Tag: 3D

Sony at IFA 2017

This morning I just made it to the Sony Press Conference with Peter Holden of Talk Android. Another event, another incremental series of product launches, or was there more? Read on here on Coolsmartphone.com to find the answer to this existential question… We came in as a German …

It’s Friday, here’s an advert

It’s Friday. Friday at last. Last night, whilst randomly looking for a YouTube video (and I’ll be honest, I was trying to find some Leslie Chow clips because I’m a bit bonkers), an advert appeared before the video. You know the sort, it’s one of the many YouTube …

HTC U11 – Photo special

HTC have dropped out of the limelight of late. Vodafone don’t seem to be ranging any of their handsets and Three are all out of stock of the HTC 10. Whilst playing with their U Play and U Ultra it occured to me that both handsets had pretty …

MWC – The Doogee Y6 Max 3D Photo Special

As I mentioned earlier today, I’ve borrowed the Doogee Y6 Max 3D. It is, and let’s not lie to you here, a bit big. The dimensions are 89mm wide, 171.3mm tall and it’s 8.95mm thick, weighing in at 250g. Powered by a MediaTek Octacore MTK 6750T CPU, it …

Mobile games are poised to get console-like graphics

Checking Facebook, Twitter and your email. It’s something we all do on our mobiles and it’s something that smartphones will do with ease. However, it’s only the tip of the iceberg and, whether it be due to not knowing or not wanting to deplete our all-important batteries, the …

VR Headsets are OK, but… this. This is better.

As an author on the site you find yourself chasing your tale quite a bit. You’re writing about the latest handsets, the latest speakers, headphones, tablets and VR gadgets. However, this one just jumps off the page. VR headsets. They’re great, sure – but you need to strap …

VR – Is now the time?

Remember my Google Cardboard review? If I’m honest that headset did, eventually, fall apart. Mostly because of my bad construction. However, on a recent holiday my son went on a new type of ride which featured an Oculus Rift, as you can see above. It’s a gadget which …

Insane? Money no object? No taste? Get yourself a 3D selfie!

For a moment early this morning I honestly thought I’d dreamt this. Perhaps it was part of a drunken vision. No. Wait… it’s a real thing. Oh dear me. Where do I start with this? Well, let’s say you’ve just taken a really good selfie and you don’t …

Virtual Reality headset, in video

Back in the old days, when I used to construct this site on a daily basis using Microsoft Frontpage (yes, feel my pain), I used to make the odd mistake. Now I’m all professional and dat. It’s rare for you to find me spilling anything inkorrectly. However, sometimes …

Immerse – Virtual Reality Headset Review

I reviewed the Google Cardboard some time ago. It was £2 and is (obviously) made from cardboard. It’s a virtual reality headset which uses your phone as the screen. This one, which isn’t made of cardboard but has a similar design, is £29.95. You buy this, slap your …

Google Maps now introduces 3D Cardboard-friendly Street View

Remember my Cardboard Review? This low-cost VR headset is easy to construct and a proper fun gadget. Just drop your phone in the front, run the Google Cardboard app and off your go. You’re in a world of virtual reality and it’s not massively expensive, plus if you …

A screen cover to convert your display to 3D without glasses

Getting 3D on your phone usually means either buying a totally new 3D handset or using some sort of glasses that make you look insane. This, though, kills two birds with one stone. Firstly, it’s a great screen protector for your iPhone, and secondly it’ll make your screen …

Take a stroll around Leicester as it was in 210 AD

I’m getting to know you quite well dear reader. I’m thinking that you’re the sort of person who’d love to take a 3D interactive journey through a virtual reconstruction of Roman Leicester. I’m right aren’t I? Oh yes. Well, your luck is in my friend. De Montfort University …

Was I too quick? Is virtual reality actually the next big thing?

Just yesterday I asked whether mobile phones had stopped evolving. With an endless tirade of slab-style phones I really couldn’t see what could happen next. Where could phones go from here? Well, a lot of you are interested in wearable tech. A watch that you can speak into …

Portable 3D screen on the cheap – vrAse

Right. That’s it. I’ve pretty much had it with these Kickstarter projects. Is it me or is each one getting slightly more bizarre and dangerously close to “quack, quack, look I’m a duck” crazy? That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the promotional images below for …

Create your own Lumia 820 …. shell

Just a few short days ago Nokia added the instructions on how to print your very own Lumia 820 case. All you needed was a very expensive 3D printer and the “3D printing Development Kit” that was posted here. Now the people at MakerBot have taken the files …

3D and Offline coming to Google Maps

Google held an event today to announce new features coming to their Google Maps service, 3D and Offline. The process of saving offline maps was demoed and it looks quite simple. The user selects “Make available offline” from the menu, selects the area needed and it downloads to …

LG Optimus 3D, now less than £300

The 3D-equipped LG phones have started drinking those special “diet milkshakes” in the past year, but that does at least mean that the original one we reviewed is now dipping down in price. It’s less than £300 and for that you get an unlocked LG Optimus 3D with …