3:57 is what I’m going to be talking about here.
This vid is what I love to see in reviews from the trade show floors - an afterword based on actual experience without the company rep lurking. Trisha gave a very frank, honest opinion about the gaming laptop she had interviewed and asked questions about.
Reviews like this do two things for me:
- It makes me like the interviewer and place trust in their review. To be completely frank: I never strongly liked Trisha. Not trying to be against her character, but I always assume disingenuous scripting and reading from anyone who doesn’t transparently have interest. But then again, it’s the internet and I’d rather be a little misanthropic than willingly believe in anything anyone tells me on the internet. Ever.
But I digress! Although some of the statements she mentioned were a little general (noting about SSD and storage size compared to other manufacturers), I appreciated the honesty in that shit sandwich she gave. An honest opinion instead of a “this is cool!” and pleasantries at every turn is more satisfying to watch as a consumer.
- That being said, it makes me want to buy/not buy a product. Which is, really, the goal of the review. Sometimes I understand that interviewers do not want to give their bias towards the appreciation (or lack thereof) on a product.
To clarify: I dislike reviews that end up putting a black hole in my wallet because someone was giving a glowing review. Whether it’s because they were paid to do it or have a very secure relationship with the product’s owners, glowing reviews that sidestep the problems of a product and mislead me into a purchase piss me off to no end. Given their knowledgeable about said products, the overall review of a product is 60% of what influences my purchase.