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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.

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.

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RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)

 

U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

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 dashcams...here'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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Friday
May202016

Harman Kardon Aura Airplay Speaker

I bought a refurbished Airplay speaker I'm very happy with. Here's my video about it.

I bought it from the Harman Kardon Outlet Store where they sell refurbished models. It's much like the Apple Refurb store where the items look brand new...but even better as these products come in standard packaging.

For people elsewhere in the world - you could always try your luck on ebay.

 

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Reader Comments (6)

not sure what i enjoy more - your videos or the "extra" behind it.

May 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterOliver

Yeah. The speaker right.

The howto video on writing youtube comments is extraordinary...

May 23, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCalvinH

F-A-N-T-A-S-T-I-C!!!!!!!! But fancy poking fun at the sad little b*****ds that post unpleasant comments, they can't help being as thick as two short planks, oh, I almost forgot, LOL.

May 24, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMartin in Wales

An absolute hilarious extra gift. Text and puppet play are so funny. You almost killed me, but made my day anyway. Thanks Mat(e)!

May 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFrank from Holland

Hey, thanks to this I've actually gotten interested in one of these, However this one is a touch too big to sit on the window, not to mention it's really hard to get them where I live. Any chance you could take a look at the Sony SRS-X88?

May 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

You were looking forward getting a new mobile I have the HTC 10 and it eye/ear candy. It captures in multiable video settings from 4K to the lowest mobile settings. The most reviews for the video capturing is the best to the Samsung 7.... I have no problem with it yet, but the audio capturing is 24-bit with the 4K video capturing. There is no stand alone 24-bit capturing application I have seen yet! I am sure there will be soon. Also I have 24-bit 192 kHz captured audio and they do play back. The speakers more candy coming stereo, but the tweeter is on the left and right is integrated with subwofer still it puts out very good sound for everything. Now here is so bad candy....I have big hands and I type horizontally also I have iPhone 6 plus ( personally the Apple iPhones are not my favorite phones, becouse no removable storage micro SD card) To the micro SD card it can hold up to 200GB and it has 32GB internal storage. That would fill up with quite quick with high resolution media. Cornered Gorilla Class 4 and very sensitive do the touch on the screen and the back/tiles. The home button is not button it is a pressured sensitive. I think that is all I think...you are welcome I really enjoyed your video and thank you....P.S. I hope I did not wake you all up to earily.

June 25, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFonris

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