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Pick of the Camera Reviews

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ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

SJCAM M10+
 
DASH-CAMS (CAR DVRs)
 
A119
Yi Ultra 2.7K
   
    MINI CAMERAS
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
    HELMET CAMERA
Sena Prism Tube

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.

UK & US LINKS & PRICES BELOW

RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)

 

U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

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 dashcams...here'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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Tuesday
Dec072010

Rechargeable Hand Warmer

A very seasonal, brief, and I'll admit largely uninformative review of a rechargeable hand warmer. There are a couple of reasons why I put this video together. a) To show that I'm still around & b) To inform people that such a product category actually exists. It is very unlikely anyone would go searching for a rechargeable hand warmer without knowing that you could actually buy one. 

This is the first video I've done where I've overdubbed the narration with my new Samson Go Mic and I think it sounds fine. The Go Mic is the cheapest Condenser USB microphone I could find.

I needed a separate mic as my Macbook's inbuilt one kept picking up the sound of the fan (jet engine?) going into overdrive whenever I played back an HD video clip for overdubbing. I kept having to stop whilst it cooled down. The last time I made a video I had to sit the Macbook on a bed of ice packs from the freezer and after that I decided that enough was enough. I think I made the right decision.

For those who are interested in Car Cameras - I've just had a delivery from HK today of a new HD, Motion Activated car camera. I'll be testing this one out over the Christmas break and will endeavour to get the full in-depth review out before New Year.

Anyway..... hand warmer video 'review' below.

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Reader Comments (2)

Just a quick note to thank you for your great reviews. The videos are very well presented, very detailed and straight to the point. I know from experience these take a lot of time and effort to produce. Congratulations and keep up the good work! :)

December 15, 2010 | Unregistered CommenterJose

Thanks Jose. You are right about these taking a lot of time. My latest probably took me 10 hours spread over 4 days.

December 28, 2010 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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