Gadget Archive

Microsoft Lumia 950 and 950XL revealed

That day has come when we finally see a long overdue Microsoft Lumia flagship. Now, for those of you wanting a Surface Phone … you might as well stop reading. That is not what we have here. What we do have is two really nice looking Lumia

Symetium “super phone” going into crowdsourcing

Here is something a little different. Symetium, which is a Swedish based company, are looking to crowdfund their latest smartphone to get it market. It has been designed to remove the lines between mobile and desktop devices. This is being done by delivering desktop-class performance in a

Nexus 5X preorders at Carphone Warehouse

Whilst perusing my favourite deals site earlier today, I spied this link which will take you into the land of Keith Lemon. No seriously though, head to Carphone Warehouse and you will find that they’re taking pre-orders for the Nexus 5X. Not only that, but they are

OnePlus 2 – Review

The time has come to have a good hard look at the second outing from this underdog from the Far East. While I’m aware that these are very limited in supply and trying to get hold of one of these phones is very tricky, we at CSP

ZTE Axon Elite now available to buy…. From Ebay!

One phone I have been keen to see, and that I missed seeing at IFA this year, is the Axon Elite from ZTE. This phone has been doing very well in the US market and it is now available in the UK via their eBay store. It’s

Sony don’t want you swimming with your Z5!

This one was a bit of a shock to see, especially given their marketing campaign. The latest news out of camp Sony is that they are advising not to use the phone underwater. This is a phone which is billed as waterproof in the specs WWWWHHHHaaaa…. ?!

Apple – Special Event 9th Sept 2015 – Liveblog

That time of year is upon us again when we are going to all be talking about the latest products from Apple. Rumour has it that this will be the biggest event yet, with the venue having space for up to 7000 occupants. That’s right, seven thousand.

IFA – Asus Booth tour

Asus were at IFA, and they asked me to head over and see them to see what they had on their booth this year. I had high hopes that I would see the long awaited Asus Zenfone Zoom alongside some other products. I was not expecting to

IFA – Acer Predator gaming tablet

Acer didn’t just have phones to release at the their event during IFA, they also unveiled the Predator Gaming Tablet… This is a very unique proposition. It is a tablet that has been designed primarily for gaming. It runs Android 5.1 on an Intel Atom X7 and

IFA – Acer’s new phones

Acer had lots to talk about at IFA, so I decided to pay them a visit and get some hands on time with their new products. Now, traditionally we tend not to see that many Acer phones in the UK – with the exception of their M220

IFA – Huawei Mate S Unboxing

I have been lucky enough to have been given a brand new Mate S for review so, as is the norm, here is the unboxing. The unit I have been given is the 32GB standard version, not the premium version (apparently I am not special enough). ;) So

IFA – Tado Smart Thermostat

Here at IFA there are loads of companies pitching Smart Tech in various different forms. I was able to visit one such company this morning. They are called Tado and they are starting to become very popular in the energy-conscious society that we live in. As we

IFA – Xperia Z5 Range hands on.

I have been on the Sony booth here at IFA and have had a chance to have a play with their latest devices.  We have seen three new handsets – the Xperia Z5, Xperia Z5 Compact and the Xperia Z5 Premium. The major focus of the visit

Alcatel One Touch Idol 3 5.5 – Review

Something I have been seeing across the industry right now is an emergence of lots of low price flagship challengers. These come from various sources, with the most prominent of these being China. Now, the inherent problem with buying from China is what then happens when it

IFA – Huawei Watch officially released

This one has been waiting in the wings for a while, since MWC in fact it has popped up every now and again since but we were always missing one vital clue. The price well that has been announced. It is going to be selling for €399.00

IFA – Huawei Press conference Live Blog

The Huawei event is one of the first big press events of IFA 2015. I am sitting in the hall and waiting to see what they will announce. Rumours are pointing to a new Mate phablet and a release date for the Huawei Watch. Let show begin…

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – Review

Those of you who read the site regularly will no doubt be aware that I have had a couple of Ubuntu devices (including the Bq Aquarius E5) come through over the last few months to review. Now we have another one, and this is the daddy of them

IFA – What’s in my bag

I am sitting writing this whilst waiting for my flight to board to go out to Berlin and I thought I would update you on what kit I am going to be using to bring you coverage of the event’s over the next few days. Here is

IFA – Samsung unveil the Gear S2 and Gear S2 classic

Watches look best when they’re round. At least, that’s the way Samsung sees it. Their new Gear S2 smartwatch has been unveiled here at IFA. There’s going to be two versions, including one with 3G connectivity baked in. The specs include a 1.2” Super AMOLED 360×360 circular

Wishbone Smart Thermometer – Review

Have you got a small child? If so you will be most likely aware that they have an uncanny tendency to get ill from time to time. Now ,like any good parent, we’ve got a digital thermometer. However, like any good self respecting toddler my son despises