Thinking of spending a pretty penny on that shiny new gadget? Well, you might want to take a look at some Amazon reviews first so you know what you’re getting into. If the thought of digging through hundreds of reviews sounds like a chore, though, this free tool will make it easy.
The Review Index is a neural network-based tool that scans Amazon user reviews for electronics and gadgets, looks for recurring patterns in reviews, then displays them all to you in easy to read charts and graphs. All you have to do is paste an Amazon product page URL in the tool (it only works for electronics and appliances right now) and click summarize, then you’ll see how many reviews there are for the product, how many of those reviews are old or unverified, and whether or not the reviews are littered with fake spam reviews. The Review Index checks for spam by checking the review count per reviewer, looking for unverified review streaks, high amounts of reviews in a short amount of time, and other factors.
The tool also shows you several key qualities the gadget has, then shows you how many reviews are positive or negative in that regard. For example, a summary of a keyboard might list key qualities like controls, comfort, build quality, gaming, and product reliability. The more green the bar is for each key quality the better. It’s a pretty simple way to get a thorough look at a product in a very quick glance. If you want more information, however, you can toggle open each listed quality and read some quotes from actual positive or negative reviews for the product.
The Review Index is fairly new (and limited), but it’s off to a solid start. The tool was the number one trending AI product on Product Hunt for awhile, and they’ve even got a Chrome extension in the mix. It’s still only a beta they hope to build on and expand to more product types on Amazon, as well as cover different markets in the future. You can try it out for yourself at the link below.
from Lifehacker http://bit.ly/2nDdXt1