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  1. Linus Tech Tips

    Linus Tech Tips17 days ago

    Thanks again to RAID for sponsoring today's video. Install Raid for Free on IOS/ANDROID/PC at and get a special starter pack. Available only for the next 30 days

  2. Starscreamious

    Starscreamious10 days ago

    No! Bad Linus! Bad!

  3. Zsolt Raduska

    Zsolt Raduska12 days ago

    So do you find it acceptable to promote an app, which was designed from ground up to 'steal' (encourage you to spend it happily) money?

  4. Die Inselaffen

    Die Inselaffen12 days ago


  5. LionLPlay

    LionLPlay16 days ago

    I' m just think that this kind of sponsor is not good for the channel. Bc. everyone hates it and it is like you said, a dead meme. Which it should stay forever pls. Would you please not do that again?

  6. Grape Gameplayz

    Grape Gameplayz16 days ago


  7. DjFusion86

    DjFusion867 hours ago

    The XLR type connector is basically an ethercon

  8. Igor Schoevaart

    Igor SchoevaartDay ago

    $42 is negligible compared to the daily cost of even a single freelance professional crew member. And when you are relying on such a cable in a professional video shoot, a live music event, or live stream of any kind... not having this fail is worth so much more than the cost of the cable (imagine losing that one perfect take. Or having to crouch around a poorly lit stage, trying to figure out which of your 10 cables has failed, as your audience waits for 5-10 minutes because of 'technical difficulties'.. Or trying to restart your live stream after an intern has tripped over a network cable, and ripped it clean out of its socket (or worse)) I'd say that even on a semi-professional - or 'amateur enthusiast' - level this would be well worth the investment.

  9. Master Score

    Master ScoreDay ago

    You need Plainrock124 for this

  10. Stephen Gere

    Stephen GereDay ago

    This is the best video you've put out this year.

  11. Rage Quit

    Rage Quit2 days ago

    Plottwist: The Port breaks

  12. im2shady4u13

    im2shady4u132 days ago

    I'm actually losing my shit at all the people so mad about the Raid ad. LMAO I remember my first time on USlikes, welcome to the site

  13. yolo da bolo

    yolo da bolo2 days ago

    this is a good video, y is it so disliked????

  14. mohammad

    mohammad2 days ago

    Seriously! we need affiliated link to that scissor! And for COI purposes, link it in another video who cares..

  15. R1B3Y3

    R1B3Y32 days ago

    I've been working as an engineer in automotive connectivity now for about 10 years. A nightmarish amount of work goes into making products like this that otherwise seem mundane.

  16. demoknight tf2

    demoknight tf22 days ago

    So basically there's no way in hell you're gonna accidentally destroy this thing.

  17. Robbie Pretorius

    Robbie Pretorius2 days ago

    dislike because raid, otherwise i like the content

  18. Brayden Barriault

    Brayden Barriault2 days ago

    Digiflex xlr cables are amazing and they last for decades

  19. Ben Frost

    Ben Frost3 days ago

    Awesome video guys, I love it when Linus gets told how many cables the film crew go through. Best bit yet.

  20. PeepyPlays

    PeepyPlays3 days ago

    Glasswire, we're so sorry

  21. Anant shukla

    Anant shukla3 days ago

    He was just pausing data transfer process within the computer or through USB and was pretending it has something to do with ethernet cable 😂 even after cutting the cable tab was still there 😂

  22. Gunmars

    Gunmars3 days ago

    I see Raid. I Dislike.

  23. Gr4p3

    Gr4p34 days ago

    Isn't this wall connector called "Ethercon"? The Same company (Neutrik) which made powercon? Im from Europe idk if this stuff is used in the US :)

  24. FlankyFrankie

    FlankyFrankie4 days ago

    Monster cable for network geeks. P.s. monster cable was a scam.

  25. Xzeptie

    Xzeptie4 days ago

    U either die a hero, or live long enough to see yourself get sponsored by Raid: Shadow Legends

  26. ERROR_Anything

    ERROR_Anything4 days ago

    “drop test”

  27. KeppyKep

    KeppyKep5 days ago

    Honestly I expected the cable to be much more expensive than that. The marketing though. Hilarious

  28. shamgarsan

    shamgarsan5 days ago

    At least it had Ethercon. That took it from joke to overkill.

  29. AlexRVX8

    AlexRVX85 days ago

    Encima táctico

  30. Kieran games

    Kieran games6 days ago

    oh no raid got him

  31. ali zogheb

    ali zogheb6 days ago

    For the price of this cable I'll have a dozen spare regular cables and enough money to buy coffee all month

  32. Quinn Johnson

    Quinn Johnson6 days ago

    Not gonna lie, if they had that LTT power bar on the shop I would probably buy it.

  33. Azar Ferrari

    Azar Ferrari6 days ago

    Tbf, this was a clean RAID ad, none of the stupid bullshit their normal script had, I'm ok with it

  34. MrVipitis

    MrVipitis6 days ago

    I got some real military - field tractor cables from a billionaire yacht with my thermal cameras. And those are actually strong and head and got some really sexy Amphenol connectors.

  35. Mitchell Findley

    Mitchell Findley6 days ago


  36. LovedBoi

    LovedBoi6 days ago

    I need it righT NOW

  37. Tobi Ko

    Tobi Ko6 days ago

    You either die a great content creator or live long enough to sponsor Raid Shadow Legens.

  38. Jack Ch.

    Jack Ch.7 days ago

    The explanation about pro level equipment towards the end was very good and spot on. As someone who used to work in events and touring the price of the equipment we used would make your eyes water. However it survived being set up and packed down in a rush, transported across the country and abused but it hardly ever failed. We used to get bean counters questioning us why we can't use consumer level gear and our reply was always that we gladly will if you intend to buy us a new unit every 3-4 weeks.

  39. Dew Dew

    Dew Dew7 days ago

    finally a ethernet cable my dogs can't chew and my mom can't cut letsgooooooooooooo

  40. Alfie Gray

    Alfie Gray7 days ago

    Whoever sorted this sponsorship needs to have a disciplinary hearing

  41. mad Geek

    mad Geek7 days ago

    i just came here to downvote the Shadow Legends

  42. VeryRandom

    VeryRandom7 days ago

    try siccors

  43. dat llama3

    dat llama37 days ago

    0:27 where it at 👁👄👁

  44. Jo Seph GD

    Jo Seph GD7 days ago

    getting sponsored by raid shadow legends in 2021, smh my head

  45. Jonas Deschaek

    Jonas Deschaek7 days ago

    downvote for raid shadow legends

  46. Mike Mayers

    Mike Mayers7 days ago

    I use Cat8 at home... cat 6 sounds like a downgrade.

  47. Mike Mayers

    Mike Mayers6 days ago

    @Tim Morgan Then don't buy it. That's just what I happen to have already wired throughout my house.

  48. Tim Morgan

    Tim Morgan7 days ago

    Cat8 is completely unnecessary for a home though

  49. Adrunkopossem

    Adrunkopossem7 days ago

    Everyone is talking about the sponsor, but to me it is actually amazing how tough that cable is

  50. Wayne Mancao

    Wayne Mancao7 days ago

    “Accidental scissors” he says. Then proceeds to apply maximum force. 😂

  51. TNTspaz

    TNTspaz7 days ago

    For someone who is normally very critical about predatory practices. This is disappointing to see

  52. Steve Felker

    Steve Felker7 days ago

    $42 for a virtually indestructible cable is "bad?" I remember when you could pay $30 for a standard 6' CAT 5 cable at various retail outlets, and I'm sure some people actually did...

  53. Stalin Redeyes

    Stalin Redeyes7 days ago

    Linus endorsing Raid Shadow legends is one of those things that I'd never thought was possible.

  54. mcwild11

    mcwild117 days ago

    Does RAID 01 shadow legends protect your data in case of HDD failure? How much of the raw storage capacity is available for use? At least 01%? Also, do the COD: "TACTICAL CABLE INCOMING!"

  55. Vincent Scheskat

    Vincent Scheskat7 days ago

    Fuck Raid shadow legends, it's a terrible game just out for your money, Linus media group has no business going so low as to accept sponsorships from terribly bad shady chinese mobile "games"

  56. Jo Jo

    Jo Jo7 days ago

    "Seriously, give it a try.", I did, and it sucked

  57. eoeoe eoeee

    eoeoe eoeee8 days ago

    Raid shadow legends is such a shit game, why would you go this low linus?

  58. HeFromNorwayz

    HeFromNorwayz8 days ago

    Diqusteng sponsor, tiered of this game you don't even have interact with. You guys are better than this. And as a viewer of your content I kinda wanna tell you when simple things as sponsors disqust me.

  59. Jorti1 boombox

    Jorti1 boombox8 days ago

    Dropped a like after I saw the LMG Clip on the controversy

  60. Jacob S

    Jacob S8 days ago

    Nobody in the comments understands how business works elegiggle

  61. GrandeTaco

    GrandeTaco8 days ago

    4:15 You broke what can't be broke!

  62. Ilyes Hacahni

    Ilyes Hacahni8 days ago

    I am disliking this even though I skipped the sponsor spot :)

  63. omer dassa

    omer dassa8 days ago

    first time I skip the video and only watch the notorious sponsership. That should be worth a few rupees right?

  64. Francesco Pisani

    Francesco Pisani8 days ago

    Shoulda done the torture tests on a regular ethernet cable also. I don't think they would have passed, but still, need a comparison.

  65. RexorMute

    RexorMute8 days ago

    Dont download raid shadow legends because Its a pay to win boring game with bad mechanics and no character development and bloated story or progression.

  66. snerls

    snerls8 days ago

    Whatever happened to vetting the people you're taking money from^^

  67. Dipto Datta

    Dipto Datta8 days ago

    raid shadow !! ..... seriously guys!!

  68. The Citadel

    The Citadel8 days ago

    Honestly? I work in automation, this grade of cable and especially the faceplate, man that would be awesome. The amount of ethernet cables that have broken whilst trying to program a PLC or something due to a tab breaking or getting run over by a forklift....I dig it.

  69. CatsMeow107

    CatsMeow1078 days ago

    I wasn't mad about the raid sponsor. The way I see it is that it's a paid ad in the middle of the video, and nothing else.

  70. JeffJK

    JeffJK8 days ago

    I came here for Raid Shadow Legends. Gotta support the channel 👍👍


    GUNSESSION8 days ago

    Great content and linus is right spend the money if the room for error is slim

  72. Danilo Djurovic

    Danilo Djurovic8 days ago

    yeah i just came to dislike the video for the sponsor.

  73. Random Projects

    Random Projects9 days ago

    plz do a sponsor on Brawl stars and make a offer to get brawl pass downloading from you linus

  74. Sawta

    Sawta9 days ago

    I would have liked to see the end connectors get run over as well. I realize the plastic bit would break, but I'd like to see how the surrounding shroud holds up. If it were me, I would hopefully have some spare ethernet connectors with me and could crimp a new one on, but if that fancy shroud collapses or damages something internally, I'd be better off with standard cat5 at that point. It'd also be nice to see something like a wetness or dirt/mud test. Being durable to user error, weather, and dirt are big concerns. Another test might be seeing how well they hold up being put over a flame for a minute or so, or being left on top of a heated piece of metal like a steel drum or cast iron skillet for a long amount of time.

  75. aPPLe

    aPPLe9 days ago


  76. mirrorsedgy

    mirrorsedgy9 days ago

    so many people downvote because they can't handle the truth

  77. Gavin Vore

    Gavin Vore9 days ago

    He’s an official sell out. He has a raid sponsorship

  78. 1CoLoRz2

    1CoLoRz28 days ago

    If anything its the opposite. Hes not going to be biased because of them like he might be with, say, an intel sponsorship

  79. Josh Stoner

    Josh Stoner9 days ago

    even the thumbnail preview is raid

  80. oggy jack

    oggy jack9 days ago

    This is what you came here for. 0:35 11:23

  81. Decabytes

    Decabytes9 days ago

    I've seen pc users flex on waay stupider stuff. The price is outrageous for a ethernet cable, but honestly well within reach for an enthusiast.

  82. Drei Playz

    Drei Playz9 days ago

    Oh no raid got to LTT too

  83. Black panther epic

    Black panther epic9 days ago

    Raid shadow legends the ultimate money grab lol

  84. victor staniste

    victor staniste9 days ago

    Raid Shadow Legends... really bro? Dis will be my 2nd dislike since i have subscribed :)

  85. Benrico Krog

    Benrico Krog9 days ago

    We use those "ethernet inside a xlr connector" allot for av and lights in professional stage production environments, not invented by Athena.

  86. Stefan P

    Stefan P9 days ago

    why do you shill for Raid Shadow Legends :(

  87. the sad one •

    the sad one •9 days ago

    5:05 _that's enough internet for today_

  88. fonsui playsvideogames

    fonsui playsvideogames9 days ago

    I watched your followup to the response to this sponsor spot on the WAN Show, and I honestly didn't think twice about the sponsor and just enjoyed consuming the content. I like rugged ethernet cables! Sponsor spots on your videos (and in general) are, to me, either neutral or positive value to me. In retrospect though, I honestly do feel a little uncomfortable with LMG technically "hawking" this game to some degree as I do feel it was designed with rather unscrupulous and unsavory design goals, but that is a separate discussion, which again, you brought up on the WAN Show - where does one draw the line between "capitalistic" and "predatory/parasitic"? It is possible that a reasonable definition could be arrived at, but that is certainly something that deserves discussion. I know I'd watch that show =p

  89. Rubab Mubarrat

    Rubab Mubarrat10 days ago

    The thumbnail looks like two dogs are mating in public

  90. Tucker Downs

    Tucker Downs10 days ago

    Those wall plates and connecters are called "EtherCon" in the AV industry @Linus Tech Tips. We use them a lot

  91. AzizT5M

    AzizT5M10 days ago

    As a lighting technician I have destroyed so many ethernet / ethercon cables

  92. Falenone

    Falenone10 days ago

    Omg they actually sponsored that garbage

  93. Layne Macfan124

    Layne Macfan12410 days ago

    Today's episode is sponsored by raid shadow legends

  94. Baseplate

    Baseplate10 days ago


  95. AV Mohith

    AV Mohith10 days ago

    I now know why LMG and Linus is putting out more videos, because those red camera proprietory cable costs 150dollars. RIP linus's bank account.😭😭😭😂😂

  96. RRP

    RRP10 days ago

    Does linus with LTT gear on look like a heroine addict?

  97. Belaziraf

    Belaziraf10 days ago

    Seriously, a tactical cable ? Like support troops can strangle incoming foes with it ?

  98. pr0xZen

    pr0xZen10 days ago

    Oh FFS Linus. Slap 1-2 dollars worth of Sugru on those $150 cables, to make far superior transition strain reliefs.

  99. pr0xZen

    pr0xZen10 days ago

    Cable quality is basically pure wankery, beyond being constructed to standardized spec. It doesn't mean _some_ "excessive" features and elements can't be genuinely useful in _some_ contexts, but the vast majority of it has little to no benefit. That most usually comes down to special cases of extreme noise, or when trying to push signal transfer _beyond_ the standard's spec rating. Personally, I wouldn't want my ethernet cable, especially one like this that's obviously intended for mobile and temporary connectivity, to have this level of mechanical strength. In case of an accident, I would rather have the cable or its locking mechanism fail, than the connected port in either end getting badly damaged or completely torn out.

  100. Tom O'Driscoll

    Tom O'Driscoll10 days ago

    They also use barrel connector Ethernet cables in stage lighting

  101. Ashura Li

    Ashura Li11 days ago

    9:45 The real toughest cable. Tough on the wallet.


    ALPHAZULU11 days ago

    11:20 when he announced the sponcer he sounded so sad

  103. Chris Caldwell

    Chris Caldwell11 days ago

    After listening to the wan show I came to watch this video to see why people are annoyed and I now see why. You Linus clearly makes it look like you are playing the game which if you recall in WAN show and I know you do, you specifically said: "I do not play Raid Shadow Legends". The reason why i had to come back to watch this is because one I have Floatpleane and two I wasn't really interested in the video. I am gonna be honest this type of sponsor where you falsely depict your self playing the game as in a game you have tried and love because that is exactly how you show it then I won't support this channel or on Floatplane.

  104. Alex Lee

    Alex Lee11 days ago

    I come here for the content. I don't care what the ads are for. Keep it up!

  105. splazer1

    splazer111 days ago

    shadow legends is cancer. disappointed. Do better

  106. Jonas Grill

    Jonas Grill11 days ago

    Man, I sure hate it when I accidentally unplug my ethernet cable and tie it between two trucks, then one of my friends happens to start towing the other truck which happens to be in neutral, therefore breaking my ethernet cable. I better get this super-strong cable so that doesn't happen again!

  107. saint92wtl

    saint92wtl11 days ago

    I really think that might take the cake for laziest segue to date

  108. Julian Amrine

    Julian Amrine11 days ago

    This stuff is not going to be loaded in and out of a truck 100 times because it's not going to see professional use. The Convertashell thing is kinda nice, but I'd much rather just put a Ethercon connector on one end because this cable doesn't do anything to protect the rj45 on your computer anyway.

  109. Julian Amrine

    Julian Amrine11 days ago

    Pro audio already has ruggedized cat6 on the market, and emergency infrastructure? There are also milspec connectors that are already in widespread use. I guess elitecore just wanted to sell something to rich gamers.