Author: Leigh Geary

2020 throws another curveball. The new iPhone SE. Just £419.

What is going on with this year? A pandemic, stores and offices closing, key workers earning far too little for keeping us all alive and now… a brand new iPhone undercutting every single phone OnePlus has released this year in price. Madness. Welcome in, the new iPhone SE, …

Idiots continue to damage critical masts

This doesn’t stop does it? Sadly the internet, as we’ve mentioned before, perpetuates lies which – even when they are fact checked and dismissed – continue to be believed by many. The continual dopamine-driven hits make us live in a virtual echo-chamber and we can easily mute or …

OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger Overview

The all-new OnePlus 8 Pro gets a 4510mAh battery and, in the box, the super-quick Warp Charge 30T wired charger. However, the OnePlus 8 Pro also gets Wireless charging and , if you want, you can place it on the wireless charging units available to buy on the …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Camera test

Both of these phones have pretty solid cameras and I used them both during the reveal of the handsets in order to snap pictures. Both phones have the same 16 megapixel Sony selfie hole-punch camera. Around back though, things are a bit different. The OnePlus 8 Pro, on …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Video unboxing

It’s a lovely sunny day and I’m out in the garden to take the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro out of their boxes. This really was my first unboxing of both and, as we’re on lockdown, my quietest place right now is the garden. If you want …

OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro – Everything you need to know

Here’s two smartphones from a company that has been around for almost seven years now. During that time OnePlus have achieved a cult following but, with handsets like the OnePlus 7T (reviewed here, here and here) they’re now gaining more mainstream traction. Today marks the launch of two …

OnePlus 8 Series – Watch the live launch

I’d normally start these launch events by telling you all about our experience. I’ll be talking about the food, the atmosphere and there’d be lots of photos from the show floor. Trouble is, we’re all in the middle of a global crisis right now, so everything is being …

Site / server update

We’ve now been online for over 18 years and, it’s fair to say, we’ve seen quite a few things during that time. In the last few months we’ve seen our traffic increase dramatically – properly off-the-chart and like nothing we’ve ever seen before. This has led us to …

Tribit XBoom becomes the Tribit StormBox

Before the world fell apart we did our top gadget awards and the “Best Bluetooth Speaker” gong went to the Tribit XBoom. We reviewed it here and it was quite pricey at the time. Don’t let that put you off though, because it’s still an utterly brilliant bit …

Stadia Pro – Now free for two months

The teams at Google have decided to make Stadia Pro completely free for the next two months. We’re facing some of the most challenging times in recent memory. Staying home for long periods can be difficult and feel isolating. Video games can be a valuable way to socialize …

Podcast 253 – MoDaCo and Coolsmartphone lock it down

This one is a bit special and if you want to see the video version just head here. Paul O’Brien gave me a nudge and suggested we just have a relaxed chat and a discussion about the current coronavirus situation plus our favourite gadgets at the moment. The …

Help to fight COVID-19 while you sleep

Morning all, remember the Vodafone DreamLab app? It’s been around for a while and has helped to fight cancer for many years. It does this by running on your phone while you’re sleeping – using the processor on your phone to help with big research projects. The app …

Board games that have moved online

Keeping the kids entertained right now is of key importance during this extended period of lockdown. The latest PS4 or Xbox games are great and YouTube, Netflix and so on will definitely keep everyone amused for a while but after that you’ll be looking for more. The classic …

Doro 8050 Senior Smartphone now on sale

Keeping in touch right now is more important than ever. Now Doro, the leading supplier of telecom solutions for seniors, has added the Doro 8050. This isn’t all about specs – the connectivity, the “In Case of Emergency” button and the £200 price-tag are more important here. That …

Online pop-up prepped for OnePlus 8 Series launch

A phone launch in the middle of a lockdown means a distinct lack of food on sticks and no hands-on time with the devices. However, we’ll still be at the live launch on April 14th and there’s going to be abn online pop-up event for its community across …

Home Active – DJ Mixes and videos to keep you moving

OK, you’re trapped at home but, in order to keep fit and healthy, we’re bringing a selection things to keep you mentally and physically strong during the COVID-19 crisis. We might be on lockdown but we can keep things moving hopefully. I’ve just finished off my daily P.E. …

Masts on fire as insane 5G coronavirus conspiracies continue

We spoke about the wild rumours connecting 5G to coronavirus cases over a month ago and, well, we got some “interesting” emails after that (mainly threats). Over the weekend, in the midst of a global pandemic and a lockdown here in the UK, some people have taken it …