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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.

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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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Lost Tech: Sharp RP-117

In the mid 1980s you could buy a turntable that played both sides of a record automatically and  would jump to an individual track just like a CD player.

Thirty years later and modern turntables have reverted to containing about as much tech as the basic models from the 1950s. You'll also have to pay through the nose for the privilege of owning a modern stripped down bare bones machines. Something went wrong somewhere. Watch the video below to see retro tech from 30 years ago that has somehow now ended up being futuristic. 


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Reader Comments (3)

Hello ! I look at one now and i want to buy it !! But there are two problems with it. What can be wrong ? Anyone knows ?

It plays fine for a few minutes, then it will stop and return the needle to its resting spot. This happens on both sides.

The needle will not go past where it stops playing when using the forward button. You can hear it keep trying even though the needle stops moving.

You can hear it keep trying even though the needle stops moving.

It could be anything - so I don't know. However I recommend trying to clean the sensor near the stylus head with some compressed might be dusty. See my video on the Sharp RP-117 for the problem I was having.

May 10, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I’ve read about others having the issue of the stylus stopping and returning in mid play and the commmon problem appears to be a slipping stylus belt. Try replacing the belt.
While you’re in there, it would be a good idea to replace all of the belts for good measure. ;)

December 6, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMe

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