Nearly every day, a lot of products are developed and released. Overloaded with an abundance of information, we often find it hard to make the best decisions. Consumers are quick to believe that products match the descriptions as advertised – but what happens if it doesn’t?

A quick and easy solution is to search for reviews to make an informed purchase. Although Google is just a click away, how can we ensure reviews are reliable and unbiased? Whether you are looking for the best product or reviews, we got you covered. Here’s a list of 5 independent review websites that we found useful for tech products:

Tom’s guide 

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Tom’s Guide provides in-depth analysis of a wide range of tech products. As one of the most comprehensive review websites, they cover smartphones, TVs and more. Each category displays the top products; along with latest news and updates on recommendations.

Rather than burning time sifting through multiple sources, Tom’s Guide states the best along with its justification.

In addition to the extensive review list, the website has a forum you can utilise to voice opinions as well as troubleshoot issues amongst tech enthusiasts. 

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Rest assured, the reviews are not merely based on opinion. The company has a unique methodology for testing and reviewing each product, and clearly states the method of testing and how they came to their final conclusion.

CNET

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CNET prides itself as a one-stop location in aiding its users in knowing all things tech. Be it updates, or learning how to get the most of the available technology through reviews, to knowing which software applications are the best, CNET brings something to the table for everyone.

Not only do they provide comprehensive reviews, it has ‘best product’ and ‘versus’ categories. These can be helpful when making your final decision, especially if you’re on a time crunch.

The best products of a given category are featured along with a comprehensive review. You can also see the retail price depending on which e-commerce site you purchase it from.

The ‘versus’ category, a feature unique to CNET, is where similar products are compared and the information is provided via a simple overview. This allows users to process information more quickly and efficiently.

All these features are great, but is the website reliable? Well, CNET bestows awards to products that have earned the Editors’ Choice as an approval for the product’s quality, design, and performance. This prestigious seal of approval is what many companies are seeking for in an ever-competitive technological landscape.

TechRadar

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When it comes to reviews, TechRadar aims to be the most trusted site. Using meticulous review/testing processes, having the finest team of tech journalists and churning out relevant reviews, they provide a wide range of information for different categories.

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With a 5-star scoring system, online users can review products at a glance via this simple mechanism (the more stars, the better). The scoring system is based on numerous criteria such as design, usability and features. Though reviews are lengthy and extremely in-depth, each has a summary at the very beginning listing the pros and cons, making it more user-friendly.

TechRadar has the ability to uphold its promise of unbiased reviews due it being backed by technology publisher giant, Future plc and its objective test data from TechRadar Labs.

GadgetReview

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GadgetReview caters to the wide range of tech enthusiasts with its up-to-date reviews on products, software and services. 

It emphasizes the critical evaluation process of its reviews and publishes comparisons to give consumers a clearer picture of the different features and services offered. Like Tom’s Guide and CNET, GadgetReviews also comes up with a best of list to narrow the scope of comparison for consumers.

The Verge

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Founded in 2011, The Verge analyses and examines how changes in technology affect daily lives of mainstream consumers. It offers latest technology news on broad categories and a section where they compile reviews on latest products.

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They use a scoring system out of 10, with 10 being the best. Summaries are provided at the of every review for easy consumption of the information. Additionally, they have a Youtube channel offering informative reviews of certain products (such as smartphones, laptops, etc) to its subscribed audience.

With these websites in your arsenal, you now can optimise your decision-making. Happy hunting!

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Nydia
Nydia, not Lydia, has never touched a key in all 22 years of her life. She has been an active advocate of the benefits of going keyless and is excited at the prospect of never needing them in the future. 

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