How to Get Consumer Electronics to Review & Keep

If you have a real knack for testing and using electronic products, this guide will allow you to keep the newest gadgets after you've written the review.


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You Will Need

  • Internet access
  • Job at a market research company
  • Personal blog or website
  • Savvy


  1. Step 1

    Become a product tester

    Become a product tester by identifying a key demographic a specific company is looking for and then volunteering to review a product.

  2. Step 2

    Work for a market research company

    Get a job at a market research company or agency; often the products they test will either be given away or deeply discounted.

  3. Step 3

    Ask for compensation

    Ask the company directly to keep the product in exchange for any cash reimbursement.

  4. Step 4

    Search online

    Search online for opportunities to test consumer electronics for free and then keep them as your compensation.

  5. Beware of websites that charge a fee or require a down payment or security deposit.

  6. Step 5

    Start a blog or website

    Start a blog or website; if you garner enough of an audience, companies will send you their products for free in hopes of getting a recommendation. Soon you'll be a famous expert.

  7. The Consumer Electronics Show in Las Vegas is the largest technology trade show in the world and features over 2,500 different companies.