Category: Accessories

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 …

Need a 3.5mm audio port in that iPhone 8 Sir?

We all knew that this problem was coming the minute that the 3.5mm audio port got dropped on the iPhone 7. Of course, despite our cool Bluetooth headphones, we have to admit that battery life will always fail just when you need it. So, how about using traditional …

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 …

US cellular Apple Watch 3 won’t work in the UK

In just a couple of weeks I’m heading off Stateside for my annual hols. So, as I normally visit the Apple shop, I thought I’d pick up a bargain. I had devised, in the famous words of Baldrick, “a cunning plan”. I was to buy a new Series …

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 …

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 …

Urban Armor Gear announces cases for the LG V30

We recently had a play with the new LG V30 and, with an expensive new phone featuring an expansive display, you’re good to want to protect it. Although we’re still not overly sure whether it’s launching here in the UK (they’re telling us that “key European markets” will …

SanDisk to release a whopping 400GB SD Card.

Western Digital has announced the world’s largest capacity microSD card: the whopping 400GB SanDisk Ultra. Priced at $249.99, or £193, this new card should theoretically work with all major flagship Android devices which feature a microSD card, (although a number of manufacturers are moving to sealed storage options). …

Somfy Security Camera – Review

I have been recently sent through the Somfy indoor security camera for review. Good Points: Design. Ease of Setup. Picture Quality. Ability to digital pan and zoom Built-in in alarm. (Very loud alarm) Motion alerts. Ability to talk back to the camera. Key fob arm/disarm. Door and window …

Heelight. A remote control bulb, without Bluetooth or WiFi

So, we’ve had a few emails on this one. It’s a product called “Heelight” and is an intelligent bulb that can “hear”. It doesn’t use Bluetooth or WiFi but has 30 different modes including a “Candle” and “Rhythm Mode”. Some 16 million RGB colours are available and – …

Vaux – Amazon Echo Dot Powered Speaker – Review

Like many households here in the UK, or in fact all over the world now, we have an Amazon Echo… hey it’s the future, it’s… like talking to your house …and it answers back. Our Echo sits in our kitchen and now has replaced our radio, our kitchen …

Selfie stick? Phone cover? Combined? Boom!

You want a case, but you also want a selfie stick. What to do eh? Just how are you going to take those arty shots and simultaneously annoy everyone in the surrounding area without that selfie stick? What you need, flower, is a Stikbox. It’s a world first …

Totallee super-thin iPhone leather case – Review

The trouble with phone cases is that, for the most part, they suddenly make your sleek and sexy phone look like a lego brick. Sure, it’s a necessary evil and we know that we have to protect that precious metal from scratches and that fragile glass from breaking. …

Why do you need a camera in your car? Watch this..

The idea of having a dashcam would’ve seemed a bit weird some years ago but, with bad drivers and nearly everybody lying about everything nowadays, it’s good to get something that can’t be argued with. Thinkware have just launched their new full HD dashcam, which they call the …

Things to consider before buying a custom iPhone case

There’s no getting away with it. People love the iPhone. My mate has a completely broken iPhone 5s but he refuses to get it fixed or replace it as he’s waiting for the iPhone 8. The thing is, as soon as Apple launches that new iPhone, getting a …

When phone cases go bad

I’m going to try and explain this one as best as I can, but to be honest it’s still very, very strange indeed. An Amazon Artificial Intelligence bot, seemingly created to create additional products for a phone cases company, seems to have gone very wrong. Presumably the bot …

Hero Bluetooth earbuds from Winnergear – unboxing and initial thoughts

Fancy yourself as a secret agent or a bodyguard then you will want these Bluetooth earbuds to match your covert activities. Introducing the Hero Bluetooth earbuds from Winnergear.   Just arrived at Coolsmartphone Towers today, the Hero ‘Smallest True Wireless Sports Earbuds’ are gorgeous little beasties and I just had …

Get your ears tested and get better sound.. with some headphones

The HTC U11 I have on test right now has a very clever system which creates a specially tuned audio profile when you’re using the included headphones. By emitting white noise and then listening for feedback inside your ears, it can augment your listening experience. I’ll be honest, …