Consumer Reports Launches Subscriptions on iPad
Consumer Reports Appliances ($2.99 for one year, non-recurring) offers consumers peace of mind when shopping for appliances by sharing unbiased ratings and reviews with a focus on products including dishwashers, washing machines, coffee makers, vacuums, refrigerators, blenders, and clothes dryers. Users can also compare ratings to see how different models stack up against each other.
Consumer Reports Babies & Kids ($0.99 for one year, non-recurring) allows users to make better purchasing decisions when shopping for their babies or kids with ratings and reviews straight from the expert testers at Consumer Reports. Product areas include car seats, strollers, high chairs, monitors, cribs, bike helmets and more. The app also helps to find the best deals online and locally.
Consumer Reports Eco-Labels ($0.99) which is currently only available for iPhones, helps consumers decipher labels on products. The app offers a complete list of labels and claims, and users can browse by product type or subject. Users can access expert and unbiased label information for food, personal care, and household cleaners so that they can make the best possible purchase decisions.
Consumer Reports TVs ($1.99 for one year, non-recurring) provides access to ratings, brand reliability and buying guides for LCD, Plasma and 3D TVs.
Consumer Reports Washers & Dryers ($1.99 for one year, non-recurring) gives consumers all the washer and dryer information they need before they buy including Consumer Reports’ ratings, brand reliability and buying guides.
Consumer Reports Hospital Ratings ($2.99) which is currently only available for iPhones, is a useful tool for consumers planning a hospital stay in the future. This app provides ratings on how well hospitals performed an a number of areas including overall hospital experience, as well as explanations of drugs and discharge, room cleanliness, and more.
Consumer Reports also offers the following apps for free: Consumer Reports News & Video, Consumer Reports Safety News & Recalls, and The Consumerist Tipster.