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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.

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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
May062016

Gramovox Vertical Record Player Review

The Floating Record Vertical Turntable was a successful Kickstarter campaign.The idea behind it was to make a quality turntable that takes up less shelf space, looks great and sounds good. Did they deliver - watch the video below to find out.

The official website is http://www.gramovox.com

If you are looking for interesting looking exclusive vinyl releases (colours/picture discs etc) then check these guys out Newbury Comics 

Titles of Records Shown
Picture Disc 12” - Back to the Future Soundtrack - Various
Glow in the Dark Green 10” - Ghostbusters - Ray Parker Jr
Red 10” - Rock Tonight - Lord Funk Feat Davjazz
Black 12” - No one can do it better - The D.O.C 
Red 7” - Soul Almighty - Bob Marley
Red/Yellow/Green 12” - Legend - Bob Marley
Clear 12” - After the Rain - Muddy Waters
Gold 12” - Greatest Hit Singles - Isaac Hayes
Picture Disc 12” - Thriller - Michael Jackson
Clear with Coloured Dots - Casanova 70 - Air
Red/Gold - Number Ones - Stax
Yellow 7” - Soul Rebel - Bob Marley
Blue - Willy and the poor boys - Creedence Clearwater Revival
Black/Gold - Transformer - Lou Reed
Red - Organix - The Roots
Clear Green - Changesonebowie - David Bowie
Note - not all links take you to the coloured discs - these are usually limited edition releases.
                                  

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Reader Comments (6)

Do you think the speakers would be good enough if you added a sub to the output? That must be the reason for the switch.

May 9, 2016 | Unregistered Commenteral

I suppose how big you want the sound, but yes it should sound better with a sub.

May 9, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks for that nice video. I didn't know about this curious device, but it's definitely cool. With an AT103 needle it remembers me my Audio-Technica Sound burguer which is similar to the SONY Flamingo you have shown (glad you used my photo; don't hesistate to ask me for higher resolution ones if you need any).

I don't know how that gramovox sounds but the SONY sounds definitely much better than the audio-technica... :)

May 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHugo

Thanks Hugo. I thought you'd be OK with me adding an onscreen link.
The Sony always looks to me like something that was supposed to be a cheap machine when it first came out. Perhaps costing maximum of £100. Do you know how much it was when new?

May 11, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Yes, thanks for adding that link. Crediting is always a nice thing.
To me it looks as a not-so-cheap device. Especially after having in hands and seeing how heavy it is (around 2 Kg or so) and how good is its quality, both inside and outside.
As far as I know it was around 350$ in the US back then (for the F9, not the F5). I think it was pricier than the AT Sound burger too.

May 11, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterHugo

Does anyone know the song he played from the yellow vinyl?

May 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDan

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