Tag: 3D

3Doodler Create+ 3D Pen Set – Review

I got this for review a while back and, well, I’ve got to admit that my son has been using this quite a bit and I totally forgot to review the thing. It’s a really cool gadget for Christmas and actually doesn’t involve a screen or any messing …

All you need to know about VR Apps and Headsets for iOS

It’s easy to assume that Apple doesn’t really have a current interest in virtual reality – the company has yet to release an Apple-branded VR headset, and some point out that even the latest iPhone X is not as VR-display friendly as some Android devices. The iPhone X …

Sony at IFA 2017

This morning I just made it to the Sony Press Conference with Peter Holden of Talk Android. Another event, another incremental series of product launches, or was there more? Read on here on Coolsmartphone.com to find the answer to this existential question… We came in as a German …

It’s Friday, here’s an advert

It’s Friday. Friday at last. Last night, whilst randomly looking for a YouTube video (and I’ll be honest, I was trying to find some Leslie Chow clips because I’m a bit bonkers), an advert appeared before the video. You know the sort, it’s one of the many YouTube …

HTC U11 – Photo special

HTC have dropped out of the limelight of late. Vodafone don’t seem to be ranging any of their handsets and Three are all out of stock of the HTC 10. Whilst playing with their U Play and U Ultra it occured to me that both handsets had pretty …

MWC – The Doogee Y6 Max 3D Photo Special

As I mentioned earlier today, I’ve borrowed the Doogee Y6 Max 3D. It is, and let’s not lie to you here, a bit big. The dimensions are 89mm wide, 171.3mm tall and it’s 8.95mm thick, weighing in at 250g. Powered by a MediaTek Octacore MTK 6750T CPU, it …

Mobile games are poised to get console-like graphics

Checking Facebook, Twitter and your email. It’s something we all do on our mobiles and it’s something that smartphones will do with ease. However, it’s only the tip of the iceberg and, whether it be due to not knowing or not wanting to deplete our all-important batteries, the …

VR Headsets are OK, but… this. This is better.

As an author on the site you find yourself chasing your tale quite a bit. You’re writing about the latest handsets, the latest speakers, headphones, tablets and VR gadgets. However, this one just jumps off the page. VR headsets. They’re great, sure – but you need to strap …

VR – Is now the time?

Remember my Google Cardboard review? If I’m honest that headset did, eventually, fall apart. Mostly because of my bad construction. However, on a recent holiday my son went on a new type of ride which featured an Oculus Rift, as you can see above. It’s a gadget which …

Insane? Money no object? No taste? Get yourself a 3D selfie!

For a moment early this morning I honestly thought I’d dreamt this. Perhaps it was part of a drunken vision. No. Wait… it’s a real thing. Oh dear me. Where do I start with this? Well, let’s say you’ve just taken a really good selfie and you don’t …

Virtual Reality headset, in video

Back in the old days, when I used to construct this site on a daily basis using Microsoft Frontpage (yes, feel my pain), I used to make the odd mistake. Now I’m all professional and dat. It’s rare for you to find me spilling anything inkorrectly. However, sometimes …

Immerse – Virtual Reality Headset Review

I reviewed the Google Cardboard some time ago. It was £2 and is (obviously) made from cardboard. It’s a virtual reality headset which uses your phone as the screen. This one, which isn’t made of cardboard but has a similar design, is £29.95. You buy this, slap your …

Google Maps now introduces 3D Cardboard-friendly Street View

Remember my Cardboard Review? This low-cost VR headset is easy to construct and a proper fun gadget. Just drop your phone in the front, run the Google Cardboard app and off your go. You’re in a world of virtual reality and it’s not massively expensive, plus if you …

A screen cover to convert your display to 3D without glasses

Getting 3D on your phone usually means either buying a totally new 3D handset or using some sort of glasses that make you look insane. This, though, kills two birds with one stone. Firstly, it’s a great screen protector for your iPhone, and secondly it’ll make your screen …

Take a stroll around Leicester as it was in 210 AD

I’m getting to know you quite well dear reader. I’m thinking that you’re the sort of person who’d love to take a 3D interactive journey through a virtual reconstruction of Roman Leicester. I’m right aren’t I? Oh yes. Well, your luck is in my friend. De Montfort University …

Was I too quick? Is virtual reality actually the next big thing?

Just yesterday I asked whether mobile phones had stopped evolving. With an endless tirade of slab-style phones I really couldn’t see what could happen next. Where could phones go from here? Well, a lot of you are interested in wearable tech. A watch that you can speak into …

Portable 3D screen on the cheap – vrAse

Right. That’s it. I’ve pretty much had it with these Kickstarter projects. Is it me or is each one getting slightly more bizarre and dangerously close to “quack, quack, look I’m a duck” crazy? That’s the first thing I thought when I saw the promotional images below for …

Create your own Lumia 820 …. shell

Just a few short days ago Nokia added the instructions on how to print your very own Lumia 820 case. All you needed was a very expensive 3D printer and the “3D printing Development Kit” that was posted here. Now the people at MakerBot have taken the files …

3D and Offline coming to Google Maps

Google held an event today to announce new features coming to their Google Maps service, 3D and Offline. The process of saving offline maps was demoed and it looks quite simple. The user selects “Make available offline” from the menu, selects the area needed and it downloads to …

LG Optimus 3D, now less than £300

The 3D-equipped LG phones have started drinking those special “diet milkshakes” in the past year, but that does at least mean that the original one we reviewed is now dipping down in price. It’s less than £300 and for that you get an unlocked LG Optimus 3D with …

HTC Evo 3D now even cheaper

Just a short while back Andrew found the HTC Evo 3D in Asda for just £249.99. Since then it’s got even cheaper, and they’re now off-loading it at a remarkable £207. If you’re up for some 3D action, why not pop down there. This is an unlocked handset …

MWC – LG Optimus 3D Max – Up close

We thought initially that Android 4.0 would be arriving as part of an update, but LG have this running Ice Cream Sandwich on the stand and they tell me it’ll hit the shops with ICS too. The Max features a 1.2GHz CPU with “tri-dual technology” (dual core, channel …

LG Optimus 4X HD & 3D Max Information

Clove have just announced that the LG Optimus 4X HD will be coming to the UK in June and can now be pre-ordered starting today for £456. The 4X HD features: 1.5GHz quad-core processor (NVIDIA Tegra 3) Android 4.0 Ice Cream Sandwich 4.7″ (1280 x 720) True HD …

LG Optimus 3D Max on the way to MWC too

LG have already told us about plenty of new devices this week. They’ll grace the LG stand in Barcelona while we run around the event shouting, “Phones! Phones! Phones!” The 3D Max, which we knew was on the way some time ago, is now confirmed to appear and …

LG CX2 Rendered, ready for MWC

Back in September last year the first mention of a new LG Optimus 3D 2 appeared. The original 3D was / is a little bloated, and now this render of the Optimus 3D 2, aka the LG CX2, shows a much slimmer design. There’s gossip of the name …

HTC Evo 3D…Price Drop!

Remember all the hype around glasses-free 3D devices last year? Up popped HTC with a game-changing device which we reviewed on this site last year. Now that very same device has found its’ way to bargain bins at ASDA, priced at a very reasonable £249.99 Unbelievable bargain… and …

App review: IsoSketch for iPad

Worth mentioning first off that I am in no way artistic so when I first saw this I wondered, ‘what’s the point’? I do love isometric drawings and all sorts of 3D so was intrigued but not quite sure what I’d actually use it for. As most techie …

360 Degree video recorded on (many) Sony Ericsson Xperia neo handsets

So, Sony Ericsson sent us a load of videos about their rather strange 360 degree bike experiment. It involves six Xperia neo handsets strapped to a special mount on a bike, all recording video at the same time through fish-eye lenses. The whole thing has been pieced together …

LG Optimus 3D to cut down on the burgers?

We liked the LG Optimus 3D but it was, how can we say this, a little on the heavy side. It looks like LG have noted this criticism and are, according to pocket-lint.com, planning on a Slim-Fast diet for the handset. LG’s Dr Hentry Noh explained that.. Everyone …

LG Optimus 3D arrives on Orange

Good news if you’re looking for the LG Optimus 3D on Orange. The network has just made it available through their stores, online and through phone sales. Available for free on £40, 24 month plans, it features dual 5 megapixel cameras, HD video recording, WiFi, GPS and a …

HTC Evo 3D Hands-on video

The HTC Evo 3D got announced back in June here in the UK. Like the LG Optimus 3D it has a glasses-free 3D screen and dual 5 megapixel cameras, but also adds the HTC Sense experience. Powered by a 1.2GHz Dual Core CPU it comes with a qHD …

Some LG Optimus 3D Hands-on time

This weekend I’ve had chance to play with the new LG Optimus 3D. It’s due to appear on Three shortly plus and will be available direct. The first question most people ask is, “how does glasses-free 3D work?” I took the LG Optimus 3D out on Saturday and …

LG Optimus 3D Pictured

Various Android Sites are reporting the first sighting of the new LG Optimus 3D.  It is widely expected that LG will unveil their first 3D smart phone at MWC next month, the device borrows some styling from the Optimus Black and Optimus 2x, with a Phandroid source describing …