Tag: charge

Tronsmart Type-C Quick Charge 3.0 & Type-C Charger

More car chargers for you today, and this time it’s for those of you with a USB Type-C device. This puppy has a standard USB port with Quick Charge C3.0 AND a Type-C port to fit the latest smartphones including the Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X, Lumia 950, Lumia …

Zentree – Fixing your cabling nightmare

Yeah. This is me. This is my problem in a nutshell. We have a “place” in our kitchen where we charge the gadgets during the day. In this “place” you’ll find a USB charging station and random cables dangling all over the shop. Then, just to add to …

Tronsmart Titan charging station – Review

When I was young I really didn’t, for one minute, think I’d be reviewing chargers when I grew up. Never mind though, because we’ve got ourselves a charging station from Tronsmart. We found it under the name of the “family size” multi-port charging station here in the UK …

Charge your phone and automatically back it up. MEEM Reviewed.

I’m terrible at backing things up. I mean, really terrible. I like technology because it makes my life easier, but sometimes it does make you a tad lazy. Backing up the photos, videos and messages isn’t too difficult if you’re technically aware. You can hook up your Google …

TravelCard Plus Mobile Charger Review

Last year I was sent through the TravelCard portable charger for review. It’s a super slim battery pack designed to fit in your wallet and give your mobile device that all important boost when you need it. I loved the TravelCard charger and it sits happily in my wallet with …

Charge your phone with pure muscle power

We’ve published many reviews and have taken a look at various mobile chargers. Battery life is highly important to phone users, so you can either carry around a big battery as a mobile charger or just keep yourself near to a car or wall charger. It’s a bit …

Groov-e Portable Solar Charger – Review

Running out of power on our expensive smartphones is something that we have sadly grown to expect. Battery packs and mobile charges do help this situation, but you have to remember to keep charging THEM too. This is a very different sort of battery pack. It’ll will charge …

Charge your phone from your power-purse or handbag

Battery life, as we continually keep mentioning, is utterly woeful. I can attest to this because, as I was recently in an area with choppy signal, I disabled data all day. The battery lasted for absolutely ages without the constant app updates but the phone quickly became, well, …

Charge 6 USB devices all at once. Go on, you probably need that.

I’ll admit. If you’ve got to this stage then you might have a bit of a problem. Yes, you could convince yourself that your need to charge 6 things at once because they’re essential. You’ve got your iPad in there, your smartphone, perhaps a sports camera, extended battery …

UNU DX-6 review

Battery life on a phone is something we all wish we had more of, whether it be for more gaming time or for more camera shots whilst on holiday. For a while now many companies have made portable charger packs which charge your phone via USB and then …

Ceba Slim Power Bank – Review

For those who have been living under a rock for the last decade or so, I just need to bring you some breaking news. Smartphone and tablet batteries really aren’t as good as we’d like them to be. Right, now on with the show. This is yet another …

Charge without a charger

As the man of the household, whatever I say goes. I wear the trousers and I make the decisions… errr..when the wife isn’t there of course. So, with my endless chargers scattered around the kitchen and in the bedroom, I do get “reminded” that they’re messy and annoying. …

Powercube down in price. Spring clean that desk!

If you remember our piece covering the Powercube then you’ll remember how jolly clever it was. Mount this anywhere and you’ll instantly clean up your cabling nightmares, keeping your sockets (five of them) and USB ports (two of them) in one convenient place. There’s a 1.5 metre extension …

Power Cube – Tidy up your cabling nightmare

I’m always the guy who packs a 4-way extension lead in my bag when I travel. If you’re going abroad it means you just need one adaptor plug and it makes things a little tidier and more central. This, the Power Cube (£27 from Littlewoods) takes things a …

Charge on the go, without a strange bulge

Sometimes, if I go to a restaurant and order a large steak, I’ll get the meat sweats. Likewise, when I need to make an important call or I’m waiting for an email and see my phone hitting 5% battery life, I get the battery sweats. We’ve seen various …

Fitbit Charge, Charge HR and Surge

A few weeks ago news spread out across the digital waves about three new products from Fitbit, well now they’ve gone and unveiled them publicly. First up is the Charge, the ‘basic’ activity tracker. This device tracks all the things your standard Fitbit tracker will right now: steps, …

New devices coming from FitBit

Those of you that love to strap new activity trackers to yourself are in for a treat in the next few weeks. Information sent in to The Verge shows the company is gearing up to launch 3 new products. My bank account is already quivering… The first two devices, …

Charge more than just your credit card with SEYVR

This is a pretty interesting idea for those of us suffering with LBW (low battery worries). Yes, you can buy a battery pack to charge your smartphone battery on the go, but remembering it and carrying it around is another thing. Even if it’s small it’s another item …

Backbone iPhone 5s Wireless Charging Case Review

We see a lot of cases here at Coolsmartphone but we’ve been seeing an increasing profile from the people at Dog and Bone. This one is a bit special because it’s a case which makes your phone charge wirelessly and it comes with a clever charging base too. …

Lightning Rabbit phone cable review

This might be a bit of a short review if I’m honest. What can you say about that cable that arrives in the box with your mobile? One ends connects to your phone whilst the other either plugs into your charger or your computer for transferring files. All …

Has the Lumia 930 had its chips?

I’m honestly not sure where to start with this one. Yes, I could throw in a large amount of potato-puns, but to be honest I’m trying to pick myself up after seeing the picture associated with this story. The idea and PR stunt itself is a great one. …

Harness the power of the sun via your smartphone

The press release on this one starts off with quite a positive vibe… In case you hadn’t heard, it’s currently hotter than Barbados outside Well, yes. According to the news this morning it is, but I’d still rather be in Barbados. Never mind though, you’ve got my attention …

Taking ages to charge your phone? StoreDot have the solution

Battery technology clearly hasn’t kept up with our requirements. Most smartphone owners are now used to getting only a day at best from their devices and there’s a plethora of mobile chargers and car chargers to help bridge the gaps. We want slim phones and therefore slim batteries …

Let’s face it, batteries are rubbish

At Mobile World Congress I’d love to see someone announce a phone battery that actually lasts more than a day. I mean, Duracell have the Powermat and we all have chargers in the car… at home.. at the office. Now we’re even seeing more of these mobile device …

USB to go topsy-turvy at last

Just a short while ago we had various handsets and roughly four thousand different types of charger. Some of you might still have an old Nokia, and you may be familiar with the, “charger hunt” as you search drawers and desks for “one of those with a small …

The Coolsmartphone Gift Guide Preview – The BoostBloc

It’s a fight we have daily. Power, we just need more power. So, as a little taster for our upcoming Coolsmartphone Gift Guide, here’s the Eton BoostBloc6600. It’s basically a block that you charge up and then you carry it round. Slap a couple of cables in and …

Anker E4 13000 mAh external battery pack – Review

I’ve dabbled with external battery packs before, you know the sort. An unbranded 3000 mAh battery that refuses to work after a few weeks. It was after my wife and her friends went to a festival down south a few weeks ago and all of their phones died …

Break the seal and charge your phone

Batteries in phones are still a massive weak point in mobile phones and in Bristol they’ve started to really take the p*** with their new invention – a charger powered by urine. It all works by using microbial fuel cells which, when peed on, produces enough charge to …

Samsung wireless charger at the FCC

Remember when the Samsung Galaxy S3 went on sale and everyone who wanted to buy one also wanted the wireless charger which was shown off but delayed until September, and still yet to be seen? Well it looks like Samsung have a new Qi wireless charger heading through …

Deal – Dirt-cheap iPhone 4 / 4S Battery Case

I reviewed the Movpower portable charger recently after buying the thing for our regular madness at Mobile World Congress. But wait, there’s more, hows about a iPhone 4/4S battery case? It’s down to £3.99 from £24.99. It doubles your iPhone 4 / 4S run time with a 1500mAh …

Flat battery? Nowhere near a charging point? Have a looksie at this

Have a look around you next time you’re at an airport. You’re bound to see someone in a suit hunting around for a power socket. Why? Well, sadly our modern gadgets don’t quite have that one-month battery life we’d all like. Whilst prepping for our yearly trip to …

It might be raining, but I can charge my phone and keep dry

With the British summer becoming a bit of a wash-out, Vodafone have stepped up with a solution. It’s an umbrella. Sure, we’ve seen umbrellas before. I’ve got a collection of broken ones in the boot of my car, but none of those will act as a high-gain antenna …

Review – OneCable Sync and Charge Cable

So what is this? Well, it’s pretty simple really. At one end there’s a standard USB connector. In the middle, a retractable seat belt-style mechanism and at the other end – magic. OK, it’s not magic. I fibbed a little. First, there’s a miniUSB connector. That plugs into …

Another joke charging app fools many

Battery life is always a lot shorter than you’d like it to be, so when there’s a free app which lets you charge up your phone easily, many are prepared to believe. This time the app will apparently let you charge your phone merely by shaking it. This …

Xperia S losing power, even when plugged in?

Now, don’t get us wrong, we know that the USB port on your laptop or PC isn’t the most ideal place to put your phone if you need a quick battery charge. It will, at best, provide a “trickle charge” but isn’t as good as the usual wall …