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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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Monoprice MHD Action Camera Review

I've finally got around to reviewing the Monoprice MHD Action Camera.

I've found that my reviews of relatively common cameras like this, haven't been too well received recently, so in future I'll try to stick to testing cheaper lesser known alternatives.

By concentrating on reviewing untested products off ebay I'll get a lot more misses than hits, but every now and then I'll come across a gem like the Mobius or the SJ1000. I've found products like the Monoprice MHD to be a bit bland, it works exactly how I'd expect, to a mediocre standard and nothing more. There really is very little fun to be had in reviewing something that's so middle of the road. 

So after that big build-up, I present my Monoprice MHD Review.....

US buyers can get this from Monoprice, but in the UK - is your best bet. The UK price at the time of typing is £72.42.

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Reader Comments (8)

Nice review. Too bad about those negatives...I agree completely. What's your favorite whiskey?

October 6, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMike W.

@Mike Because I can't taste anything at the moment, I'd have to say my favourite Whisky is whatever is on offer. I really used to like liqueurs like Cointreau, Goldschlager etc, but since the diabetes kicked in I've been forced to avoid them because of the high sugar content.

October 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Matt if it helps I will gladly be your official whisky taster and relay the texture..... aroma....and delicate nuances wafting under ones nose.....It wont be any hardship (honest) more like a labour of love......Regards Ipol ...................PS your reviews are excellent as always.....

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIpol

Hi Matt, great review as always, love your humour, especially with the guy learning to walk using Youtube on his mobile. Quite agree not the best of results on on this camera.

The clarity on your own video review is amazing, even via Youtube. Out of interest, which camera are you using for the close ups?

Keep up the fab work.

October 7, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

I'm using a Panasonic G6 now with some cheap close-up converter screw in lenses. It's a bit of a pain to set up and the focussing is very hit and miss, but if I get it right, it can look very good.

October 7, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

i cant get mine to record any sound...... any ideas??


September 20, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterlee

Lee - it does record sound, but Windows Media Player can't play it back! Use VLC or another player.

February 14, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterseabee

Monoprice has launched its second version for 82$ check it out

May 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMudassir Ali

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