View Poll Results: Do you watch unboxing videos?

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  • Yes

    6 54.55%
  • No

    5 45.45%
  1. Technoloay's Avatar
    The question's in the title.
    If yes,
    • Why?
    • How can these videos be improved?
    • Do you prefer lengthy or short ones?

    If no,
    • Why not?


    Thanks..
    02-11-2014 07:59 AM
  2. jmshub's Avatar
    No. I like technology and shiny new gadgets. But unboxing videos just don't appeal to me. The unboxing and initial setup of modern electronics is actually not a very good experience. Pulling the device out of the box and unwrapping the ton of shrink wrapped plastic stuck to it, assembling the device, and then the device needs to be turned on, you need to sign in with your account number (or create one if you don't have one yet), and then the device sets itself up and downloads updates, etc. This isn't fun for me when it's MY new toy, so I just wouldn't enjoy it on a video.
    Laura Knotek, Guytronic and zlx like this.
    02-11-2014 08:32 AM
  3. Ixia's Avatar
    My 8yr old likes watching Moshi Monster collectable figures being unwrapped on Youtube. The suspense of what will it be, will there be a rare figure etc :s It's beyond me, plus I'm phobic about polystyrene, so unwrapping electricals is the stuff of nightmares.
    02-11-2014 08:49 AM
  4. gedzum's Avatar
    Yes, mainly when I'm considering a product and I'd like a decent in depth look at it's contents and generally for an overview of the product (build/packaging quality, warranty etc). Watch them mainly to supplement any research I've done or if there is a related product that may have additional content and I may find better value.

    I might also watch unboxing if they show up in my sub box and I have nothing else to watch ;)
    snowmutt likes this.
    02-11-2014 09:45 AM
  5. nemecek_f's Avatar
    In general no. I am not really interested in seeing device from all angles and knowing that it comes inside a box with charger and cable :)
    Technoloay likes this.
    02-11-2014 09:49 AM
  6. snowmutt's Avatar
    With gedzum. I watch unboxing videos on devices i am actually interested in owning, mostly to see someone fumbling with it for the first time and just seeing how it looks in someone's hands before their reviews when it is sterile and rehearsed.
    Guytronic likes this.
    02-11-2014 06:01 PM
  7. Laura Knotek's Avatar
    No. I like technology and shiny new gadgets. But unboxing videos just don't appeal to me. The unboxing and initial setup of modern electronics is actually not a very good experience. Pulling the device out of the box and unwrapping the ton of shrink wrapped plastic stuck to it, assembling the device, and then the device needs to be turned on, you need to sign in with your account number (or create one if you don't have one yet), and then the device sets itself up and downloads updates, etc. This isn't fun for me when it's MY new toy, so I just wouldn't enjoy it on a video.
    Same reason I don't watch them.
    Guytronic likes this.
    02-11-2014 09:26 PM
  8. unstoppablekem's Avatar
    Yes, especially on products I like! Why? Because it gets me more hyped for it. :P
    snowmutt and Guytronic like this.
    02-11-2014 09:33 PM
  9. Indistinguishable's Avatar
    My 8yr old likes watching Moshi Monster collectable figures being unwrapped on Youtube. The suspense of what will it be, will there be a rare figure etc :s It's beyond me, plus I'm phobic about polystyrene, so unwrapping electricals is the stuff of nightmares.
    As someone who works in the plastics industry... What?
    Guytronic and snowmutt like this.
    02-13-2014 11:22 AM
  10. Ixia's Avatar
    What's the what for? That I'm phobic about polystyrene? It's not that unusual, the foamyness and squeakyness of it and all those little bits that shed off and get all static. Urgh.
    02-13-2014 05:14 PM
  11. Twitter@Firas_MD's Avatar
    I really do love watching unboxing videos, gives me that feeling when you get a new phone. Maybe its just me here XD
    QwarkDreams likes this.
    02-13-2014 05:19 PM
  12. QwarkDreams's Avatar
    For me, it really depends on 3 factors:

    1) Am I in the mood for it?
    2) Am I interested in the thing that's going to be unboxed?
    3) Unboxer has an enjoyable voice (no speed-talking, more words than 'uhm's)
    Twitter@Firas_MD likes this.
    02-13-2014 10:50 PM
  13. gedzum's Avatar
    What's the what for? That I'm phobic about polystyrene? It's not that unusual, the foamyness and squeakyness of it and all those little bits that shed off and get all static. Urgh.
    Is that the hard white packing material? If so, then yeah I also don't like that sqeakyness. It's like the nails on the chalkboard for me. Luckily I only dealt with it on PC cases. Most times, items I get now are packed with that soft cell foam. I think even PC cases are starting to ship with those now.
    Last edited by gedzum; 02-14-2014 at 10:16 AM.
    Ixia likes this.
    02-14-2014 02:00 AM
  14. Technoloay's Avatar
    So, what if the unboxing video was 6 seconds long? https://vine.co/v/MKFtF05WEKa - Is this a good idea?
    03-01-2014 08:54 AM
  15. muneshyne21's Avatar
    Unboxings are like geek porn to me.

    "Oooohhhh yeaaaaah...take that screen protector off and make yourself more comfortable..."
    snowmutt and Technoloay like this.
    03-01-2014 06:21 PM
  16. Jair Bautista's Avatar
    Si, para conocer las caracterstica del equipo y sus accesorios

    Sent from my Lumia 800 using Tapatalk
    03-01-2014 06:23 PM

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