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3,414 Reviews

Adjusted:

1,583 Reviews

64%
66%

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Report Last Updated: Aug 30, 2018
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FAIL Suspicious Reviewers
FAIL Reviewer Ease
FAIL Phrase Repetition
FAIL Overlapping Review History
WARN Deleted Reviews
PASS Rating Trend
PASS Unverified Purchases
PASS Word Count Comparison
PASS Reviewer Participation
PASS Brand Repeats
PASS Incentivized Reviews
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Most Trusted Reviews

1/5
I was very disappointed in this item which stopped recharging ... [Go to full review]
Dec 22, 2017      
100% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Critical Reviewer (avg. rating: 3.8)


Least Trusted Reviews

It is an ipod, what else can you expect as ... [Go to full review]
Dec 17, 2013     1 of 1 found this helpful.  
0% TRUST
  • Verified Purchaser
  • Single-Day Reviewer (posted all reviews on Dec 17, 2013)
  • Take-Back Reviewer (1 deleted review; avg. rating: 5.0)
  • Brand Repeater (3 of 77 reviews for this brand; avg rating: 5.0)
  • Overlapping Review History: reviewed 2 of 9 top products
  • Easy Grader (avg. rating: 4.7)


Analysis Details

Note: While Amazon.com claims 3,414 reviews, we counted 3,412 available on their site.

Fail Suspicious Reviewers

One-Hit Wonders


512 of the 3,412 reviewers have only reviewed this product. While this is more One-Hit Wonders than we'd expect to see, it does not appear to have a significant impact on the overall rating.

from one-hit wonders

from reviewers with more than one review


3.9
4.4


Take-Back Reviewers


355 of the 3,412 reviewers have had at least one of their past reviews for another product deleted. The Take-Back Reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.5 while the reviewers who don't have any deleted reviews in their history have rated this product an average of 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from take-back reviewers

from reviewers without previously deleted reviews


4.5
4.3


Single-Day Reviewers


190 of the 3,412 reviewers have written multiple reviews but posted all of them on a single day. The Single-Day reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.7 while all other reviewers rated this product an average of 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from single-day reviewers

from non-single-day reviewers


4.7
4.3


Read more about our Suspicious Reviewers test.

Fail Reviewer Ease
The ease score is the average rating for all reviews that a given reviewer submits. The average ease score for reviewers of this product is 4.2, while the average ease score for reviewers in this category is 4.1. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

4.2 Product's Average Ease Score

4.1 Category's Average Ease Score


4.2
4.1


Read more about our Reviewer Ease test.


Fail Phrase Repetition
Reviews that contain one of these phrases are NOT necessarily devalued; read more about how this test works here.

Common Phrases in Reviews:
179 reviews
(4.2/5)
63 reviews
(4.2/5)
48 reviews
(4.6/5)
40 reviews
(4.4/5)
35 reviews
(4.3/5)
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Common Phrases in Titles:
41 reviews
(4.7/5)
51 reviews
(4.8/5)
31 reviews
(4.7/5)
59 reviews
(4.7/5)
44 reviews
(4.7/5)
62 reviews
(4.7/5)
80 reviews
(4.7/5)
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104 of the 3,412 total reviews for this product use substantial repetitive phrases between them. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.6 while reviews without substantial repetitive phrases rated this product an average of 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from reviews with substantial repetitive phrases

from reviews without substantial repetitive phrases


4.6
4.3


Read more about our Phrase Repetition test.

Fail Overlapping Review History
Reviewers of this product have ALSO reviewed the following products:



397 of the 3,412 reviewers have substantial overlapping product review history. These reviewers have rated this product an average of 4.7 while the reviewers who have a more unique product review history rated this product an average of 4.3. Based on our statistical modeling, the discrepancy in average rating between these two groups is significant enough to believe that the difference is not due to random chance, and may indicate that there are unnatural reviews.

from reviewers with substantial overlapping history

from reviewers without a substantial overlapping history


4.7
4.3


Read more about our Overlapping Review History test.

Warn Deleted Reviews

We discovered a total of 100 deleted reviews for this product, with an average rating of 4.5. Even though deleted reviews don't affect the average rating, the fact that action was taken to delete reviews raises some red flags about the integrity of the reviews for the product as whole.

There are a few limitations to keep in mind regarding the Deleted Reviews test:
  1. We don't have a magic ability to collect every single deleted review; we can only identify reviews as deleted if we collect them on one date and then notice they are no longer visible on a subsequent date.
  2. We have no information on reviews that were never published in the first place.
  3. We also don't know why these reviews were removed. It could be action from the platform, personal decision by the review author, part of an entire account closure, even some data error on our part, etc.
Read more about the Deleted Reviews test here.

4.5 average rating of deleted reviews

4.5


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Pass Rating Trend

  • 1%
  • Created over 7 days

We counted 3,412 reviews for this product over the span of 3,270 days, an average of 1.0 review per day. If these reviews were created randomly, there would be a 99.9% chance that we would see 6 or fewer reviews on any given day.

However, we see the following 7 days exceeding this threshold:In total, we found that 50 reviews were created on just 7 days. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from reviews created on high volume days

from reviews created on normal volume days


4.6
4.3


Read more about our Rating Trend test.

Pass Unverified Purchases

383 of the 3,412 total reviews for this product are unverified purchases. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from unverified purchasers

from verified purchases


3.9
4.4


Unverified purchases may be the result of Kindle Unlimited readers, buyers who didn't pay full price, or reviewers who did not purchase the product at Amazon. Read more about our Unverified Purchases test.

Pass Word Count Comparison

  • 0%
  • Have an overrepresented word count
We didn't find any review word count groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Word Count Comparison test.

Pass Reviewer Participation

  • 0%
  • From reviewers with an overrepresented participation
We didn't find any participation groups that had a statistically significant greater concentration than what we'd expect to see in this category.
Read more about our Reviewer Participation test.

Pass Brand Repeats

Brand Repeaters


294 of the 3,412 reviewers have reviewed other products for this brand. This is within an acceptable range and it does not appear to be significantly affecting the overall rating for this product.

from Brand Repeaters

from Non-Repeaters


4.5
4.3


Read more about our Brand Repeats test.

Pass Incentivized Reviews
On Oct 3, 2016, Amazon prohibited incentivized reviews, however we still test for them since there are still millions in our dataset.

  • 0%
  • Admitted to receiving an incentive
We didn't detect any reviews that used language indicating they were incentivized.
Read more about our Incentivized Reviews test, or check out our study showing that Incentivized Reviewers are much more likely to leave a positive review.


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