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The HiBook News: This Edition – My Favorite YouTube Tech Sites

Originally posted 2018-03-10 16:23:49.

If you are among are tens of visitors who frequent this site, you will know that I watch a boat load of tech reviews on tablets, notebooks and smartphones.

There is a plethora of great tech out there without the Apple/Samsung/Google price tags. However most folks overlook these because they simply do not know about other “budget” devices.

Of course I am the ultimate cheapskate, still using a BLU Studio Energy 2 smartphone and still running a dirt cheap Zotac Ci323  mini-PC desktop on a ten year old Dell monitor.  I seriously believe that too many folks are spending good pizza/cheeseburger money on phones/tablets and laptops that could be better spent!

First of all, you need to get “bleeding edge” tech outta your head! You need to think about what will work for YOU! Quit being a sheep and become the lion. Ignore the hype, ignore the media and get whatever device will work for you.

Yes, we all like the latest and greatest tech, but is it necessary? In 85% of the cases the answer is no. It all depends needs. I would love to own all the latest greatest tech, but hell, I am writing this on a Bluetooth K480 keyboard from Logitech and today using the the Zotac Ci323 desktop, because it is was handy.

So below is a list in no particular order of the folks on YouTube that I watch. Click the links and see what they offer. Yes, most of them still cover the high end stuff, but they also cover the low end items and some are simply entertaining. I am adding a video from each of the channels I watch to the list.

First on the list is Anthony from myproject 13. He is the guy who helped me decide to purchase the Blu Studio Energy 2 which I am still using 2 years later.  The link to his channel is right here.

Next on the list is AMDTech, run by Andrew Marc David out of Las Vegas. His reviews are honest, nit picky and dead on as far as honesty goes and that is what we all need when looking for info isn’t it? The editing and presentation is also professional grade!

Next on my list is Ben’s Gadget Reviews. No high tech here, but great honest reviews of a variety of products. He is an American living in Hong Kong and reviews a wide variety of stuff! Below is an example.

Almost last on the list is Lew from Unbox Therapy. Yes the channel is huge and obviously pointed towards making money, but this Canuck is quite entertaining and he covers lots of tech stuff you may never have even known about, (yes he is a bit of a wacko. and that is why I follow him). One example is the video below…

Next on the list which as you know is in no particular order is Chris over at Techtablets. Possibly the most technical and thorough and annoyingly nit picky reviewer on the planet and that is why I watch him! I am often watching his videos moments after posting because I know I am about to get some good tech info.

Wow I have been typing a bit today, but I just need to add this last tech reviewer. His name is Linus and he runs TechLineHD on YouTube and he has great stuff. Honest, and right to the point and he sticks devices in the snow. Only he will know what that joke is about unless you view his channel!

Below is one example of his stuff….

That is all I have for today, except to request folks donate so we can get the damned HiBook back on cable and host from there!


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Just a Quick Post About Ben’s Gadget Reviews. Where Did it Go? (Video)

Update here! Ben got his Google account back! So you can now find him back on his original channel!

The story here is a very short one and you can simply skip to all the details by scrolling down to the video.

I was checking out videos from folks I subscribe to on YouTube tonight and I noticed that when looking at my post from over a month ago, that ben’s gadget reviews was not working. So I proceeded over to YouTube to find that the channel no longer existed.

So I did a quick Google search and found his new, hopefully temporary channel, explaining what happened.

So the video below will give you details and you can also find his new channel right here!

That is all for the moment,


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Tax returns have arrived and it is time to spend on tech of course!

BLU Energy2
BLU Energy2

So I thought it appropriate to post my yearly choices of new tech toys on the actual tablet powered website.
Writing articles on the net everyday and keeping track of the latest in tech doesn’t make me any money, but it certainly provides for a viable, legal slew of tax deductions so I can buy more tech, test it, use it and write about it!

So without further introduction here are the items that some of my tax return will be going for. As usual, you won’t see me buying the latest bleeding edge crap, but rather the useful, mid-low range stuff that can get the job done at less than half the price.

  • blue-studio-wht2First on my list is the BLU Studio Energy 2 phone. Why the low end phone you may ask, point of fact here, name me another phone with a 5000 mA hr battery and a 5 inch Super AMOLED display. Since I prefer to use a phone for messages/text and phone calls, I really don’t need a huge display. As for videos, well, the next item on my list will cover that.
  • asus-z580caNext item on the list, the tablet I have been lusting after since it was introduced back in July. That little item is the Asus Z580CA with 64-gb on tablet storage, 4-gb of ram and a 2048 x 1536  8 inch display. It will be a great replacement for my Asus ME572C!
  • samsung-evo-64Next item is a Samsung Evo 64-gb microSD card for the Asus Z580CA, thereby increasing capacity to a total of 128gb storage.
  • Now of course since the Asus tablet has a USB C type port I picked up a 5 ft cable for charging from the PC or in the car.
  • tplink-C5Last on the list is a TP-LINK Archer C5 AC1200 Dual Band Wireless AC Gigabit Router, 2.4GHz 300Mbps+5Ghz 867Mbps, 2 USB Ports, IPv6, Version 2.


All of these items should arrive in short order and cost a whopping $470 including tax/shipping! Yes folks it does pay to be patient and do a bit of shopping!

Reviews shall follow soon! And yes the old phone/tablet and router will be on sale!


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