Author: Garry Clark

Honor 20 – Review

I find myself asking the question sometimes. Why do I spend so much money on expensive flagships? Maybe something a bit cheaper would suffice? When I try to answer this question there is one company that always springs forward as the optimum candidate. That company, if you haven’t …

StorySign from Huawei gets a new Story added

Last year we talked about an app that had been developed by Huawei and the British Deaf Association called StorySign. This is an app that helps young children to read stories via the use of sign language which is provided to them via an Avatar called Star which …

Mi Smart Band 4 now available

Those you who are into your fitness and want a tracker that gives you a little bit more than just some flashing lights or a step count, pay attention. Xioami have now just released the new Mi Smart Band 4 here in the Uk and you can buy …

Honor 20 – Unboxing and mini-review

About a month ago, on a day as similarly hot as it is today, I was down in London attending the launch and announcement of the Honor 20 series. Whilst I was there I was mostly focused on the biggest brother in the lineup – the Honor 20 …

Mobvoi TicWatch Pro – Review

So I have finished testing the standard TicWatch S2 and I was wondering how the TicWatch Pro would compare against this, fortunately, the kind people at TicWatch were able to send me over a TicWatch Pro to test out which was very good of them. For this review, …

Xiaomi Announce the Mi Smart Band 4 coming to Europe

In continuation of my current obsession with all things wearable, I have just seen that Xiaomi has announced their latest Band product in the form of the Mi Smart Band 4. This is a departure from the previous designs in that it now has a full-colour AMOLED display. …

TicWatch Pro reduced for Fathers Day

So you may have seen the TicWatch Pro unboxing that I posted a few days ago, and thought that might be a good present for your dad – or maybe you just fancied one yourself. Well, the good news is that if you fall into either of these …

Mobvoi TicWatch S2 – Review

Here at Coolsmartphone Towers, we do still like our wearables. It has been a rocky road for them though since their inception a few years back. They were expensive, and people didn’t really know what they were for. I have used a few different ones over the years …

TicWatch Pro – Unboxing

I have been testing the TicWatch S2 for the past few days whilst I have been away on holiday and I have been mightily impressed with it in general. There has however been one thing that has been slightly annoying me and that was the battery life of …

Honor 20 Pro – Hands on

So, the launch has happened and it’s now time to get up close and personal with the Honor 20 Pro. Now, before we get into this fully, I would like to thank Ricky West from TechTalk. He has provided us with the close-up shots of the device. I …

Honor 20 Pro announced

Today we have had the pleasure of being in London again. This time Honor have announced their very handset. This phone is actually part of a new collection of phones called the “Honor 20 Series”. Within the series, there will be a Pro version, a Standard version and …

Honor 20 Series live stream

We are on the ground at the Honor 20 Series launch event and will be doing our best to update you as we on our Twitter account. However, as is the case at the major event’s reception is normally patchy at best. If you want to follow along …

Mobvoi Ticwatch S2 – Unboxing

Today we have a new smartwatch to play with. It is the newest Ticwatch S2 from Mobvoi. Yes, I know the watch has been available for a little while already, but up until now, it has only been available in black. We have now got hold of the …

Huawei goes 5G. Welcome in, the Mate 20 X

A mobile phone company called Huawei announced a phone late last night. You might not have heard about them because they’re hardly ever in the news ūüôā Thing is, this is a 5G phone, and it’s a first for the company. The Huawei Mate 20 X 5G is …

Huawei update the P30 series

I have been testing the P30 Pro for a few weeks now and in that time I have been very impressed with the phone. In particular, what the camera can do. There was, however, one piece of the phone that wasn’t yet available despite being shown off at …

Anker Powerport+ Atom III anounced

Anker has for a long time been working to make charging our devices easier and faster. They have also been striving to make their chargers more universal by utilising their IQ technology in the universal chargers that they make. For someone like myself who is always on the …

Is this the best camera phone? Huawei P30 Pro – Review

The time has come, the testing has been done, the verdict is brewing. Is the phone I currently hold in my hand the best camera phone of 2019, and is it worth you shelling out nearly ¬£1000 for one? These are the two questions I intend to attempt …

Unboxing the Huawei P30 Pro

Normally when we get a phone to review, one of the first things that we do is an unboxing. However, with the P30 Pro we decided to mix things up a bit. Dan was able to use the phone for a short period of time before he departed …

An afternoon with a Tesla Model X

I was very lucky today that, thanks to David Wildman of Btekt,¬†I was able to spend the afternoon with a Tesla Model X in stunning blue. The car is a true technological marvel, and it’s fair to say that I was very impressed with all the gadgetry and …

More time with the Mate X and 5G news

I have been very fortunate to have had the opportunity to get a little bit more hands-on time with the Huawei Mate X. I thought I would take some time to give you my initial thoughts. Before I dive into that first thoughts I must remind you that …

Dell Chromebook 11″ 2-in-1 – Review

I have always liked Chromebooks, as they offer a lot of computing power and bang for your cash. Dell has been making these laptops for while, and in this latest iteration of the Chromebook 11″ they have taken the skills they have learned from the enterprise range and …

Kitvision Observer DashCam – Review

This review has been a long time in the making. I have never really been one for using a dashcam, however when the opportunity¬†to review one came up I figured I would give it a shot. Here we have the Kitvision Observer 1080p Dashcam with GPS and Wifi. …

MWC – Doogee S90 shown off

Just before I left MWC I was able to see one¬†last phone and this was one that I was particularly¬†interested¬†in. It is from a company called Doogee, which is a Chinese brand that has been specialising in making ruggedised phones. They have been doing this for a while …

MWC – Cosmo Communicator and Gemini Updates

Last year we had the pleasure of being introduced a new device to the market in the form of the Gemini, which I was able to put through its paces in an extensive test for a few weeks. I was very impressed by it but unfortunately, with it …

MWC -3MK have new cases to show us

So we know that 3MK make some awesome screen protectors that we saw last year whilst we were here. Since then I have been using their screen protection for my various phones since then. They have not let me down and survived the various trails and tribulations that …

MWC – More flexible screens from TCL

So while having a wander of the booths we came across the TCL booth and on the inside of this booth, we saw some very cool looking folding screens. It turns out that TCL has been working with sister company CSOT in the development of flexible screen tech …

MWC – Sony launch Xperia 10 and Xperia 10+

As we have mentioned in our article about the Xperia 1, Sony where also announcing¬†two other devices today at MWC19. These came in the form of the Xperia 10 and Xperia 10 Plus. These devices are lower tier devices than the flagship Xperia 1¬† The key feature that …

MWC – Huawei launch new Matebook Lines

Along with launching a new device in the form of the Mate X, Huawei was also announcing an expansion to their laptop product range. These came in the form of one new laptop and two new revisions of existing designs. First up we have the Updated MateBook X …

MWC – Huawei launch the Mate X Folding phone

So today at their press conference in sunny Barcelona¬†Huawei have taken the wraps of their newest smartphone the Huawei Mate X. This phone is a little bit different as it is showcasing not on but two of the latest bits of tech that will make phone and tablet …

MWC – Huawei Keynote

So we are in our seats waiting for the Huawei Keynote to start off and show us how to connect our future. We are expecting to see some exciting announcements with a large focus on 5G and bendy phones. However what other treats will Huawei have in store …

Huawei StorySign investment continues

Kids are the future and we need to keep developing technology that will allow them to develop. This case is even more poignant if children have a disability that will impede their learning. Examples of this include deafness, and this is an area where technology can be particularly …

Dell USB Type C Monitor – Review

I have been on the lookout for a USB Type C monitor to go along with my Dell XPS 13 2-in-1 for a while now to allow me to optimise my desk setup. Until recently, it has proven difficult to get one that would fit in my smallish …

Huawei P Smart 2019 – Review

I have been using the Huawei P Smart 2019 for a few days now, and itis time for me to put pen to paper and give my opinions of the device. The first thing I want to get out of the way is that this phone shares a …

Dell Chromebook 11 2 in 1 – First impressions

Today I received a new toy to play with in the form of the “Dell Chromebook 11 3189 2 in 1”. Apart from having a ridiculously long name, this Chromebook has some other very cool features onboard. Now as far as Chromebooks go, this is pretty much what …

Huawei are playing with the power of AI again…

Last year we reported that Huawei was using the AI technology that they had developed¬†for the Kirin 970. That time around they were using the AI to help a car recognise and then take action to avoid the objects. We were able to actually see this in the …

Huawei P Smart 2019 – Unboxing

To kick things off for 2019, I have got a new phone from Huawei which went on sale with Vodafone (other networks are available) this morning. The thing that makes this phone all sorts of brilliant is that this is a perfect “New year, New you”-phone. It is …

Anker Soundcore Life 2 Headphones – Review

I am quite fortunate to have a couple of pairs of Bluetooth headphones in my collection and use them in different scenarios. However recently I have been finding that one of the sets that I have are uncomfortable when I am wearing them for long periods of time. …

Your phone is filthy, Let PhoneSoap clean it – Review

We all use our phones as fundamental¬†tools in our day to day lives, and most of us will clean them from time to time. However, cleaning the visible dirt is only half the battle as there is also the microbial “dirt” that is always present on our phones. …

Reviewing a whole bunch of Anker chargers

I am on the constant search for power in the form of transferring electrons from one¬†device to another. This has now got the point where I am actually running my car on electrons (that is for another day!). I am also now following a new mantra for my …

How clean is your phone?

The answer that despite our best efforts is going to be not very. In fact research has suggested that the average persons phone is dirty that a toilet seat! Add this to the fact that a lot of us will now use our phones when we are doing …