From the previous software review, I found that when compared to other speed reading courses, the online speed reading program from Speed Reader-X seems to be more improved as it has undergone a few years of development and upgrades. It is also claimed to have been tweaked for training results over the past years. Now, let’s find out whether this program is a scam or not by taking a closer look at what actual customers are saying.
I know there are testimonials on the product website, but I want to discover actual user comments over the Internet. After doing some research, I found there is quite a lot of customer feedback around (like the customer reviews on Amazon), below is an excerpt on what I have found:
- "With 2 kids who has time to read? I do now!" — Portion of actual customer feedback on amazon.com
- "This is the same standard program as the more expensive ones. It works just as well for a fraction of the price. I have a copy of overpriced EyeQ that I am trying to get rid of…" — Portion of actual consumer review on amazon.com
- "I’ve studied speed reading for several years and overall I’ll agree with the good reviews that Speed Reader-X has" — Portion of user opinion on amazon.com
- "…Not having tried any other computer-based speed reading program I can’t make comparisons, but having tried books on speed reading, I find this program much more user friendly…" — actual customer feedback from amazon.com Customer Reviews section
- "My 13 year old son loves it. He has always been a slow reader but the visual-reading system is something he really took to quickly. He actually enjoys reading now." — Portion of actual consumer report on freedownloadscenter.com
- "I like speedreader X, it’s nice to be able to load any text you want and read it in their program." — Portion of actual user comment from pmemory.com Forum
- "I thought it was a crock and was looking for a reason to slam it but after 2 weeks my reading speed has more than doubled. I wish I had tried it sooner." — Portion of actual buyer opinion from download.com
- "The Mac version is buggy so if possible, stick with the Windows version" — Portion of actual consumer complaint on amazon.com
- "You can’t pause a quiz. That means if I get interrupted, I either have to ignore the interruption, or give up on the quiz." — Portion of consumer report on amazon.com
- "The actual speedreaderx software works on pc and macosx, but the bonus disk only works with pc." — Portion of actual user complaint from download.com
- "The example story seems to end before the last lesson. I wanted to see how it turned out; fortunately the manual did have a link to the full story." — Portion of customer opinion on 4boxreviews.com
After looking into the actual feedback, it seems that the positive reviews written by actual customers strongly support the benefits of owning this product as advertised by the company who sells it, and it is definitely not a scam. I do have concerns about the complaints, but half of them can be solved by using the Speed Reader-X 6.0 Online version instead of the Speed Reader-X 6.0 CD version (which requires software installation on the user’s personal computer). Click here to see our next review how to get the most out of SpeedReader-X, or go to Speed Reader-X if you want more product information.