Archive for the ‘Mobile Phones’ Category

Daily Driving The Xiaomi POCO X4 Pro

Monday, May 9th, 2022

It’s no secret that I’m a die-hard iPhone user. I know the tradeoffs and decided I prefer a more appliance-like experience for something that – let’s face it – is an extension of my arm. But I got the chance to try a low mid-range Android phone – the POCO X4 Pro – and I […]

SubbyTech’s Shiny Flexible Glowy Cables

Saturday, May 1st, 2021

On more than one occasion I’d eyed up flexible, magnetic phone charging cables on Amazon wondering everything from whether they’d work at all, to how quickly I’d lose the little interchangeable attachments, to how long the mechanism would last before it inevitably gave up. SubbyTech – a small, friendly, family owned would-be Anker – stepped […]

Anker PowerCore III 10K Wireless Portable Charger Reviewed

Thursday, November 26th, 2020

It seems like only yesterday that I tested the Anker PowerCore 10k Wireless, yet Anker have already raised the bar by adding 18W USB Type-C charging, bumping the Qi charging up to 10W and even integrating a little slide-out phone stand. Remember that @AnkerOfficial portable wireless charger/battery I reviewed in August? They’ve already superseded the […]

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 […]