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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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The Dotklok (a fun piece of Clock-Art)

I splashed out on a clock called the Dotklok. I bought this via and this was the first time I'd come across this website. 

It tuns out that is a website set up for small business people to advertise and sell their own products to individual buyers. It reminded me of a massive arts and crafts fare, but with cooler stuff for sale and instead of each stall holder getting a small booth or a table, they get a professional looking webpage with proper payment facilities.

I bought the Dotklok as soon as I heard about it, fully expecting the boot of Atari's lawyers to stamp down on the sale of a clock that can tell the time via a game of Pong© (™). This hasn't happened yet (and I hope it doesn't), the Atari brand has changed hands so many times, they have probably forgotten who owns what anyway.

Since the demand is there why don't the people who own the Atari rights, licence someone to make official Pong Watches and Clocks  - I'd buy a Pong watch tomorrow. The idea of telling the time using a game of pong is a stroke of genius, it's such a perfect concept, it's fun, retro and practical, all at the same time….and at the moment, it's a missed opportunity.

Anyway, click through to see my hands-on look at the clock, I wouldn't really call it a review because I'd already made my mind up about it before I bought it.


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