Let’s spice up our reviews with some made up flaws!!
If a new product somehow competes with an Apple product, you can pretty much be sure that it will not get a fair review at Engadget. We have seen Engadget do this to everything from Nokia phones to Android tablets.
Sometimes, it is just too obvious. Not having anything substantial to complain about, the good folks Engadget will make up flaws to justify the crappy score the Apple competitor will get. Consider for example the following from the ZTE Racer review:
[…]but we can’t help noticing the green robot printed slightly off-center on our particular unit — even Andy Rubin would probably shed a tear over this little boo boo. […]
While ZTE Racer is not a top of the line phone, the above flaw is (1) unimportant and (2) completely made up. Fortunatly, the reviewer didn’t care enough to Photoshop the review gallery, to which I have contributed with a big fat red line:
Oh well, what did you expect? After all, this is Engadget…