Archive for the ‘Mobile Phones’ Category

Yet Another Mobile Game Controller

Wednesday, March 14th, 2012

Joining the ranks of many other mobile game controllers, which have followed in the success of the iControlPad, the Evolution Controllers Arduino based DRONE™ controller has crept up on us along with an accompanying KickStarer project aiming to secure the $60,000 needed for injection moulds, manufacture and testing. It is, by far, the prettiest such […]

HTC ChaCha Review

Saturday, February 25th, 2012

Before becoming smitten with the iPhone, I was an HTC user and gained an appreciation for their products that has not been shattered since. Despite the unfortunate plague of Android tearing through the mobile market, although to be fair it’s a little better than the Windows Mobile I used back in the day, HTC continue […]

Micro SIM Cutter From MobileFun

Monday, January 30th, 2012

With the rise of the Micro SIM, and the outright sensibility of picking from the growing pool of SIM-free mobile phones instead of tying yourself into a lengthy, inescapable contract, the need to cut SIM cards down to Micro SIM size is all too common. Many SIM-only, rolling-monthly contracts come with full-sized SIM cards currently, […]

Otone Aporto USB/Battery Powered 2.0 Speaker Review

Monday, January 30th, 2012

I’ve never been a huge fan of portable speakers, this is probably because they’re traditionally quite awful. The Otone Aporto, however, combines reasonably decent sound with a quirky transforming trick. Its creator, Otone Audio, is a home-grown rising star in the audio world, headquartered in Manchester. They’re a relatively new and largely unknown company who […]

Official Samsung Micro USB to USB Converter

Friday, October 21st, 2011

USB On-The-Go (USB OTG) is hardly new, but its uptake is reasonably small so mobile devices which can take advantage of USB peripherals such as memory sticks, hard drives and even MIDI Keyboards are few and far between. Apple hit the nail on the head with the Camera Connection Kit, which provided a USB adaptor […]

Motorola’s Next… RAZR?

Monday, October 10th, 2011

Out of a blue comes a YouTube advertisement from Motorola. The imagery seems to suggest a new RAZR, with… well… a razor being shown alongside things getting sliced in half. But this will be a smarter, faster phone which suggests an Android-powered handset with the famed RAZR moniker. I’m a fan of Motorola’s recent Android […]

Three Huawei E586 High-Speed Mobile Broadband Router Reviewed

Thursday, October 6th, 2011

Ever since I first reviewed the Novatel MiFi 2352 I’ve been evangelising mobile broadband routers to everyone who’ll listen. And for a good reason, too; they’re awesome. Why? Well, rather than buy a 3G version of, for example, an iPad; you can buy a mobile router and share its connection with every WiFi-enabled device you […]

Samsung Galaxy S2 For £27/Month And No Upfront Fee

Friday, September 23rd, 2011

Although I’ve been an iPhone fan since the 3G, I’ve often strayed away from Apple’s handset to explore other avenues. The Nokia N900 stole me away from the 3Gs, and now the rush of newer, better Android phones are threatening to steal my attention from the iPhone 5. At the moment the Samsung Galaxy S2 […]

Motorola DEFY Review

Tuesday, September 20th, 2011

I haven’t tested a Motorla handset for a few months now, but the last two that I tried were the Droid, which I disliked, and the DEXT which somehow endeared itself to me. The former felt somewhat rushed and unfit to hold it’s title as a heavyweight smartphone. It was sluggish, bulky, ugly had an […]

Native Union POP Phone iPhone 4 Headset Reviewed

Thursday, September 1st, 2011

In the race to create the most hilariously unnecessary but somehow strangely cool product, Native Union are out in the lead with the POP Phone; a phone-shaped headset ( actually, it’s more a handset! ) for the iPhone 4 and other supported devices. Designed by David Turpin, it’s certainly not the first product of its […]