Roy Smyth

Android evangelist, having been geeked out on Android since getting a Samsung Galaxy S2 in 2011. Now rockin' the S7 Edge. Please support my valiant efforts to convert the unenlightened to Googlism.

6.9

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Review: iClever BoostCube Dual USB Wall Charger (UK)

This compact wall charger extends straight out from a UK wall socket by a couple of inches, and has Dual USB output ports on the end. The adapter is well made with quality connectors and a lot less bulky than a lot of similar chargers on the market. It also has a blue LED indicator at the front to let you know when it’s powered up. Each USB port is capable of 5V 2.4A output, but there’s no support...[Read More]

7.2

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Review: iFrogz Coda Wireless Over-Ear Headphones

iFrogz have added a new pair of stylish looking Bluetooth over-ear headphones to their range with an affordable £29.99 SRP price tag. Their Coda Wireless headphones come nicely packaged with a quick start guide and both Micro USB charging and 3.5mm audio cables. Available in a choice of colours, the version I received is finished in a black soft-touch plastic with their logo on a distinctive shiny...[Read More]

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Review: Snakehive Rosewood Back Case for Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge

Wood isn’t the first material I think of when it comes to technology, but if you’re looking to give your phone a distinctive look and feel then it’s well worth checking out what UK company Snakehive have to offer. Although they have a wide range of cases for loads of different phone models, it was their wooden – and specifically their Rosewood Back case for the Samsung Galaxy S7 Edge that ca...[Read More]

6.9

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Review: iFrogz InTone Wireless Bluetooth Earphones

InTone are apparently iFrogz’s best selling pair of wired earphones, so for those who prefer to go wireless they now have a new version that replaces the 3.5mm audio jack with a small clip-on Bluetooth receiver. Inside the cardboard box you get the headset, a quick start guide and a Micro USB charging cable. While earphones that go right inside the ear canal are very popular, these earpieces sit o...[Read More]

7.1

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Review: iClever BoostSound BTS08 Bluetooth Speaker

We’re rounding off our series of reviews covering iClever’s new BoostSound range of speakers with the BTS08. It’s bigger and more expensive than the BTS05, BTS06 and BTS07 – but is it the best? Again we have a red metal speaker grill surrounded with grippy black TPU – this time however in a rectangular box shape that has touch controls on the top and an uncovered on/o...[Read More]

8.8

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Review: ICZI USB 3.0 Smart Link Cable

USB has made it easy for us to connect all sorts of accessories to our computers. However when it comes to linking a couple of PCs together we’ve always had to look at other solutions. This special cable from ICZI has been designed to allow direct data transfer between PCs via their USB ports. It even allows one computer to control the mouse and keyboard of the other and share clipboard contents. ...[Read More]

9.3

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Review: UMIDIGI Plus 5.5” Android 7.0 Smartphone

While selling for a fraction of the price, UMIDIGI’s Plus Android smartphone boasts some high end specs that put some better known brands to shame. Sharp 5.5” 1920 x 1080 LCD Touchscreen MediaTek 8 Core Helio P10 CPU, Mali-T860 GPU 4000mAh Internal Battery 4GB RAM and 32GB of Storage 0.1-0.3 sec Fingerprint Unlock USB Type C Connector with support for Quick Charge 13MP Rear and 5MP Front Cameras M...[Read More]

7.8

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Review: iClever BoostSound BTS06 Bluetooth Speaker

Happily we’re no stranger to iClever’s BoostSound range of IPX5 water resistant Bluetooth speakers. Having reviewed the BTS05 with its 10W speakers and the 3W stereo speaker toting BTS07, it should come as no surprise that the BTS06 has a couple of 5W drivers on board. It has a similar design to the rest of the range, looking a lot like a slightly smaller and more angular version of the BTS05. Aga...[Read More]

7.1

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Review: Leagoo Lead 6 Android 4.4 Smartphone from EasySMX

The Chinese Leagoo brand isn’t that well known here in the UK, so I didn’t quite know what to expect when EasySMX are offering their fully functional smartphone for just £50 (~$62). Available in rose, white, blue or black colours, for the UK market EasySMX have obviously swapped out the charging brick as a 1A USB UK wall charger is included outside the box. Inside along with the phone you get an i...[Read More]

Review: EC Technology RGB LED Table Lamp

Standing at just over 6” high this cylindrical table lamp has an aluminium base and white ABS plastic lamp shade. It is very power efficient running on only 3W of electricity, and comes with an instruction leaflet and a USB charging cable. To charge the internal 3600mAh battery you’ll need your own USB power source which can connect with the supplied cable to the standard Micro USB port on the bac...[Read More]

8.6

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Review: Askborg ChargeCube M021 20800mAh Power Bank

With a brand name that will appeal to Star Trek fans, this 20800mAh M021 model is currently the largest capacity power bank in Askborg’s ChargeCube range. Inside the cardboard box along with the battery itself you get an instruction leaflet and a Micro USB charging cable. Rather than actually being a cube, this power bank has the usual rounded slab design that’s about the same width as my S7 Edge ...[Read More]

7.9

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Review: iClever BoostSound BTS07 Bluetooth Speaker

Following on from our review of iClever’s BTS05 speaker, now it’s the turn of its smaller and slightly cheaper little brother. The BTS07 has a similar black and red styling, but it’s a lot slimmer and more compact (coming in at just over 6” long). Apart from the red metal speaker grill, the rest of the unit is covered in a grippy TPU material. When I lifted it out of the packaging I was surprised ...[Read More]

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