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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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Two short and largely irrelevant videos. 

I've uploaded a couple of quick videos in the last few days.

The first is a suggestion for a cheap case that fits the new iPad.
Since I made the video it's been discovered that the reason that auto-wake cases that were designed for the iPad 2 don't wake the new iPad is because the polarity of the magnets inside the new iPad have been reversed. This change to the design was done as smart covers could put the iPad 2 back to sleep if they were folded back underneath the iPad. 

The second video is a look at the accessory kit for the RD32II camera (it also fits some other Redleaf RD camera models). The RD32II is a great camera, but the one thing it needed was some way to attach it to helmets...well this kit is the solution to that problem. It took me quite some time to figure out how the belt attachment hopefully if you do buy this kit, this video will save you some time.

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Reader Comments (7)

Thanks for the review of this accessory kit. I've been following the RD3211 since you reviewed it and was somewhat reluctant to buy it since your orignial review only showed it with just a bicycle mount. I want to use the camera for skiing and kayaking, so was somewhat disappointed with the lack of suitable attachments. Since seeing this review, i've bought the camera and 3 sets of accessories. You might think that this is overkill, but at just £11 for the kit, I wanted to make sure that I had enough mounts to suit my purposes, namely enough adhesive mounts for helmets/kayaks etc. The camera's just as you reviewed it (very good) and the accesory kit likewise. Thanks mate. Keep up the good reviews!! Btw, I enjoy every video review, particularly trying to work out which part of the Chorley & District you're travelling through!

April 14, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterNotlob Rob

@Rob I don't think it's overkill at all. I bought two sets myself and destroyed one of the rubber bands whilst making the video, just trying to figure out how it was supposed to fit together (of course I carefully edited things to make it look like I knew what I was doing). So when your sets arrive, make sure you attach the strap in the way I demonstrated, to avoid getting one stuck in the buckle device, like I did.
I'm hoping to get another motorcycle soon, so might leave one of the adhesive blocks attached to my helmet too.

April 14, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Techmoan,
Thanks for this review (and the other ;-). My RD32II arrived today from HongKong, ordered it after a long search for a cheap but good cam for outdoor sports and motorcycle riding. After watching your review of it my decision was easy and my first impression of it doesn't disappoint :-)
I'm sure this review will also safe me some headaches as I just ordered the mount kit, hope it arrives before my holidays in Germany next month. Keep up the good work, I'm sure many people enjoy it.
Cheers, Esteban.

April 20, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterEsteban

@Esteban, many thanks. I still haven't found a camera that offers better value for money than the RD32II......but if I ever do, I'll try and get one in to review.

April 20, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks for the detailed interesting reviews. The RD3211 will be ideal for my use but is it possible to buy and fit a replacement inbuilt battery when the factory unit dies?
No luck with DX can you suggest another source?


January 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpeter

Thanks for the detailed interesting reviews. The RD3211 will be ideal for my use but is it possible to buy and fit a replacement inbuilt battery when the factory unit dies?
No luck with DX because of the search engine can you suggest another source?


January 1, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpeter

I don't think you can get a replacement battery for the RD32ii.

January 1, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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