Author: Peter Jones

Huawei Live Event – Today

Our man Garry is on his way to cover the Huawei Live event for us today, but in the meantime at 1 pm today there will be a live stream direct from the event.

Ransomware for your mobile – Yeah! – Oh Wait!

ESET researchers have recently revealed a new string of ransomware for Android based mobiles called Double Locker (Android/DoubleLocker.A) which manipulates Android accessibility services to completely locked down your phone. According to ESET the malware doesn’t harvest your sensitive information and forward them on to the criminal underground but it is a …

Avanca introduce the True Wireless Minim Earbuds

Avanca is a Dutch manufacturer of a wide range of earbud systems and they have announced today the UK launch of the True Wireless Minim Earbuds which cost a very reasonable £89. The earbuds use CSR Bluetooth 4.2 which is part of the design to drive better sound …

Introducing the Freefly FF3

Last year, we managed to get hold the Freefly VR headset from the Gadget Show. Well, those lovely people at Proteus VR have announced the next headset called Freefly FF3 which is a hybrid mix between augmented reality and virtual reality in one device. Mixed Reality is expected …

nCube – Making your Smart Home, Simple!

The nCube hub, is a very simple looking hub which can help control all your smart devices in your home including heating, lighting, security, entertainment and other smart devices into just one App using ZWave, Wi-Fi, LAN and Bluetooth communication. It also fully compatible with Alexa, but no …

AmpliFi – The unboxing

Well, I don’t normally get excited about wireless extension system, but there was something cool and futuristic about AmpliFi that certainly caught our interest at Coolsmartphone Towers. We covered the unit’s release not so long ago, and now we have one to review. The box was huge and …

Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad

Belkin continues to embrace the iPhone moves towards wireless charging with the BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad, which will support the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (probably other products that were not included in the press release!). “Customers around the world love iPhone and we believe wireless …

Charge Rockstar for all your charging iPhone needs

Got a shiny new iPhone? Still missing your 3.5mm connector? You want to charge the phone and listen to music through a 3.5mm jack? Well, you are in luck dear reader! Belkin has launched the Charge Rockstar, the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone …

Belkin Active Pro Bag

Back in July, Belkin launched three new BAGS! Yes, I know I said bags, but bags for hardware are usually horrible, nasty, very corporate things. Quite often the traditional hardware bag makes you a target to nasty folk too. Anyway, Belkin launched the Classic Pro, Active Pro and Messenger …

Lindy NC-60 Review

Recently we told you about the Lindy NC-60 Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling technology. They have at last dropped through the Coolsmartphone Towers mailbox. What arrived was a nice glossy black box displaying the NC-60 in all their glory in a nice tight wrapper. Just like Christmas, the …

Snapper – Simple, Fun and Useful

Not everything we test at Coolsmartphone Towers is highly technical but last week “Snapper” landed through my letter box for review. At first, it looked a little novelty, but how wrong was I? The packet comes with some instructions, alcohol wipe and the Snapper. Its purpose, to prop …

Lindy noise cancelling NC-60 Headphones

LINDY Electronics have announced the NC-60 Noise Cancelling headphones in line with their wired equivalent of the BNX-60. The NC-60 headphones feature a 1.5m audio cable terminated with a 3.5mm stereo jack plug. They are powered by x 2 AAA batteries allowing up to 72 hours of noise-cancelling operation at …

Grab a Bargain! Chromecast and O2 deals!

We do love a good deal at Coolsmartphone Towers and sometimes they come around like buses. First up comes through the money saving platform, Quidco. Save £15 per month with O2’s latest sim only deal which is 15GB for £20 per month, reduced from £35. You have to make …

300 Android Apps removed from Google Play

On the 17th August this year, a number of researchers including from Google, Akamai, CloudFlare, Flashpoint and RiskIQ uncovered a botnet called WireX which has been found to be contributing towards DDoS (Distributed Denial of Service) attacks. The interesting element of this discovery comes from the botnet being …

1MORE H1707 Headphone – Review

We have been waiting for the 1MORE H1707 Headphones at Coolsmartphone Towers with quite a lot of excitement since we covered their launch this summer. The first impression was again very impressive and premium in looks, which we have come to expect since we review the 1MORE earbuds. …

Fancy owning shares in Pump Audio?

If you cast your minds back to last year’s Gadget Show, we review Pump Audio’s V2 earbuds and even gave a pair away to a lucky reader. One year on, they are still my personal go to ear buds for the quality and the bass but not for the …

1More Triple Driver Earbuds – The Review

Not that long ago we told you about a company called 1More, the Chinese competition to Beat. The released the 1More Triple Driver Earbuds to the UK recently and kindly sent a set to Coolsmartphone Towers for review. Unfortunately, everyone has had some sort of cold or illness which …

Samsung Note 8 out mid-September rumour

After the PR disaster that was the Samsung Note 7 and the exploding batteries, Samsung has had some tough choices to make. It is rumoured that the US will see the new Note 8 released on the 24th August, which is a day after official release. Hopefully the …

LG V30 pushes smartphone cameras

LG announced today that their upcoming LG V30 will incorporate an F1.6 aperture camera and glass lens in the dual camera specification. The new specification means that the lens is larger and clearer, which means the cameras can let in 25% more light than a traditional smartphone camera lens. …

AmpliFi HD Mesh Wi-Fi Products Launch in the United Kingdom

Ubiquiti Labs have announced that their AmpliFi HD Mesh Wi-Fi products are now available in the UK, the price ranges from £132.49 to £359.99 depending on the package. The central routing device camouflages an advanced antenna design features a glowing base LED and a smart LCD display, making it …