GADG’s Top 5: Useful Websites for Gadget Geeks
Discover the latest gadget updates, learn how to fix your troublesome devices, and get accurate product reviews with these five useful websites for gadget freaks.
Since there are lots of cool and high-end devices being introduced in the market to date, the number of gadget websites that aims to provide useful information and services to enthusiasts has also increased. In this article, GADG listed down its top 5 useful sites that will surely help gadget freaks in deciding what device to buy next, how to get rid of their old ones, and how to repair their broken gadgets.
Known as the king of all gadget websites and blogs, Engadget takes the form of a web magazine that covers latest news and useful information regarding gadgets and other consumer electronics. The website is owned by AOL Network and is founded by Peter Rojas, the same person behind Gizmodo. Engadget takes pride for being noted in TIME as one of the best blogging networks of 2010. It is also ranked 5th in the ‘Technorati top 100.”
Launched way back in March of 2004, the website features a daily coverage of upcoming and recently released gadgets. They also provide videos, galleries and even constructive reviews of the most popular devices and software.
If you’re the type of person who is fond of collecting unusual yet cool gadgets, then this website is for you. With the aim of combining their love for gadgets and the web, the people behind coolestgadgets.com publish articles that are somewhat related to automotive gadgets, children’s gadgets, conceptual gadgets, and even pet gadgets. The site is originally based in UK, but they have writers and readers coming from different parts of the globe.
CoolestGadgets.com is also capable of covering gadget competitions, humor, and reviews. They offer distinct articles for futuristic devices that will surely keep their readers interested.
One of the most daunting tasks that a gadget freak can do is to fix devices — and perhaps that is the main reason why FixYa has been created. FixYa boasts itself for being a popular tech support community that aims to help people in troubleshooting and fixing their electronic gadgets. The site includes the pages Consumer Electronics & Appliances Support information, Repair Service, Manuals & Guides, Problems & Solutions, Troubleshooting, FAQ’s History.
What makes FixYa unique among other websites is that all of its knowledge are based from real users’ experience, and not only from arranged FAQs. Users can get problem solutions just by typing the name of the product and a short description of the problem, and then click “Search”.
Want to sell your old mobile phone or camera and earn some cash from it? Then you would need the help of BuyMyTronics. Operating since 2007, this website aims to teach consumers the importance of recycling and re-using electronic gadgets. So, they have decided to buy slightly used or (broken) gadgets and give good pricing for it. BuyMyTronics accepts products ranging from mobile phones, iPhones and other Android smartphones, to Apple accessories, game consoles, eReaders and even hardware.
The site is currently top rated by the Better Business Bureau, and has been featured in MSNBC Business, PCWorld, MacLife and Fortune magazine.
The best way of knowing how credible a gadget is, is through reading its reviews. In that case, TestFreaks might give you a helping hand. The site is said to offer regular coverage of reviews and information regarding consumer products, it features, expert and amateur reviews, image galleries, rating scores (general user score, expert score, design, value for money, features, ease of use, performance etc.), side-by-side comparison, and price comparison.
TestFreaks was created in late 2006, following the founder’s first successful price comparison site called, the PriceRunner.