Archive | 2011

CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper Review – Deluxe Gaming Case

We were fortunate enough to get on of the CoolerMaster’s best looking cases for a review – the CM Storm Trooper, a high grade full tower gaming case with an ambitious design and a price to match ($189.99 retail). On paper, CM Storm Trooper has everything a serious gamer would ever dream to have – a really spacious interior capable of accommodating 8 to 13 drives depending of the chosen configuration, an advanced cooling system, enough space for ATX XL size motherboards and the heftiest graphic cards available plus a well designed cable management system so everything looks nice and clean. Can it provide all it promises? Let’s get into some details in Review Horizon’s CoolerMaster CM Storm Trooper Review. Read More…

Deal of the Day – Sony PSP 3000 for $99 at Amazon

 Down from the regular $129.99, Amazon has the PSP 3000 at only $99 with no taxes and free shipping. The new PSP 3000 has a much better LCD screen over the previous model, a built in microphone for Skype calls WiFi and charges via USB connector. Easily hack-able to store all your games on the Memory Stick Duo media as well. Piano Black Edition. Alternatively, you can buy it used – like new from Amazon Warehouse for $74.99 also with no tax and free shipping. (right under In Stock message, select Buy Used and save)

Product Features

  • Piano Black PlayStation Portable includes built-in microphone
  • Listen to MP3s and watch full-length movies
  • Built-in WiFi lets you access the Internet from any accessible hotspot
  • Memory Stick Duo slot for storage expansion

Samsung Galaxy S II Skyrocket Case / Cover Review – Diztronic Flexible TPU Case

Not too long ago both me and my significant other exchanged our shiny iPhone 4 devices for new Samsung Galaxy SII Skyrocket, the AT&T new 4G handsets. The problem was, same as with our iPhones, we needed some protection and since this particular modes is quite new, there are not too many cases designed specifically for them (AT&T sells only some Otter models in our local store and rather expensive). Read More…

Google Android Market Promotion – 10 days with 10 apps at 10 cents

Wanting to beat iPhone App Store at its own game, Google launched its new promotion (apparently to celebrate its 10 billion downloads) – for 10 days you’ll be able to buy 10 apps each day, for only 10 cents each. To start the promotion in a grand way, a number of quite popular apps are available for only 10 cents – SoundHound ∞, Asphalt 6: Adrenaline HD, Minecraft – Pocket Edition, SwiftKey X Keyboard, Endomondo Sports Tracker, Great Little War Game, SketchBook Mobile, Fieldrunners HD, Color & Draw for kids, Paper Camera.

All in all, an excellent deal, especially the Asphalt 6 and Fieldrunners HD.  Read after the break to see up to date apps list on sale. Read More…

Choiix Cooler Master Wave Stand Review – Universal Foldable Tablet Stand for iPad, Xoom, Nook, Kindle Fire and everything else

Introduction

Once a product becomes popular enough, the number of accessories designed around it explodes as well. We all now that the tablet is currently one of the most sought after toy to carry around and various accessories were quick to appear on the market following its success. Beside cases, the stands play a significant role in a tablet usage, useful in a variety of situation -  if you are trying to watch a movie, together with your kids for example. One of such stands is the new Cooler Master Wave Stand, a universal tablet stand sold by Cooler Master and officially launched today. I obtained a unit  about a month ago, before it was officially released and the current review contains my experience with this product. Read More…

Kindle Fire vs Nook Tablet – a different angle – Amazon vs Barnes & Noble return policy

Everybody talks about various advantages or lack of in terms of hardware, software, platform, store, etc that one tablet has over the competition. We decided to try a different angle – let’s assume for whatever reason you are unhappy with either the Kindle Fire or Nook Tablet and you decided to return it. I followed the process at both the Amazon online store and Barner & Noble online store and here are my findings: Read More…

RAIDMAX Seiran computer case review

RAIDMAX has been on a roll recently launching a plethora of good looking cases on a budget (check our Raidmax Helios Review) and their latest addition, Seiran (MSRP $79.99) is even more ambitious than the other members of the family, at least in terms of specifications. Beside the good looks though, more important is the provided space, ventilation system, motherboard form factors that it can accommodate, overall sturdiness and the degree of finishing, etc. We’ll try to cover all these questions and more in our Raidmax Seiran Review and help you make an informed decision, so read along. Read More…

How to root / jailbreak / enable side load apk on Nook Tablet (install Android Market, Amazon App Store)

Less than a week since Nook Tablet started shipping and the highly popular tablet was already rooted / jailbroken. Why should you do it? Well, for start, the Barnes and Noble App Store is rather thin in content even compared with 20,000 apps available in Amazon App Store. If you enable application sideloading you will be able to install Amazon App Store on the Nook Tablet. If you go further and root it, you can also install the official Google Android Marketplace, Google Apps like Maps, Read More…

Deal of the Day – LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547) on sale at Amazon for $219 shipped

I have never seen this price so low for the robotic LEGO Mindstorms NXT 2.0 (8547) and I looked for more than a year to buy one for my son. Today, Amazon has it for $219 and this is a set for which you rarely see even a $10 discount. I bought it, and if you want to program and build, this set is for you! Read More…

Best Black Friday/Cyber Monday 2011 deals in electronics, gadgets, computers, tablets, TV, etc

The main shopping events Black Friday and Cyber Monday for this year are getting closer and that usually means excellent deals across the merchandise spectrum. Since Review Horizon is a gadget site, our interest is extremely high as always, if only to score some more toys to review for your reading pleasure. We’ll select the best online deals around for electronics and gadgets, and publish Read More…