This year felt like the one I joined my kids and watched more ‘TV’ on YouTube than any other platform.
So here, in no particular order, are some of the channels that I’ve enjoyed most over the last 12 months.
Check out iPhonedo for great tech reviews with a unique sense of humour that provides useful real world information in an entertaining way.
GoPro Fusion — In-Depth Review [4K]
GoPro Fusion — 5.2K 360° Sample Footage
Hasselblad X1D — The Review [4K]
The Techmoan channel started life mainly with dash cam reviews but has morphed into an incredibly engaging series on tech and vintage Hi Fi.
Yi 360 VR vs Ricoh Theta V – 360º Cameras Head to Head
The most expensive music format (in the world)
What’s in the STAR WARS 40th Anniversary Vinyl Soundtrack Box Set
If you watched the Gadget Show back in the good old days then you’ll know Jason Bradbury. His channel has lit up this year as he sold his house and has set off to take his family on a World Trip filled with fun, entertainment, education and tech.
FAMILY WORLD TRIP VLOG#11 | YOUTUBE SURF CHALLENGE
PORTABLE WIRELESS PROJECTOR | BenQ GS1
WORTH THE MONEY? | GoPro Hero Black 6
For me The Verge is the best tech news site around and their videos are excellent. Always the first place I go to for a video review of the latest gear.
The best phone for video recording
Why Nintendo Switch is the most innovative game console in years
Camera shootout: iPhone X vs. Pixel 2 vs. Note 8
Marques Brownlee (MKBHD) produces some slick tech review videos on smart phones and other tech.
Apple Admits Slowing Down Old iPhones? Ask MKBHD V23!
Smartphone Awards 2017!
Google Home Max Review: $400 Smart Speaker?
Leo Laporte’s This Week in Tech (TWiT) channel covers all their major shows plus chops up the longer ones into more accessible bite size pieces too.
Will Robots Take Your Job?
The $200 Billion High Speed Network We Paid for, but Never Received
Apple Throttling Processor Speeds for iPhones with Old Batteries
One of uncle Elon’s companies that I follow closely. Watching live streams of those stage one landings never gets old. Once subscribed you can set YouTube reminders to notify you when the live launch broadcasts start.
SpaceX | McGregor, TX
Smarter Every Day
Destin Sandlin’s enthusiasm for turning science into fun is infectious. Lots of super slow mo’s and amazing discoveries.
How to record Slow Motion Sounds (Exploding Tomato at 60,000fps) – Smarter Every Day 184
The Orphanage WE Built – Smarter Every Day 183
Dominoes – HARDCORE Mode – Smarter Every Day 182
Fully Charged Show
Bit of a cross-over this one. Robert Llewellyn of Scrapheap Challenge fame has become the poster boy for EVs and Renewable Energy in the UK and further afield. The channel has grown a lot this year and now features Jonny Smith (5th Gear) as a co-host.
2017 Christmas Special | Fully Charged
Nissan Leaf 2018 | Fully Charged
Power Houses, Small Cars | Fully Charged News
Jay Leno’s Garage
Talk Show host Jay Leno covers his famous car collection as well as visitors to his garage with their motors. My favourite episodes are the regular ‘Restoration Blog’ videos that document the on-going projects to bring classic and vintage vehicles back to life.
1942 Dodge Carryall – Jay Leno’s Garage
1965 Bizzarrini – Jay Leno’s Garage
1968 Dodge Charger RTR – Jay Leno’s Garage
Short videos following the development of the Roborace car, being created for a motorsport series where the cars drive themselves using AI, rather than relying on a fleshy carbon life form.
Devbot Fully Autonomous Flying Lap in Hong Kong
Nicki Shields Flying Lap in DevBot | Hong Kong
Human vs Machine | Nicki Shields races an autonomous car | Roborace
Kai Man Wong left DigitalRev TV a while back and started up on his own. While most of his videos masquerade as comedy, they do reveal an interesting conclusion.
Hasselblad X1D – 50MP Medium Format Mirrorless Camera Review!
Nikon D850 – Best Camera of 2017?
Sony RX0 vs GoPro Hero 6 – The GoPro Killer?
Lok Cheung, Kai’s sidekick from DigitalRev TV, also made the break in 2017 and his calmer approach can be equally informative.
My Colour Correct workflow feat. new Final Cut Pro X 10.4: LokTalk Top Tips #3
Kai talk shxt in Mayfair (literally); Rita in London too!
Kai’s new London apartment!
Mike Browne’s videos are welcomed break from the tech. Concentrating on things like composition rather than gear, I’ve found his channel to be one of the most helpful to my photo game.
Happy Christmas & 2018 from Mike Browne
My why – Mike Browne LIve
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While we’re here, sometimes you’ve only got a couple of minutes to spare, so what’s better than keeping up to date with the latest movie trailers around.
Paddington 2 Trailer #2 (2018) | Movieclips Trailers
All the Money in the World Trailer (2017) | ‘Review’ | Movieclips Trailers
Den of Thieves Final Trailer (2017) | Movieclips Trailers
Let us know your favourite YouTube channels in the comments section below.