Tag: speaker

Honor 9A now available, complete with freebies .. but no Google Play

This is the all-new Honor 9A. It’s an entry-level smartphone but comes with some very decent specs, including Android 10, a 6.3″ 1600x720p screen, 3GB RAM, a 5000 mAh battery, a triple megapixel rear camera arrangement and 64GB of on-board storage that can be boosted with microSD storage. …

H&M and Urbanista collaborate on audio goodness

If you’re in the market for a Bluetooth speaker, the guys at Urbanista have teamed up with H&M HOME to create a limited-edition Bluetooth speaker. The Sydney speaker is £34.90 but, if you hang around on the site, you’ll get a 10% discount code to make it a bit cheaper. …

Tribit XBoom becomes the Tribit StormBox

Before the world fell apart we did our top gadget awards and the “Best Bluetooth Speaker” gong went to the Tribit XBoom. We reviewed it here and it was quite pricey at the time. Don’t let that put you off though, because it’s still an utterly brilliant bit …

Coolsmartphone – The 2019 Awards

OK, you know the drill. Its the end of the year and we’re here to give you a run-down on the best of the best in 2019. We’ve reviewed a huge amount of kit but here’s what impressed us the most. Best Bluetooth Speaker – The Tribit XBoom …

EarFun Go Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Priced at £35.99 on Amazon you might be thinking, “Oooh, that’s a bit much for a speaker”. Indeed, you can pay less for your next Bluetooth speaker, but – when you’re shopping on the internet – a lot of speakers do look the same. The sound and build …

UMIDIGI Uwake Bluetooth speaker and Smart Clock available soon.

This one seems to be available already on AliExpress at $29.99. Normally it’s $49.98 but, if you’re lucky enough to get one of the first 500 units during their September sale, you can get one for just $19.99. It’s an alarm clock and Bluetooth 5.0 speaker, which is …

KitSound Diggit XL Speaker – Review

Given the delightful summer we’re having this year, testing this one has been somewhat tricky. It doubles as a garden / outdoor speaker and has a detachable stake which lets you plonk it into the ground. It’s ideal for the beach, a garden party, a barbeque or on …

Tribit X-Boom / StormBox Speaker – Review

Small Bluetooth speaker. Situation normal then. As I always start these reviews, the Bluetooth speakers tend to slot into to different categories. First, there’s the diddy small speakers, like this one, that don’t have a great deal of bass and tend to be OK for the odd bit …

Google Pixel 3 Launch – Watch Live

OK so we’re here. Believe me, we’re being watched very carefully so we can’t reveal too much. However, in just one hour from this post going live, you’ll be able to join in on the fun. The Google yearly hardware launch should, if our sources are correct, unveil …

giffgaff deliver freebies with P20 purchases

Whenever I write “giffgaff” on my phone it seems to change it to “guffguff”. Personally I think they’re missing a trick there. Anyhow, Network of the Year for three consecutive years (according to uSwitch) has some great deals on if you’re looking to bag the excellent P20 or …

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 …

Groov-e Wave II Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Summer has finally arrived here in the UK. It’s nearly 32 degrees as I type this and now everyone is moaning that it’s too hot! This all means lots of time outdoors, and as such I’ve been reviewing the Groov-e Wave II Outdoor Bluetooth speaker. Good Points: Price. …

Pure Move T4 DAB/FM Radio and Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Morning people. I’ve just aged. I took this one out of the box and asked my son to guess what it is. We’ve not really got a radio in the house. There’s an alarm clock but I use an old Android phone with a Bluetooth speaker in the …

Tsumbay Waterproof Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Yep. I got me a Bluetooth speaker. This one has a 5W output and is waterproof. Inside is a 2200mAh battery which should keep you going for about 20 hours and it takes 3-4 hours to charge up from scratch. By waterproof we mean that it’s shower resistant. …

Denon Envaya DSB-50BT Bluetooth Speaker – Review

I always open up these reviews by telling you just how many speakers I get to review. There’s many. A lot look like this. It’ll be about 15 or 16cm wide and will sit in your bag quite nicely. You can then play your tunes for hours on …

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 …

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 …

OK. The world has gone mad.

Ever heard the phrase, “More money than sense”? Well, that definitely applies here. See, if you have stacks of cash you can get these Bulldog design Bluetooth speaker. The red or black AeroBull XS1 starts at £499 from Selfridges. That’s £499 for a Bluetooth speaker with a 120W …

Apple HomePod delayed until 2018

Apple announced their exciting speaker using Siri at WWDC earlier this year, it was pencilled in for a December launch… until now. Apple confirmed in a statement to 9to5Mac “We can’t wait for people to experience HomePod, Apple’s breakthrough wireless speaker for the home, but we need a …

VAVA VOOM 23 Outdoor Rugged Bluetooth Speaker – Review

This is a hard-wearing speaker from a company called VAVA. It’s rated as “IPX6” so should, in theory, cope with a blast of water from a jet plus dust and sand. Basically, they’re offering a speaker that you can attach to you bag and go camping with here, …

Dodocool Mini Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Bluetooth speakers. We get a lot of them here and it can be tricky to stand out from the crowd. This Dodocool mini speaker decides to do it by being small. Really small. It’s 45 grams and is 42.1 mm by 36.7 mm. Straight from the word go, …

Vaux – Amazon Echo Dot Powered Speaker – Review

Like many households here in the UK, or in fact all over the world now, we have an Amazon Echo… hey it’s the future, it’s… like talking to your house …and it answers back. Our Echo sits in our kitchen and now has replaced our radio, our kitchen …

Energy Sistem Music Box 7 – Review

I tell you what you need on a Monday morning. What you need is a Bluetooth speaker review. Oh yes. Straight off, you should forget about those lightweight and small Bluetooth speakers that you see in stores. This badger weighs in at nearly 1.7 kg. That’s almost a …

Fresh ‘n Rebel Rockbox Cube Fabriq Edition – Review

Available in three colours (concrete, peppermint or this indigo one), this is a mini Bluetooth speaker with a fabric finish. It’s a cube which is 5.9 cm wide, tall and long and kicks out 3 watts of power. It should keep your music blasting out (depending on how …

Philips EverPlay Bluetooth speakers. Let’s have a look

I’m sitting in the sunshine and it’s about 30 degrees Celsius right now. To be honest I’m going a bit delirious and moving the “Coolsmartphone office” to a bench outside was perhaps not my best idea. Anyway, with summer here I picked out one message from my 5.4 …

Kitsound Parallax Speakers – A Review – Versatile and Sweet

I like Kitsound products and I always have, I find that their bassy sound and value for money hits a sweet spot for me. Normally I tend to use their Bluetooth speakers or headphones, but as you may have read I’ve recently discovered eSports on the iPhone and …

EE announced as exclusive network partner for Google Home

We review one of these home helpers recently and, although it still has a little way to go (I still find I have to rephrase the odd request), it impressed me greatly. Now, although the magical Google Home speaker will sit on your fridge and connect to your …

Polk BOOM Swimmer Duo Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Going for a bike ride? Taking a shower? A bath? Perhaps you’re on a boat or you’re taking a holiday? Want some music for your travels? Well, check this new speaker out from Polk Audio. It’s the Swimmer Duo speaker and, although it’ll work fine on it’s own, …

Edifier MP280 – Review

OK, normal-looking Bluetooth speaker, right? Pretty standard, right? Well no. Not at all my digital friend. Dangle the Edifier MP280 off your back-pack, stick it in the middle of your camp site, put it in the bathroom while you take a shower and .. woah.. there’s a fine …

Edifier MP700 RAVE Bluetooth Active Speaker – Review

The first thing you notice about this particular Bluetooth speaker is the price. It’s £229 on Amazon. That, I have to say, is a massive price-tag for a Bluetooth speaker. It weighs in at 1.6 kg and measures 29.4 x 6.7 x 17 cm. At 1.6Kg it isn’t …

iClever BoostSound BTS07 Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Remember our BTS08 review from the other day? Well, this is the smaller brother. It’s definitely easier to carry around and is a lot lighter. Likewise, it’s thinner at both ends and I found it pretty easy to fit into a coat pocket. This one, unlike the BTS08, …

iClever BoostSound BTS08 Bluetooth Speaker – Review

Available from Amazon US for $49.99, this definitely isn’t one of those speakers you pop into your coat pocket. Measuring in ay 25.15 x 11.18 x 13.21 cm it’s definitely got some “meat” to it, and I mean that in a good way. Up top, four touch-control keys …

Sengled Pulse Solo LED + Wireless Speaker – Review

If you’ve got a need for a lightbulb but you want some music coming out of it, welcome to the Sengled Pulse Solo LED light and Wireless Speaker. This one is an E27 screw-in fitting and puts out about 550 lumens. Now, if you compare this with regular …

VQ Retro MKII DAB Radio – Review

Are you in the market for a stylish designed retro looking DAB radio with some added features? Well come on in and have a read of my review of the VQ MKII Retro DAB radio. Good Points: Fantastic sound quality. Well built retro design. Available in 11 colours. …

iClever BoostSound BTS-04 Wireless Speaker – Review

I always start reviews like this by saying, “There’s lots of Bluetooth speakers to choose from”. You’ll find them in electronics shops and supermarkets and it’s very hard to know which ones are good. Here, we’ve got another one from iClever. This will set you back (at the …

Puridea Bluetooth Speaker, Power Bank and Bike light – Review

Yes, I agree with you. That is a weird combination of features. This is indeed a bike light which is also a Bluetooth speaker and … a portable charger for your phone. All those things in one unit isn’t normally something you’ll see wrapped up in one unit, …