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When you buy a new product, you probably take everything out of the box without much of a second thought. After all, you just want to get at what’s inside, right?
However, videos of people unpacking a new technology product, called unboxing, have become a huge trend online. They’re useful if you’re considering buying something and want to see what exactly comes with it. But they’re also great to see a product in real life without any advertising, or just to check out cool products for fun.
Here are some of the best tech unboxing channels on YouTube.
UrAvgConsumer’s channel is built around all the technology we use every day. You’ll find reviews of phones and computers, accessories for game consoles, and much more. However, the reason for including it on this list is the channel’s Massive Tech Unboxing videos.
Instead of one-off unboxing videos, UrAvgConsumer regularly uploads mega-videos where he unboxes tons of products at once. If you’re not looking for specific products and enjoy the thrill of unboxing the unknown, you’ll love them.
The above is the channel’s latest massive tech unboxing video at the time of writing. Watch as he unwraps battery cases, a new mouse, some video games, and more!
If you prefer single unboxing videos instead of major compilations, you’ll find some of those here too. This one shows off the unboxing process for the Galaxy S10+ and Galaxy Buds accessory. Speaking of which, check out what you should know about the Galaxy S10.
Here’s a similar tech-focused channel with an emphasis on smartphones. You’ll find its videos are mostly comprised of impressions, roundups, reviews, and similar. To that end, Tim Schofield regularly uploads unboxing videos of the latest phones.
One of his newest unboxings shows the Oppo R17, a mid-range phone similar to OnePlus devices. You’ll appreciate the close-up look at each item in the box.
And aside from just the unboxing, Schofield takes you through the setup process so you can see what the device looks like when it’s being used.
Interested in tech other than phones? Schofield also looks at laptops, projectors, and similar. The above video walks through the Huawei MateBook 13, a MacBook Air competitor.
Make sure to watch in 4K if you have a compatible display.
3. Hassan Ahmed
While this channel isn’t as popular as some of the others on the list, we’ve included it for a specific reason. Hassan Ahmed has the best YouTube channel for unboxing videos of Nintendo’s Amiibo.
If you aren’t familiar, Amiibo are toys-to-life figurines Nintendo releases alongside certain games. They have NFC functionality in their base, enabling you to scan and use them in compatible titles.
While Nintendo offers many lines of Amiibo, they were introduced and popularized with the launch of Super Smash Bros. for Wii U. The above video is the first in a playlist that shows him unboxing every Smash Bros. Amiibo released. If you enjoy them, make sure to check out the newer Amiibo unboxing videos on his channel.
Even if you don’t care for Amiibo, you’ll find other unboxing videos here too. Check out this one of the special Nintendo Switch Joy-Con for Pokémon Let’s Go: Pikachu and Eevee.
We had to include Unbox Therapy, one of the most well-known and most subscribed-to tech channels. After all, unboxing is in its name, and it’s been making videos since 2011.
Despite this, a lot of Unbox Therapy’s recent content doesn’t actually involve unboxing. But it still does so from time to time, so we’re including it.
The above video features the unboxing of a $1,300 Bluetooth speaker, which is ridiculously expensive. It’s a good example of how an unboxing video can show off cool tech you wouldn’t otherwise be able to check out.
For a more practical application, this one shows off the unboxing of every iPhone XR model. Of course, the colors don’t affect the device itself, but it’s a good way to see how the color you’re interested in looks.
The last unboxing channel on the list is unfortunately not in English. However, we include it due to the sheer number of products it has unboxed. You’ll find a much larger variety here beyond the typical smartphones and computers. Tech Unboxing features videos unpacking monitors, drones, speakers, cheap gadgets, and more.
Even though you probably won’t be able to understand what he’s saying, you can still get a good look at what’s inside the box.
This video looks at the budget LCARE smartwatch and what it can do with a connected Android phone.
For something different, have a look at this unboxing of an Adcom monitor.
Unbox the World
These are just a few of the many YouTube channels that focus on the unboxing of tech gadgets. You’ll find many more one-off videos unboxing all sorts of tech, so you can get a look at something before you buy it.
Inspired to try your hand making your own videos? Then check out our guide to making unboxing videos people will love.
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