Author: Leigh Geary

Nest Black Friday Deals

Fancy an intelligent thermostat? One that will know where you are and adjust the temperature in your house accordingly? One that you can talk to via an Amazon Echo to adjust the heating? The Nest thermostat is what you need. We reviewed the thing a while ago. Since …

Hands on with the Honor 7X

Good morning you wonderful people. Now, I’m going to put some information into this article and it’s totally up to you what you do with it. OK? In a few days Honor will be launching a new phone. They’re telling us how this new phone will “Max your …

Yet more Black Friday deals

Black Friday seems to now start and end on completely different days and goes on for quite some time. But hey, if we can cut through the “not really that good” deals and find the “properly good” deals then we should be alright. Here’s the selection available from …

Amazon open-box offers could see you saving a few quid

Amazon have taken a bit of a different spin on the Black Friday deals, and are offering a 20% off their returned and open box products. Deals have just started and run until November 27th. Have a nose through these Amazon Warehouse Deals and the 20% discount will …

OK, we’ve got a better one. 6GB per month for a tenner

Just last week we found a SIM-only deal on Plusnet which gives 5GB of data for £10 per month. Now though, Virgin Mobile have gone one better with 6GB of data for £10 per month on a SIM only deal. This one runs until December 20th and Virgin …

Christmas Gift Idea – AR Blaster Gun

Yes, it’s Christmas again. Or at least, it seems to have been Christmas for a few months now. So, you probably know what you’re getting here. It’s a gun with a phone holder on top. You plop your smartphone in, start the game and work to become the …

Doro 8040 now available to ease you into the smartphone world

Give a modern smartphone to my nan and she’d probably get a little confused and annoyed with the thing. A phone, to that generation, should be a communication tool and nothing else. Having hundreds of tiny icons, pop-ups and games isn’t what is necessarily wanted. Plus, despite the …

HTC Black Friday deals

Yes, it’s the crazy time of year again and HTC have released their offers. The HTC U11, U11+, U Ultra and more are available with discounts galore. Head to htc.com and sign into the HTC Club to be part of the bargain brigade. All these are live right …

Tag your bag. Prevent a scallywag.

The V-Bag by Vodafone is, if I’m honest, actually called the Alcatel MOVETRACK. You can attach this little gadget to yourself, a loved one, a bag, a suitcase, a car, a piece of equipment, whatever you fancy really. Clip it on or put it inside your bag and, …

OK. The world has gone mad.

Ever heard the phrase, “More money than sense”? Well, that definitely applies here. See, if you have stacks of cash you can get these Bulldog design Bluetooth speaker. The red or black AeroBull XS1 starts at £499 from Selfridges. That’s £499 for a Bluetooth speaker with a 120W …

Got Bitcoins? What do you do with them?

If you’re lucky enough, or perhaps geeky enough, to have some Bitcoins kicking around, you have a number of options for spending them. Most people though, will be holding on to them to see if they rise in value. The value of Bitcoins has risen in the last …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro now available from Vodafone

Want the new Mate 10 Pro? Want it with a free Huawei Watch 2? Head to Vodafone right now and you can pick one up for £46 per month with a £10 upfront cost. This will get you 4GB of data plus unlimited texts and unlimited calls. If …

OK guys, pack your stuff, it’s time to go

Robots. Those funny, clunky things that used to only be useful when they were in films. Even in Star Wars, C-3PO, the droid which accompanied the rolling dustbin that was R2-D2, walked a bit funny and couldn’t really flex much. Here, now, in 2017, Boston Dynamics are creating …

Black Friday Deals – Let’s go!

OK, I won’t bother with an introduction because this is the time to get those festive gifts. Over the next few days you’re going to be bombarded, so here’s some we’ve spotted so far. To start with,

Honor are about to max your view

I’m lucky enough to get invited to press conferences fairly often but sometimes, just sometimes, I’m unable to make it. Instead, one of my esteemed Coolsmartphone colleagues intends instead. The recent email from Honor is a case in point. I couldn’t go to their December 5th launch event …

Nokia 3310. Christmas gift idea! Just £39 and £1 per day

I’ve got around 24 emails in my inbox from PR agencies wanting me to pimp their stuff. If you want to buy stuff, they basically have .. stuff to sell you. That’s the deal. It’s because Christmas is round the corner. Christmas, as we all know, is about …

Is your home WiFi a bit pants? Your smartphone can help!

If you read my epic explanation about how cable broadband works then you may have noticed that, like a lot of people, my phone, the internet router and the TV is all in the corner of the house. In the “old days” the smiley BT engineer would instead …