As a Blerd, technology and gadgets are core to my being. Blerd has a special interest in diversity in tech (see 5 Tech Companies Focused on Diversity & Inclusion & The Lie of Black Inclusion in Tech). With everything going on lately, technology has become even more front and certain of everyday life. Today I wanted to put a spotlight on 5 awesome Black Tech YouTubers that you should definitely know and subscribe to.
Marques Brownlee aka MKBHD
Probably the most well known black Youtuber on this list, MKBHD has been grinding as a tech YouTuber for around a decade! Marques is highly intelligent, personable, and breaks down all the tech gadgets that have caught your interest, but in an easy to understand way. You especially want to check out his videos when a new smartphone releases and if you are ever in the market for a new camera. I find his Retro Tech videos to be especially fun when you are looking to take a look at the past. The video below is especially hilarious as he examines the Sega Genesis, which was before his time.
Judner Aura is the host of UrAvgConsumer, and the beauty of the channel is that he breaks down tech in a way that stays true to the name. For your everyday person that is trying to decide what tech to buy, UrAvgConsumer let’s you know whether something is hype, or actually worth the money. If you are looking for the best channel to setup your entertainment or game room, this is the channel to watch. Judner is also a big anime fan like I know many of you are. With many of you working from home now, make sure to peep the home office setup video below.
TechMe0ut is a woman of color with an affinity for tech and an extremely soothing voice. TechMe0ut is a great YouTube channel if you are looking for recommendations or tutorials, especially for iOS and Android. If you have ever considered tweaking or jailbreaking your iPhone this is the channel for you. This channel is great if you are looking to hear about tech in a relaxed style, almost like you are there with them. TechMe0ut also does a great job answering tech questions in their comments section.
A true blerd without his own right, Lamarr Wilson loves tech and video games more than most. The way this channel explores tech is hilarious and will definitely help you crack a smile. If you want to see unboxings of some (*Mr. Dink voice*) very expensive tech, Lamarr Wilson’s YouTube channel is where you want to go. Samsung, don’t we deserve to get an 82″ TV too?
Soldier Knows Best
Soldier Knows Best is out there playing Animal Crossing with the rest of you. Soldier Knows Best focuses on news, reviews and demos of tech. Some of the channel’s most popular videos focus on Apple and gaming reviews. Need to figure out which smartphone to buy in 2020? Soldier Knows Best has you with their thoughts below.
There are a ton of other black tech YouTubers that I could have added to this list, but these were a few creators that stood out to me. What are some other black tech YouTubers you would recommend? Let us know in the comments below.