Tag: christmas

A geeky way to control those Christmas lights

This weekend I horrified anybody with any electrical knowledge by plugging the Christmas lights into an extension, which was then plugged into an extension … plugged into an extension. I won’t go into the finer details, but there was a minor explosion and I blew three fuses. I …

Stuck for gift ideas? Try these out for size!

The guys at Prezzybox have got your back if you’re struggling to come up with gift ideas this festive season. They’ve got a stack of gadgets for almost every taste. They’ve got stocking fillers like this personalised headphone holder plus these gloves which let you use your smartphone …

Christmas Gift Idea – AR Blaster Gun

Yes, it’s Christmas again. Or at least, it seems to have been Christmas for a few months now. So, you probably know what you’re getting here. It’s a gun with a phone holder on top. You plop your smartphone in, start the game and work to become the …

Nokia 3310. Christmas gift idea! Just £39 and £1 per day

I’ve got around 24 emails in my inbox from PR agencies wanting me to pimp their stuff. If you want to buy stuff, they basically have .. stuff to sell you. That’s the deal. It’s because Christmas is round the corner. Christmas, as we all know, is about …

Merry Christmas Coolsmartphoners

Have a quick look on the “Whois” for this site and you’ll see the following … Creation Date: 2003-02-14 08:44:29 Yes, in February it’ll have been 14 years since I bought the coolsmartphone.com domain name. Now, while I’m having a quick trip down memory lane, does anyone remember …

Tech Gadgets for Christmas!

So, we were going to do a really big feature about the top tech toys for this festive season. We ended up adding lots of festive features for you over the last few weeks instead. Anyhow, the guys from Mobile Phones Direct have put together a Top 50 …

Festive Feature – LOPOO Christmas Decoration Kit

About 14 years ago I started reviewing phones. Now I’m reviewing Christmas tree decorations and, if I’m honest, I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. Either way, it’s the time to get festive. If you’ve just been up to the loft and grabbed your decorations …

Get festive with a FLAVR Christmas Jumper – For your phone

Phone cases are something that are a fact of life. We don’t really want to hide the fantastic style and shape of our shiny expensive phone, but we have to. This FLAVR case adds a bit of a twist, and they’re really only useful for the next few …

Festive Feature #4 – YotaPhone 2 now really quite cheap

If you want a phone with a nice LED screen on one side and an e-Ink low-power screen on the other, the YotaPhone 2 should be on your shopping list. It’s a phone we reviewed and it’ll let you read books for an absolute age. Anyhow, the people …

Amazon now offering “Certified Refurbished” devices

Just in case you weren’t aware, there are only 8 weeks to go until Christmas. This year, the same as previous years, electronic gadgetry will be the top of many a Christmas list. But let’s be honest, the latest technology isn’t the cheapest, so how about a device …

Koopower Solar Fairy Lights – Review

KooPower have been in touch again and, following on from the wireless doorbell we reviewed, we now have 12 metres of LED fairy lights. Now, I’ve had these in the back garden for quite a while as I honestly thought that they wouldn’t work. Why? Well, solar powered …

A few apps to keep you busy over the Christmas break

It’s Christmas, so that will probably mean that you’re heading off to see relatives. Amongst the gifts, the food and the TV, there’s definitely going to be a period where everyone will sit down and generally fall asleep on the sofa. Although we do tend to concentrate on …

A little extra Christmas cash is always welcome

Yes, it’s that time of year again and we’re all a little bit short on cash right now. I think this year I’ve been a little too sensible and I’ve actually bought all my gifts already, meaning that my bank balance – and any cash set aside for …

Merry Birthday from Three

Christmas time is upon us once again and Three have come out with a cracker of an advertisement campaign (excuse the pun). The new video shows someone who is born on Christmas day and who feels let down that you only get one set of presents instead of …

Send a present – all you need is a mobile number

I get a LOT of emails about new apps. I mean, A LOT. This one actually looks quite interesting. It’ll let you send gifts to people, and all you need is their mobile phone number. No, we’re not talking about those “virtual presents”. You know, those ones where …

Mighty morphing Christmas jumpers!

Last year I wore spandex, took pictures and reviewed the experience. This was the Halloween Morphsuit from Morphsuits.co.uk. These are quite cool because they can also add special effects with the aid of your phone. Just slot your mobile into the suit and it brings the whole outfit …

WoWee MiPosaur unboxing

It’s coming up to Christmas – apparently there are only seven weeks left until the day. Because of this, here at Coolsmartphone Towers, we are getting lots of emails about Christmas gifts. This one stuck out for me as it looked pretty cool (I posted a story about …

It’s nearly that time of year again..

As we get towards the festive season you’ll see us cranking up the number of reviews and gift ideas, all ready for those presents around the Christmas tree. Also, as you may have noticed this last week, we’ve had more traffic than usual and it’s resulted in the …