Author: Peter Jones

New Xmas Toy? Go on then – GoXtreme Vision 4K!

Christmas is nearly upon us here at Coolsmartphone Towers but Leigh hasn’t put out tree up yet. So the rest of us elves are having fun hearing about the new GoXtreme Vision 4K which we will be using on our Coolsmartphone Sleigh 5000. Seriously, the GoXtreme comes with …

Precision Stylus Pro 3 for any tablet

A regular conversation between the writers at Coolsmartphone Towers revolves around using a stylus with a tablet and how expensive some of the “big brand” versions are. The Precision Stylus Pro 3 has launched on Amazon for £29.99 in the UK. This particular stylus is a high quality, fine point …

Yack.net – calls, records and transcribes

A new start-up from Newbury has created an application that has been designed to “Capture all forms of conversation” called Yack.net. The concept is that the application allows calls or video chats of up to 6 people to be easily recorded but the contents are transcribed. “Yack.net was …

Introducing the GoBag 2

Today (7th November) the GoBag 2 is launched on Kickstarter to follow up on the original GoBag which started life in the same way in 2015 with circa 2500 backers. Whilst not mobile phone related, it does appeal to those who need to cram lots of stuff into …

MS301 Bluetooth Headphones with AptX Low Latency

Today, Mixcder have launched into the UK their latest headphones, namely the MS301 at a very reasonable £69.99 from Amazon. The MS301 take advantage of Bluetooth 4.2 making pairing very fast and easy but with low power consumption, Mixcder have said you can get up to 20 hours worth …

Nokia 2 with 2 days battery!

Nokia, currently owned by HMD Global, is trying to make the next breed of handsets relive the glory days of strong battery life. This is something that has not been possible with the current era of smartphones. The new Nokia 2, which is due for release in the UK …

nCube. Simple and effective

The nCube is a compact, light, blue and simple design for making the management of your smart home simpler in a very crowded smart-home space. The tidy little box quietly sits on your network either through WiFi or directly into your router within your home. It connects all the …

Avanca TrueWireless – Review

We recently covered the launch of the Avanca TrueWireless earphone system using Bluetooth 4.0, well, they have arrived at Coolsmartphone Towers for the test. They came in a tidy little box which contained the earbuds, charging dock, USB cable and three different earbuds for your ears. Thankfully the …

Avanca D1 Bluetooth 4.0 Earbuds

Recently we covered the new Avanca True Wireless earbuds, and Avanca has launched earbuds for the sporty types out there called the Avanca D1 earbuds. The earbuds have been designed not to fall out of your ears during sweaty exercise because that can drive you mad during an …

Huawei Live Event – Today

Our man Garry is on his way to cover the Huawei Live event for us today, but in the meantime at 1 pm today there will be a live stream direct from the event.

Ransomware for your mobile – Yeah! – Oh Wait!

ESET researchers have recently revealed a new string of ransomware for Android based mobiles called Double Locker (Android/DoubleLocker.A) which manipulates Android accessibility services to completely locked down your phone. According to ESET the malware doesn’t harvest your sensitive information and forward them on to the criminal underground but it is a …

Avanca introduce the True Wireless Minim Earbuds

Avanca is a Dutch manufacturer of a wide range of earbud systems and they have announced today the UK launch of the True Wireless Minim Earbuds which cost a very reasonable £89. The earbuds use CSR Bluetooth 4.2 which is part of the design to drive better sound …

Introducing the Freefly FF3

Last year, we managed to get hold the Freefly VR headset from the Gadget Show. Well, those lovely people at Proteus VR have announced the next headset called Freefly FF3 which is a hybrid mix between augmented reality and virtual reality in one device. Mixed Reality is expected …

nCube – Making your Smart Home, Simple!

The nCube hub, is a very simple looking hub which can help control all your smart devices in your home including heating, lighting, security, entertainment and other smart devices into just one App using ZWave, Wi-Fi, LAN and Bluetooth communication. It also fully compatible with Alexa, but no …

AmpliFi – The unboxing

Well, I don’t normally get excited about wireless extension system, but there was something cool and futuristic about AmpliFi that certainly caught our interest at Coolsmartphone Towers. We covered the unit’s release not so long ago, and now we have one to review. The box was huge and …

Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad

Belkin continues to embrace the iPhone moves towards wireless charging with the BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad, which will support the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (probably other products that were not included in the press release!). “Customers around the world love iPhone and we believe wireless …

Charge Rockstar for all your charging iPhone needs

Got a shiny new iPhone? Still missing your 3.5mm connector? You want to charge the phone and listen to music through a 3.5mm jack? Well, you are in luck dear reader! Belkin has launched the Charge Rockstar, the 3.5 mm Audio + Charge RockStar adapter for the iPhone …

Belkin Active Pro Bag

Back in July, Belkin launched three new BAGS! Yes, I know I said bags, but bags for hardware are usually horrible, nasty, very corporate things. Quite often the traditional hardware bag makes you a target to nasty folk too. Anyway, Belkin launched the Classic Pro, Active Pro and Messenger …

Lindy NC-60 Review

Recently we told you about the Lindy NC-60 Headphones with Active Noise Cancelling technology. They have at last dropped through the Coolsmartphone Towers mailbox. What arrived was a nice glossy black box displaying the NC-60 in all their glory in a nice tight wrapper. Just like Christmas, the …

Snapper – Simple, Fun and Useful

Not everything we test at Coolsmartphone Towers is highly technical but last week “Snapper” landed through my letter box for review. At first, it looked a little novelty, but how wrong was I? The packet comes with some instructions, alcohol wipe and the Snapper. Its purpose, to prop …