So you focus only on the best things?
The choices we’ve made here with our team took weeks or months of research and years of experience with a wide variety of gear. In addition to our own expertise, we include interviews and data from the best editorial sources around. We also employ the help of engineers, scientists, and other subject-matter experts and we pore over customer reviews to find out what matters to regular people.
Do your affiliate commissions make you biased?
Up front: Our writers and editors are never made aware of which companies may have established affiliate relationships with our business team prior to making their picks. If readers choose to buy the products we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, interviews, and testing, our work is often (but not always) supported through an affiliate commission from the retailer when they make a purchase..
What if the thing I want isn’t on your site?
Email or tweet at us to let us know if you need help figuring out a particular buying problem. Our staff—made of smart and curious people who love to investigate reader questions—may be able to help.
We like to make it personal
These are the same gadgets we’d recommend to our friends and family, and these are the same things we’d choose for ourselves.
We look for what we think is best for most people. We don’t look for the most feature-packed gadget, or the finest finishes in home goods. We pick the things that will fit best into the lives of everyday people who are shopping for it—and that’s what takes work.