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. Tony

    Tony5 hours ago

    Watching this on my beautiful LG27GN850 monitor. Is there a reason anyone would even consider this monitor hahahaha

  2. chrcoluk

    chrcoluk6 days ago

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

  3. doire aintu

    doire aintu7 days ago

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

  4. FollowCondex

    FollowCondex7 days ago

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

  5. Drazen Graves

    Drazen Graves7 days ago

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

  6. chrcoluk

    chrcoluk6 days ago

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

  7. Drazen Graves

    Drazen Graves7 days ago

    So a terrible screen,got it

  8. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov8 days ago

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

  9. doire aintu

    doire aintu7 days ago

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

  10. C W

    C W8 days ago

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

  11. GNU-Ish

    GNU-Ish8 days ago

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

  12. wnnalis cioov

    wnnalis cioov8 days ago

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

  13. spacegangsta

    spacegangsta9 days ago

    Why not just buy an LG???

  14. Pac

    Pac9 days ago

    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.

  15. Jayson Cowan

    Jayson Cowan9 days ago

    So they badly repackaged an LG.

  16. Triplicity Damystery

    Triplicity Damystery10 days ago

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

  17. SonarWavePulse

    SonarWavePulse10 days ago

    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

  18. Dibble Tiki

    Dibble Tiki10 days ago

    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.

  19. ceerw buty

    ceerw buty9 days ago

    He’s really funny.

  20. Harold Ållaberg

    Harold Ållaberg10 days ago

    glad i canceled my order of this ages ago

  21. Vashtii

    Vashtii10 days ago

    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.

  22. henhen7890

    henhen789010 days ago

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

  23. Tisser Monihen

    Tisser Monihen10 days ago

    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.

  24. geok1ng

    geok1ng10 days ago

    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

  25. Brantyn

    Brantyn10 days ago

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

  26. Skatman

    Skatman10 days ago

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

  27. An Equal

    An Equal10 days ago

    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.

  28. nick 007

    nick 00710 days ago

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

  29. BLI Beats

    BLI Beats10 days ago

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

  30. Niko

    Niko10 days ago

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

  31. Farhan Labib

    Farhan Labib10 days ago

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

  32. MachuManOfLegends

    MachuManOfLegends9 days ago

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

  33. Mark Arnott

    Mark Arnott10 days ago

    motorbike 🛵owners i seen problems with Kickstarters

  34. Onkar Indurkar

    Onkar Indurkar11 days ago

    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.

  35. Tarun Pratap

    Tarun Pratap11 days ago

    Almost all kickstarters seem scammy.

  36. Lowell H

    Lowell H11 days ago

    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

  37. JrInfinityGaming

    JrInfinityGaming11 days ago

    It ships February 26th btw

  38. KingLos

    KingLos5 days ago

    Delayed to April now. Hopefully they work out all the kinks by release

  39. Ray14

    Ray1411 days ago

    3:21 what was that noise

  40. KillaCam4sho

    KillaCam4sho11 days ago

    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

  41. soiung toiue

    soiung toiue11 days ago

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

  42. ShamblerDK

    ShamblerDK12 days ago

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

  43. Alexander Popov

    Alexander Popov12 days ago

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

  44. Englewoodplaysgames

    Englewoodplaysgames12 days ago

    I seriously wish I was as smart as you lol

  45. glenfoxh

    glenfoxh12 days ago

    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.

  46. Andreas Nielsen

    Andreas Nielsen12 days ago

    No way I’m buying this

  47. Rezwan

    Rezwan13 days ago

    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.

  48. Victor Hugo

    Victor Hugo13 days ago

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

  49. Fred

    Fred13 days ago

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

  50. Torraine Futurum

    Torraine Futurum13 days ago

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

  51. bowen voowy

    bowen voowy13 days ago

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

  52. Perpetuousdreamer92

    Perpetuousdreamer9213 days ago

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

  53. Ezequiel Young

    Ezequiel Young13 days ago

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

  54. galkanftw

    galkanftw13 days ago

    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.

  55. Scott Blasingame

    Scott Blasingame13 days ago

    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.

  56. Malachi Odom

    Malachi Odom14 days ago

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

  57. Frubeling _

    Frubeling _12 days ago

    He already has two kids

  58. lester p.

    lester p.14 days ago

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

  59. Aran Singh

    Aran Singh14 days ago

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

  60. Cassie

    Cassie14 days ago

    Display Port ROCKS its the best connector ever

  61. undead9786

    undead978614 days ago

    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.

  62. e1337

    e133714 days ago

    Yeah didn't feel good about ordering this monitor.

  63. TerribleFire

    TerribleFire14 days ago

    What a piece of crap

  64. Noe Korth

    Noe Korth14 days ago

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

  65. fl4nk

    fl4nk14 days ago

    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.'

  66. 8 Bit Chiptune

    8 Bit Chiptune14 days ago

    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.

  67. MrMurmandramas

    MrMurmandramas15 days ago

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

  68. UziTube

    UziTube15 days ago

    Hollow knight

  69. Mateusz Wojtkiewicz

    Mateusz Wojtkiewicz15 days ago

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

  70. djweesss

    djweesss15 days ago

    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

  71. opzz xsin

    opzz xsin15 days ago

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

  72. Matthew Thegreat

    Matthew Thegreat15 days ago

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

  73. Resolute Cub

    Resolute Cub15 days ago

    "Metal, as the kids like to say"

  74. Frank Guy

    Frank Guy15 days ago

    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

  75. Nathan

    Nathan15 days ago


  76. Adam

    Adam15 days ago

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

  77. Axonteer

    Axonteer15 days ago

    Display Port ROCKS its the best connector ever

  78. Cameron Whitworth

    Cameron Whitworth15 days ago

    "Back in January..." Uploaded January 7

  79. saverio vescio

    saverio vescio16 days ago

    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?

  80. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom16 days ago

    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.

  81. DannleChannel

    DannleChannel16 days ago

    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.

  82. Ptao Tom

    Ptao Tom16 days ago

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

  83. Not Available

    Not Available16 days ago

    Remember kids, investing is gambling.

  84. Harrison King

    Harrison King16 days ago

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

  85. Ramkumar Radhakrishnan

    Ramkumar Radhakrishnan16 days ago

    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

  86. Gatewav

    Gatewav16 days ago

    i'll stick with known brands instead...

  87. Dunamis

    Dunamis16 days ago

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

  88. Just Some Ryuko

    Just Some Ryuko16 days ago

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

  89. Travis Centers

    Travis Centers16 days ago

    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.

  90. Vladsnipe11

    Vladsnipe1116 days ago

    Eve is a total scam

  91. Gizmojo

    Gizmojo16 days ago

    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.

  92. Dom V.

    Dom V.16 days ago

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

  93. Sp3EdStR

    Sp3EdStR16 days ago

    Still got that segue pep!

  94. arranmc182

    arranmc18216 days ago

    that stand looks like a modified dell monitor stand LOL

  95. Jovan

    Jovan16 days ago

    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

  96. Sid

    Sid16 days ago

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

  97. CottonFly

    CottonFly16 days ago

    Yikes. Absolute garbage.

  98. C G

    C G16 days ago

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

  99. Gutorov Mike

    Gutorov Mike16 days ago

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

  100. REDspike226

    REDspike22616 days ago

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

  101. Craig Turner

    Craig Turner16 days ago


  102. CykoruKun

    CykoruKun16 days ago

    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.

  103. MrRawalex

    MrRawalex16 days ago

    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.

  104. sotuur aeei

    sotuur aeei16 days ago

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

  105. Randy Verschueren

    Randy Verschueren16 days ago

    why are you wearing a hat inside ?

  106. DanteGE

    DanteGE16 days ago

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

  107. Sri Hazare

    Sri Hazare17 days ago

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

  108. Danny L

    Danny L17 days ago

    873 friends of the product creator xD

  109. sotuur aeei

    sotuur aeei16 days ago

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

  110. Cyber Locc

    Cyber Locc17 days ago

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

  111. Xlaxsauce

    Xlaxsauce17 days ago

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

  112. James4555

    James455517 days ago

    And here i am watching this on my AOC24g2!😂

  113. Dmitry Kudryashov

    Dmitry Kudryashov17 days ago

    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?