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The Wirecutter and The Sweethome are run by veteran editors from CNET, Wired, Consumer Reports, Ars Technica, and many other publications of note. We pride ourselves on following the same professional journalistic standards and ethics as other reputable publications, and we maintain editorial independence from our business operations. The editors of our sites find and test the best gear for readers with complete editorial autonomy; we do not make our picks with affiliate relationships in mind, and we make product recommendations without regard to advertising, whether we have received free loaners or other product samples, or any other business concern. We are, as a company, fiercely proud of the quality and the independent nature of our editorial process and work. For more information on our philosophies and work, see this page.

You can support our work simply by reading about the products we have chosen and buying them through the links on our guide pages or through the shop links below.

Each of our pieces has dozens, if not hundreds, of man-hours of work put into it—usually a lot more than what goes into a typical review on many tech blogs and magazines. If readers choose to buy the products we recommend as a result of our research, analysis, interviews, and testing, our work is sometimes (but not always) supported through an affiliate commission from the retailer when you make a purchase. If we pick junk, and you don’t like it and you return it, we make nothing, and we think that’s a pretty fair system. (More on how our site works here.)

You’ll notice that we often link to Amazon for making a recommended purchase. Most of our staffers have been Amazon customers since before this site existed, and for good reason. Because of the convenience of Amazon Prime’s free two-day shipping and the company’s excellent customer service, we think it’s the best way for most of us to shop online. If you’d like to support us outside of buying something we recommend in a guide, you can do so by shopping through any of the following links.

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To make decisions, The Wirecutter does in-house testing in addition to conducting expert interviews and research into existing literature from the best sources. We really like a lot of sites, including Ars Technica, AnandTech, CNET, DPReview, and many others. What we’ve found is that, among the sites with paywalls and subscriptions, Consumer Reports and America’s Test Kitchen/Cook’s Illustrated are some of the most wonderful places around for deep testing. We have much respect for their work, so support them if you can afford to.


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International Settings:

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