We live in a world that 20 or 30 years ago would have been described as science fiction, we have video calls, phones that can pay bills, tablet computers with power that 10 years ago was unthinkable. We can store huge music collections in our pocket, stream any movie whilst we’re on the train, and it is all thanks to the ever growing world of technology. Buying tech products though can be a bit of a minefield, it is difficult to know whether what you’re buying is going to do a good job or whether it is made in a substandard way, whether you’re looking for a tablet pc, gaming mouse or just some new headphones.
Recommendation – my favourite way to choose a product is to be recommended it by someone in the know or by a friend, you can see the product in use a lot of the time and know that it is going to be high quality.
Average ratings – lots of online retailers have the option for those who have bought it to rate it out of 10 or out of five, from this you can see an average and a consensus of how happy people were with their purchase
Independent reviews – emphasis on independent, getting reviews from a manufacturers site can be a little bit dodgy, but getting them from somewhere independent, a technology reviews site for instance, can be the best way to know what you’re buying is good.
Tech plays a big part in all of our lives now and getting your hands on the best for your budget is a must if you’re going to make the most of it.