Tag: charge

Got 75p for a Dual USB charger?

I’ll be honest, I’ve not reviewed this one but, for just 75p with free shipping, you can’t go too far wrong (well, unless your phone explodes whilst charging, perhaps). Normally £4.83, this special price is for the first 400 items, so you have to be a bit rapid. …

Super-G Powerbank – Review

Some three years ago I took a tour to the far-reaches of the Mobile World Congress. Back in Hall 8 we stumbled across something called “graphene” and didn’t really know a great deal about it. Now, though, we have a high-quality portable charger with a graphene composite battery …

Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger – Review

Available on the Syncwire website for £11.99, this is the Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger. As you’ll no doubt have noticed, this also has a second output so that you can plug in an additional device. Perhaps a dashcam, an additional phone, a Bluetooth speaker or tablet. Here’s …

New Super-G power bank

Meet a couple of new Graphene rapid power banks from PGP Products. There’s a 10,000mAh charger for £84.50 and a monster 20,000mAh unit for £99.50. They will provide up to 1,000 device charges and you can charge them from the mains really quickly – just an hour for …

KIKR S1 – 2-in-1 Phone / Tablet Holder – Review

It might sound like something quite simple, but merely propping your phone up on something is always a bit of a pain. On a train, at your desk, at home, you might find that you’re using a chair, a pillow, a bottle or some other random object to …

70mai Jump Starter – Review

How’s about a portable charger that’s got so much capacity that it can also start your car? That’s what we’ve got right here. Available on Amazon, Lighinthebox, dx.com or Grandado at around £53, this has an 11000mAh battery which will charge your phone multiple times without breaking a …

65W Charging? Xiaomi ups the ante with 80W wireless charging!

The OnePlus 8T has got some proper speedy charging. Our OnePlus 8T review looked at the new charger and the “flat to full” time of just 39 minutes. However, Xiaomi want to go one better, and there’s no cables required either. Their next generation 80W “Mi Wireless Charging …

The OnePlus Nord. Hands on and unboxing!

This is the one we’ve all been waiting for, and the handset that could potentially start turning the smartphone world on it’s head. This is a phone which is affordable but carries a lot of the tech and specs you’ll normally see in those crazy-expensive £1,000+ phones. This, …

OnePlus Buds. More info and a sneaky look.

Those new OnePlus Buds are on the way and today we get a bit more information courtesy of Pete Lau himself. Along with a sneak peek of the Buds, there’s also a few more details too. Performance at a “reasonable price” is promised, along with a super-comfortable design …

Review – Volutz USB Cables. Damn, these are good!

USB cables. It’s fair to say that we’ve gone through quite a few of these during our years writing about smartphones. Indeed, just last week one caught fire here at Coolsmartphone Towers so it’s definitely worth getting a good quality one. Head to the Volutz website and they …

Oppo Find X2 Pro. Still looking really rather smashing.

We’re really liking the looks of the Oppo Find X2 Pro. Sadly their PR team have gone all quiet on us, but we can tell you that you can register your interest in buying the phone over at Carphone Warehouse. The specs are already out there and we’ve …

OnePlus Warp Charge 30 Wireless Charger Overview

The all-new OnePlus 8 Pro gets a 4510mAh battery and, in the box, the super-quick Warp Charge 30T wired charger. However, the OnePlus 8 Pro also gets Wireless charging and , if you want, you can place it on the wireless charging units available to buy on the …

When speedy charging gets a massive turbo

Good morning all! Hope Monday is treating you well. Now, at the weekend I stumbled over this tweet from Abdul Q. He’s been looking at 60W wired charging (and let’s not forget, 60W is what “old school lightbulbs” use). Now, though, there’s wireless 60W chargers too. If your …

Chargeasap launches the world’s most powerful 150W USB-C powerbank

Sydney based consumer electronics brand, Chargeasap, has announced its latest innovation. It’s called “Flash” and is a 20,000mAh powerbank. This has already busted their funding goal on Indiegogo. It’s touted to be the world’s most powerful, most versatile and fastest charging powerbank. If you want to be part …

USB-C finally coming to your next iPhone?

A few years ago the EU tried to get all phone charging cables the same. It was pretty successful, and the USB-C format is now widespread. The USB-C format works well because you don’t need to worry about which way up it’s inserted (let’s ignore the other end) …

The Realme X2 – Not the Pro, but still very good at this price.

A phone that you might have missed at the Realme Madrid event is the Realme X2. It’s the lower-end model and not the Pro version we covered yesterday. Price-wise, it’s really cheap. just €299. The camera arrangement is on the upper left of the rear panel but despite …

Preserving battery life on your smartphone

As you’ll have no doubt seen here at Coolsmartphone, there’s a definite increase in powerful gaming phones of late. They’re brilliant. There’s enhanced graphics capabilities, a number of faster processors and bigger, faster-charging batteries. However, if you’re trying to play a game on your phone which is both graphic and …

OnePlus 7T Pro and the 7T Pro McLaren – Up close and personal

Available for £699 in a few days time (Amazon, John Lewis and the OnePlus website), this is the OnePlus 7T Pro. It sits quite neatly next to it’s more expensive £799 brother – the OnePlus 7T Pro Mclaren Edition. The latter won’t be available until November 5th. The …

The OnePlus 7T – Up close and personal

So, we have a bit of a problem here. We were in London for the rather large OnePlus 7T Series yesterday. It was, without doubt, the biggest OnePlus launch we’ve ever been to. Again, and I’ll be honest, the problems Huawei are currently experiencing mean that the competition …

OnePlus – WarpChargeSOS on the streets of London

Want your battery charging? Let’s face it, there’s far too many people who rely on a charger or portable power pack being close to hand. The people at OnePlus are seeking to change all that, with their WarpChargeSOS fire truck taking to the streets of London to top …

Glowing iPhone charge cables

Morning! So, a few days ago my son needed some new iPhone charging cables. As usual, even though we’ve reviewed many cables and I know which ones are the best, we ended up on eBay and he wanted these flashing “colour flow” ones. Yes, yes, I know many …

Retro-fitting wireless charging on your smartphone

You may have seen these floating around on Amazon (here) or eBay (here). For those of you, like me, who have a smartphone without the clever wireless charging, you can retro-fit this by slipping one of these between your phone and the case. It comes with a near-flat …

TravelCard Charger – Review

Last weekend I went camping and, without doubt, the portable charger was definitely a key piece of kit. However, remembering to bring one of these with you is a challenge, so this – the TravelCard – can sit in your wallet or purse ready for you to use …

Charge your phone with an avocado!

OK, so it’s not a real avocado, but mis-leading click-bait headlines is how journalism works, isn’t it? This thing isn’t going to fully recharge your phone – it’s more of a top-up device as there’s only a 2200mAh battery in it. You charge it off the mains and …

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 …

A totally solar-powered server. The conclusion.

I’ll be straight with you. I’ve had a long career in IT. I’ve done some proper geeky things in my time, including having an old server in my garage running VMware. That means that I can run a stack of machines, test things out and generally be a …

Add walkie-talkie capability to your iPhone

This one hasn’t even gone fully live on Indigogo as yet but, from what I can see, this is a case, an extra battery for your iPhone and a walkie-talkie, all in one. Cheap data, better coverage and apps like WhatsApp, which has an inbuilt audio recording / …

Random strange shed project. Day 1

Publishing this in the middle of IFA is just insane really. If I was one of those click-bait websites, I’d add this to the site at some point in the next couple of weeks, but.. Nah, can’t be bothered. So, off the back of my rather epic ultra-cheap …

IonBank 5K Portable Battery

Recently, I was sent the Moshi IonBank 5K Portable battery unit for testing, which retails at £100.00 (yes, this is not a typo) for the 5150 mAh unit. There is the cheaper 3K unit at £69.95 and 10k which costs £89.95. The 5K unit looks like a metal business …

Inateck 60W USB-C Wall Charger – Review

As you can see by the photos here, this is a wall charger. It’s a pretty substantial size too, measuring in at 7.16 x 5.69 x 2.95 cm. It costs £29.99 and has a USB-C output. Into that you can plug the supplied 2 metre-long cable. So, just …

Iceworks 7000mAh USB Type-C power bank – Review

Good Points: Slimline design Cable included USB Type-C input/output Fast charging for some devices Charge Level LEDs USB Type-C Out Price Bad Points: Fingerprint Magnetic Need to purchase further cables for other device’s. As we use our smartphones more and more each day, we demand more and more …

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 …

Thinnest Portable Charger – Iceworks 7000

The Iceworks 7000 is a fast charge, ultra slim portable charger with built-in type C cable. More importantly it’s only 8mm thick, 15.5cm length and 7.8cm width. Yup! No longer will you have a massive bulky charger pack in the bottom of your bag. Following in the steps of …

Anchor Premium Charge & Sync Cable – Revew

“The Last Cable You’ll Ever Need “ Good Points: Lifetime Warranty. Build quality. Interchangeability. Allows both fast charging and data syncing. Super strong. Tangle Free. Oh did I mention the build quality. Bad Points: The strong magnets have a mind of there own. The tips have to stay …

Tattu Quick Charge 3.0 wall charger – Review

Some people will buy a phone and will probably throw the packaging way. The charger might be in there, or heck – you might find that there’s no charger at all. Some of you out there might be still using the charger you had with the phone you …

#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 …