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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 reviews. 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 smart home 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
Editor in Chief
Josh Hendrickson 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.
Josh 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 smart home gear.
His years of project management experience included a focus on Linux and macOS applications and troubleshooting, giving him intimate professional knowledge of all three major desktop operating systems. Josh also built and maintained PCs and servers for IDM, and was responsible for maintaining local and offline backups for the company.
Josh’s passion for technology continues today. He outfitted his house with a wide variety of smart gadgets, ran Ethernet cables everywhere, assembled Plex servers, and even built a smart mirror with just a frame, some electronics, a Raspberry Pi, and some open-source code. His vast knowledge of tech and desire to always keep up with the ever-changing world of consumer technology keeps Josh on the cusp of the lastest news, making him the perfect guy to run a news program for a tech website. Read Full Bio »
Suzanne Humphries is the Commerce Editor for Review Geek, where she covers hardware, software, apps, and news. She has over six years of experience across multiple publications researching and testing products, as well as writing and editing reviews and how-to articles for topics like software, hardware, gaming, electronics, IoT, networking, small business, security, and finance.
Before becoming a product reviewer, Suzanne spent years studying violin performance and music education, as well as teaching music lessons and performing with various symphonies. Eventually, her love of writing became her main focus and she got her Bachelor’s Degree in English Language and Literature with a minor in Professional and Technical Writing.
Since graduating in 2015, Suzanne has spent her professional time writing about consumer technology as a senior staff writer at publications like Top Ten Reviews and Active Junky. Read Full Bio »
Andrew is the News Editor for Review Geek, where he covers breaking stories and manages the news team. He joined Life Savvy Media as a freelance writer in 2018 and has experience in a number of topics, including mobile hardware, audio, and IoT.
He graduated in 2018 with a Bachelor’s in English Literature. Naturally, this degree led him to work in education before he started writing reviews, how-to guides, news, and more for Review Geek and its sister site, How-To Geek.
When he’s away from work, Andrew enjoys playing music with friends, watching movies, buying old and useless electronics, and entertaining his cats. Of course, the cats also ask for attention when Andrew is on the clock. Andrew’s work has been covered by news websites like Android Police, 9to5Google, Techmeme, and more. Read Full Bio »
Justin Duino is the Reviews Director at Review Geek (and LifeSavvy Media as a whole). He is responsible for communicating with public relations agencies, coordinating reviews, assigning tasks to writers, and making sure all reviews and articles are accurate and as informative as possible.
His career started a decade ago when he purchased his first Android smartphone (Motorola Droid 2). After learning how to hack and install ROMs on the handset, Duino began writing tutorials on his publication called AndroidMeter. This website eventually became a traditional Android blog where Duino and several others wrote technology news and reviews.
After several years, Duino began to work as a freelance writer for other publications. Over the years, he wrote thousands of articles and tutorials on sites such as 9to5Google, 9to5Mac, 9to5Toys, Electrek, Phandroid, and Android Central. Lastly, before coming to How-To Geek, Duino spent the year as a Staff Editor for Android Authority. READ FULL BIO »
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 »
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 firstname.lastname@example.org, 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.
Cory Gunther has been writing about phones, Android, cars, and technology in general for over a decade. He’s a freelance writer for Review Geek covering roundups, apps, and news. He’s previously written for GottaBeMobile, SlashGear, AndroidCentral, and TechRadar, and he’s written over 6,000 articles. READ FULL BIO »
Danny Chadwick has been a certifiable geek since he watched his first episode of Star Trek: The Next Generation in 1994. Since then, he’s covered Bluetooth speakers and earbuds, as well as wireless printers, dash cams, smart TVs, and more while writing for Top Ten Reviews and Lifewire before joining Review Geek. READ FULL BIO »
Sarah Chaney is one of Review Geek’s product reviewers and roundup writers with a passion for gadgets, video games, and baked goods. She has an Associate of Arts from Collin College and a Bachelor of Arts in English with a Creative Writing concentration from Nicholls State University. Read Full Bio »
Dave McQuilling has spent over 10 years writing about almost everything, but technology has always been one of his main interests. He has previously worked for newspapers, magazines, radio stations, websites, and television stations in both the US and Europe. READ FULL BIO »
Harry Guinness is a photography expert, traveler, and writer who’s been published in the New York Times and other newspapers. He’s been writing for a decade. Beyond Review Geek, you’ll find him on other sites in the LifeSavvy Media network, including LifeSavvy and How-to Geek. Read Full Bio »
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 »
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
How-To Geek is still managed and run by its founders, Lowell Heddings and Erik Wang.
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.
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.
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.
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 email@example.com.
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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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.
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 email@example.com. Our favorite kind of lunch break is the one where we keep talking shop.
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