Category: Gadgets & Tech

Get a Nest thermostat without the big upfront cost

One of those clever Nest thermostats, complete with professional installation, is £279. That, even for an intelligent gadget that’ll reduce your heating bills, is a big initial outlay. We reviewed the thermostat back in 2014 and it’s still going strong now, saving cash by turning off the heating …

Introducing Delta IEM from Brainwavz

Brainwavz has launched yet another range of earphones called the Delta IEM Noise Isolating Earphones into the UK market at around £20 from Brainwavz direct. The Delta range includes 25 earphones and headphones. The Wirecutter tech site reviewed Brainwavz and said: “The Brainwavz have a sense of space …

CES 2018 – nCube Modular Smart Home

We reviewed the singular nCube unit before Christmas, which was a streamlined smart hub for the home. Well, at this year’s CES they have stepped it up a gear creating the modular nCube. The 4 layers of stylish blue boxes will make any home smarter and more autonomous …

Honor View 10 photo special

We are deep into the mid festive slump but, for some of us, work has to carry on for a few more days before the shenanigans of the New Year begin. In an effort to cheer you all up, I have been busy taking pictures of the soon-to-be-released …

Hangers for your headphones

Need a practical place for your headphones, well look no further! Here is the first beautiful looking hanger from Brainwavz called the Hengia, suitable for large or small headphones of almost any weight. The Hengja can be placed either horizontally (i.e. table top) or can be rotated to fit on …

Need some earphones for Christmas – Brainwavz BLU-100

We have featured Brainwavz products before and we were pleased then. Now they have launched the BLU-100 earphones which work on Bluetooth 4.0. The BLU-100 comes with a micro 60mAh battery that will deliver continuous audio playback, 100 hours of standby and can be fully charged in under …

Turn any smartphone into a VR camera

Lebanese digital image technology experts, Dermander, have launched a VR solution for your smartphone. Cunningly named “theVRkit”, it makes your smartphone a high resolution Virtual Reality camera. The kit comprises of a fish eye clip-on lens, a Bluetooth controlled smartphone mount and a pair of VR glasses. To …

Going away for Christmas? Pawbo – The pet camera and more

The people at Pawbo have sent us a mail about their interactive camera technology. It’s to keep an eye on your cat or dog while you’re not home, and via your smartphone you can see how they’re doing. The pet camera is accessed via the Android / iOS …

Razer Phone – Is this the ultimate gaming device?

We’ve seen many attempts to make a gaming phone. There was Nokia with the ill-fated N-Gage (it used GameBoy-like cartridges) and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Unfortunately, these never caught the imagination of the public as they were seen as a bit gimmicky. So it was interesting to see …

Honor have got something to unveil…

Today we have travelled down to London Town to secure what it is that Honor are going to unveil to allow us to “Max our view”. We know that there will be at least the confirmation of price in the Honor 7x that was invited a few weeks …

Mixcder MS301 wireless Bluetooth headphones – Review

Just recently I have been sent through the Mixcder premium MS301 wireless Bluetooth headphones for review, and to be honest the offer couldn’t have come at a better time, as I was just about to embark on a holiday to the USA, and therefore I could use them predominantly …

Watch – Hydrofoil surf board is basically brilliant in every way

Click-bait title? Check. A story which has nothing to do with smartphones? Check. This is something I spotted last night and it’s frankly brilliant. I love proper back-to-basic inventions like this. It makes me wish I had one at my previous job – then I would’ve travelled up …

The Razer Phone has arrived. Here is our unboxing

We have had something very special arrive at Coolsmartphone Towers today. At least, it’s something that I have been looking forward to for a few weeks. Today we’ve got one of the boldest new phones to come out this year (IMHO). Yes, it’s the Razer Phone! You’re obviously …

Nest Black Friday Deals

Fancy an intelligent thermostat? One that will know where you are and adjust the temperature in your house accordingly? One that you can talk to via an Amazon Echo to adjust the heating? The Nest thermostat is what you need. We reviewed the thing a while ago. Since …

Christmas Gift Idea – AR Blaster Gun

Yes, it’s Christmas again. Or at least, it seems to have been Christmas for a few months now. So, you probably know what you’re getting here. It’s a gun with a phone holder on top. You plop your smartphone in, start the game and work to become the …

Tag your bag. Prevent a scallywag.

The V-Bag by Vodafone is, if I’m honest, actually called the Alcatel MOVETRACK. You can attach this little gadget to yourself, a loved one, a bag, a suitcase, a car, a piece of equipment, whatever you fancy really. Clip it on or put it inside your bag and, …

OK guys, pack your stuff, it’s time to go

Robots. Those funny, clunky things that used to only be useful when they were in films. Even in Star Wars, C-3PO, the droid which accompanied the rolling dustbin that was R2-D2, walked a bit funny and couldn’t really flex much. Here, now, in 2017, Boston Dynamics are creating …

Eve-Tech announces the retail price for Eve V 2 in 1

You may remember that I was doing a lot of work with a company called Eve-Tech at the beginning of the year. This work was based on the Indiegogo crowdfunding campaign of the Eve V 2 in 1 laptop. Although it seems like it has been a very long …

Vodafone will now help you track your pet too.

Remember when I stuck the Paby Pet Tracker on our cat? The gadget sat on her collar and sent live GPS data back to my smartphone. It meant that I could see where she was on a live map. Now Voda are doing something very similar with the …