Author: Garry Clark

Gunnar Optics glasses unboxing

Time for something different. I have to wear glasses for work as I spend the vast majority of my day in front of a computer screen. Now, while the screens have got better than they once used to be, it can be very tiring on your eyes. Not …

Remote kill order initialised!

Thought that might get your attention 😉 Imagine the scene, you are on a bus /train/aeroplane/horse drawn cart or other mode of transport. You are minding your own business and get off without a care in the world. A while later you go to get your phone and …

Garmin Vivofit unboxing

What do we have here then? A wearable that doesn’t need to be charged everyday? Is that possible ? I have been really excited to get this gadget. This, for me, is where wearables become useful. The big thing that holds them back is the fact that you …

A meeting destined to shape our future?

This evening I am having a meeting. This meeting will be taking place in a bar. Some drinks will be drunk and words will be exchanged. It sounds quite dull and mundane. However, the meeting is with a very interesting chap by the name of James Hepburn. Chances …

Huawei Ascend P7 review

Whoway? Who are they? The answer of this question is really a simple one. Huawei are the people who have been, and continue to, make the equipment that powers our mobile networks. It’s the kit that keeps us all talking to each other, but it’s mostly hidden in cabinets. They’ve …

Xperia Z2 BookCover by Roxfit

For those of you out there who are lucky enough to have picked up a brand new Xperia Z2, well I’ve done this one just for you. Roxfit have been specialising in covers for the Xperia range for the past few years and I have tested several of …

Motorola also announce a 4G version of the Moto G

Today we have been treated to not just one piece of news from Motorola but two. Alongside the announcement of the uber cheap Moto E they have also announced the Moto G in a 4G variety This great wee phone will come with the addition of a Micro …

Unboxing of the Huawei Ascend P7 and first impressions

I have now had the Huawei Ascend P7 in my hands for a little under 12 hours and in that time I have had a play with the device properly. This includes that new “Panoramic Selfie” feature. All in all I think it is a very nice handset. …

Huawei Ascend P7 hands on.

Here is a quick selection of hands-on photos from the event in Paris. Don’t forget that you can get full Huawei P7 details in my earlier post. I will get an unboxing video up later on today, but until then enjoy! As you can see it is lovely …

Huawei Ascend P7, all the info

So there we have it – the Huawei P7. It has now been announced to the world’s press. It’s a beautiful looking device which has a glorious feel to it thanks to it an all metal construction, very similar to its predecessor the P6. The dimensions come in …

What is in my bag? Huawei Paris event edition

Today I embark on a brief sojourn to Paris for a the Huawei press event. I thought I would enlighten you as to the kit I intend to use for the trip. As this is a reasonably short trip I don’t need to be hugely weighed down so …

Huawei P7 Rumoured Specs, Updated

Here is what we think we know about the upcoming Huawei P7. The phone is going to be a metal construction with a minimalistic bezel allowing them to cram in a 5″ 1080p res display panel into it. Huawei are going to be once again using in house …

Xperia Z2 Tablet – Review

Firstly I would like to offer up an apology for the time I this taken for me to get this review up. I just wanted to make sure that I had enough time to test the tablet to its fullest. So without further ado, the review.. Hardware/Design Those …

Huawei P7 Mini to be announced at same time as P7?

If rumours are to be believed then Huawei are looking to announce not one but two phones in Paris on the 7th of May. Pictures have just appeared online of the rumoured P7 Mini along with some specs… 4.5-inch 960×540 resolution display Quad-core Snapdragon 400 SoC 1.2GHz and …

OnePlus One preorder with Mobile Fun

Yesterday the Chinese startup OnePlus launched their “Flagship killer“. Today we have an announcement that the phone is available for preorder from Mobilefun in both varieties. The prices are pretty steep at the moment but I’m sure they will be straightened out prior to the actual release. Currently …

iWalk Backup Charger Review

I’m not usually one to run out of power on my mobile device. At work I have access to a multitude of chargers all day. I also tend to get about 1 1/2 to 2 days out of my phone and more from my tablets. However, as the …

Clear-Coat UK protection review.

Screen protection. You either love it or you hate it. Unfortunately, with the current screen technology that exists, it is a necessary evil. There’s a vast array of options out there right now that’ll protect your screen but these offerings vary vastly in quality and price. Clear-Coat is …

iGuy iPad Mini case review

Do you have a young child? Does you heart jump into your mouth when those grubby little hands reach out and grab you iPad? If the answer to either question is yes then you need to keep reading. The iGuy case from Speck comes in iPad mini and …

Clearcoat UK Screen protector application

Have you been looking for a Screen protector for your phone/tablet? Not been able to get one that you like? Not been able to apply it correctly? If like me, the answer is yes then Clear-Coat UK are hoping to help you with that issue. This relatively small …

Gadget Show Live 2014

So another year has gone by and the Gadget Show Live is opening its doors again for another gadget filled festival of tech. The doors will open tomorrow morning at 10AM and it will be here until the end of the week. If you are even remotely interested …

Coolsmartphone at the Gadget Show Live Pro

I am writing this whilst travelling down to Birmingham from south of the border. Why would I willingly come south of the border? Well there is only one reason gadget fans – a show dedicated to gadgets! As you will have no doubt established, I will attending Gadget …

Samsung Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit in stock @ Mobilefun

Those readers out there who are into wearables have a reason to be happy this morning as Mobilefun have just a released info that they are carrying stock of the Galaxy Gear 2 Neo and Gear Fit. With the Gear 2 Neo coming in @£199.99 and the Gear …

Xperia Z2 tablet first impressions

So I have had the Xperia Z2 tab for just over 24 hrs and I will thought that now might be a good time to give you some of my first impressions. Well one word really sums it up and that word is WOW. The way this tablet …

Xperia Z2 Tablet unboxing

It’s here. The day I have been waiting for eagerly since the Sony press conference way back at the end of February. My very own Xperia Z2 Tablet has arrive. I can tell you one thing, it was well worth the wait. When I first picked up the …

Xperia Z2 Tablet dock unboxing

Wireless charging is the in thing right now and when Sony released the Xperia Z2 and the Z2 Tablets they also rolled out a respective charging dock. Here we have the tablet version. It is fairly simple design with a slot for the tablet to fit into and …

Screenproof screen protector review

The other day I received some long awaited Screen protectors from a small company called ScreenProof. They are a relatively new kid on the block with regard to screen protection and having used the camera protector on my Lumia 1020 I thought it would be worth trying them …

Huawei unveil the MediaPad X1 at MWC

Huawei are in the process of holding their MWC 2014 press conference right now. While we have a man on the ground at the event here is a preview shot of the MediaPad X1 that is being announced as I type this.   It looks pretty awesome specs …

Tech 21 Screen Protector unboxing and application

Here we have something that will mess with your head a bit. Tech 21 have now started making screen protectors. They integrate the same tech used in bullet-proof glass. This will help protect your phone from a direct blow and there’s also a self-healing layer to protect against …

O2 Match day App Review

During this time of year we all like to snuggle down into our slankets and watch 30 overgrown men (I use the term in the loosest possibe sense) beat each other up on a grassy pitch at the weekend. No I am not talking about a trip to Glasgow …

Acer C720 Chromebook review

Chromebooks. Are they a good alternative to your day to day laptop? That is the question we are going to try and answer over the course of this review. I have been using one now for the past few days courtesy of Acer who lent me the device …

Nokia Normandy could this be the replacement for the Asha range?

So. over the last few weeks the interwebs have been getting in all sorts of a muddle over a phone called the Nokia Normandy. This phone is purportedly Nokia’s Android handset. What? Nokia running Android? Yep, you read that right. It is believed that the boys and girls …

Want a Lumia 1520 but worried by the size?

For those of you out there who want the Lumia 1520 but are little bit “size conscious” then worry not. Nokia have got you covered if these shots are to be believed. What you are looking at may be the Lumia 1520 z. These leaks come from China …

Nokia event at MWC 2014 announced

So the build up to MWC 2014 begins and Nokia are fresh off the plate with their announcement of an event. It is to be held on Monday February the 24th @ 7:30am UK time. We will have a team at the conference so will be bringing you …

Update LG G Flex Coming To O2

Good morning folks and I hope you all had a pleasent weekend. For those of you that have been keeping up with the latest tech news, you will no doubt be aware that the LG Flex has not just made it out of prototype stage but it is …

Acer Chromebook C720 unboxing

Here is a little something different. A thin and light laptop on Coolsmartphone. What’s going on? Am I reading the correct site do I need an eye test? Whoa there before you run off to Optical Express, relax because even though this is a laptop it share a …

Nokia Lumia 1520 Review

Lets start with a short story. Nokia was circling the drain at the beginning of 2011 and the good ship Symbian was struggling to stay afloat. The anchors of the hefty N8 and E7 were pulling it down into a whirlpool of dispair. The liferaft of the the …

Nokia Lumia 1520 unboxing

The day has come when Nokia will stand up and be recognised as a force to be reckoned with. This stance comes in the form of the stunning Lumia 1520. This large (there is no hiding it really) phone is the one that has been designed to bring …

Carry your digital library with you wherever you go

That’s right now due to a recent update to Google Play Books you can carry all of your digital library with you and easily access more of it when out and about. All you need is a web connection and an Android device and you are good to …