The WORST Product I've ever LOVED - Nubia Alpha Wrist-phone

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  • Published on Apr 24, 2019
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    The Nubia Alpha Wrist Phone with it's flexible display is really pushing the boundaries of what a wearable can be, and although it's a pretty bad time to use now, it certainly has potential.
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  • Menthol
    Menthol 3 days ago

    Something tells me it's all about the "experience"... On topic tho, 2x3wide with maybe a slide up 2nd screen?

  • Mass india
    Mass india 5 days ago

    Its can't be worst product. Probably they didn't pay him for good feedback.

  • Stas Esipov
    Stas Esipov 6 days ago

    I became sad when I saw Jibo, even I never owned one, its words before shut down broke my heart :,(

  • Sv4zer
    Sv4zer 7 days ago +1

    Its used probably only for *flexing* on your friends

    If you have friends...

  • Jeroen Bax
    Jeroen Bax 8 days ago

    thexvid.com/video/YAs-fbota-M/video.html JerryRig

  • Rossiko
    Rossiko 10 days ago

    If it went to -60,000, that most likely means the cap is 60,000 per day. Wouldn’t that be bad for someone who might do a marathon?

  • Lorne Grimmer
    Lorne Grimmer 10 days ago

    you know you can flip the watch to under your wrist and then it would make more sense for the video calling and the pay stuff

  • Andy Young
    Andy Young 11 days ago

    I've always loved the sort of 'industrial punk' (i guess?) type sci fi/future/alien/whatever style (think 9th and 10th Doctor set design), and this feels like that type of tech but with a semi-contemporary take on it. In other words, it's that but slightly less bulk, no hardware keyboard, and significantly less grimy-looking

  • Alucard Hellsing
    Alucard Hellsing 11 days ago

    love that jibo tshirt

  • Goreface69
    Goreface69 11 days ago

    Who's the cinematographer?

  • Felenov-official
    Felenov-official 11 days ago

    I have a Gear S3. Absolutely fine. I even developed apps for it.

  • mams1701
    mams1701 12 days ago

    Wow.. This is a rough to follow review man... Why not tell us what those alerts were: were they errors or what..? What did you mean by 'of it stays paired for more than a few hours at a time..'? Can you give some indication of what you meant by 'buggy day'...? Can you talk about what phone you are using with it and the connection /pairing ease or difficulty? Can you discuss the app on the phone...? How many crashes and did you see a trend..? Wow man.. Sorry to nitpick but was looking for information and got very little...

  • Ivan Diaz Capt
    Ivan Diaz Capt 12 days ago

    Love for the star camera man in this episode, beautiful man! Keep it comin!

  • matteoc98
    matteoc98 12 days ago +1

    Man.. David b-roll is probably the best and funniest b-roll I have ever seen hahahaha

  • GrandeTaco
    GrandeTaco 13 days ago

    You owe your watch steps, better get moving.

  • P1lot
    P1lot 14 days ago

    geesh the audio quality of this vid is shit... sorry guys, love your vids, but your audio is getting worse and worse instead of better....

  • Jonas Guthrie
    Jonas Guthrie 14 days ago

    The gesture mode would be perfect if you where eating greasy food.

  • CORZER0
    CORZER0 14 days ago

    Show the watch, not your face.

  • Disco Dog
    Disco Dog 14 days ago

    I’m a highschool student and can confirm that if someone who wears that asked me out, or if I asked someone out wearing that, someone will end up getting a brutal rejection.
    I mean, it’s a cool product but it’s almost as ugly as I am lmao

  • Rahul Singh
    Rahul Singh 14 days ago +2

    who is here after watching jerry rigs everything

  • eri
    eri 15 days ago

    Wow i want one

  • logan paul
    logan paul 15 days ago

    His voice needs to break sounds like someone has his balls in a vice lol

  • Matt Harden
    Matt Harden 15 days ago

    Dumb as Apple Watch

  • Sebastian m
    Sebastian m 15 days ago

    What?! A flexible OLED somehow correlates to interactive holograms.🤦‍♂️
    Rabbit trail? Fricking moose trail!

  • Jake
    Jake 15 days ago +45

    I want a slap bracelet phone. Bends around the wrist, but you can take it off and make it straight.
    DO IT PHONE COMPANIES.

    • Steve V
      Steve V 7 days ago

      Already done. They "can't make in straight." {ROFL!}

    • Pokemon Family Is Life 2
      Pokemon Family Is Life 2 14 days ago +2

      Why Can't They Make It Gay.

    • Disco Dog
      Disco Dog 14 days ago +2

      Jake Honestly that’s one of the coolest ideas I’ve heard in a while. If a company actually made that, I would buy like 50 of them

  • ydn
    ydn 15 days ago

    Love your shirt. 👍

  • Simon Deelstra
    Simon Deelstra 15 days ago +1

    I wanna watch a 21:9 movie on that screen

  • gameflux
    gameflux 15 days ago

    Not for me !

  • maximillian Bus
    maximillian Bus 15 days ago +8

    I am here from Jerry Rig Everything:)
    (I actually watched this before too)

  • Francisco Bastos
    Francisco Bastos 15 days ago

    If the beard is not cared for, it looks really gross

  • Javi Star
    Javi Star 15 days ago

    5:02 bad date or something lol

  • LittleWhole Gaming
    LittleWhole Gaming 15 days ago +1

    When I first watched it I actually thought the intro was an ad for Nubia

  • Master Adit
    Master Adit 15 days ago +2

    Just don't drop it.

  • Shilvio D. Linton
    Shilvio D. Linton 15 days ago

    Could design a fold-able cuff. It should transform from a bracelet to a phone. That'd be cool.

  • ANTARIKSH BORGOHAIN
    ANTARIKSH BORGOHAIN 15 days ago +2

    4:28 so Thor reads emails now????

  • NwJonathans
    NwJonathans 15 days ago +1

    I'm waiting for the Nubia Omega

  • Chas Welch
    Chas Welch 15 days ago

    What's a nubian?

    • Khepralife
      Khepralife 15 days ago

      The people that civilized your people.

  • gooch201012
    gooch201012 16 days ago

    😍 I would love this myself. This thing as a just a regular watch or a smart watch with a bigger screen ⏰

  • MonkaS
    MonkaS 16 days ago

    Koss what a tbt I thought they were dead

  • Just Chilling
    Just Chilling 17 days ago

    I kinda wish Apple would make the apple watch independent, not because I would buy one, but because other companies would actually start making wrist phones.

  • MaclikesInfinite
    MaclikesInfinite 18 days ago

    666 dislikes

  • metroidfan220
    metroidfan220 18 days ago

    RIP Jibo

  • dogecoin millionaire
    dogecoin millionaire 18 days ago +1

    Can you play tetris on that thing?👀

  • xorkatoss
    xorkatoss 18 days ago +1

    they need to remove those chunky things at the sides and make it all screen! we don't need a stupid camera...

  • Bird Person
    Bird Person 18 days ago

    Can I just get a Pip-Boy?

  • Max Jacobi
    Max Jacobi 18 days ago

    So now I know Linus' code for dead products.

  • Fandabidozi
    Fandabidozi 18 days ago

    why not make a smart pocket watch

  • Jack
    Jack 18 days ago

    I like some big ol Nubian milkers...

  • Leering1
    Leering1 18 days ago

    Good review but....Naomi 'SexyCyborg' Wu did i better

    • Dmitrij Vladimirov
      Dmitrij Vladimirov 18 days ago

      Definitely. Linus catastrophically lacks of two giant tits.

  • Heyu Deuphus
    Heyu Deuphus 19 days ago

    Camera needs to be on inside wrist for video chat. That would place your hand in the same position as if you were holding a cell phone without having to tilt your hand to properly frame the phone.

  • ElMariachi
    ElMariachi 19 days ago

    I don't think you can count smartphones, tablets and such as reinvented personal computers, becase they never will be able for replaving a PC completely. It's quite the opposite, people are just wasting time for useless bullshit on those anti productive manifestations of digital idiocy. And in current society there clearly is a strong vibe of doing thing half assed and quick and dirty, but never ever sophisticated and close to perfection again. Just one symptom of generation smartphone. Not smart at all.

  • Zavier
    Zavier 19 days ago

    Ironically wearing a Jibo shirt


    Edit: someone already said that

  • Jurgis Florijonas Vaiginis

    poor Jibo

  • A. G.
    A. G. 20 days ago

    If they remove those flaps on the sides, then it would be a perfect design, because now, that thing looks like that thing that girls put in their vaginas.

  • Johann smith
    Johann smith 20 days ago

    It's a design ERROR to have the screen go past the wrist-bone, our arms don't rotate that way, they rotate on the inner wrist, which is where most of the screen should have wrapped around.
    I never enjoyed wearing a watch, so I'm going to pass completely on such devices.
    I hope yall enjoy them though!

  • heyidiot
    heyidiot 20 days ago

    Dude's been taking hand-waving lessons from Beto O'Rourke. It's giving me motion sickness.

  • Felipe Ortiz
    Felipe Ortiz 21 day ago

    It reminds me of the Nokia 888 concept design

  • Tom Kinsey
    Tom Kinsey 21 day ago

    Are you advertising the Jibo Robot with the shirt?

  • Kralko Velky
    Kralko Velky 22 days ago

    how do manufacturers not realize the utter inferiority of all wearables to phones simply because you can use a phone in one hand

  • BlueMew
    BlueMew 22 days ago +1

    Pebble time

  • Tobi Olusola
    Tobi Olusola 22 days ago +1

    The symbolism in that jibo shirt was mad.

  • RantingBrownGuy
    RantingBrownGuy 22 days ago

    I think Linus just solved the teen pregnancy single-handedly

  • Nithin Danday
    Nithin Danday 22 days ago +1

    Please do a review of the HoloLens 2

  • Gurkirat Singh
    Gurkirat Singh 23 days ago +1

    2:56 Look at this scary future, what's to come.

  • CriticoolHit
    CriticoolHit 23 days ago

    If you can teach a dumb rich 14 year old girl to use it. It will sell like wildfire. The world as a whole wants this.

  • Robbin Milatz
    Robbin Milatz 23 days ago +1

    So what has been your favourite smartwatch? I'm interested in buying one, but I'm not trusting any user reviews or sponsored website comparisons any longer.

  • Ezra Moore
    Ezra Moore 24 days ago

    I'd buy it if it were android

  • Weasle 65
    Weasle 65 24 days ago

    3:58; this b-roll kills me

  • Matt Andrews
    Matt Andrews 24 days ago

    A flexible display outdoing the Samsung Fold. 'Nuf said.

  • Jimmy Scott
    Jimmy Scott 24 days ago

    I wonder if it would work any better if you wear it like most runner wear their watches with the face inward toward you (so the bottom side of your wrist)

  • Dr Pop Pimple
    Dr Pop Pimple 24 days ago

    Oh My Goodness Wormss x1000 in eat >>>>>>> thexvid.com/video/ceXFTOFP7nM/video.html

  • Mike Loeven
    Mike Loeven 24 days ago

    needs to be wider more scifi gauntlet less watch i mean FFS why has none made a smart device that covers the whole forearm with a large 1080p - 4k screen

  • Xealraden
    Xealraden 24 days ago

    I like the jibo shirt, rip

  • chrissx Media
    chrissx Media 24 days ago +1

    wow...this notification sound really reminds me of german television (in one episode of „auf streife“ there was a kid with one of these purple kid‘s „smartphones“ with this sound and it was constantly ringing, im still terrified of it)

  • n00bnetrum
    n00bnetrum 24 days ago

    Who's Beardy?

  • veizour
    veizour 24 days ago

    Linus: "At 4 inches, and quite narrow"
    [Error - no further information saved to memory]

  • Andy Mitchell
    Andy Mitchell 24 days ago

    11:06 Brutal man, brutal.

  • Leo Šefčík
    Leo Šefčík 24 days ago +1

    Ive been at this one technology festival in my country today (27.4.2019) and there wasnt even one flexible display in any of the booths but for sure there was a giant ass screen streaming some live Fortnite tournament.

  • Avana
    Avana 25 days ago +1

    I love this thing just because it's cool technology. Probably won't buy one in the coming years but hell, it'd be cool to have one that worked just as well as the idea, which is an impossibility because nothing works as well as the idea itself

  • Armadillito
    Armadillito 25 days ago +1

    It would be awesome if a "deliberate" (ie quite quick) twist of the wrist could be used to scroll content on the display up or down. I'm thinking twist and hold that position for a slow, continuous scroll, then revert to your original angle to stop.

  • Steve Huffer
    Steve Huffer 25 days ago

    The display should be pushed down by an inch; it's much easier to look at the inside of your wrist than the outside.

  • 麦
     25 days ago +1

    *Smartwatches still look retarded.*

  • Esa Edvik
    Esa Edvik 25 days ago

    Phone on my wrist is actually all I want. Gief.

  • Vineet Singh
    Vineet Singh 25 days ago

    I need your comments video on this www.telegraph.co.uk/news/2019/04/27/marathon-runners-warned-fitness-trackers-inaccurately-measuring/

  • Lauren Glenn
    Lauren Glenn 25 days ago

    "What's a Nubia?", Banky Edwards

  • D Hawthorne
    D Hawthorne 25 days ago

    RIP Jibo.

  • Bloodstainer
    Bloodstainer 25 days ago

    I'll say what I've always said about smart watches, Unless it's an omni-tool, I don't want it!

  • B20C0
    B20C0 25 days ago

    The Hologram part reminds me of the MobiGlass in Star Citizen. I don't think I'll like holograms.

  • rawand dabbagh
    rawand dabbagh 25 days ago

    kos 3arthak linus

  • Johan Andersson
    Johan Andersson 25 days ago

    The screen is ok, but it looks like it would be better if it was a-symetric, as it is now it looks like about a third can't be seen. If they moved the screen so it was more towards the thumb and inner hand area it would have more usable screen area. Looking forward to future versions!

  • Alpha Centuri
    Alpha Centuri 25 days ago

    i regret my name now

  • Mr Gunslinger
    Mr Gunslinger 25 days ago

    It would be awesome if it would have all-around display as you could use the inside also, to see quickly stuff without raising your hand, and just use the outer screen as usual.

  • Save PewDiePie
    Save PewDiePie 25 days ago +1

    That's the notification sound for war and order 😂

  • Bruno Lopes
    Bruno Lopes 25 days ago

    Why would you do that with the gestures? Makes absolutely no sense.

  • dkwb71
    dkwb71 25 days ago

    Jibo is dead, and you're wearing that shirt! LMAO! :D :D :D

  • Alexandre Schrammel
    Alexandre Schrammel 25 days ago

    why the color correction is on the green side?

  • Slayre Hesh
    Slayre Hesh 25 days ago

    YOURE RONG. ITS TEH OTHER WAY AROUND

  • PP Saini
    PP Saini 25 days ago

    Linus, as a field engineer let me add a different POV use case. Features like "alpha gesture" are great if your hands get dirty while working. This way you can navigate menus and not mess up the screen. Also great if you have OCD over having a clean screen.

  • Brandon B
    Brandon B 25 days ago

    5:06. Oh ok.

  • Brandon B
    Brandon B 25 days ago

    Really rocking that Jibo t-shirt recently. 👌.