Ratings and Awards

Reviewed products are rated from zero to five stars rounded up to the nearest in half star.  Here is what they mean in our reviews.

0 to 1 StarPoorWe do not recommend such products.
1.5 to 2 StarsFairWe usually somewhat recommend such products.
2.5 to 3 StarsGoodAll around average products.
3.5 to 4 StarsVery GoodWe recommend such products.
4.5 to 5 StarsExcellentWe highly recommend such products.

Here are the awards that we occasionally give to products that deserve them.

editors choice award

Editors Choice Award

This award is reserved for the best product in a category that does not have any/many cons, performs the best, has the best quality and has the best features.

highly recommended award

Highly Recommended Award

This award is given to products that we highly recommend to everyone after thoroughly testing them.

best buy award

Best Buy Award

This award is given to product/companies that provide the best value for the money you pay for it. It may not be the top of the line product, but has an all around best price for all the features.