Facebook's FIRST Hardware Product?! - Portal Showcase

  • čas přidán 9. 11. 2018
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Komentáře • 5 656

  • kilerek3
    kilerek3 Před 11 dny

    so smarthpones spying is not enought ha? im going to buy NOKIA 3510i, ill add to it an additional LED to have emergency flashlight and i have everything i need

  • Sadie Blackwell
    Sadie Blackwell Před 22 dny

    How the actual f did you get Facebook to sponsor this, and how did you gather the nerve to open the box for that thing cause I feel like any sane person would scream and run the opposite direction immediately

  • Shuu秀修
    Shuu秀修 Před 25 dny

    I don't want that camera/mic in my bedroom,

    *Or in my house*

  • David Jones
    David Jones Před měsícem

    I have a question. When using the devices to video call multiple people that dont have the portal what do they see? Just the original caller or do they get to see everyone in the conversation?

  • Christoph Klamroth
    Christoph Klamroth Před měsícem

    And is there a way to connect them to an external monitor?

    • John Constantine
      John Constantine Před měsícem

      yes, you can use a usb-c to hdmi cable to connect portal to a 4K HDTV

  • Saif Hassen
    Saif Hassen Před 2 měsíci

    I have Facebook

  • Eduard Baleanu
    Eduard Baleanu Před 3 měsíci

    lineye….. damn

  • Filip Rehburg
    Filip Rehburg Před 3 měsíci

    I would actually not buy anything from facebook... and especially you as a youtuber should not support fb's video service because it may ultimately cost you your job

  • B-Thrash
    B-Thrash Před 3 měsíci

    Portal will be a failure as FB will within 2 years.

  • Ryan Tracy
    Ryan Tracy Před 4 měsíci

    LINUS: I just cannot use Facebook! It has made too many “mistakes” with security, monitoring content, data gathering, etc... I know you do not own one of these contraptions. Your videos in the past have had a theme of abhorring devices that lock you into one company’s environment. I would have to also give some constructive criticism here: you did not emphasize how intrusive this device is/was/will be: only can be accessed if you are a Facebook user; has a microphone and camera; has a bunch of verbal diarrhea legal / product promises that may or may not be honored... sorry, you have been much harsher with more benign stuff like Intel, AMD, Nvidia, Apple etc...products/services.
    This one feels like you are strongly editing your “true” review of this product /service.
    I think this is a niche product but has potential to expand and monopolize more of the social / communication market. Just what is needed = a larger presence by Facebook? Seriously, please give this some thought and pause...
    I have need for much of what is offered here: I need an immersive video call experience to connect with family (across the country and outside the country). I would gladly purchase such a product for all my loved ones at this price point. However, I am not a user of Facebook (partly due to my age, partly due to the privacy concerns of keeping my public face / private face / and ?government/business? Face separate and not connected for security/privacy reasons).
    If this was Google or Apple I would have the same concerns but might be willing to take a “leap of faith” and try it out. Facebook is just poison to me. I have nothing to do with it (is my approach).

  • Xiyuan Chen
    Xiyuan Chen Před 4 měsíci

    Do you guys remember that there was something similar in Doraemon?

  • NiSuRo Productions India Nikhil Paleti

    This crap is about double the cost of my current phone and does waaaaayyyy less 🙄

  • Persian5life
    Persian5life Před 5 měsíci

    I would avoid this product simply on the basis that it is associated with Facebook.

  • Whole Food Plant-Based Man
    Whole Food Plant-Based Man Před 5 měsíci +1

    Linus is extremely naive and gullible to actually believe there is privacy with this device by trying to sell the illusion of privacy in the video. Damn, I bet face book paid him at least 7 figures for this one video.

  • Iapetus-11
    Iapetus-11 Před 5 měsíci

    Great, a new robot that is always listening

  • Rokka
    Rokka Před 5 měsíci

    Oww... So that is how spyware would look like in hardware.

  • Alex O'Dell
    Alex O'Dell Před 5 měsíci

    Lini... Brilliant

  • AM KR
    AM KR Před 5 měsíci

    Who in there right mind would trust Facebook ever again

  • Masn Steve
    Masn Steve Před 5 měsíci

    well, the product is actually great for the money and the services you get out of it, I just bought it despite all the controversy. for privacy concerns, after all the scandals Facebook will take privacy seriously as they have no choice.

    • Kiko S
      Kiko S Před 5 měsíci

      Just some thoughts - Isn't it a little too expensive for some fancy webcam features? As a smart device, it's quite lacking in smart home focus. I have a Lenovo Smart Display that does webcam calls as well and honestly, it's been working great. I don't see myself needing loads of webcam features for video calls with my family. I do agree and hope Facebook will work on their privacy issues though.

  • Incurafy
    Incurafy Před 5 měsíci

    Linii? I like it.

  • Christopher Sidoti
    Christopher Sidoti Před 5 měsíci

    Linus please do a tear down of one of these things!

  • Barry Manilowa
    Barry Manilowa Před 5 měsíci

    FaceBook's last stand! LOL!

  • EWave
    EWave Před 5 měsíci

    Lmaooooooooo reputation is key Facebook. Very key!

  • Evan Plite
    Evan Plite Před 5 měsíci

    Shill alert

  • Bartholamew Cerny
    Bartholamew Cerny Před 5 měsíci

    I read about these in 1984, cool concept.

  • Detroit Siggy
    Detroit Siggy Před 5 měsíci +1

    Media is brain washing you guys....facebook is taking all the ad dollars away from traditional media compaines and the scare tactics are not working!! 2BILLION DAILY ACTIVE USERS! WHATSAPP...MESSSENGER...WATCH...IGTV....STORIES....INSTAGRAM

  • rjc0234
    rjc0234 Před 5 měsíci

    Seems like good hardware, shame its Facebook.

  • tim engelhaupt
    tim engelhaupt Před 6 měsíci

    i hope you got paid a lot for this Linus. I was counting on you to actually give me an honest reaction, but i agree with the majority of the comments. Makes me wonder how this collaboration came about. Facebook is really trying to push this on people if they are seeking out youtube influencers who have built a trust amongst their followers. They must really want this in your house. I'm not on facebook so its pretty much worthless to me, but this just has my spidey senses tingling. I don't trust it.

  • Joseph Peters
    Joseph Peters Před 6 měsíci

    I don’t believe Facebook, they’re spying on us!!!! Largest human data gathering of mankind!!!! And wait until China or Russia hacks Portal, game over!!!!

  • undeadhunt 10
    undeadhunt 10 Před 6 měsíci

    everything we use that is connected to the internet is giving away our information their is no such thing as private info

  • NvrUseYur RealName
    NvrUseYur RealName Před 6 měsíci

    4" sub.... LOL!

  • Florence Faulkner
    Florence Faulkner Před 6 měsíci

    Basically just a webcam though isn't it

  • FatC*ntLee1
    FatC*ntLee1 Před 6 měsíci

    What a load of shit this product is

  • FatC*ntLee1
    FatC*ntLee1 Před 6 měsíci

    Oh what a surprise, more spying from Facebook!

  • Stephen Jones
    Stephen Jones Před 6 měsíci

    I wouldn't buy this product for the same reason I don't have a Facebook Account.

  • Chesty McStudmuffin
    Chesty McStudmuffin Před 6 měsíci

    And here's the fucking thing- you spend $700 for these things (one for you, another for a family member you want to chat with), and then you get sent to FB jail for 30 days (or even a permanent ban), and this thing becomes useless. Just like all of their other shit.
    I've been to FBJ many times because I don't agree with their leftist fascist views. When in jail, Messenger is blocked, all FB contacts you're syncing to your phone are gone, any app that you've used your FB credentials to log in to are now useless, and so on.
    Fuck zuck. Fuck FB. And fuck linus for sucking their cocks to make this infomercial.

  • Walter Brewster
    Walter Brewster Před 6 měsíci

    This product has revealed just how far reviewers are in the clutches of these big companies. (Yes, I know Linus says this is sponsored by Facebook) No review of this type of product is complete without some full and frank discussion of security and privacy concerns. Not a mention of it here or on Justine's channel. The product could easily become a close relative of Orwell's Telescreen.

  • Jp Nicolas
    Jp Nicolas Před 6 měsíci

    Wow so cheap 😮

  • matthew lemon
    matthew lemon Před 6 měsíci

    I DEMAND some type of award for that top notch acting in the intro.

  • Douman Seiman
    Douman Seiman Před 6 měsíci


  • Douman Seiman
    Douman Seiman Před 6 měsíci

    that intro is the only good thing here, and I still did not watch the rest of the video.

    • Douman Seiman
      Douman Seiman Před 6 měsíci

      Also seriously, why the hell does it keeps a log of your conversations. WTF??? 4:27

    • Douman Seiman
      Douman Seiman Před 6 měsíci

      Also, i came back just to dislike this video. Loved the intro, love linus, that plastic imac toy is trash.

    • Douman Seiman
      Douman Seiman Před 6 měsíci

      Okay now I watched it. 350? You can buy a real computer with that skype capable without the motion sickness camera and the toy tablet stand.
      Nah just joking :p
      I think facebook and apple should join forces and give us a product. Cant wait to see what can they ruin.

  • dp vn03
    dp vn03 Před 6 měsíci

    Yeah, Facebook could have payed LTT a bit less for Linus to not speak about privacy. That would have been a bit more efficient. I wanna see that b*tch wiresharked when idle.

  • we8gas
    we8gas Před 6 měsíci

    New Sub!
    I love this channel! A lot of energy in your content 👍

  • Mc Nugger
    Mc Nugger Před 6 měsíci

    But it’s not FaceTime so it’s automatically garbage 😔✋

  • Israel Delgado
    Israel Delgado Před 6 měsíci

    Best Intro for a video ever !

  • Bill Garrison
    Bill Garrison Před 6 měsíci


  • Frowlinian
    Frowlinian Před 6 měsíci

    Hehe.... "lini"

  • seontonppa
    seontonppa Před 6 měsíci

    Portal looking like the monolith HAL face thats planning on killing us all.

  • Dave Carrera
    Dave Carrera Před 6 měsíci

    No thanks

  • Scarekro
    Scarekro Před 6 měsíci

    Had to watch a 6m 54s unskippable ad, just to find out that there was no video.

  • darrennorniron
    darrennorniron Před 6 měsíci

    Lolz great intro

  • David Cortés DaFailboatFan
    David Cortés DaFailboatFan Před 6 měsíci

    “Both of you future Lini”

  • Radha K. Ugo
    Radha K. Ugo Před 6 měsíci

    How can I trust any other product recommendations after you clearly sold out on this one? 😒😭

    WTFGAFS Před 6 měsíci

    ok its sponsored... WE GET IT YOU IDIOTS. Anyone would do the same. You're watching for free he has to make some money one or another way. The intro was pretty nice, liked the video.

  • Kevin Novak
    Kevin Novak Před 6 měsíci

    "Portal is hands free" ... *proceeds to tap peoples faces*

    ADRENELINEDUDE Před 6 měsíci

    Portal seems pretty good but it should've come out earlier.

  • josh hightower
    josh hightower Před 6 měsíci

    the knee at 0:17

  • Noah Jones
    Noah Jones Před 6 měsíci

    REALLY?!? No one is going to buy that! what where they thinking? Facebook Made it! why would anyone spend $200 for a box that does fancy facetime, made by facebook.
    All that privacy stuff is a lie too. in a year facebook will start monitoring it and doing their normal spying like they always do, saying that it was used to plan a terror attack
    Plus I could get a old $150 ipad from ebay or kijiji and a stand for it and use it just like this and play netflix, spotify, etc on it

  • fani5000
    fani5000 Před 6 měsíci

    If it would rotate I might think about it

  • roufdrapht
    roufdrapht Před 6 měsíci

    I don't care if you think it's convenient, if you buy this thing you're fucking slow.

  • AbdAlrhman
    AbdAlrhman Před 6 měsíci

    Hey Mark ...

  • LR Inan
    LR Inan Před 6 měsíci

    Plural of Linus is Linie

  • Eddie O'Connor
    Eddie O'Connor Před 6 měsíci

    And then there's THIS!....(its like....how is this company STILL ALIVE!?....) eventually?...people will move on to something else.....(remember "MySpace"?...Hahaha!) This will become the same thing!...And the "Next Big Thing" will replace it....until there's a major breach or some kind of mass incident because of its handling of data!....

  • Simon Foreman
    Simon Foreman Před 6 měsíci


  • Nicholas Bromley
    Nicholas Bromley Před 6 měsíci

    Hands-free, but you have to double-tap on someone's face to focus, just like in real life.

  • Ingwie Phoenix
    Ingwie Phoenix Před 6 měsíci

    So, the big brother is a tablet on a stand...with speakers?
    At least the snoopers have "face" now, I guess.

  • Влатко Блажевски

    Rip privacy

  • R8Dest
    R8Dest Před 6 měsíci

    Ok Linus, now do a real video on this product.

  • MG2
    MG2 Před 6 měsíci

    I won't be surprised if zucc crawled out of that thing in the middle of the night and started licking your ears. Linus himself would have locked it in an opaque metal box and thrown it in the garbage. That thing will record every single thing and send it to amazon and shit. You talk to someone about something and boom you're seeing ads related to it on your phone and computer as soon as the call ends. No thanks zucc

  • Ma'brouk
    Ma'brouk Před 6 měsíci

    why does it have so many dislikes?

  • Cyba IT
    Cyba IT Před 6 měsíci

    Pretty nifty piece of tech and I'm not sure why everyone is complaining about privacy as I'm sure most have Facebook or some other social media app on their phones and tablets. I wouldn't get one simply because I don't video call anyone. Ever

  • aychristianx
    aychristianx Před 6 měsíci

    It’s like the phone booths from Pokémon!

  • Scott
    Scott Před 6 měsíci

    If this thing works as shown in the video, I'm really impressed with the software complexity. They should sell a device with just the camera and localized tracking hardware/software as a creative media product (twitch streamers and similar types of content producers, video podcasts, etc).

  • Jacksirrom
    Jacksirrom Před 6 měsíci

    This milquetoast, facebook sponsored video permanently undermines LTT. Y'all especially should have canceled this one after the previous months endless controversy.

  • Mist Passiert
    Mist Passiert Před 6 měsíci

    First thing on the screen killed this video for me 100%. "Sponsored by Facebook" can't take a sponsored review seriously.

  • scott thompson
    scott thompson Před 6 měsíci

    KILL Mark Zuckerberg And all who work for him

  • Randyy1
    Randyy1 Před 6 měsíci +75

    Showcase = here's a script or a list of things we want you talk about. Don't mention any flaws or negative aspects. This was a HUGE payday for Linus, you better believe it :)

  • bigburkefamily7
    bigburkefamily7 Před 6 měsíci

    Wasn't there a Facebook phone?

  • Loop Garoo
    Loop Garoo Před 6 měsíci

    just use apple facetime its already included in the iphones

  • Rz ReZion
    Rz ReZion Před 6 měsíci

    I died when he said Lini as the plural of Linus

  • curse1
    curse1 Před 6 měsíci

    Yeah let's let Mark Zuckerberg (who puts tape over his own webcams and mics) put a video camera in your house

  • Irishgamer01
    Irishgamer01 Před 6 měsíci

    What videos are now pure adverts...……….ass

  • Matt Hunkee
    Matt Hunkee Před 6 měsíci

    So its a tablet.......with a webcam.......its a fancy tablet..........with a nice webcam......

  • BrickClick
    BrickClick Před 6 měsíci

    Telescreen from 1984

  • PolZar
    PolZar Před 6 měsíci

    first hardware, if oculus does not count?

  • WelshTony1's Unboxing, Reviews and Guides

    The intro was pure gold.
    The product is pure naff.

  • CC CC
    CC CC Před 6 měsíci +1

    What about MySpace???

  • CC CC
    CC CC Před 6 měsíci

    Voice history lol 😂

  • General Gold
    General Gold Před 6 měsíci

    I looooooove the intros

  • Iolenm
    Iolenm Před 6 měsíci +1

    It's sad that Facebook is going to beat Steam to Portal 3

  • tin
    tin Před 6 měsíci

    Future Lini.🤣

  • Psychotropni Lachtan
    Psychotropni Lachtan Před 6 měsíci

    Facebook collecting more data for sale ? China will be happy.

  • rwrjsgbohuow
    rwrjsgbohuow Před 6 měsíci

    I feel like one of the best uses for this would be for tech illiterate people. They can just keep it around like a landline instead of having to mess around with a computer/smartphone when you want to talk to them.

  • Kit Rocks
    Kit Rocks Před 6 měsíci

    If you buy this device you might as well give a burglar the keys to your house it’s about the same thing as buying a device with a camera from Facebook

  • Lavender
    Lavender Před 6 měsíci +3

    I just watched that old video on how LMG makes it's income. You know the one where Linus states that their integrity is the most valuable asset, and deliberately avoiding sponsored, non-reviews that take the form of a review would never feature on the channel.
    This "showcase" definitely looks like a non-review review to me. He doesn't once ask any of the pressing questions; 'Why should we care about it?' 'Does it solve a problem or create one for it to solve?' or 'Would I buy one?'
    Food for thought.

  • Quazi Ahmmed
    Quazi Ahmmed Před 6 měsíci

    hi gabby

  • prodigy10690
    prodigy10690 Před 6 měsíci

    This is similar to how Cisco telepresence systems works, but at a much smaller scale

  • Tom van Loon
    Tom van Loon Před 6 měsíci

    What a fucking useless product

  • 時計仕掛け
    時計仕掛け Před 6 měsíci

    so, once again, moderately decent ideas, but from an awful company, so not worth buying anyway

  • Bruno s
    Bruno s Před 6 měsíci

    That's all awesome, but I don't think I can ever trust anything made by Facebook