Tag: charging

Belkin Wireless Charging Pad – Now down in price

Like your wireless charging? Want a 10W charging pad? Well, right now there’s a deal on at Amazon, Argos and Carphone Warehouse, meaning that you can get one of these for just £19.99 – that’s a saving of £15 from the normal £34.99 price-tag. The offer runs from now until August …

Anker reduce prices on Wireless Chargers

Looking for a wireless charger? Want to save some money? You need to head over here. Anker have reduced the prices on three of their chargers, with their PowerWave Wireless Chargers down by either £15 or £5. Their 7.5 Wireless Charging Pad is the cheapest – now just …

Vissles-W 3-in-1 wireless charger – Review

Charging your techy stuff is still a messy nightmare. It becomes even worse when you buy additional gadgets. It’s not just your phone any more, oh no – now you’ve got a watch and some headphones to charge too. Cables all over your kitchen? Your bedroom? Elsewhere? It’s …

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 …

Ambient Mode comes to OnePlus

Overnight OnePlus has announced that they’re to deploy the Google Assistant-powered Ambient Mode to OnePlus devices from the OnePlus 3 onwards. As you may know, Ambient Mode appears when your device is being charged and gives you access to a wide range of Google Assistant-powered information. To opt …

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) …

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 – 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 …

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 …

Anker Powerport+ Atom III anounced

Anker has for a long time been working to make charging our devices easier and faster. They have also been striving to make their chargers more universal by utilising their IQ technology in the universal chargers that they make. For someone like myself who is always on the …

Running low on juice? Strap a brick to your phone!

Good morning you good people. How’s things eh? Good? Great. Now, we’ve had an email from “Joe”. He’s from a company called Brickspower. They do these wireless charging bricks which attach to the back of your phone. Then it’ll wirelessly charge your phone. Magic eh? No need to …

#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 …

PrimAcc Qi Quick Wireless Charging Stand – Review

It seems that there’s no a week that goes by that we don’t have some sort of charger for review here at Coolsmartphone. Today we’ve got this PrimAcc wireless charger, and it takes the form of a stand. Out of the box, it looks pretty swish stood on …

NTONPOWER Charging station and organiser – Review

Having lots of gadgets is seemingly the norm nowadays. Likewise, we’re seeing more and more solutions for charging them. Most of you will probably have one charger per device, which is great until you start getting a second phone, a tablet or you’ve got other members of your …

Belkin BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad

Belkin continues to embrace the iPhone moves towards wireless charging with the BoostUp Wireless Charging Pad, which will support the iPhone 8, iPhone 8 Plus and iPhone X (probably other products that were not included in the press release!). “Customers around the world love iPhone and we believe wireless …

Romoss 2 in 1 Universal Cables – Review

I got me some cables, baby. To be honest the people at Romoss have, to date, sent me around 20 emails about their products and they’ve been quite keen to get a review online, so here I have two of their cables. They should, for a lot of …

Seneo Wireless Fast charger – Review

We all need convenience in our lives. After all, this is one of the reasons that we use mobile phones as much as we do. However, it’s a real pain when the piece of tech that we rely on so much falls flat on its shiny face due …

Dodocool 3-in-1 USB Charging Cable – Review

If you’re anything like me then, well, I feel sorry for you. Perhaps you’ve got an iPhone, an iPad, an Android phone or two. Perhaps you’ve got a Bluetooth speaker that needs charging. You might even have some Bluetooth headphones. Oh, and guess what? There’s no consistency in …

MWC – The Deconnect Gloo

No! Don’t make me leave Barcelona! It’s warm and sunny here! OK so this one isn’t a smartphone, but it is a rather cool charging unit. You can charge it up and then unscrew the bottom to reveal charging points for your devices. Inside, depending on the model, …

HTC U Ultra and HTC U Play announced

Fancy a handset that will help you through your day? With artificial intelligence and voice assistants becoming a big thing in tech, HTC have chosen to deliver a new helper in their two new handsets. Called “Sense Companion”, it can advise you to charge up if you’ve got …

Why is wireless charging not more popular?

Our smartphones are like our own personal assistants. They help remind us of the things we usually forget. They help us record beautiful memories we experience every single day. And of course, they help us get in touch and stay connected with our loved ones. Your smartphone helps …

Archeer Solar Charger – Review

Doing a review of a solar charging system at this time of year isn’t perhaps my wisest decision, especially not here in the UK on a cold and wet November day. It’s going to be dark by 4PM, but I’ve got a solar charging device from Archeer. This …

Flat iPhone? Wind it up!

My wife says that I’m always winding her up, so let’s put it to good use and charge a battery with my skills. Now, bear with me here, because I know that this is a bit expensive, but if you hang around the AMPWare website for a few …

Charging all your iPhone and iPads .. tidily.

If you’ve got a few gadgets of the iOS variety, “charging time” can be messy process. Cables everywhere and devices stacked on top of each other. This PowerDock5 Charging Station could fix that and, although it’s £79.95, it has 5 USB ports on the side and short cables …

Buying a Samsung S6 or S7? Go Tesco Mobile and get free gifts.

Head down to Tesco Mobile to get your Galaxy S6 and S7 and you’ll get more than just a very smart Android handset. Tesco are giving away goodies worth between £39.99 and £199 which you can perhaps keep and use as Christmas presents if you don’t want them …

Samsung Galaxy S7 and S7 edge – Further details and photos

Usually the Samsung leaks are kept to a minimum ahead of Mobile World Congress, but with marketing material hitting stores, we’re getting a deluge of data on the two new Galaxy devices. As we mentioned recently, the IP68 dust and water protection has returned and will be available …

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 …

MWC – IKEA build wireless charging into your furniture

Think IKEA and you think of a weekend spent touring the store, navigating other couples who are as equally stressed, annoyed and argumentative as you and your wife or girlfriend are. You’ve probably experienced the 14 mile walk around the predefined pathway around the store. You may have …

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 …

Gift Guide – Quirky Converge. Dock and charge without the faff

Here is a pretty neat idea for keeping your devices tidily stored and charged at the same time. Available from Amazon and various other stores (including Maplin etc), this is the Quirky Converge dock. It’s around £45 (although if you can get the Amazon free delivery you can …

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. …

Wireless Chargers Review

Since buying James’ Note 3 (or, if you listened to our podcast, me bullying it off him), I have wanted to look into wireless chargers mainly because it came with the Samsung wireless charging back. Now here comes my dilemma, which is of two parts.. 1. I need …

Planning on buying an S5? Have a nose at these

Samsung are trying to grab a bit of the HTC spotlight today by announcing a range of rather nice accessories for the new Galaxy S5. The handset itself will be available to buy on April 11th, so it looks like the new HTC One will be getting a …

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 …