Gadget Archive

Alcatel Onetouch Idol 3 5.5″ Unboxing

Time for another unboxing and it is another mid-tier champ. This time from the boys and girls at Alcatel. Wait did I just say Alcatel? Surely they don’t have anything that I as a Coolsmartphone reader would be interested in? Well let me show you what we

Meizu MX4 Ubuntu Edition – Unboxing

It feels like it’s taken a long time to get to this place, but finally I have a Meizu MX4. I was very impressed with this when I first had a hands on with it at MWC earlier this year. Since then I have had more of a

Remix Mini breaks $1million mark

Some good news for those of you who backed the Remix Mini. It has now achieved more than $1million and as a result two cool things have happened. The early bird $40 tier for the 2gb ram 16GB storage version has been reopened. In addition to that

Nokia N1 coming to the UK and Ireland

Hands up who remembers Nokia? Good, a few virtual hands were seen there. For those of you who are itching for some Nokia goodies, your wait is nearly over. The N1 will actually be available to buy here in the UK very soon. I had a good

Skyscanner Flights – A real world test

What with the delightful weather we are having here in the UK, you may not have noticed that it is, in fact… summer. Do you feel that you need to get a bit of sun on your bones, or you fancy whisking your loved one away on

OnePlus 2 now official

Late last night in China there was a phone announcement. 3AM to be exact. Luckily we had pizza and an internet connection, so here’s what you may have missed from the wee small hours… The OnePlus 2 (notice the number, instead of a word?) is upon us and

BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Edition – Review

For the last few weeks I have been using an unusual phone. It’s this, the BQ Aquarius E5 Ubuntu Edtion. Now, I wouldn’t be surprised at all if you weren’t aware of this device as it’s not a widely known manufacturer in the UK. Add to that the

Pebble Time gets new update

For those of us who are sporting Pebble’s latest E-ink wonder, Thursday morning heralded a little surprise. Pebble’s app for Android prompted me to download and install a new update for my watch. Here is what Pebble have to say about the new software… Today’s update makes vibration

Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 now available in Silver

About a week ago Leigh reviewed the Vodafone Smart Ultra 6 and was extremely impressed with it. Well we have just had news that it is now available in silver as well. Huzzah!!! I have had a chance to see one of these today and I have

Remix Mini launches on Kickstarter UPADATE

This is the one Kickstarter that in my humble opinion you cannot afford to miss. Do you fancy a PC for $20 with $20 for  shipping(£25.60 on todays exchange rate)? Interest piqued well I though it might be. There are of course some caveats to this. Numerou

Sandisk Wireless Flash Drive – Review

    I have been looking for a way to a carry more media on my trips without having to overload the storage of my devices. There have been various ways of doing this around for a while, including the standard-for-Android solution of USB On the Go.

BQ Aquarius E5 – Unboxing

I’m going to start with a brief bit of background. Those of you who visit the site regularly will be aware that I have had the chance to test the BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition. I was using the phone for a short time and something with

Xperia Z4 Tablet – Unboxing

Another year has gone by and another Sony Tablet has arrived on our desk at Coolsmartphone towers. Today I have the real pleasure of unboxing the new Xperia Z4 Tablet. We first saw this stunning device at MWC, which we covered live. It was here that we

Jide Remix Mini PC coming soon to Kickstarter

Just when you thought that I couldn’t talk about Jide Technology any more, this little gem appears. Remix OS is an adaptable OS that can be used on a variety of platforms, with one example being a Mini PC. This is a very active market right now

Xperia Z4 Tablet missing USB OTG support – UPDATE

News is starting to trickle in that the new Xperia Z4 Tablet is missing a very important productivity tool. It seems like Sony have made the omission of USB OTG support. It also seems to be that this is the case on the M4 Aqua and the

A touchless smartwatch… it’s happening

Deus Ex Technology have had a good week. They launched their project on Kickstarter on the 18th and within 6 days they have achieved their goal of $100k. Awesome. But why should I care? If you own a smartwatch then this will be very interesting. They have

Meizu unveil MX4 Pro Ubuntu Edition

Today Meizu are unveiling the brand new Meizu MX4 Pro Ubuntu edition. No those eagle eyed readers will no doubt be thinking this isn’t new and you would be in part correct. The reason that you are is that this is the European launch. The phone has

Remix Ultra Tablet – Review

I have now had this tablet for a few weeks now and I was holding back on the review until a few software updates had been delivered. Since I did the unboxing video back in April it has been a very busy time for the Remix as

BQ Aquarius E4.5 Ubuntu Edition – Unboxing

I mentioned a few days ago that I was going to be playing with the Ubuntu Phones. Now after a small wait I have the first of these phones in for review. it will be an interesting journey and one that I hope you join me on