The Best Tech Reviewers on YouTube Who Give Great Advice

Joel Lee 09-02-2016

There was once a time when the Internet was nothing but text and images. Now, YouTube is the third-largest site in the world 12 Social Media Facts and Statistics You Should Know in 2016 Here are some interesting facts and statistics about the social media landscape that show where we are today and where we might eventually end up during 2016. Read More and video has taken its place on the throne as king of the Internet. If you want to find some of the best tech content on the Web, YouTube should be your first stop.

Think about it. Technology is a very hands-on subject, and you can only go so far using text and images. Video is the clearest way to demonstrate an object’s appearance and functionality. Is it any wonder why there are, for example, so many helpful YouTube channels for Apple fans The 7 Leading YouTube Channels For All Things Apple Hardly a month goes by that Apple doesn't release or update a new product or piece of software. Trying to keep up with all the best iOS apps and Apple-related accessories can be a little... Read More ?

But because there are thousands of tech reviewers on YouTube, you might find it difficult to find the good ones. Here are our recommendations. Check them out and don’t be surprised if you end up binge-watching them for hours on end The 13 Best YouTube Channels to Binge-Watch Here are the best YouTube channels to binge-watch, ensuring you'll never get bored whether at home or on the move. Read More !

Mobile Reviews: MKBHD

MKBHD, or Marques Brownlee, is one of the most well-known tech reviewers on YouTube — yet even with that distinction, there are still so many people who haven’t heard of him. Whenever tech reviewers are discussed, his name always comes up. That’s how beloved his videos are.

What’s most impressive is that he’s only in his early twenties and started doing his videos when he was still in his teens. He’s liked mostly for his articulate speech and high production value, but has been criticized for not being in-depth enough. (Personally, I think they’re plenty informative for the average consumer.)

MKBHD actually reviews all kinds of gadgets and hardware, but primarily focuses on mobile phones and tablets (both Android and Apple) and that’s what most people watch him for.

Mobile Reviews: PocketNow

Michael Fisher of PocketNow is one of the most highly-praised reviewers in the Android community. Not that he only reviews Android devices — he has covered Apple and Windows devices many times — but Android users seem to be his primary fanbase for whatever reason.

Like MKBHD, PocketNow videos have solid production value and they’re lovely to watch, but the information is backed by a healthy dose of unbiased expertise, something that’s hard to find in a lot of YouTube reviewers. This is important for making good purchasing decisions that aren’t driven by emotion.

Laptop Reviews: MobileTechReview

MobileTechReview is such a wonderful resource for anyone who’s sick of shallow YouTube reviews. The videos on this channel are incredibly in-depth, with each review averaging around 15 to 20 minutes in length (compared to a typical review which might be 5 to 10 minutes).

Without exaggerating, I think MobileTechReview is one of the best channels on YouTube, period. Lisa Gade really knows her stuff and there’s no one who can guide you better than her when it comes to making a smart mobile device purchase. She may lack personality, but some — including myself — may actually prefer that.

Note that Lisa covers all kinds of devices in her reviews, but her laptop reviews (and laptop comparisons) are especially good.

Gadget Reviews: OT4Tech

OT4Tech is run by Jonathan Casey, an occupational therapist who loves gadgets for all of the convenience and possibilities they offer. This channel is where he can freely express that passion in the form of gadget reviews.

His videos are somewhat jarring at first as their format is a bit different from the usual YouTube review. At times, they even feel a bit like product infomercials. But you’ll get over it soon enough, and once you do, you’ll see the value in what he reviews.

Camera Reviews: DigitalRev TV

Of the many YouTube channels for photographers Learning Photography: 5 YouTube Channels to Become a Pro There are hundreds of channels dedicated to photography lessons. The good ones are buried in the noise. We picked five of the best for you. Read More , DigitalRev TV is notable because it strikes the perfect balance between humorous and informative. Their DSLR reviews are their claim to fame, and in terms of sheer review volume, few other channels can compete.

But the channel isn’t limited to DSLRs only. They also review all kinds of camera lenses 5 Common Camera Lenses and When to Use Them Wondering what camera lens to use? Here are several common camera lenses, what they're good for, and when you should use them. Read More , point-and-shoots, camera bags, tripods, and other accessories that are significant enough to cover. Peppered between reviews are other videos, some which are lighthearted fun and others which are educational.

Camera Reviews: TheCameraStoreTV

DigitalRev TV might be the more fun and popular channel, but TheCameraStoreTV is where you’ll want to go for in-depth camera reviews that actually show the true potential in each piece of gear.

As you’ll see, their field tests are some of the most helpful videos because they show you what the camera can produce. It’s not just words and specifications. You’re seeing real results, which is immensely useful when you want to buy a camera but can’t try it out for yourself.

So whether you’re looking to buy your very first camera The Best Entry-Level DSLRs For New Photographers If you want to take your photography skills to the next level, or you know someone else who does, then there's no better way than to enter the world of DSLR cameras. Read More or you want to progress further by replacing the camera you currently have From Beginner To Enthusiast: Replacing Your First Digital SLR If you want to upgrade your digital SLR, then you should. But there may be a few things you need to consider before you part with your cash... Read More , TheCameraStoreTV will come in handy. In my opinion, the best time to watch their videos is when you’ve already narrowed down your choices but can’t make that final decision.

PC Hardware Reviews: 3DGAMEMAN

A lot of PC enthusiasts tend to flock to the same handful of reviewers that everyone mostly knows about already — LinusTechTips comes to mind — but there’s one YouTube reviewer who puts out quality reviews yet doesn’t have a significant following. This is a travesty.

3DGAMEMAN covers all kinds of PC hardware, including headsets, mice, keyboards, microphones, speakers, network routers, and even PC tower cases. He’s a gamer so the reviews are influenced in that direction, but even if you don’t play games, there’s a lot you can learn from his videos.

General Reviews: Tested

Tested is not a tech-centric review channel, but they do have reviews and they do cover a lot of techy things. So if you find yourself confused by their coffee and food videos, feel free to ignore them and just move onto their other awesome reviews.

Seriously, their coverage is all over the place: laptops, drones, virtual reality headsets, monitors, cameras, robots, smartphones, and more. There’s no real rhyme or reason here. The Tested crew will review anything and everything as long as they think it’s conceptually awesome.

Gaming Reviews: The Cynical Brit

Game reviewers are a dime a dozen on YouTube The Top 5 YouTube Video Game Reviewers If you are developing an addiction to video gaming, there are several popular YouTube game reviewers who will help feed your hunger for hours and hours. I interviewed my 10 year-old son, the resident expert... Read More , but there’s one personality that really sticks out from the rest: TotalBiscuit, also known as The Cynical Brit. The man is an iconic figure in the gaming community and was instrumental in the success of many indie games (due to his reviews).

To be clear, TotalBiscuit doesn’t actually review games in the way that IGN or GameSpot do. Instead, he records himself playing and provides commentary on various aspects of said games, which you could interpret as informal reviews. Some might even say he’s similar to Zero Punctuation The 10 Greatest Hits Of Zero Punctuation Reviews Video game reviews are notoriously hard to judge, as a genre that one person loves will be hated by another. Using websites which draw reviews from numerous sources in order to give an average score,... Read More in that regard.

Either way, if you want to know more about a game, his videos are a good place to start. Whether you like what he offers or not will depend on your own personal tastes.

What Are Your Favorite Channels?

We all know there are lots of YouTube channels worth subscribing to 10 Amazing YouTube Channels You Should Subscribe To Read More , but hidden among the millions of channels you can find plenty of awesome technology-related channels too 10 Technology YouTube Channels You Can't Miss Read More . These reviewers are just the tip of the iceberg. We know there are many more out there.

So help us out! Tell us about your favorite reviewers on YouTube and why you like them so much. Doesn’t matter if they’re popular or unknown. Share with us in the comments below!

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  1. TONY
    December 1, 2016 at 8:05 am

    Personally, Dave Lee's channel is the best tech channel. His video quality is also amazing

  2. Ramay
    February 12, 2016 at 9:06 am

    I Like "Jimmy a Geek" Rant on Tech

  3. Sanket
    February 10, 2016 at 1:52 pm

    For Laptop, I like Dave Lee's reviews the most. His reviews are always precise, short and covers everything that a normal or an extensive user needs to know about any new devices.

    Same goes with both Austin Evans and Jonathan Morrison. I am huge fan of both.

    • Joel Lee
      February 12, 2016 at 3:27 am

      Austin Evans and Jonathan Morrison would've been on the list if I had room for a few more. Definitely good ones worth bringing up. I don't think I've seen Dave Lee's reviews though, so thanks for that, Sanket! I'll go check 'em out. :)

  4. Abin
    February 10, 2016 at 10:46 am

    I am a fan of UnboxTherapy where he introduce many cool gadgets. He is a funny man.

    • Johnny
      February 10, 2016 at 1:22 pm

      I would definitely have included UnboxTherapy. Lew is awesome and covers such a wide range of things all over the price scale

    • Joel Lee
      February 12, 2016 at 3:26 am

      UnboxTherapy was one of the ones I considered, and it just barely got cut at the end in favor of more channel variety. But you're right, UnboxTherapy is nice and worthy of a mention!