YouTube is a place where you can find all sorts of interesting topics. It is an extremely effective teaching tool and its worldwide userbase really does cover every possible topic you’d want to learn about. One of the main things that I watch on YouTube is technology videos. Things about up and coming trends, new devices coming out and takes on the business and marketing strategies from the big technology companies.
This is a list I have compiled about my favourite technology YouTubers and why I love the content that they produce.
Many of you may watch this channel. Lewis Hilsenteger focuses on unboxing and lightly reviewing mobile phones, tablets, laptops and cameras.
This channel is not the most in-depth, nor the most informative, but it is somewhere I would go to get an initial impression of new devices if I was on the lookout for a new phone.
Location: United States Focus: Unboxing and Reviews Subscribers as of Feb 2018: 10 Million
I like this Arun Maini’s content because he tends to concentrate on the more obscure phones that tend to be from China, examples of which are the Elephone S8 and the Maze Alpha X. He does very in depth, but at the same time non-exhaustive reviews, which cover all bases and inform the user. He occasionally reviews cool products like the Samsung Smart Fridge and the Xiaomi Hoverboard.
He has recently passed the 1 Million Subscribers mark, seen as the milestone achievement for any YouTuber.
Location: United Kingdom Focus: Reviews Subscribers as of Feb 2018: 1 Million
There are a lot of tech reviewers on YouTube, but no one does it better than Marques Brownlee. His reviews are very objective, unbiased and informative. He reviews all mainstream mobile phones, as well as some obscure ones. Reviews things like the Google Home and Alexa and gives his honest opinion on all of them. Not only does he use these phones exclusively for the videos, but he has them as his daily driver for a given time span, in order to give a wide-ranging opinion on them.
I particularly like his end of year awards, where he chooses the best phone in a certain category.
Location: United States Focus: Reviews Subscribers as of Feb 2018: 5.7 Million
Tech on YouTube goes far beyond reviews of products. These products wouldn’t exist if it wasn’t for the companies that create them. I really love this channel because the man who makes the videos (who seems not to publish his name) goes into the theories and trends within the tech industry. Videos like ‘Are Microsoft the New Apple?’, ‘Why are Google and Apple so Different?’ and ‘How Europe lost its Tech Companies’. Videos like this are extremely interesting, and really get the viewer thinking about why certain trends are taking place in the world of technology and how certain companies market their products differently. This channel really is something different and I really love the content he produces.
Although he does do reviews too, these are much the same as you’d expect from the above YouTubers, and aren’t what makes him stand out.
Location: Hungary Focus: The Past, Present and Future of Tech Subscribers as of Feb 2018: 187K
If you are looking for a completely new angle on the technology industry, I really advise watching Dagogo Altraide’s channel. This channel posts updates about developments in AI, and the importance that it has, endless updates about the major changes that Tesla are making to our world, the world’s first graphene ball battery invented by Samsung and my favourite is a series called ‘How Big Is…’ which details the size of a certain company, which tend to be much bigger than people perceive, for example did you know Samsung own their own town in Korea, construct buildings and manufacture the machines that the buildings are built with?
This channel really is a hidden gem on YouTube, and I urge you to check it out.
Location: Australia Focus: Trends, News and Factual Information Subscribers as of Feb 2018: 1.5 Million