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  • - Hello, my friends and welcome to Mystery Tech.

  • This, well, I mean,

  • I feel like I'm in the thumbnail right now.

  • This is from Norway.

  • Wait, wait, did someone just send us this?

  • - [Ken] That was a PO box item.

  • - PO box, you're not even d--

  • You're not even doing work right now.

  • Well at least it's got a lot of bubble wrap in it.

  • - [Ken] Also this has been sitting around for four months.

  • - It's been sitting here for four months?

  • - [Ken] So if it's food, don't eat it.

  • Oh, what is that?

  • - It's popcorn (laughs).

  • - [Ken] Oh, never mind, whoops.

  • Wait, really?

  • No, no.

  • Really, oh no, oh no, oh that's gross, oh no.

  • - Oh there's something else wrapped right here.

  • - [Ken] Maybe I shouldn't have had that out

  • for four months.

  • - I like that you're saying that as a joke,

  • but it actually was food.

  • More things?

  • Oh, there's more food too.

  • We've got Vapesa, Vapsebol drops.

  • Milkenshul.

  • You guys have too many letters, man.

  • Just chill with the letters.

  • We also have more popcorn.

  • So if we wanna make some more popcorn.

  • As if we don't have enough already.

  • And another package to be unwrapped.

  • Just keep going here.

  • Oh, it's fi--

  • - [Ken] What's that look?

  • - Just put your phone in it and you watch videos.

  • Wow, okay, that's, whoa.

  • Oh, so it's like room for your phone and stuff?

  • Do I look ridiculous right now?

  • - [Ken] Little bit.

  • - All right.

  • That looks okay, right?

  • Wait, now I've got it backwards.

  • - [Michael from Vsauce] No time keeping devices.

  • No phones, no books, nothing to write on.

  • - I will say this is actually better than I thought.

  • So the way that this works is actually pretty clever.

  • The lenses are nice and, when you put it on,

  • it actually does feel like you're looking

  • at your phone full sized, especially if you have a phone

  • with a fairly high resolution,

  • like the iPhone or the OnePlus.

  • It actually does look pretty decent.

  • How much is this thing?

  • - [Ken] $89.

  • - $89 on Indiegogo?

  • Mm-mm, nope.

  • - [Ken] And that was the early pricing.

  • - This is interesting.

  • This is not $89 interesting.

  • It's a cool idea.

  • But 89 bucks?

  • Mm-mm, mm-mm.

  • Let's move on, shall we?

  • - [Ken] Yes.

  • - Okay.

  • Anime music wireless.

  • You sick, sick, son of a (beep).

  • What makes these anime?

  • I don't understand.

  • It's designed by Shirow Masamune.

  • How long have you been sitting on this?

  • - [Ken] A year.

  • - A year??

  • Ken, is this the recycle mystery tech?

  • Why are these, I just don't get why these are anime.

  • They're white, is that like an anime color?

  • I don't, I don't get it.

  • - [Ken] I think Japanese corporate was like,

  • "Yeah, people will buy it if it has anime on it."

  • - I mean, you bought it so it worked.

  • Powered by AptX.

  • Okay, so AptX works.

  • About to go into the anime vortex.

  • I really hope Josh is nice and gave me some cool graphics,

  • when I say things like that.

  • (bell chimes)

  • - [Ken] Let's do this one.

  • (cheerful music)

  • Well?

  • - All I can think about is you

  • with glow sticks at some anime rave

  • and doing some crowd dance or something

  • as everyone cries about how amazing the music is,

  • that's all I can think about right now.

  • - [Ken] Wow, that was actually pretty accurate.

  • (hysterical laughter)

  • You actually described that pretty well.

  • - I've known you for too long, my friend.

  • These headphones don't sound good,

  • but Ken sounds amazing.

  • (breathy laughter)

  • Yeah, no, these are trash.

  • - [Ken] Have you ever watched Drake and Josh?

  • - Drake and Josh?

  • A couple episodes.

  • I wasn't, I feel like I was slightly too old for it.

  • - [Ken] Okay, bull(bleep), no one's ever

  • too old for Drake and Josh, but--

  • - Well that's a questionable--

  • Memerex?

  • - [Drake And Josh Character] What's a GameSphere?

  • - [Josh] Only the most sophisticated

  • gaming experience ever created by humans, and it's--

  • - I don't get this reference at all, but okay.

  • - [Ken] You might not get it,

  • but a lot of people will get it.

  • - What is this?

  • - [Josh] It's spherical.

  • Spherical!

  • - Okay...

  • I assume this is a CD player from Drake and Josh.

  • - [Ken] It's the GameSphere.

  • - It says the Sphere Boomball.

  • - [Ken] It's a GameSphere.

  • - I feel like this is some meme I just don't get

  • and now I'm just gonna look dumb.

  • - [Ken] Okay, I've brought the cavalry.

  • - Hello everyone.

  • - [Matt] It's spherical!

  • - Spherical.

  • - It's spherical!

  • - [Kevin] What are you idiots doing?

  • - I don't know.

  • I'm doing Mystery Tech and everyone showed up

  • and started yelling Drake and Josh references.

  • - So you actually haven't heard of this?

  • - I've never heard of this.

  • It just looks like some stupid boom box.

  • - It was like the GameCube before the GameCube.

  • - The GameSphere instead of the GameCube?

  • - I think it was pretty much a knockoff of the GameCube.

  • They made the GameSphere.

  • - Oh, and it's just this thing?

  • - Yeah, I think that was kind of the idea,

  • why they made a GameSphere.

  • - I mean, you've obviously got this as new old stock.

  • How much was the Sphere BoomBall?

  • - [Ken] $100.

  • - For an old CD player?

  • - [Ken] It's for an old game console.

  • - It doesn't play games.

  • - [Ken] It doesn't have to.

  • Ooh, that's kinda cool.

  • - [Austin] What is cool about this?

  • - [Ken] It looks like a helmet, look at that.

  • Dude, hell yeah.

  • - [Austin] This is too many pieces.

  • - [Ken] That's great.

  • (rap music)

  • - Is this "Money in the Grave" mixed with...

  • With Little Jon, wait, what?

  • ♪ I mean where should I really even start

  • ♪ I'm creeping in the dark. ♪

  • Doesn't look like it's gonna spin.

  • How 'bout hit play.

  • No, hit play.

  • - [Ken] What is up with this?

  • - Are you trying to tell me that

  • a spherical CD player was a bad idea 17 years later?

  • - No, aw, maybe it was a bad idea.

  • - You realize that this CD player

  • is older than most people watching this video?

  • - Oh yeah, they don't probably know what CDs are.

  • - So if you're not familiar

  • with what this was supposed to do,

  • imagine Spotify except

  • you had to buy physical disks and put them in a sphere

  • and then you can play it track by track

  • but you can only play one album at a time.

  • Very archaic technology, I know,

  • but this is what Ken grew up with

  • so the GameSphere, it is.

  • I gotta say, it's not looking too good

  • for this Mystery Tech right now.

  • - [Ken] Oh, wait till you see what I got.

  • - I mean, I've seen a lot of trash.

  • Anime headphones and a stupid GameSphere.

  • - [Ken] It's not stupid.

  • - [Austin] Oh, something that's actually cool.

  • So this, my friends, is the Sega Genesis Mini

  • as well as (gasps) the tower?

  • The tower?

  • Oh, this is cool,

  • the Genesis Mini is very much

  • in the same sort of style as something like

  • the NES or the SNES Classic

  • in that you have a ton of games pre-installed.

  • It works via HDMI, however, this,

  • this is what I'm really excited about.

  • Oh, dude.

  • The little switches work, what?

  • Dude, all the buttons are like real buttons.

  • That is so cool.

  • So this is one of the things I don't like about the

  • Nintendo consoles and even something like the PS Classic

  • and the, I mean look at the little attention to detail.

  • I mean, this switch, I doubt does anything,

  • but it feels just like the original.

  • You got a reset switch, you got on and off.

  • This is really nicely done.

  • So if you guys are not familiar with the Genesis,

  • this was a console back in the late 80s, early 90s,

  • and one of the cool parts about it is that it had

  • a very long lifespan which meant that it got

  • several major upgrades including the Sega CD

  • which included CD functionality

  • as well as the Sega 32X which you can almost

  • think of as like a,

  • like an Xbox One X compared to the One,

  • except instead of buying a new console

  • it was an add-on.

  • So theoretically, all of these things would work together

  • which would mean that you could play Genesis games,

  • you could play 32X games and Sega CD games

  • all with one of the most ridiculous

  • looking towers that have ever graced anyone's living rooms.

  • There you go.

  • That was a real thing that you could buy in 1993.

  • Now, it's small and it doesn't do anything,

  • but it looks cool.

  • All right, would you care to play

  • some Virtua Fighter with me?

  • - Sure. - Alright.

  • - [Ken] Let's do it.

  • - [Austin] Get up, get up.

  • Wow.

  • - That's pretty... - That's not good.

  • Get out of here.

  • (laughing)

  • (SEGA jingle)

  • - You know that Sega sound bite

  • is one fourth of the cartridge size?

  • - Really? - Yeah.

  • This thing is really rad, right?

  • I mean the fact that they've done

  • what seems to be a very good job with the emulation.

  • Pretty solid game selection.

  • I love this hardware.

  • The fact that you get a Tower of Power

  • even though I'm not even sure if you can actually

  • buy that here in the states, but I mean,

  • this thing's legit.

  • I would say good job, but you didn't buy this, did you?

  • - [Ken] No, I didn't.

  • - Thanks, Sega.

  • (Sega jingle)

  • - Wait, no.

  • - You can't do that.

  • It touched the table.

  • What'd you give me, you can't,

  • no, no, no, no, no,

  • I want the other thing back.