You Have Chosen Poorly

Marco Arment:

Big “gadget” blogs depend on maintaining very friendly relationships with the companies whose products they cover so they can continue to get exclusives, interviews, press badges to events, and early access to products. Maintaining these relationships while retaining credibility isn’t always an easy choice for many sites, and many choose poorly.

I’d rather read a gadget blog that reviews two devices a week and maintains journalistic integrity than a site that gets early access to a hundred devices a week but will only mention what the manufacturer wants them to mention.