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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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Meze 11 Classics give a very enjoyable wooden performance

I've taken a break away from the camera reviews to take a look at the Classic 11 Earbuds from Meze. These earbuds stand apart from most of the other models on the market due to the quality of the construction and because they are made from handcrafted ebony wood.

The fact that they are wooden makes me believe they sound richer and more luxurious than the usual plastic earphones. Now I can't say how much of that is just down to my imagination and how much is scientific fact, but to describe it in another way.... If these headphones were a drink, they would be a Licor 43 Coffee enjoyed outside a Spanish Bar watching the sunset, rather than a Pepsi Max gulped down at lunchtime in a fast food restaurant.

To the wearer, headphones are all about the sound, but the way they look also communicates a lot. If I saw someone wearing wooden headphones or earphones, I'd imagine that they they enjoyed their music, appreciated good quality sound and had an eclectic and extensive record collection. Now of course that might be completely inaccurate, but it's really not a bad image to convey. 

If you want to know more about the Meze earphone and headphone range go to

You can buy all their headphone and earphone range from there and a selection are also available on Amazon.


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Reader Comments (4)

I always wondered what your missus looks like, now I know.

December 1, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterSteven Devijver

If you thought we were going to laugh at your wooden performance jokes you were BARKing up the wrong TREE. ASHly, maybe your joke WOOD have been good for a LARCH. I'm STUMPed how to end this terrible POST after trying to BRANCH out into comedy...

(P.S. I'd be PINEing after your missus if I wasn't already spOAKen for)

Nice looking earphones, not that I'd ever justify the cost as I rarely use 'phones. But a fresh alternative to "Apple white" or " almost everyone else black".

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlasdair

@ last someone whose jokes are worse than mine.....You should be tried for TREESON Ipol

December 4, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIpol

Alisdair - that took some effort...apologies for not being around to reply earlier. I bet you are a chip off the old block.....sorry that's all I've got right now.

December 4, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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