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Ratings and Reviews
Horrible horrible horrible
Almost useless. What are you all doing? I have a digital subscription and have a reasonable expectation that most, if not all that shows up on my desktop iMac would show up on my iPad. Not the case at all. Why not? I am sick with a fever in bed and had hoped to use my iPad to do research on hearing aids. Nothing here.
You have made changes to what you offer and how it is offered. This has to be made clear and grandfathered in for those of us who have older subscriptions. Exactly what information is now available with a digital subscription and how and where is it offered? You are the organization that is supposed to protect us, not scam us. I had a print subscription since the 60’s and my parents had it from the 40’s. I chose not to renew as the information soon got old and was insufficient. Took a digital subscription instead.
Love this organization and hope the relatively new management will not run it into the ground by giving up your core values.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to read that you weren't feeling well. Ratings is a mobile app, but our full site works to scale on the iPad in your browser. Did you try cr.org in Safari? It looks and works great.
Not time tested results
When you look at chainsaws and see Stihl saws rated lower than ANY other chainsaw, you know something is amiss. I can tell that the products are bought and tested over the course of a few hours, maybe days, and then the rating concludes. This is not helpful for what I bought the subscription for. It's also discouraging that the results are cookie cutter answers. They all use the same phrases. It's like somebody picked up the product, used it for about 2 minutes and clicked a couple buttons and that's what I'm paying money for. That's not what I expected. There could be a poll. You could send products to professionals in their field for free and let them give you feedback over time for their testing. This would be much better than what I can only assume is happening with the lack of dynamism in the results and lack of accuracy in things I know to be true.
Developer Response ,
Our app presents ALL tested chainsaws in a default view from highest to lowest rated. Use our filter tool to select the group (Battery, Corded, Gasoline, etc.) that you are most interested in to see relevant groupings. Of note: at this time, all tested Stihl products are Recommended models. Also, our testing is a scientifically-valid process conducted over several weeks. We put each saw through the same rigorous tests. While getting feedback from professionals can be of value, they would only have experience with the one or two models, and each person would have used them in different situations.
The main tests for chain saws include cutting speed, safety, ease of use, handling, and noise. Cutting speed includes two testers making over three dozen timed cuts on 10-inch by 10-inch red oak beams. We follow a statistical design to randomize the order of the saws being used and the beams being cut. We hope this is helpful.
Where is the rest of it
I am a long-time consumer reports magazine subscriber. And I mean a long time. And now I am a digital subscriber also. I went into the app looking for information about air-conditioning units and only two options were shown (window and room )not the main house air-conditioning. So I went to the Internet for reviews and one of the reviews had a link to consumer reports for home air-conditioning. Now why is that not available to me as a digital subscriber. I even tried the Consumer Reports online site through the browser on my iPhone. And still did not see it.
So I first thought the consumer reports had not done any analysis on home air conditioning but now I find it they did and I can’t access it. It’s a little frustrating no it’s a lot frustrating. I’ll see if I can find the magazine.
Developer Response ,
Sorry to read of your frustration with finding information on home air conditioners. We don't rate central AC's, but we do have Buying Guide information you can check out here: https://www.consumerreports.org/cro/central-air-conditioning/buying-guide/index.htm
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