Casey Neistat was a vlogger. Now, he lives among the clouds.
In his most recent video he partnered with Samsung—the company Apple have been suing for the better part of a decade—which built Neistat a drone capable of lifting him and his outsize aspirations into the sky. Miraculously, the drone did not erupt in a ball of hellfire like the South Korean manufacturing giant’s Galaxy Note 7s were wont to do.
There was a time when Neistat was something of a bad boy among video creators. Back in 2010 he was arrested for throwing a fake baby in front of a subway train. Now CNN employee Casey Neistat is making branded content for an embarrassed smartphone maker.
Correction: The article originally stated that Neistat snowboarded through New York tethered to a cop car. The actual video was markedly less interesting and the author regrets this error.