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CyberTruck Phone Impressions… Ridiculous


yo what’s up guys mkbhd here welcome back to quarantined content just a little entertainment for you while some of us are staying inside i’m your host marquez brownlee and uh you remember the cyber truck right made a lot of headlines mean angles no curves at all pretty unconventional looking to say the least but then after that do you remember all the articles that came out about the phone that was based on the cyber truck that was going to come out just a few weeks later well i have it here and this is this is perfect quarantine content because nobody’s actually thinking about buying this phone but i figured i’d check it out anyway because we just have that kind of time now so this is called the caviar iphone 11 pro max cyberphone and i guess it’s really appropriately named because that’s really all this is it’s an iphone 11 pro built into a casing that looks somewhat like a cyber truck i guess you know there are definitely no curves to this body at all it’s uh very angular it’s a straight up rectangle uh stands on its own very industrial looking so sure i guess i see it and it also like the cyber truck is huge so it turns the regular-sized iphone into a really wide heavy like brick-like object that would honestly probably be better as a self-defense projectile than anything else the cyber truck used cold rolled stainless steel as it’s like outside body panels giving it that distinctive look the cyber truck phone well can the cyber can i call wait hold on elon can they call it the cyber truck phone oh it’s the cyber phone right okay maybe

that’s safe so the cyber phone also uses bare metal as you can tell and it’s it’s titanium they say now they sent me this review sample which they say is aluminum but the final versions will be titanium if they ship any but just overall you get the picture you already know what an iphone is and you know what it looks like just imagine it in a case made of curveless metal with some clicky button cutouts and grooves on the sides in fact that’s really what it is you know the more you look at it the more it just looks like an iphone in a ridiculous case and it costs 7 000 so yeah that’s this is why i preface this by saying it’s it’s ridiculous no one in their right mind would pay thousands of dollars for an iphone in a metal case right but then again here’s the thing about pricing why would a thousand dollar phone wrapped in three hundred dollars of metal suddenly cost seven thousand dollars you may be having flashbacks to the video i did not too long ago about why apple’s charging seven hundred dollars for the wheels to the mac pro basically the pricing has everything to do with this logo on the back here caviar yes they are also the ones that made that hundred thousand dollar gold iphone i reviewed last year you can imagine if incipio or like otterbox or somebody tried to sell a metal case for the iphone like this how much could they get away with selling a case like this for 199 maybe 249 at the most but caviar is doing their thing going way over the top with the fancy

packaging and then the whole bunch of separately packaged accessories in there and the ton of paperwork including a certificate of authenticity and a bunch of advertising for their other products you might see a sort of a theme here so where you and i see a six month old iphone wrapped in a metal case for seven thousand dollars caviar and its customers potentially see another tech themed accessory collectible that happens to be riding the press wave of the actual cyber truck bingo it’s kind of dumb actually like the more you actually hold this and just look at it and and try to use it the more you realize this case actually makes the iphone experience worse and i know a lot of people buy nice cars and put them in a garage and maybe those same people buy this phone and never use it but if you try to use this because that’s my job uh there’s a couple things you might notice that are pretty bad there’s a sharp metal lip at the bottom of the phone where you’re supposed to swipe up for all your gestures every time you unlock so that’s pretty unfortunate the lightning port at the bottom is now recessed pretty far in thanks to the thickness of the case which means every time i try to use any higher quality lightning cable other than the cheap one

that comes with the iphone it doesn’t work because it doesn’t actually reach the lightning port it’s too far recessed also as you may have imagined a thick metal case like this nukes wireless charging so you can say goodbye to that feature too and i haven’t tested the antenna performance but i can’t imagine a case like this improves signal strength at all and there’s also this huge hole on the side because that’s where the sim card ejector tray is now they included this fancy tool which is metal with both a pin and a hook on it and that’s because in order to fish the sim card tray out of this case you need both to eject it and then use that hook to fish it out basically which is i mean i guess it’s cool that they thought of that but geez now that is an ugly hole in the side of your case so after all this i thought you know what maybe it’s a durability angle you know this thing’s a tank the cyber truck played the durability angle pretty well after all well pretty well [Music] but i figured hey you know what maybe this metal enclosure holds up to drops better but little did i know it would have its own cyber truck window moment i dropped the phone one time on video that’s the only time i’ve dropped it and just like the cyber truck the glass cracked so it’s not entirely a

bulletproof strategy also you may remember the promo videos with this dramatic folding piece over the front of the screen for protection and ergonomics but this one doesn’t actually have that see this is the cybertruck phone or cyberphone lite and that one doesn’t have any moving pieces but on their site you can step up to the full on cyberphone for 7 680 which gets you that fancy ergonomic plate thing or you can step all the way up to the 20 000 cyberphone billionaire edition where the the body is made of silver with gold accents i’m pretty isn’t silver a pretty soft metal actually well that probably won’t hold up to drops well but there you have it the cyber truck phone from all those videos and all those headlines does exist in real life and it’s ridiculous and nobody should actually buy one but you know what as a reward for making it to the end of this video about a ridiculous thing you should never buy uh you get a chance to win one so i’ll be giving away this my uh cracked aluminum review sample of the cyberphone i’ll be giving it away on twitter in the next few days so definitely follow over there if you want to get entered and have a shot at it and also let me know what you think about this thing in the comments section below also you can always grab some merch if you want to support the channel link below for that as well that’s been pretty much it thanks catch you guys very soon in the next one peace

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