My favorite place to find reviews for new products or services is personal or topic focussed blogs. Actually to be more exact blogs that are established and have a readership and following. Why? Well because those blogs that are established and have quite a few people reading their new posts have a stake in what they say on their site. They don’t want to give poor information because they’ll lose their readership and they want to review and only suggest quality product for the exact same reason.
This has led me to often spend a lot of time searching around for blogger reviews of particular products. For example, I recently wanted to buy an ab belt and wasn’t sure on which product to buy until I found www.flexxbelt.org. It was this site that gave me an honest look at the ab Flex Belt, how it worked, what the down falls were to ab belts in general and this product and how it worked for the author.
This was a rare find in my research because the author had created an entire site journalling his experience with The Flex Belt. Something you don’t often find, but none the less it was enjoyable and useful.
I’d suggest that when you’re looking for an honest review of an item try to find a niche or topic specific blog that may have written about the item. You can use Google’s blog search or some blog directories that are out there as well.
I try to avoid just searching for the product and reviews because this often turns up nothing more then over hyped reviews of an item, and lets face it we’re not looking to be sold on the product but rather learn more about the honest truth of whether the item is any good or not.