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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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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.

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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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Sunday
Dec232012

Christmas Surprise - GoPro Hero3 White Review (Coming soon).

Yes - I know I said that I'd never review the GoPro because there was no point, everyone already knows that it's the best action camera. Well in a U-turn worthy of a politician, my next video will be an action camera comparison featuring the GoPro Hero3 (White) in a head-to-head battle against the Sony AS10. I'll explain the reasons behind my change of mind in the review. 

Unfortunately I've realised today though that I'm not going to be able get this video finished this side of Christmas. The bad weather in the UK over the last couple of weeks has delayed shooting and currently my rough-cut of this review is still over an hour long and is missing a few sections. 

I'll therefore be spending all the time I can find over the holiday period to get this review completed as soon as I can. It probably wont come as too much of a surprise to regular readers/viewers to find that my favourite camera of the two is probably not the one that most people will end up choosing.

In the meantime - all I can do is wish everyone a Merry Christmas and a gadget filled new year.

Mat ™Techmoan.com

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Reader Comments (13)

You better explain yourself... :D . Waiting for the vid.

Merry Christmas and happy 2013.

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterCalvinH

After providing such an excellent service over the last year, you deserve a bit of a rest.

Take some time to relax properly.

Go to the pub.

See which camera shoots the best footage from inside a (full) pint glass.

I could help you with this... I would be good at recovering cameras from underneath large volumes of beer

December 23, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterlagerstarfish

Thanks for the advice.

Unfortunately as usual there isn't much rest to be had at Christmas.
I'm doing a 350 mile return trip to see my parents on Xmas eve.
Christmas day is already booked up - and unfortunately I'm on some seriously strong medication that won't allow me touch the bottle of JD that's calling my name from the kitchen.

Hopefully I'll find a bit of time somewhere in amongst all that to have a bit of a rest.

Enjoy your Christmas.

December 23, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks man, waiting for the review. I'm "hard guessing" you'll pick the Hero hehehe

Anyway Merry Xmas to you too and thanks for all the great reviews!!!

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohnnie B

Excellent! Looking forward to a Techmoan review of them.

The Sony looks to me as if they have missed the point by with the mounting kit - it has a great lens but the only way to get easily mounted is by using the housing that has a cheap plastic lens cover, ruining the shots from the Zeiss glass! Madness! While GoPro insist on using the boxy shape that is not that good when strapped to a helmet/handlebars.... Can't wait to hear your opinions of them.

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

Merry Christmas to you too. Looking forward to many more reviews this coming year. Good Luck surviving the holidays!

December 24, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterJohn Ebell

Well it's good that you have a couple of good references now to compare the cheaper cams to. From early stuff that I've seen, the Sony seems to have done a good job of incorporating their Steadyshot technology into the cam. Look forward to seeing your review! Cheers and Merry Christmas!

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff

Well it's good to cleanse the palate every now and then. And it just shows that with Techmoan you never know what to expect.

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterTom

[Geoff] You've hit on one of the reasons for me picking up these two..benchmarking. I'll still be concentrating on cheaper models from China going forward but now I'll know how close they come to matching the performance of the more expensive cameras.

December 26, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Excellent... i really wait for your review.
But only one con, you choose the gopro white, that is basically the same device as gopro 1.... =(

December 26, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLeo

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