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  • čas přidán 13. 09. 2023
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  • @Theoreticallly
    @Theoreticallly Před 10 měsíci +4870

    I feel sorry for the kid that asked for a laptop for christmas and got this

    • @superboy3956
      @superboy3956 Před 10 měsíci +269

      That was me on my birthday😂

    • @That0neDud
      @That0neDud Před 10 měsíci +171

      I had one of these as a kid in the late 2000s

    • @youngcodus2189
      @youngcodus2189 Před 10 měsíci +89

      I HAD ONE OF THESE

    • @ThatSocialKid
      @ThatSocialKid Před 10 měsíci +10

      oof

    • @Rizko505
      @Rizko505 Před 10 měsíci +53

      I had one and i loved it as a kid😂

  • @Dogeforlife0
    @Dogeforlife0 Před 10 měsíci +5696

    "Kids 4 and under can't handle this much disappointment." Absolute masterpiece of a line, thank you angry australlian man

    • @SuperNuclearUnicorn
      @SuperNuclearUnicorn Před 10 měsíci +102

      Most Aussies yell at the TV when watching footy, Wade decided it would be more productive if he yells at shitty electronics instead

    • @kingflippynips3102
      @kingflippynips3102 Před 10 měsíci +19

      I had one of these when I was 5-6 and I loved it lol. It had a different theme with some investigator/cop animation that played on boot-up. The thing had an actual functioning Ethernet port (separate from the mouse port) and (Ancient) serial printer drivers.

    • @DarkStar-nw8ee
      @DarkStar-nw8ee Před 10 měsíci +10

      An ad came at just the right time to cut off the “isappointment” part of disappointment, so uhhh…

    • @drammo
      @drammo Před 10 měsíci +4

      ​@@kingflippynips3102 What did the ethernet port do?

    • @vorpi
      @vorpi Před 10 měsíci

      @@drammo I'd love to know that too

  • @ZeroSuitSamo
    @ZeroSuitSamo Před 10 měsíci +955

    As far as computer themed toys for children go, that one is actually pretty neat. The working mouse is a treat. I have this weird thing, though, where I will notice some little charecter and wonder who drew that. Wonder how many people actually take the time to notice it. My daughter definitely never talked about the cute cartoon mouse playing soccer on the frame of the electronic soccer net toy, yet someone made that charecter, and it was printed on a sticker to put on the toy. So seeing those animations really hit that feeling hard. Someone made them, likely only for this one toy. I wonder how many people had ever seen them before today.

    • @DonVigaDeFierro
      @DonVigaDeFierro Před 10 měsíci +54

      Oh yeah. Now I wonder if there's a German word for that feeling...

    • @Burn77oas7
      @Burn77oas7 Před 9 měsíci +50

      Ya I think he doesn't realize it's a toy for children... as far as it's classification, it's not a laptop, but a learning tool for children designed to resemble a laptop and in that sense not really a nugget, but for a 5 year old a good bit of random fun and learning 🤷

    • @MadameSomnambule
      @MadameSomnambule Před 9 měsíci +25

      Sometimes I wonder that myself. Especially if the art style is really nice and cute or if the art looks janky as all hell.

    • @ZeroSuitSamo
      @ZeroSuitSamo Před 9 měsíci +31

      @MadameSomnambule yeah, when it's really nice, the thought is "someone put a lot of time and care I to your design, I wonder if any kids ever noticed you." And when it's super janky (this transfers to cheaply made toys in general too) its more of a "you poor thing, I wonder if any kid has ever really loved you" as if it's toy story or something lol

    • @Vespyr_
      @Vespyr_ Před 8 měsíci +4

      Toys like this are sold in less developed countries in urban markets all over the world. You'd find these at street side electronic stores in South America etc, and rural stores.

  • @raaaaHr
    @raaaaHr Před 9 měsíci +385

    NOOOOO I remember getting a laptop exactly like this and I was so excited to get my first computer. I was a kid so I didn't realize how tiny the screen actually was until I opened it. I tried very hard not to look disappointed in front of my aunt. I played with it once and got bored of it.

    • @blacksabbath4346
      @blacksabbath4346 Před 9 měsíci +26

      lmao this happens all the time as a kid

    • @therunawaykid6523
      @therunawaykid6523 Před 7 měsíci +30

      Yeah it’s incredibly difficult to pretend to look happy with a disappointing present

    • @cosmic7234
      @cosmic7234 Před 18 dny

      thats how those kids toys usually go. i got a toy camera one year (weird blobby vtech one), after my brother had gotten a camcorder. played with it once then just took his old camcorder to use lmao. Same thing with those toy consoles

  • @spud8237
    @spud8237 Před 10 měsíci +2608

    Ashens, LGR, and Dankpods all in one. Perfection.

    • @laurencescully
      @laurencescully Před 10 měsíci +234

      Just need Techmoan and the 8bit guy and bigclive and it will be complete

    • @CyanoTex
      @CyanoTex Před 10 měsíci +119

      ​@@laurencescullyThe Infinity stones of technology CZcamsrs.

    • @A_ARAFAT
      @A_ARAFAT Před 10 měsíci +59

      ​​@@laurencescullyAnd Maybe hugh Jeffrey's and psivewri as well
      Edit: Almost Forgot The retro Future, MattKC and MichaelMJD

    • @dannystavs2003
      @dannystavs2003 Před 10 měsíci +20

      The crossover we all wished happened.

    • @hecticscone
      @hecticscone Před 10 měsíci +54

      @@CyanoTex can't forget about Technology Connections!

  • @Albinus98
    @Albinus98 Před 10 měsíci +467

    Thing is... My parents bought me one of these (The previous generation) when I was like 3 and I ABSOLUTELY loved it. I could spend literally hours upon hours doing God knows what and just learning stuff. It even taught me how to multiply, and I still have it somewhere in their place. You could even attach a printer to it through a prehistorical serial port.
    Besides, one of the activities was a bunch of National Anthems played with that crappy 8-bit like sound. I think that's why most of my little friends of that time ended up with migraines or voices in their heads.
    Thanks for the memories, Wade. Thank you a lot.

    • @Isomnator57
      @Isomnator57 Před 10 měsíci +13

      Same. I had something really similar around 99/00, I don't think it had a full keyboard board, but it had the same bezels around the screen and some "fun" puzzle games

    • @Aeduo
      @Aeduo Před 10 měsíci +21

      It's not a collection of anthems if it's missing the USSR anthem.

    • @Knaeckebrotsaege
      @Knaeckebrotsaege Před 10 měsíci +18

      Similar story, I got a VTech Genius Leader 6000SL as a kid in the late 90s and I absolutely loved it. Bonus points: it actually tried teaching me a programming language (it had a whole BASIC interpreter built in and you could program your own things on it). Granted, not much of it stuck but hey...

    • @doctahjonez
      @doctahjonez Před 10 měsíci +2

      ​@@Isomnator57Was it a Vtech? I also had one similar

    • @RazyarennyyVengerskiIGamer
      @RazyarennyyVengerskiIGamer Před 10 měsíci +2

      I used to have a similar one, but it had a mandatory USB type of thing that you had to plug in to make it work, I forgot what was it's name.

  • @MarbleFox162
    @MarbleFox162 Před 10 měsíci +28

    6:53 “press any cheese to make us follow the beat”

  • @Misguided_Robot273
    @Misguided_Robot273 Před 9 měsíci +123

    Fun fact, the company behind this made a Barbie themed version, and it has an audio in jack. The speakers (yes there are 2) are decent and surprisingly not mono. So you can get really fuzzy distorted audio if you so wish

    • @loveline119
      @loveline119 Před 8 měsíci +6

      I had that one when I was a kid and I could not get enough of it.

    • @SonicGamerGirl2006
      @SonicGamerGirl2006 Před 8 měsíci +9

      I happen to have a lot of these Barbie educational laptops by Oregon Scientific. Despite being an adult now, these toys REALLY are entertaining to play with! 😊😁

    • @Drivetonotcrash
      @Drivetonotcrash Před 8 měsíci +3

      Pink laptop

    • @furbymaster4239
      @furbymaster4239 Před 8 měsíci +1

      Oh thank God I'm not the only one that had one, whatever I tell people about it they think I'm crazy

    • @SonicGamerGirl2006
      @SonicGamerGirl2006 Před 8 měsíci +1

      @furbymaster4239 But you're not. Even boys can like Barbie, and that's perfectly okay. 😊

  • @sgtpeppers6414
    @sgtpeppers6414 Před 10 měsíci +1329

    As an Oregonian, I'm proud that we were able to make the worst laptop that Wade could find

    • @projectsandstuff4834
      @projectsandstuff4834 Před 10 měsíci +35

      I was waiting for him to try to pronounce Oregon...

    • @Camarobro98
      @Camarobro98 Před 10 měsíci +13

      ​@@projectsandstuff4834he pronounced it once, he did it correctly

    • @itsmejak7888
      @itsmejak7888 Před 10 měsíci +10

      @@projectsandstuff4834 he does at 0:32 he doesn't absolutely butcher it either

    • @projectsandstuff4834
      @projectsandstuff4834 Před 10 měsíci +8

      Oh wow, I don't know how I missed it! Thanks!

    • @4instruments0talent
      @4instruments0talent Před 10 měsíci +22

      @@projectsandstuff4834 He did that fine. What I want to see is him try to say “Willamette.”

  • @biglevian
    @biglevian Před 10 měsíci +833

    I remember a friend in 6th grade was always bragging that he had a laptop (this was when the 3310 still reigned supreme). One day I went over there and it was one of these things. He made it out to be like a gaming laptop better than most consoles at the time...
    I acted like it was the coolest thing I've ever seen.

    • @thomasmacdonough288
      @thomasmacdonough288 Před 9 měsíci +93

      Honestly... good for him. It's good to take pride in the things you have in life 😅

    • @GINGER_KING_
      @GINGER_KING_ Před 9 měsíci +8

      I only did that cus I bought it off you

    • @thedave7760
      @thedave7760 Před 9 měsíci +9

      I had a friend like that at school, not sure I haven't seen him since then but I do hope he eventually figured out that there was more to be gained by telling the truth.
      I would not have put on the act like you , you are a good friend.
      Will you be my friend?

    • @uzairmohmand7432
      @uzairmohmand7432 Před 8 měsíci +5

      @biglevian you are a good friend if it was me I would have straight tell him that this thing is sh*t.

    • @clarkkent1521
      @clarkkent1521 Před 8 měsíci +4

      At least it was tangible. I had a friend in first grade who said he had a hoverboard from Back to the Future.

  • @peppers515
    @peppers515 Před 10 měsíci +59

    I love that Wade always shouts out Ashens when he can.

  • @nickwallette6201
    @nickwallette6201 Před 10 měsíci +160

    The graphics on the caterpillar game during the last half minute of the video were pretty good!
    True story: When I was a kid, I wanted a laptop so bad that I would take a piece of cardboard and draw my own keyboard and screen, then carry it with me on the school bus and pretend to use it. I also had a cardboard HiFi so I could listen to music.

  • @98-SR5
    @98-SR5 Před 10 měsíci +621

    This reminds me the V-Tech laptop I had as a kid. My most clear memory of that laptop was putting in the gutter after a big rainstorm and letting the current carry it down into the storm drain outside the house.

    • @jonathandenton6160
      @jonathandenton6160 Před 10 měsíci +57

      That's one way to get rid of it!
      It's probably in the garbage patch in the ocean now.

    • @DrNekobeard
      @DrNekobeard Před 10 měsíci +9

      I also had one of those it was awful lol

    • @Onio_Saiyan
      @Onio_Saiyan Před 10 měsíci +41

      Me: sees V-Tech
      Also me: “but did it kick in?”

    • @blakksheep736
      @blakksheep736 Před 10 měsíci +6

      Oooo! Me too! I still have it actually, and it still works, though the screen is rather busted. Was yours also entirely in French?

    • @dmo848
      @dmo848 Před 10 měsíci +4

      That is hilarious to me. I don't know why😂

  • @largewallofbeans9812
    @largewallofbeans9812 Před 10 měsíci +1368

    The nugget classification has extended to the laptops. Can’t wait for airliners to be called nuggets.

    • @JakLuca
      @JakLuca Před 10 měsíci +55

      Do you mean Spirit Airlines?

    • @ch4z_bucks
      @ch4z_bucks Před 10 měsíci +40

      Ryanair

    • @sgtjonzo
      @sgtjonzo Před 10 měsíci +9

      the cirrus vision jet is definitely a nugget

    • @DomhnallMolloy
      @DomhnallMolloy Před 10 měsíci

      ​@@ch4z_bucksfr

    • @detroitmetrodolphinskull
      @detroitmetrodolphinskull Před 10 měsíci +19

      Delta's CRJ200s (good riddance) they'd always fog up like a haunted house and passengers thought it was smoke

  • @mcbchannel7173
    @mcbchannel7173 Před 10 měsíci +39

    from embedded system developer perspective it’s quite astonishing that it’s really has a working mouse! i’d like to see the screen being cut replaced with real 14” laptop screen with its gut stripped replaced with raspberry pi.

    • @sihamhamda47
      @sihamhamda47 Před 7 měsíci +1

      Or replace the original motherboard with the refurbished Celeron laptop motherboard and 5000mAh battery (I found that it would fit as those cheap laptop motherboards are also very small)

    • @JoBot__
      @JoBot__ Před 5 měsíci

      I really like these ideas. :D

  • @ktcat146
    @ktcat146 Před 9 měsíci +49

    I had a toy laptop like this when I was younger, and seeing this made the nostalgia hit so hard. I paused the video at one point and spent SO LONG looking it up to see if I could figure out which one I had. I couldn't find it and honestly it just feels like a fever dream that I even had it to begin with. I am pretty sure that it was made by Vtech, because those are the only ones that look even remotely close to what I remember. It had a ton of games and activities on it, and a tiny screen like this one. I honestly wish I still had it, or could, at the very least, find it online to prove that I actually did have it at one point lol

    • @shintaco7517
      @shintaco7517 Před 9 měsíci +1

      It might be a "Talking Whiz-Kid"

    • @ktcat146
      @ktcat146 Před 9 měsíci +4

      @@shintaco7517 I looked it up and the results were sooo close to what I remember. It's still driving me nuts that I can't find the exact one lol. But this is definitely in the right direction!

  • @KleversonRoyther
    @KleversonRoyther Před 10 měsíci +469

    Petition to put the mousepad over the ipad to protect that poor little thing

    • @seccozcubez
      @seccozcubez Před 10 měsíci +31

      Honestly the abuse that ipad faces makes me flinch every time

    • @Shrek_Has_Covid19
      @Shrek_Has_Covid19 Před 10 měsíci +7

      ipood

    • @iliveinapuddle986
      @iliveinapuddle986 Před 10 měsíci +1

      ​@@Shrek_Has_Covid19tmi

    • @Aeduo
      @Aeduo Před 10 měsíci +2

      It already has a case on it.

    • @Crowfist
      @Crowfist Před 10 měsíci +2

      ​@@Aeduo MIND YOUR BUSINESS

  • @Eurazba
    @Eurazba Před 10 měsíci +952

    Aw man this brings me back. I used to have a janky, barbie-themed learning "laptop" just like this one with the huge bezel and everything as a kid. I loved it so much.

    • @eyeintheskysi
      @eyeintheskysi Před 10 měsíci +32

      Yesss I loved that thing! I would sit and listen to national anthems for so long. I still have the mouse somewhere.

    • @EnderMan59
      @EnderMan59 Před 10 měsíci +15

      There was also a Superman one, and I had that. Same beautiful red screen, index and all.

    • @johnsalamii
      @johnsalamii Před 10 měsíci +13

      i think i had two of these, one of them was white with blue accents and the other one was a ladybug patterned one

    • @ExtraThiccc
      @ExtraThiccc Před 10 měsíci +9

      I had a hotwheels one as a kid

    • @laneycorey
      @laneycorey Před 10 měsíci +9

      i had a bratz one lol

  • @orderofmagnitude-TPATP
    @orderofmagnitude-TPATP Před 10 měsíci +18

    Can it run doom?

  • @solofdragons6446
    @solofdragons6446 Před 10 měsíci +18

    Funnily enough, I had a similar device when I was younger. For christmas one year, I think I was 4 or 5, my parents got me one of those desktop-style learning computers. It had many games that I liked playing with, but I remember just how tiny the screen was. Oftentimes I wouldn't turn it on and just pretended to be an office worker in my bedroom. I was a strange kid but I loved it to bits. I remember, the monitor itself had a black bezel with all the games listed and a super simple little screen in the middle. There was also clear plastic that wrapped around the monitor. The keyboard was black with white keys and the mouse itself was solid black. I can't for the life of me remember the brand or model, and i've got no clue what happened to it.

  • @AntiVectorTV
    @AntiVectorTV Před 10 měsíci +391

    I like how he's got so many patrons now that he has to talk for a while AND scroll really fast to get the credits in. Proud of him.

    • @caspyberry4951
      @caspyberry4951 Před 10 měsíci

      The second thing I'm doing when i earn is sub to his patron

    • @LZMP60
      @LZMP60 Před 10 měsíci

      ​@@caspyberry4951what's the first

  • @OzRetrocomp
    @OzRetrocomp Před 10 měsíci +735

    I don't suppose James could (carefully) tear this down at all? I'm dying to know what CPU this thing has.

    • @sheppardpat47
      @sheppardpat47 Před 10 měsíci +188

      Mostly just a simple black blob on the motherboard
      Like NES on a chip

    • @theussmirage
      @theussmirage Před 10 měsíci +193

      Odds are its an Intel Core i5 13600K based on the graphics and performance

    • @somerandomguyiguess2934
      @somerandomguyiguess2934 Před 10 měsíci +60

      I would die if it has the same 2 cent samsung chip as cheap ipod knockoff nuggs

    • @No-mq5lw
      @No-mq5lw Před 10 měsíci +72

      You are lucky if it even has any identifiable parts on it

    • @MrDerpy-ns6sy
      @MrDerpy-ns6sy Před 10 měsíci +4

      Probably a samsung

  • @notmanatee2445
    @notmanatee2445 Před 10 měsíci +10

    Well,It looks more like a toy computer,I thought it would be the world's worst laptop,but until I clicked this,it's a kids toy laptop!
    7:01 is that frank? Cuz you said "junklin".

  • @AndyPlaysAllNight
    @AndyPlaysAllNight Před 10 měsíci +23

    I remember having something like this when I was a kid... back in the 90s.
    Based on the Vtech wiki/fandom page, it was the PreComputer Power Pad.
    I more or less learned basic Basic through it, and spent most of the time when I had it just on the Basic function.

    • @HappyBeezerStudios
      @HappyBeezerStudios Před 10 měsíci +3

      Basically some 80s home micro, but sold as educational tool.

  • @zebmccollum
    @zebmccollum Před 10 měsíci +344

    I love how the mouse uses an RJ45 plug. It’s like the manufacturers picking out which one to use were like, well they are both used in computers. The USB uses too much metal. That too expensive.

    • @HappyBeezerStudios
      @HappyBeezerStudios Před 10 měsíci +33

      I had a keyboard that used an RJ11 to connect to the cable. Which could be taken off. And if you pry it open and take the foil and pcb out, the rest could just go into the dishwasher.

    • @AiOinc1
      @AiOinc1 Před 10 měsíci +10

      Modular jacks are easy to make and you won't hurt anything by plugging a real LAN into this machine nor that mouse into a network jack. I met one which did use fake USB! It killed the USB controller I plugged it into.
      This is more for the sanity of the parents which own it.

    • @parekhnirajj123
      @parekhnirajj123 Před 10 měsíci +8

      Just imagine mouse uses 3.5 mm jack

    • @HappyBeezerStudios
      @HappyBeezerStudios Před 10 měsíci +10

      @@parekhnirajj123 sure, why not. I've had a camera that could output video and audio over 3.5 mm. For a mouse it needs 4 contacts, which is a thing with those plugs.

    • @Burn77oas7
      @Burn77oas7 Před 9 měsíci +1

      It's a toy, not an actual laptop,is everyone that dense, seriously?

  • @oseidwomoh
    @oseidwomoh Před 10 měsíci +332

    I remember having a VTech toy laptop when I was young. Until I broke it with a pencil. Ah. Childhood.

    • @tezzie_
      @tezzie_ Před 10 měsíci +20

      THATS why this seemed eerily familiar, i had the v-tech one too! i actually forgot all about it

    • @davydmir6565
      @davydmir6565 Před 10 měsíci

      aw man me too! I had the laptop one and I remember really wanting the printer!@@tezzie_

    • @supermax6492
      @supermax6492 Před 10 měsíci +7

      holy wowzers, fellow vtech laptop users? I think I still have mine in a cupboard somewhere

    • @salvinuenthusiast
      @salvinuenthusiast Před 10 měsíci +6

      I had a vtech laptop and I still use that nugget's mouse pad to this day with my gaming mouse. If it works...

    • @Neopumper666
      @Neopumper666 Před 10 měsíci +1

      I had 2 models, they were one of the computers of all time

  • @element_47
    @element_47 Před 9 měsíci +7

    What kills me about the bezel is the fake icons, and the fake scroll bars around the screen LMAO 🤣🤣

  • @AlexAegisOfficial
    @AlexAegisOfficial Před 10 měsíci +4

    imagine showing up to a lecture with this and blasting it full volume

  • @F_I_J_I_W_A_T_E_R
    @F_I_J_I_W_A_T_E_R Před 10 měsíci +200

    I had a Hot Wheels version of this with the exact same software, the only difference is that it had a really cool speedometer built into it

    • @thatpersonwithamlpiconwhos2861
      @thatpersonwithamlpiconwhos2861 Před 10 měsíci +35

      Imagine rigging that up to your honda civic

    • @jtmid2000
      @jtmid2000 Před 10 měsíci +4

      Beat me to it in the comments, I also had a spider man themed one

    • @SamRK-1000
      @SamRK-1000 Před 10 měsíci +5

      @@thatpersonwithamlpiconwhos2861
      Lmao if it was like that one FnF scene with the guy playing Gran Turismo in his car instead it’s the hotwheels bezel computer 9000

    • @ch4z_bucks
      @ch4z_bucks Před 10 měsíci +5

      That way you can track how fast you throw it when you have a tantrum because you couldn't get your cheddarmite scrolls

    • @ollie6606
      @ollie6606 Před 10 měsíci +4

      i had a batman one with, believe it or not, MORE BEZEL

  • @DissociatedWomenIncorporated
    @DissociatedWomenIncorporated Před 10 měsíci +168

    It sounds to me like some of the sound effects are stolen from Star Trek: The Next Generation, but being destroyed by the terrible speakers. Like when you go through the different choices on the main menu I’m pretty sure that’s the transporter sound effect, and I heard some game bleeps that sounded specifically like the bleeps of the ship’s computer (edit: it’s the doorbell, I’m such a petaQ) in that show.

    • @Interference22
      @Interference22 Před 10 měsíci +30

      The menu option switch noise is absolutely the transporter noise from TNG.

    • @DissociatedWomenIncorporated
      @DissociatedWomenIncorporated Před 10 měsíci +12

      @@Interference22 and those beeps in half the games _(Snake: Frank’s Revenge_ being one that had this beep) sound like one of the comm system beeps from TNG-era LCARS.

    • @arnox4554
      @arnox4554 Před 10 měsíci +16

      THANK YOU. Those success sounds were the damn doorbell on the Enterprise. That sound is burned into my memory.

    • @alienfromlhs1140b
      @alienfromlhs1140b Před 10 měsíci +6

      it’s the next computer generation!

    • @mam693
      @mam693 Před 10 měsíci +2

      @@Interference22 My first thought was the transporter from Voyager...now I'm not sure

  • @Gunbudder
    @Gunbudder Před 10 měsíci +2

    7:39 LOL That is exactly the Star Trek: The Next Generation door chime! Whoever made this toy sat there and figured out exactly which tones to play to match the door chime perfectly

  • @maxmoors
    @maxmoors Před 10 měsíci +7

    6:42 was I the only one who understood breast cancer? 😂

  • @DaniilGentili
    @DaniilGentili Před 10 měsíci +163

    I had this exact same laptop as a kid, this brings back fond memories, used to play with it all the time :)
    At one point I even tried plugging in an actual Ethernet cable into the mouse port, connecting it to a router, to my disappointment it just periodically emitted a warning sound :)

    • @SnowBunneh
      @SnowBunneh Před 10 měsíci +4

      I had something similar when I was a tween. It was a vtech with the optional extra software already on the flash memory. I hated it :'3

    • @fritzyfox3713
      @fritzyfox3713 Před 10 měsíci +1

      I remember owning a vtech nitro notebook as a kid. It was actually pretty fun and I remember it having some decent games on it. The thick bezel is still pretty funny in retrospect 😂

    • @therunawaykid6523
      @therunawaykid6523 Před 7 měsíci

      Imagine thinking oh cool I’m getting a laptop as a kid and receiving this with its tiny screen 😳😳

  • @mauroc1896
    @mauroc1896 Před 10 měsíci +100

    Holy shit, as soon as i saw the tiny screen i recognized it. I was given one of these as a kid, mine was blue and had no mouse but it was the same system. I LOVED it, even if neither me or my parents could understand english, i still remember when my cousin took it from me and i was forced to "share" it with her (aka just give it to her), but gladly my grandma hid it as soon as she got bored and gave it back to me. That cousin ended up getting a pink one with a mouse and making fun of me.
    Good memories

  • @Majima_Nowhere
    @Majima_Nowhere Před 10 měsíci +6

    7:36 yo is that the doorbell from Star Trek TNG?

  • @Funrollercoaster606
    @Funrollercoaster606 Před 10 měsíci +7

    3:26 Ethernet mouse.. yeah totally sounds fine.

  • @luckyluca8718
    @luckyluca8718 Před 10 měsíci +341

    I love how they used Star Trek TNG transporter sound effects for scrolling between menu options right at the beginning at 04:55, did anybody else pick up on that? And then Halo button sounds later on, this machine really was ahead of it's time

    • @radpadraic
      @radpadraic Před 10 měsíci +53

      I heard it! I swear I heard the TNG "doorbell" sound effect too.

    • @terablast
      @terablast Před 10 měsíci +2

      Nice! I missed due to the bit crush

    • @Gunbudder
      @Gunbudder Před 10 měsíci +18

      Yeah, and the door chime is also in there. they sound like they were reproduced by hand too and not just a recording so it probably took some effort haha

    • @BadAnimeGroup
      @BadAnimeGroup Před 10 měsíci +5

      I'm glad I checked the comments because I watched the video at low volume at work, and the confirmation sound on the typing tutor sounded so familiar that it bothered me all day.

    • @HappyBeezerStudios
      @HappyBeezerStudios Před 10 měsíci +4

      @@radpadraicI have that as my notification sound, so imagine the confusion when that thing starts beeping

  • @TheLuizSouza
    @TheLuizSouza Před 10 měsíci +71

    6:37 "Use the arrow keys to choose a melody AND BREAST CANCER" wut

    • @Imbackptvke
      @Imbackptvke Před 9 měsíci +7

      💀

    • @JadoShiRS
      @JadoShiRS Před 3 měsíci +4

      On my first watch, I heard press enter, I can't hear anything but breast cancer now lmao

  • @the_duck_watching_you9153
    @the_duck_watching_you9153 Před 8 měsíci +2

    9:27 As a duck myself, I can indeed confirm that was a duck.

  • @unizero_
    @unizero_ Před 10 měsíci +7

    I think I had a Vtech laptop like this as a kid! I remember it being pink, with a smaller bezel (by only 50%), a higher-resolution LCD, and having an ABCDE keyboard instead of QWERTY, which is a terrible idea for trying to teach a kid computer skills. I know I played with it a lot, but I don't remember exactly what I played on it, since it had a large game catalogue similar to this.

  • @tookeydookey
    @tookeydookey Před 10 měsíci +152

    As someone who grew up with a bunch of these things, I can tell you that the huge bezel does not bother me whatsoever LOL! That's pretty much the norm of these. I still love these laptops because of their charm! I hope someone makes an app emulating these toys or something, that would be pretty nice! If there's a Speak & Spell app, why isn't there an app for these toys?! And no, this is not the worst laptop ever. This was just what I needed, awesome video!😁👌

    • @xSyn08
      @xSyn08 Před 10 měsíci +5

      As a software developer, I thought this was pretty impressive, the passion is clearly there, considering that it's likely a small team that worked on it, I tried to find source code but couldn't, it's highly unlikely this would be re-created as an app, it's way too much work

    • @oscarcacnio8418
      @oscarcacnio8418 Před 10 měsíci +2

      ​@@xSyn08 There might be a small group of people out there attempting to dump the ROM of this thing as we speak.

    • @xSyn08
      @xSyn08 Před 10 měsíci

      ​@@oscarcacnio8418 Even then, decompiling the ROM and reverse engineering it to emulate the hardware would take a lot of effort, and I doubt this is popular enough or has enough interest in it to justify that

  • @turbobrick3419
    @turbobrick3419 Před 10 měsíci +40

    I was wondering what was so wrong with it... then I saw just how little was actually screen

  • @Generic-Cat-Drawing
    @Generic-Cat-Drawing Před 10 měsíci +4

    3:00 such a smooth sound.

  • @alchemist_x79
    @alchemist_x79 Před 10 měsíci +2

    7:12: Apropos that the drums in Yankee Doodle sound like rapid gunfire.

  • @Macintoshiba
    @Macintoshiba Před 10 měsíci +8

    I am wondering why this computer has super bit-crushed versions of Star trek sounds...like the transporter or the doorbell. Very interesting?

  • @israel9350
    @israel9350 Před 10 měsíci +13

    9:00 the most pixelated mouse in existence

  • @tomatoflight
    @tomatoflight Před 10 měsíci +2

    I swear the sound at 7:20 is the star trek transporter sound 😭😭😭

  • @gpoop23
    @gpoop23 Před 10 měsíci +1

    That janky voice saying "COM-PYU-TUR" at 9:19 would actually be a sick sample for a techno song or something.

  • @durationsmusic
    @durationsmusic Před 10 měsíci +88

    I had a Vtech kids laptop when I was a kid that was really similar to this. Had a bunch of games on it and a notes app, and for some reason 5 year old me played with the notes app more than anything. Almost all the games had this little character called Perry Penguin and he was basically the mascot of the laptop. It was in color too, but still only on a screen with about 100 pixels in total.

    • @HappyBeezerStudios
      @HappyBeezerStudios Před 10 měsíci +3

      Ahh, the only thing that is actually interesting. Like old 8 bit home computers, but those at least had a BASIC interpreter, so you could write your own code. Or copy stuff from magazines.

    • @Suiseisexy
      @Suiseisexy Před 10 měsíci +1

      lol the tiny linux reference, may all little tykes one day Install Gentoo

    • @MadameSomnambule
      @MadameSomnambule Před 9 měsíci +1

      My older brother's also had color iirc. I mean, it was called the Super Color Whizz after all, and it was from the 90s. I used to play it a bit when I was little, I'll admit, and the mascot was like, an egg or something?

  • @matiko280
    @matiko280 Před 10 měsíci +155

    One must think that Frank is happy being the way they are.

  • @tuckerwhite4164
    @tuckerwhite4164 Před 9 měsíci +1

    I love how the typing game sound is just a super bitcrushed version of the star trek door chime (also like 80% the weird level select is just the transporter sound, also super bitcrushed).

  • @Helios8170
    @Helios8170 Před 10 měsíci +340

    Wade, I have had a very rough week at work, today especially. Watching you yell at a laptop that is 50% bezel made it all worth it.

    • @HappyBeezerStudios
      @HappyBeezerStudios Před 10 měsíci +8

      I bet the computer inside that bezel isn't any bigger than that display. The only thing for it's size is to get the keyboard in.

    • @ThePivotuserful123
      @ThePivotuserful123 Před 9 měsíci +5

      I hope your work week gets better by today! Watching Wade scream at stuff like this is weirdly relaxing. Like its so relatable to share the feelings here haha.

    • @Helios8170
      @Helios8170 Před 9 měsíci +3

      @@ThePivotuserful123 I think it's because Wade talks like how all Americans *wished* Aussies talk 🤣

    • @therunawaykid6523
      @therunawaykid6523 Před 7 měsíci

      More like 95% bezel to call this thing a laptop is ridiculous 🤣

    • @copicatscorner
      @copicatscorner Před 7 měsíci

      jo dude hope that you feel better soon but same here and the week just started... but this is is like a weird form of therapy for my soul haha XD

  • @mr.technologysilva8856
    @mr.technologysilva8856 Před 10 měsíci +57

    I had a similar piece of crap except worse, as a little kid, needless to say when I got my grandmothers old windows 7 laptop I was thrilled to have it, even though the battery didn't work, I was so happy to finally be able to have something actually fun to use, that actually played youtube videos

    • @johnsalamii
      @johnsalamii Před 10 měsíci +1

      i remember getting one of these after saving 60 coupons from newspapers

  • @raspucin70
    @raspucin70 Před 9 měsíci +2

    That digitized voice is straight Joshua from War Games..."Shall we play a game?" Mate, you might have just annihilated SSSR

  • @thomaschiodini5806
    @thomaschiodini5806 Před 10 měsíci +1

    Gotta love that TNG doorbell sound whenever there's a need for an input sound

  • @-Tylermsa
    @-Tylermsa Před 10 měsíci +15

    I mean, in 8:34, the animatronics *do get a bit quirky* in this computer 😂

  • @Gallantsky
    @Gallantsky Před 10 měsíci +57

    I remember having something a lot like this that was Batman themed. Had the same janky screen and all of the number codes along the bottom of the screen to show you how to access the games and music. Kinda brought back some fun little memories.

    • @the_big_dededester
      @the_big_dededester Před 10 měsíci +2

      YOOOOOOOO ME TOO :DDDD
      I hope Dankpods can get his hand on it one day!

    • @eliottbidstrup9611
      @eliottbidstrup9611 Před 10 měsíci +4

      I had a Barbie one! And there was a little credit card type thing that added even more games to the laptop

    • @CCClarinet12
      @CCClarinet12 Před 10 měsíci

      @@eliottbidstrup9611SAME I had the Barbie one too!

    • @Saturn-OS
      @Saturn-OS Před 10 měsíci +2

      I think I had one too as well but I can’t barely remember much though.

  • @lamedrawings
    @lamedrawings Před 9 měsíci +4

    Omg... I had one of these but it was coloured yellow and blue, I don't think it was a hotwheels but the colour reminded me of it.
    The one you have is honestly impressive compared to mine....which says just how disappointing the one I had was.

  • @hello_velololo
    @hello_velololo Před 9 měsíci +4

    i had multiple toy laptops of this caliber, including what i think was the first version of this one! i legit had so much fun with these things and i still pull them out every few years for nostalgia lmao. also love to see my home state represented through garbage like this, it's great

  • @rotip309
    @rotip309 Před 10 měsíci +18

    9:15 "EEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE"

  • @ubhelbr
    @ubhelbr Před 10 měsíci +12

    4:21 when you're losing an argument

  • @Acadea
    @Acadea Před 9 měsíci +1

    7:19 that "sound" is a horribly bitcrushed star trek transporter sound effect for sure XD

  • @GaelyneGasson
    @GaelyneGasson Před 10 měsíci +4

    I remember that brand. They made a lot of stuff that looked high tech but once you got the box home disappointment was all you got. High prices too. I think they were in Dick Smith shops....

  • @SuperSmashDolls
    @SuperSmashDolls Před 10 měsíci +12

    5:35 Oh no. They tried to make a rhythm game. Now they're going to get sued by Konami.

  • @tmc249
    @tmc249 Před 10 měsíci +22

    didnt know there was non "kid flashy" themed versions of those kinds of toy laptops back in the day fascinating!

  • @sonicmario57
    @sonicmario57 Před 9 měsíci +1

    This video unlocked a memory. My friends sister got one of these for Christmas. I think she booted it up for about 30 minutes and never touched it again.

  • @drdagonator3544
    @drdagonator3544 Před 10 měsíci

    Oh lordy, Tualatin Oregon. I think back when I was in high school a few of these were still in my schools attic. It gives off the vibe of something made to help teach elementary school students learn some basic typing skills.

  • @TrabPuKcip
    @TrabPuKcip Před 10 měsíci +37

    I actually owned one of them as a kid, not the same exact model (mine was designed like a modern laptop) but the same software with the same oversized bezel. This takes me back.

  • @JamesFromTexas
    @JamesFromTexas Před 10 měsíci +29

    I got one of those (or something extremely similar) for my kid when he was like 3 because he always wanted to be on my laptop while I was working. 100% would recommend! Perfect distraction and it kept him from wrecking important stuff! Good memories, thanks for the flashback!

    • @corruleumblue3317
      @corruleumblue3317 Před 10 měsíci +5

      Glad to know decoy laptops work on more than just cats :P

  • @45scienceproject
    @45scienceproject Před 4 měsíci

    I love the Ashens callback and I instantly thought of him the moment you went to the couch lol

  • @xanderlander8989
    @xanderlander8989 Před 6 měsíci

    I immediately thought of Ashens when you cut to the sofa. I'm so glad you referenced him. One of my heroes.

  • @kaitlyn__L
    @kaitlyn__L Před 10 měsíci +76

    That's _definitely_ an unlicensed sample of the TNG transporter sound effect scrolling on the menu. The way the chord modulates down in amidst the schwooshy texture is identical. Specifically sounds like it's from one of the movies I think. Kinda ballsy on their part ngl.

    • @Flon22
      @Flon22 Před 10 měsíci +9

      The noise one of the games makes is the tng doorbell too

    • @tungmeister1234
      @tungmeister1234 Před 10 měsíci +9

      also the "someone at the door" sound

    • @HashMaster9000
      @HashMaster9000 Před 10 měsíci +5

      And one of the selection sounds is a poorly converted version of the Doorbell chime from TNG, too.

    • @kaitlyn__L
      @kaitlyn__L Před 10 měsíci +4

      @@Flon22 I noticed it seemed to use half of it after writing that yeah. Quite strange choices really!

    • @tjzambonischwartz
      @tjzambonischwartz Před 10 měsíci +5

      I was going to comment on the multitude of ripped TNG sound effects

  • @gamecuber6
    @gamecuber6 Před 10 měsíci +35

    the fact that it actually looks like a real computer from the box is even funnier.
    also I've had a few Oregon scientific products over the years and i gotta say that usually they're pretty good

  • @Kleinshooti
    @Kleinshooti Před 9 měsíci

    You have godsent content. Been watching this channel for ages.

  • @Windows98R
    @Windows98R Před 10 měsíci +2

    When he said “huge bezels” I first thought those black side rails were the bezels and thought that’s amazing for its time. Then he pointed out the gray area is all bezel.

    • @therunawaykid6523
      @therunawaykid6523 Před 7 měsíci

      That screen size is absolutely insane I thought that was an image on the screen but that small box is actually the screen itself 🤣🤣

  • @ahniandfriends123
    @ahniandfriends123 Před 10 měsíci +12

    3:09 this laptop would go great with the giant nano mp3 player and the Tim Horton's netbook

  • @cactuskaktus6734
    @cactuskaktus6734 Před 10 měsíci +11

    i remember these fake laptops for kids. Usually they where more toy looking. can't imagine the poor kid that got this one genuinely thinking it was a laptop at first.

  • @MrCraftingchannel
    @MrCraftingchannel Před 10 měsíci +1

    This is very weird to me, because here in Brazil a shit ton of laptops similar to this were sold. But as children's toys, they *looked* like children's toys and didn't pretend they weren't exactly that. They were colorful and themed (like a hot wheels laptop for example). So looking at a "serious looking" computer (like with a black finish and no popular children's IP stapled to it) is really bizarre

  • @andheregoesmyname
    @andheregoesmyname Před 8 měsíci +1

    They still sell a basic version of this! In my country they're advertised as "English learning machines" for kids, themed red car and fuchsia doll. They're very cheap.

  • @InkMink
    @InkMink Před 10 měsíci +8

    It’s giving me moms “we’ve got laptop at home energy” 😂

  • @TheCyberate
    @TheCyberate Před 10 měsíci +35

    I love how they use Star Trek Sounds for nearly every single menu item. Beautiful.

  • @rivvix
    @rivvix Před 10 měsíci

    I had one of these from like 2000 when I was super little. I remember the animation that played when you had to spell TIGER was terrifying.

  • @joshchelf7729
    @joshchelf7729 Před 9 měsíci +1

    I heard a story from a guy who asked his parents for a laptop for Xmas as a kid. They gave him a calculator with "Laptop" written on it with a Sharpie.

  • @regular67
    @regular67 Před 10 měsíci +198

    When Wade uploads to DankPods it always brightens up my day just a little

    • @SamRK-1000
      @SamRK-1000 Před 10 měsíci +4

      Same here his content is so relaxed and funny and I can just watch every single video like a million times and it’s always fun.

  • @QueeenieBeanie
    @QueeenieBeanie Před 10 měsíci +60

    Can't believe the nugget realm is extending to the point of having laptops, Great work!

  • @nirui.o
    @nirui.o Před 8 měsíci +2

    Man the printing around the screen has better quality than the screen itself.

  • @EdKolis
    @EdKolis Před 9 měsíci +2

    I'm just surprised that the keyboard actually functions as a keyboard and isn't just an inert hunk of plastic.

  • @j-pastel-yellow
    @j-pastel-yellow Před 10 měsíci +27

    i had a hot wheels themed version of this, and it even had an optical mouse. i barely remember anything about it, but i had it when i was 5 in 2009. about 7 years later, my younger siblings got something shockingly similar, but under the discovery channel’s branding. i’ve even still seen these things sold at discount stores (like dollar general and big lots) here in the us.

  • @Rainquack
    @Rainquack Před 10 měsíci +10

    9:24 - ✨ So much grace in so few pixels~! ✨
    Good ducks - even *somehow* fitting a cute lil smile in. ^v^

  • @lemmonsinmyeyes
    @lemmonsinmyeyes Před 10 měsíci +2

    I wonder if this was a thing in other places but, in the us, we used to get these awful paper magazines that advertised stuff to like, really old people. Coins, WW2 stuff, war documentaries, knickknacks, “military grade flashlights”, and old old terrible laptops. Like, 500$ for a really bad win XP in like 2012. You should try to find some of those bad Bois !

  • @thessie
    @thessie Před 4 měsíci

    I cackled at "don't tell Stuart" 😂❤ these are so good for the soul

  • @marcopassarella
    @marcopassarella Před 10 měsíci +36

    I genuinely had one when I was 5 or 6 I remember usining it every day it was a blast. I almost forgot all these gorgeous sounds from my childhood. Thank you for bringing back all these memories

  • @Juanguar
    @Juanguar Před 10 měsíci +47

    The moment I saw the box it brought back some memories
    Not sure if they’re good or bad though

  • @chloeaplin4449
    @chloeaplin4449 Před 10 měsíci +1

    I had one of these and I actually really liked it! The noises are so nostalgic

  • @JoseLgamer05
    @JoseLgamer05 Před 10 měsíci +1

    I have a similar one somewhere, but from Lidl's store brad SilverCrest, it uses the same mouse connector, also takes 3 AAs and the screen is just as tiny, and probably does the exact same things.
    Also that thing has a headphone jack in the back, mine's is in the right side.

  • @thegamemanic1911
    @thegamemanic1911 Před 10 měsíci +38

    Man I had one of these as a kid. I loved it. This unlocked a ton of memories for me. As a dumb little kid, this thing was so much fun.

  • @alexgravitos
    @alexgravitos Před 10 měsíci +43

    i had one of these as a kid. granted, i was like 2, and my nugget was significantly less featureful, not even a backlight, but it was what made me get into tech. so much nostalgia.

  • @nestrac
    @nestrac Před 10 měsíci

    That very tiny step above instant landfill while stlll being a gift of hate, soon to be forgotten...

  • @Trivvy
    @Trivvy Před 10 měsíci

    omfg the "EEEEEEEEEE" matching up with the clown's mouth opening got me good

  • @LostParadise_
    @LostParadise_ Před 10 měsíci +23

    Honestly, I can see this being really good as a niche tool to help kids learn. It teaches them bare minimum tech literacy (navigating menus, using a keyboard), exposes them to basic vocabulary... It's swamped today, and definitely outdated by 06, but I feel like this had potential.