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Poc Network // Tech is a recognized and frequently visited means of information for gadget and A/V lovers searching for news, opinions, reviews, tutorials, and video content. We have video teams that frequent various events to capture new and exciting information about what tomorrow holds, great new products, and where to find it all. Related materials include general gadgets, professional and consumer audio/video, mobility, smart automation, science, security tips, space, green technologies, energy storage, web technologies, and more.
Our editors provide a broad range of material for both print and digital (online) publications, distributed via many solutions/platforms, including multiple editorials and subsidiaries that we manage directly, as well as partner publishers that we submit content to such as Mobile Nations and AVTechnology Magazine.
We hope you find our articles to be enlightening and educational, and we always welcome feedback.
Meet the Team!
Commonly asked Q&A!
- Can you review our product?
- Can I/we pay you to review with a specific score?
- Can I/we submit a sponsored story?
- Can you ask troubleshooting questions about a product?
- Do you directly sell the products you review directly?
- Can I license one or more of your images or stories/content?
- What camera (and other) gear do you shoot with?
Can you review our product?
We can’t guarantee anything as there are a lot of requests that come in daily via mail and online. We can, however, say that we will always be happy to read your request and consider it as long as it fits within the criteria of what we discuss. We are obviously a tech/gadget editorial both locally and through our online and print partners. To get an idea of what we cover, feel free to browse around and explore the products and services we have written about. If you feel your product fits right in, never hesitate to ask. You can contact us via the “Get a Product Reviewed” page. Please make sure to send as much detailed information about your product as possible. If anything needs to be mailed to our office physically, we can provide you with the department address.
Can I/we pay you to review with a specific score?
No. We do not take “under the table” or official funds in exchange for the scoring of the items we review. All of our opinion pieces are exactly that (our own opinions and discoveries). We do this so that we can provide accurate information to our readers. We do include affiliate links to products (regardless of the outcome of a review) since this website and its authors have to pay their bills at the end of the day. Paid/sponsored content involving a review is simply an opportunity to get your product tested/reviewed regardless of newsworthiness. It does not override the internal policies of our scoring methods. Samples sent in the mail will either be donated or given away to our readers via contest (with the exception of products that are not market-ready or can be used for side-by-side testing with others).
Any requests to circumvent our internal policies through bribes or similar methods will be ignored and you or your company will likely be blacklisted by us and our partners.
We can also accept deals for ad sales for various ad “spots” (ie, banners) on the website. These spots are not related to any articles or print and are solely for the additional sponsorship funding of the site and parent company. In order to avoid any conflict of interest, the editorial team does not handle these negotiations. Instead, we can provide you with information about who you can talk to.
Can I/we submit a sponsored story?
Yes. We do accept sponsored content, however, we do have a strict set of guidelines we follow to make sure our readers have the best experience possible. Content must be accurate, free of deception or spam, contain content that is valuable to our readers, maintain an acceptable length (words), include high-quality images, cannot include copyrighted/protected content you don’t have the rights to, and of course, be applicable to our audience in general (other restrictions may apply). All content is moderated by our editors and all published content is clearly marked as sponsored (there are no exceptions to this). We also limit the amount of sponsored content. If you are interested in pricing or have any questions, you can reach our team via the contact section in the menu.
Can I use the contact section to ask troubleshooting questions about something I have purchased somewhere?
Although we do respond to some of these emails as they come in (and they do frequently), we can’t guarantee that we are going to respond to you as we are an editorial team, not a tech support company. Although we wish that we can solve all the problems in the world, we simply do not have the amount of staff to accomplish this (nor the superhero tights, which would make things interesting). We always recommend asking the manufacturer of the product (or store you purchased it from), before anything else.
Our editors do actively monitor the comments and chatter within our articles and try their very best to interact where most needed. So never hesitate to ask a question on our articles directly. You may even have an opinion of your own you’d like to share.
Do you directly sell the products you review directly?
No. We believe that would cause a conflict of interest. We do provide links to online stores and companies where you can find such discussed items. We do not sell any of the discussed items locally on the site. At times, our stories may contain affiliate links to accomplish this handoff with. These are the same as any (normal) link, only the related online storefront is able to tell that it came from us. In these situations, we may be compensated slightly for any related sales. This is a source of income that helps keep the lights on and the doors open here. In no way will it ever affect our personal opinions about the product/items being discussed. We take pride in the quality of stories we deliver, and the honest opinions we share.
If you have any concerns or questions, you are welcome to use the contact section in the menu above to reach out to us. We would be happy to hear from you and to answer these.
Can I license one or more of your images or content/stories?
Absolutely. At the moment we handle licensing on a one on one basis. Please use the contact section to reach out to our team with the image(s) or content in question and we will respond with the details if the discussed content is available for license, along with further details. We do freely allow access to snippets and summaries of text information (75 words or less) without the need for a paid license or contact, as long as the information is used for quoted content that is properly cited (logo kits are available here). Anything more than 75 words should be requested by using the contact section.
What camera (and other) gear do you shoot with?
We get this question a lot from readers and viewers who find something they like about the gear we use. Let it be video, audio, lighting or something else that has caught their fancy. We have made the answer to this question easy by gathering a lot of the gear together in a list here on Amazon, splitting things between in the studio and mobile (on the go).