As you may have noticed on my web site, I publish previews and reviews. Although both speak about gear or services, they’re quite different:
|something I’ve seen and inspected briefly||something I’ve used for at least a month|
|untested by me in real life||intensively tested by me in real-life|
|specifications given by the manufacturer||specifications verified by my own measurements|
|focus on announcement and preliminary research||focus on detail and thorough research|
|my projection (estimation) of how well the product or service will perform||my verdict of how good the product or service really is|
|pictures supplied by the manufacturer||pictures created by me|
|relatively short text||relatively long text|
Some previews develop into reviews. Example: my Garmin Oregon preview in 2008 evolved into a Garmin Oregon vs Garmin Colorado review in 2009.
Some reviews skip the preview stage. This is generally the case of products or services already available to me, allowing me to focus on a comprehensive review sooner.
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