Category: News

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 …

Another phone from Realme the Realme GT coming soon

Just a quicky for you as today. Realme announced that their latest Flagship Killer is being announced to the UK market on the 15th of June. There has been a lot of excitement about this phone as it is looking to be very heavy in terms of spec …

ZEISS and Vivo to work together on upcoming smartphone camera tech

Coming complete with a Gimbal Camera System and a customised sensor to reduce exposure time, the Vivo X51 5G really impressed us with the impressive speed and precision of snaps and the crazy zoom capabilities. Now Vivo have announced that they’ll be pushing the camera tech even further …

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 announce Back to School event

This time of year in tech is traditionally the time when companies start to try and get buyers excited with deals on tech that is aimed at people going to Universities and Colleges. It is an idea that has come about from the way the term times fall …

Xiaomi Poco X3 NFC launched

Here it is the newest Poco Phone from Xioami, but unlike its slightly older predecessor, this one is not all about pushing to get the bets processor into the cheapest phone possible. This time around we have got a phone that has been built to a price but …

Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G. Pre-order with EE

So you may be aware that the Samsung Galaxy Fold 2 5G has now been made official and it looks amazing. I remember my thoughts when the first Fold was announced.I have to say I was a bit, “meh”. The reason being that the exterior display was too …

Xiaomi launch new E-Scooter range

Today Xiaomi has launched the update to their E-Scooters range with three new models, Mi Electric Scooter Pro 2, Mi Electric Scooter 1S and Mi Electric Scooter Essential. These E-Scooters are developments to the previous Mi Electric M365 E-Scooter and bring a lower price point and increased range …

Dixons Carphone to cut 800 jobs

Yet more employees on the high street look to be losing their jobs as Dixons Carphone today announce plans to cut 800 jobs. The losses will be within in-store management of Currys PC World stores in order to “flatten (the) management structure” due to a rise in online …

Trump demands a cut of TikTok deal

In a Mafia-like response, Donald Trump has hit a new low today by suggesting that the US Treasury should get a cut of any TikTok sale after he “facilitated” it. As you remember, businessman Trump has threatened to ban Chinese-owned TikTok in the USA and wants an American …

Oppo launches a first-of-its-kind smartwatch

The new Oppo smartwatch, which is available in a couple of different versions, has been launched. The 41mm Bluetooth-connected Oppo Watch will be £229 and Amazon will be selling it in black, silver or Rose Gold from September 3rd. It comes with speedy VOOC Flash Charging, GPS and …

Microsoft talks to Trump about TikTok sale

After a presumably intelligent conversation with Donald Trump, Microsoft boss Satya Nadella has confirmed that discussions to purchase TikTok will continue. A date of September 15th has been given for completion of the sale discussions. A Microsoft blog post states.. Following a conversation between Microsoft CEO Satya Nadella …

Huawei becomes the top handset maker

Despite US blockades and the lack of Google Play, Huawei is seeing fantastic sales in China. This has helped to push the company into the number one spot as the top handset maker in the world. Now beating Samsung, and despite blocks on Google apps and 5G network …

The Modmo Saigon – New electric bike with a monster range

Up to 124 miles on one charge? Yes, this is the Modmo Saigon. Created by Irishman Jack O’Sullivan, the company has grown significantly of late due to the “secretly electric” bike. It has a very understated design – simple on the outside and full of tech on the …

Go gaming crazy with the RedMagic 5S

Coming to the UK and the rest of the globe in September, this is the RedMagic 5S. It’s just been launched in China. This puppy has an “unparalleled cooling system” which is based on active liquid-cooling technology. There’s also a Turbo Fan ICE 4.0 system and an Ice …

Cat S62 Pro Launched, get all the details here.

If you want rugged, and you want properly useful extra gadgets, the Cat S62 Pro is the phone to go for. It meets the highest military spec (Mil-Spec 810H) so you can whack the lovely screen with a hammer or drop it repeatedly from 1.8 metres. It’s also …

The Snapdragon 765 / 765G. Driving down smartphone prices.

I mean, we knew some bits about the OnePlus Nord before this event. But the price they just announced? Bejesus. That’s an insanely cheap price. The 8GB / 128GB OnePlus Nord is £379. The 12GB / 256GB OnePlus Nord is £469. Yesterday we looked an another Snapdragon 765 …

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 …

The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

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 …

Announced – The Mi Smart Band 5

We’ve seen a lot of kit from Xiaomi of late. There’s no sign of that stopping, and today they launched even more kit. This is the new fitness tracker / smart band, the Mi Smart Band 5. It’ll be launched soon here in Europe and gets a 1.1″ …

The real Huawei. Behind the scenes of their massive Chinese HQ.

The UK have been bullied and pushed into removing Huawei kit from mobile and data networks. Some call it a deeply political decision, with an American trade deal up for grabs and a massively successful Chinese company holding the number two spot in smartphone sales. The big U-turn …

Huawei adds warnings about the lack of Google Play

Thinking of getting yourself the brilliant Huawei P40 Pro, the Huawei P40, the Honor 9A or the Honor 9X Pro ? They’re all brilliant (have a nose at our Honor 9X Pro review here), but they all lack the Google Mobile Services. No YouTube app, no Google Maps …

No new Huawei mobile kit after December 31st. All gone by 2027

In a move that is likely going to cost UK mobile networks (and therefore, their customers) billions, the UK government has today announced that mobile providers will be banned from buying any new Huawei 5G equipment after the end of this year. This will delay the rollout of …

Microsoft to close or convert all retail stores

Goodbye to the high street. Goodbye to the shopping mall. Times are changing and Microsoft is to close or “reimagine” their stores across the world. Across the USA, nearly all stores are closing, whilst the NYC, London, Sydney and Redmond store will instead be converted to stores that …

Sky Mobile partners with Doro. We go up-close with the Doro 8050

We’ve longed covered the elderly-friendly Doro phones. They come with great features such as a friendly and easy-to-understand interface, a step-by-step setup guide and remote help via the MyDoro app. These phones aren’t just all about bigger text and louder sound, but they’ve also tuned audio frequencies for …

OnePlus Lite on the way?

OnePlus have recently given us two absolutely gorgeous phones in the shape of the OnePlus 8 and OnePlus 8 Pro, but not everyone wants to spend several hundred pounds on a phone. With technology advancing, a sub £250 phone can now give a very respectable performance and it’ll …

Curve cards stop working as dodgy Wirecard nosedives

You may have heard about payment processor Wirecard in the news recently. The Financial Times revealed dodgy transactions and a massive €1.9bn of cash missing from their accounts. The company have filed for insolvency but it’s meant that companies relying on their services have suddenly seen a stop …

Asus announce new ROG Phone 2 Ultimate and Strix editions!

Asus have been quietly working on their gaming phone concept for a few years and have released two version of the ROG Phone to date. These have come in the form of the ROG Phone and then more recently the ROG Phone 2 These were pitched as being …

Doogee introduce the S68 Rugged Pro

Doogee have a history of making some really hardcore phones for those who lead a more active lifestyle and they ha e just released a new phone that is going to appeal to those after a alightly.orw affordable alternative. This is the new S68 Pro to give it …

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 …

The European Elections. It’s all about phone orientation.

Let’s not try and get into politics. You can probably guess my stance as I’ve been lucky enough to visit several European countries over the years and I really can’t see any tangible benefit of leaving. As part of the EU, Britain has access to 36 free trade …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …