Is your smartphone just too damn big?

A Kickstarter and Indiegogo campaign isn’t normally something we take a great deal of notice of here at Coolsmartphone. Usually it’s a product that rarely becomes reality. However, this one has actually resulted in a full product, and it’s tiny! It’s the smallest 4G smartphone in the world and …

Anyone remember Psion?

If you’re a long time reader of the site and a long time user of mobile tech, you may remember the Psion series of PDA’s. These were in many ways the forebear of Nokia’s Symbian communicator devices. What made them special was that they used mini thumb style …

Cheap Three deals for Coolsmartphone readers

Whilst some will dress this up as something it isn’t, I’d rather be honest about it. Last week I had to ask you for money. I really, really don’t like doing this so we’ve had a bit of a think and come up with another way in which …

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 …

Plusnet Mobile SIM Only deals.. GO!

There really shouldn’t be much of a reason NOT to go with a “virtual” operator nowadays. Take Plusnet as an example. They use the EE masts so the signal is going to be flippin’ good. Right now they’ve got some deals which, if you’re quick and you want …

Morning guys. We need your help. Badly.

This morning all of our adverts vanished off the site. After looking into it I’ve found that it’s because of our switch to a fully secure URL. We put a redirect from the old http:// pages to the https:// equivalents, however what we… well, what I didn’t do, …

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 …

My love for Monkey Island has returned..

Back in the day, and I’m talking way back in the day (anyone remember the Amiga?) I I used to love adventure games. Yes, it was a few years ago, but the graphics were just good enough to make you believe that you were stepping into a different …

Coolsmartphone Podcast 217 iPhone eKs

The Coolsmartphone Podcast is back to publishing again. This episode, number 217 was recorded on September 26th 2017. It is now available to download from your Podcast Client of choice, listen to here on Coolsmartphone.com or watch as an unedited episode on YouTube. Again, Coolsmartphone.com apologises for the …

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 …

Introducing the GoBag 2

Today (7th November) the GoBag 2 is launched on Kickstarter to follow up on the original GoBag which started life in the same way in 2015 with circa 2500 backers. Whilst not mobile phone related, it does appeal to those who need to cram lots of stuff into …

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, …

iPhone X – Watch as people queue up outside a fake Apple store.

I’ll be honest here. I don’t have £999 for a phone. I’m using an Honor 9 for £379.99 (read all about it here) and.. well, it’s perfect for me. Lovely camera, a speedy experience, great screen and it looks bloody gorgeous. If I had £999 floating around, I’d …

A fifth of UK drivers admit to using their mobiles behind the wheel

Every now and then we get an email from a company which includes research relating to mobile phones. The company involved will want to get their name mentioned (in this case it’s Protect Your Bubble) so that they can have some free advertising. This is another one of …

The iPhone X – In bits!

Who fancies buying a brand new (and very expensive) iPhone X, then taking it to bits? Anyone? No? Wait! The free repair guide website, iFixit have put their hand up, and they’ve detailed the process here. They tell me that… The iPhone X opens from the side just …