Author: Leigh Geary

eFOLDi mobility scooter goes on a diet

A few years ago we took a look at this, the eFOLDi. It’s a fully functioning scooter that folds into a suitcase and a chair. Now things have got even better. It’s lighter (15kg, making it one of the lightest on the marker) and has new features. This …

Another example of Zero translation in action

We only mentioned this yesterday, but we’ve since had another video showing this clever gadget in action. Just to remind you, it’s a multi-directional microphone that sticks into the bottom of your phone and can do a near-live translation of your conversation. It can also document meetings and …

Vodafone 5G expands further across Europe

Thanks to the many benefits of being in the EU, you can go abroad right now and benefit from inclusive roaming on your phone. If you’re on Vodafone, you get 5G roaming, and this has just expanded so that 62 towns and cities deliver the super-speedy system. Vodafone …

Smarty – 25% Off their Unlimited data plan

This is a “virtual” network operating on Three masts. In truth, they’re a company which is owned by Three and their registered address is the same as Three. Basically, you’re going to get the same Three coverage but, with this network, you can now get yourself a bit …

Zero – Real time translation via a clever little microphone

Created by the Timekettle team, this is a great way to break down language barriers. It’s an affordable, super-portable translator which lets you do real time translation with a multi-directional microphone. This means you can speak to someone else in your language, with the gadget translating, and they …

Retro-fitting wireless charging on your smartphone

You may have seen these floating around on Amazon (here) or eBay (here). For those of you, like me, who have a smartphone without the clever wireless charging, you can retro-fit this by slipping one of these between your phone and the case. It comes with a near-flat …

IFA – F(x)tec Pro1. Android and a sliding QWERTY. Boom!

Oh, I like this already. A phone created by a startup in London, with a strange name, with brackets in it… and it’s a phone with a sliding QWERTY keyboard too. What’s not to like eh? They say that they want to deliver “niche mobile devices” but hey, …

IFA – The Huawei P30 Pro. This is what we now know…

We stayed off the beer (well, we had a bit) and arrived bright and early for the big Huawei announcement here in Berlin. There was confirmation of the upcoming Huawei P30 Series, confirmation of the P30 Pro, confirmation that it would launch in “Mystic Blue” on September 23rd, …

Samsung Galaxy A90 5G announced

People do tend to overlook that “A range” of Samsung devices. For most, it has to be a Galaxy S handset or nothing. However, as we found before, the Samsung “A handsets” are actually really rather good. Now they’ve announced another one – the Galaxy A90 5G. It’s …

IFA – TCL brings us a Dotch-packing PLEX

Wait, who? Well, TCL were behind the re-emergence of the mighty BlackBerry. We had a look at their KEYone handset a couple of years ago and this year they showed off the new red BlackBerry Key2 and some very nice flexible screens this year. But what else have …

IFA – Sony Xperia 5 launched. Pre-orders start soon.

During the Sony launch here in Berlin we saw, amongst other things, the new Sony Xperia 5. It’s sleek, it’ compact and it’s got a triple lens camera with 16mm, 26mm and 52mm lenses. These are all 12 megapixel units and you’ll get OIS, video stabilization and Exmor …

Live from IFA – Watch the Sony launch

Want to sit with us here in Berlin? We’re watching new the Sony Xperia 5, which is being announced on stage. You can get more details on the Sony IFA page or watch the whole event below. Get our thoughts and live photos on the Coolsmartphone Twitter feed. …

ASUS RoG II Gaming phone on display here at IFA

It’s September and, as Britain’s government is collapsing, we decided to head to Berlin for IFA instead. Today ASUS have got their highly anticipated RoG Phone II. This is a phone that we’ve already covered in July but it’s worth going over the phone again. It’s the first …

Trump knocks Huawei off the table in China trade talks

Whilst being “fully engaged” monitoring Hurricane Dorian at his Golf course in Potomac Falls, President Trump has somehow also found time in his busy schedule to talk about the continual teasing of Huawei. The President, who called a previous hurricane “one of the wettest we’ve ever seen from …

UMIDIGI Uwake Bluetooth speaker and Smart Clock available soon.

This one seems to be available already on AliExpress at $29.99. Normally it’s $49.98 but, if you’re lucky enough to get one of the first 500 units during their September sale, you can get one for just $19.99. It’s an alarm clock and Bluetooth 5.0 speaker, which is …

Three add two new 5G smartphones to their range

With the network poised to grab a huge amount of the 5G pie, there’s two very familiar handsets appearing in their range. The Samsung Galaxy S10 5G and the Xiaomi Mi Mix 3 5G are available to buy right now in Three stores and from the Three website. …

Huawei Mate 30 Series launch date confirmed

With the Trump Trade Termination and subsequent spat with China getting worse, customers in America and China are being hit with higher prices whilst everyone suffers from less choice now that Google have been prevented from working with Huawei. The removal of Google apps on upcoming Huawei phones …

Did you relax on holiday? Many are still glued to their phones

Here in England we’re starting to see the onset of Autumn, with leaves only clinging on and the weather turning a bit cooler.  Our suitcases are still cluttering up the house though, because many of us will only just be returning from our summer holidays. But, is it …