7 Quirky Review Web Sites

David K. Israel

If you look closely into the Interwebz, with a microscope, you'll find tiny villages of quirky sites run by even quirkier people who are passionate about the darndest things and have loads of free time on their hands. Here's a short roundup of some of the more interesting ones I've found lately.

1. Better View Desired

A blogger over at betterviewdesired.com reviews nothing but birding binoculars. He tests them all in the field, over time, and measures each against his a standard pair he always uses.

2. One Bag

3. Coffee Geek

4. Everything USB

5. Find A Scope

6. Bent Rider Online

Bentrideronline.com is a review site for recumbent bicycles. The reviewers on this site attempt to make a judgement about the value of the bike in context of other bikes they have known.

7. Flashlight Reviews

The reviews on flashlightreviews.com are rigorous technically, pretty consistent, very thorough and quantifiable. Lots of close-up photos. They rate the lights in an easy to compare chart, which you can sort by rating, and they thankfully indicate "top picks" with a easy to spot thumbs up