We often get questions and comments about our review process, and about whether or not our reviews are trustworthy. These are fair questions. There are a lot of scams out there, and it’s always been important to us at Tech Writer EDC that every article and review we publish is backed up by real facts and experience.
The truth is, a lot of other review sites routinely publish reviews of products without ever actually testing them out. That’s why we’re not offended when people ask why they should trust us. There’s good reason not to believe everything you read on the internet.
At Tech Writer EDC, we’re not about publishing clickbait. We write reviews of gear we’ve actually used and tested, and our top priority has always been maintaining the trust of our readers.
So if you’re wondering how you know you can trust us, we’re taking a little time today to supply a few answers to that question.
We Love EDC Gear
Believe it or not, we didn’t get into writing gear reviews because there’s a lot of money in it (there isn’t). We did it because we totally love this stuff. We have a passion for watches, knives, tools, and all manner of gear for bushcraft and everyday carry.
We also know that there’s a lot of junk on the market. And much like our readers, we’re always trying to sort through it all to find the best gear. The reviews and articles we write reflect our best attempts to separate the diamonds from the rough.
We Actually Use This Stuff
Look, it would be easy for us to fill up our little corner of the internet with useless reviews of gear we’ve never actually used. But you know what? There are plenty of other people doing that. We write about stuff we actually own, and have truly put to the test.
And we like to think the depth and attention to detail found in our reviews reflects that. If you read about a product on Tech Writer EDC, it’s a safe bet that we’ve not only used it ourselves, but beat the heck out of it to test its durability! If you don’t believe we really have all this stuff, just take a look at our Instagram.
We Don’t Get Paid to Review Products
While we do sometimes get gear in the mail from companies who want us to review their stuff, that isn’t the norm. About 75% of the gear you’ll see on Tech Writer EDC is stuff we went out and bought.
We also make it very clear that we will not accept money from these companies in exchange for reviews, and we never, under any circumstances, write more positive reviews just because we’ve gotten free stuff. (We’ve actually really pissed off a couple of watch manufacturers who will remain nameless, because we refused to review the crappy watches they sent us).
We Do Use Affiliate Links
Full disclosure: a lot of our articles and reviews include links to sites like Amazon where you can purchase the products being reviewed. And if you click on those links, we could earn a commission.
That’s how we keep the lights on around here, and it’s a very common practice among the big-name review websites as well as the little guys like us. The money we make through affiliate marketing is basically how we pay our team and buy more gear to play with! If you want to learn more about that, feel free to read our full Affiliate Disclosure.
We Don’t Just Write Good Reviews
Never trust a website that only writes good reviews! While we tend not to bother wasting our time (and yours) on gear we think is total junk, we do make every effort to be fair and balanced in every review. And we’ve written plenty that are less than glowing.
Even when we really like a piece of gear, we’ll always let you know if we think there’s room for improvement. We’re always on the hunt for the best EDC gear at the best price, just like you are, and our goal is to use our experience to help you make a well-informed decision.
You Can Reach Us Any Time
Have more questions about our review process? Want to know more about the gear we review? Interested in working together or just geeking out about knives and watches? Contact us any time. We’re not hard to reach!