Club386 exists to help readers stay abreast of developments in the world of technology.
Key to delivering on that promise is our commitment to serving as a reliable and trustworthy buying guide. Whether you’re looking for a PC upgrade or simply a new game to play, our recommendations are built on years of experience and thorough testing.
Below, you can find more information on our editorial process, including how we review products, what our ratings and awards mean, and how we may be compensated through affiliate links.
Editorial Process and Ratings
Much like our readers, Team Club386 lives and breathes technology and is devoted to identifying the latest trends and best products deserving of your hard-earned cash.
In-depth reviews are the cornerstone of what we do. Drawing on over 30 years of testing experience, our labs in Church Stretton, Shropshire, and Leamington Spa, Warwickshire, are used to analyse, benchmark and evaluate cutting-edge hardware ranging from the very latest CPUs to complete systems and everything in between.
Our goal is to expertly appraise tech products, helping find the best solutions for our readers. Club386 firmly believes thorough testing, impartial advice and honest assessment will help you on your way.
We pride ourselves on up-to-date benchmarking, using the latest available software and a wide range of specialist hardware to produce accurate data you can trust. We go the extra mile, so you don’t have to.
Each review is personally edited by senior staff, including Publisher, Tarinder Sandhu, and Editor-in-chief, Parm Mann. Our articles are the result of hours of testing, research and writing, culminating in a star rating of one to five. Appreciating the importance of clear and consistent buying advice, Club386 ratings are purposely accessible to all and are interpreted as follows:
5 Star – Loved it
4 Star – Really liked it
3 Star – Liked it
2 Star – It was okay
1 Star – Didn’t like it
In addition to star ratings, reviews can be bestowed sought-after Club386 awards, including Editor’s Choice, Recommended and Approved, signalling exemplary, great and good products, respectively.
We strive to deliver thoughtful editorial and sage buying advice to help you navigate the tech minefield, and welcome suggestions on how we can better assist you.
Club386 frequently runs giveaways as a way of saying thank you to our readers. Prizes are provided by many of the industry’s biggest names, and competitions are powered by Gleam, giving readers a trusted platform and multiple methods of entry. Contestants who opt-in to the Club386 newsletter will receive a weekly breakdown of the latest developments in tech and can unsubscribe at any time.
Winners are announced on the relevant competition page within 30 days of the closing date and each competition’s terms and conditions are outlined during entry.
As an Amazon Associate, Club386 may earn a commission from qualifying purchases made on Amazon.
Our editorial is in no way influenced by affiliate partnerships. All our writers obsessively research and test products prior to recommendation, and any commissions do not affect which products are included in articles. In most cases, the affiliate link points readers to the product being reviewed, offering you the ability to complete the journey from education and evaluation through to purchase.
The commissions made enable Club386 to keep our test machines ticking over and invest in up-to-date equipment to produce the high-quality editorial you expect.
Our reputation as a source of honest and insightful reviews is dear to us. We firmly believe our integrity and trustworthy content holds us in good stead, and we will never cut corners when recommending products to our readers.