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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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Techmoan is now on Patreon

Techmoan can now be supported through donations on Patreon. If you are unsure as to what Patreon is, it's a way of paying for something that you can also get for free. It's akin to throwing a coin into a busker's hat, you don't have to do it, there's no obligation, it's merely a way of showing gratitude and providing financial support.

There's no hard sell here. My youtube videos and this site will remain free to all, however if you want to pay a visit to my Patreon page - it's here:

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Reader Comments (7)

I thought about this when I was watching your last video. That is, I was wondering if you would ever set up a Patreon. I sincerely enjoy your reviews and am happy that I can now contribute/show my appreciation! Like the Luniz song goes, I got 5 on it!

February 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTam

Thank you, that's more than generous. All the money will go straight back into making the videos (even if it's just to help pay the import duties for the items bought from abroad).

February 11, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I'm not a 'tecky' by any means, but I've always enjoyed your reviews, starting with the Mini0803 which I bought as a result. Thanks. Chris

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris R

PS Meant to say, I've (obviously) contributed via Paetron as I'm sure many will now they know about it. Chris

February 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterChris R

Hi Matt,
Have you thought of putting a donate by pay pal button on your website ?
I visit a lot of sites that do retro blogs about old mac computers for example and often am happy to donate to people who produce a good website.
One of the problems of living in London and probably other cities is people tapping you one the shoulder and asking you to make a monthly direct debit to this or that.
The 21st Century often makes us wary of people asking for regular donations even if it's only £1 per month as it can often get out of hand.
I would be happy to donate money but only as a once a year donation.
Many thanks for the great reviews. I just watched the one on the digital amp with motorised volume control and though how long since I saw one of those in a remote. Well I just looked at my Denon system and the amp has one. I never noticed the servo actually physically turing the volume control round.

February 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Travis

Just discovered your Youtube channel mate, and you're already on my "must watch" list.

Your style is comfortable & easy to understand, and very informative. The world could do with more teachers like you.

I'll definitely contribute, my only request is to keep up the good work!



February 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJarren

Ah, dammit, that Patreon site doesn't support Paypal?

That sucks. Anyway, hit me up on Discogs if you can.

February 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJarren

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