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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 …

“Alexa, is my door locked?”

All is quiet, nothing is stirring, not even a mouse and you shout “Alexa, is my door locked?”. No this isn’t the beginning of a weird Internet of Things horror movie but the introduction to Yale’s Keyfree Connected and Keyless Connected Smart Locks in conjunction with Samsung’s SmartThings. To …

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 …

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 …

Brainwavz launch dual balanced armature B200 earbuds

The race for high-quality earphones to use with your favourite media player is hotting up this summer already with numerous releases from brands you may not have heard of. The key factors are no longer how the look but how they deliver that rich sound from your MP3s …

1MORE release a new Triple Driver Earbud system

1MORE has been described as China’s equivalent to Beats, which is a big claim but we are always happy to try out new earbuds to go with our mobile phones here at Coolsmartphone HQ. The new earbuds work on a triple driver system which is split into two balanced armatures …

Marcher – Malware Alert

Malware on Android is becoming more popular every month due to the complex nature of the Android vendor model with some many variants, unlike Apple. Marcher is a trojan that is designed to steal your financial details by masquerading as an Adobe Flash update. How the malware is …

OnePlus 5 – Thoughts from others.

As the live event happens and we start to turn our attention to the new, shiny Oppo OnePlus 4 5 and we begin to longing to get hold of one to review for you lovely readers. Until we do manage to get our hands on one. Here are some video …

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, …