Author: Garry Clark

Gemini from Planet Computers – First Impressions

I have it in my hands finally: the Gemini from Planet Computers. I have been waiting to get hold of this device for nearly 6 months since I first caught wind of it back in November last year. It is a unique product on the market and some …

Huawei P20 Pro Review: Is this the best cameraphone?

As you can see I have made a fairly bold statement up there. That my friends, was not just for clickbait. It was a serious intended question, which during the course of this review I intend to answer. I have had the privilege of testing a few of Huawei’s …

Anker PowerCore 26800+ -Review

Portable power, it’s something that is becoming more and more important to us in our fast-paced lifestyles. I for one am always on the move from press event to the day job or ferrying the family around in the car. This means that I need a solution that …

Essential Phone is now available to order for the UK

Well, it was only a matter of time wasn’t it? Sure, it’s felt like an age since the phone was first released, but now the Essential Phone PH01 is available to buy for us in the UK. The Essential phone got a lot of media attention as it was …

Huawei Porsche Design Mate RS – now available for preorder.

If the standard Huawei P20 Pro is not enough of a stunning visual design with the mind-meltingly good camera then you can now pre-order its premium brother. This come’s in the form of the Porsche Design Mate RS, it has just gone up as available for pre-order with our friends over at Clove …

LIFX- Smart lighting system -Review

Believe it or not, outside this website, I live in a fairly tech-free household. This is for the most part because my wife doesn’t want the house to be festooned with technology. The other reason is due to the old adage of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix …

Battery – 1%. Stressed much?

Does this sight make you nervous? I came across some interesting information when I was out in Paris the other day. Apparently one of the things that we smartphone users stress about most is our battery life.  Now, I am no behavioural therapist, but I decided to do …

Huawei P20 Pro. First thoughts and unboxing

The glitz and the glamour are done, so now it’s time to get the real work done. The unboxing of the P20 Pro. So, let’s dive into the video first and then we can analyse the phone further.. Let’s start at the top of the phone and work …

Huawei unveil the P20 range

Bonjour! We’re in Paris for the launch of the new Huawei handsets. They’ve just taken the wraps off their latest devices – the Huawei P20 and Huawei P20 Pro. We have already seen a lot of leaks about these devices but now it’s time to put these leaks …

Huawei P20 Launch. Watch the live stream!

We are going to be live in Paris at the unveiling event for the new Huawei P20 series of phones shortly. As I type I’m actually under the English channel! We will be tweeting all the news on the @Coolsmartphone Twitter account too. However, if you want to …

Huawei up the hype for their new phone

Huawei is about to host the event where they are going to unveil their next generation of devices – the P20 family. It looks like they have decided to promote these with two campaigns. The first consists of them driving large trucks around the various major cities in …

Anker PowerCore 26800+ Unboxing

I hate being tied down to mains plugs sockets – it’s one of the most annoying things that occur when I am off on my travels. It really does annoy me, to the extent that when I was looking for a new computer I made sure I could …

#MWC18 – Cellhire mobile data and Mifi hire

So this is going to be my last #MWC18 related article. However, it is one that has been very important. Why? Well, we were actually able to deliver the content thanks to this very gadget. Oh, and we were on a boat. A boat. We needed a solution …

#MWC18 – 3mk Screen Protectors

This was a meeting that we arranged to see what this unknown (to us) company was all about. In the end I was extremely glad that we went along to see them as they do some really cool gear. What we are looking at here is my Mate …

#MWC18 – Energous. Wireless charging from a distance

Wireless charging is great and, although it has been a staple of many Android phones for a few years now, it is very much a new thing for iPhone users. As a side affect from this, a lot more companies are showing interest in the tech now. As …

#MWC18 -Huawei push their AI tech further …. into a car!!

We all know that the dawn of self-driving cars is rapidly approaching, Tesla is pushing the boundaries every day. I have driven the new Nissan Leaf with Pro-Pilot and my standard battlecruiser (aka VW Passat Estate) has got the basics of it in the form of auto cruise …

#MWC18 – ZTE Axon M hands on demo

It has been a while since we have seen an Android phone that is innovative, it is about time that someone dares to be different. Well ZTE has stepped up to the plate in the form of the ZTE Axon M which was being shown here at #MWC2018. …

#MWC18 – Vuzix Blade hands on

I have to wear glasses pretty much every day of life in order to see properly, hence why when we started seeing companies invest into tech to go into “smart” Glasses I got a little bit excited. This was why when I saw that Vuzix were showing their latest iteration …

#MWC18 – Cyclocharge!!

This was something that we spotted whilst passing and decided that it had to be tried out. It is a bike that will allow you to charge your phone by well pedaling. Given Leigh’s penchant for cycling (lycra included), i decided it was best for him to give …

#MWC18 – Essential Phone. Hands on

I decided to take a bit of a wander down to the Essential Booth today to go and find out about their phone. Also, the burning question that I wanted to ask. Just when will we will see them in the UK? Unfortunately, I was unable to get an answer …