Tag: accessories

Stick your finger in and hold on tight

If you’re looking for a different way to keep hold of your phone, try this new GrabTab gadget. It’s billed as a “Grip Assist Accessory” and means that you stand less chance of dropping your phone. It’s an expensive loop which acts as a secure holding device plus …

Mate 20 Pro – Cases Review

Getting a new smartphone to enjoy is a big thing for many people. This is, after all, the device you plan to use every day for the next 2 years. It will be a big part of your life, from calls to taking those beautiful photos. Just as …

Dodocool Slim Fast Wireless Charger – Review

I’ve literally just unpacked this one. It’s a slim, pebble-like wireless charger which will top up your smartphone quickly. It’s $14.99 from Amazon US and now just £11.79 from Amazon UK, if you’ve got a compatible handset, it’ll charge supported devices up to 1.5 times faster than a …

Nokia Steel HR – Unboxing

Smartwatches are dime a dozen these days. Almost every manufacturer is dipping their toe into the market. We have seen some come and go (aka Pebble) and we have seen some stay the course. However, it is the lesser known brands for this area who sometimes prove to …

iKAPZ – Review

If you’ve got a triangular charger then, let’s admit, it can be a bit boring to look at. To add a bit of colour, and possibly to differentiate each charger, you can get one of these. They’re colourful caps which fit on top of your USB charger. You …

Booq – Daypack Backpack, Unpacked!

I’ve been using a very tired Mos Backpack that I acquired a few years ago as my regular laptop bag. As it’s in daily use, it has started to show its age. Due to this, I have been on the hunt for a bag that would make for …

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 …

Brainwavz Delta In Ear Earbuds – Review

No Bluetooth headphones today. No. This time it’s a set of wired headphones. These come courtesy of a company called BrainWavz who, apart from already having a very cool name, also make these well-priced in-ear headphones. They’re “IEM”, which means “In Ear Monitors” and help to isolate the …

#MWC18 – 3mk Screen Protectors

This was a meeting that we arranged to see what this unknown (to us) company was all about. In the end I was extremely glad that we went along to see them as they do some really cool gear. What we are looking at here is my Mate …

#MWC18 – Energous. Wireless charging from a distance

Wireless charging is great and, although it has been a staple of many Android phones for a few years now, it is very much a new thing for iPhone users. As a side affect from this, a lot more companies are showing interest in the tech now. As …

VibesAudio VibeRox Sound Engine. Hands-on Review

A few weeks ago I was sent this rather large box which contained a veritable haul of mobile accessories. The box was very kindly sent from a small startup called VibesAudio from America. They had just had their official launch and were very keen to get the review …

Get a protective case… for your PlayStation?

The PS4 that my son has is an expensive piece of kit. I’m forever telling him to be careful with the games too, as I’m sure you guys do at home. Just one scratch, one mark, and that ever-so-expensive game will refuse to load. So, when I came …

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 …

SmartHalo – Finally, an easy to use navigation device for your bike

We’ve seen similar things in the past, but I’ll confess that this is the first one selling on Apple.com. The Montreal-based startup has sent us oodles of details for their SmartHalo gadget, but for me it’s probably easier to just watch this demo video. I promise I didn’t …

A rather cool cube-shaped travel charger and adapter

Going abroad usually involves you forgetting your travel adapter, then buying some ridiculously-priced one at the airport instead. Now this little cube is here to help. The TA502 has two USB ports and will convert from / to US, EU, AU and UK plugs. These conform to US, …

Urban Armor Gear announces cases for the LG V30

We recently had a play with the new LG V30 and, with an expensive new phone featuring an expansive display, you’re good to want to protect it. Although we’re still not overly sure whether it’s launching here in the UK (they’re telling us that “key European markets” will …

Zecti Robot Tripod mini – Review

I don’t know about you but I love taking photos with my phone. Today we have phone cameras that are really rather excellent. They’re right up there with the compact cameras that we used to carry around a few years ago. There is, however, still the long-standing issue of …

Philips EverPlay Bluetooth speakers. Let’s have a look

I’m sitting in the sunshine and it’s about 30 degrees Celsius right now. To be honest I’m going a bit delirious and moving the “Coolsmartphone office” to a bench outside was perhaps not my best idea. Anyway, with summer here I picked out one message from my 5.4 …

Peli Case for your​ S8/S8+

The new Galaxy S8 and the S8+ handsets are gorgeous. There is no denying that. There are countless blogs and reviews attesting to this. However, this beauty does come at a cost. In testing by the fine people over at SquareTrade it was discovered that the S8 and …