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Pick of the Cameras

(Click the pictures for reviews & links)

ALL THE ONES THAT I LIKE ARE SHOWN BELOW. 

ACTION CAMS

Sony AS100V

Drift Stealth 2

Dazzne P2

Xiaomi Yi

SJCAM SJ4000

SJCAM M10

TCL SVC200
 
 
Sony AS15 / AS10

DASH-CAMS (CAR DVRs)
G1W Budget 1080p Cam
Mini 0806

A118 Wedge Cam
Koonlung K1S
Marcus 5 Dual Camera
Transcend Drivepro 200
Vico WF-1
Marcus 4
DOD LS430W
MINI CAMERAS
(Some of these also work as dashcams)
Innovv C1
Mobius
Polaroid Cube
HTC Re

What SD CARD should I buy?

If you want an SD Card for your camera - these are the ones I use and recommend. 

I'd strongly recommend not to buy any SD cards off ebay - I've heard about and experienced too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. 

NOTE - Some cameras work more reliably with Class 6 Cards as a Maximum (The Mini 0801 is an example).

VERY IMPORTANT. These links go to the product, but not necessarily to the Amazon Direct supplier. I recommend selecting from Amazon themselves not the reseller storefronts..even if it costs a bit more. 

UK & US LINKS & PRICES BELOW

CLASS 10 CARD

 

CLASS 6 CARD

 

 

            

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Saturday
Jul182015

The Waterproof Nautilus WiFi Mini Camera

In the video below I review the latest budget mini camera from the people behind the 808#26 keyring camera. It's called the Nautilus cam (good name that) and the camera itself is waterproof to 5m without an additional case and has WiFi connectivity.

 

Downloadable sample clips and photos: Available Here 

Purchasing link - Click here to go direct to the product on ebay.

Sunday
Jul122015

The Freestyle Libre is a gadget that will help me to live longer & better

It's not often that I buy a gadget that significantly improves my life - but the Freestyle Libre is one such device. It's the latest type of blood glucose monitor. These are devices which are essential to managing the chronic illness diabetes, of which I'm a sufferer. 

It used to be estimated that type 1 diabetes took 20 years off a persons life, but with modern blood glucose management its more likely that diabetics can live into old age. Ignoring blood glucose levels whilst seemingly having little affect in the short term, over a longer period of time will lead to serious complications, including amputations and blindness - both things I'm obviously very anxious to avoid. 

Whilst the video below is only intended to be of interest to diabetics, of course anyone is welcome to watch.

 

Sunday
Jul052015

The Mini 0806 Dashcam Review - Better late than never.

Two false starts and over half a year later I've finally completed my review of the Mini 0806 Dashcam. It turns out that this one was worth the wait and if I didn't already have a K1S dual camera installed in both of my cars I'd definitely be using a Mini 0806 instead. 

For downloadable sample clips Click Here  (Tip: use the Google Chrome browser - wait 20 secs for this link to load & download the clips to play them from your computer rather than streaming them)

Purchasing the Mini 0806 - a few tips

I found the best deals for this camera are on eBay - Look for sellers offering the “3rd Gen” model to get the latest version. Check what's bundled - remember the CPL filter is usually an optional extra. The mounts come with or without GPS capability, so read the description carefully. Finally buy your own Class 10 MicroSD card from a reliable source, e.g. Amazon direct (not a marketplace seller) - I always have links to SD memory on the right hand side of this page and I've yet to buy a fake by following my own advice.

Click on your country below to see what offers are available where you live.

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The 0806 is also available on Amazon - but I'd stick to ebay (above) for the best prices and bundles.

Amazon UK     Amazon US

Sunday
Jun282015

The Dazzne P2 - Budget Action Camera Review

The Dazzne P2 is a budget action camera that comes with a surprising number of accessories inside the box for a very reasonable price. Surely there must be a catch....watch the video below where I find out that sometimes good things do come in small packages.

 

 

Downloadable Sample Clips - CLICK HERE (wait 20 secs - works best using Chrome browser) 

PURCHASING LINKS (click your country)

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 (Note the links above are cheaper than the links below)

 

Sunday
Jun212015

Obscure HiFi - The Stereo MicroCassette

Interest in my vintage HiFi equipment videos has really picked up since the Tefifon demonstration a couple of months ago. So with this in mind, I used my consumer electronics time machine to retrieve a Brand New HiFi component from 1982. In the video below I take a look at an audio format that came and went with barely a whisper in the early 80s and has since been largely forgotten.

If you want to see this item on ebay - click here.

Sunday
Jun142015

The Boogie Board Jot 8.5 Paperless Memo Pad

The item that I planned to bring you this week self destructed, ended up in a thousand pieces and ultimately went in the bin (make a note...WD40 can make some things worse). So instead of that I'm bringing you a simple video about a simple gadget.  

The Boogie Board has always seemed to me like a solution to a problem that didn't exist, however after using one for a couple of days I've come to appreciate it for what it is. It does still feel like it's a product that no one really needs, but I could also say that about 90% of the things in my house. Video review below.

I mentioned in the video that I bought mine at Costco, they only had a couple left and were selling them off at £24 a piece to make room for new merchandise. It turns out that this wasn't much of a discount from the normal price and the best place to get one from now is probably Amazon.

 

Sunday
Jun072015

The HP LC100W '4K' Mini Camera Disappoints (and of course it doesn't really do 4K)

Some of the most popular videos I've made over the years have been about Mini Cameras. There's something about cameras like the Mobius or the Polaroid Cube that really capture the imagination. I still find it amazing that I can buy a 1080p camera that's smaller than the tape cassettes my SD camcorder used only a few years ago. 

The HP LC100W is a strange device, it's not really suitable to be used as an action camera due to the narrow field of view lens and it's not a dashcam because it doesn't auto start recording. The specs for this camera still looked interesting though and if more care and consideration had been put into the design process it could have been a real contender, sadly a number of poor decisions relegate this one to being an also-ran.

You can download sample clips here

If you want to buy one, it is available on Amazon - links below.

 

Sunday
May242015

Drift Stealth 2 - Smaller is better 

Drift have been kind enough to send me over their latest, cheapest and smallest action camera - the Drift Stealth 2. In the video below you can see my full review.

After using this camera for a few weeks I can now say that it has supplanted the Contour Roam as my favourite helmet mount action camera. The mounting system is more flexible (it allows tilt), the camera is smaller, lighter and performs much better in low light.

In my opinion the Drift Stealth 2 would be an excellent commuter camera for cyclists - the three hour battery life, water resistant case and recycled video function make it idea for this purpose.

Downloadable sample clips are available here  (allow this link a bit of time to load up)

Purchasing Links

eBay - Click your country

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Amazon UK        Amazon US 

 

Full Drift Stealth 2 Manual available here