Category: Accessories

Xplora XMOVE review

More of a affordable activity tracker, than a smartwatch.  Good Points :  Low Price. Amazing Battery Life. Waterproof design. Instant messaging and reminder alerts. Lightweight and slim. Good array of health sensors. Easy setup. Bad points : No GPS. Screen dim in direct sunlight. No link to Google …

OnePlus launch OnePlus Buds Pro

Today alongside the OnePlus Nord2 5G that was announced OnePlus also announced their new in-ear wireless headphone line in the form of the OnePlus Buds Pro. The new Buds Pro will feature a smart Active Noise Cancellation (ANC) system to adjust the ANC levels according to the environment …

HoverBar Duo – Review

At the beginning I thought “Nah not for me, but now absolutely love it” Good Points :- Really well made. Multiple viewing heights/angles. Included clamp increases versatility. Stylus holder in the base. Bad Points:- Can’t magnetically charge stylus while in the holder. Bit Pricey. Adjustments can be a …

Xplora launches the affordable XMOVE Bluetooth activity tracker.

Specs :- IP68 Waterproof – Waterproof up to 1.5m deep 160mAh Battery – With up to 10 days standby or 5 days of normal use Multi Sports Modes – Various modes monitor Running, Walking, Cycling and more Heart Rate Monitoring – Helps you exercise at the right intensity Ultra Slim Body – Just …

Game Sir X2 Bluetooth Controller -Review

Good Points :- Good tactile feel to buttons. USB type-C charging. Extends to different phone sizes. Seamlessly works with all controller supported Apple Arcade and MFI games. Price. Good build quality. Included carry case. Good Battery Life. Bad Points;- Size a little cramped for large hands. Switching Bluetooth …

Speck Cases – Review

Have you bought a new phone recently? Did it cost you a small fortune? Are you handling like you would handle a baby? If you can answer all three of these questions then I would recommend that you read this article as I like you have just bought …

XtremeSkins X30 and Skins for Galaxy S21 Ultra – Review

New phones are great but you want to keep them clean and shiny for as long as you can after you take them out of the box especially when you are spending the amount of money that the latest flagships like the Galaxy S21 Ultra demands.Well, the good …

Got 75p for a Dual USB charger?

I’ll be honest, I’ve not reviewed this one but, for just 75p with free shipping, you can’t go too far wrong (well, unless your phone explodes whilst charging, perhaps). Normally £4.83, this special price is for the first 400 items, so you have to be a bit rapid. …

A multi-view phone stand with magnetic ring holder – phonetag

I do like to be hustled some times. Today it’s an email from Barry, who wants us to take a look at his phonetag gadget. The UK inventor has managed to combine a secure ring holder with a portrait and landscape phone stand. It’s got a drink-can-style tag-shaped …

New Super-G power bank

Meet a couple of new Graphene rapid power banks from PGP Products. There’s a 10,000mAh charger for £84.50 and a monster 20,000mAh unit for £99.50. They will provide up to 1,000 device charges and you can charge them from the mains really quickly – just an hour for …

Honor Kicks of the pre “Black Friday” sales

It’s that time of year again where we start to see pre-“Black Friday” deals pop up. This year Honor is going big and they are starting things early. They are dropping prices on a load of their kit, from phones to wearables. It’s not just all their old …

Honor Watch ES – Review

So its that time again where we put a device under the microscope to find out if it is any good. This time around it is the turn of the Honor Watch ES. I want to get one thing out of the way first though. Even though this …

OnePlus 8T – The cases

Following on from our OnePlus 8T review, we’re going to have a look at a couple of the cases you can buy. First though, what about the one you get free in the box? Well, all I’ll say is – put it on. It’s see-through, flexible and it’ll …

Zepp E Smartwatch – Review

Let’s get one thing out of the way. I like smartwatches. No, that’s not quite right. I really like smartwatches. I have reviewed many smartwatches for Coolsmartphone in my years as a writer for the site. They have varied from the complex, like the TicWatch Pro, to the …

TicWatch Pro 3 GPS launched

I have a soft spot for TicWatch and Mobvoi, they make some really nice gear and I was a particular fan of their TicWatch Pro that I reviewed here. I have also been using the TicWatch S2 for nearly a year and it has been used and abused …

AIR – The space-helmet designed to deliver a cleaner atmosphere

Produced in and shipped to the USA only at the moment, this is the “AIR”. A helmet which filters inlet and outlet air through HEPA filters via inbuilt fans. Looking a bit like a wrap-around face-shield / space-helmet, you can wear glasses and in-ear headphones without too much …

A selfie stick that’s also a pocket-sized gimbal

For $74.99 or £74.99, this is the “Smooth XS”. You can use it as a selfie stick, as a stand and as a way to make your videos super-smooth. It weighs 246g and slides out to 260mm for wider shots and is available in white or pink. You …

US Customs say OnePlus Buds violate Apple AirPods trademark

Following our earlier story on the seizure of 2,000 “counterfeit Apple AirPods”, it would appear that the Border Police aren’t budging. Speaking to The Verge, they have stated that .. Upon examining the shipment in question, a CBP import specialist determined that the subject earbuds appeared to violate …

US Customs seize OnePlus Buds thinking that they’re Airpods

In New York, Border Officers at JFK airport have announced that they’ve seized a stack of counterfeit Apple Airpods. However, despite the rather tiny images of the seizure, it appears that they have instead seized a stack of OnePlus Buds instead. At least, that’s what we can make …

Honor launch the new Router 3

Need a new router? Fed up of the one your ISP gave you and want to perhaps get a far better coverage by whacking something better in? For £79.99, this is the new HONOR Router 3. It’s got WiFi 6 Plus (3000Mbps speeds), OFDMA technology (super-quick simultaneous connections …

OnePlus Buds. Hands on!

These have a passing resemblance to the new Google Pixel Buds (which cost £179) but they’re £100 less at just £79 from the OnePlus website. I’ve given these a try and they give a very similar sound quality to the Honor Magic Earbuds, but there’s no active noise …

Mi Smart Band 5 sells out quick. More stock now added.

Well, they went fast! The newly announced Mi Smart Band 5 sold out here in the UK in less than half an hour yesterday. The guys from Xiaomi are getting additional stock as we speak and should have them available on their website here as soon as I …

Tribit Flybuds 1 – Review

Good Points :-  Price. Feature Packed. Qi Wireless Charging For The Carry Case. Lightweight. Waterproof IPX8 Rated. Bluetooth 5.0.   Bad Points :- Carry Case Hinge A Little Fragile. USB Charging Port A Little Small. Mid Range Sound Missing Some Presence. No Volume Control. I have reviewed a …

Announced – The Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic

Wireless headphones are definitely appearing in the Coolsmartphone offices more and more of late. Now it’s the turn of Xiaomi, who have developed their £49.99 Mi True Wireless Earphones 2 Basic Bluetooth ones. One full charge will deliver 5 hours of tune, then you can recharge it from …

The new Vodafone Smart GPS Tracker – Curve

This is a little tracker doo-hickey that you pop into or onto your valuables. It’s just £20 from Vodafone to buy, then you pay £2 per month to keep it working. Called “Curve” it’s part of a range of Vodafone smart tech products and will track your stuff …

EarFun Air Wireless Earbuds – Review

Available for £54.99 as I type, these have a number of attractive benefits. First, the play time is long – some 7 hours before you even consider putting them into the supplied case, which adds another 28 hours of playtime. Also worth noting is that the case, which …

FourFit Mini2 – A fitness band designed for kids

Tracking activity, steps, heart rate, lung health, blood pressure and sleep – this is the FourFit Mini 2. During the lockdown, we’re all sat around more, so this FourFit Mini2 will ensure that your child stays active, with daily updates and reminders to get off the sofa or …

TicPods ANC Headphones now available

Looking like a bit of an Apple Airpod / Magic Earbuds cross-over, these are the TicPods ANC earphones. They have full Active Noise Cancelling and you can get 10% off all orders under June 10th. The price is good too, under-cutting most competitors at just £71.99. They take …

Just how hot is your meat? Your smartphone can help you become a BBQ King!

With summer holidays written off, we’ll probably be spending more time and money in our own gardens this year. If you’ve got yourself (or you’re planning on getting) a barbeque, there’s always that worrying “is it or isn’t it” cooked question. So this, my friends, is the ultimate …

Anker reduce prices on Wireless Chargers

Looking for a wireless charger? Want to save some money? You need to head over here. Anker have reduced the prices on three of their chargers, with their PowerWave Wireless Chargers down by either £15 or £5. Their 7.5 Wireless Charging Pad is the cheapest – now just …

H&M and Urbanista collaborate on audio goodness

If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, the guys at Urbanista have teamed up with H&M HOME to create a limited-edition Bluetooth speaker. The Sydney speaker is £34.90 but, if you hang around on the site, you’ll get a 10% discount code to make it a bit cheaper. …

Get our EXCLUSIVE discount on chargers, cases, cables and more!

My son recently got through his twelfth iPhone cable. It has, if nothing else, taught me to buy quality cables and not those ultra-cheap eBay ones that only cost £2 but last about 2 minutes. If you’re looking for reliable products that support your lifestyle, try getting your …

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 …

Smartish – Samsung Galaxy S20 Cases galore

The lovely people at Smartish have sent us some Samsung Galaxy S20 cases. We don’t, however, have any Samsung Galaxy S20 handsets to put them on. We’ve opened up the box of cases they sent and we’re going to take an up-close look at them here. You’ll see …

Samsung Galaxy Z Flip. Get yourself a bespoke micro bag!

The Galaxy Z Flip is, without doubt, a stunning handset. We took an up-close look at it on the launch day but we’ve not exactly been bombarded by case manufacturers selling covers for it. Step forward designer Ashley Williams, who’s launched an exclusive new Galaxy Z Flip accessory …

JBL launch some swish AirPod challengers

These are £99.99 and available right now from the boys at JBL. They’ve got a good pedigree too as Harman are the company behind them. They offer a “Pure Bass” sound and the ability to switch tracks by merely tapping the button on the left or right earbuds. …

Groov-e Zen ANC Headphones – Review

Good Points: Price Battery life Active Noise Cancelling Good mid-range sound quality Lightweight Bad Points: Plastic build quality Sound distortion at high volume Bluetooth 4.1 Design: The Zen Wireless ANC (active noise cancelling) headphones are the latest in the budget range from Groov-e. Coming in at an MSRP …