When you plug stuff into the back of your monitor, computer, or TV, you have a few options, all annoying. You can go fumble blindly with your hand. You can bend under the monitor and bump your head. Or you can pull the whole thing away from the wall. But tech reporter Marques Brownlee has a trick: Use your phone’s selfie cam to peek at the ports. Here’s what that looks like.
Open your phone camera in selfie mode and slide it under your monitor. It’s nothing complicated, basically a digital hand mirror. But it makes it possible to plug something in (or pull something out) without wiggling back in there or moving everything around your desk.
Brownlee shares a lot of tech news, analysis, and insight on his popular YouTube channel MKBHD, where he started posting software tutorials ten years ago. (Lifehacker interviewed him in 2015, back when he had a mere 2.6 million subscribers.) Recently he’s interviewed Bill Gates and Will Smith, explained and tested 5G mobile networks, and re-uploaded a YouTube video 1000 times. Check it out: