Andy Boxall

Andy Boxall

Andy's fascination with mobile tech began in the 90s, at a time when SMS messages were considered cutting edge, but it would be a decade before he would put finger-to-keyboard as a technology writer. In the interim he wrote about travel, formulated strong opinions about films and owned a series of audacious cars.
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OnePlus 3 Review

Why spend more when the OnePlus 3 challenges phones twice its price?
Virtual Reality

A rock star designed this VR viewer for your phone, after being inspired by Victorian tech

Tired of tech with no soul? How about a VR viewer for your phone with a design that's inspired by Victorian technology, and designed by real life rock star Brian May? You'll want the Owl Stereoscope, and we've tried it out.
Mobile

'Budget phone' is hardly a slur when you're talking about Huawei's Honor 5X

Huawei's Honor 5X is a budget Android smartphone with a full metal body and a fingerprint sensor. It's sleek, powerful, and costs just $200. We go hands on to let you know if you should pick one up.
Mobile

We don't have teleporters yet, but this working Star Trek communicator is legit

Forget flip phones, how about using the device that inspired them to talk to Siri, or answer a call? Whether you're a Star Trek devotee or not, you'll love this amazing screen-accurate Communicator, that links to your phone using Bluetooth.
Mobile

If you didn't know how inexpensive Huawei's Honor 5C is, you would never guess

We don't often choose a cheap phone because of the design or performance, just because it fits our budget. The Honor 5C may be cheap, but its design and potential gaming performance may mean you pick this one up for other reasons.
Mobile

There’s a new low-cost smartphone called the 5C out now, but it’s not made by Apple

There's a new smartphone out for those on a budget, and it's called the 5C. No, not the iPhone 5C, this 5C comes from Huawei spin-off brand Honor. However, just because it's low-cost, doesn't mean it's that low spec.
Mobile

Like the iPhone and Apple Watch, these luxury cases and straps were made for each other

Your iPhone and Apple Watch go so well together, it seems silly if you don't get some beautiful matching accessories to go with them. Ullu makes high quality leather cases and straps, that manage to complement the pair perfectly.
Virtual Reality

We wore the future of VR, and it has a crystal clear 20K resolution

The Infinitus Prime tVR promises an incredibly immersive VR experience with its wide field of view and super high-resolution display, which well exceeds Oculus' Rift or HTC's Vive. Does Infinitus deliver, or is it too ambitious for its own…
Mobile

Does this phone look like the iPhone 6? Chinese authorities say yes

In a twist to the usual tale, here's a company accusing Apple of copying one of its phones to come up with the design for the iPhone 6. The claim has taking an unexpected turn in China.
Mobile

Anybody can learn to code, but Apple’s Swift Playgrounds make them want to

Apple made an educational app called Swift Playgrounds, which will teach students how to code in its Swift language, but there's no way we should let them have all the fun. Here's why Apple got a coding presentation right.
Mobile

Will this clever kit put an end to our wireless charging woes?

Wireless charging, in principle, is great, but it doesn't always live up to expectations. Fli Charge is a new system that wants to take away our wireless woes, and make the experience faster and better than ever before. It's on Indiegogo…
Mobile

Want to get your heart pumping? Polar’s updated fitness training app will help

Polar, the sports technology company, knows that measuring heart rate is key to understanding if we're training hard enough. Its new Polar Beat app adds beginner-friendly settings and features, ready to help us get fitter.