

When phone cases go bad

I’m going to try and explain this one as best as I can, but to be honest it’s still very, very strange indeed. An Amazon Artificial Intelligence bot, seemingly created to create additional products for a phone cases company, seems to have gone very wrong. Presumably the bot …

We got some coupon codes for you!

Sure, it’s Amazon Prime day. You can get some great discounts on a range of phones and electrical gadgets if you’re an Amazon Prime member but… .. what if you’re not part of the Prime thing? What if you don’t want to be? Well, we had a chat …

Making the air ..a bit.. more fair

There’s long been discussion about the share each network has of the mobile spectrum. Three UK, among others, have also started a campaign to stop one or two networks from being able to grab the larger slices. Today Ofcom have revealed that they will indeed put a cap …

Hero Bluetooth earbuds from Winnergear – unboxing and initial thoughts

Fancy yourself as a secret agent or a bodyguard then you will want these Bluetooth earbuds to match your covert activities. Introducing the Hero Bluetooth earbuds from Winnergear.   Just arrived at Coolsmartphone Towers today, the Hero ‘Smallest True Wireless Sports Earbuds’ are gorgeous little beasties and I just had …