One of the best advantages of shopping online is that you don’t have to drive from store to store to compare prices, features or ask for recommendations. Online comparison shopping and multiple sites providing product reviews have made it much easier to make the right choices.
Below I am listing the most awesome sources of both user and expert reviews you can use when trying to locate the best price and feature overview of the item you plan to buy.
- PriceGrabber offers a huge variety of handy features. You can compare prices, add and view others’ ratings and reviews. The site also has a great search platform allowing you to refine search by any product features and sort results by price or by brand.
- AlaTest offers both expert and user reviews. The best feature I adore is the “Review Analysis” that gives a brief overview of all reviews listed for the product. Here is a sample review summary for Apple iPod Nano:
- PriceRunner offers both users’ and experts’ reviews. “Expert” reviews stand for reviews aggregated from other product review sites (AlaTest, I4u, etc among them). The site also allows users to post video reviews and watch reviews created by other members.
- BizRate is one of the largest resources of user reviews. Overall ratings are represented by cute smiles giving you a quick idea of the item’s reputation.
- DigitalTrends provides well-detailed expert reviews in a number of categories: car audio, cell phones, laptops, etc.
- VNunet is another source for good expert reviews.
- CNet provides both expert and user reviews. The best thing about it is that you can find video reviews for almost any product. It also allows price and feature comparisons.
- T3 lists short reviews and summarizes them with “We Hate”, “We Love” and “We Say” points.
- LaptopMag provides mobile hardware and software product reviews.
- HowStuffWorks follows each review with expert ratings, scaling value, performance, usability and features.
- Star-TechCentral starts each review with a handy feature overview.
- PCWorld follows huge detailed expert reviews with user comments. It also offers a brief price comparison powered by PriceGrabber.
- Trusted Reviews offer quite a few high quality photos for each product review.
- TechRadar lists great hardware and software reviews. It also invites users to submit their own reviews and offers a wide variety of product photos.
- EverythingUSB (as the name suggests) reviews all things USB: USB software, USB hardware and USB deals.
- TechTree provides a huge database of expert reviews. The review starts with overall ratings and core features: good and bad ones. The reviews are followed by user comments.
- PCAdvisor provides huge reviews for hardware and software.
- PCMag Product Guides reviews new products, software and service providers.
- TechReviewSource provides long in-depth reviews.
- ComputerActive is a UK site providing short to-the-point reviews.
- PCReview is another pretty cool UK site decorating their reviews with large product images.
- PCAdvisor ends each review with a verdict which usually contains very useful information.
- LordPercy lists well-grounded expert reviews for most recent products in categories varying from software to GPS.
Do you know of any other sources for user and expert user reviews? If so, please let us know about them in the comments!
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