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Techday FAQ: Submitting products for review

22 Mar 2019

Below are the key questions we get asked frequently about our reviewing procedures and policies.

We write sponsored and unsponsored reviews primarily on consumer technology. Our reviews are a great way of receiving coverage and can include images, features, specifications, a description of the product in-use and more. Techday endeavours to ensure the review process is fair and based on genuine testing.

What’s the difference between sponsored and unsponsored reviews?

For unsponsored reviews, there is no guarantee we will review your product, and aside from loan agreements, no correspondence will be entered into.

For sponsored reviews, we agree to review your chosen product and will send you a draft version of the article before it goes live so you can suggest changes. For more information about sponsored reviews, contact

Which publications do you accept review product for?

We consider reviews for a range of our brands, particularly FutureFive and ChannelLife.

We do not review enterprise technology as we don't have the right environment or technical experience to fully test the more complex solutions. Our reviewers are average consumers and our readers are generally not technically focused.

What are the timeframes for loans and publishing articles?

We work to have loan items back to you within two weeks. We can consider a shorter timeframe if need be. Finalising the article and publishing it on online may take longer than the loan period.

What happens to the review product?

Generally speaking, products under $500 will be kept by Techday and auctioned some three months after the publication of the review as a means of supplementing the review facility and the time spent on the piece.

For sponsored stories, you can request to have the product returned to you.

How do I arrange a review?

For sponsored and unsponsored reviews, email

Our review co-ordinator will register all review products in our tracking system. 

Suppliers are to arrange delivery and pickup of the product(s) to Reviews, Techday Ltd, Unit C4/1, Beresford Square, Auckland 1010.