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Archive | November, 2011

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…

Deal of the Day – Documents To Go full version (Android) for free from $14.99 at Amazon App Store

Today only, you are in for a treat – Amazon has the powerful DocumentsToGo apk suite for free, only today, discounted from a hefty $14.99. To make it work, you’ll first need the main DocumentsToGo app which is already free and then get the full version that adds editing capability among other things. Read More…

Amazon Kindle Fire Review


Kindle Fire was one of the most eagerly awaited gadgets for this year and Amazon certainly created a lot of noise around it, raising the expectations through the roof. While using the term iPad killer is really inappropriate after so many wannabees, most of the analysts expected Amazon to release a tablet significantly cheaper than iPad but capable to offer the same kind of synergy between various media services, eBooks and applications, Amazon being one of the very few companies that can rival Apple in such offerings.

Amazon Kindle Fire was released just a few days ago and the question hot on everybody’s lips is how and if it can compare with iPad, with other Android tablets and with the Nook Tablet, its main competitor. Nobody really doubts of Amazon capability of selling millions of Kindle Fires, but to be Read More…

How to enable WiFi mobile hotspots on AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II / Skyrocket without a tethering plan

If you got a new AT&T Samsung Galaxy S II or Skyrocket, you might know that these smartphones have the capability to create a WiFi mobile hotspot capable of providing an Internet connection to 5 WiFi devices simultaneously via tethering. If you do not have a tethering plan though, when trying to enable the tethering and portable Wi-Fi hotspot, you will get the following error message:

Tethering/Mobile AP is unavailable – A Tethering/Mobile Hotspot plan is required to Read More…

Kindle Fire benchmarks – performance testing score in Quadrant, AnTuTu and more

From all the Kindle Fire reviews I read, none of them put the device to the test to see how it compares against other Android devices in terms of raw speed. The reason? You’ll need to root and install the Android Market to be able to install the test suites. We did all that (see our Android Market Install tutorial) and the results are here for your enjoyment! The applications used for benchmarking are Quadrant, AnTuTu, RealPi, GLBenchmark and System Test. Read More…

How to take screenshots with Kindle Fire

So you want to take screen shots from your brand new Kindle Fire? Unfortunately, Amazon didn’t make it that intuitive, unless you are a developer and now how to use Android SDK. It is not that complicated but requires a certain amount of work, at least to get it started.

This tutorial will assume that you meet the prerequisites. That means you need to have Android SDK Read More…

How to install Google Android Market on Kindle Fire

Got a new Kindle Fire and want access to the entire Google Android Marketplace instead of the puny Amazon App Store? You came to the right place. In this tutorial we will cover in detail how to install Google Android Market on Kindle Fire. Before starting this tutorial, you will have to have your Read More…