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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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Baby Driver - The Califone CardMaster Tape Scratch Machine

Here's a quick video about a tape gadget that can be seen briefly in the 2017 film Baby Driver. 


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Reader Comments (4)

Great video as always! I wonder how successful this was as a product? I can’t quite work out how a teacher would use it with a classroom of students. Maybe most useful for distance learning - the teacher could send a pack of cards pre-recorded with words and phrases and the students could send back their recorded attempts. Each student would need access to a machine of their own, of course. But then it would be very onerous for the teacher to listen back to every word recorded by every student. The sample cards you have seem to indicate this was used for teaching English words to young children in the US, rather than a foreign language. Did you find any material that explains how this machine was expected to be used?

October 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

No I didn’t look into that, however if you look at the comments over on YouTube you’ll see that a lot of the viewers have used one at some point. When I went to school the only cards we used got fed into ‘the school computer’ to program it.

October 8, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Do you know where replacement belts can be purchased? I have an Eiki Language Master with two broken belts. Thanks!

November 22, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAimala

I always buy my belts from ebay...I don't know the sizes you need - perhaps buy a mixed selection,

November 22, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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