I have written some reviews from an amateur's viewpoint. My friend owns a blog and he asked me to review a couple of cameras, so I obliged him. I always check reviews before I buy anything expensive. I sure appreciate the folks who write them. What makes for an informative or bad review in your opinion, Beck?
Do manufacturers hire reviewers? I would be glad to take up such a role. You may have come across websites that offer reviews for various gadgets. I think there is an opportunity of earning passive income by writing reviews.