While you plug stuff into the again of your monitor, laptop, or TV, you have got just a few choices, all annoying. You’ll be able to go fumble blindly along with your hand. You’ll be able to bend below the monitor and bump your head. Or you may pull the entire thing away from the wall. However tech reporter Marques Brownlee has a trick: Use your cellphone’s selfie cam to peek on the ports. Right here’s what that appears like.
Open your cellphone digicam in selfie mode and slide it below your monitor. It’s nothing difficult, principally a digital hand mirror. Nevertheless it makes it potential to plug one thing in (or pull one thing out) with out wiggling again in there or transferring all the pieces round your desk.
Brownlee shares a number of tech information, evaluation, and perception on his in style YouTube channel MKBHD, the place he began posting software program tutorials ten years in the past. (Lifehacker interviewed him in 2015, again when he had a mere 2.6 million subscribers.) Not too long ago he’s interviewed Invoice Gates and Will Smith, defined and examined 5G cell networks, and re-uploaded a YouTube video 1000 instances. Test it out: