RevoNext introduces its RX6-Sport

The catchy title sounds like a sports car but in fact, RevoNext has launched the RX6-Sport dual driver in-ear earphones and detachable Bluetooth cable which are perfect for any fitness or sports lover. The inner-ear hook stops the earbuds falling out on those very sweaty runs with noise cancellation to stop listening to the grunts from other gyms members. The RX6-Sport earphones feature one dynamic driver and one balanced armature to deliver superior sound quality and are available from just £23.98/$27.99 from Amazon UK and Amazon whilst the Bluetooth cable is £23.98/$29.99 from Amazon UK and Amazon. Both can also be purchased from the RevoNext website.

RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport

The RX6-Sport comes with two types of ear hooks with three size options, as well as three sizes of silicon ear-tips. Available in black, grey and red, the RX6-Sport offer a changeable line design, using 3.5mm anti-oxidation nickel-plated connector and 0.78mm 2-pin plug detachable HI-FI high-end audio cable further enhancing the sound quality and personalisation options.

RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport
RevoNext introduces its RX6 Sport

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Apple releases new battery cases for the XR, XS an XS Max

Apple releases new battery cases for the XR, XS an XS Max

Apple news is often few and far between so the release of several new battery cases is moderately noteworthy!  Older iPhones already have these, but Apple has now released battery cases for its latest handsets, the XR, XS and XS Max.  Each case comes with wireless charging built-in and provides a decent bump to battery life (normal battery life without a case in brackets):

XR: 39 hrs (25 hrs) of talk time, 22 hrs (15 hrs) of internet use, 27 hrs (16 hrs) of video

XS: 33 hrs (20 hrs) of talk time, 21 hrs (12 hrs) of internet use, 25 hrs (14 hrs) of video

XS Max: 37 hrs (25 hrs) of talk time, 20 hrs (13 hrs) of internet use, 25 hrs (15) of video

Apple releases new battery cases for the XR, XS an XS Max

The cases are silicon and although they have a noticeable bump on the back of the case, it’s not as large as previous battery cases.  AS you can see from the numbers above, they offer a significant increase in battery life.

Each case is available in black and white and is available for order now, priced at £129.  The cases look great, though whether you need £129’s worth of extra battery is another question.

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Charge your phone with an avocado!

Charge your phone with an avocado!
OK, so it’s not a real avocado, but mis-leading click-bait headlines is how journalism works, isn’t it?

This thing isn’t going to fully recharge your phone – it’s more of a top-up device as there’s only a 2200mAh battery in it. You charge it off the mains and then plug your relevant cable into your phone to charge on the go.

What else can I say? It’s cute, it looks funny and has a small outlet. A lot like me really. Get one here for £14.99.

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Our Favourite Technology – Right Here – Right Now – It’s the Coolsmartphone Podcast 237

Our Favourite Technology   Right Here   Right Now  – It’s the Coolsmartphone Podcast 237

Welcome to the Coolsmartphone Podcast Episode 237.

In this Episode we discuss our current favourite technology including Smartphones, Tablets, Gadgets and even Cars, it could almost be The Grand Tour

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Google Buys Smartwatch Technology From Fossil

Google is buying intellectual property (IP) related to a smartwatch technology, currently under development by Fossil Group, as well as the research and development (R&D) team responsible for that IP. The $40 million deal was announced by Fossil Group today. Fossil has developed “a technology that has the potential to improve upon our existing platform of smartwatches”. Fossil Group retains more than 200 R&D team members to focus on innovation and product development. The transaction is expected to close this month.

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Free Aaptiv membership to get fit thanks to Three

Free Aaptiv membership to get fit thanks to ThreeOK, so this isn’t a gym but – instead of sweating your bits off in front of strangers, you get an app with professional personal trainers. They offer thousands of workouts and programmes, which have been specially created and guided by world-class certified trainers. You also get some great music to go along with it, so in addition to the tailored audio-based workout, you get some tunes to keep you moving.

You can follow along at home, at the gym or go running. There’s a free 7-day trial on their website and you get to choose what you want – it’s so simple. Just set your level, how much exercise you’d like to do and what your goal is – whether it’s to lose weight, run further or get stronger.

It works out at £80 per year, which gives you unlimited access to those 2,500 guided workouts, structured programmes to help hit your goals, 40 new classes every week and access to a supportive, inspiring community group.

Free Aaptiv membership to get fit thanks to Three

Better still, right now, you can get this free for a year. Three UK will be giving our one-year subscriptions with selected handset purchases until February 19th. The phones include the iPhone XS Max, the Samsung Galaxy Note9, the Google Pixel 3 XL or the Huawei P20 Pro. The full terms are here or you can head to the Three Blog for more info. Either that or just take a look at a new Samsung Galaxy S9, S9 Plus, Note 9 or an Apple iPhone 8, an iPhone X, XS or XS Max. You also get the iPhone 7 and Galaxy S8 plus many more phones.

I’ve started hitting the gym again this month and, believe me, it’s hard. Getting up, getting that motivation – this is where the app helps to keep you going. Give it a try.

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Next RAZR Might be a $1,500 Foldable Smartphone

Motorola will soon revive the RAZR brand for a pricey folding-screen phone for Verizon, the Wall Street Journal reports today. The phone is in testing but could launch as soon as February. The phone would cost roughly $1,500 and be exclusive to Verizon Wireless. Samsung has said it also plans to introduce a phone this year with a screen that bends, allowing the phone to fold in half. Motorola Mobility is owned by Lenovo. The original RAZR was a thin metal flip phone introduced in 2004. Motorola revived the RAZR brand in 2011 for a line of Droid phones that were also exclusive to Verizon. The new “foldable” RAZR has yet to be announced and no other details are available.

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Major Carriers Cut Off Location Aggregators After Abuse

Sprint this week became the last major US carrier to commit to ending its relationships with location aggregators, companies that resell phone location data, including real-time customer location. AT&T and T-Mobile last week pledged to cut off location aggregators in March, while Verizon has also told The Washington Post that it’s working to end its location aggregator contracts. An investigation by Motherboard published last week found that loose regulation and oversight had led to location data being made available on an effective black market, with bounty hunters and other private citizens able to purchase real-time location data. Legitimate users of the data may be affected by the cutoffs, including roadside assistance services and banks that use customers’ location to detect credit card fraud. Several members of congress have called for inquiries into the sharing and protection of location data.

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Is Google Maps making us drive more sensibly?

Is Google Maps making us drive more sensibly?

Yesterday I made a slight error. It’s something I’ve done before, when I strangely only allocated myself 2 hours to drive from Heathrow Airport to Stoke. I did it again, but this time I was driving back from Reading. I knew I wouldn’t get back in time. I’d already come out of my hotel room a bit late, but then there was some issues with the checkout process and I ended up on the motorway far later than I wanted.

So, my traditional “fix” would be … to floor it.

However, that fix isn’t really possible now. We can’t sit in the outside lane at 95mph any more. We’ve lost the hard shoulder because of “all lane running” and there’s average speed cameras keeping everyone at around 70-75mph. It’s easy to see why self-driving cars are appealing on our long, straight motorways. It’s almost dull now. Everyone doing pretty much the same speed, much like some US highways.

There I was then, going as quickly as I dared without triggering those little yellow cameras mounted on the gantries. I had Google Maps telling me the best route back. I tend to use it even if I know how to get back because, especially on the longer journeys, it can spot upcoming traffic problems and route around. However, Google Maps will do something else – it’ll give you an ETA.

Is Google Maps making us drive more sensibly?

I knew it was going to be tight and I wouldn’t be back for a meeting, but I was stuck against the invisible force field of the average speed cameras. Then I hit a patch of roadworks.

Well, I say a “patch”. This wasn’t a patch. It was part of the “smart motorways” work that seems to be happening on nearly motorway I travel on right now. The speed limit was reduced down to 50mph due to the thinner lanes, cones and workers.

I figured I was going to totally miss my meeting, but no – Google Maps updated the ETA as I slowed down and it wasn’t too far off the original time. It happened again a bit later when I got stuck behind a wide-load that was hogging two lanes of the motorway but, surprisingly I was only going to lose a couple of minutes from my journey time.

That just seemed a bit nuts, but it made me relax a bit. I’d lost an average of 20mph but I wasn’t losing a great deal of time off my ETA. I can’t remember exactly, but it was only a couple of minutes difference. So, by that evidence, it was clear than trying to mash the pedal and roaring along at 90mph wouldn’t have won me much either. In years gone by, in my head, flying up the motorway at over 90 would definitely get me there far quicker. In reality though, it doesn’t.

So, that got me thinking, is Google Maps making me drive more sensibly? Well yes. Yes, actually, I think it is.

Anyone else?

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Palm – My thoughts on the mini-smartphone

Palm   My thoughts on the mini smartphone
This diddy smartphone is on Vodafone and you can get one here for £31 per month. In the USA this has been sold as a “companion phone” which I can sort of understand.

See, I’m a little confused.

It’s like Brexit in a way. There’s really no middle ground. You’re either Remain or Leave.

Hmm.. I’m going to struggle a little with this analogy, especially as every politician seems to have their own ideas of what should happen, but let’s go with it. See, for years we’ve had smartphones looking the same. They’re all big-ass screens and beautifully flat. We like them. We love them, but they’re all a bit similar.

Palm   My thoughts on the mini smartphone

Deep down, there’s a want to have something different. A new design. Something that wasn’t just another shiny slate. The BlackBerry, with that physical keypad, looked interesting. Even the old Nokia 3310 raised a lot of eyebrows. YES! Phones could be interesting again.

But…. like Brexit, when you actually paid your money and took that BlackBerry or Nokia 3310 home… was it everything you hoped?

That’s where I am with this thing, but let’s take another look at it first.

It’s a beautiful little device, and sits nicely somewhere between a “normal” smartphone and the ultra-tiny Unihertz phones. To begin with I quote liked the Palm screen (a 3.3″ 1280 x 720 pixel panel) as there’s a custom “finger-friendly” menu system which increases the size of app icons to make them easy to launch.

In all honest I’m always quite surprised to see how easily Android deals with different screen sizes and orientations. It just seems to work. However, there’s no real getting around the fact that, once in your favourite app, you’ve got that standard on-screen keyboard. Yes, you can download bigger keyboards and yes, you can get GBoard or something similar to swipe your words in. You also get a quick-entry system where you just draw a letter and it brings up any contacts or apps that start with that letter – it’s a good way to open what you need.

Palm   My thoughts on the mini smartphone

You’ve got to decide, I guess, whether to give up that extra real estate in exchange for a very unnoticeable handset. You can pop this in your pocket and, as I found out, you can forget it’s actually there. This actually nearly ended up in the washing machine because it’s about the size of a credit care and just 7.4mm thick.

In the US this has been sold as a “companion” phone, sitting alongside your main phone. You can take it out with you and switch on the “Life” mode to minimize distraction from the various apps on your device. It also, and let’s be honest here, reduces battery usage. It’s got an 800mAh battery which, I’ll be honest, isn’t really enough unless you switch on that “Life Mode”. If it’s on that mode, you’ll easily get a day of usage, however if you use it like a normal phone then you won’t get as long as you’d like.

Palm   My thoughts on the mini smartphone

The Palm has water and dust resistance and feels great in the hand. It measures in at just 96.5 x 50.5 mm and has a lovely aluminium frame with Gorilla Glass 3 on the front and back.

Inside there’s a Qualcomm Snapdragon 435 octa-core 1.4 GHz CPU with 3GB RAM and you get 32GB of storage plus a microSD card slot for more. It’s certainly quick enough and you don’t struggle a great deal with multi-tasking.

Palm   My thoughts on the mini smartphone

On the sides, as you’ll have seen in the video, there’s no volume controls. Instead it’s all on-screen and in all honesty it doesn’t feel like you’re losing a great deal.

On the back, a single 12 megapixel camera which is actually rather good. It has an LED flash too. Up front, an 8 megapixel shooter for your selfie shots.

The usual WiFi, Bluetooth and GPS technology is here and I tested out Strava and Google Maps – it was quite weird trying to put this tiny thing in my car phone holder to navigate around, but it worked perfectly well.

Palm   My thoughts on the mini smartphone

In my earlier story I showed off the cool finger-friendly GUI, plus the camera quality, so do take a look to learn more. However, for me I was split…

– Yes, I do want to see phones that look a bit “different”.
– I do like to see an increased design choice of smartphone.
– This phone raised a lot of eyebrows when I carried it around.
– Using it as your main phone, especially if you’re doing lots of data-entry, could be tricky.

That last point – if you’re keen to add lots of Twitter or Facebook updates – is important. Without “Life Mode” the battery won’t last very long with that level of data and screen use. You’ll also have to cope with the smaller screen.

Palm   My thoughts on the mini smartphone

This, then, is for someone who does want a smartphone. They want a phone that’ll do all the usual Android stuff, maybe play a few games, but you don’t want to be interrupted by social media updates or emails. It’s a phone that can sit in your pocket without you even thinking about it and, if and when you actually want it, it’s there for you.

For more, check out the first part of my review below, or get one on Vodafone

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