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I Said Yes to Every Email for a Month!

15 minutes 55 seconds

Speaker 1

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A couple weeks ago I got an email asking to review a literal casket.

Speaker 2

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Kinda ridiculous, yeah. But the point is, I get all kinds of crazy stuff in my inbox all the time. Some of it's tech, but some of it's not even tech. I say no to literally 99% of the things I get asked. But what if,

Speaker 3

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just for fun, I said yes to

Speaker 2

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everything? So I did, for a whole month, I said yes to everything in my inbox, including this beautiful casket. So the story behind why it's this casket is this is the model of casket that Taylor Swift popped out of in the Antihero music video. Yeah, that 1 right there. That 1 is a Titan Orion series casket.

Speaker 2

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Then after this video came out there are a bunch of stories about how Taylor Swift Accidentally became the face of the funeral industry for a second So the story is that the company Titan caskets actually is a pretty noble cause so you might not know this but the funeral industry Most of the companies making funeral equipment are selling it to funeral homes, who then package it all up and sell it to the customer, sort of like a middleman. That's how you end up getting these huge markups and paying 5, $10, 000 for a casket. So Titan now is the fastest growing direct to consumer casket company in the US. Selling direct to consumer, cutting out the middleman, is how you end up with this $1, 299 casket, the Orion, from the Taylor Swift music video. Much better.

Speaker 2

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Also, once that showed up in the music video, they added the code SWIFTY at checkout. And so you get like 50 bucks off. It's a pretty killer deal. Anyway, that is why they were in my inbox. Not because it's like some high-tech casket or anything like that.

Speaker 2

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It's actually a very normal, high quality steel casket with a locking mechanism and rubber gaskets, the innovation isn't necessarily with the casket itself. Although,

Speaker 3

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it is pretty comfortable for a casket anyway.

Speaker 2

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Let's see what else came in. Okay, so this is a headset for your headset. It's called the Conquest VR. The idea here being you have a VR headset and you put this on, you're in the game, but if you wanna do audio, you need either earbuds or a headset to go on top of it, which isn't exactly ideally designed. And so this is a $200 high-res audio solution to clip onto the VR headset.

Speaker 2

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So now here's where you end up. You're in here. Obviously it's much better to have a lightweight headset that's not adding extra weight. And yeah, that's what it does. So overall, I'm tempted to give these like a 7 out of 10 like they work And the idea is that they would pair and work with the game and not be extra cumbersome, but they're $200 or 179 currently.

Speaker 2

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And for that, you can get a nice set of wireless headphones that are pretty lightweight and not have to risk it with these.

Speaker 3

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So, 7. Okay, this is by a company called Ranvu. It is a portable air conditioner and heater for yourself. This

Speaker 2

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is the portable air conditioner. It's called the Metaora. The idea is there's fans and batteries inside and you pick a temperature and you turn it on and you put it around your neck. I have found it to work pretty well. There is an app for it

Speaker 3

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that you have to download

Speaker 2

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and install, which is not ideal.

Speaker 3

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And then, it's in air conditioning mode right now. There you go here. This is the maximum. Oh, that's a breeze right there. You hear that, right?

Speaker 3

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Just the bottom of my ears, chilling. Oh, that's now it's in the heating mode and it's blowing warm air now. So that's a thing it can do.

Speaker 2

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So it has a 5, 800 milliamp hour battery and it costs

Speaker 1

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$250.

Speaker 2

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Trying to think of why it would cost as much. Like it, yeah, it can heat and cool, but like you can get a scarf. Dang, it is warm. It's nice that it can get actually warm, but I don't see this being better than just like wearing a scarf. I'm gonna give this a 5 out of

Speaker 1

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10,

Speaker 2

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because it works, it's just not a good use of money.

Speaker 3

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That's not the only thing this company sent. They also sent this. This is Ranvu's electronic hand warmer. I'm glad it's this color. There's a tiny LCD screen that tells you your temperature.

Speaker 3

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Hopefully nobody's judging you too hard because you are the warmest, ooh, 81% battery. You are the warmest person on the bus.

Speaker 2

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This is also like a red flag that it's so hard to find their website. 4, 000 milliamp hour battery. Oh, this is like a, you can buy a bunch of, it's a wholesale

Speaker 3

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price, 80 bucks.

Speaker 2

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I feel like this logo looks a little too similar to the Apple news logo.

Speaker 3

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5 out of 10. Okay, these, pretty simple. Cases, And I said, we're doing customized cases. Send us your Memoji. I sent 1 of me and I sent 1 of Mac.

Speaker 3

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And these are the case sexy customized Memoji clear plastic cases that you get as a result. Take the plastic out. I don't know.

Speaker 2

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That's what you end up with. You get a nice little case sexy watermark on the corner of your case. Might not be the highest quality thing

Speaker 3

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in the world, but I guess mission accomplished.

Speaker 2

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But uh, this is not the first case that I would pick. Here's the other thing, when you put

Speaker 3

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a MagSafe case on a phone, you're supposed to get the little animation, then you plug it in

Speaker 2

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and it's official MagSafe accessory. You can still MagSafe charge your phone with this on, but it is not giving the full MagSafe experience. I'll just put it that way. Does what it says it's supposed to do, which is, hey, it's your face on a case. Thumbs up.

Speaker 2

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But yeah, as far as build quality and whether or not I would get it, I'm leaning like, let's go 3 out of 10. Okay, This 1 actually is sort of

Speaker 3

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interesting to me. Here's the price, $250 right now on their website. And it's basically a 7 inch touchscreen that becomes the infotainment system in your car. It's clearly meant to be for older cars that don't have an infotainment system. We've tried it.

Speaker 2

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It has some pros and cons, right? So you do have to plug it in both into power and into the audio jack in your car if it has 1. There are other methods of connecting it to your car as well. Suction cup mount to put it up in your dash. On the user manual here, it shows that it works with Apple CarPlay and Android Auto.

Speaker 2

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Now, when you actually fire it up and use it, it shows A Auto and iPlay. I actually think it's kind of solid. It adds functionality to your car, right?

Speaker 3

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So this is a backup camera

Speaker 2

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that can see in the dark with an LED light. You put this on the back of your car and you find a way to wire this all the way up to the front of your car and plug it in. And now you have a backup camera. It's fine for 250 bucks. Like you don't have to buy a whole new car.

Speaker 2

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You get most of the functionality. You can listen to music from your phone. You basically just have to face the challenge of like how exactly do you connect it to your older car?

Speaker 3

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Yeah, I'm gonna go 8 out of

Speaker 1

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10.

Speaker 2

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Solid. All right. So I say yes to a lot of phones, right? I review a lot

Speaker 3

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of phones on this channel.

Speaker 2

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I, you know, there's only so many things we can possibly cover and actually use. So there's plenty that

Speaker 3

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we also say no to. This 1, it's a realme phone.

Speaker 2

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You've seen realme phones before, but as you can tell by this absurd looking box, it's a bit of a collab.

Speaker 3

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I just pictured the meeting

Speaker 2

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that I had, which was

Speaker 3

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like, Oh yeah, how are we gonna break into the US market? We really need to get some more realme phones in

Speaker 2

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the hands of US customers. I have just the idea. So here's, this is

Speaker 3

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the phone. I'll get to that in

Speaker 2

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a second. But it also came with The realme cat again. So the realme 10 pro is actually a pretty good phone. It's a nice budget phone. Snapdragon 695, 120 Hertz display, 5, 000 milliampere battery with 33 watt charging, 108 megapixel camera.

Speaker 2

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But again, this isn't just any normal Realme 10 Pro. It's the half Coca-Cola Realme 10 Pro. It just keeps going. Here's the,

Speaker 3

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oh my God, it's a sticker pack in the top. And then you get the phone itself, which

Speaker 2

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you're never gonna believe this, but it says Coca-Cola gigantic across the back of your phone. I like red and black. So like a little part

Speaker 3

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of me is like, Yeah, that's kind of nice.

Speaker 2

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But on the other hand, you are a billboard now for the Coca-Cola phone. That's what this is. And it keeps going. You turn on the phone, I'll show you the footage of this, but like the wallpaper included is Coca-Cola. The icon packs included are Coca-Cola.

Speaker 2

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The sounds that come out

Speaker 3

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of the phone for like the touch sounds and the ringtone are like Coca-Cola bottle sounds. So.

Speaker 2

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You didn't have to go this hard. I don't even drink Coca-Cola. I don't even like it, but I gotta have a little bit of respect for the fact that they did go absolutely to 11 with this collab. So I'm giving it an 11. It's an 11 out of

Speaker 1

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10.

Speaker 2

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This is the best brand collab I've seen in a really long time, even if

Speaker 3

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I would never buy it. We see a lot of headphones come through here, a lot of earbuds. This pair is called, it's from gravistar.com, which it says on the case, and they're called the Sirius P5s.

Speaker 2

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They're 80 bucks, and they're like a fairly normal set of earbuds. They have a IPX4, 40 hour battery life, electronic noise cancellation. They have a surprising amount of gimmicks to them for the 80 bucks. I have a slotted screwdriver here

Speaker 3

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and you'll see why in a second. First of all, this is the case. This might be the strongest spring-loaded case

Speaker 2

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I've ever seen in earbuds. You'll also notice there's lights on the back of them and lights on the back of the case. So when they're charging, it lights up green to let you know it's charging. The earbuds themselves, they kind of just look like normal old matte black AirPods, but they're like heavy and metallic and they don't really stay in my ears. So I would never be able to use these cause it's just not possible.

Speaker 2

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So that's kind of a problem for me. Here's the other gimmick though. Here's the

Speaker 3

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shtick, right? And the case within a case can actually come out of this and

Speaker 2

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go into a different design. This 1 being metal chomper here.

Speaker 3

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So what you gotta do, unscrew this flathead screw. And sure enough, This whole thing just pops right out. And then you put this tray inside of a different case, like maybe this 1. But this like customization thing with earbuds, you don't really see very much, especially in the ones we tend to look

Speaker 2

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at, which are like the Sony's, the Pixel Buds, the AirPods, that are all sort of locked in. They don't sound great and they don't stay in my ears. So again, I can't use them. I'm gonna give this a 7. What are you doing?

Speaker 3

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All right, this one's pretty simple.

Speaker 2

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This is a walkie talkie, Redivus. We didn't actually own walkie talkies and it actually will turn out to be quite useful for us in car shoots. But initially this company reached out and said, hey, we've got these radio frequency transmitters. And I

Speaker 3

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was like, yeah, I'm saying yes to everything. So yeah, here's the shipping address. And their response was, okay, perfect. Do you have a license for this 1? I said, no, I don't think

Speaker 2

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I do. I didn't want to have to go get a license. So they suggested a lower power model. Instead we ended up with this. Very out, very functional.

Speaker 2

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Walkie talkie, multi-channel. It's got the little belt loop. It's got an antenna. I believe Andrew's in the other room with the other 1. Paging Andrew, come in.

Speaker 2

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This is Astro. Ten-four.

Speaker 3

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Astro, do a dance. Ten-four.

Speaker 2

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Recalibrating. The idea is it works, which is basically all I could ask. I literally don't know what else to ask of a walkie talkie other than how far can

Speaker 3

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it go? So I'll put the number on screen for what they say this will do right there. Astro play, Never gonna give you up by Rick Astley.

Speaker 2

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Currently giving up.

Speaker 3

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Next. All right, last but not least, you've always wanted to have a multi-screen laptop. This company reached out and they make a multi-screen laptop setup. You just use your own laptop as a middle screen and then they make the 2 other screens that plug into it. It's kind of Incredible.

Speaker 3

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I've set this up. We've gotten it to work. Unfold it like that. This is what the contraption looks like. It's a lot of plastic and hinges and then a display on each side.

Speaker 3

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And then it comes with a bunch of cables in here. So if I were to use something like this, the 16 inch MacBook Pro, which it's actually perfectly sized for with these other 2 screens,

Speaker 2

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you would literally just pop it over the top like this. You can see

Speaker 3

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it adjusts in size, folds around the laptop screen. You plug all the screens in and there's your multiple displays. It is, it's kind of cool. I'm not

Speaker 2

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even gonna lie. These are each 16 inch displays with a max refresh rate of 144 Hertz. They're 2560 by 1800 LED IPS. They're not bad. They also have an anti-glare surface.

Speaker 2

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So they kind of match decently with the MacBook Pro, not perfectly. It currently works with Mac OS right now. They're planning Windows in quarter 1 2023. So that may work soon. It accomplishes the goal, 9 out of

Speaker 1

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10.

Speaker 2

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So what have we learned? Well, I actually have some learnings from all of the saying yes to pass along to you and for myself. So I'm of course in a very fortunate place where I can pull this off, where I just say yes to a bunch of stuff in my inbox and some really cool tech actually shows up at the studio, but it did shed some light on the experience for other potential creators. See, I tried to say yes to everything, but I actually wasn't able to end up with everything here at the studio. See a lot of smaller companies that reach out and want some reviews to happen of their products, they have a small allotment of products that they get to give out for reviews.

Speaker 2

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And so when they send something out, they wanna really make sure that they're getting a video out of it. And so a lot of them will try to make sure they can guarantee a video from the creator that they're emailing or even make you sign a contract saying that you will make a video on the thing if you receive it. Creators don't sign those. I did say at the beginning of that, I say no to 99% of things. And at the end of the day, that's a really good problem to have.

Speaker 2

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I'm glad this challenge is over. Thanks for watching. Catch you guys

Speaker 3

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in the next 1. Peace.

Speaker 1

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