About Review Geek

We Know Products

Review Geek is a technology and gadget website with a singular focus: saving you time and money. We spend hours researching, testing, breaking, fixing, and re-testing a mountain of products, so you don’t have to.

Whether you’re standing in a store aisle debating between products on the shelf or shopping in bed with your phone, we’re here with the best recommendations, tips, and guides. We pore over every new product so you can quickly find the best fit for your needs and lifestyle instead of wasting your free time sifting through endless reviews, comparisons, and comments.

Our staff has decades of experience with tech and gadgets of all kinds. Every writer here is the friend everyone calls on for advice on the best smarthome products, phone upgrades, and more—even when they aren’t writing those recommendations down. Thanks to Review Geek’s reach—we have millions of readers, and our articles are distributed to hundreds of thousands of email subscribers every day—we get the honor of being that tech-wise friend to people around the world. Review Geek has been referenced as a trusted source by Wirecutter, CNET, the AARP, GQ, and more.

Review Geek is part of the How-To Geek family of websites. How-To Geek is an independently owned company founded by Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang, based out of Virginia. How-To Geek and Review Geek were built without outside funding and remain independent organizations to this day.


Our Editorial Team

Cam Summerson

Editor in Chief

Cameron Summerson is the Editor in Chief of Review Geek, where he’s responsible for curating coverage to make sure you get in-depth reviews, awesome product recommendations, and timely tech news. Cam also serves on the Editorial Board for How-to Geek and LifeSavvy. He joined the team in 2016.

Cam’s career started nearly a decade ago as a news writer for Android Police, where he penned over 3,400 posts about Android and Chrome OS. He served as a Senior Editor on the Android Police team for three years before joining How-to Geek as the resident Android and Chrome expert. Cam’s work has also been published in several print editions of Consumers Digest magazine. He has written over 4,000 articles since 2011.

In addition to his role as Editor in Chief and advisor, you can think of Cam as the hype man of the HTG network. If there’s some cool, new, and exciting tech, he’s going to find it and make sure you know all there is to know about it. Read Full Bio »

Michael Crider

Reviews Editor

Michael Crider is the Reviews Editor at Review Geek, in charge of the product review workflow and ensuring every review meets our strict quality standards. He’s been with the How-To Geek family since 2017.

Before joining us, Michael spent five years at Android Police, and his work has appeared on Digital Trends, Slashgear, Lifehacker, and Screen Rant.

If he’s not at his desk, he’s in the field covering new and exciting products at events like CES and the Mobile World Congress.

In addition to his work in the world of tech, he’s also an amateur novelist—you can check out his books on Amazon. Read Full Bio »

Walter Glenn

Editorial Director

Walter Glenn is the Editorial Director for How-To Geek family. He’s responsible for coordinating editors and editorial activities, hiring and managing freelance writers, setting editorial guidelines, scheduling publication, and generally making sure articles go out in good shape.

He has more than 30 years of experience in the computer industry as a computer technician, network administrator, trainer, and freelance consultant. For the last 20 or so years, he’s also worked as a technical writer and editor.

Before coming to How-To Geek, Walter worked as a writer and community editor at Lifehacker. Before that, he worked as a freelance writer and editor. As an expert on topics like Windows, Word, Outlook, Exchange Server, Windows Server, and general networking, he’s authored or co-authored over 30 computer-related books in more than a dozen languages for publishers like Microsoft Press, O’Reilly, and Osborne/McGraw-Hill. He’s also written hundreds of white papers, articles, user manuals, and courseware over the years—mostly for Microsoft.

Walter holds a Bachelor’s in English and Computer Science from the University of Alabama in Huntsville. Read Full Bio »

Jason Fitzpatrick

Founding Editor

Jason Fitzpatrick is the Founding Editor of Review Geek and oversaw the site from inception until the spring of 2019 when he transitioned to Editor in Chief of LiveSavvy. He has over a decade of experience writing in the technology and hardware field. Jason started his writing career as Lifehacker’s very first intern, working his way up to contributor and then Weekend Editor. After his time at Lifehacker, he joined the How-To Geek team in 2010.

In 2017, with years of writing informative explainers, how-to guides, and reviews under his belt, he refocused his energy to launch Review Geek. In 2019, he turned his attention to LifeSavvy—the newest member of the How-To Geek family. Hundreds of millions of readers have read his work and, he’d like to think—whether they’re reading about the best ways to set up a Minecraft server to play with their kids or the best scratching post to keep their cat from destroying their couch—it’s all made the world an incrementally better place. In addition to writing and editing, Jason has previously worked as a professional photographer, graphic designer, and spent over a decade as a college instructor.

While he’s busy bringing you the best life hacks, tips, and tricks over at LifeSavvy, you’ll still find him haunting the halls of Review Geek, reviewing gadgets and gizmos.

Jason holds both a Bachelor’s and Master’s in English from Western Michigan University. Read Full Bio »

Amanda Gambill

Staff Copy Editor

Amanda is the Staff Copy Editor and a contributing writer for How-To Geek and its sister sites, Review Geek, and LifeSavvy. She un-splits our infinitives and lets us know when our participles are dangling. She has a bachelor’s in journalism from Indiana University.

Amanda began her career in publishing as a marketing copy editor and copywriter at NAPA in 2004. She also wrote freelance features and editorials for several Indianapolis newspapers and weeklies.

At Wiley Publishing (home of the iconic Dummies brand), Amanda was a Development Editor and Project Lead on dozens of educational and How-to books. She predominantly worked on the Portable Genius and Digital Field Guide series, which thoroughly dissected every Apple product that starts with “i,” as well as photography techniques, cameras, and Microsoft and Apple software. Read Full Bio »


Editorial Guidelines and Ethics

Every article at Review Geek is intended to be as accurate and useful as possible to our readers. Whether you’re buying a $2 cable organizer or a $2,000 television, we’ve done our due diligence to research every aspect of your purchase with a fair and experienced eye. If you should find an error, big or small, in an article on Review Geek, please don’t hesitate to reach out to us at contact@reviewgeek.com, and we will investigate.

Our product and service recommendations at Review Geek are completely impartial, and we do not accept compensation, be it monetary or material, to cover a product or service. We do not accept guest posts, promotional posts, or requests from outside parties to produce paid content. While the products we review are sometimes supplied by their respective companies, we are not compensated for our reviews in any fashion.

Any advertisements on our website are clearly marked with the word “Advertisement,” and any sponsored articles are clearly marked with the word “Sponsored.” Sponsored articles are not written by the editorial staff. Our editorial team is separate from the business arm of the company and maintains editorial independence.


Our Expert Writers

At Review Geek, we pride ourselves on a fantastic team of writers who share the company vision for accurate, engaging, and helpful content. Here are just a few of the talented writers you’ll see covering gadget news and reviewing products.

Ted Needleman has a lifetime of experience reviewing gadgets. He’s written over 4,000 reviews, two books, and his work has appeared in PCMag, Digital Trends, Investor’s Business Daily, LAPTOP, Computer Buyer’s Guide, among others. Read Full Bio »

Josh Hendrickson has spent nearly a decade in IT with four years of experience working for Microsoft, IDM Computer Solutions and other companies. He has a lifelong passion for technology of all shapes, especially consumer tech and smarthome gear. Read Full Bio »

Alex Johnson is a freelance writer for Review Geek. His memory isn’t great, but he vaguely recalls spending the first decade of his career working as an editor and feature writer for a Cape & Plymouth Business, a regional business magazine in Massachusetts. Academically, his background was in poetry writing and film studies, for some reason, and every day since has been a struggle. Read Full Bio »

Matthew DeCarlo has been in digital publishing for more than a decade, during which time he has authored and edited thousands of technology articles, including industry news, hardware and software reviews, product buying guides, how-tos, editorials, in-depth explainers, trivia, and more. Read Full Bio »

Russ Houberg is a 20+ year veteran of the Information Technology industry and has been that “techie” for a multitude of people and organizations over the years. He holds several professional certifications, including Microsoft Certified SharePoint Master and Microsoft Certified Solutions Expert. He enjoys freelance writing, mostly about technology, and is a published author. Read Full Bio »

Andrew Heinzman is a prolific contributor to Review Geek and our sister site How-To Geek, covering everything from hard-hitting topics like Amazon’s anti-counterfeiting measures to the best subscription boxes for your pets. Read Full Bio »

Jonathon Heddings has experience with a mess of consumer tech and has spent a great deal of time studying and practicing for cybersecurity competitions. Read Full Bio »

Ian Slack‘s day job is with an international IT services firm writing about technology topics ranging from artificial intelligence to edge computing. An avid outdoors person, Ian likes to backpack and camp and is a total gear junkie. He’s always checking out new camp stoves, titanium equipment, and the latest in tent designs. Read Full Bio »


Fan Mail From Our Readers

Here’s some of the feedback we’ve received from our readers:

“I was really dubious about whether or not a $20 Wi-Fi camera was worth its salt, but after reading your thorough review of the Wyze camera, I was convinced to give it a go. The camera ended up being just the thing I needed to figure out which of my cats was, uh, “redecorating” while I was at work. Thanks for the review!”

Mark, January 2017

“Thanks so much for your “geeky” gift guides. I had a general idea what my daughter was interested in but no idea what to get to go with those interests. Thanks to you, I found some cool stocking stuffers and a subscription box I’m sure she’ll love. Keep up the good work!”

Karen, December 2018

“Just wanted to say thanks for helping me find the perfect universal remote for my home theater and saved hundreds of dollars in the process! We desperately needed a universal remote for our media center, but with all of the options out there and a busy schedule, I couldn’t research them all on my own. I knew that if I bought a $300 remote, it would do everything I needed without question, but a quick scan of the Review Geek article on universal remotes revealed a $40 one that still met all my needs. I had it shipped the next day, and it was a perfect fit for my family! Thank you for helping us find the right solution at the best price!”

Dave, March 2019


Management Team

How-To Geek is still managed and run by its founders, Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang.

Lowell Heddings

Founder and CEO

Lowell Heddings is the founder and CEO of How-To Geek. He’s been running the show since creating the site back in 2006. Over the last decade, Lowell has personally written more than 1000 articles, which have been viewed by over 250 million people.

These days, he is focused on his role running the business side of the house and building the Moka publishing platform that powers the HTG family of sites, including Review Geek.

Before starting How-To Geek, Lowell spent 15 years working in the IT field doing consulting, cybersecurity, database management, and programming. The last decade of his previous career, however, was spent mainly doing business automation for large corporations. The e-commerce integrations he created are still being used to automate billions of dollars worth of transactions today.

Erik Wang

Managing Partner and CFO

Erik Wang is a veteran in the online publishing space. He has over 15 years of experience with a strong focus in the areas of advertising, affiliate marketing, and SEO. He is instrumental in the monetization of the How-To Geek family and establishing strategic partnerships to further the company’s growth.

In a previous life, Erik came from the enterprise application software field, where he spent over a decade in consulting and implementation of electronic procurement and asset management solutions for ePlus Technology. Some of the company’s notable clients include Georgia Pacific, Aaron’s, and Kaplan University.

Erik holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Management from Virginia Tech and is also fluent in Mandarin Chinese.

Catherine Chang

Head of Contracts

Catherine Chang is a licensed attorney in the state of Maryland. She’s responsible for all things contract-related at the How-To Geek family and serves an integral role in developing and finalizing the company’s business deals.

Her wealth in knowledge in contract law and experience in supply chain management was developed through her work in a wide variety of industries. She’s worked for a boutique law firm in Washington, D.C., multiple companies in the telecom industry, and several defense contractors in the Northern Virginia area.

Catherine has a J.D. from American University, Washington College of Law and a B.A. from the University of Maryland, College Park.


About How-To Geek

Review Geek is part of a network of helpful sites—in addition to the product reviews and deals you find here, you can visit our sister sites for everything from computer help to life skills.

How-To Geek, an online technology magazine, is Review Geek’s sister site and one of the top 500 websites in the US. How-To Geek’s mission is explaining technology, whether that means detailed guides to fixing computer problems or in-depth explainers on the latest gadgets.

Since How-To Geek was created more than a decade ago, its 10,000+ in-depth articles have been read over 1 billion times. More than 15 million people read How-To Geek’s articles every month, and it’s been recommended by everyone from the New York Times to the BBC.

LifeSavvy teaches skills for a better life. Our team of expert writers has real-world experience in everything from fashion and baby products to travel, fitness, and relationships. LifeSavvy brings the reader-first, approachable style How-To Geek has always been known for to an audience outside the world of technology. We founded the site in 2019.


Contact Us

We love mail of all sorts, be it from interested readers or companies with new and novel products. Here’s how to reach us.

Feedback

Whether you’re a reader with a compliment, correction, or idea for an article you’d love to read, shoot us an email with feedback at contact@reviewgeek.com.

Review Requests

Have a cool product you’d like us to take a look at? We’re in the business of looking at cool products and would love to hear about yours. Drop us a line at reviews@reviewgeek.com.

Join Our Team

We’re always on the lookout for experienced writers with a passion for consumer products and services. If you’re passionate and knowledgeable about gadgets of all shapes and sizes, you can check out the job requirements and submit an application here.

Press Inquiries

Even when we’re not hard at work, we’re always thinking about products and technology. If you’d like a quote for an article, you’re working or a guest for your TV program, radio show, podcast, we’d love to hear from you at press@reviewgeek.com. Our favorite kind of lunch break is the one where we keep talking shop.

Advertising

Get your products and services in front of our millions of readers. We offer a range of options, including display ads, newsletter promotions, and sponsored articles. Please contact us at advertising@reviewgeek.com for more information.

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Mailing Address

We recommend contacting us via email. However, you can mail a physical letter in all it’s fractional-tree glory, postage and all, to us at the following address:

How-To Geek LLC
Attn: Review Geek
21010 Southbank St., #4015
Potomac Falls, VA 20165