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Our top UK tech influencers on YouTubeDate Posted: 9 October, 2018
Not so long ago, thinking about UK tech influencers on YouTube may have conjured images of monster PCs and systems more complicated than the plot of Inception. As tech has continued to become more appealing to a wider audience, however, so have the influencers.
We’ve already written about a handful of our favourite UK influencers here, with one even getting another special mention below. Having worked with a range of tech-specific influencers, we decided however that they warranted their own list.
So here it is! Whether you’re looking to get your phone reviewed, tips on a PC build or just fancy a bit of RGB fun, then you’ve come to the right place.
1) Gadgets Boy
Certainly the most lifestyle-orientated influencer in the list, Gadgets Boy is just as well known for his excellent Instagram page as he is for YouTube. Having appeared in publications such as ShortList and The Times Magazine, the latter for his modelling for Burton, he is certainly a man with style. More importantly here, however, he also knows a thing or two about tech.
Previously the tech editor at Unilad, Gadgets Boy (real name Tomi Adebayo) is particularly well known for his knowledge of phones, watches and cars. Recent uploads, such as his Acer Predator Orion 3000 unboxing and Audi Q8 overview, have already had several thousand views at the time of writing, and highlight where his interests lie.
Covering new launches as well as trade shows, such as CES, he should be your first port of call for any aspirational lifestyle tech.
Expertise: Audio, cars, lifestyle accessories, phones
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TechTeamGB, aka Andrew McDonald, is a serious tech head. Focussing on PCs and all of the accessories that go with them, from peripherals to graphics cards, his in-depth reviews have led to a loyal following and an impressive bank of content.
Andrew doesn’t pull any punches with his reviews, with each product covered receiving an award based on performance. There are also live streams and other feature videos, such as Andrew’s overview of the tech on his set, giving his audience a little more insight into the mountain of gear he receives.
Expertise: Laptops, monitors, PCs, peripherals
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It seems like you can’t move for a gaming influencer these days, and often it’s hard to choose which one to go with. There’s no doubt in our minds, however, that if it’s gaming tech you want covered, SilencedTech is someone to seriously consider.
The page is all about shining a light into the best equipment for your setup. From standalone reviews to benchmarks and the awesome “Epic Time Lapse PC Builds” video series, SilencedTech is one of the leading UK tech influencers on YouTube when you want someone that knows their DPI from their contrast displays.
His videos regularly get viewing figures well into the tens of thousands, despite only having 65,000 subscribers. Most importantly, however, he knows his tech, and will give your gear the time and thought it deserves.
Expertise: Gaming, laptops, monitors, PCs, peripherals
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4) PC Centric
PC Centric might be familiar to some of you as the page run by one of TrustedReviews’ peripherals reviewers, Marcus Cole. If not, then you’re in for a treat. Marcus again looks primarily at gaming rigs, covering everything from reviews on mice to PC builds and VR.
The page also has its own dedicated section on laptops and tablets however, and unlike SilencedTech or TechTeamGB, Marcus also looks at the games themselves. Published as review-style videos, he dives into whether a game is worth your time and money. Perfect for both your software and hardware needs.
Expertise: Gaming, laptops, monitors, PCs, peripherals, tablets
Most popular video: Should You Build Or Buy A Gaming PC?
5) The Tech Chap
None of the UK tech influencers in this list have got particularly cryptic names and the same can be said for The Tech Chap. Since moving on from TrustedReviews as its video editor, The Tech Chap has gone on to become an authority on everything from laptops to phones and cameras.
Always beautifully shot and edited, The Tech Chap is regularly uploading review videos on the latest gear. You can also rely on The Tech Chap to pull in strong figures, with an average engagement of 29.5% and often capable of hitting in excess of 100,000 views. A laptop roundup he uploaded that included our very own ASUS has managed to get over 960,000 views as of October 2018, showing the potential reach his videos can achieve.
His value really lies however in his features and tech tips. Whether you’re wondering why exactly the Huawei Mate 20 Lite has 4 cameras, or what Intel Optane Memory really means, visiting this page is a must.
Even if you’re not looking for something quite that specific, we’re sure you’ll find something worth hanging around for.
Expertise: Cameras, cars, laptops, PCs, peripherals, phones, tablets
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