I bought this to replace a Nexus 5 that I'd just dropped and smashed. My priorities were battery life and camera, both of which the Z2 excels at, especially compared to my old Nexus 5. It is not a flagship phone as I buy it for £299 at Argos (contract free, unlocked) but it is still competitive, especially the 21mp camera.
After just a couple of days, battery life is exceptional - about twice as good as the Nexus 5 - and I've had no other problems with it. The construction quality is impeccable.
I'll update this in a couple of months!
5 out of 5.
After reading the review in The Guardian, I thought this is just the thing for me! I like gadgets, I have terrible posture, and to have something remind me to stop slumping, would be fantastic! So I ordered it.
So it arrived. Its quite clever, you put the discreet magnet on the front of your shirt, then the Lumo Lift itself goes inside. Magnets are available in different colours to blend into your clothes (you'll want this to stop people constantly asking what it is!). It works on its own, up to a point, but really you need the matching app on your Smartphone for it.
And thats where I hit the problem. There is no app for the most popular smartphone platform in the world (Android). I was stumped. I hadn't come across this before. It was iPhone only. Surely they would come out with one soon though? Months passed by, but still no app. So I gave up waiting and sold it for a loss on eBay.
Its my fault for not checking first, but really why on earth did they launch a gadget that didn't support Android?
1 out of 5.
I bought this second hand on eBay, and have teamed it up with my beloved Nexus 5. Its a brilliant thing! You just put the phone on top of it, feel the magnets position it in the right spot, and it makes a sound effect so you know its charging, and thats it! No messing about with wires. I've also got the LG QuickCover for my phone, which is compatible with the wireless charger, so I don't even need to remove it from the case to charge.
There's a second advantage, if you unplug the mini-usb cable from the wireless charger itself, and plug it straight into the phone, you get a turbo charger that charges at about 1600 amps instead of about 700 amps. Like that, the phone will charge fully from empty in about an hour. It is also exactly the same as the separately available official Nexus Charging Accessory.
Highly recommended - 5 out of 5
I got a Google Chromecast when it was launched in the UK in March 2014. At the time I was using both a Nexus 4 and a Nexus 7 - both 'Pure Google' products, so I thought there would be no problems.
It worked within minutes of unboxing, even with my 2007 TV. A lovely crisp full-HD picture, and BBC iPlayer, YouTube and Netflix all seemed to work fine.
The problems started when you actually just wanted to relax, and use it to watch a movie or TV show. If you need to pause it quickly - e.g. if there's a knock at the door, or the phone rings, it invariably would be unstoppable! The smartphone or tablet App would have forgotten it was casting a show, and there would be no way to stop it. So you'd have to unplug it from the TV! At this point you'd discover that it was burning hot to touch... so I gave up, I couldn't be bothered with the hassle. I have 3 ways to put online shows on my TV anyway (laptop via hdmi, xbox 360 or YouView box) so it wasn't worth the hassle.
Its now a year later, and I believe it can work with some sort of remote now, so I may revisit it again.
1 Mark out of 5