Tag: review

Honor 9 Lite – Video review

This morning I had a bit of a rant about this phone, and I’ll tell you why. I’ve been in this business since 2002. For years I’ve reviewed the “top-end” phones and a smattering of “budget Android handsets”. The latter, and let’s not beat about the bush, are …

VAVA MOOV 28 Wireless Sports Earphones – Review

Right, straight from the get-go I’ve got to tell you that these are available from Amazon US for $33.99 but I got mine from Amazon UK for £22.99. Basically, I joined the gym again in January. I’d previously used a gym for free thanks to my old employers, …

Huawei Watch 2 (4G) – Review

The Introduction When it comes to being “in the loop”, sometimes you’re simply not able to keep checking your phone. So, for that those important messages or notifications, this is where the smartwatch has tried to help out. But is it all it hoped to be? Even after …

So, you want a dashcam, but you don’t want the bulk?

The kind gents at Conbrov sent us a dashcam just recently. Now I’ll admit, it sat in the box for a few days and I didn’t really take a great deal of notice. After all, our “review cupboard” is always bulging. However, today I actually got time to …

EBox T8 V TV box – Review

Right, I’ve first got to apologise to the nice people at Entertainment Box. They sent me this clever Android TV box a good, long while ago and it’s taken me far, far, far too long to actually review the thing. The simple fact is that I’ve used myself. …

VibesAudio VibeRox Sound Engine. Hands-on Review

A few weeks ago I was sent this rather large box which contained a veritable haul of mobile accessories. The box was very kindly sent from a small startup called VibesAudio from America. They had just had their official launch and were very keen to get the review …

Sudio Regent Bluetooth Headphones – Review

Just recently I have been sent through some Sudio Regent Bluetooth wireless headphones for review. Who are Sudio I hear you ask ? Well, they are a Scandinavian audio company based in Stockholm, and their name stems from an incident when one of the founders spotted the musician Phil …

Tribit XSound Go Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Inside this well-built speaker is a 4,400mAh battery which takes 5 hours to charge. Once you’ve charged it, it’ll play your tunes for a full 24 hours depending on the volume you set it at. That volume, and the sound quality, is really rather good. I just wish …

BlackBerry Motion – Review

The Introduction BlackBerry have always been a brand with a dedicated base of followers around the world. When that brand made the switch from its own BB OS and moved to Android, it opened up a whole new world of apps and services. The Motion is not an …

Zeepin Dashcam Overview – You can win a dashcam too!

At this time of year, there’s always going to be some slightly unpredictable driving. Some idiots will take a chance drink driving, others will be distracted and some will just be generally terrible at driving or parking. It’s basically silly season where everybody panics to get those bargains …

Asus Zenfone 4 – Review

Although you might not see this particular handset in network stores, you can buy it from Amazon for £449.99, from Tesco or Carphone Warehouse. Video Overview Want the quick look? Here’s our video tour… It’s powered by a Qualcomm Snapdragon S630 octa-core processor (2.2GHz + 1.8GHz) and there’s …

Unihertz Jelly Pro – Review

It’s difficult to find a position for this one. The makers of the Jelly Pro admit that it’s perhaps not ideal as a primary phone. Setting up can be a little tricky, especially when you’re entering your email address and trying to accurately input your password on the …

Razer Phone – Is this the ultimate gaming device?

We’ve seen many attempts to make a gaming phone. There was Nokia with the ill-fated N-Gage (it used GameBoy-like cartridges) and the Sony Ericsson Xperia Play. Unfortunately, these never caught the imagination of the public as they were seen as a bit gimmicky. So it was interesting to see …

A week abroad with the Note 8

Usually, when I go on holiday I like to reach out to contacts I have made over the years to loan a recent device to road test. This year, Three kindly stepped up and loaned me a Samsung Galaxy Note 8 for me to use. You may remember …

iDeaUSA AtomicX V201 Headphones – Review

I do tend to wear headphones quite a bit. At work, at home when I’m typing this stuff out and even when mowing the lawn. These ones are over-ear headphones from a company called iDeaUSA. They’ve got a lot of tech inside, most notably something called “AtomicX Audio …

Canvio for Smartphone – Review

Back in April I reviewed the Toshiba Canvio Connect II. It’s a portable storage device that you can plug into your smartphone to send, receive, organise, backup, restore and view files. This, what we have here, builds on that. The Canvio for Smartphone is a charger and an …

Honor 7X – Thoughts and Unboxing

Yesterday I was allowed to leave the confines of Coolsmartphone Towers and escape into the depths of London for a few hours. During my brief sojourn into the real world, I was able to attend a small gathering of phone enthusiasts and bloggers (okay it wasn’t that small, there …

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 …

KitSound XDock 4+ Bluetooth Speaker Dock – The Alarm Clock Review

Do you remember in years gone by, long before the age of the smartphone, the height of slumber breaking technology was the radio alarm clock which provided the ability to wake you up via either a local MW Radio station or a screeching buzzer #gooddays. Then the smartphone …