TechSpot's Product Finder: Our Latest Project

By Julio Franco
Sep 22, 2011
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  1. g4mer

    g4mer TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 340

    This is awesome!
  2. SalaSSin

    SalaSSin TechSpot Member Posts: 91   +28

    Nice! A bit like testfreaks.com I guess, but I like it!

    Already checking out my future motherboard :)
    Keep the good work up, guys!
  3. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    Very cool. Are you guys planning on adding a section where TechSpot members who are owners of a given product can give their feedback too? I think that would be very useful.
  4. Julio Franco

    Julio Franco TechSpot Editor Topic Starter Posts: 6,519   +311

    @gwailo247, that's certainly on the plans but we'll take it one step at a time :)
  5. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Great idea. I could use a product rating aggregate service. Hope it gets to be fairly extensive and fairly fair.
  6. spydercanopus

    spydercanopus TechSpot Guru Posts: 802   +87

    Would be nice to have proof of purchase, but that would be a lot of man power.
  7. this is sweet.. just took a look... cant believe how good it is, and why has no one done this before?
  8. haroonferoz84

    haroonferoz84 Newcomer, in training

    i love the new feature of the website your website is more organize than others and simple keep up the good works and best wishes
  9. Arris

    Arris TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 4,536   +92

    Great addition to the Techspot!
  10. Burty117

    Burty117 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,489   +302

    I guess what techspot could do it review the user review of the product and make sure that they go into enouh detail that proves they have had at least hands on contact with it?

    I think Proof of purchase would be going a bit far and to be fair, I don't have proof of purchase on a few of my products because i've either won them or been given them! :)
     
  11. It is a (very) good start.

    I believe your filters should have more characteristics. For example. I looked at storage, then at SSD's, but you didn't have a filter for size. As I am looking for around 120 GB, I had to go through a number of pages to find all of them, and some of the titles didn't have the size, so I had to open them to find out what the size was.

    Being able to select a number of products for side to side comparisons would be helpful as well.

    All of this takes time, so as I say, it is a good start.
  12. Benny26

    Benny26 TechSpot Paladin Posts: 1,575   +47

    Great idea - and well needed for Techspot.
  13. Wagan8r

    Wagan8r TechSpot Guru Posts: 589   +45

    Or at the very least, make sure that only registered users of TechSpot can leave reviews.

    But in regards to the article, I think that this is awesome! Good work, guys, and keep it up!
  14. MilwaukeeMike

    MilwaukeeMike TechSpot Evangelist Posts: 2,038   +695

    Great idea, i've used your buying guides in a a couple builds for people, and a good source for other products is a resource I'll use a lot. You guys rock!
  15. ---agissi---

    ---agissi--- TechSpot Paladin Posts: 2,383   +15

    I took a quick look at it, very nice work. However the first thing I want to do is sort by price from low to high, that way I can find the medium for quality product to low price. There is no sort by price from low to high :( Just from price X to Y.
  16. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 869   +129

    I hope you implement some kind of score degradation system. Scores should gradually decrease over time as they compare to current technology (or, a secondary, relavancy score could be added). Many (for example) phones are still available on the market that got good reviews a year ago, but realistically they don't deserve the same score today.

    Otherwise, everything looks great and I will definitely make use of this new feature. Thanks =D
  17. treeski

    treeski TechSpot Guru Posts: 869   +129

    Also, you have the ThermalTake Chaser MK-I listed, but the product links within go to some keyboard.
  18. Cota

    Cota TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 521   +8

    Awesome, now we only need to keep away fake reviews ;)
  19. yRaz

    yRaz TechSpot Booster Posts: 876   +84

    Perhaps a minimum post count should be required before someone can post a review?
  20. mosu

    mosu TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 297

    I hope I'm not crashing your party, but popularity ranking is stupid and drives the crowd toward Intel products in a pure Apple style.There should be an option for processor type both in motherboards and laptops section.There should be categories of laptops such as netbooks, ultrabooks, student type, gaming laptops and so on, options valid through other categories.One can not buy hardware just for the bragging rights, SO NOT SO GOOD IN IMPLEMENTATION AS IT WAS IN INTENTION.
  21. T77

    T77 TechSpot Enthusiast Posts: 315

    congratulations! A very good initiative.I particularly like the features regarding the pros & cons,and also the reviews which are categorised by 'good', 'excellent', 'bad' , that way one will know about the positives as well as negatives which people encountered during their extensive usage.I haven't seen such concept anywhere else. :p
  22. TomSEA

    TomSEA TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,328   +376

    Excellent! Great work guys. This will definitely come in handy.
  23. The Product Finder seems like a nice addition to Techspot but what happened to the Deals page? The one that could be sorted by date and hotness of the deal.
  24. gwailo247

    gwailo247 TechSpot Chancellor Posts: 2,105   +18

    I didn't mean to make a mountain of out a molehill, I just figured that some of the members who build or service computers could probably add a lot of real world information that a tech writer may not have access to in the same way, say advising us that a given video card is very hard to clean, or a given CPU cooler tends to start making a noise after six months.

    Obviously having Guest write "Nvidia sucks, buy AMD" on every Nvidia card article would be pointless, but I think that this site's members would be a valuable resource to be tapped. The forums are filled with lots of people who give great hardware advice in terms of purchase and service, and it would be good IMO to channel that knowledge into product reviews, where they would be more accessible than forum searching.


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