Welcome to the March installment of Unboxing Haul with Arlo the Phone Dog.
As you can see here, we have a bunch of different boxes that we are going to unbox for all of you. They were all sent to us through our P.O. Box. Without wasting anymore time, let’s go ahead and get started.
I do want to start with this bag here. I ordered this after the Falcon Heavy rocket launch that launched a Tesla Roadster into space. If you guys haven’t seen that footage, you should check it out. It is amazing. The shirt doesn’t look like it has the highest quality print but we have Starman or Spaceman, the Tesla Roadster and Earth in the background. It’s pretty awesome.
Here we have an unreleased BLU smartphone. I’m not going to reveal the name of it just yet because we’re going to review this thing in detail probably next week. But it looks like we have an 18:9 display, Quad-Core processor, 8-megapixel selfie camera, 13-megapixel main camera, metallic build, fingerprint sensor. This looks like a pretty sweet budget device. Stay tuned here on PhoneDog for when we review this smartphone.
“Hi Beau! Hope you like the mouse” from Will. Here we have the Lexip B3DM-Pro Gaming Mouse. What appears to be so special about this mouse is that it features a joystick on the sides so you can select, create, edit, move, pan, zoom, and rotate 3D models with one hand. Thanks, Will, for sending out the Lexip mouse. I look forward to testing it out.
Someone sent us a tv antenna so it looks like I’ll be getting some cable TV except through an antenna. We have a coaxial cable and a hub (which is powered through a mini USB cable). So it’s from a company called Winegard. It’s called the Winegard FlatWave Indoor HDTV Antenna. This one has a range of 50 miles. At the end of this video, I will test this out.
This is probably the coolest thing yet, aside from this shirt. Here we have the Anker Nebula Capsule Projector. This is a projector that runs Android TV. It’s kind of like an all-in-one package from what I gather. It features a built-in battery so you don’t have to run a cable across the room to cast things or broadcast things to your wall.
Android is built-in so you can run a bunch of different apps right directly through this system. There’s a 360-degree speaker built-in. Technically, it runs Android 7.1. It has a display resolution of 854x480, which is pretty solid for a projector; especially one that costs less than $300.
It has a nice presentation. We have a remote, power cable, carrying case, some paperwork, cleaning cloth, and the star of the show. This thing is really portable. It would be great for camping. It has a metal build, volume buttons up top, a power button, a tripod mount, focus ring. I’m really looking forward to testing this out. Nebula by Anker, I believe, this launched through an Indiegogo campaign that completely smashed the record. I have high hopes for this thing. I’ve been looking forward to testing it out. I will probably include it in a Best Tech episode later this month.
Zendure has sent us two, what looks to be, premium battery packs. One is a 26,800mAh battery pack (Zendure A8 QC Battery Pack (26,800mAh) with a metallic build construction. The other is a 10,000mAh battery pack (Zendure A3TC Battery Pack (10,000mAh) with a similar build construction.
Both feature a third generation Type-C input and output. The A8 QC external battery pack features Quick Charging 3.0 technology. This looks to be one of the most durable battery packs that I will ever use and it should be able to charge my devices multiple times. I’m definitely going to carry this thing around with me on the go.
The A3TC battery is the 10,000mAh battery while the A8 QC is the large 26,800mAh battery.
This is interesting. Somebody sent us a digital infrared thermometer. It comes in a cute, little package. You just slide to open up. We have some batteries and the thermometer would be inside this little carrying pouch. We have to test this out.
Back in the good, old days, they would make you stick this metal rod underneath your tongue and hold it there for 30 seconds or so until it reads your temperature. But now, because we’re living in the future, we can just scan our foreheads and it’ll tell us how hot we are.
I’m not really sure how accurate this thing is but if you want to check it out for yourself, it’s probably available on Amazon called the digital forehead thermometer with model EF100A by TWOBIU. It’s FDA approved so it’s got to be good, right?
YI, the fine people at Yi Technology, asked me if I wanted to review their new YI Discovery 4K Action Camera and I said yes. So that’s basically what this is.
We’ve got a battery, charging cable, and paperwork. This is the camera itself-- a tiny thing that can capture 4K high-quality, wide-angle video similar to GoPro quality. I’ve reviewed YI’s products before. They made several different action cameras. They have some really good products. If you are on a budget and want something similar to a GoPro but don’t want to pay as much for one, you should check out the YI Action Camera.
So this product is also from Winegard, the company that makes the TV antennas. This is their super high-end Winegard Elite 7550 TV Antenna. It features a lot more stuff here. Unlike the previous option that sticks to the back of your TV since it’s thin enough, this will actually be able to be mounted in an attic or outside on your roof or side of your house or a deck to offer the best possible range.
As you can see here, we have all these stuff that’s going to allow us to do that. We have a mounting pole, mounting dock, some poles, and the antenna itself. It’s not too big but it’s certainly larger than the white antenna behind me. We have a coaxial port here.
So imagine you just mount this on a wall like this or attic, somewhere out of sight preferably. I don’t have the numbers in front of me but I’m guessing the range is around 50 miles or it’s even greater.
Soylent, I forgot I ordered this. I must have accidentally ordered this through Amazon’s subscription service.
This is Soylent. If you’re not familiar with Soylent (not sponsored), it’s a ready-to-drink meal. It has 400 calories per serving and it features all of the nutrients that you will need so that you can completely replace food and just drink Soylent if you want. So you can get a complete meal just from drinking one of these a day. Actually that’s kind of a lie, you have to drink a total of five of these a day to get your complete source of proteins, nutrients, and vitamins. One of these bottles contain 20% of all your daily recommended vitamins. You also get 20 grams of protein here as well.
It basically just tastes like soy milk. This is the original flavor so there’s no other flavors. I’ve had the Chai flavor, which is pretty good but it does taste a little bit artificial. I still have not tried the chocolate flavor. There’s also a vanilla flavor and coffee flavor. I usually drink one of these in the morning. So one bottle. One pack can last me around almost a month.
My only complaint is that it uses soy. Some studies say that soy is not good for you, others say it’s not very healthy for men. They can also be pretty pricey. I think Amazon is selling them for about $3/bottle but you have to buy a large pack of them like what I have here.
We have two more products that will likely be included in our Best Tech series. I know I keep mentioning that. These are two large products. We’re going to start with this one here from EcoVacs Robotics.
So it looks like we have a vacuum. This is called the EcoVacs Deebot Robot Vacuum. It looks to be a little bit smaller than the Eufy that we reviewed in our last Best Tech episode. The top kind of has a matte plastic feel, not that it matters.
There’s a pretty big bumper here that goes 180-degrees around the vacuum. It has rubber wheels, a slightly smaller brush. It’s kind of weird that we’re getting a lot of vacuums recently. They’re all automated. I think they’re all really cool. I think anyone who is a fan of mobile tech is a fan of tech in general. And robotic autonomous vacuums are pretty techy.
I think the future is home tech. Having robots clean your home for you is certainly a win in my book. I love testing out this sort of thing. And what’s cool about some of these newer ones is that they come with remotes and can be programmed to run by themselves. Some of the higher end ones can be controlled through your phone. They create maps of your entire apartment or home.
’m definitely looking forward to testing this out. Thank you Deebot for sending this out.
Last but not least, we have one really special audio product. It is from a company called SoundCast. We have a power cable, audio cable, a Lithium Ion battery, and some different charging adapters if you live overseas. This thing is cool.
This is the SoundCast VG5 Bluetooth Speaker, a $500 speaker but it is so unique. I’m hoping it sounds good. We’re going to have to see.
What’s so special about this thing is that it is completely wireless so it features Bluetooth so you don’t need to string your cable from your phone over to this speaker to play music. What’s also cool is you don’t need to string a cable to keep this thing powered up. It literally has a handle in the back here so you can carry around this thing with you when you’re outside, maybe at a picnic. I don’t know if you can bring this thing on a hike. But anywhere you go, you can bring this thing with you and use battery power to play music.
It’s waterproof, dustproof, shockproof (to a certain degree). I don’t know about you but I think it’s super cool. I think it’s neat how massive this thing is. I’m pretty accustomed to reviewing smaller waterproof speakers that are rugged and whatnot. But I’ve not messed with anything this big.
In terms of specifications, it features Bluetooth 4.2 with 8 memory slots, a downfiring 6-inch woofer and two 3-inch full-range drivers so this thing should bump some sound.
Huge thanks to SoundCast for sending this device out.
With that last one, thanks so much for watching the March installment of Unboxing Haul with Arlo the Phone Dog. Thankfully, he’s here now and due at the end of the video. I really enjoy producing these types of videos. I hope you guys enjoy watching them. It’s kind of funny how people like watching other people unbox things. I’m totally guilty of that.