Testing Methodology and Documentation

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How does TrueTesting work?

TrueTesting is a project created and maintainded by Cyber Security Technologies Foundation. TrueTesting was founded on the belief that product reviews must be independent, free of conflicts of interest, scientifically grounded and accessible for free. Sadly most online reviews today don’t meet those standards making it impossible to know which online products to buy.

Our tests and recommendations

Transparency and objectivity is essential when it comes to providing actionable reviews. Which is why, TrueTesting will either recommend a product or not. Each product must all the tests from our corresponding test protocol in order to be recommended.

Below is a list of all the product categories TrueTesting is currently reviewing and providing recommendations.

USB Cables

To help consumers buy a replacement cable for their devices and due to the complexity of USB cables testing and the unavailability of such tests, USB Cables was our first category of products.

Currently testing

  • USB 2.0 Type C to Type C cables with PD2.0 and PD 3.0 for charging devices
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type C to Type C cables with PD2 and PD3 for data transfer.


  • USB 2.0 Type A to Type C cables without PD for charging devices when the power adaptor does not have a USB C port.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Type A to micro B cables for data transfer between external hard drives and computers.
  • USB 3.1 Gen 2 Micro B to Type C cables for data transfer between external hard drives and computers.

Specific Test equipement

  1. Total Phase Advanced cable tester v2.
  2. Test max supported voltage, current and power with Passmark USB Power delivery tester.

HDMI Cables

Future products

USB power adaptors

To help consumer pick a replacement charger for their computer and/or phone, we would like to start testing USB Power adaptors.

Sunglasses and UV protection lenses

Lots of sunglasses and third-party lenses are available online as replacement for when you scratch your genuine lenses. We would like to test the safety of those products and make sure they are 100% UV protection.

Beverages and Microplastics

Following an interesting and scary research article published in 2022 in Environment International Journal showing that microplastics have been found in human blood, we decided to start working on a microplatic test for beverages. Beverages that are kept in plastic bottle seem to contain microplastics and those microplastics are later found in the human blood stream.