Tag: accessory

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 …

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 …

Charging all your iPhone and iPads .. tidily.

If you’ve got a few gadgets of the iOS variety, “charging time” can be messy process. Cables everywhere and devices stacked on top of each other. This PowerDock5 Charging Station could fix that and, although it’s £79.95, it has 5 USB ports on the side and short cables …

So, you want to listen to music AND charge your iPhone 7?

I pointed it out after the announcement but, if I’m being honest, it’s not going to be a massive deal-breaker for most iPhone owners. See, I can understand to some degree because Apple give you just a single USB-C port in the MacBook Pro. It looks neat, it …

iKlips DUO+ helps expand your iPhone storage

We’ve got something similar on test at the moment, but this is the new iKlips DUO+. Coming soon, it’s basically a flash drive for your iPhone. On one end, a Lightning connector, and at the other a USB. You plug it into the bottom of your phone, transfer …

XQISIT XQ S20 Bluetooth Speaker – Review

The Bluetooth speaker market is flooded with different devices – if you don’t believe me, just do a quick search on either Amazon or eBay and it will take about a week to trawl though all the offerings. Prices range from just a couple of pounds, through to …

ZUS – A car charger with a cool addition. Reviewed.

The people at nonda got in touch with us and wanted to send us a car charger. We said yes. Then, because it was a car charger, it kinda went into our review queue and I didn’t really look at the great additional feature this thing has. Nonda …

CheoTech In Car Quick Charger – Review

Now that I am using some very shiny phones I have found that I am in need of a car charger that will keep up with the rapid discharge rate of these high-end handsets. Thankfully CheoTech have come to my rescue with the CheoTech Quickcharge car charger. So …

Review – Elivebuy External Battery

We get a lot of these. Basically, when you’re walking around or away from a mains socket or far away from that cigarette lighter in you car, you can get a boost with a portable battery like this. Yes, it’s a bit heavy and a bit clunky but …

TravelCard Plus Mobile Charger Review

Last year I was sent through the TravelCard portable charger for review. It’s a super slim battery pack designed to fit in your wallet and give your mobile device that all important boost when you need it. I loved the TravelCard charger and it sits happily in my wallet with …

Charge your phone with pure muscle power

We’ve published many reviews and have taken a look at various mobile chargers. Battery life is highly important to phone users, so you can either carry around a big battery as a mobile charger or just keep yourself near to a car or wall charger. It’s a bit …

Seek Thermal Camera – Review

Well now, this is jolly clever isn’t it? A little gadget that simply plugs into the bottom of your Android phone or iPhone handset and literally lets you see heat. You’ve probably seen something similar on a sci-fi movie like Predator. It lets you see what’s hot, and …

Rugged rukus – Solar powered Bluetooth music

A Bluetooth speaker powered by the sun? That sounds pretty cool. The makers tell us that 5 hours of sunshine will keep the battery going for 8 hours too, so when the sun goes down you can still listen to that classic Rick Astley tune. OK, at £89.99 …

Screenproof screen protector for Z2 review

There is nothing worse than a badly scratched phone, it looks horrible and reduces your resale value immensely, so having a screen protector is a great investment. I have tried Zagg Invisible Shields but I’m not a fan of the feel of the original ones, although the HD …

Xperia Z2 BookCover by Roxfit

For those of you out there who are lucky enough to have picked up a brand new Xperia Z2, well I’ve done this one just for you. Roxfit have been specialising in covers for the Xperia range for the past few years and I have tested several of …

HOYO wants to get you wet while you fondle your phone

Well that’s my New Years Resolution busted. I promised myself that I wouldn’t post another random Kickstarter project, but heck, I’ve lasted 21 days. :) First though, a bit of a back-story. Mobile World Congress kicks off next month and, in my opinion, it’s more difficult than ever …

iPhone Mixtape case, complete with 8GB storage, now available

We’ve seen funky iPad cases before. We’ve seen cases that look like cassette tapes too, but we’ve not seen an iPhone 5 / 5s case which also adds a USB stick. This one is ideal for budding DJ’s, musicians, photographers or anyone who wants to store and move …

Spigen SGP Neo Hybrid Nexus 5 Case Review

Google’s flagship handset has been with us for a while now and some quality Nexus 5 accessories made by third party manufacturers are beginning to filter through. One such accessory hoping to be added to the must have list is the Spigen SGP Neo Hybrid case and thanks …

An affordable smartwatch – the Go Watch

Hey you. Want to buy yourself a watch? Fancy getting yourself one of those clever smartwatches? How’s £109 sound? I know! Good right? This is the Go Watch. It’s actually powered by Android 4.3 and there’s a whole developer portal where apps can be published out. The 1.54″ …