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Welcome To The New TrustedReviews


New TrustedReviews

TrustedReviews has relaunched with a new look site that has improved functionality and a clearer, more accessible layout.

Throughout an extended test period, we listened to your feedback and made some essential changes to deliver a site we're not only proud of, but one which we will continue to improve.

We will continue to bring you the same content as ever including our impartial, independent reviews, the latest news, in-depth guides and features and much more besides. All of which aims to help you make the right choice about which consumer electronics and technology products to buy.

The new site is designed to be clear and easy-to-use, while remaining as comprehensive and in-depth as ever.

Here are some of the new site's key features:


At-A-Glance Reviews

We've added some new sections to our review pages. As well as the full, in-depth report, you can read a condensed version of the review, plus a list of the product’s key features and pros and cons. This concise summary at the top of each review gives you a snapshot impression for if you don’t want to read the full review, allowing you to make the most of your time on TrustedReviews.

User Reviews

TrustedReviews now incorporates User Reviews, contributed by you our readers. You can add your own scores and opinions alongside those of the TrustedReviews team. It’s simple to sign up and post your own review about a particular product you own.


You can still comment on our reviews as you’ve always done in the past. All accounts previously registered on our old site will have been migrated across to the new system so you should be able to get going straight away. Alternatively, it's a simple process to sign up for a new account.

Picture Galleries

Reviews now include picture galleries to give you an easier way to view every angle of a product. The new galleries also allow us to publish more pictures than we previously could fit in a text-based article.

Feature Tables

Product specifications are listed in their own section of a review to make it easier for you to find out the detailed information you’re looking for. You can also click to compare the specifications of up to four products side-by-side.


Like Picture Galleries, reviews can feature associated videos so you can view a hands-on demonstration of the product you’re interested in.

Suggested Products

We’ve included links to reviews of other products you might be interested in. This is all part of making our content easier to find and helping you locate what you’re looking for.

Click To Buy

Once you’ve made your choice about which product is right for you, you can visit our retail partners and find the best deals on the product you want to buy.


We’ve made it simpler for you to find your way around TrustedReviews.

All our reviews are classified under four main categories:

  • TVs and Entertainment
  • Cameras
  • Laptops and Computing
  • Mobile & GPS

You’ll find sub-categories for each product area on the drop-down from the top navigation bar – or use our powerful search tool to drill down into each product category across the key criteria of your choosing.


We’ve redesigned the homepage so that popular product round-ups, featured articles or topical news items don’t disappear off your screen, making it easier to discover and share our content.

You can also keep in touch with what’s going on through our regular email newsletters or the weekly TrustedReviews podcast.

At the heart of all of these improvements is our commitment at TrustedReviews to delivering clear and impartial advice about what products to buy, give you incite into the latest developments in the tech and consumer electronics world and we hope we provide some entertainment along the way as well.

You can let us know what you think by completing our feedback form. Alternately, you can just add a comment below this article.

You can also email us with any feedback or bugs that you spot.

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April 14, 2011, 9:15 pm

hate it, too cluttered, too squashed up and harder to see info at a glance.

old site was smooth, sleek and had all main things you wanted easily available.

time to go move on to a different review site :@

Edward Crabtree

April 14, 2011, 9:31 pm

Hooray! Looks great. =)


April 14, 2011, 9:34 pm

I like the new site after TR made a lot of changes to the original beta site, but the logo is still properly shocking! So many people have commented on this, are you going to change it?

Good user review tools and although the ads feel a little more prominent, it doesn't bother me. Would be nice to add a comment number by each post for reference?

Anyhoo, hope this new site does what you want it to ;o)

Dark of Day

April 14, 2011, 10:23 pm

Great job, big step forward from the beta version. The logo is still ghastly and cheap and tacky and really at odds with the rest of the site as so many people have said so we'll have to assume you paid too much money to have it designed and are stuck with it. Glad you haven't gone the way of Gawker/Gizmodo. Looking forward to using the new TR :)

Chris Mellish

April 14, 2011, 10:41 pm

It's definitely a marked improvement on the original beta launch, and it will no doubt grow on many people over time. I think this is reflected in the comments so far which have been a lot more positive.

There are still some performance issues on any pages that are dynamically generated or have yet to be cached. Hopefully your devs will be able to tune those out of the system in the next couple of weeks as it's currently quite jarring in terms of responsiveness when you go from a cached page to a non-cached page.

As echoed by a couple of other people several elements of the site are still very visually cluttered and I still personally feel that the site feels very narrow on a larger monitor.

But all in all it's a good step forward from the previous beta, so well done on listening and responding to your users.


April 14, 2011, 10:47 pm

Ahh, it's been a good few years TR, but this is just such a bad attempt. Nothing is in a remotely understandable place, the pages look like something made for the visually impaired and the logo... Oh god don't get me started on that! - Looks like a two second attempt at WordArt to me, use the old one... Brand image is *everything*, right?

I do wonder how long it'll take for your no1 hits rating to subside?
I'm afraid you've lost me as a reader now, not only is the content dismal these days (I imagine due to original staff leaving) but the new site is the last straw.

Disapppointed TR, disappointed.


April 14, 2011, 11:01 pm

@Bry totally agree, the layout of trusted reviews is one of the reasons I've used the site for so long. It looked proffessional and was easy to see new articles/reviews. This just looks cartoony and horrible.


April 14, 2011, 11:36 pm

Much better than the beta, I'm glad you listened to all the feedback. No doubt any rough edges will be sorted out in the coming weeks, in the meaning good luck.


April 14, 2011, 11:38 pm

I see comments still need approval; are you going to implement a "trusted user" policy? That was one of my comments on the beta and I think one of the most important changes that'd really give the site a boost in usage if you trusted the users as much as we trust you!!


April 15, 2011, 12:09 am

Damn - i had hoped that you wouldn't go ahead with this change.
I think i will be navigating the site using google reader RSS feeds from now on - this new front end just gives me a headache.


Andrew 1

April 15, 2011, 12:22 am

Like the new site a lot, easy to follow and to find reviews. A major improvement on the previous site. Good work, keep up the excellent reviews.


April 15, 2011, 1:07 am

Fine on my home computer, but my workplace is locked to IE 6. Have you even bothered to check what it looks like on an older browser? It is completely broken - news stories appear as a thin column underneath the reviews, so effectively you have an enormous tower going down the page. But worse than that, many of the txt elements bleed and over lap the wrong elements. Seriously, it is a joke and virtually unusable.

I'm sure you will sit there and say that IE6 is ancient and we should catch up. I work in a Govt Dept with a locked down IT infrastructure. There are 70,000 plus in my department alone. Many other parts of Government and Local Government will have the same ancient browsers. If I had not known TR for so many years I would never have come back after my first visit to the new site from work.

How many people are taking a look using an old browser and think you are a joke that doesn't know how to put a web page together?

Seriously, I do most my browsing of your site at lunch. I will no longer be doing that, so that is one long time reader nearly lost.


April 15, 2011, 1:19 am

It feels weird... in a good way I think


April 15, 2011, 1:48 am

I really like the new design. The old one was a little long in the tooth and this will be much friendlier to new users.


April 15, 2011, 2:01 am

Thanks for the heads up on pulling the old site! I can't help but feel that that was the end of something good, this site looks and feels like so many other generic sites now, I'm sure the British 'Engadget' will do well but it's a shame that TR's owners didn't want to listen to the feedback from its long-term users and evolve the old site.

The 'Rate this comment' addition is really naff and detrimental to getting informed, useful feedback, in my opinion. Also that logo - no, just no.

Still, there are some useful additions to the site and i'm sure that over the coming years that the site will evolve and we'll all get used to it and forget what all the fuss was about. Good luck with that, really.

Still, I already miss the 'old proper' TR's site :/


April 15, 2011, 2:08 am

I like the idea behind the new site however, aware that resisting change can be a very temporary thing, don't like a few things.

It is very cluttered, the font doesn't do it for me (no identity, too uniform) and allowing users to rank reviews is one thing, but comments? Wars will start - seen it all too frequently elsewhere.

Lots of good stuff though, and the interaction you can now have together with social media integration is important and seems reasonably well done. It certainly makes the necessary step that will enable further enhancements to be evolutions rather than revolution.

I'm not sure that all existing accounts moved over seamlessly. I don't recall signing up as Greg17b...!


April 15, 2011, 2:09 am

Looks good, I'm just glad the reviews and news are still side by side descending time-wise.


April 15, 2011, 2:10 am

Oh, and as I've just found out, comments waiting for approval is poor. You either want a community here or you don't - I understand why the need for restrictions but it will always only ever have a limited appeal. More restrictive than iTunes!


April 15, 2011, 2:24 am

Agreed, the logo looks like a product of the 70's but not in a good retro way. Seriously I hope nobody was actually paid to design that.

Rest of the site looks better than the original beta site. Will take some getting used to before I can decide whether its better than the old one.


April 15, 2011, 2:34 am

i suppose the new site offers easy at a glance viewing and more interaction bit disappointed some of the news items have disappeared does this mean its reviews only from now on?


April 15, 2011, 2:36 am

uh oh new comments still have to be vetted,removing that would really be a refreshing change.

Chris Mellish

April 15, 2011, 2:36 am

Okay, I just received a server error when clicking on 'Read all comments >' after what felt like 30 seconds. Presumably that dynamic part of the site is so slow that it timed out internally. That's quite bad...


April 15, 2011, 2:38 am

Agree! Sadly its a mess, and a backward step from the old site. :(


April 15, 2011, 2:41 am

I really hate to say this, but I think you have gone backwards. I think the old site looked far more professional. It certainly won't put me off using the site as the excellent content will not have changed, but to me it just looks cheaper. Sorry for the negative comments, I think the website is great and I recommend it to many of my friends, but for me, the new look is a bit of a thumbs down 8(

Tristan Hawkins

April 15, 2011, 3:23 am

What to say about the re-design. I think it will take a little getting used to. Hopefully it will grow on me.

Quick question, is there a way to view or search video reviews specifically? I can't seem to find a way to filter just video reviews on the new site.

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