- Consumer Reports is of course a reputable organization, so committed to independence that it never takes advertisements, but unfortunately most of their content requires a paid subscription. Also, they are usually behind the times when it comes to computer technology.
- Epinions and Amazon offer good anecdotal reports on specific products--as long as you take individual reviewers' opinions with a grain of salt.
- CNET offers good reviews of most electronics or computer products.
- Consumer Search is one of my favorites. Yes, they now have advertising, which is a little annoying. However, they do great "meta-reviews"...that is, reviewing and summarizing what all the other review sites and publications (including Consumer Reports) say.
- Google's Consumer Information Directory has other useful consumer sites.
Friday, December 17, 2004
Good sources for consumer reviews
Where can one find good, unbiased reviews of consumer products? It depends on what you're looking for.