Welcome to Reviews OnLine: Review Philosophy
Review Philosophy
Focus on Value
Our reviewers pay critical attention to the performance, usability and the return on investment of a product. Products that receive a favorable review are useful and provide good value regardless of the marketing hype.

Real-world perspective
We review products using a variety of machines from small PDAs to desktop Pentiums, using a variety of operating systems, monitor resolutions and installed memory. We NEVER assume you have the fastest system that came out yesterday and are not afraid to say, "This is a great product but forget it unless you have the latest hardware". The specific platform used to evaluate the product is listed, so you can gauge your likely performance against ours.

Attention to Detail
We provide more information than can be gleaned from the product box, press release or a brochure. We cover WHAT a product can do (in detail), WHY you'd want to use it (or not) and WHAT tasks it is specifically suited for (or not).

Hands-on Process
Only the shipping product is reviewed, not beta copies. Although unreleased products may be announced and discussed, as news items, product reviews are never based on press releases or product demos. The editorial staff writes their own articles. Reviews are not written by manufacturers or their PR (public relations) agency.

"Life Cycle" reviews
Product reviews are ongoing and never forgotten. We actively seek out and publish feedback from readers and vendors about the product. We revisit products to describe how well they work with other products, months and years after the initial review. When new versions are released, past reviews of previous versions will be maintained.

We will never accept ads from computer product vendors. In every review, we will fully disclose any ties to vendors.

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Desktop PCs & Servers
  Ergo Thunder Brick 2
Eizo FlexScan Displays
Future Power epower
HP NetServer LXr 8500
Meridian Snap! Server
Digital Cameras
  3Com HomeConnect
Agfa ePhoto 780c
Canon A5 Zoom
Kodak DC265
Minolta 3D 1500
Nikon D1
Olympus C2000
Toshiba PDR-M4 & M5
Notebooks & Mobile
  3Com Palm VII
Fosa Mini Notebook
Pionex Elite
Quantex Celeron Laptop
Sharp Actius PC-A250
Sony F250/F290 Notebooks
Talontek MPC-2000
Mobile/Wireless Communications
  3Com 56K GSM Modem
Novatel Merlin Modem
Xircom Ethernet CompactCard
Mobile Software
  Etak Traffic Touch
DataViz Documents To Go
Softbook E-book System
  Agfa SnapScan Touch
Visioneer Strobe Pro
  Brother MP-21 C Portable
Tektronix Phaser 780
Xerox 480cx
Software & Books
  Avid Cinema for Windows
Caere PageKeeper Pro
Corex Area Code Fix
Docent Outliner
Macmillan Office 2K Books
Paragon FoneSync
Symantec pcAnywhere 9.0
Sybari Antigen 5.5
V-Communications AutoSave
  InFocus 330
Mitsubishi S120
  Club Photo
Intelliquis Traffic Builder
NETSilicon NET+Works
Panasite Web Builder
  Calluna 250 Mb PCCard
Castlewood 2.2Gb ORB
Iomega Clik!
Teac CD-W 54E
Batteries & Power
  Duracell Ultra Battery
Electrofuel PowerPad
Eveready Energizer ACCU
Graphics & Video
  Belkin USB Video Bus
Daeyang VR Headset
Kodak/Intel Picture CD
Nogatech USB TV
Number Nine SR9
  Logitech Cordless mouse
Raritan Switchman
Targus USB MiniMouse
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