Honesty in Tech Reviews

It’s a bit of a conflict of interest when you get free stuff in exchange for making a video about it, but my loyalty is with the audience. Lately the focus on “influencer marketing” has turned to “micro-influencers,” like myself, which is why I get these gadgets in the mail. The problem is, as with things like the below video, and also with the company that sent me Amazon Echo Cases, they’re products that make little or no sense, and I have to point that out.

It’s like they sit around and think, “what can we make to enhance these successful products,” without really being honest with themselves about the actual value they add to the product.

To be fair, the above battery for the Echo Dot isn’t really a bad idea, but then they also make a “case” so that you can carry it around with you strapped to your backpack.

The only scenario where I see that happening would be a college setting where there is one single WiFi connection across the entire campus. Otherwise, it makes no sense at all.

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