What do you think are the best items for size comparisons?

jr2012 jr2012
I must admit...In general I LOVE seeing products next to household items to compare their size.

Though sometimes I can't relate to the item in the picture, and it just leaves me a little confused. Sometimes I see a pic and immediately can imagine the size of the item being reviewed.

I would love to start a discussion as to what everyone thinks the best items to use for comparison pictures are. It would definitely influence my next review, maybe others too!
02/08/2013
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epiphanyjayne epiphanyjayne
Quote:
Originally posted by jr2012
I must admit...In general I LOVE seeing products next to household items to compare their size.

Though sometimes I can't relate to the item in the picture, and it just leaves me a little confused. Sometimes I see a pic and immediately ... More
I like seeing it compared to the reviewers hand. As well other Dildos or Vibrators. small vibes (like bullets) lipstick is a good comparison. having a ruler or measuring tape next to it is a great help. a pencil or pen can be ok for length comparisons.
A bar of soap could work well since they don't very in size to much and we hold them in our hands quite often. Also Toothbrushes or toothpaste tubes.
A can of pop or bottle can be helpful too. a Tea light candle could work for Diameter.
I think comparing it to something that's smaller then it next to something that's bigger then it would be most beneficial.

Finding something in your house that is fairly universal (at least in north America) in size.
02/08/2013
JennSenn JennSenn
I think pens work pretty well for length. Pens and hands usually give a good idea about size for me.
02/08/2013
KrissyNovacaine KrissyNovacaine
I hate seeing items with hands. I have very different sized hands then most women because I am 6' tall. I prefer soda cans, rulers, or razors.
02/08/2013
NarcissisticLust NarcissisticLust
Quote:
Originally posted by jr2012
I must admit...In general I LOVE seeing products next to household items to compare their size.

Though sometimes I can't relate to the item in the picture, and it just leaves me a little confused. Sometimes I see a pic and immediately ... More
I think common electronics, soda bottles/cans, and razors are decent for size comparisons.
02/08/2013
Ryuson Ryuson
I always use a sharpie because
a) Most people have a sharpie in their junk drawer
b) There is really only one size of sharpie.

I've considered using a razor or chapstick, but those vary in size. I know that I have some large chapped sticks and small ones! Great topic!
02/08/2013
shorejen9 shorejen9
I use a pen and a dressmaker tape. I figure these are pretty standard and easy to picture in the mind.
02/08/2013
jr2012 jr2012
Quote:
Originally posted by KrissyNovacaine
I hate seeing items with hands. I have very different sized hands then most women because I am 6' tall. I prefer soda cans, rulers, or razors.
This is true. I am 5'1" and basically I have to buy gloves and mittens in the smallest size available. Sometimes the kids department.
02/08/2013
jr2012 jr2012
Quote:
Originally posted by Ryuson
I always use a sharpie because
a) Most people have a sharpie in their junk drawer
b) There is really only one size of sharpie.

I've considered using a razor or chapstick, but those vary in size. I know that I have some large chapped ... More
Your sharpie pictures are one of the ones that I really like!
02/08/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by KrissyNovacaine
I hate seeing items with hands. I have very different sized hands then most women because I am 6' tall. I prefer soda cans, rulers, or razors.
I'm with you on this. I've seen a lot of photos where the reviewer is gripping the toy. I guess to show how thick it is? I've never found that useful but that's because I have no idea how big/small their hands are compared to mine.
02/08/2013
sktb0007 sktb0007
Quote:
Originally posted by NarcissisticLust
I think common electronics, soda bottles/cans, and razors are decent for size comparisons.
I usually just use a soda can and a bottle of water. I figure that most people know how large those items are and probably have one of the two in their fridge.
02/08/2013
stlouisxxx stlouisxxx
We have used a dollar bill before in a review or 2, which seemed to be a hit.
02/09/2013
LikeSunshineDust LikeSunshineDust
Ruler, soda can, standard-size chap stick all work well.
02/09/2013
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