1. What is a RoadTest?
The element14 RoadTest is a product review program performed by the element14 Community's technical members. They conduct detailed tests of a wide variety of products offered by top quality manufacturers. RoadTests go beyond traditional reviews by providing an objective opinion about a product's quality, ease of use, and performance – usually in a real prototype or bench top project. Our manufacturing partners benefit as well by finding out what additional documentation might be required or how to address how their products could better perform in various "real life" applications.
2. Who can apply for a RoadTest?
Any member can apply to a RoadTest. Go to the RoadTest page to join.
3. How much does a RoadTest cost?
There is no charge to participate in the RoadTest program. Once you have been selected as a RoadTester, element14 will send you the product for FREE in exchange for your feedback.
4. How long do I have to complete a RoadTest?
After the enrollment is closed, all the applications will be reviewed by the manufacturer and the RoadTesters will be selected. Once you are notified that you have been selected as a RoadTester, element14 will ship the product to you. You have 60 days to complete the RoadTest and submit your review.
5. Do you provide the test equipment for me to RoadTest the product?
While element14 provides the product to be RoadTested, it does not provide the test equipment to perform the testing.
6. What do I need to deliver to you to show I completed the RoadTest?
You need only complete a RoadTest review and post it on the element14 Community website.
7. Is there a limit to the number of RoadTests for which I can apply?
There is no limit to the number of RoadTests for which you can apply.
8. How will my RoadTest Review be used? Who will read it?
RoadTests reviews are available for anyone to read on the element14 Community website. They will be read by community members, potential customers, the manufacturer, and other interested parties.
9. How will I know I have been selected to RoadTest the product for which I applied?
We will reach out to the selected finalists on the element14 community for additional information, as well as to confirm their interest in participating. Failure to respond to this message will result in your application being pulled, and we will chose another participant. From these finalists, our official RoadTesters will be chosen.
10. What do I do if I am not selected as a RoadTester?
There are many reasons why an applicant is not selected as a RoadTester. If you are not selected, we encourage you to apply again. Writing a good RoadTest application can improve the likelihood that you will be selected in future RoadTests.
11. If I am selected as a RoadTester, can I keep the product I tested?
Yes. That's the great benefit of being a participant in the RoadTest program. You get the product for free in exchange for your objective feedback.
12. What happens if I don't provide a RoadTest review?
Some RoadTesters are unable to provide a review for a variety of reasons. If you are a RoadTester and you are unable to complete the review, please contact rscasny as soon as possible so we are aware of your situation. We may be able to offer you a solution, including additional time if necessary. If you do not provide a RoadTest Review within 60 Days and you do contact us regarding your situation, you may be barred from participating in any future RoadTest.