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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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2015 Christmas Lectures

I made a couple of special videos for the Christmas period - here they are:

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Reader Comments (4)

Quite interesting. Thank you Mr Faraday ;-)

December 23, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGrahamK998

Like you I had an interest in these and also ended up with a full size electric model, full of relays and driven by a cam like you find in a washing machine that dropped microswitches to trigger solenoids to drop in to slots in a large wheel that stopped the drums. One of the jackpot lines had a nut and bolt with two washers so that would never have dropped in on this machine. Fascinating how it all worked, and in the end i passed it on to someone else who like us both had always wanted one. Great to see the inside of a real mechanical machine. Wonderful they were all totally random payout, unlike today where the computer knows exactly when to pay out to satisfy the specific odds set within the machine. Much less fun. You could practically just sit there pressing the start button and let it pay out when it decides to. Very little skill.

December 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Plumb

Vectrex, thanks for the presentation, I have seen a handful of these in Sweden,
can't remember seeing them for sale, but they're
cool and doesn't take up much space, on the other hand if you got space:
I have both a Tempest Cabaret and a Asteroids Cabaret, fully working....
the latter for sale. so if you're ever in Sweden ... ;)
Also have a Centipede Cabaret (non vector)

December 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMatte

Just a suggestion, but maybe you could do a preview video of what's to come for 2016 (review wise). Maybe even a monthly one...Like they do on TV, if you know what I mean

December 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAbz

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