Category: Reviews

Brasso Gadgetcare

The Brasso Gadgetcare product is designed for cleaning and shining gadgets and removing those pesky fingerprints and marks. Sure, you could polish your phone with your sleave or rub against your shirt every once in a while, but the smudges and smears...

NoiseHush N650 Solar Bluetooth Car Kit

The NoiseHush N650 is a small solar-powered car kit. It charges the 100mAh battery from the light of the sun and, in theory, you can have "unlimited talk time" in direct sun light. When there's no sun you do get a charger in the shape of a cigarette...

Herotab M802 / aPad MX515

This device looks a lot like another very popular device. The design of it is, and let's be honest here, a clone of the Apple iPad.. give or take a few inches. Inside it runs Android 2.2 and there's the very latest Flash 10.1 and an 800MHz CPU. …

HTC 7 Mozart

This is a phone that, like the HTC Legend, is created from one single piece of aluminium. It makes the device sturdy, solid and cool to hold. The HTC 7 Mozart has hi-fi audio, with SRS WOW HD sound for an improved audio experience. The Zune music in...

Sony Ericsson LiveView

Sony Ericsson call this a "Phone Remote". Wearable on your wrist or on your clothes with the help of a clip, it communicates with your mobile and displays information from your phone. It'll also let you find your phone, control music and adjust volum...

HTC Wildfire

The HTC Wildfire. Let me crack open a beer and tell you a story. We were invited down to London for a preview of the Wildfire and, unless I'm completely wrong, it was met with a fairly mute reception from the press. Why? Well, it has roughly the …

Nexus One

So what is it exactly that makes the Nexus One so special as an Android phone, well the obvious reason it it was made by HTC but totally how Google wanted it to be, no customisation, no branding, just a good solid well built phone for developers and …

Motorola FLIPOUT

Following our recent look at the X10 Mini we've now got another dinky Android device. This is the Motorola FLIPOUT. It's named FLIPOUT because the keyboard rotates down from the lower left corner of the screen. It's a 2.8" screen and, without the ...

Samsung Galaxy S

So with the Galaxy S only just going on sale I have been very lucky to be able to get hold of a device to review for the site and test it out in real world use.  This has been my only phone to use so had to …

Sony Ericsson X10 Mini

The Sony Ericsson Xperia X10 Mini is small. Now, before you click away in disgust at that opening sentence, let me just repeat that. It is small. There's no camera trickery going on here. This is the smallest phone I've ever tested. Get your cred...

Acer Stream Rewiew

The Acer Stream is available exclusively here in the UK on eXpansys. You won't currently see it on a contract or subsidised so you may have to think hard before giving away £399.99. The headline specs include HD video recording at 720p / 24 fram...

Orange San Francisco

The term "smartphone" has long been attached to the Android OS. It's meant that many have perhaps classed the device as a business tool or a high cost handset. Now, with Android appearing in a wider range of devices in various shapes and sizes, we're...

HTC Desire HD

  Specs CPU - 1GHz Storage - 1.5GB internal, 768MB RAM, microSD expansion Camera - 8 megapixel auto-focus and LED flash, 720p HD video recording, geotagging Connectors - 3.55mm audio jack, microUSB connector Sensors - G-Sensor, digital compass, ...

HTC Desire – Mini Review

The HTC Desire really caught us off-guard. If I'm honest the HTC Legend looked to be the better handset when we first saw them both. It was the design of the Legend that won us over, but the sales of the Desire seem to have proved otherwise. This …

HTC HD mini – Mini Review

Windows Mobile 6.5 is getting a bit long in the tooth now but write it off at your peril. The HTC HD2 is simply amazing thanks to the HTC Sense interface and there's still a big community out there. The HD2, which we reviewed here, has the 1Ghz …

Sumo Gamer Chair

Back in October 2006 we had a look at the Omni Beanbag Chair. It arrived flat-packed from the USA and we added our own beans. It was a weird thing for us to review, but we figured a lot of our time was spent sat down, so why …

HTC Car Upgrade Kit for HD2

The HTC HD2 official car kit is here. It's from HTC themselves and sold here by easydevices.co.uk. First up, I will mention the drawing on the box. I think it's supposed to show you that the car kit can mount on the dash or the windscreen, but they've …

HTC HD2 Extended Life Battery

Battery life. It's always a massive talking-point when you mention mobile phones. Come on, let's admit it, if we all had crappy old Nokia's with monochrome screens they'd last weeks without charging. Sure they would, but who wants to go back to a pho...

Laybag Leipzig

The Laybag is a tiny bean bag for your phone to rest on. It comes with a small "lip" to stop your phone slipping down and is useful as a temporary phone holder or a way to hold your phone at a viewable angle. It's ideal for watching …

Sony Ericsson Xperia X10

The X10 reviewed here is exclusive to Orange in white. The X10 is an Android powered handset and there'll be more from the X10 family in the shape of the Mini and Mini Pro. This, however, is the big daddy and has specs a-plenty. It's a quad-band GSM...

HTC Hero

I feel dirty in a way, and I'll tell you why. This is and always has been a Windows Mobile site. To be given a HTC Hero to play with for a couple of weeks? No.. we don't want it. Why? Because it's powered by Google Android - …

HTC Touch2

The Touch2 is one of the very latest Windows Mobile 6.5 devices. Scheduled to launch on October 6th this has a 528Mhz Qualcomm processor, 512MB ROM and 256MB RAM. The screen is a 2.8" TFT-LCD with QVGA resolution, which isn't quite as high as the hig...

o2 XDA Venn

The o2 XDA Venn actually appeared a couple of years ago in the USA as the Pantech Duo. It's an interesting idea - there's no touch screen but there are two keyboards - a sliding QWERTY out the side and a numeric keypad down the bottom. Specs Desp...

HTC Tattoo / Tattoo Ink

When HTC first asked me if I'd like a Tattoo I was a little confused. "Well, not really, I mean on women it can be kinda sexy but...", "No", they said, "The HTC Tattoo phone. Y'know, the new Android handset for the masses?" An interesting name it h...

HTC HD2 Review

The HD HD2. This phone has a lot of weight on it's shoulders. In recent years and months Windows Mobile has been badly knocked by the iPhone and Android. Both of these platforms have made serious inroads and many Windows Mobile customers have moved a...

HTC Hero Cradle

Above is the cradle itself - it's from easydevices.co.uk. It's made in China and, although probably not "official HTC merchandise" looks the business. In the box you get a UK mains charger with a small round plug at the other end, a small manual and...

Motorola DEXT / CLIQ

The Motorola Dext is currently available from Orange. It's the first ever QWERTY Android handset to cross our desk and initial impressions are good. It seems well build, although the sliding mechanism is perhaps less snappy than the sliding QWERTY HT...

HTC Legend – Mini Review

The Legend is similar in both size and shape to the HTC Hero but this times there's an "alloy unibody" making it very solid with a slide-in battery. The "chin" is still there but, instead of the trackball, there's now an "optical trackpad" on the chi...

HTC Snap

The Snap is the return of the non-touchscreen QWERTY messaging phone. HTC last dipped it's foot into this marketplace with the HTC Excalibur and it's still a handset that's being used on BT with their Office Anywhere solution. The Snap brings WinMo ...

o2 XDA Guide

GPS and a circular navigation wheel has been a popular combination with the o2 XDA Orbit 2 paving the way with on-board GPS navigation software, wireless capability and 3 megapixel cameras. On the face of it the Guide seems to offer a similar setup ...

Toshiba TG01

So, the Toshiba TG01. This has been eagerly awaited by many. Toshiba have at last released a Windows Mobile phone and, after glancing at the specifications, they've come up with one hugely powerful device. For a start there's that capacious screen - ...

Palm Treo 500

Over the years I've worked on this site there's been a lot of changes. Smartphones were once quite prolific, and when I say "Smartphone" I mean those Windows phones WITHOUT a touch screen. The Palm 500 is such a phone and, for someone who is now prob...

HTC Touch Diamond – Coolsmartphone Special Report

Here's our special report on the HTC Touch Diamond. We managed to get a demo unit for over a week and, in addition to the report below, we filmed a daily video diary of it in action. However, since writing the report below and filming these vids, we'...

Bye Bye Standby

If there's one thing we "do" it's Windows Mobile phone reviews. Every now and then though we love to review other cool stuff. One such product is Bye Bye Standby. It comes in two parts, although the first part will work on its own. Put simply ...

GSmart MS800 and MW700

Hang on, we've been here before haven't we ? Yep, the iMate Ultimate 6150 and 8150 were designed with a similar idea. Keep the handsets looking the same but twiddle with the specs. On the right we have the grey unit, aka the GSmart MS800. This has 3...

HTC Touch Pro

Specs CPU - Qualcomm® MSM7201A™ 528 MHz OS - Windows Mobile 6.1 Professional Memory - 288Mb RAM / 512Mb ROM Dimensions - 102 mm (L) X 51 mm (W) X 18.05 mm (T) Weight -165 g (with battery) Display - 2.8-inch TFT-LCD flat touch-sensitive screen ...

HTC S740

The HTC S740 is a rare beast in the Windows Mobile world. Remember when phones were phone-shaped? A numeric keyboard up front, a screen you can't touch to activate stuff? Ahh.. Those were the days. The last time we reviewed a HTC "Smartphone" was ...

myhome247 security system

A while back the guys at MyHome247 sent me a box to review. Inside you'll find a starter kit which uses a combination of wireless technology, batteries and sometimes ethernet cable to connect you house onto the web. Why do that ? Well, fo...

HTC Touch 3G

Hey, remember nearly a year and a half ago? HTC sent us something called the HTC Touch. It was like nothing we'd ever seen before. Up until the arrival of the HTC Touch most Pocket PC handsets were either fairly bulky or brick-shaped. The HTC Touch ar...