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This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

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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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Tuesday
Apr182017

Polaroid Snap Touch Instant Camera Review

It’s been a while since I reviewed a camera, so it will be interesting to see how the youtube subscribers respond to this video. The channel has become known for retrotech videos recently, so many of the recent subscribers, might be a bit confused by a camera review. I suspect the viewing figures will be a pale shadow of some of the other videos, but there’s only one way to find out. 

 

Here are some Amazon Links (watch the video first to see the issues):

Amazon UK - http://amzn.to/2ojTC7X

Amazon US - http://amzn.to/2oppiaU

 

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Reader Comments (7)

Really interesting review as always, thank you!
This printing camera is actually quite a clever idea, shame it's so poorly implemented. If they sorted the functionality and print quality issues, they could aim it at a more affluent market than teenagers, I expect. How does the printed image quality compare to the Fuji Instax, would you say?

April 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

I compared those two back in 2014 - and Zink was better (in my opinion). https://youtu.be/rdqO18H3lfo

April 18, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Your outro was cool,,had me watching the patrion bit, nice change up there, great video as usual too Matt

April 20, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCanadian Paul

I'm glad the changes were positively received, switching about is always a gamble.

April 20, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Just spoke to a friend who has one of these. He had taken it to Peru, where he found that the locals were very pleased to be given a print to keep. So it helps to make friends as well as serving as a personal notebook. But I couldn't help noticing that it needed an elastic band to keep the back closed!

May 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMike

The £150 deal you got at costco is really good. Any idea if that is still available and if it is at all 'warehouses'? I can't see anything about it online.

June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterTrilby Mako

Costco online and instore deals rarely overlap. This was instore only, and the deal was still on when I went into my store last week. As far as I know their instore deals are offered in all the stores.

June 5, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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