Author: Leigh Geary

iD Mobile Black Tag – Best deals

This is an MVNO sitting on the Three network and, like many others, they’ve got their Black Friday deals available. Here they’re called “Black Tag” and you can get a range of phones at reduced prices – up to £330 off the Samsung Galaxy S9, and the same …

Home broadband speeds predicted to double thanks to 5G

Research firm Ovum has today revealed that 5G has the potential to bridge the gaps left by more traditional fixed-line broadband across the UK. Currently, although those in cities and built-up areas are blessed with quick internet connections, those in more remote areas can struggle unless they pay …

3Doodler Create+ 3D Pen Set – Review

I got this for review a while back and, well, I’ve got to admit that my son has been using this quite a bit and I totally forgot to review the thing. It’s a really cool gadget for Christmas and actually doesn’t involve a screen or any messing …

EE Black Friday Deals on the way

I know, I know, it’s not quite Black Friday just yet, but EE have let us know what you should expect from them, plus they’ve rolled out some deals already. The deals will include savings of up to £160 on pay monthly plans for devices from Apple, Samsung …

Research reveals our tech-addicted kids

If you’ve got children then you’ll probably be having the same tech battle as many other parents up and down the land. You’ve no doubt remembered how you used to play outside as a child but now, in 2018, kids find the lure of a gadget, a TV, …

Gearbest prep their Black Friday Deals

For those who aren’t aware, GearBest tends to be the place to go if you want to import a phone or get some clever gadgetry on a budget. Right now they’re cranking up the hype for their offers over the Black Friday season, with deals starting on phones …

Get noticed when deploying an app with a professional logo

If you’re developing an app, it’s already hard enough to be noticed. There’s millions of apps on the Android and iPhone market and probably many hundreds in the category that you’re aiming to be part of. First, you need a good app – one that does the job …

Black Friday – Save a little bit more!

As you probably all know by now, the Black Friday madness has properly kicked off. There are endless deals out there and we’re doing our best here at Coolsmartphone to bring you the hottest and the freshest offers. However, if you’re really clever, you can get even more …

Tribit X-Boom Speaker – Review

Small Bluetooth speaker. Situation normal then. As I always start these reviews, the Bluetooth speakers tend to slot into to different categories. First, there’s the diddy small speakers, like this one, that don’t have a great deal of bass and tend to be OK for the odd bit …

Deal – Samsung 64GB microSD card – Dirt cheap

OK. It’s crazy spending time now. Black Tag, Black Friday, whatever you want to call it. If your phone had a microSD slot, check this MyMemory deal on a Samsung 64GB Evo Plus card. It comes with an adapter and is a Class10 UHS-I U3 100MB/s device, so …

Black Friday – Galaxy S9 and OnePlus 6T

At some point soon we’ll the Black Friday shopping frenzy. Traditionally it was just for one day but now seems to have evolved into almost a month of craziness. The boys and girls at Mobiles.co.uk are chipping in too, with deals on the Samsung Galaxy S9 and OnePlus …

Launched – The HonorMagic2 and Honor Watch

Remember the Honor Magic from 2016? We loved the thing and stumbled across it in Barcelona. It had a stand-out design which made it so much different to all the other slab-style phones that are available on the market. Trouble was, unless you imported it, you couldn’t really …

3 Signs to look for if you think your phone is being hacked

Is your phone running a bit “funny” then listen up, because just recently I helped out a friend who had an iPhone that was acting up, and we quickly found that it’s not just Android handsets that can be infected. Hacking has been a problem for long from …

Stick your finger in and hold on tight

If you’re looking for a different way to keep hold of your phone, try this new GrabTab gadget. It’s billed as a “Grip Assist Accessory” and means that you stand less chance of dropping your phone. It’s an expensive loop which acts as a secure holding device plus …

EE to enable sixteen 5G sites next year

Blimey. We’ve got to keep up with this one. It only seems a few minutes since EE announced that nine 5G sites, but in 2019 they’re hoping to have coverage in the busiest parts of 16 cities. London, Edinburgh, Birmingham, Manchester, Cardiff and Belfast will be in “phase …

Your smartphone can now warm you up

What’s that you say? a new knitted wearable tech that heats up? That’ll keep you warm for up to 8 hours? That you can control with your smartphone? Well, sign me up for that baby. This one has just been launched on Kickstarter and is called SKIINCore. It’s a self-heating and wire-free …

iPhone X – Get one for £699

I’ve just done a bit of research (which basically means I Googled it) and Black Friday isn’t until November 23rd. Pffff.. that’s ages away, but it’s not stopped wowcher getting in touch about this particular deal. To make things even more confusing it actually only lasts for about …

Smartphone Coasters for Christmas

They might call them coasters, I’d rather call them phone stands. Perhaps phone seats. Smartphone slippers even?! Either way, if you’re looking for a fun gift for your staff, these might be just the thing. They’re created in the USA but you can get fairly cheap international shipping. …

Xiaomi Band 3 – First impressions

So we had an overview of the Mi 8, the Mi 8 Pro, the Redmi 6A and the Band 3 yesterday, but today I wanted to give you a closer look at the fitness band. This will be given out for free when you buy a Xiaomi handset …