Xiaomi Product Launch – Watch Live

We’re now becoming familiar with virtual launches. There’s a lot less travelling for us, but it means you guys get to see everything at the very same time as us. Today it’s the turn of Xiaomi, or “Mi” as you may also know them. We’re not expecting any …

The new Vodafone Smart GPS Tracker – Curve

This is a little tracker doo-hickey that you pop into or onto your valuables. It’s just £20 from Vodafone to buy, then you pay £2 per month to keep it working. Called “Curve” it’s part of a range of Vodafone smart tech products and will track your stuff …

Working from home still? Get the sounds of the office

Sitting at home can be a solitary affair. The enforced coronavirus lockdown has led to many working from home and many companies have no plans for that to change any time soon. Many previously saw home working as an ideal solution to the stresses and strains of commuting, …

The real Huawei. Behind the scenes of their massive Chinese HQ.

The UK have been bullied and pushed into removing Huawei kit from mobile and data networks. Some call it a deeply political decision, with an American trade deal up for grabs and a massively successful Chinese company holding the number two spot in smartphone sales. The big U-turn …

Comparing mobile phone insurance. Get it right!

It’s got to the point where I now have the cheapest mobile deal in the house. My wife, however, is spending nearly £58 per month on her two-year contract. It’s a crazy amount for a Galaxy S9, however there’s a few “additions” to the package she’s got. The …

Huawei places warnings about the lack of Google Play

Thinking of getting yourself the brilliant Huawei P40 Pro, the Huawei P40, the Honor 9A or the Honor 9X Pro ? They’re all brilliant (have a nose at our Honor 9X Pro review here), but they all lack the Google Mobile Services. No YouTube app, no Google Maps …

OnePlus Buds. More info and a sneaky look.

Those new OnePlus Buds are on the way and today we get a bit more information courtesy of Pete Lau himself. Along with a sneak peek of the Buds, there’s also a few more details too. Performance at a “reasonable price” is promised, along with a super-comfortable design …

Brexit. The roaming nightmare could return.

Britain is now spending billions on Brexit. Those in charge and the British elite have now been given free reign – without EU oversight – to dodge tax regulations and to force businesses into spending £13 billion every year to continue trading with the EU. Those costs, of …

No new Huawei mobile kit after December 31st. All gone by 2027

In a move that is likely going to cost UK mobile networks (and therefore, their customers) billions, the UK government has today announced that mobile providers will be banned from buying any new Huawei 5G equipment after the end of this year. This will delay the rollout of …

Superdrug Mobile Unlimited data deal

One virtual network you may not have considered (or possibly heard of) is Superdrug mobile. They use the Three network and, right now, you can get a completed unlimited amount of data, texts and calls for £20 per month. The deal is contract free and there’s no data …

Zeus looks get into UK electric scooter trials

These guys created the world’s first three-wheeled, dockless e-scooter are now eyeing up the UK market following the start of trials for electric scooters in the UK. The company want to be part of the micro mobility shared public transport solution and have been invited to be part …

OnePlus Buds on the way

No wires and, we assume – something to compete against the Apple AirPods here. OnePlus tell us that we can.. See our first truly wireless earphones July 21 We’re going to see these launched at the same time as the OnePlus Nord – July 21st. The company are …

EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds – Review

Available for £54.99 as I type, these have a number of attractive benefits. First, the play time is long – some 7 hours before you even consider putting them into the supplied case, which adds another 28 hours of playtime. Also worth noting is that the case, which …

Best Twitter video downloading apps

Despite the sometimes questionable tweets, I do enjoy using Twitter. You get to see breaking and first-hand news, plus the varying points of view from around the world. I’ve been on Twitter for years now, and it’s sometimes been my “safe zone” from the Facebook madness. Not only …

5G Conspiracy Friday

I’ve spoken many times about 5G here in the UK. The conspiracy theories surrounding the safety and health of 5G technology really kicked into high gear as we all went into a prolonged coronavirus lockdown. People spent more time inside browsing the web and getting sucked into Facebook …

More crazy SIM-only offers!

Right! More deals. More offers, but you have to be proper quick on this because they all end in just a couple of days from now. First, these offers are all with Three and you need to join Topcashback to get the cashback, but that’s free and it …

Special Coolsmartphone SIM-only deal!

OK, so this offer is normally £10 on the iD Mobile website. For that you’ll get a SIM-only deal delivering a massive 10GB of monthly data plus unlimited texts and calls. However, here at Coolsmartphone we’ve had a chat with the nice people at iD Mobile and they’ve …