Category: Reviews

Senior Safety App – Review

If you have an elderly friend or relative, you’re naturally going to worry about them. However, that friend or relative may not necessarily worry. They might be too proud to have alarms or monitoring systems installed in their home and it could be tricky to even approach the …

Zeepin Dashcam – Review

You may remember how I covered this Zeepin Dashcam. You can buy it from Amazon USA or from Ali Express. As I mentioned before, it slots onto a bracket which adheres to your windscreen and features a lens which can be tilted to suit. In my case, it’s …

Romoss Qseries 05 Power Bank – Review

Another day, another power bank. This is available from Amazon UK for a mere £12 with free UK delivery. Not a bad price that at all. It’s about 1cm taller than a credit card and a tad wider. Inside thee’s a 5,000mAh battery which will charge the 3,000 …

Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Inside this well-built speaker is a 4,400mAh battery which takes 5 hours to charge. Once you’ve charged it, it’ll play your tunes for a full 24 hours depending on the volume you set it at. That volume, and the sound quality, is really rather good. I just wish …

BlackBerry Motion – Review

The Introduction BlackBerry have always been a brand with a dedicated base of followers around the world. When that brand made the switch from its own BB OS and moved to Android, it opened up a whole new world of apps and services. The Motion is not an …

Zeepin Dashcam Overview – You can win a dashcam too!

At this time of year, there’s always going to be some slightly unpredictable driving. Some idiots will take a chance drink driving, others will be distracted and some will just be generally terrible at driving or parking. It’s basically silly season where everybody panics to get those bargains …

Unboxing the Honor View 10

A few weeks ago I was down in good old London town where I bore witness to the latest Honor flagship. Today I have received a pre-production unit for review here at Coolsmartphone Towers. The phone is now available for preorder from the Honor website and, if it is …

Asus Zenfone 4 – Review

Although you might not see this particular handset in network stores, you can buy it from Amazon for £449.99, from Tesco or Carphone Warehouse. Video Overview Want the quick look? Here’s our video tour… It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S630 octa-core processor (2.2GHz + 1.8GHz) and there’s …

Unihertz Jelly Pro – Review

It’s difficult to find a position for this one. The makers of the Jelly Pro admit that it’s perhaps not ideal as a primary phone. Setting up can be a little tricky, especially when you’re entering your email address and trying to accurately input your password on the …

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 …

BenQ WIT e-Reading LED Desk Lamp – Review

If you’re working for any length of time with screens you’ll quickly realise that having the right amount of background light is important. Here we’ve got the BenQ e-Reading LED Desk Lamp. Video overview For those without the time, here’s my unboxing! The first thing you’ve got to …

A week abroad with the Note 8

Usually, when I go on holiday I like to reach out to contacts I have made over the years to loan a recent device to road test. This year, Three kindly stepped up and loaned me a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for me to use. You may remember …

iDeaUSA AtomicX V201 Headphones – Review

I do tend to wear headphones quite a bit. At work, at home when I’m typing this stuff out and even when mowing the lawn. These ones are over-ear headphones from a company called iDeaUSA. They’ve got a lot of tech inside, most notably something called “AtomicX Audio …

Canvio for Smartphone – Review

Back in April I reviewed the Toshiba Canvio Connect II. It’s a portable storage device that you can plug into your smartphone to send, receive, organise, backup, restore and view files. This, what we have here, builds on that. The Canvio for Smartphone is a charger and an …

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 …

Elephant Door – Review

So this is a thing. What caught my eye about this is this simple fact from the Elephant Alarms website.. Your door, especially if you live in an apartment (this is designed with flats, apartments and small offices in mind), can be a huge weak spot and an …

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 …

KitSound XDock 4+ Bluetooth Speaker Dock – The Alarm Clock Review

Do you remember in years gone by, long before the age of the smartphone, the height of slumber breaking technology was the radio alarm clock which provided the ability to wake you up via either a local MW Radio station or a screeching buzzer #gooddays. Then the smartphone …

Master & Dynamic MH40 Premium Headphones – A Review

I like music, I like music a great deal. By now, this should be obvious by the types of review I generally perform for Coolsmartphone. But there are times when I want to keep it to myself and make it a personal experience, and this is when a …

Syllable D9X Wireless Bluetooth Headphones – Review

Bluetooth headphones do have a bit of a problem. You need to power the things. Previously we took a look at the Syllable D900 headphones and you’ll see from that review that they sat inside your ears. All good, but the battery life meant that you’d have to …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Review

These days there are so many different smartphones out there it is hard to find things to distinguish them from each other. I genuinely struggle sometimes in finding what makes one phone better than another. That being said, there are things out there that can help to lift one phone above …

Motorola Z2 Play – Review

Vodafone kindly invited me to go play some mini golf, eat some food and meet up with some great people from the tech scene…..Oh and to show off the Motorola Z2 Play of course! Those of you who have been following the site for a while might remember …

Conbrov T19 Car Key Fob Camera – Review

A camera recording in per 1280 x 720p is one thing. But having one hidden inside a car key fob is another. Here, for those who might need it, is a key fob which can detect movement, record it, or manually if you prefer. Why would you want …

AOSM Dual Stereo Bluetooth Speakers – Review

Many years ago I had a hi-fi system. It consisted of a central tuner, cassette player, record player and graphic equalizer plus.. two speakers. Two stereo speakers. A right channel and a left channel. You could position the speakers around your room for the best stereo sound. The …

Yack.net – calls, records and transcribes

A new start-up from Newbury has created an application that has been designed to “Capture all forms of conversation” called Yack.net. The concept is that the application allows calls or video chats of up to 6 people to be easily recorded but the contents are transcribed. “Yack.net was …

Beko SGA7126P Steam Generator Iron – Review

Hey there, it’s me. Today I’m reviewing an iron. Yes, an iron. This isn’t a normal iron though. Oh no. This is a steam generator iron. Normally we’ve perhaps shied away from buying one of these things. We’ve always gone for the “usual” type of iron which has …

VAVA VOOM 23 Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speaker – Review

This is a hard-wearing speaker from a company called VAVA. It’s rated as “IPX6” so should, in theory, cope with a blast of water from a jet plus dust and sand. Basically, they’re offering a speaker that you can attach to you bag and go camping with here, …

Eachine E52 WiFi Foldable Quadcopter – Review

They call it a quadcopter. I’m gonna call it a drone. This drone, though, has considerably less “faff” about it than most drones, and it’s less than £40, which really isn’t bad at all. When it arrives, you’ll notice that the remote control is far bigger than the …

RAVPower 10000mAh Power Bank – Review

WOoo!!! Another power bank for me to review. I LIVE TO REVIEW POWER BANKS!!! Guess what this one does. Go on, guess! Yes, this will power up from a wall charger or another USB input via the microUSB central “Input port”. You get two microUSB-to-USB cables in the …

nCube. Simple and effective

The nCube is a compact, light, blue and simple design for making the management of your smart home simpler in a very crowded smart-home space. The tidy little box quietly sits on your network either through WiFi or directly into your router within your home. It connects all the …

Xtorm XB202 Power Bank – Review

OK. Call them power banks, call them portable chargers, you basically fill them up via the wall socket or some other USB power outlet, them you put them in your pocket and charge up your electronic gadgets as and when you need. Great. Most portable chargers are quite …

Thinkware F800 Dash Cam – Review

Back in August last year (oh how time flies) I reviewed the amazing Thinkware F770 Dashcam. Since then I’ve been contacted and asked to review the latest iteration – the Thinkware F800 Pro. Good Points: This is a feature-packed device (see main body of the review) 140 degree …

Huawei Mate 10 Pro – Unboxing

Now that the madness of the launch event is over and all the tech world has crawled back into their respective offices, it is time to get down to the business of seeing what is beyond the shiny Huawei exterior. Before I get into the unboxing of the …

Citroën C3 – Review

As someone who has Bluetooth speakers, portable chargers and cables thrown across the desk to review, this came as a bit of a surprise. “Would you like to review our car”, came the email. Ermm.. well.. OK then. The video You’ll need to get comfortable for this one. …

ROMOSS 10000mAh Aluminum power bank – Review

Portable chargers. Yes, there’s lots of them on the market. This one is from ROMOSS and they’ve designed it so that it’s got plenty of capacity whilst still fitting in your trouser pocket. That’s a good thing. There’s 2 output ports and a 10,000mAh capacity. You can charge …

QICENT Cable Management Container – Review

Even with supposed “wireless charging”, you’re still going to have a whole heap of cabling kicking around. If could be behind your desk, it could be behind your TV, it could be under your bed. A cable for charging, a power adaptor for this, another for that. And …

NTONPOWER Charging station and organiser – Review

Having lots of gadgets is seemingly the norm nowadays. Likewise, we’re seeing more and more solutions for charging them. Most of you will probably have one charger per device, which is great until you start getting a second phone, a tablet or you’ve got other members of your …

AmpliFi – The unboxing

Well, I don’t normally get excited about wireless extension system, but there was something cool and futuristic about AmpliFi that certainly caught our interest at Coolsmartphone Towers. We covered the unit’s release not so long ago, and now we have one to review. The box was huge and …

iPad Pro 10.5” – Review

So the time has come for me to share my opinion of the iPad Pro 10.5”. I have been using the device for nearly two weeks now and, I have to say, I am happy bar a few minor niggles here and there. Before I dive onto the …