Archive for the ‘Mobile Phones’ Category

Plantronics Backbeat Pro 2 Review

Saturday, July 14th, 2018

I’ve always associated Plantronics with business-grade headsets, the sort of thing you’d expect to find in a call centre. Apparently they do consumer headphones too, and they aren’t afraid to show off their expertise in features, audio quality and functionality. Plantronics make headsets, headphones and earphones which appear to many to be uniformly ugly, but […]

Ted Baker iPhone SE Flip Case Review

Saturday, November 12th, 2016

Way back in 2014 I reviewed the Barbour Quilted Flip case from Proporta. Using it with my iPhone 5s. I have loved this case literally to death over the last couple of years, using it day in and day out. Recently I pried out the plastic insert and superglued in a replacement metal one, but […]

U.Love Portable/Home Charger Review

Sunday, February 16th, 2014

Oh my, it’s been well over a month since the last Gadgetoid update. Is it too late to wish any lurkers a Happy New Year? We hope you’re having a good one but now it’s time to grab a cuppa and see our thoughts on the latest gadget that landed on the doorstep before Christmas. […]

SuperGrip Universal Case Compatible Car Mount review

Thursday, August 22nd, 2013

In pursuit of every application to assist my (now expired) Ingress obsession, it was only natural that a car mount was next on my wish-list. Thankfully portal acquisition had already been strengthened by bonus inventory items in the form of L4 energy packs and L7 force fields. The SuperGrip Car Mount (AKA the Dash Crab […]

Adin S7B7 Portable Vibration Speaker

Wednesday, July 17th, 2013

When you hear the words “Vibration Speaker”, I wouldn’t be surprised if you recoil in horror. Mobile vibration speakers are typically associated with distorted, poor quality sound rife with unwanted buzzing. And there’s good reason for this; when you’re relying on the surface you’re sitting the speaker on, or attaching it onto, to produce your […]

Antec PowerUp Portable Battery Reviews

Wednesday, June 26th, 2013

I have recently contracted a healthy/unhealthy obsession of the game Ingress. While a percentage of my spare time is now consumed by keeping an eye on “Intel” and walking to obscure local POIs, my trusty Nexus 4’s battery is taking a serious battering. Since Ingress makes heavy use of screen on-time, 3G broadband, GPS positions […]

Momax XC Dual USB Mains Charger Review

Wednesday, May 8th, 2013

If you’re an iPhone 5 owner who isn’t swimming in cash, you’ve probably very quickly realised that lightning charging cables and docks aren’t exactly as easy to come across as their 30-pin cousins. As an iPhone owner since the 3Gs, and now holding fast on the 4, I love the near ubiquity of the 30-pin […]

ArmourDillo Hybrid Nexus 4 case review

Saturday, April 13th, 2013

This truly is a Gadgetoid favourite. The ArmourDillo Hybrid Nexus 4 case from MobileFun is the TRANSFORMERS IN DISGUISE of Nexus 4 cases, allowing you to detach the stand-cum-hardened (fnarr fnarr) outer polycarbonate impact resistant exoskeleton from its inner TPU case. So this is really two cases in one. What a smeggin’ bargain!

Flexishield Skin Nexus 4 case review

Friday, April 12th, 2013

Having recently moved up in the world from a Nokia N8 to a Nexus 4, I found myself in need of some cases to protect my brand new shiny. First up, is the Flexishield Skin for Nexus 4 from MobileFun. This crystal case provides a cheap and relatively inconspicuous way to protect your Google N4. […]

Microlab H21 Bluetooth Bookshelf Speakers

Saturday, August 11th, 2012

Bookshelf speakers are an oft overlooked home-entertainment addition, perhaps because bookshelves are a dying breed, or are always crammed with the latest videogame releases. But the bookshelf form-factor is a great, multi-purpose alternative to an MP3 player dock and makes for a tidy, attractive desktop speaker solution, too, if you prefer to deliver your audio […]