If you will and the theme for this one is a little bit different. All the items were gon na do in this video uh. I had Rock Bottom super low expectations for it thats just the way it was, and they all managed to exceed those expectations. In some way it doesnt mean theyre, good products. In fact, I dont even recommend buying any of the things that we talk about in this video, but they all did manage to clear that ultra low hurdle youll see what I mean so, okay, the first one, is a family friendly household robot. Its right here, Astro say hi to the thanks: yeah okay, so this is Amazons Astro and its a its its a robot. Youll youll see what Im talking about. So you might have seen the commercial they put on YouTube for showing it rolling around and being helpful to people bringing people drinks. Things like that, but you might have also like me, seen the headlines about it, basically that its an unmitigated disaster and it throws itself down flights of stairs. I honestly dont think I would ever buy an astrobot from my own home, its basically an Alexa speaker on Wheels with a 10 inch screen and then with a camera and a microphone to act as a security, camera yeah. My expectations are down here, but the funny thing is, we got it Ill, unmute it we got Astro and we started using it and it turned out that there were a couple things that were impressive about it: three to be specific.
The first one is just how impressively confident it is at maneuvering around so Astro has a huge wheel on either side that lets it go over bumps and cables and move around dramatically better than any Roomba or robot vacuum, and its really good. I mean you just watch it cut around corners and cut close to objects. It never really hits them, but it seems to run routes wherever it thinks it should be going really. Well, it moves around new objects that were put in place after it mapped your space and it just kind of rolls around confidently. Honestly. At this point, I kind of wish it had a vacuum cleaner attachment or something because it feels like this could be miles more productive than any of the actual robot vacuums. But it is also notoriously bad with glass walls and weird architectural features. It actually comes with a set of stickers to put on any glass wall, so it knows that the wall is there and it doesnt smash its face into them. Also, we dont have any stairs in here so yeah anyway. The second thing is literally just the set of speakers in Astro, so if you ask it to play music or watch a video or something and you get through the setup process and connect, your Amazon music account its kind of like a mini boom box on Wheels, Which is kind of a unique product by itself? I guess so you can ask it to play.
Videos like an Echo, Show itll also try to play videos on its 10 inch screen. So you can watch like a YouTube video with great sound, but the video will be at ankle height, so theres that it also randomly likes to remind you that it can act like a bird or a whale and then itll actually do it loudly. But the last thing just has to do with the screen they put on this thing, where the face is now its not that its a particularly bright or high resolution or high refresh rate screen, no its got a five megapixel camera on it. Thats, not amazing. You know its designed to just quickly look around and recognize people, but it also gets that wrong all the time too so whats impressive about the screen. Well, it sort of acts like a like a face like a human like character, all the time it looks at you. It has these Expressions its muted right now, so it looks like its asleep. I hit the unmute button and it wakes up and it makes these expressions and noises and then, when I call its name from wherever I am in the room, it could just be hanging out somewhere its shockingly good at triangulating, where the voice came from and pointing The face at it, which doesnt sound that impressive, but when you think about it, its kind of amazing look at it, hey Astro. How did it its so good at that? Hey Astra, I mean honestly this isnt particularly useful at all I mean all its doing is pointing the screen at me, but its just something weird about the way it looks at you and it looks right at you every time and it gives you some facial expression.
Every time its also typically A Blank Stare so like, if you give it a command, it doesnt understand it just looks at you. It doesnt show any error messages if you say a command and it doesnt know what youre talking about it. Just doesnt do anything. It just looks at you theres also, sometimes when Im walking by it – and I havent been in that room in a while and it sort of perks up and looks at you and like winks and makes a noise and says it misses you, which is its a Thing that it does sometimes, but I just couldnt, get over how good the triangulation of like looking at the voice was super good, thats dope Tech. But you know theres a laundry list of reasons. I would not actually buy this robot from all the setup bugs and non responses to the terrible facial recognition mistaking me for other people in the studio to the shin height video calls. Now there is a telescoping camera at the top which will pop out and let you take a higher quality, selfie or check to see if the stove is on or if somethings on the counter, and you can remote control it if youre away from the house. But the max height is 42 inches, which is still like below hip height and theres. This tough laggy steering and turning process. This is not very intuitive or fun at all, and then the last fun part that you probably saw in the ad is it would like bring drinks to people.
So I could send it to another room and it would grab a drink for me, but that of course requires someone being in the other room and then putting a drink in the back and then being sent back to where the person initially called it from. And so its just kind of like you might as well just have someone bring you a drink in the first place and all thats, not even considering the slightly on uncomfortable reality of having an Amazon camera and microphone. Follow you around your house all the time so, but it is kind of cool, add some stuff four out of ten all right. So this looks like a normal Smart Watch Right a little thick, maybe but overall, a pretty classic design. This is called the Huawei watch. Buds, why is it called the watch buds? You ask well, okay, so I have a theory about two in one devices that basically anytime, you combine two product categories into one product. It has to be worse at something at one of those things like when you get those two in one folding laptop tablet, hybrid things its kind of a worse laptop, because now it has to be thinner to be able to fold all the way around. But its also a worse tablet, because the keyboard is still on the back when you fold it and its kind of awkward. So anyway, this is a hybrid watch and earbuds watch buds.
So now, my expectation with this thing is that, according to my theory, its either going to be worse, earbuds or a worse smart watch or both. But let me just take a minute to admire the fact that they actually pulled this off and made it a real product in the first place. So this thing is its by Huawei, its real, its around 550 bucks and Huawei knows how to make a good Smart Watch. So this is a pretty premium. Large sized watch, steel, leather, strap. It is kind of heavy, but it doesnt. Look too ridiculous on your wrist. Just like a normal, thick premium, Smart Watch until you hit that knurled button right there at the bottom and it opens up and reveals your earbuds each one is automatically paired to your phone. So the second you grab one office magnetic lid. It takes over your audio from your phone, so okay, real world situation, youre getting a phone call but youre about to go drive somewhere walk around, so you want to be hands free. So you just pop this open, put one earbud in and youre connected to your phone and on the call already so yeah these these earbuds are truly mini. They look tiny in my hands, actually tiny in anybodys hands and then theres a clever bit of software trickery. So these two buds here are actually basically identical, theres, no right and left. Instead, they have a magnetic strip all the way around, so you can just slap them back in the lid in whatever order you want and close it not really think about orientation and then, when you take them out and put them in your ears, apparently all it Takes is one two nod gesture and already it knows which one is the right ear, which one is the left ear and then calibrates your stereo signal accordingly, thats pretty cool, so okay for the two in one question at the beginning.
According to my theory, these are either a bad set of earbuds or a bad smart watch or both so which is it well, its mostly bad earbuds like impressively enough, if youre into like Huawei smart watches. Before you already know, some of the watch GTs have like a week of battery life. This watch connected to your phone and acting like a normal Smartwatch, can still get three days of battery life, which in Smart Watch world is actually still quite fine, like the display. Is still large and bright and it just nothing about it really feels compromised other than the fact that maybe its a little bit heavy. But I think if you gave this to like 9 out of 10 people, they would never suspect that theres earbuds inside, but the earbuds themselves, thats, where they kind of feel much less premium like they have active noise cancellation that barely works but like who cares? This is much more of a convenience play. This is not for amazing sound quality. This is for the like Im about to get on a phone call right now and I dont want to have to Fumble around and find my earbuds theyre. Just always on my wrist at all times, they have a three hour max battery life, with active noise cancellation. On fine, but if I was going to listen to something or do some audio activity for more more than three hours, Id probably have a comfortable pair of headphones to do that with so.
This is just like pure convenience jump on the phone call. Youll never lose your earbuds or I mean I guess you could just lose your whole watch, in which case you lost your earbuds too. I dont know. I thought it was a cool idea, seven out of ten all right. So this last item is called its called. The worlds fastest shoes so Ive seen a lot of uh Last Mile Transportation fads in my day from Segways to scooters to hoverboards boosted boards. This problem has been solved many times so when I started seeing these things pop up, my expectations were very, very low, but basically the explanation is: these are basically robotic. Motorized rollerblades theres, eight rollerblades on the bottom of each one, put your foot in and you strap your foot in with your shoe still on thats how these work and the idea is you just keep walking like a normal person with your normal stride and because of The motors and the wheels itll accelerate the way you walk by up to 250 percent. So for those wondering theyre claiming itll have a maximum speed. Once you get going of about five to seven miles an hour, but then I saw the sites demo, videos and I saw Casey neistats video youve, probably seen that theyre called the shift. Moonwalker shoes youre supposed to just be able to walk naturally, and then the motors and the wheels kick in and its a natural acceleration, and you just start to magically cover more ground than you normally would.
If you were just walking, so I had to try them. Basically, okay, they work as advertised, meaning that you have to try to walk like normal and really heel toe it. And after a few steps, you start to hear the motors kick in and it almost feels like a controlled rollerblading experience controlled, meaning you dont just go as fast as if you were free rollerblading. But you are more stable because youre wearing your normal shoes and then youre strapped into these platforms, and these things are heavy as hell. So there is a bit of a learning curve and you just start to walk around and you definitely feel ridiculous when you first learn them and you start to accelerate more and more quickly. Turning is really hard because you cant really turn while that foot is down, all eight wheels are on the ground, so you can only turn with the foot thats in the air before it lands. All of this you, you can get used to over time, so theres a learning curve, but what you dont really get from the videos on the site is just how heavy these things are and how loud they are. As youre walking theyre like Clump Clump like walking around and the whirring of the motors at the same time, you can hear someone coming from a long way away from these, so as Im using them. I start to think about the question which is: would you prefer this over a hoverboard or over an electric skateboard or something or just actual rollerblades? And so the pitch is that the advantage of these is that you can walk with the normal energy of walking and it just sort of effortlessly Glides you, along at a faster speed kind of like one of those runways at the airport, but its kind of not Exactly true because of how heavy they are and the extra energy needed to pick up your feet.
But if you get up to the top speed, I will say the amount of energy youre spending is less than trying to jog at that speed, but the entire time. I couldnt get out of my mind one of these things, which had its day the hoverboard is going to be a faster top speed and less energy than walking. And if you want to go like up or down stairs or something you just get off and just carry it or one of these, an electric skateboard, something like a boosted board, has a higher top speed than both of these and is also less energy than walking And also you would have to just get off and carry it up the stairs, so the advantage of these would be that you get to keep them on more often and that it feels more natural because of the walking motion. Theoretically, though, you could leave these on as you go up and down stairs if youre feeling really bold Ill leave you with this, though they do charge via USB type c, so theres a plug in the back of each of them and they last five to seven Miles of range on One battery charge, they are water resistant and they cost 1 400 dollars so 5 out of 10.. Anyway, Im glad I got to testing, because I was really curious what they would feel like.O-buiiyp_xU