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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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Interesting and fun vehicles from Europe

A quick post - here is a gallery of pictures of various forms of transport I took on my European Cruise.

People in France and Italy seem to have a liberated approach to transport that makes the UK look dull in comparison (not difficult).

Their use of scooters is particularly interesting to me. I saw two teenage sons dropping their mother and sister pillion passengers off in town for some shopping, a young mother holding a baby in her arms whilst her husband weaved their scooter through rush hour traffic. Numerous toddlers standing up behind scooter windshields holding onto the handlebars above their head. People carrying all shorts of things in one hand (pizza, laptop etc) whilst using the other hand to accelerate, steer and brake. A common practice is to jam a mobile phone down the side of an open face helmet - a kind of rudimentary hands-free.  It looks like a free for all - but imagine what would happen if all these people were forced to drive cars instead - gridlock. Better to let things work themselves out organically.

Vehicles here aren't cherished prized objects - most of them are battered and dented. People park up against one another and no one seems to mind. A near-miss I saw was greeted with an apologetic wave from the offender and a never-mind shrug from the driver who nearly T-boned them. A lot different from the swearing road-rage scene that would have no doubt ensued in the UK.

As far as the cars go - the supermini is king. I'm particularly fond of the original Fiat 500s - they actually make the Smart car look bloated and are still being used for everyday transport rather than kept as cherished classics. Many of the American tourists had never seen a Smart car before and were amazed at this vehicle which is already a familiar well established car in most of Europe.

If anyone wants to look at the transport options for the future they need to take a long hard look at a city like Rome to realise that if you step back and let the people figure it out themselves, then they might just do that.  The weather does play a big part though.


This scooter was in Cannes - The Leopard Skin is actually flock not paint This scooter was in Cannes - The Leopard Skin is actually flock not paint


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