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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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1080p Hidden Camera Spy Glasses

Due to popular demand, I've finally reviewed some 1080p 'Spy' Camera Glasses.

If you are thinking I should have instead reviewed Google Glass or Liquid Image's camera Goggles - remember that the only reason that that this video was made because people asked to see my take on some of the cheap Chinese 'spy glasses' cluttering up that's what this video is about. I also decided that I should attempt to find the most discreet 1080p glasses available. The kind of spectacles I could wear anywhere without drawing attention to myself. Watch the video below to see how I got on.

You can try your luck at finding some spy glasses yourself on ebay by Clicking Here, but I have a feeling that any money spent on the current selection will likely be money wasted.

I'll probably take a look into camera glasses again in a year or so if the technology has improved, because the idea of hands-free discreet head-mounted recording is an appealing one. Personally though these kind of glasses will never be any use to me because I wear prescription lenses and I can only wear glasses like this for short periods before I get a headache due to eye-strain.

Just a bit of behind the scenes info. The final shot was supposed to have a glasses POV aspect to it too. Unfortunately the SD card was destroyed during the I'd suggest you don't try and copy this at home. Before I shot the scene I tried to swap out my decent SD card with a cheaper one - but the cheap one slid inside the arm of the camera and vanished... so I took the risk of shooting with the decent card. Losing a £15 memory card is not the end of the world and it's just part of the costs asscociated in trying to make a dodgy product into an interesting video.

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Reader Comments (40)

sir thanx for this wornderful post i love that spy glasses sir i am living in saudi arabia. Can i get this spy glasses from here ????

January 10, 2015 | Unregistered Commenternothing


This is Darwin So from Zetta Systems Limited.
We are a manufacturer specializing in mini monitoring security camcorder.

Our top sellers (8000pcs to US and Europe) currently are:
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Zetta Systems Limited

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June 4, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDarwin So

Hello, I have someone keying my car often and need to know what camera or camera's to buy to put in my car to catch them { without killing my car battery } It's in a garage without security cameras and there is no power source near my car.
Thanks so much in advance. SE

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterse


HD 720P Spy Video Glasses

I buy , but charing batteri no do?

what can i do?

January 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDennis

May I recommend you check this new High Definition Recording Sunglasses from GoVision that is new in the Market.

The features are above standards and the end results are stunning high quality videos and photos.

Learn more about this product by clicking on the links below:

March 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmiliy Munoz

May I recommend you check this new High Definition Recording Sunglasses from GoVision, that is new in the market?

GoVision High Defintion Recording Sunglasses is a simple, yet sophisticated way to capture life’s greatest moments.
With GoVision, you have chosen a pair of sunglasses that contains some of the most advanced technology features yet built into eyewear.
And with our TR90 frames and HD CMOS video sensors technology, you can relive each moment your perspective and share the world the way you see it.
Function and fashion come together in this ultra stylish high definition recording sunglasses.
Let the moments come alive and relive the memories over and over as you record them
with this ultramodern masterpiece from

March 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEmiliy Munoz

Check this new High Definition Recording Sunglasses from GoVision, it's new in the market.
The GoVision glasses are no longer a camera. The GoVision High Definition Recording Sunglasses are a live streaming portal to whoever is wearing them.
Participate wholly in the experience. Don't let a piece of technology separate you from the action.
Don't miss a moment. Be in it.

March 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterGeorge Shaw

Guys check this new High Definition Recording Sunglasses from GoVision, it's new in the market.

Stylish. Functional. Chic. High Definition.

Take a step into something great. Something fantastic. See the world from your point of view.

March 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOlivia Dunn

As far as the mic, have you considered the Blue Yeti? Or the Blue Yeti Pro if you need XLR for some reason as well.

Cheers for the video!

May 29, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterZzyzx Wolfe

Techmoan - great reviews.
I suspect there are some like me who don't want to mess around with mounting a camera on my dashboard, mirror etc. I want a pair of sunglasses with a camera in it that I can wear everytime I drive my car, bike or scooter.
Please give these eyewear cams a better look.

September 22, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPLP

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