Category: Reviews

Gemini from Planet Computers – First Impressions

I have it in my hands finally: the Gemini from Planet Computers. I have been waiting to get hold of this device for nearly 6 months since I first caught wind of it back in November last year. It is a unique product on the market and some …

Kygo A9/600 Bluetooth Headphones – Review

Headphones. We get so many. To try and differentiate is always tricky and there’s so many companies producing them. So, when I got this set I was thinking they’d be another set of fairly mid-range headphones. “Kygo”, I thought, “Isn’t that the dance music guy?” Indeed he is. …

Samsung Galaxy S9 – Review

The introduction Samsung is one of the largest players in the Android arena, and their Galaxy handsets have become iconic around the world. This year at MWC, the company announced their latest versions – the Galaxy S9 and S9+. Both of these are on sale now. We were lucky …

Huawei P20 Pro Review: Is this the best cameraphone?

  As you can see I have made a fairly bold statement up there. That my friends, was not just for clickbait. It was a serious intended question, which during the course of this review I intend to answer. I have had the privilege of testing a few of …

Yi Smart Dash Cam – First look

Ok, I will be honest with you on this one. As I’m in the middle of preparing for yet another mad cycle ride, I have run out of time to publish the review on this one. However, because this camera has impressed me so much I wanted to …

Anker PowerCore 26800+ -Review

Portable power, it’s something that is becoming more and more important to us in our fast-paced lifestyles. I for one am always on the move from press event to the day job or ferrying the family around in the car. This means that I need a solution that …

V-Auto by Vodafone – Review

In your car there’s a magical port. It sits under your dashboard usually and you’ll find that the AA man will plug his laptop into it. I remember once I broke down and had to call them out. It was in a car I was renting and his …

Liaboe Electric Rechargeable Toothbrush – Review

I’m reviewing a toothbrush today. Yep, a toothbrush. I’m sure we all know the benefits of using an electrical one. They clean better and your brushing will be timed so that you don’t over-do it. With a manual brush you can often go too far or not far …

Sony Xperia XZ2 – Review

The Introduction Just a week or so ago we posted the Sony Xperia XZ1 review, so it would only be right to follow it up with the newer XZ2. As they have done so many times in the past, Vodafone UK kindly loaned us one so we could …

Pure Siesta S6 Digital and FM Clock Radio with Bluetooth – Review

An alarm clock just wakes you up. Right? Well yes, yes it does, but gone are the days of some badly-made alarm clock waking you up with some white-noise. Now we’ve got alarm-clock radios that’ll receive crystal-clear DAB stations and will accept music from your phone, so you …

KitSound Exert Sports Bluetooth Headphones – A Review

If like me you aren’t the greatest fan of exercise then the only thing that makes it tolerable is your favourite music to distract you. However most sports headphones seem to be in the in ear bud style which for me simply don’t work as they fall out …

Google Pixelbook Review

The Introduction I must admit, I wasn’t planning to get hands-on with a Pixelbook. That was mainly due to the price of the thing. However, when I dropped the Pixel Buds back to Google UK, I was excited to find that they would loan me a Pixelbook. This …

KitSound DJ 2 Wired Headphones – Review

Over the last few years KitSound have become my go-to supplier of headphones. I enjoy their strong bass sound and they have always been good value for money. So I always look forward to these reviews when new KitSound equipment reaches my desk. The KitSound DJ 2 Wired …

esLife Wireless Waterproof doorbell review. There’s 58 chimes!

I’ve got a doorbell to review again. Now, whilst this won’t do a live video feed and it won’t do two-way audio, it will ring the two plugin ringer boxes that come with it. Y’know, proper old-school. Setup is simple and easy. You simply use the high-strength adhesive …

LIFX- Smart lighting system -Review

Believe it or not, outside this website, I live in a fairly tech-free household. This is for the most part because my wife doesn’t want the house to be festooned with technology. The other reason is due to the old adage of “if it ain’t broke don’t fix …

Sony Xperia XZ1 – Review

The Introduction Sony have had a mixed reaction to their phones. The design has changed very little since the launch of the Xperia Z, and even with a high megapixel numbers in their camera, some people have had varied results. In comes the Xperia XZ1, which takes the best …

Moto Z2 Gamepad review

A little while back I was able to get hands on the Motorola Z2 Play to review right here on CoolSmartPhone. Part of my time with the review covered some of the clever Moto Mods. These are made to expand what the device can do, but the one …

YouTube Friday – Honor 7X Review

Iron Bru, Scotland, Matteo Doni. They all go together brilliantly, so we decided to add an Honor 7X into the mix too. We’ve already had a full hands-on with the device in November and it then appeared in December. However, the price has gone down a bit now …

YouTube Friday – The Huawei Band 2 Pro. Video review.

You kids. All you want to do is watch YouTube. Written text? Pah! That’s so last century, and if I make this article more than two paragraphs long you’re all going to lose interest anyway, so… After the rather amazing Huawei Band 2 Pro review I posted yesterday, …

Huawei Band 2 Pro Fitness Tracker – Review

I have a bit of a problem with fitness trackers. Those that I’ve looked at in the past have inevitably come from the cheaper end of the spectrum and were Chinese imports. Y’know the sort – a brand you don’t truly recognise, but it’s £10. The thing is, …