Category: General

Another electric scooter incoming

Last year we took a look at the Zap i300. It’s an all-electric scooter from a British company and prices start at £5,250. The cheapest version has a 5kg battery which charges fast and should see you go for 35 miles. Now another company, Etergo, has secured a …

The all-new Huawei P Smart 2019. Get it from Vodafone now.

Costing just £219 on Pay As You Go or for £25 a month on a Vodafone Red Extra Plan (1GB data, no upfront cost), this is a cheap and yet really very smart handset. The new 2019 version has a dewdrop notch 6.21″ 2340 x 1080 pixel (19.5:9) …

EE get ready for the new Samsung Galaxy

With the “smartphone plateau” definitely kicking in for Apple and now Samsung too, there’s an eagerness to keep consumers looking to the next big launch of a smartphone. Today EE have added the below tweet and have added a registration page, where you can get the latest updates …

LG Announce a new rolled-up TV

Your TV takes up a sizeable portion of your room. Sure, you can stick the thing on your wall, but it’s still going to be stuck up there and you can’t really do much about hiding it. Now, however, LG have created a solution.. a rolled-up TV. In …

We’re going to review a mind-controlled drone!

Welcome again to 2019 then, and this year we’re going to hopefully be starting things off with a review of this, a mind-controlled drone. Yes, a drone that you can control with your mind! The device, by the looks of it, is a fairly normal-looking drone, however the …

Galaxy Note 9 – Review

Specs: Review Price: £899 6.4-inch Super AMOLED HDR display Snapdragon 845/Exynos 9810 12-megapixel variable aperture main camera, 12-megapixel secondary 2x zoom camera 6GB/8GB RAM 128GB/512GB storage 4000 mAh battery Android 8.1 S Pen w/ Bluetooth Good Points: Absolutely gorgeous screen Fantastic battery life Build quality Loads of features …

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. …

Essential Phone Discontinued.

News has arrived here at Coolsmartphone Towers, that according to Essential’s website and other stores that typically sell the Essential Phone, the device was showing up as “sold out.” ‘Strange,’ we thought, ‘maybe the Essential phone has had an upsurge in popularity’, but no. Essential has confirmed the …

EZVIZ introduce ezWireless CCTV kit and analogue ‘Everyday’ and ‘Crispr’ wired CCTV kits

We covered EZVIZ the other day in relation to their new security camera, but they have also launched ezWireless CCTV kit and analogue ‘Everyday’ and ‘Crispr’ wired CCTV kits. The EzWireless CCTV kit is available from Very and Rymans from £399.99 whilst the analogue kits are available from Rymans and Toolstation from £198.98. All of the kits are weatherproof (IP66), …

The Coolsmartphone Christmas Message

People of the world, I’ve been doing this for almost 17 years now. Writing about smartphones started as a mad hobby and has slowly taken over my life. I have the privilege of talking to you lovely lot though, and that does tend to keep me going :) …

New experimental Vodafone store opens on Oxford Street

If you’re in London for some last-minute Christmas shopping, try the new Vodafone store on Oxford Street. It’s got everything from a Work hub area for business customers plus interactive zones and repairs for software and hardware problems. Nick Jeffery (CEO of Vodafone UK) helped open the new …

Santa flies in, powered by Vodafone

Yes, Santa is about to unload his sack down your chimney. However, there’s also a smaller Vodafone Santa flying around, and he’s powered by 4G! This is the Santa Drone, and he’s flown via a 4G link. This means that the drone can fly much further than ever …

When drones do good

Think of drones and you’ll usually think of someone flying one too close to an airport or crashing into your garden after somehow flying out of the local park. Now though, you’re also likely to see them being put to better use in more useful tasks. Our local …

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 …

Fancy a quick game of Pachinko?

Wait, what is pachinko ? Yeah, not many people outside of Japan have heard about it. However, you probably will have heard about pinball, and this is a vertical version. In Japan there’s traditionally been mechanical and noisy machines which use balls which are smaller than Western pinball …

Nissan want me to test drive their new GT-R

Yeah, so two phone calls this morning. One from Nissan wanting me to test-drive this thing, then another from Theresa May shouting, “I DON’T KNOW WHAT TO DO” whilst crying hysterically. Then, after a lie down, I suddenly realised that I’d added Baileys to my coffee and none …

Vodafone expanding coverage with manholes

If you’re looking to grow your mobile coverage you’d traditionally think of large mobile masts, right? We have a love / hate relationship with these things, and our mast finder article has been inundated with people trying to find out where their most local mast is. Sadly, there’s …

The Elderly are becoming more tech-savvy with smartphones

On a recent train journey to London I had a rather heart-warming experience whilst sat next to a group of elderly ladies. They had a paper map, stuck together, and were planning their day trip to the city. They happily discussed where to go, what to see first …