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Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

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DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
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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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A Cheap (& nasty) Car camera.

Judging by the comments I get there are lot of people who are reluctant to import products from Chinese ebay retailers. I understand a certain level of apprehension, but on the whole I've had very few problems, and often if you are willing to import you will get the best deal. Unfortunately my complacency is the reason that I ended up getting caught out this time. I was looking for the cheapest option - had a number of auctions open in different windows and ended up choosing poorly.

I've put the video together anyway to as a reminder to be cautious and avoid rogue devices that masquerade as better ones.

There will be a new video along as soon as possible (hopefully in about 10 days) where I'll be reviewing two alternatives to this camera with a very similar form-factor. These cameras are being sold in the UK at prices that are equivalent to the HK ebayers, but with the added reassurance that there will be no unexpected import duty or taxes to pay. They are also much, much better.

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Reader Comments (16)

Hi, for the camera that is available in UK, is there equivalent available in the USA? I am hesitant like the others to buy from HK as I'm not sure what duty etc. I'll be charged. If you know of any, please advise.

Thanks. I really enjoy your videos.

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterSean

At least you did better than my mate who, surfing eBay after coming back from the pub, bought a late 70's Ducati Darmah that, had he been a little less inebriated, would have spotted that being painted metallic blue with red wheels was not going to be the bargain he imagined!

Looking forward to seeing what you make of the 'proper' cameras though.

Thanks for making the videos!

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

Damn..I just bought one of these before your review came out!! Should have got the cam in part 1...really kicking myself now...

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Sorry to see you got conned mate,i can sympathize with you on that one as i got duped to when i bought a similar camera from amazon.Was really looking forward to this part two review but hey,ho,roll on the next one.
Thanks again for taking the time to do these reviews,i really enjoy them, and the professional way you come across on your videos.

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwill

@ Will - I think it's very unlikely that you would get a knock-off version of the K2000 as well, by all accounts, the real K2000 is actually a good camera.

April 1, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

@ techmoan - no it was'nt the same, it was a similar camera in style to yours,sorry for the confusion.

April 1, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterwill

Bad luck - but thanks for making lemonade out of lemons or whatever they say...

April 2, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterMark


Don't know which Will you were responding to there! If to me, then you've given me some hope so thankyou haha!! I did order it from China/Hong Kong though, so I just assumed they'd all be the same as the one you received. Fingers crossed...!

April 3, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterWill

Excellent reviews, keep up the good work. There are loads of these 'K2000s' on ebay. Most of them have the photo of the camera with a silver lens ring. The camera you recieved did not have a silver ring around the lens. If you did purchase one which had a silver ring around the lens in the photo and the product recieved is not the same, maybe you should take it up with ebay. If you can follow what I am saying.

April 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAbz

@Abz I'm quite happy about getting a bad serves as a good demonstration of what can sometimes go wrong when buying things from China on eBay.

April 10, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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