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IHasOhm3876 karma

Do you wear pants in every video?

Marques-Brownlee7613 karma

Cannot confirm

TheCamTosh3041 karma

What is your favourite piece of useless tech?

Marques-Brownlee6869 karma

Damn that's a tough question. I almost never buy anything that I don't already have a use in mind for...

How bout decorative tech? *slowly slides dbrand skinned phone out of pocket

K5cents2429 karma

What are your thoughts on Chromebooks and Chrome OS in general, especially with the recent development of Android integration. Do you see convertible Chromebooks taking over for the failing Android tablet market? Have you tried any of the recent Chromebook devices that try to fill that niche?

Marques-Brownlee3539 karma

I've been saying year after year for the past 3 years that Chromebooks and Chrome OS are ahead of their time. But now you gotta wonder when IS "their time"?

A Chromebook still works great for my Dad and my grandparents and certain people in my life who don't need a full fledged computer. But I still haven't been able to recommend them to regular people for daily use.



If DBrand started making skins to cover your body, what color would you choose and why?

Marques-Brownlee4361 karma

Blue (da ba dee)

deathless2032205 karma

What is, in your wildest dreams, a piece of technology you wish existed?

Marques-Brownlee4421 karma

Batteries that recharge "instantly" or last forever. Whether in smartphones, laptops, or cars.

cjest2086 karma

Have any smartphone manufacturers ever invited you to participate in the product development of a new device?

Marques-Brownlee2936 karma

Once, actually. I don't even want to say who it was, but it was more than 2 years ago at a CES and it was a decent idea but I had nowhere near the amount of time needed to put into something like that.

Maybe someday in the future.

GezimS1782 karma

What does the „K“ in MKBHD stand for?

Marques-Brownlee2904 karma

The K is actually my middle initial, so it stands for my middle name.

toononto1367 karma

So what is your middle name?

Marques-Brownlee6377 karma

It's the one between my given name and my surname and I share it with a couple others in my family

smileedude5938 karma

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Am I close?

Marques-Brownlee6247 karma

It's in there.

epic_toaster1750 karma

What do you think the next breakthrough feature in smartphones will be?

Marques-Brownlee2967 karma

I kinda feel like wireless charging is ready for primetime. More smartphones are getting rid of certain ports, and charging is the last thing to go wireless.

harfistheman1699 karma

Was there ever a point in your YouTube career at any point that you considered quitting?

Marques-Brownlee2770 karma


eskemosabe1548 karma

Do you get recognized a lot in public?

Marques-Brownlee2462 karma

Not really - it's pretty rare. It mostly happens at tech-dense events like CES, etc.

FearTheZ1467 karma

Hey MKBHD, what hobby do you have that we don't know about? Love your videos btw!

Marques-Brownlee2908 karma

Most people don't know: I've been a golfer for 13 years (since I was 10). My first 2 uploads to my channel were of my golf swing for analysis by random internet strangers. Have had a single digit handicap for a couple summers.

toononto929 karma

That's actually really impressive, maybe you can make a tech related golf video in the near future, I would love that

Marques-Brownlee1435 karma

There's gotta be some golf tech out there

elastiboy1464 karma

Why Spotify over Google Music?

Marques-Brownlee2784 karma

I've honestly tried to switch before, but I mostly stick with Spotify because I have so many playlists built up that I can't be bothered to recreate in another service.

But I also love offline mode.

xd19361388 karma

Marques, big fan! Two questions.

  1. Why don't you have a Patreon or donation system of some kind, so supporters can support you?
  2. What was your original plan for MKBHD.com, and why did it change? Did you find you didn't have enough non-video content, or did you just get bored of it?

You're my favorite YouTuber, thanks for doing what you do.

Marques-Brownlee2199 karma

1: I have a "donate" link on my channel, but I don't expect people to use it much. My #1 rule on the internet is "Never charge for something that was previously free"

2: I originally planned to host all kinds of auxiliary content on the site, but pretty much found that there isn't enough of it to warrant an entire blog for it. Smartphone camera samples, for example, do just fine inside the video or on Twitter or Google+ ... so now the site is just a hub to point towards the social channels. Perhaps I'll find something cooler to do with it in the future.

adobeflashcrashed1369 karma

YouTube has seemingly been very wishy-washy recently between shady practices, algorithm glitches, and random view drops. Do you have a back up plan if YouTube doesn’t become a reliable career/income?

Marques-Brownlee3257 karma

At the end of the day my "will you leave YouTube" question comes down to the answer to the "where do you look for videos online" question.

Right now, where do you look for videos online? You go to YouTube. But if that answer changes, I'm happy to start producing for other places.

I just want to make videos.

Blakesabb3416 karma

I mostly go to pornhub to find videos online, so that could always be your fallback plan

Marques-Brownlee3755 karma

*scribbles furiously on notepad

Blikatin1263 karma

What was the most fun or interesting experience you've had reviewing a product?

Marques-Brownlee3160 karma

Love this question! I'd say flying up to Canada to mess with drones with deadmau5 is tops for me.

retnuh7301232 karma

What do you think the biggest tech trend/feature for 2017 smartphones will be?

For example, it seemed like nearly every phone in 2016 touted IP6X water resistance or a modular/expandable design and if a new phone offered neither of those features, it was considered a major con of the phone.

Thanks for your thoughts if you decide to answer, and I love your channel and crispy vids.

Marques-Brownlee3318 karma

What I hope the answer is: outstanding battery life / quick recharge

What I actually think the answer is: a headphone jack

KeixuTearraven1067 karma

Hello Marques,

What is a category of products that you don't already review, but wish you could sometime?

Marques-Brownlee1953 karma

This was asked last year! My answer was supercars. That's still my answer, but I'm way closer to that goal 🙌🏽

joevanvugt990 karma

Did you ever take film classes? Or are you just that gloriously good at it because of genetics or something?

Marques-Brownlee1900 karma

Neither. Just lots and lots of practice.

I went to an engineering school that happened to have a business school. Not much in the way of "film classes" over there, but if you shoot 800+ videos over the course of 7 years, you'll eventually start getting pretty good at it.

Varoeldurr972 karma

Hey Marques,

You mentioned that you might hire someone to work with you on your channel. What would he/she be in charge of if that ever happened? I assume you'd still want to be responsible for editing & shooting.

Marques-Brownlee1279 karma

This is a list I've been working very hard on for the last couple weeks before I actually start the search. At the end of the day, I'm still going to be in "production" but I think the first person on board will be more of a "helping hand" for a B camera, behind-the-scenes setup, etc.

Dogebolosantosi878 karma

Hey MKBHD, what do you want to see in the second interation of the pixel this year?

Marques-Brownlee1568 karma

Better build quality. The absolutely nailed the software, now they gotta absolutely nail the hardware. Plz

ajohnson1077861 karma

Least favorite part about youtube?

Marques-Brownlee5081 karma

The fact that I only have to accidentally click 1 "reaction" video to fill my recommended videos for the next month with that garbage.

JiMMyTry827 karma

What happened to the iPhone 7 review? Can we still look forward to it?

Marques-Brownlee1785 karma

The iPhone 7 final review fell behind a couple other videos, then along came the holiday gadgets and CES and time flew! So the new plan is a full sort of "6 months later" video now that everyone who's decided whether or not to buy one has made up their mind already.

People also don't talk a lot about how well smartphones age over time, so it might be time to bring back that "Revisited" series.

Blikatin818 karma

Do you think VR is here to stay or is it just a gimmick? What's your reasoning?

Marques-Brownlee1675 karma

I think it's a really really really really really really cool gimmick. Mostly because the experience has to be built around VR, not the other way around.

Augmented reality, on the other hand, is looking like the future in my opinion.

ssbpm-legonro813 karma

If you had all the money in the world, what new crazy Google research project would you fund? (Like self driving cars, glass, tango etc)

Marques-Brownlee1928 karma

Does it have to be Google? Because that Hyperloop looks pretty damn cool

-_-Gabe-_-792 karma

Obviously you have a Tesla of your own, but what do you think the upcoming Model 3 will do for the electric car industry since it's a more modest pricepoint for the average person?

Marques-Brownlee1304 karma

I HOPE the Model 3 helps to show that electric cars can be reasonable for the everyday person. Because right now the everyday person can't afford most practical electric cars. Chevy Volt is as close as it gets.

But because of how dope Model S has been, there's a lot of hype among people who want the same quality at a lower price. Fingers crossed it happens soon.

ArthurBienSur752 karma

Hey Marques! You always wear dope hoodies, where do you get them from?

Marques-Brownlee1102 karma

I literally buy 90%+ of my clothes online. Tons of good hoodies on Amazon, just gotta take an educated guess with sizing.

OnAHunna729 karma

Do you ever feel pressured to give certain company's products good reviews to retain access to their pre released products?

Marques-Brownlee1148 karma

Nope. I hope the best companies will take the early feedback/reviews and put that info back into their product, actually.

tutaneseren709 karma

What happened to the Honey Cheerios?

Marques-Brownlee979 karma

They still lurk in the background if you keep your eye out

TacticalVape707 karma

Did you have a job before making it big on YouTube?

Marques-Brownlee1319 karma

Yup I was a caddy at a local golf course for 2 summers (loved/hated/loved that job) and I worked at the Liberty Science center for a summer too.

Spacegeek912679 karma

Hey MKBHD! What has to have been one of the most surreal experiences that have come from being a big YouTuber?

Marques-Brownlee1745 karma

Neil DeGrasse Tyson interviewing me, instead of the the other way around

Spikezillian605 karma

Are you excited to try out the Nintendo Switch once it’s released?

Also, has your feelings on console gaming changed in the past few years?

Marques-Brownlee798 karma

I'm sorta loosely interested in new console stuff. PS4 is my most recent obsession. 2K in 4K

iGotYourPistola594 karma

Let's be real here, you're saying "I'm KBHD here" in all of your intros, right?

Marques-Brownlee260 karma

I've never heard that until now but I'm gonna start saying that on random videos and see if anyone notices the difference.

TenNineteenOne584 karma

How do you like your eggs?

Marques-Brownlee1642 karma


Marques-Brownlee1768 karma

why would you gild that

frwms555 karma

Hey Marques,

where do you see yourself in 20 years?

Marques-Brownlee1820 karma

The funny thing about that question is I'm 23 so I have literally no clue. If you asked me 10 years ago where I saw myself in 10 years I definitely wouldn't have said "full time tech video maker" so I'm basically taking a wild stab at it...

In 20 years I'll be uploading a video from Mars

willsmye510 karma

Favourite Kanye album?

Marques-Brownlee1343 karma


-RL-412 karma

If you didn't get the Tesla, what would you be driving?

Marques-Brownlee476 karma

No idea - nothing comes close. I'd probably still be driving my first car, a hybrid.

JulienDark407 karma

Do you have a boyfriend/girlfriend?

ownage516387 karma

I think he'll say his "camera" or "video is bae".

Marques-Brownlee1057 karma

video is bae

Davidjill398 karma

Hi Marques, who is your favorite service carrier and why? My favorite is T-Mobile.

Marques-Brownlee659 karma

I don't really have a favorite carrier because they all kinda suck in some way - but my current daily SIM is AT&T. It used to be Verizon for a couple of years but almost no phones that come out these days work with Verizon so it was a no-brainer to switch.

Snapplecap94381 karma

Hey Marques,

I’m a big fan of your tech content but was always curious about your Ultimate experiences. What was your favorite play/tournament/memory from your Ultimate career and do you still play?

Also congrats on making the 2016 MLU All-League First Team Defense! I went to HS with another member of that team!

Marques-Brownlee675 karma

Thank you! My favorite ultimate play I've ever made isn't on video, but I pretty much jumped over a kid in high school. But this was cool: https://twitter.com/mkbhd/status/716444321734664193

Techybadge318 karma

I've noticed that you frequently change the zoom between shots in videos. Just out of curiosity are you physically changing the zoom on the lens or are you cropping it in post because you have a huge 8k res to work with? I noticed this a lot in the smartphone awards 2016 and it looked like you would have had to get up and walk around the table for every shot if you were adjusting it physically it on the lens.

Marques-Brownlee418 karma

So for that video it's cropping. That video was shot on a prime with the camera out of reach, so any change in focal length was digital zoom. Gotta love 8K for that.

In other shots, it can change with a physical move though.

elpadrin0244 karma

How tall are you?

Marques-Brownlee469 karma


JayCon098184 karma

Who are some of your favorite YouTubers that I should be watching? Any smaller channels that deserve a shoutout?

Marques-Brownlee341 karma

I watch so many tech channels,. My favorite way of finding new channels is to search for something like "____ Review" (any device) then go to the second page and you'll find plenty of dedicated tech channels you've never seen.

MacroFlash181 karma

Have you ever been approached about consulting/designing a phone for a manufacturer to be something close to your perfect smartphone? Any idea what that would look like in present day?

Do you ever anticipate that the focus of your YouTube Channel will move away from smartphones?

I know you’ve mentioned hiring people to help with your videos. Do you have a vision on how big of a company/operation you’d like to have?

Are there any significant challenges being based out of the northeast when a lot of tech companies are based out of California? (I know most major ones probably have NYC offices)

Marques-Brownlee200 karma

Answered the first one a little earlier

Yeah I think the channel will expand in a way that focuses on more than just smartphones. Obviously they're the core of the devices I look at most often, but there's so much more tech that's interesting and worth showing! Case in point: My last 2 videos are car tech

I plan on expanding veeeeeerry slowly and veeeery carefully. I could see it being a 2/3 person operation for the next couple years.

Being NYC-based has been great! Obviously LA is the YouTube capital of the world but there's plenty in the tech world that happens in NY so I don't have many challenges with that other than the tunnel traffic

ReallyGoodUsername175 karma

How's Apollo doing?

Marques-Brownlee287 karma

Everything's fixed, so back to daily driver material

darthmtb147 karma

If you could change one thing about your Tesla, what would it be and why?

Marques-Brownlee246 karma

This legit too me longer than most other questions haha - I'm gonna go with the horn.

jmiller97141 karma

Favorite new tech from this years CES?

Marques-Brownlee264 karma

That Dell 8K display. I want to get my hands on it so bad.

OriginalSuspended112 karma

Whats your favourite Subreddit?

miladmaz1296 karma

What phones are you most hyped for this year?

Marques-Brownlee288 karma

The next Pixel, the 10th iPhone and Samsung's comeback

seon_j88 karma

What camera's have you used over the entirety of the time you've been a YouTuber? I'm a freelance videographer and am always curious as to the tools others choose to use

Marques-Brownlee194 karma

HP Pavilion dv7t webcam

Sanyo Xacti CG10

Canon t2i

Canon 60D

Canon 5D MKIII

Canon C100

RED Scarlet

RED Epic-W

RED Epic Dragon

RED Weapon Dragon

RED Weapon Helium

notwantthat75 karma


I really like the production quality and insight of your videos. I’m starting to wonder if any of these videos are being sponsored though? Specifically, the Apple, Jaybird, Mercedes seem as if the companies may be paying you to cover their product? Is this occurring or are they just offering you early/exclusive access? If you do get sponsored to review a product, would you disclose within the video?

Marques-Brownlee209 karma

So I do definitely disclose every time a video is sponsored (meaning I was compensated for it). Legally you have to.

But sponsored MKBHD videos are extremely rare. Last one was the Google Store video. Last one before that was the Custom Live Cases video 8 months ago.

I always see comments on videos claiming I was paid to like something - if I got paid as much as I got accused of getting paid, I'd be in a different league haha

Something I get sometimes (like with Apple, Mercedes, Jaybird, etc) is early access, which technically isn't sponsorship, but I'm also disclosing that more often as well so it's clear.

None of this ever changes my opinion of their product.

blastinmypants71 karma

Hey man. HUGE fan. I've got a few questions.

1. At what point during your Youtube career was your mind blown by all the publicity. I mean did you ever think EVER that you'd end up a HUGE youtuber?

2. Was it hard for you to record face-speaking videos (basically where you just talk about stuff) did you have to do a bunch of outtakes until you got it right or was it very fluid for you?

3. How Productive is it to be an Amazon Affiliate?

4. When and how did you meet the rest of the boys like: Austin Evans, Unbox Therapy, Linus, and Jonathan Morrison from---- Teedle-dee :)))) I love saying it like that Teedle-dee(tld)

anyway, love your vids. keep up the good work!

Marques-Brownlee107 karma

1: My mind was blown pretty early, but I think that helped me get used to the scale. When you have 0 subscribers it's pretty mind-blowing for 115 people to see your new video in a week. Picture 115 people in a room!

2: I did struggle with this early. For a while I stopped showing my face because I wanted the gadget to be the star of the show. But I also realized the importance of being personal.

3: Amazon Affiliates is about 15% of what I earn each month, so it makes perfect sense for me. Super unobtrusive and frictionless.

4: I've met all of these guys through events like CES and product launches!

KevOR2064 karma

When did you start using red gear and why. Also how did you afford it at the time?

Marques-Brownlee114 karma

So it started when I was shooting with the Canon C100 for about a year and loved everything about it. Except the lack of 4K. If only I could fine a cinema camera with colors as nice as the C100, dynamic range as wide but shoots 4K

Rented the RED Scarlet for a week and was hooked within 45 seconds of reviewing the first footage. There rest is history.