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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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The Tiltpod - is that a tripod in your pocket...?

I really appreciate clever little products like the Tiltpod and I think that it's the kind of thing that would make for a good stocking filler this Christmas. Mine were sent directly from the US, from the Manufacturers Gomite - they seem to ship to most countries However the best price for UK buyers currently seems to be from Amazon below.  

Tiltpod on


It's a shame that the Tiltpod Mobile wouldn't fit my iPhone 5 but I won't be holding my breath waiting for a version for the iPhone 5 because I don't think there will be enough of a border at the side of the screen to secure the holder without it getting in the way of the display.

UPDATE 20 Nov 2012- Good news....Gomite have confirmed to me today that they are working on a new iPhone 5 compatible version of the Tiltpod.

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Reader Comments (5)

what a brilliant title for this review

I look forward to starring in my own Carry On scenario after mine arrives in the post

November 24, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlagerstarfish

Man, I wish they made a tilt pod for the Samsung Galaxy S11 and S111

December 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMikey

I ordered the tiltpod for my handicam, luckily it has a center mount tripod, so I used the stick on piece on my phone case, works perfect and I got 2 for the price of 1.

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJulian

Hmm.. better than I thought it would be. Might just order one :)

December 5, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTobbe

Just got one for Christmas and very impressed! Now I need to see if you've reviewed many other 'cheap, but brilliant' gadgets like this.

December 25, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAdam

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