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SJ4000

TCL SVC200
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Sony AS15/AS10
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DASH-CAMS (CAR DVRs)
G1W Budget 1080p Cam
Mini 0803
Vico WF-1
Vico Marcus 3
Marcus 4
DOD LS430W
Mobius
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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. 

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Monday
Oct132014

The Contour Roam3 Helmet Cam Review

It's a little over a year since I reviewed the Contour Roam2 Helmet camera and in the meantime a lot has happened. The Contour company went bankrupt, was re-launched and have introduced a new model. So is their Roam3 a brand new camera or just last-year's warmed up leftovers repackaged...watch the video review below to find out.

 
DOWNLOADABLE CLIPS
I have uploaded the same samples to two locations. You can download them from Dumptruck or MegaDo not stream these as this downgrades the quality - you need to download the clips and then play them back from your computer to see their true original quality. 
 
There are links below if you want to buy the Contour Roam3.
   
  ebay US     ebay UK
 
   
 
Monday
Oct062014

The Polaroid Cube Review

The Polaroid Cube is a fun little camera but you'll probably need to pick up optional accessories to make it into a functional action camera. If only the quirky and attention grabbing magnet base was a less wacky but infinitely more flexible tripod screw mount it would be much more handy straight out of the box. You can see my full video review below.
 
 
After uploading the video I realised that I hadn't mentioned the size and weight, so it's a 3.5cm (1.38") cube that weighs 47g (1.65oz) 
 
DOWNLOADABLE CLIPS
I have uploaded the same samples to two locations. You can download them from Dumptruck or MegaDo not stream these as this downgrades the quality - you need to download the clips and then play them back from your computer to see their true original quality. 
 
There are links below if you want to buy the Polaroid Cube on Amazon.
 
 
 
Want to know more about the Mobius camera featured in the video?  Click Here to see the review.
Saturday
Oct042014

The Seiko 'Sea Urchin' is a Smart Watch not a Smartwatch

I bought a new watch and I think it may be one of the smartest buys I've made in a long time. If you want to know more, watch the video below.

Purchasing links

Amazon UK  US

ebay UK  US  CA  AU  DE  NL

Tuesday
Sep302014

The Useless Machine from Spikenzielabs

I've assembled the latest kit from Spikenzielabs, and it's completely useless. If you watch the video below you'll find out why this isn't necessarily a bad thing.

If after watching this demonstration of the Useless Machine you want to pick one up for yourself then here is the direct link to the product on the Spikenzielabs website.

Monday
Sep292014

Watch your back - with the Vico Marcus 5 Dual 1080p Dash-Cam

This is the first true Dual 1080p Dash-cam that I've tested and it's very impressive. Both the front and rear cameras record in full 1920x1080 at 30 FPS, the video never skips any frames and all recordings are seamless (there are no frames missing between files). In order to record two 1080p files to the same SD card at the same time the bit-rate has been lowered slightly, but I haven't noticed any unpleasant artifacts as a result. The camera records the same great quailty video whether it's day or night. 

Now, of course, nothing is perfect and I do have a few ideas and thoughts that I share about the product (and possible future updates) during the course of the video, but I don't want to detract from what's been achieved here, this is a trailblazing camera and it's available now (for a price). 

Purchasing Links

Vico’s Suggested ebay sellers

UK   US

My ebay search links (Click your country to find a supplier)

UK   US   AT   AU   BE   CA   CH   DE   ES   FR   IE   IT   NL  

   

Downloadable Samples

I've uploaded a few samples that I've trimmed for length and the same files are available to download from either of the links below. Notice I wrote Download, don't stream these, because you won't gain anything. Its only when you play the downloaded clips from your own HDD that you see their true quality.

Samples stored on Dumptruck

Samples stored on Mega

Monday
Sep222014

At last it's the Real SJ4000 WiFi Review

Here at last, is my review of the SJ4000 WiFi review. Whilst there isn't a massive amount of difference between this and my original non-wifi version, somehow I've managed to stretch this out into a half hour video.

If you just want to know about the WiFi function and whether there are any other differences between this and the older models, you'll find your answer in the first few minutes, so no point skipping to the end. 

In this video I also take a minute to explain why you should think twice before ordering the SJ5000 camera that's doing the rounds at the moment.

My video review is below.

  

Downloadable Sample Clips (On Mega)

Alternative Downloadable Samples Link (On Dumptruck)

Click a link above to download my original sample clips recorded with the SJ4000 WiFi Camera.

Now after watching that if you would like to buy one - here are some links

Purchasing Links

Foxoffer.com  Foxoffer(Ebay Store) (My camera was supplied by Foxoffer)

Other ebay sellers (Click your country).

UK   US   AU   AT   BE   CA   CH   ES   FR   IE   IT   NL  

Amazon UK

Amazon US


Monday
Sep152014

Vico Marcus 4 Cinemascope Dash-Cam REVIEW

Here is my review of the Vicovation Marcus 4 car camera. One thing that sets this camera apart from others I've tested is its unusual Cinemascope-esque 21:9 ratio 2560x1080 video mode. It may sound like a gimmick, but it actually makes a lot of sense. Watch the video below to find out more. 

 

As I feared, the youtube re-encoding has introduced a a lot of blocking artifacts into the video samples I show in the review. It's especially noticeable in the first shot where I talk to the camera whilst the car is driving under the trees. If you want to see the original quality of this clip, it's one of the ones I've uploaded in the 'Downloadable Samples' link below. (Filename is '1080p30 Day 3.mov'). 

LINKS 

Downloadable Samples

Purchasing

Vico's Recommended authorised ebay seller links: UK   US

Alternative eBay search buying links (Click your country to find what deals are available to you).

US UK AT AU BE CA CH DE ES FR IE IT NL 

  

Infomation about the Vico Dash-cam range is available on the VicoVation website.