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ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

 

 
DASH-CAMS (CAR DVRs)
 
A119
DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam
Yi

Yi Ultra 2.7K
   
    MINI CAMERAS
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
    HELMET CAMERA
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.

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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Friday
Oct212011

Nothing whatsoever to do with tech

I thought you might like to see this short video of a street artist I saw whilst in Malaga on my recent break.

If this is of no interest, I apologise, but I wil have a couple more gadget/tech related videos uploaded very soon.

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Reader Comments (6)

too bad you were not in front of him but really impressive!

October 21, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterCarlito

Hi,

Really amazing....Shot with a spy cam?

October 22, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterAjith Kumar

@ Ajith - No just my normal Sony TG3. I always use this on my holidays - the 10x Zoom, adjustable LCD display and video stabilisation are essential.

October 23, 2011 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

A car key programmer is a tool that can be used to recode the transponder in a mechanical key or key fob. Some modern automobiles have specially Obd2 scan tools coded transponders in their keys and will not start or run if the proper signal is not received. In some cases a new key can be programmed without any special equipment, though many vehicles require BMW Gt1 a device referred to as a key programmer. A key programmer may be a standalone unit, though they are sometimes integrated into complex scan tools. Key programmers typically bidirectionally interface with the on-board diagnostics II (OBD-II) connector.

December 15, 2011 | Unregistered CommenterObd2 scan tools

Always knew Techmoan is ahead of the crowd ;-)

http://youtu.be/pGJCBGhyO7o

January 15, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndy

@Andy....they've got 6 million hits on me though.

January 15, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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