We believe in science as a guiding principle in our work as product reviewers. That means testing and transparency are baked right into our process.
Too often, product reviewers can get trapped in their own biases or base their conclusions on understandardized testing. That's why we have a team of knowledgeable experts led by a scientist making sure that our data is reliable.
Julia is the Senior Scientist at Reviewed, overseeing the integrity of the labs, the methods and standards for test procedures in every category, as well as managing the huge backlog of test data stretching back over a decade.
Never one to shy from getting her hands dirty, you might find Julia doing her own testing on products such as varied as fire extinguishers, lunch coolers, and wireless headphones. But the testing she’s most proud of is smart thermostats, as she managed to not break Reviewed’s extensive (and expensive) air conditioning/heating system.
Julia received a PhD in Geological Sciences from Brown University in 2014, as well as an MBA from University of Massachusetts at Amherst in 2019.
We strive to follow the scientific method as closely as possible in our reviewing and testing. This includes extensive documentation, reducing variables, and gathering measurable evidence using objectives repeatable procedures.
As time passes, technology advances, and new reviewers join our team, our labs and processes remain consistent.
Transparency and equal access to information are important. Our open-door policy allows brands to visit and ask questions about our processes. But we'll never share info with brands that we don't share with our readers.
Based in the heart of Cambridge, Massachusetts, the Reviewed labs are some of the finest you'll find in any editorial organization. Here, we're able to trap light, isolate sound, and control ambient temperature and humidity. Did you know that when we test vacuums we make our own dirt to ensure the right granularity? We're that kind of serious.
We award our favorite products with a badge to help you identify them easily. We understand that there's no such thing as a "perfect product" for everyone, so we select winners across a wide spectrum of prices and types. The vetting process is tightly controlled by writers and senior editors to ensure that our awards are limited to only products we truly love.
The Editor’s Choice badges are awards you’re most likely to encounter. We award them throughout the year to products that excel in their class and price.
The Best of Year awards celebrate the products we loved in that calendar year. They form the backbone of our holiday gift guides.
We rate the top products unveiled at the world’s premiere tech event.