There’s a method to our madness when it comes to testing tech, we promise. We don’t just pick the newest, shiniest toys off the shelf and label them the best.
Instead, we look for products and services we think can do the following:
- Consistently deliver excellent performance
- Are easy and intuitive to use
- Don’t require a doctorate in rocket science to set up
And when it comes to testing, we don’t shrug on a lab coat and walk into our pristine, all-white lab. Nope, we’re crawling over pet toys, dodging wild kiddos, and climbing up and down stairs in our own homes.
If there’s a basement and we’re testing Wi-Fi connectivity, for example, you can bet we’re down there looking at signal strength and speed. (Just ignore the giant spider hanging out in the corner.) Because that’s the kind of place tech like Wi-Fi extenders gets put to good use, and we want to report back on how they’ll work in your own home.
We also give every device a chance to prove itself in a multitude of scenarios, from streaming Netflix to gaming on a custom desktop PC.
Here’s more about our approach to testing tech, and some pointers on how you can use our research to help you find the best software upgrades, new gadgets, and must-have online services.