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

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

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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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The Multi-Function Spy Cap

I've had a break and been out of the country, but now I'm back I've been able to finish a review I started earlier in the month.

This review is just a bit of fun, so I haven't done a full in-depth test. I really wouldn't recommend that anyone buy this product, therefore I haven't included any details of where to buy one or how much it cost.

I've already got a couple of new items in to test out, so whenever I get some free time I'll be putting more reviews together,  I'll aim to keep the running time of future videos to a minimum so that I can upload reviews a bit more frequently.

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Reader Comments (7)

Thanks for that. I really enjoy your matter-of-fact assessments, and look forward to the next one,
For me, you are the nearest equivalent to Which? when it comes to gizzmos - keep it up. Quote me if you want.


Chemical Dick

PS That was my handle back in CB days when I was a sales rep flogging biochemistry stuff, and the ilk, to hospital labs. Wrinkly signs off.

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterChemical Dick

Thank you for another outstanding review....... Far better than the Gadget Show......

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarl

Hi techmoan glad to see you back!
It seems like a great idea but using a poor camera. i plan to 'velcro' a 808 #3 to the peak of my baseball cap as the downward-pointing peak seems a good angle, and the camera will always point where you are looking. When holding my 808 keychain i always tend to aim it too high up, resulting in lots of useless ceiling shots!
Anglers use caps like this but with led torches built n the peak. from what i can see on your movie its a good elevated field of view. maybe for more discresion i'll split the peak and fit it beteween the layers...
Please keep up the good work,

October 17, 2011 | Unregistered Commentereric williams

Hi Techmoan
Good to see u again
thanx for the review and if u r not angry with me then plz reply my mails

October 18, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAnees

Great review as always... Loving the THX1138 reference. I was beginning to think I was the only person in Manchester who's ever seen it.

By the way, I was the person who enquired about Whiz Kids. After much waiting around, I managed to BitTorrent the entire run of shows. Let me know if you want a copy! It's not as cringeworthy as I thought it might be.

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

@Andy. Thanks for the validation of the THX1138 comment..I recently watched it again (the special edition updated bluray version) and the soundscape stuck in my mind. I'll have a look on the newsgroups for whiz kids, I didn't know that they were circulating at the moment.

October 26, 2011 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I love your videos reviews very much, also the accent is great :)

Wasn't you thinking to review some small WiFi small camera, I am looking for something nice, inexpensive easy to use/setup.

Merry xmas

December 23, 2011 | Unregistered Commentermiro

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