The iClever BoostCube is pretty well named. It’s a vaguely cuboid mains adapter that will charge your smartphone or tablet with speed. We’ve been sent a sample from iClever, so let’s put it to the test!Design
The BoostCube has two 2.4A USB ports on one side, and a mains plug on the other side. The ports provide 48W in total. 2.4A is sufficient to charge almost all smartphones and tablets at full speed, although experts may note that fast charging technologies such as Qualcomm’s Quick Charge or OnePlus’ DashCharge can offer better performance.
For our review unit, this is a UK plug; US and EU versions also exist. (And the US [...]
Today we’re taking a look at some USB-C to USB-A 3.0 cables from ICZI. They boast a rugged nylon braided design and are available at a reasonable price — let’s see how they perform.Specs & Features Length 1 metre (3.3 feet) Protection Nylon braided Strengthened stress points Warranty 12 months Supported devices MacBook (2015), MacBook Pro (2016) Google Pixel, Pixel XL, Nexus 6P, Nexus 5X Sony Xperia XZ, Xperia X Compact OnePlus 3, OnePlus 3T, LG G5, HTC 10 …and many more devices released since 2015Design
As you’d expect, these cables have a USB-C plug on one end and a USB-A 3.0 plug on the other. Both plugs [...]
Normally we tend to review the most popular smartphones and tablets; gadgets that most people have heard of or are anticipating. Today we’re doing something a little different – we’re reviewing a little-known phone from a brand that’s just beginning to break into the west. The brand is Smartisan, and the phone is the jianguo, or Nut. At £100 it’s one of the cheapest smartphones on the market, yet it comes with a large 5.5” screen, powerful hardware and a colourful design. It sounds very promising, so let’s take a closer look.
Today I’m looking at the Liquid Z220, a budget smartphone from Acer. The phone has low-end specifications, but does at least include Android 5.0 and costs only £65. The mid-range market has advanced significantly in the past few years, so I’m hopeful that we’ll see similar changes at the lower end too.
Today I’m looking at Acer’s Liquid Jade Z smartphone. This is a midrange model released earlier this year, that looks to set itself apart with a slim design, good camera and near stock Android at a very low cost.
Earlier I did a rapid review review of the Jade Z at an Acer press event, but over the past two weeks I’ve had some more hands-on time with the unit and feel better required to render a full verdict.
Full disclosure: I do part-time work for Team Acer, an eSports team funded by Acer.
This weekend we took to the streets of Dublin to try out the latest gadgets from Acer in the #AcerLiveBlog challenge. So far we’ve reviewed their Iconia One 8 tablet and Switch 10 E convertible – and now it’s time for the triumphant conclusion, as we take a look at the Liquid Jade Z smartphone!