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Rejoice! It is World Record Day!

No, this isn’t a post about folk building the highest tower using Nokia 3310 handsets or how many phones they can throw at a cat. In fact, this is a day where we celebrate vinyl records. Yes, a little odd for a website dedicated to mobile phones! Well, …

Trouble at LeEco?

The Chinese brand, LeEco, are reported to be suffering some issues according to Bloomberg. They have tried to hit the US market hard with smartphones, TVs and even autonomous car development with Faraday Future. Check out the video below if you don’t know who Faraday Future are, the video …

Samsung S7 Upgrade to Android 7 available – ish

Our friends over the water are getting their Samsung S7 handsets upgraded to Nougat 7 finally but only if you are on T-Mobile in the US. Sadly, we still have to wait in the UK due to no longer having T-Mobile as an operator in the UK. Since …

Google Assistant “Can I Help You?” – Apparently Not

For less than 24 hours, the new shiny Google Assistant was available on non-Pixel handsets running Android Nougat or 7.0 in old money. If you don’t know what the new Google Assistant is, well it is the new version of the service we have got used to on …

Urbanista Seattle – Mark II

Last year we reviewed the sleek design of the Seattle range of headphones from Urbanista. End of November, Urbanista announced a wireless version of the Seattle headphones. Here is a video to see what we thought:

Gamevice – Making gaming on iPads fun!

Back in March at the Gadget Show Live event, I got to meet the Gamevice team where they introduced me to their Gamevice Live adapter for the iPad. At the time, they didn’t have an adapter for the iPad Air until the past couple of months. The adapter …

Wireless Urbanista Seattles!

Every now and again, a press release will be sent to Coolsmartphone Towers and we will all cheer! Well, today I was the one cheering with the launch of Wireless versions of the Seattle on-ear headphones from Urbanista. We covered the wired version earlier this year, and they …

Urbanista Berlin – Review

You may recall a recent article about the latest earphones by Urbanista, called Berlin. Well, I managed to get my hands on a set for review! Watch the video to see what I thought of them! You may recall a recent article about the latest earphones by Urbanista, …

flic – smartest buttons in the hands of Pete!

Recently we heard about the world of smart buttons, in particular, “flic” which have a number of purchasable buttons to make your life easier. I got my hands on the buttons, and had some fun! Recently we heard about the world of smart buttons, in particular, "flic" which …

Urbanista launch Wireless Earphones range – Berlin

Urbanista, the very popular Swedish brand here at Coolsmartphone towers are at it again. Their latest series which was launched in October called the Berlin, is coming to Coolsmartphone for video review. In the meantime, they are available in white, black, rose gold and blue petroleum, the Berlin …

flic – The Smart Button

Who needs a fancy home gadget with flashy lights when some folk like the simplicity of a button! Not any old button, but a smart button! Let me introduce you to flic, the world’s smartest portable button which can connect to pretty much anything in a smart connected …

Even these would make Clark Kent look cool – Vue Smart Glasses

Hurrah! Not a Cyber Monday / Black Friday / Super Sale post! Instead, a Kickstarter project which I recently stumbled across. Real smart glasses! Not weird looking Google Glass ones, but practical glasses with built-in benefits. The glasses case is even a wireless charging unit! These glasses can …

360 Deals with Samsung

Samsung has joined in the Black Friday goodness with their recent mailshot. The Samsung Gear 360 has a whopping £100 off! Capture life in 360° with the breath-taking Gear 360, all yours for loads less. This dust and splash resistant compact camera is the perfect companion for any …

EE Black Friday Teasers

EE announced today their intentions for Black “Friday” which apparently runs from Wednesday to Monday in their eyes! Pay Monthly Mobile Deals EE will offer a range of deals including a £149.99 saving on either the Apple iPhone 6s, Samsung Galaxy S6 or Huawei P9 handsets on pay monthly …

Grow your own cute garden on your smartphone

VaragtP Studios have today launched a cute garden game called Planetera. The purpose of the game is to create your own virtual garden with cute creatures of various shapes and sizes called helpers. Even cute games have villains called evil critters, not the most menacing name! Game Features: Plantera …

Deals coming in already!

Black Friday apparently started weeks ago! Somehow I think some vendors have forgotten the Friday element. Anyway, I am not complaining! Deals we have seen so far: Google Chromecast Audio £15 @ Currys www.wbca.st/JZCKvw Sony Smartwatch 3 Classic now £69.99 @ Currys www.wbca.st/lJkX1w SIM Free LG G5 Smartphone …

Smartphone + Music Festival = Festival Fuel

It seems that the days of picking up a cheap phone for a festival are long gone. It is a regular site to see folk using portable phone chargers now, to prolong the smartphone goodness and for the selfies with your mates when the headliners are on. You …

Get your phone in the Christmas spirit!

FLAVR are back with a new range of designer Christmas ugly jumper style cases, today they launched their brand new festive range of comedy Christmas jumper themed phones cases for iPhone 5/5SE, 6/6S, 7, 7 Plus and Galaxy 7 and 7 Edge. The new cases are available from …

100 minutes to call other countries for free!

RIPTec announced today a new service called RIPDialer, which has been developed to allow users to continue making personal calls via their SIM card and work-related calls. The system distinguishes between personal and business contacts making calls across the correct network using the right number. To reason, instead …

Rainbow Wrap Earbuds – Review

Well, these earbuds are certainly the most colourful earbuds I have tested so far. Leigh had another version earlier in Summer to play with. The new Rainbow edition is a limited edition of the Wraps series of earbuds. The Rainbow edition will match the specifications of the current …