We've heard that before from 'ole Techmoan with the Innovv K1 and the DDPai M6+. Of course, those didn't work out quite so well in the long run. Techmoan does good work but over time I've come to the conclusion that his primary motive is affiliate link sales. There was a time when he was about the only person doing dash cam reviews and he performed a very valuable service as a "hobbyist" reviewer but that's no longer the case. Now it's clearly all about click revenues. Endorsing a product for profits is a business model. The fact that he now asks for donations via Patreon as if he is some sort of charity case needing financial assistance is also something I find especially disheartening along with his highly promotional, link saturated Wikipedia page. Someone who can regularly and repeatedly generate hundreds of thousands or even millions of views on YouTube and has a very popular personal web site brimming with affiliate links doesn't need charity. Sadly, I'm no longer the fan I once was.He likes it enough for it to be his preferred choice in his own car.
Well, not easy to predict how well a device will behave in the long run.We've heard that before from 'ole Techmoan with the Innovv K1 and the DDPai M6+. Of course, those didn't work out quite so well in the long run. Techmoan does good work but over time I've come to the conclusion that his primary motive is affiliate link sales. ....
Exactly, I heard youtube had chopped ad revenue by half, which obviously sucks for people who's primary/only income is youtube, but it should be down to the user to do something about how they earn their money. If a family run business on the high street finds their takings are 50% down, they don't send staff out onto the street to ask passers-by to give them money (even if they wouldn't ever shop there), they either restructure how their business makes money, or they fail and (hopefully) take on a new venture or change career, forgive me if I sound harsh but that's literally how life works.Well, not easy to predict how well a device will behave in the long run.
About patreon it has a lot to do with youtube's monetization/demonetization policy changes.
I do not know if many people will like to support (with patreon) for a long time multiple youtube channels...
Techmoan works hard on his videos and produces slick reviews and some people may buy from the affiliate links and some won't but that's not the point. The question becomes whether endorsements and reviews are fully objective and trustworthy when the reviewer convinces people to go out and buy the product.Well, I think people are way too ready to jump with harsh judgements (and there might be a bit of envy there too..)
You get everything for free, nobody FORCES you to use affiliate links or watch ads and pay patreon.
I do not really care about the claims of Honest/non honest reviews, if there is an affiliated link or not, patreon begging and other stuff
Over the years I have a rough idea how reviewers works and I enjoy the shows they put together.
I reckong though you need a LOT of time to put together those reviews and edit videos: Techmoan does a VERY professional job on that.
It's hardly worth discussing whether Techmoan gives a hoot about anyone's opinion. Are you suggesting we shouldn't express ours because of that?I doubt that Techmoan's 603,000 YouTube subscribers could care less about opinions expressed here over his competence or integrity.
Sales of this dashcam will undoubtedly enjoy a worldwide surge on the strength of Techmoan's recommendation. The Aukey brand is increasingly well known & respected, the price is right, the 2 year warranty is welcome, the form factor is good, video & audio quality is decent.
Anyone seeking a well-priced dual channel dashcam would be silly not to shortlist it.
He does, and I really like his videos, and if the affiliate links pay his wages then that's because he's "doing it right", but setting up patreon to ask people for money in my opinion is begging, and it offends me, since he isn't destitute, but as you say, we're not forced to pay, and I don't!I reckong though you need a LOT of time to put together those reviews and edit videos: Techmoan does a VERY professional job on that.
I agree. Patreon was originally supposed to be all about supporting creative people and starving artist types whose work you liked but it's evolved into a sort of profit monster that many people are exploiting, There's even a graphic floating around about people who are bringing in incomes of tens of thousands of dollars a year who don't actually do anything.He does, and I really like his videos, and if the affiliate links pay his wages then that's because he's "doing it right", but setting up patreon to ask people for money in my opinion is begging, and it offends me, since he isn't destitute, but as you say, we're not forced to pay, and I don't!
I know just what you mean. Sometimes I cringe watching some of the stuff he does with cameras or the things he dismisses or glosses over. One small example is how he had no clue about the time lapse mode on the DR-02, assuming no one would have any need for such a thing and dismisses the feature without considering how the feature is actually used, why it is there (such as when parked) or the small amount of data it writes to a memory card .I really like his videos too, seen quite a bit of his audio and other tech videos too, very informative. "Super capacitor"!, love the accent.
With his dash cam videos though, he tends to drop the ball. Had the rear camera cable plugged in the wrong way around during the review and then also in the car. Also it's a class 10 card, not "class 3", don't expect him to confuse it with U3.
Basically one doesn't expect such rookie mistakes if he's looking to make money off affiliate links and asking for donations.