Engadget FAQ

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How do I get in touch with Engadget?

Feel free to drop us a line at tips@engadget.com. If you want to reach a particular editor, try [first name dot last name] at Engadget dot com. We read every email, but due to the high volume of messages we can’t promise that we’ll always respond.

Where can I follow Engadget on social media?

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Do companies pay you to review their products? Do you keep the gadgets you review?

Engadget is an editorially independent newsroom. Companies cannot pay for coverage. Our advertising arm and parent company are not involved in our editorial decisions. When we borrow review devices from companies, our policy is to send those products back once we’re done testing them.

Will you review my product?

Maybe. Engadget takes pride in its hardware and software reviews, and we always love hearing about new products. Be warned, though, that our reviews team is very selective. It's not just that we have discerning tastes; there are only a few of us, which means we have to be choosy about what we cover. Though we welcome pitches on possible reviews, we can't promise we'll be able to review your product. Also, if you don't hear back from us, please don't take it personally; due to the volume of pitches we receive, it's not feasible for us to respond to each message. If we are interested, we will be in touch.

Since [insert company here] pays to advertise on Engadget, does that mean Engadget is biased in its coverage of that company?

Engadget’s parent company, Verizon Media, handles the sale and programming of ads on our site. Engadget’s editorial team has no involvement in deciding which ads are displayed, where on the site they are displayed or when they may appear. We have no control over the ads here, save for the fact that we tell our sales team to try and keep ads off the site that we think are bad for the reader experience. In other words, our editorial staff and the ad-sales team are completely separate entities. What's more, our editors do not buy individual stocks in any tech companies. To be clear: No one who writes for Engadget is on the take!

May I reprint Engadget articles?

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Sorry, Engadget is no longer accepting guest posts.

Comments

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