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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

Dazzne P2

DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
Sena Prism Tube

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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Vantrue OnDash R2 - Dashcam Review

Over the last few weeks a few people contacted me to as whether I would be reviewing a dashcam from the Vantrue range. So naturally when Vantrue themselves contacted me and offered to send a couple of their latest cameras, I took them up on it. 

You can see the full video review below.


Sample Clips

I've uploaded some sample clips here. Reminder - Do Not Stream These as this will look terrible. Download the files to your computer first before playing.  


See the Amazon links below also available on ebay and Amazon Canada. 

Using the Discount Code UHBTWINY at checkout will unlock the following prices.
Amazon US: $99.99
Amazon UK: £79.99
Amazon CA: $159.99CAD

The Deal times are active from: 13th June 2016 00:01 PDT/BST until 19th June 2016 23:59 PDT/BST

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Reader Comments (5)

Hi, that's a great extended review.

When formatting a 64GB micro SD, is the file system exFat or FAT32?
If exFat it most likely supports 128GB and higher capacity cards.

The extra USB connection on the sigarette lighter will be for powering the additional GPS module.

The low light capabilities in 2560 & 2304 are disappointing. Isn't the FHD HDR mode any better?


April 1, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterEddy

Loving the videos as usual - getting even more professional over the last few months.

My only gripe is this review is a little less objective than others - maybe because you get sent the camera for free?

Let's face it, it's rather expensive for its average performance. A number of cameras you've reviewed before are much better for less money. Better to be straight with the manufacturer so they can improve rather than avoiding hurting their feelings in case they don't send you anything else free for review.

I minor gripe and keep up the good work


April 3, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRobB

I really don't understand why you would think that.

I really hope you aren't presuming that other viewers wouldn't be able to reach the same conclusions as yourself when presented with the same information, because the 'Other (less intelligent) people might think....' approach is not one worth defending.

You've come away from watching the review with the impression that there are other cameras that perform better. Going into the video you weren't aware of the performance of the R2, but coming out you know that it's not the best camera on the somewhere in between pressing play and the end of the video, this information has been presented.

Perhaps it's the fact that I showed that the mount rattles, the image darkens driving towards the sun, the sound is muffled, the night performance isn't perfect in unlit areas, the camera has unnecessary shiny chrome accents or the motion activation doesn't work.

All this information was imparted during the video. I'm not here to make hit pieces, I just show things as they are and let the viewer decide whether they like them.

If it's just concern about the cost of the item then take that out of the equation as often items I review stay on the market for years. Someone will be watching this review in 2018 when this camera costs less than half today's price and they'll just want the facts, not some chap stating that there were cheaper models on sale in 2016 that performed as well, as this won't be relevant to them.

I can't see what I glossed over or built up. If there's ever been a more down-the-middle review of a camera I've yet to see it.

April 4, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

As usual, your reviews cover all the major points and I enjoy them.

The more I look at some of the Dashcams the more it looks like many of them come from the same place as the basic layout is the
same. While the R2 has higher resolution it is more than a little similar to the G1W and this one has the same fault; driving into the sun.

Keep up the good work.

April 4, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndyS

Very nice video showing how to use the dash cam, would be nice to include how to upload the video's to your computer

June 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWendy

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