Tag: easy

Swytch electric bike swapping kit achieves huge sales

Remember our story on the eBike conversion kit? It’s basically an Indiegogo project which delivers the bits you need to easily switch a normal push bike into an electric one. The guys tell me that the kit will go on general sale in April next year and prices …

A new slick smartphone for seniors. Meet the Doro 8080.

This is a new phone from the mobile phone company that is dedicated to helping seniors live a better life. Most modern phones are confusing and fiddly, so Doro is determined to deliver the same tech to the elderly but in a more approachable and simpler package. With …

VOXI – 8GB for £10 per month if you’re quick.

Fancy a SIM-only deal? This one is from VOXI, who are basically Vodafone. Same network, same masts, and all you need to do to switch is text PAC to 65075. There’s no longer any age restrictions with this network and they offer endless social media use, which means …

Dorophone 8035 – Review

Introduction Most phone reviews have a certain pattern when we do them – it may not be all about the specs, but hell yeah, they are important. Despite the efforts of Amazon (let us not talk about the Fire Phone), Siri and the “she who has no name” …

Changing networks – Text to Switch Explained

Today marks the start of a new method of changing networks. For all too long people here in the UK have had to call the infamous “Retentions Team”. They will try lots of things to keep hold of you as a customer. Sometimes this process has a good …

Back to school. Keep them safe with this clever watch.

I know what it’s like. Right now (if you’re in the UK) you’re running around trying to buy uniforms and shoes. It’s all hectic and you’ve not even been paid yet. Nightmare. However, if you want the little guys and girls to be safe, head to the V …

Offline translator now hits the UK. Meet ili

The whole premise of this product, which is £199 from Selfridges, is the fact that you can do quick one-way translations without the need for an internet connection. It’s already proved successful in Japan and the US, with 10,000 orders received in the first three days. It’s a …

Free iPhone data transfer software – MobiMover

A lot of new smartphones will be getting turned on this Christmas to replace older phones. When you switch on that phone there might be a clever transfer system to move your data from your previous handset. If you’re moving from Android to Android or iPhone to iPhone, …

Elephant Door – Review

So this is a thing. What caught my eye about this is this simple fact from the Elephant Alarms website.. Your door, especially if you live in an apartment (this is designed with flats, apartments and small offices in mind), can be a huge weak spot and an …

Doro 8040 now available to ease you into the smartphone world

Give a modern smartphone to my nan and she’d probably get a little confused and annoyed with the thing. A phone, to that generation, should be a communication tool and nothing else. Having hundreds of tiny icons, pop-ups and games isn’t what is necessarily wanted. Plus, despite the …

How to keep your kids mobile safe

As you may have realised by the sheer age of this website, I’m old enough to remember when there simply were no phones in school. I grew up in an age when there was a First School, a Middle School and a High School. At no time did …

Doro 6050 – Review

I find myself doing something that I’ve not done for a long, long time. This, ladies and gentlemen, is a flip phone. The last time I reviewed a flip phone might have been the Motorola MPx200. That was a smartphone and, given that it was launched 2003, a …

Skype on a Chromebook in 10 easy steps

A few months ago I posted a method of getting Skype on a Chromebook. Recently I found that this older method didn’t actually work any more, so here’s a new way of doing it which does. Before I start, please do follow us on Twitter and I can …

Skype on a Chromebook – Here, fixed that for you.

NOTE – This method no longer works, please see the new article here. Some people have avoided getting a Chromebook purely because Skype isn’t available. However, there is a way to get this working, and when you’ve completed one of these three steps the end product is very …

MWC – The Alcatel One Touch Scribe Easy and Scribe HD

I usually approach the Alcatel stand each year with a sense of foreboding. They usually have a humongous selection of new handsets and they’re as confusing as heck. This year, it’s slightly less confusing. There’s still a couple of different versions of the same handsets such as we …

MWC – Doro continue to grow, more simple smartphones on the way

Doro, like Fujitsu and their Stylistic S01, are pushing phones to elderly / senior customers. Is there room for two competing companies in this sector? Well yes, and it’s only going to get bigger. Doro tell me that some 80% of people aged over 65 now have access …

Doro announce the new PhoneEasy 622

In recent research Doro found that half of people aged over 65 years want a reliable, stylish and easy-to-use feature phone. Not everyone wants the latest and greatest 5″ smartphone, my parents are a prime example. My father in law for instance, he struggles to send a text …