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How we work

 

 

The metascore

We’ve developed our own rating system, designed to provide a fair and balanced assessment of the products we cover.

Our metascore is an index based on product ratings from trusted third-party sources selected by our content team.

To calculate our metascores, we curate reviews for each of the product categories we cover, from industry experts’ opinions to crowdsourced ratings. The result: a product rating our users can trust.

Our methodology

We collect technical specs and product information from manufacturers, monitoring the market daily for the latest product releases and updates.

We do this ourselves, manually, to ensure the data is always accurate and relevant. We normalize this data to make it easily searchable through our comparison tools.

We strive to provide honest and complete overviews of products we cover, based on our team’s research, community feedback, and first-hand experience when possible.

Product reviews

We test and review products in-house following our independent testing protocol. We do our best to bring the necessary context to our ratings and reviews to make sure these are as fair and balanced as possible.

We realize a rating will never fully reflect the value of a product but hope that our experience and insights will help our readers decide for themselves.

We never charge for a review or accept compensation but always ask manufacturers to cover the shipping and return costs of the test units they send.

PRODUCT SELECTION PROCESS

At Aniwaa, we constantly scour the web for product announcements, industry trends, and community feedback. We use this information along with in-depth research to create useful product lists covering various topics. These product selections are designed to save you time: we do the heavy-lifting and filter through hundreds of products to select only the best ones.

Whenever possible, we use our metascore to rank the products in those lists. However, there are cases when a metascore isn’t available– for example, professional or industrial products that are difficult to rate fairly. In those cases, our selections highlight some of the top products on the market, in no particular order, based on our research and community feedback.

To highlight products featured in our lists, we have created badges that are visible on the relevant product pages and available as filters on the comparison engines.