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50 Ways to Break and Bored Smashing series
King runs a series known as "50 Ways to Break", where he smashes a certain electronic product made up of 50 short skits. The first two clips are of King dropping the product dry, then dropping it in water, with the next 47 clips being humorous skits involving smashing the product. The final clip in 50 ways to break is of him smashing the product with a sledgehammer 50 times. King also runs another series called "Bored Smashing", where he finds and performs the most dangerous ways to smash a product.
He is also known for being a fan of Nintendo, as well as an Apple fanboy (or an iSheep). King started his YouTube channel on August 24, 2011. He is of Chinese descent, Being Chinese, his dad believes in the "good luck bad luck" idea as made very clear in his video about his dad taking his license plate off of his Tesla because it had the number 14 on it. He currently resides in Flagstaff, Arizona as seen and heard in some of his videos. As mentioned in Bored Smashing - TESLA MODEL S, he mentions that he likes Windows 7. In another Q&A video, it is also mentioned that if he was a Windows fanboy, his favorite Windows version would be 10. This could prove he formerly likes Windows nowadays. He also started as a Viner who gained a decent following.
Moving On series and second channel
Plainrock also has a series called "Moving On.." where he upgrades from products he already owns, some examples are iPhones, iPads, Apple Watches, Cameras, Apple Keyboard, and Mouse. He has also made a moving on car edition and house edition. He also has a second channel named PlainrockVlogs which was created on January 24th, 2015, and now has over 700K subscribers and due to the lack of vlogs being produced due to quarantine has started to slow in gaining subscribers but still gains a good amount. He has said if he ever stopped YouTube he would become a game dev, But also made it very clear it wasn't coming anytime soon.
King was born in Yakima, Washington. He lives in Flagstaff, Arizona. He has also made a few videos for school. He is a college dropout, Nintendo and Apple Fanboy. He shaved his head on July 29, 2020. He is asexual, which was confirmed in a Q&A video. He is 5'7" (170 centimeters) tall, which he confirmed in his house tour video. and (coincidentally) weighs 124 pounds (56 kilograms).
- Laptop: MacBook Pro 16" 2019 w/Touch Bar
- Editing Software: Final Cut Pro
- Photo Manipulation Software: Pixelmator
- Main Camera: Canon EOS RP
- Main Camera Microphone: RODE Video Mic Pro Plus w/Rode DeadCat VMPR+
- Vlog Camera/Secondary Camera: iPhone 11 Pro
- Slo-Mo Camera/Underwater Camera: iPhone 11 Pro
- King often said he disliked giveaways, but won a giveaway from CNET for a vine chosen for the series on CNET called "Apple Byte", hosted by Brian Tong. He won some stickers and a car phone mount.
- He used to make other videos different than tech, such as pranking call scammers, showing videos to his class or school, and other videos. Some of these videos had popularity.
- He has many vintage Apple products and has a series based on his collection on said Apple products. He has once edited part of a video on an iMac G3.
- According to his video on his vlog channel "ROOM, SETUP, AND COLLECTION TOUR 2020", the first camera he had was the Flip Video MinoHD (3rd generation). The camera can be seen in videos from 2012-2016. He sold the camera to a friend after he upgraded in 2016, and it broke several days later.
- King considered changing his channel name from "Plainrock124" to "Plainrock Productions" at one point but backed off on it as there are a lot of Plainrock124 words in King's videos.
- The channel was originally called "plainrock124" in all lowercase, but was eventually changed so the P was capitalized.
- The first Bored Smashing video he did was actually a water gun, not the Tamagotchi. It got removed due to copyrighted music. King has said in one of his videos he doesn't have any of the files left either.
- When King shaved his hair bald, many fans were surprised, since he has had long hair for many of his videos prior to shaving his hair.
- Plainrock124's "Bored Smashing - ACTUAL TESLA MODEL S" video was age restricted by the Community Guidelines. Soon after the age restriction, King (Plainrock124) reuploaded the video but put a warning to not recreate the smashing in the video.
- King showed a picture of the PlayStation 5 in his garage and tweeting about it saying "I can't believe they sent me one when they know what I'm gonna do to it #PS5" which was revealed that it is only photoshopped from a Starbucks coffee bag.
- King is shown to have Mageirocophobia, where he doesn’t like to cook from a gas stove because gas stoves remind him of how they explode.
- "Hey, guys!"
- "Welcome to Bored Smashing!"
- "Aiya, King, you die right now! (King's Mom)"
- "I do all sorts of videos that require some or a lot of production value!"
- "But Plainrocky123, you're Asian! That means you must overachieve everything at school!"
- "What piece of technology are you destroying?"
- "Where did you get it from?"
- "Does it work?"
- "When will 50 ways to break a (Thing) come out?"
- "Why isn't it the same click?!"
- "Thank you guys for watching, comment like and subscribe, and I'll see you guys next time, bye!"
- "Do I LOOK like a channel with 500k subscribers?"
- "I kinda wanna get into Rick and Morty."
- "LG, Life's good, I've heard life gets harder when you're older, and the fun stuff's just for kids. But I realized when I grow up, that it's just a hit or miss."
- "Do I look like a channel with 2 million subscribers?"
- "Check out my Tesla!"
- "Me Me Big Boy!"
- "Oo, doggo." (every time he sees a dog)
- "I'm basically the Devil helping Satan."
- "I chose this one becuase... square!"
- "Oh nOoOoOoOo! You've KiIiIled meEeEe!"
- "My first smashing video was with a water gun"
- 100,000 subscribers: March 22, 2017
- 124,000 subscribers: May 29, 2017
- 150,000 subscribers: August 31, 2017
- Silver play button: September 16, 2017
- 200,000 subscribers: November 14, 2017
- 300,000 subscribers: February 14, 2018
- 500,000 subscribers: November 7, 2018
- 1 million subscribers: February 15, 2020