The Problem with Kickstarters...

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The Eve Spectrum has been a hotly anticipated monitor for well over a year now- and FINALLY we've got our hands on one (the 4K, 144hz version. But is it still exciting after all this time?
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  1. chrcoluk
    6 klukkustundum síðan

    and to think I almost pre ordered one of these a month ago before someone warned me of their previous problems.

  2. doire aintu
    doire aintu
    21 klukkustund síðan

    “WE’RE GOING TO DISRUPT THE INDUSTRY” “(Hey LG can we haz panels)” Scamstarter just be scamming every day.

  3. FollowCondex
    Degi Síðan síðan

    @linus tech tips video suggestion: review full comparison of the XIAOMI MI CURVED 32 UW with g7 g9 etc

  4. Drazen Graves
    Drazen Graves
    Degi Síðan síðan

    Send a terrible "pre production" unit to a youtuber to review.... Great idea!

    1. chrcoluk
      6 klukkustundum síðan

      linus end comment says it all I think, they must be desperate for more funds so sent it out for the publicity.

  5. Drazen Graves
    Drazen Graves
    Degi Síðan síðan

    So a terrible screen,got it

  6. wnnalis cioov
    wnnalis cioov
    Degi Síðan síðan

    I’ve heard that line before “Lets talk about that”

    1. doire aintu
      doire aintu
      21 klukkustund síðan

      “WE’RE GOING TO DISRUPT THE INDUSTRY” “(Hey LG can we haz panels)” Scamstarter just be scamming every day.

  7. C W
    C W
    2 dögum síðan

    I’ve been burned twice by Kickstarter. It’s usually three strikes you’re out but I’m completely happy stopping at two.

  8. GNU-Ish
    2 dögum síðan

    I like how he said January and they corrected it to January

    1. wnnalis cioov
      wnnalis cioov
      Degi Síðan síðan

      imma start a kickstarter for an adblock that works on LTT videos

  9. spacegangsta
    3 dögum síðan

    Why not just buy an LG???

  10. Pac
    3 dögum síðan

    Eve spectrum been doing promo for this monitor for the past 2 or 3 years and this is what they produced. Feel sorry for they people who actually pre ordered this trash.

  11. Jayson Cowan
    Jayson Cowan
    3 dögum síðan

    So they badly repackaged an LG.

  12. Triplicity Damystery
    Triplicity Damystery
    3 dögum síðan

    You'd think ill learn from hype. Pre-ordered cyber punk and eve fml.

  13. SonarWavePulse
    3 dögum síðan

    All these "disruptive" companies actually prove that good old regular companies already offer products at competitive prices. Seems the only thing they can ever accomplish in price cutting is either quality cutting across the board, or abysmal quality control where you really don't know what you will get. I'll just keep buying from LG or Asus or whatever

  14. Dibble Tiki
    Dibble Tiki
    4 dögum síðan

    So glad I didn't preorder this. I kept seeing their Facebook ads all over my news feed every day for weeks, they almost got me.

    1. ceerw buty
      ceerw buty
      3 dögum síðan

      He’s really funny.

  15. Harold Ållaberg
    Harold Ållaberg
    4 dögum síðan

    glad i canceled my order of this ages ago

  16. Vashtii
    4 dögum síðan

    I asked for my 100 dollar refund. They replied with something saying "just wait." And then when I replied with no, refund me please... they stopped replying lol.

  17. henhen7890
    4 dögum síðan

    3:30, is linus hating on DisplayPort? Is there something wrong with DisplayPort? I always thought it was superior to HDMI.

  18. Tisser Monihen
    Tisser Monihen
    4 dögum síðan

    My Gigabyte G32QC is pretty nice, 1440p at 165hz. HDR10 but average in brightness, 350 cd/m2. But it's good for gaming and great color reproduction.

  19. geok1ng
    4 dögum síðan

    Zisworks has been selling 27" 4k panels that run 4k120hz, 1080p240hz, 720p360hz for many years. They have a kit for 39" VA panels with the same specs. Not forgetting they have Scan backlight with true blur reduction

  20. Brantyn
    4 dögum síðan

    What is baffling to me is that neither company name or product are in much did that cost them?

  21. Skatman
    4 dögum síðan

    They just pushed their release date back *AGAIN* ...

  22. An Equal
    An Equal
    4 dögum síðan

    I remember seeing their ads on Facebook since last year in January. They would originally promise it to be ready by q3 2020 lol I would get their ads literally every week because Facebook knew I was clicking on the ad and reading the comments. It always came off as too good to be true.

  23. nick 007
    nick 007
    4 dögum síðan

    LG paid this dude 2 million dollars YES US DOLLARS to do 2021 CES PROMO...lucky gay

  24. BLI Beats
    BLI Beats
    4 dögum síðan

    imma start a kickstarter for an adblock that works on LTT videos

  25. Niko
    4 dögum síðan

    I was tempted many times to pre-order this monitor. Extremely glad I didn't now.

  26. Farhan Labib
    Farhan Labib
    4 dögum síðan

    I was on the edge of pre ordering this. I'm so glad I didn't! 😒

    1. MachuManOfLegends
      3 dögum síðan

      I dont understand the pre order mentality in the first place just to look back at it a few years later and say “meh”

  27. Mark Arnott
    Mark Arnott
    4 dögum síðan

    motorbike 🛵owners i seen problems with Kickstarters

  28. Onkar Indurkar
    Onkar Indurkar
    4 dögum síðan

    Both acer and aorus have 1440p 240hz and the aorus fi27qx has 99% argb too so those are still better than the asus and ultrawide you mentioned.

  29. Tarun Pratap
    Tarun Pratap
    4 dögum síðan

    Almost all kickstarters seem scammy.

  30. Hugh Betcha
    Hugh Betcha
    5 dögum síðan

    Why would you not mention the Alienware AW2721D in the direct competitors for 1440 240 Hz? It's the only full gsync ultimate one, too

  31. JrInfinityGaming
    5 dögum síðan

    It ships February 26th btw

  32. Ray14
    5 dögum síðan

    3:21 what was that noise

  33. KillaCam4sho
    5 dögum síðan

    What a complete and utter disaster/dumpster fire/ shit show. So glad I didn’t preorder this after the suspicious activity behind their last backed product. I know this is a preview but it isn’t looking good. I’ll just wait for the Asus PG32UQ

    1. soiung toiue
      soiung toiue
      5 dögum síðan

      Just went from on my wish list to off my wish list lmao.

  34. ShamblerDK
    5 dögum síðan

    I really dislike monitors with external powersupplies. That wobbly foot = YIKES.

  35. Alexander Popov
    Alexander Popov
    5 dögum síðan

    Cyberpunk, Eve - excellent examples why you should not believe Marketing BS and you should NEVER preorder!

  36. Englewoodplaysgames
    5 dögum síðan

    I seriously wish I was as smart as you lol

  37. glenfoxh
    5 dögum síðan

    I have seen this issue with games also, such as those found on Paytreon and Steam too. I have gotten into supporting a few, and all of them years after are still in early development, with no real sign on being complete within my lifetime. Or the project got dropped, and is never going to be finished. Too many are just taking the money, without putting in the effort to earn it, in a far amount of time, after it was given. However there was two games I only thought bout supporting, but didn't, that actually got finished, for the most part. they are still having content added to them, but they finished games. That be, No Man's Sky. And Them's Fighting Herds. both of witch I now have, well after they both got finished. Currently, for this reason, I prefer to get a finished game, than an early WIP, that you never can tell is ever going to be made.

  38. Andreas Nielsen
    Andreas Nielsen
    6 dögum síðan

    No way I’m buying this

  39. Rezwan
    6 dögum síðan

    i lost $1268.98 on Eve V back in Dec 2017. They never sent the device, nor the refund. Now they are doing the same thing again. I hope people do some research on "Eve V / Eve Devices" before they donate their money.

  40. Victor Hugo
    Victor Hugo
    7 dögum síðan

    Angus from makers muse always says : kickstarter is not a store.

  41. Fred
    7 dögum síðan

    I’ve heard that line before “Lets talk about that”

  42. Torraine Futurum
    Torraine Futurum
    7 dögum síðan

    Linus is looking so cute these days. Monitor seems garbage but I enjoyed watching haha.

    1. bowen voowy
      bowen voowy
      7 dögum síðan

      Yup, it IS close to final performance. It's just gonna be garbage. Shame, as I like the design.

  43. Perpetuousdreamer92
    7 dögum síðan

    Moral of the story as seen by this Monitor and The wallpaper game. Never pre order ANYTHING

  44. Ezequiel Young
    Ezequiel Young
    7 dögum síðan

    And now it’s delayed until April 30th...

  45. galkanftw
    7 dögum síðan

    There is an important point however.The others are already done and on sale.This kickstarter unit can be delayed until they get the parts at a lower cost.So we cannot judge any of this until they actually call their monitor a finished product and then compare the rest of the market at THAT TIME.

  46. Scott Blasingame
    Scott Blasingame
    7 dögum síðan

    I came very close about 6 months ago to do a pre-buy on the 240 one. Boy, am I glad I decided not to.

  47. Malachi Odom
    Malachi Odom
    8 dögum síðan

    I swear, when this dude has a son, he’s not gonna remember his first word, he’ll remember his first pc build

    1. Frubeling _
      Frubeling _
      6 dögum síðan

      He already has two kids

  48. lester p.
    lester p.
    8 dögum síðan

    I got my refund on the preorder for the 4k model months ago ...and I'm happy I did.

  49. Aran Singh
    Aran Singh
    8 dögum síðan

    Just went from on my wish list to off my wish list lmao.

    1. Cassie
      7 dögum síðan

      Display Port ROCKS its the best connector ever

  50. undead9786
    8 dögum síðan

    Never buy computer stuff on kickstarter or indiegogo. Computer stuff gets outdated as soon as you buy it. Unless you want something super niche stick to major brands.

  51. e1337
    8 dögum síðan

    Yeah didn't feel good about ordering this monitor.

  52. TerribleFire
    8 dögum síðan

    What a piece of crap

  53. Noe Korth
    Noe Korth
    8 dögum síðan

    Glad I spent 100$ more on the 27GN950 instead of this

  54. fl4nk
    8 dögum síðan

    It's more like 'Okay guys, we will never ever get this monitorr hing done as promised. Let's send garbage ones to Linus and let him roast it, so everybody cancels their order and we don't need to spend any more minute into this thing.'

  55. 8 Bit Chiptune
    8 Bit Chiptune
    8 dögum síðan

    I am happy with my Odyssey G7 and I never buy any computer accessories from any sketchy companies because I don't want them to explode by themselves.

  56. MrMurmandramas
    8 dögum síðan

    I wonder whether it was intentional not to make a segue as metaphor to the future of this start-up...

  57. UziTube
    9 dögum síðan

    Hollow knight

  58. Mateusz Wojtkiewicz
    Mateusz Wojtkiewicz
    9 dögum síðan

    Yup, it IS close to final performance. It's just gonna be garbage. Shame, as I like the design.

  59. djweesss
    9 dögum síðan

    Damn I rooting for this to come to reality but I’m definitely having my doubts now - I was super excited to get this in February. SMH

    1. opzz xsin
      opzz xsin
      8 dögum síðan

      IDubbbzTV Kickstarter Crap: The critically acclaimed original. LTT Kickstarter crap: The underrated reboot

  60. Matthew Thegreat
    Matthew Thegreat
    9 dögum síðan

    if 144hz isnt enough for you and you dont make money playing games you should get a life

  61. Resolute Cub
    Resolute Cub
    9 dögum síðan

    "Metal, as the kids like to say"

  62. Frank Guy
    Frank Guy
    9 dögum síðan

    Just got a Gigabyte M27Q on sale over the holidays for $330... 1440p, 170Hz, .5ms response time, IPS, built in KVM Pretty insane compared to what was available even just 1 year ago

  63. Nathan
    9 dögum síðan


  64. Adam
    9 dögum síðan

    22 gb = 45 $ What's this joke ? more than 2 $ per gigabyte ?

  65. Axonteer
    9 dögum síðan

    Display Port ROCKS its the best connector ever

  66. Cameron Whitworth
    Cameron Whitworth
    9 dögum síðan

    "Back in January..." Uploaded January 7

  67. saverio vescio
    saverio vescio
    9 dögum síðan

    Why would you want to back a shady kickstarter for a piece of tech when giant multibillionaries brand specialized in doing the same thing did not achieve the same thing in the same frame time?

  68. Ptao Tom
    Ptao Tom
    9 dögum síðan

    Eve is just the classic case of "Why is nobody doing this? Can't be that difficult" just to find out that, yeah, it isn't that easy and they're not up to the task. What a surprise.

  69. DannleChannel
    9 dögum síðan

    If EVE can't manufacture their own panels to make this product happen at this price point and needs to source panels from LG (yes, I know many companies source panels from LG and Samsung, but most of them aren't trying to compete directly with them in the same segments either), it should be obvious that it's not that LG, Samsung, et al. aren't bothering to try to develop a comparable product, which seems to be the only thing that EVE could possibly be banking on to make their product worthwhile. That, or EVE has some innovative proprietary technology that allows them to manufacture monitors much less expensively which the others don't have access to, and that clearly isn't the case either. It's clear that the technology behind the manufacturing of these displays isn't sufficiently developed to sustain this product at this price point - the cost to manufacture displays with these capabilities is just too high no matter who you are - and EVE is therefore even less equipped to bring this product to market than any manufacturer which is more vertically integrated. They're louder and market themselves to seem cooler than LG, but they're stuck working more on LG's timeline than their own. We'll probably see LG and a few others bring a comparable product to market well before EVE launches theirs, or possibly around a similar time, at a comparable price, and with much less fanfare. Because for those other companies, this is simply what they do, and this is a logical iterative upgrade as technology marches on - and it's THEIR innovations driving the march, not EVE's. EVE shouldn't get credit for announcing that they'll DEFINITELY nail it! soon as LG's product which EVE relies on gets cheap enough to make improved products that LG would be launching anyway. And... well, it's a safe bet that on LG's version, at least most of the buttons will probably work, at least most of the time.

    1. Ptao Tom
      Ptao Tom
      9 dögum síðan

      As a Canadian channel, would it not be good to have disclaimer for things like ting, such as Canadian viewers Cannot use ting

  70. Not Available
    Not Available
    9 dögum síðan

    Remember kids, investing is gambling.

  71. Harrison King
    Harrison King
    10 dögum síðan

    i’ve never heard someone say ‘unfortunately’ that many times in just 13 minutes.

  72. Ramkumar Radhakrishnan
    Ramkumar Radhakrishnan
    10 dögum síðan

    i have that same problem on my computer its not the monitor but i get lighting effects on my desktop and i duno how to desable it

  73. Gatewav
    10 dögum síðan

    i'll stick with known brands instead...

  74. Dunamis
    10 dögum síðan

    I wanted to pre-order the 4k monitor, but luckily my card blocked it.

  75. Just Some Ryuko
    Just Some Ryuko
    10 dögum síðan

    I like how at 4:02 he just points and the pop up appears

  76. Travis Centers
    Travis Centers
    10 dögum síðan

    Kickstarter = A way to give Communist China your "American Dream" ideas. It really is just a dream at this point to manufacture a new idea without someone else stepping in and just making the idea. It has to be something you can patent or something that is too much trouble for them to do at a scale they would want.

  77. Vladsnipe11
    10 dögum síðan

    Eve is a total scam

  78. Gizmojo
    10 dögum síðan

    Eve said that this was shipping out in February after all those delays. Um, this is not looking good for anyone who paid money and fell into the marketing hype. I hope you guys can get your money back. Heard so many unsavory things about this company.

  79. Dom V.
    Dom V.
    10 dögum síðan

    I wanted to get 1440/144, I got Gigabyte instead, I'm happy with that

  80. Sp3EdStR
    10 dögum síðan

    Still got that segue pep!

  81. arranmc182
    10 dögum síðan

    that stand looks like a modified dell monitor stand LOL

  82. Jovan
    10 dögum síðan

    Hey linus, the ui on the monitor looks kindof similar to the monitors from Prism+ , a singaporean monitor brand. Would reccomend for a video idea as its really value for money

  83. Sid
    10 dögum síðan

    I wonder what will happen with LTT when Linus quits. I'm probably going to stop watching.

  84. CottonFly
    10 dögum síðan

    Yikes. Absolute garbage.

  85. C G
    C G
    10 dögum síðan

    As a Canadian channel, would it not be good to have disclaimer for things like ting, such as Canadian viewers Cannot use ting

  86. Gutorov Mike
    Gutorov Mike
    10 dögum síðan

    If you play cyberpunk on it bugs will cancel each other eventually

  87. REDspike226
    10 dögum síðan

    the atari VCS was finally shipped to some people (even know it doesn't seem remotely worth it)

  88. Craig Turner
    Craig Turner
    10 dögum síðan


  89. CykoruKun
    10 dögum síðan

    The thing is, EVE does not make screens, they don't manufacture them. They buy them. And you know how this product was concieved? They found out that some factory in China started producing panels for LG or someone and as it is in China you can sign a contract and buy them as well. Sure you can tweak software, make your own industrial design and such. But the thing that makes this screen a screen - the screen - stays the same. So in other words - the moment they announced this monitor, LG already was manufacturing panels for their own product that they didn't yet advertise. So the only advantage of Eve was that they announced the product before it was ready.

  90. MrRawalex
    10 dögum síðan

    One life less learned long ago: Software and hardware are both actually vapor ware until delivered in a retail form. Second lesson is that technology is always moving, and today's promise is tomorrow's quaint idea from the past. Monitors are particularly a problem, because most companies don't make their own panels. So they are limited to what is out there, and cannot do any better. So at best, they will have a product that will have comparable specs to a more mainstream company's top model. High end, cutting edge stuff is just not part of the game.

  91. sotuur aeei
    sotuur aeei
    10 dögum síðan

    Eve: "great idea! lets send a review model to linus! im sure itll go over well.." Also Eve: On Fire "everythings fine."

  92. Randy Verschueren
    Randy Verschueren
    10 dögum síðan

    why are you wearing a hat inside ?

  93. DanteGE
    10 dögum síðan

    Woah... I was actually interested in the 4k 144hz Spectrum... good thing I watched this video, what a massive BUMMER :'D

  94. Sri Hazare
    Sri Hazare
    10 dögum síðan

    idc about the monitor but which keyboard is he using? 8:07

  95. Danny L
    Danny L
    10 dögum síðan

    873 friends of the product creator xD

    1. sotuur aeei
      sotuur aeei
      10 dögum síðan

      Contrast - two things you especially need if you want to game in HDR. Here's hoping we get more VA panels this year.

  96. Cyber Locc
    Cyber Locc
    10 dögum síðan

    "Its 240hz" My Blades Screen is 240hz.....

  97. Xlaxsauce
    10 dögum síðan

    Why isn't scalping illegal already. It'd be a great way to generate revenue by reselling their scalped things for msrp

  98. James4555
    10 dögum síðan

    And here i am watching this on my AOC24g2!😂

  99. Dmitry Kudryashov
    Dmitry Kudryashov
    11 dögum síðan

    I've noticed a 3DConnexion space mouse startup menu, do you guys use it in your work? or maybe there will be an episode with it?

  100. Doom Slayer
    Doom Slayer
    11 dögum síðan

    Oh, I know this one...they stink!