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

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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.

UK & US LINKS & PRICES BELOW

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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Monday
May292017

Mio M560 Helmet Camera Review

A common request I receive is to suggest a 'dashcam for a bike' - and that's exactly what this is...although it's not one I'd recommend.

Downloadable Sample Clip

A downloadable sample clip is available from here. Do not stream this video - it needs to be downloaded to a computer to be seen in it's original (non-re-encoded) quality. The streamed version will look worse than youtube.

Purchasing

The Mio brand seems to be UK-centric. You can find this camera here on ebay...or on Amazon as shown below.

 

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Reader Comments (2)

If this one you don't recommend, which one do you think it's the best helmet camera?

I'm thinking of buying the Sena Prism Tube, but the Gitup Git2 is so better camera that I'm bit confusing between choosing a better camera (the stabilization of the Git2 makes big difference in motorcycle riding) or buying a not so good camera but simple to operate and to mount on the helmet.

Carrying a Git2 in a helmet is something "impossible" for me...I have no idea how to charge it with the cover case. Should I sacrifice the quality of the cam for the simplified mounting operation or not?

June 5, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDrachen

I'love be reviewing the Prism soon, so I should have a better idea by then.

June 5, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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