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PR Photoshoot OVERLOAD. Bluetooth JBL Pulse 3 speakers with LIGHTS

You can imagine the conversation can’t you? HARMAN must’ve called the PR guys and said, “Hey, we’ve made these great new Pulse 3 speakers. They’re £199.99 from Currys and JBL.com. These are really powerful and have a cool LED light show on the top section. Can you do …

Polk BOOM Swimmer Duo Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Going for a bike ride? Taking a shower? A bath? Perhaps you’re on a boat or you’re taking a holiday? Want some music for your travels? Well, check this new speaker out from Polk Audio. It’s the Swimmer Duo speaker and, although it’ll work fine on it’s own, …

MWC – E&L Mobile push to make a name for themselves

Don’t worry, I’d never heard of them before either. They’re actually a company called Shenzhen Kenzinda Technology Co. Ltd. and they’re 10 years old in May. They have factories in India, Iran and Ethiopia along with Shenzhen City. Now, as “E&L Mobile” they’re trying hard to move out …

MWC – The Hisense Rock. Hands-on.

Powered by the very latest Android Nougat OS, I was quite surprised by the Hisense kit here at Mobile World Congress. Older handsets we’ve received had questionable build quality, but there’s definitely been an improvement of late and this tough smartphone doesn’t look overly “blocky” in appearance – …

HTC 10 evo announced

A brand new waterproof phone without a 3.5mm headset? No, it’s not that one. This is a new handset from HTC, although I should call it new-ish because it has already been on sale in the USA as the HTC Bolt exclusively on Sprint. The phone arrives with …

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge – Further details and photos

Usually the Samsung leaks are kept to a minimum ahead of Mobile World Congress, but with marketing material hitting stores, we’re getting a deluge of data on the two new Galaxy devices. As we mentioned recently, the IP68 dust and water protection has returned and will be available …

Motorola Moto G 3rd gen – Review

It has been just less than a couple of years since Motorola launched the original Moto G, and now the third iteration of Motorola’s successful device is with us. I recently live-blogged the announcement event for the 3rd generation Moto G, the Moto X Play and Moto X …

I’m raving, I’m bathing.

If you want some tunes in a nice relaxing bath or you want to swim around to your favourite tracks, this floating Bluetooth speaker is just your thing. It costs £24.95 from Prezzybox and supplies 4 hours of music. The floater works with any Bluetooth device and will …

Inateck IPX8 Waterproof Pouch review

Ahhhh, the British summer is here! What does this mean? Day trips to the beach, ice cream and loads and loads of photos. But, if you want to take your beloved smartphone with you, you’ll need some form of protection. Not from the sun, no, but from the …

Going on holiday? Don’t forget to use protection

Some months ago I wrote up a review of this TouchAbility waterproof case. If I remember correctly I splashed it with water, got the hose-pipe on it and gave it some positive feedback. However, it’s rare that reviewers get enough time to do a full-on test. Say, for …

Sony announce the M2 aqua

Sony today have announced a new phone the M2 Aqua. No, this isn’t just a different colour version of the M2, but rather a waterproof version of the mid-range M2 handset.   Spec wise the new M2 Aqua is the same as the M2, a decent mid-range handset …

Waterproof headphones ODOYO that really are waterproof

I know what you need. Waterproof earphones, that’s what you need. I’ve lost count of the times that my in-ear buds have got wet and broken… …errr… OK so that’s never happened, but if you’ve hankering for a pair, these ODOYO EP900i earphones are available for £25 from …

The Samsung Galaxy S5 Active seems to have made an appearance

Benchmarking programs are quite handy for people like me and also for manufacturers, allowing you to see how a device compares to other devices. Although sometimes people do make the mistake of being connected to the Internet and accidentally uploading the device details. Which for a non announced …

The Cat B15 gets some SERIOUS abuse

Cat (who, incidentally, have a rather massive presence about 2 miles from here), asked me to “properly test” their Cat B15 smartphone I decided to put it through what I thought was the ultimate test. I gave it to my son and, after explaining that it was a …

Splash ! Ahhaaa! It’s a Bluetooth speaker

Whilst that was quite possibly the worst title for a review I could’ve come up with, the product itself is much better. First up, let’s have a look at the key selling points on this Bluetooth Splash Speaker. It’s available from Gizoo for £34.95 and, as the name …

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 …

TouchAbility Waterproof Cases – Reviewed

We’ve already reviewed their gloves and now we’ve got the TouchAbility waterproof cases. These will let you protect your phone from the elements while you tweet live from the pool. The first is a soft-plastic “bag case” which costs £7.99 and I’ve got to point something out.. ..you’ve …

Dirty, topless, exposed and wet? Don’t worry, you’re safe

Coorrr… Topless and exposed. Yes, it’s a phone case. This one is from a company called Dog and Bone cases, and it’s apparently a world-first topless waterproof rugged mobile phone case with an exposed touch screen. There’s even a patent pending on the waterproof technology that basically uses …

My time with the Sony Xperia Z

The Sony Xperia Z, to the masses it has been eclipsed by the HTC One and the Samsung Galaxy S4, to me it is the next logical step in my hunt to find my ideal “next generation” device. By next generation I mean compared to my Galaxy Note …