Reviewers

At Pickr, we know our reviewers and know they they’re always working on new reviews to help customers like you find the best product available. As such, our review list presently includes the following publications:

Expert local (Australian) reviewers

One of the better places to go for specifically Android-related coverage, AusDroid is led by a team of independent reviewers with a love for devices running Google’s mobile operating system.

Long established as one of Australia’s biggest independent reviewers, Choice has recently restaffed its reviewing team, pulling talent from IDG’s PC World and Good Gear Guide with Elias Plastiras and Tony Ibrahim, among other places.

While the local reviews are few and far between, CNET Australia is too big not to be noticed, providing a local face to the massive tech publisher entity in the US.

The original stomping grounds of Pickr’s founder and editor, Cybershack has survived over the past decade as one of the leading independent review houses in Australia, and the only local tech site with its own TV show.

Led by technology commentator Trevor Long, EFTM or “Everything For The Man” is a technology and lifestyle website geared at technology for guys.

Spanning more than just technology and featuring some of Australia’s most established technology journalists, including the likes of Angus Kidman, Alex Kidman, and Nick Broughall, Finder offers reviews and plan comparison aplenty.

With a style of writing more like a column, Fairfax’s The Financial Review offers technological analysis led by John Davidson, who provides up-to-date critique usually with a degree of humour or two.

One of the more established Australian tech news giants, Gizmodo has seen some of the best local writers pass through its doors, and is now run under the editorial leadership of Campbell Simpson.

IDG’s presence for Australia, Good Gear Guide and sister-site PC World has seen serious review talent go through each in the past few years, making it at points a concrete site for reviews and analysis, and is currently helmed by Nick Ross.

Offering local expert and analysis, ITWire has been one of the pivotal mainstays of the technology journalism world in Australia, with the review section featuring written critiques by the likes of Ray Shaw and Alex Zaharov-Reutt.

One of the largest publications in Australia, News.com.au features technology writers from all over the country, including lead writers Jennifer Dudley-Nicholson and Rod Chester from the company’s Queensland bureau at The Courier Mail.

While Pickr indexes other sites, it also indexes its own, allowing you to see what its reviewers think, led by the editorial direction of Leigh D Stark.

The second largest news provider in Australia — second to News.com.au — Fairfax’s Sydney Morning Herald and The Age in Melbourne feature notable expert reviewers and frequent analysis.

Nailing technological trends and business developments to the “t”, The Australian is a solid place to find a local viewpoint on anything involving electronics and a silicon board, with reviews by Chris Griffith.

Led by technology commentator Stephen Fenech, Tech Guide provides news and reviews by way of web, TV, radio, and podcast.

While WhistleOut caters to a wide variety of products and services, its analysis picked up when it grabbed Joseph Hanlon, formerly of CNet Australia, who added to the team’s reviewer experience several years ago.

International reviewers

One of the oldest and most established technology sites on the web, CNet is one of the first tech websites that will feature a review on any product from around the world.

Offering one of the largest supplies of critique and analysis, Digital Trends can easily be seen as a staple in the international technology journalism community.

Without doubt, one of the first places anyone interested in current and modern technology should tune into, Engadget offers one of the most frequently updated listings of everything that’s happening in the technology world.

If phones are what you’re into, GSM Arena caters, offering specs for pretty much every device that has ever been announced, with its own reviews found alongside.

Featuring writers from all around the world and some of the most detailed reviews available, Tech Radar is the place to turn to when you need every aspect of every device written about.

An intersection of technology, science, art, and the world beyond these scopes, The Verge brings some of the finest international tech writing talent to a presentation of writing that can make it seem more magazine than online.

One of the staples of the internet, Wired has been around longer than most reviewers have been writing, making it an ideal place to get information on international products.

Add to the Pickr list

Keen to add your publication to our fine list? Tell us who you are, how many reviews you’re regularly writing on a monthly basis, and give us a few example URLs and we’ll look into it!

Please make sure your reviews aren’t behind a paywall, otherwise we won’t touch you. It’s nothing personal — we know you need to make money — but paywalls tend to make comparison reviews a little problematic for everyone!

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