- It doesn’t mean I will make a review about it.
- I don’t accept money in exchange for granting a positive review.
- I am committed to my editorial freedom to review only products that excite me and are relevant to my audience. If I review your product, I will be honest about what I like and what I dislike about it; what surprised me and what went wrong.
- When I review things that I bought myself, I say it clearly. Likewise, it will be clear that I am reviewing a product that was sent to me.
- I don’t submit my reviews for revision/approval. I will simply publish it (I’ll let you know and send you a link to it, of course). The length, format, technical quality and production value/elements on my reviews are unpredictable. I also cannot warrant or predict audience figures (views/likes).
- I usually keep sent items, reviewing them or not. They may (re)appear in future comparisons (with new models or even competing brands), or even in non-related content. But keeping them/using them/wearing them out/showing them (again) is totally up to my discretion. Returning items is time and money consuming.
- But, if you want me to check something that is expensive and it is justifiable that you want it to be returned after I evaluate or review it, you need to provide the means for its return (financial/delivery/transport). Tell me in advance.
- I live in Madrid, Spain. International shipping might give surprises – be sure shipping costs, customs information and clearance fees are correctly informed/covered. I won’t spend yet another day in Aduana (customs), I swear!!! I frequently buy things from amazon.es (amazon.co.uk, amazon.de and even amazon.com) and they are perfectly delivered to my address.
- I cannot warrant a specific time-frame/schedule for a review. Is it really important to you? Tell me in advance.
- Are you going to launch something that is still a secret? No worries. I can review it in absolute silence and publish it only after it is ok to disclose it. Tell me in advance.
- I am optimistic/positively oriented. I take no pleasure in bashing a product on camera neither in presenting some insipid neutral analysis. If I discover your product is hateful or dull, I usually prefer not making the review (unless I had already invested time and effort into it and I consider relevant to review it anyway).
Contact me: firstname.lastname@example.org
My universe of interests
My name is Everson Siqueira, producer of the Geek Detour YouTube channel. I love making videos and I love to interact with my viewers, to answer their questions, to give recommendations and advice. I deeply care about making videos that people really enjoy watching.
I only make videos related to my interests. Simple. Here is a list of things I already made videos about or I intend to make in the future:
- I am a heavy Apple user and fan – I love the iPhone, the iPad, my Mac, the Apple TV, Apple Watch, iPod… Not only do I use them on a daily basis, but I am also a developer (I co-developed a couple of apps available in the App Store). In fact, my channel was born out of the necessity to share some troubleshooting videos to our own apps’ users!
- Digital Life – Internet of things, sensors, health monitors, multimedia, music, smart connected wireless stuff, life-enhancing things.
- Sound – sound recording, sound editing, midi controllers, mixing tables, microphones… I am not a professional, but I like to dive into getting the most out of my gear and share my knowledge with others.
- Photography and Video – you expect big heavy expensive gear to give professional results. But it is amazing to see more and more digital video/photo equipment – that is capable, portable, smart and affordable – empowering low-budget productions to achieve awesome quality;
- Retro – I am not a collector, but I can’t get rid of some retro junk I truly enjoy: Atari 2600, NES and my Apple IIe (still working). RetroPie is a bliss!
- Tools, making things, or try – DIY is empowering. Electronics, Raspberry Pi, Arduino, 3D printing… all awesome.
- Travel – who doesn’t love to travel? And I like to bring a lot my tech with me.
- Finally, I like to teach – I like to share what I discover and learn. The ultimate goal is that my viewers get excited about something they now can do better, or know about, after watching one of my videos.
Very often I make video reviews of products that I bought myself for me and my wife. Before I buy my stuff, I read and watch reviews – a lot. Quality doesn’t necessarily means expensive – but it is more rare to find quality on a super-cheap deal. Nobody likes to discover they just bought crappy stuff. Quality/cost ratio matters; but quality alone matters more.
It usually takes me several months to finish a review after I purchased a product. I like to understand the product, to use it in my life – to see how it performs in real situations.
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