"Ten to avoid" is centered on usability
By Eddieelcid73. Wednesday, November 23, 2005 4:10:12 PM
Almost all of the problems listed here are centered on usability issues. Very seldom can we get an idea of how this actually performs when we just "kick the tires" a bit at the store, or even online. Most reviews focus on what the product can do... it's features and specs and not at all on how easy it is use, or the layout of the buttons.
For the sunglasses, it's kind of easy to see if you'd like to strap that thing to your head, but the projector/DVD? It's a little more difficult to tell before buying it that it is not very usable.
I think these types of considerations should appear on all the review lists, whether they are positive or negative reviews. A product should be praised when the interface and usability shines through and noted when it is poor.