New realme 8i – with bang for buck features

Say hello to the latest value offering from realme, the 8i Before I start, let us get the elephant out of the room – This phone is not a flagship killer, bleeding edge, top of the line or revolutionary, nor is it meant to be. What it does pack in…

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Pixel 6 Prices Leaked

The Google Pixel 6 is expected to be released on October 19, and the latest rumour claims availability will start from October 28. Interestingly, the Pixel 6 flagships will only be available in 8 countries, including the UK, the US, and Germany. Google has been very picky as to regions…

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OnePlus Nord 2 5G – Review

OnePlus is a bit of a mystery as of late they seem to be trying to fight in both the upper-end flagship camp and in the Flagship killer mid-tier segment. The latest salvo in the mid-tier battle is the OnePlus Nord 2 5G and I have had the pleasure of…

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Game Sir X2 Bluetooth Controller -Review

Good Points :- Good tactile feel to buttons. USB type-C charging. Extends to different phone sizes. Seamlessly works with all controller supported Apple Arcade and MFI games. Price. Good build quality. Included carry case. Good Battery Life. Bad Points;- Size a little cramped for large hands. Switching Bluetooth channels can…

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Christmas 2020. Oh, what a year that was!

Each year I tend to sign off for a couple of days over Christmas to unwind. This year, for all of us, has been one to remember – and perhaps not for the right reasons. Things started off quite well at Coolsmartphone HQ. We’d put the final touches to the…

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Buying a phone without a contract – making it easier.

It’s Christmas, and mobile phones are high on a lot of gift lists. However, unless you’re going to take on the monthly payments and enter into a contract for someone else, it’s definitely quite an expensive gift. So how do you afford a phone and pay for it out-right? Well,…

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BingoFit Smartwatch – Review

I’ll be honest, the lovely people at BingoFit Smartwatches sent me through a review unit of this BingoFit smartwatch some months ago but the entire cancer diagnosis has meant that the review has been delayed somewhat. It’s selling, right now, for just £22.31. Yes, a smartwatch, with app notifications, tracking,…

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Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger – Review

Available on the Syncwire website for £11.99, this is the Syncwire iPhone USB Car Charger. As you’ll no doubt have noticed, this also has a second output so that you can plug in an additional device. Perhaps a dashcam, an additional phone, a Bluetooth speaker or tablet. Here’s the video…

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