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Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 


Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi


DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
Drift Ghost X

My favourite USB battery power Pack

This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

Two digit Led display shows battery level


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 too many issues with counterfeit cards - often sold on by unwitting resellers. My inbox regularly gets messages from people who bought a £150 camera then cheaped out and bought a £3 memory card on ebay - Then when it doesn't worth they blame the camera! It doesn't make any sense. Good memory is cheaper than it's ever been - see the links above.

A lot of HD cameras will not work properly with cards larger than 32GB (cards over 32GB are usually SDXC rather than the SDHC standard used by 32GB cards. SDXC cards use the ex-FAT system rather than FAT32 - in short they are a different standard). - so don't just buy the biggest card you can afford - read the specs in the manual to see what it accepts.


RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)


U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)




The SD card in a dashcam is re-written over, more frequently than in other types of cameras. Some manufacturers void their guarantee if an SD card was used in a dashcam. So, no surprise, there are special High Endurance SD cards made just for's some.


VERY IMPORTANT. These links take you to the product, however Amazon have three different ways of selling. There's Amazon Direct - This means that you are only dealing with Amazon themselves, then there's other sellers that use Amazon's facilities - these show as Fulfilled By Amazon and finally there's Market Place sellers that advertise on Amazon, but operate independently.  I strongly recommend that you only use the first...the Amazon Direct - Sold By Amazon option. Even if it appears that you are paying a couple of £/$ more it is more than likely you are comparing the price of a real item against the price of a fake.

To give you an idea of the extent of the fake goods problem. In a 2016 survey by Apple - 90% of the 'Apple' chargers sold through Amazon - using the other the two methods..which includes the "Fulfilled by Amazon" option -  were found to be counterfeit....90%! 

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A smartly designed four plug mains adaptor

If your situation is anything like mine, the chances are that you don't have enough plugs in your house to power all your equipment. There are two ways to solve this problem,

i)  Get an electrician, plasterer, and decorator around to your house to install a raft of additional mains outlets 

ii) Use mains adaptors.

Rather obviously, my house is therefore full of mains adaptors of various shapes and sizes. Most of these are less than perfect. Some of the common options are...

1) The traditional three outlet plug - Stick out from the wall a long way, sometimes hard to get bulky adaptors to fit, and messy to look at with all the plugs having different orientations.

three plug no switch

2) A recent update on the traditional three outlet plug - with the useful ability to switch individual outlets on/off - same drawbacks as the standard 3 plug adaptor.

Three Plug With Switches

3) A trailing gang plug adaptor - this one is a four plug model, they tend to take up a lot of room and need some floor space.

Trailing 4 Gang

4) My recent purchase. This one was from Morrisons supermarket and cost £4.99.

4 gang wall mount switched

The things I like about this one is that it powers four devices, all are individually switched, it stays pretty snug to the wall and the plugs are all sensibly spaced with the the orientation keeping the cables tidy. 


I know that plug adaptors aren't something that people normally discuss - but I thought I'd make an exception on this occasion because I was so impressed with this simple solution to an old problem.

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Reader Comments (1)

nice collection, I have the standard

February 5, 2009 | Unregistered CommenterUNIQUEBUSINESSIDEAS

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