Tag: Amazon

Amazon drops new toys into the Alexa playroom

The Amazon Alexa offering got an added bonus yesterday. The Amazon Echo, Echo Plus, Echo Show, Fire TV and Fire HD 10 will all be arriving here in the UK on, of course, Amazon UK. There’s a new version of the Amazon Echo, which will be £89.99, and …

Buy a WileyFox and get a free Amazon Echo Dot!

Here at Coolsmartphone Towers we always like a bargain, and we also love supporting the underdog. Which is why this deal seems to appeal to all my senses, especially after the shock of the iPhone X pricing! Small upstart brand WileyFox have been bashing out smartphones for the …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 212 Later Than Ever

We apologise for the delay in the release of this episode of the Coolsmartphone Podcast. The Podcast Editing Elves responsible for this are punishing themselves as we type. As well as the live recording, from July 13th 2017, you can now download the episode in your podcast client …

Alexa, can you be my new squeeze?

If you’re used to talking to someone called “Alexa” in your kitchen, then you might also be talking to her on the move too. A new update for HTC U11 owners, provided you’ve got the latest software, means that the Alexa voice assistant can now sit inside your …

Amazon Anytime messaging app rumours

I don’t know if you agree with me on this one, but do we need yet another messaging app? Well if the rumours are correct, the retail giant Amazon believes that we do. The company has reportedly been sending customers surveys relating to a new messaging service called “Anytime”. …

The Echo Look – An outfit decider

My wife can change into several different outfits before deciding in the right one. I’m usually the one who’s asked to help in this decision making, bit despite my advice she’ll change another few times anyway. However, Amazon are looking to replace me with this, the “Echo Look” …

Honor 8 Pro now available to pre-order

Our very own Matteo had some hands-on time with the Honor 8 Pro and he was so impressed that he ended up ordering one for himself. That’s saying something. So now, following all the specs and details plus our bulging gallery of Honor 8 Pro pictures, we’ve got …

Huawei Mate 9 to get Alexa. Let’s test it.

Over the last few days I’ve been faffing about with the voice-controlled Amazon Echo Dot. It’s got an invisible lady inside called “Alexa” which will do your bidding. The device itself is a magical disc-shaped unit which will wake up and then answer your questions. It’ll also play …

New Year Honor 8 Deal at Amazon.co.uk

“Happy New Year Everyone!” That seems to be what Amazon.co.uk and Honor are saying to us today. With an Honor 8 Deal. In Blue. Whether you are still slightly tipsy from last night or under the weather of some seasonal bug, this is a deal you won’t want …

Boxing Day Deal: Huawei Watch

It’s Boxing Day! No one is really sure of the etymology of Boxing Day. As technology and gadgetry geeks, here at Coolsmartphone we like boxes of all shapes and sizes. Even better if said boxes contain something cool which we got a bargain on, usually ordered online from …

Seen The Grand Tour yet? Now you can, for free

Amazon have dished out a bit of a Christmas treat. The new Top Gear Grand Tour can now be watched for free! Well, the first episode at least. The critically acclaimed Clarkson, Hammond and May show is available to view here, but you have to be quite quick. …

V88 Plus TV Box – Review

Back in the “old days” we used to have photos on film. We then sent them off to get processed and we’d get them back on nice paper and we’d put them into albums. Now, we have smartphones and we have our photos stored either in a “cloud” …

Amazon completes first drone delivery.

Remember about three years ago when retail giant Amazon announced that it was going to deliver your parcels by air,  using drones? Oh how we giggled. Well, that day has just drawn a step closer.  Following a trial in Cambridge, the company has  completed the first Amazon Prime …

A foldable dual-USB charger, for a bit less

Following my post just yesterday on the OneAdaptr FLIP devices, I did receive a comment about an alternative accessory which is a lot cheaper so, in the interests of balance, here it is. This is the Sinbury dual-USB charging plug. At least, that’s what we think it’s called. …

Amazon to open a store without a checkout

Online retail giant Amazon has decided to do away with any kind of checkout process in a new store. Customers will instead show their phone when they walk in, pick up their goods and just walk off. Grabbing anything off the shelves, stuffing it in your bag and walking out. …

Amazon Echo deals on Black Friday… Friday… day…

Today is the day when people either lose their calm, get into a fight over saving £9.99 on a TV in a store, enter a spiral of misfortune and wake up in a prison cell… or they don’t. Luckily we know the Coolsmartphone.com readers to be more clever …

Black Friday … Flippin’ ‘eck

Right. We’ve just about to explode with the amount of Black Friday deals that have been dropped into our mailbox. Black Friday apparently lasts for well over a week now, but as we actually get close to the actual day we’re seeing some of the best ones. First …