Tag: smart

OnePlus to launch a Smart TV

The big news this morning comes from OnePlus who have announced they are to start producing a Smart TV. The company have a focus on looking where technology can be improved, and stand out in making it better for consumers. The range of OnePlus smartphones have really made …

Now Xiaomi work with Yeelight to launch latest smart lighting

Remember how Xiaomi helped bring us the ROIDMI cordless vacuum? Well, they’re now branching out into light strips too. Light strips can be placed into or under cupboards, on walls, skirting boards or on ceilings. They’re flexible and can be cut and pasted onto objects around your home …

An alternative to Amazon Echo and Google Home. Meet Volareo.

There seems to be quite a buzz about this thing. It’s a fully crowdfunded smart speaker. They guys behind it want to make the whole process more simple, and everything is open source. This clever gadget will let you access your audio, video, entertainment and information available with …

Smoking is bad for you, but this.. this is still cool

In my head, I’m James Bond. I walk with a confident swagger and drive luxury cars. In reality, I wear strange socks and I’ve only just got rid of the Audi that had started pumping Diesel fumes inside the car. So I want to spend £22.99 on this …

EE launches smart number technology

This one is definitely aimed at those using an iPhone or iPad. It’s a clever technology, and EE is the first to roll-out in the UK. EE smart number lets you make and receive calls and texts using the same number across multiple devices. It won’t cost you …

Vodafone launching N9 and N9 lite

You’ll often find some interesting things when searching the network “Coming Soon” pages. This time it is Vodafone who have something. The company have two new branded smartphones showing as coming soon… The Vodafone N9 would appear to be mid-range device featuring a 5.5 inch HD+ quality screen …

EE and BT – Speed, convergence and customer service

So today Marc Allera from BT announced something pretty special. The major plus point, for us at least, was buried in the words “convergence” and “aggregation”. What this basically means is that you’ll be able to get up to 314Mbps ultrafast broadband by 2022. How? Well, BT will …

OVAL 2.0 – Making Your Home Smarter

OVAL 2.0, the successor to the OVAL 1.0, officially goes live on Kickstarter today to gain backing for the latter version of the simple sensor that can help make your home smarter without major complication. OVAL 2.0 will have a new design and with IFTTT support, it can now …

Yi Smart Dash Cam – First look

Ok, I will be honest with you on this one. As I’m in the middle of preparing for yet another mad cycle ride, I have run out of time to publish the review on this one. However, because this camera has impressed me so much I wanted to …

V-Auto by Vodafone – Review

In your car there’s a magical port. It sits under your dashboard usually and you’ll find that the AA man will plug his laptop into it. I remember once I broke down and had to call them out. It was in a car I was renting and his …

Competition weekend! Win yourself a Huawei P smart

I did like the Huawei P smart. It’s properly cheap but properly good. Go on, read my review right here. Now, this phone is less than £200 but it’s got Android 8.0, a 5.65″ 1080×2160 pixel 18:9 screen, an octa-core CPU, 3GB of RAM and 32GB storage with a …

Huawei P smart – Video overview

Right, sit down people. I need to talk to you. How many of you have a Samsung Galaxy? How many of you have a Galaxy S8? Well, if you break the screen on that, you’re facing a bill of over £240. Sometimes more. If you have the Galaxy …

The Huawei P smart – Review

I’m going to soak up a lot of this piece with a comparison. I know you’ve come here for the Huawei P smart review but it would be remiss of me if I didn’t mention the brother from another mother. In the past couple of weeks I’ve used …

Livall Smart Helmet – Review

Some of you may be aware that I cycle quite a bit. Each year I go on a fairly crazy charity ride which is both for good causes and, if I’m honest, a way to stop me getting all fat and wobbly. Having a helmet isn’t really decision …

Huawei P smart coming to the UK, and exclusively to Vodafone

This is a phone we can’t actually find on the Huawei website right now. What we do have is a Google cached version and this video… It’s has a 5.65″ Full HD (2160×1080) screen and measures in at 72 x 150 x 7.45 mm. Vodafone have confirmed to …

HTC shares suspended as Google takeover rumours persist

With the Pixelbook leaking, we’ve already seen a bit of what Google will be announcing on October 4th. However, there’s much more.. Leaks suggest a new Pixel, cunningly named the Pixel 2. These pictures have been found on the internet and there’s rumours that the HTC-built phone will …

Vodafone Smart V8 Unboxing

Newsflash. I have a problem. Once upon a time we’d get budget, network-branded phones delivered to the Coolsmartphone HQ and they would be.. for want of a better word.. crap. Now they’re not. They’re really not, and when I see someone walking around with a “big name” budget …