Review Rating System is committed to the idea of full disclosure and a honest product reviewing process. As one of the longest independent Apple focused technology publications online, we have over fifteen years of product review experience. (As of 2010)

Rating System
Originally, starting in 1995, employed a five-point rating system. (4 out of 5, as an example.) While this rating system served us well for years, it had some major flaws. So starting in October 2009, we have moved to a ten-point rating system that will better reflect the reviewers rating of the product. We also feel confident that our readers understand what the ten-point rating system means without having to spell it out. The ratings are as follows: Review Rating: 1 out of 10 (Lowest Score Possible) Review Rating: 2 out of 10 Review Rating: 3 out of 10 Review Rating: 4 out of 10 Review Rating: 5 out of 10 Review Rating: 6 out of 10 Review Rating: 7 out of 10 Review Rating: 8 out of 10 Review Rating: 9 out of 10 Review Rating: 10 out of 10 (Highest Score Possible)

Each Review Rating will be linked directly to this page in order to provide our readers information on how we review products and offer full disclosure.

Advertising and Product Review
Under no circumstance does trade products for favorable review. No advertiser on will receive a review for their product(s) based on anything but the quality of the product under review. We will never, and have never, favored any product based upon whether the product vendor is also an advertiser. In short, we never ever play favorites. Our opinions and reviewers are not for sale, nor will they be influenced by advertising.

All hardware products are returned to the vendor after the review process has finished, unless the vendor refuses to pay for return shipping. Under no circumstance does or any of its writers agree to pay for return shipping of hardware products. A USPS, FedEx, or UPS return shipping label must be included or emailed to the reviewer for items to be returned. Under no circumstance does or its writers favor a product based on the return of hardware items. does not and will not exchange a favorable review on products that do not include return shipping.

All product reviews are rated by the product reviewer. No editorial control is placed upon a reviewer to change or modify his opinion of a review or rating. All scores and opinions are the reviewers alone. stands behind the integrity and honesty of our writers and reviewers. has one mission with our reviews: in fairly inform our readers of our honest opinions of the products we review. Nothing more, nothing less.

Please view our archives, dating back to 1995, of product reviews at

Before sending us your products, please read:

We don’t review beta or demo software. If you want us to review your software, please provide the full shipping version.

Hardware products will only be returned if the vendor (you) provide return shipping information. Because does not work out of one office, our writers are located across the world (mostly the U.S.) , and are not expected to pay for return shipping. No exceptions.

Shipping information:
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Please confirm the shipping address before sending out any product. (Our reviewers are stationed all over the globe!)
Tim Robertson
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Or Reviews Editor:
John Nemerovski
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