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Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

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DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
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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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Just a quick comment about comments

First I want to make something perfectly clear....I am not complaining and I am not upset...I am just passing on a bit of important info.

Whenever I've mentioned youtube comments in the past, people think I'm moaning - so please put this idea out of your mind, I am writing because I feel I owe you an explanation as to why the youtube comments will go downhill from here on.

Ever since I started uploading youtube videos, nine years ago, I've tried to moderate the youtube comments, I'd block trolls, remove nonsense, spam, adverts and hate messages, all with the intention of making my channel a pleasant place to visit...but today I'm having to let go. The channel has become too popular, there are just too many comments being posted for me to keep this's a fire-hose.

I'd like to be able to say that moderating it has become a full time job...but it's more than's a full time job for a team of half a dozen people. So as I'm just one man, I'm backing away from the youtube comments. I'll continue to read the top comments every now and then, probably weekly, but it won't be on a daily basis any more. 

I love making videos that entertain people - I enjoy getting feedback and suggestions, I've built the channel through listening to and responding to the viewers who enjoy the videos and I'll miss (some of) the banter, but if I'm going to be able to find the time to continue making videos, I've no choice but to take a step back and let the comments go full Lord Of The's become far too time consuming to keep on top of. I won't be blocking or deleting anything any more - it seems right to leave it totally unsupervised. 

I will still read and (try to) respond to comments posted on Patreon, Twitter and this website, but as far as was fun, but the party was probably really over a couple of years ago.

I love making things, but I don't enjoy talking about them afterwards. The fun for me is in the creating rather than the explaining. 

Hopefully dropping youtube comment moderation commitments out of my list of jobs will allow me more time to spend on making fun and informative videos...but inevitably the youtube comments will suffer, so if you see anything particularly offensive to others, please do everyone a favour and flag it as inappropriate. 

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Reader Comments (16)

Well said Matt,
Most of the people who post defamatory or stupid comments have nothing better to do with their lives.
I personally like all of the videos you post. It's great to see how technology has progressed on one hand and it is also great to see how well modern technology performs. Many people rush out and buy product without any idea of how it will preform and make their lives better.
I love the retro reviews as it takes me back to my career in consumer electronics when I had a shop in central London.
I often think what would have happened if I had produced a digital PCM recorder instead of a tape based system with hundreds of moving parts. I remember people buying huge VHS portable recorders and lugging them about on holiday.
They probably look back and think about all the old technology they rushed out and brought.
I still have 3 reel to reel recorders that were built like battle ships and now I have an Olympus PCM recorder that can do a better job and no moving parts.
Keep the reviews coming and ignore the ignorant people who post stupid comments.
Regards Jeremy Travis AKA Teletape London

July 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJeremy Travis

Quite enjoy all you do and support your work via Patreon. I've long since gived up on YouTube comments unless I'm in te mood for laughs...however I do skim the comments on your site.

Keep up the good work!

July 27, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTroggy

Can you do a video on the best dash cam and the best action cam?


July 27, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermesh

It's something I've thought about, but there are just too many variables to have a 'best'. I keep a list at the right and top of this page, hopefully that's useful.

July 27, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

The comments don't affect the quality of the videos so if they turn into a madhouse they can be ignored, mostly people post questions anyway so if you're not answering then there won't be much point to that. No biggie, keep up the good work, vids are excellent.

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLoofer

Don't feel too bad. YouTube comments have been a cesspool for years and I stopped reading all of them long ago. Twitter and Facebook are much better for social interaction. Keep the great videos coming!

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterxjonx

Two thumbs up for this :) Personally, I usually don't even read any of the Youtube comments, I just watch and enjoy the video. It's indeed good news that you'll have more time to make more videos by leaving the moderating job alone. I can imagine moderating the tube comments probably has become an enormous ballast eating up a lot of time which could be used for better things.
Keep up the excellent job!

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterFinn viewer

If you have "haters" then you know that you're on the road to success ;)
Keep up the good work and keep "moaning" :)

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTobbe


I totally respect this move, trying not to sound self serving, but you are one of the few people who inspired me to start my own channel because of the ability to share information.

Without beating about the bush, I only have a couple of videos that generate any views, but those seem to generate dozens comments a day and I can hardly keep up with them, so it must be an absolute nightmare for you!

I love the interaction, but youTube really is such a clunky platform for managing this, the same endless questions being asked, over and over again!

Some people are so rude as well, I think anonymous platforms like youTube and in some cases Twitter are going to go the way of the dodo!

I am really looking forward to seeing your content and again, glad you are taking this step, the last thing we your audience want is for you to start thinking of your channel like a job!

Best Regards,


P.S. About to push the button on 3 M6's Drivepro 520s are my current favourite, but I like to take a risk once in a while :)

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAndrew Armstrong

I have WAY fewer Youtube views than you on my (mostly) weird motorcycle videos - but thanks to stupid trolling from morons I've learned to simply set the comments to having to be 'approved' before they are posted. A glimpse of idiocy or bile and they are deleted and never get on line. By not having one idiot post to comment on further cretins are discouraged from posting.

Might be worth trying?

Anyway, thanks for your hard work and keep up the history lessons, I think they are great! (And more dash/sports cam stuff is always interesting).

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager

quote: It's something I've thought about, but there are just too many variables to have a 'best'. I keep a list at the right and top of this page, hopefully that's useful.

Geez, mate. I was just taking the piss. LOL

srsly, love watching you vids.

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commentermesh

I gave up reading YouTube comments years ago. In fact now I just watch your videos on the TV. No comments even visible :)

Regards long time subscriber

July 28, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterkevin

Me too Kevin - I watch the vids on my Roku or PlayStation and if I want to comment I simply come here. :)

July 30, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMattyB

Brilliant, thanks chaps. Just the other day I tried watching one of my recent vids on my TV. The only way for me to watch a YouTube video in 4K is to watch it on my 4K TV in the lounge, and the TV's built in app works fine. I'd imagine that as more people get 4K, this could become a more common way to watch the videos, and as you point out, the comments are no where to be seen, besides no one would want to type one out using a TV remote anyway.
I've got access to some stats on how and where the videos are viewed, perhaps it would be an interesting topic for a article one day.

July 30, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

You still haven't done anything on the best domestic video tape format, Phillips V2000. Mine is gathering dust in my attic. What's the delay?

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRF

Keep up the good work.

November 10, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterQuentin

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