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Elretron wants you take you back in time

Pah, modern technology. Who needs that eh? The guys at Elretron want you to take a journey back to the age of typewriters, when we had mechanical keyboards that went “Clack, Clack, Clack”. They’re just about to put their idea on Kickstarter and pricing is said to be …

My phone is now held together with sticky tape

I like to think that I’m quite careful with my phone. I have an LG G5 at the moment and, although it’s perhaps not as nice to look at as some smartphones, I still prefer it to be case-free. Until yesterday I was quite proud of the fact …

Want to charge your phone? Just look in the mirror

Usual introduction to this. You know the story. Smartphone batteries aren’t great. We don’t want fat batteries, but at the same time we don’t want to be running back to a power point to juice the thing up every few minutes. So what are you going to do? …

EasyAcc Power Bank Review

At a whopping 20,000 mAh capacity, the latest EasyAcc Power Bank is a bit of a behemoth. I’ve been using one for the last couple of weeks and must admit it does exactly what it says on the tin; it provides a whole load of power in an …

MWC – The Deconnect Gloo

No! Don’t make me leave Barcelona! It’s warm and sunny here! OK so this one isn’t a smartphone, but it is a rather cool charging unit. You can charge it up and then unscrew the bottom to reveal charging points for your devices. Inside, depending on the model, …

Hard-wearing hardware – ICZI USB-C cables – Review

The Cables It’s hard to get good cables, and it’s almost unheard of to get good, good cables. This is why I like this ICZI range of USB-A to USB-C cables. I crossed over to using the USB-C standard over a year ago now, when the Nexus 6P …

dodocool 4-Port USB Charger – Get a discount with Coolsmartphone

Yesterday we took at this dodocool wall charger. It has 4 USB outputs and you can still use the electrical socket you plug it into because it passes through an international socket. The only minor issue is that, here in the UK, it’s a bit upside down. That’s …

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:

iClever BoostSound BTS08 Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Available from Amazon US for $49.99, this definitely isn’t one of those speakers you pop into your coat pocket. Measuring in ay 25.15 x 11.18 x 13.21 cm it’s definitely got some “meat” to it, and I mean that in a good way. Up top, four touch-control keys …

Fancy a Selfie Ring ?

Christmas seems to have just flown by, and somehow we’re just days away from February. During the festive season, as part of the regular “works Christmas do”, I got to go to the Zulu Sundance party  at the NEC in Birmingham. It was definitely different, and you’re met …

Get a personalised Sky remote or phone skin, for free

OK, not quite free. You’ll have to pay postage. However, if you want a personal skin on your Sky remote control or your phone, just put FREESKIN in during the checkout process on the Wrappz website. Apple, HTC, Google, Nokia and other skins are available so you should …

SanDisk launch a super-speed 256GB microSD card

Think your microSD card is big enough? Think again. Over in Las Vegas, SanDisk have just revealed their new 256GB Ultra microSD card. It boasts transfer speeds of up to 95MB/s and you can have the additional storage it provides presented as preferred or adoptable storage on Android. …

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 …

More exploding batteries come to light

My wife currently works as a customer service assistant in a local town. While she was working last week, she could hear a commotion outside in the street. A member of the public came running into to her office, screaming for help and requesting a fire extinguisher stating …

Why is wireless charging not more popular?

Our smartphones are like our own personal assistants. They help remind us of the things we usually forget. They help us record beautiful memories we experience every single day. And of course, they help us get in touch and stay connected with our loved ones. Your smartphone helps …

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 …

OneAdaptr FlipDuo & FlipPower Review

Traveling with bulky power adaptors and chargers is a complete nightmare. Each company wants to use it’s own connection, Micro USB, Mini USB, Lighting Adaptor etc etc. The only thing that seems to follow any form is the fact they all require a USB plug. In the UK …