How Does Crytico Work – Part 1: Rate and Review products and services

We’ve received some interesting questions since “opening our doors” in September of 2014.  Crytico.com is a multi-faceted website and while reviews is at its core, the site has so much more to offer.  In the age of social media and being able to tap into information in seconds, why should the mobility industry be any different?

Review us on Crytico - Mobility Reviews

The first in our multi-part series is writing reviews:

Rate and Review a local mobility dealer / provider

Buying any type of mobility equipment involves an experience with a local retailer, which are called a “provider” or “mobility dealer”.  Whether you’ve purchased a mobility scooter, portable ramp or wheelchair van, you’ve done business with at least one local mobility provider.  How was your experience with them?  Did the recommended product fit your needs and budget?  Do they treat you with respect and put you first?  Regardless of your answer, telling your peers about your experience will help steer them in the right direction.  Whether you would recommend or tell someone to stay clear of your local dealer, it’s valuable information that we’re sure you wish you had prior to buying from them.

How do I rate and review my local dealer?
1. Go to www.crytico.com
2. Click “Register” at the top right of the page.  Since every reviewer is authenticated for legitimacy purposes, everyone must register with Crytico.
3. Log into Crytico with the username / password you created
4. From the Crytico home page www.crytico.com enter your zip code into the “Find and Review Local Dealers”
5. Find your dealer/provider in the list of dealers and click on their location
6. Enter in a star rating from 1-5 (1 being the worst and 5 being the best)
7. Give your review a title like “Outstanding Service” or “Not Recommended” etc.
8. Lastly, write your review and hit the submit review button
9. You will get an option to share your review on Facebook which we recommend

Rate and Review your mobility products / devices

You may own one mobility product like a home stair lift.  Or, you may own dozens of mobility solutions like a wheelchair, transfer seat, driving controls, accessible truck, etc.  Crytico gives you the opportunity to rate and review any and all of your mobility products.  Do you love a certain feature of your wheelchair that you want to rave about?  Does that home ramp make your life and home easier to manage?  Are you driving with hand controls?  Any feedback you have is vital to future consumers of those products.  Help your peers find great products or stay away from bad products by leaving your feedback on Crytico.

Bruno Stair Lift

Bruno Stair Lift

How do I rate and review my mobility device / product?
1. Go to www.crytico.com
2. Click “Register” at the top right of the page.  Since every reviewer is authenticated for legitimacy purposes, everyone must register with Crytico.
3. Log into Crytico with the username / password you created
4. From the Crytico home page www.crytico.com you can enter the brand name or manufacturer into the search bar at the top of the page.
5. Find your product in the list that appears and click on it
6. Enter in a star rating from 1-5 (1 being the worst and 5 being the best)
7. Give your review a title like “I love my handicap van” or “Not Recommended” etc.
8. Lastly, write your review and hit the submit review button
9. You will get an option to share your review on Facebook which we recommend

As a consumer, you know how confusing the process of buying mobility equipment can be.  Help your peers by rating and reviewing products and services in the mobility space.

Coming up in Part 2 – Reading Reviews on Products and Services

 

Top Five Mobility Scooters

Crytico.com, the first review website 100% dedicated to mobility products and services, has compiled this list of the top five mobility scooters rated by you.  The power scooter market has exploded in the past decade which can sometimes cause confusion with so many options.  The reason for the growth of power scooters is two fold.  (1) The aging population has a greater need for mobility related products; The American Community Survey (2008) reports that 38 percent of adults 65 and older have disabilities. (2) The escalating issue with obesity has increased the demand for mobility equipment. 

Aging Population

The following mobility scooters were ranked highest by consumers as reviewed on Crytico:
#1 Rated Mobility Scooter:
Go-Go by Pride Mobility – The Elite Traveler is a 3-wheel travel scooter and boasts exceptional maneuverability with lightweight design.  The unit can be personalized with color options to make it as unique as you.  To read the reviews of the Go-Go Elite Traveler, click here.  This reviewer loves the power of her Go-Go.

Go-Go Elite Traveler

Go-Go Elite Traveler

#2 Rated Mobility Scooter:
Victory 9 by Pride Mobility – This scooter is considered “full-size” due to its increased weight capacity; 300lbs.  This power scooter comes equipped with  light-weight, low profile, non-scuffing wheels and pinchless hinges & eight-position seat rotation.  To read the consumer reviews on the Victory 9, click here.

#3 Rated Mobility Scooter:
EW-37 by Electric Wheels – Do you have a need for speed?  This mobility scooter has a sporty look and robust features.  With a 500 lb. weight capacity, 15mph maximum speed and a battery range of 45 miles on a single charge, it’s a nice edition to the scooter line-up.  Read reviews of the EW-37 by clicking here.

EW-37 power scooter

EW-37

#4 Rated Mobility Scooter:
Companion 4-Wheel by Golden Technologies -This is our first 4-wheel scooter and is built for comfort.  It has a LiquiCell comfort seat, seat slide adjuster to adjust your seat that feels best for you, adjustable steering and a 350lb weight capacity.  Click here to read the reviews on the Companion 4 Scooter.   

#5 Rated Mobility Scooter:
Patriot by Golden Technologies – Another 4-wheel power scooter to round out our top five.  The Patriot scooter was introduced in 2014 and has a 400lb weight capacity.  This scooter isn’t cheap, but if you are looking for an amazing outdoor experience, this is the power scooter for you; it features an off road package!  Read reviews of the Patriot scooter by clicking here.

There you have it, the top five power scooters on Crytico.com.  Remember when shopping for scooters, do your due diligence.  There are hundreds of options and what appeals to one person might not be the most important thing for you.  Research the weight capacity, turning radius, ground clearance, warranty, battery life, speed, etc. And of course, read reviews from your peers…the ones who use the products every day.

 

Abilities Expo – San Jose, CA

If you have the opportunity to attend an Abilities Expo trade show, do it.  These expo’s are informative, educational and fun.  Abilities Expo’s are run in six major cities around the United States and people come from all over to attend.

Abilities Expo

These trade shows have hundreds of vendors and displays of products and services dedicated to people with disabilities or people who have mobility or developmental issues.  Imagine being able to connect with non-profits, local services and products that you didn’t know existed all in one place.

Upsee from Firefly

Upsee from Firefly

This product, Upsee by Firefly was amazing to see.  The Upsee is a mobility device that lets children with motor impairment stand and walk with the help of an adult.  The representative from Firefly was kind and passionate about this product and seeing smiles on children’s faces who maybe standing for he first time.

MV-1

Wheelchairs and Mobility vehicles take up a bulk of the expo which is very beneficial for attendees since you get to check out lots of different brands all in one place.  Imagine looking at brands like Permobil, Pride, and TiLite wheelchairs all in one place and getting the opportunity to speak with manufacturer’s representatives.

Assist Dogs

Organizations like California Canine,  non-profit, 501(c)3, organization that provides trained special dogs to assist disabled individuals in order to make their lives easier with more freedom and independence, have representatives there.  The list goes on and on and so does the laughter and fun.  

CryticoAt the Crytico booth, we were giving out LED rings and necklaces for people who wrote a review on their mobility scooter or wheelchair van or local mobility dealer.  It was fun to see little girls and not so little girls rolling around with a little bling.  Check out Abilities Expos if you can, it’ll be well worth your time.