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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.

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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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Saturday
Aug122017

REVIEW: Prynt Pocket (iPhone Photo Printer) 

In the video below you'll find a review of the Prynt Pocket - a portable printer for the iPhone range that uses Zink paper to produce photo prints when you're out and about. It can also print videos, well kind of - it's all explained in the video. 

 

It can be purchased from the Amazon links below.

UK: http://amzn.to/2vYt7MD

US: http://amzn.to/2vwLwNi

CAN: http://amzn.to/2hTtbH7

You can also learn more on the manufacturer’s website: https://www.prynt.co

 

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Reader Comments (9)

Excellent video as always. Spot on about the demographic - I showed this to my 19 year old daughter and she absolutely wants one, despite the poor colour rendition and variable performance. I also showed her your video of the Polaroid camera/printer, and the Prynt wins hands down in the cool stakes because it can be used with her iPhone.
Btw, I think the colour problem is with the 'white balance' and could probably be rectified by increasing the yellow saturation before printing, assuming the editing controls include that option.
The paper refills for the Prynt are much more expensive at £24 for 40 than for the Polaroid Zink refills, which are £23 for 50- maybe because of the self-adhesive backing. Would the Polaroid paper work in the Prynt, I wonder, if you didn't want the sticky back.

August 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

At $211 Canadian it's not for me, we're too old anyway LOL. Kind of a nifty novelty yet appears to need a bit of work. I'm sure though, many in the younger crowd would get a kick out of using it especially for posting such on their favourite social media sites.

And thanks for sharing another great video review.

August 14, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSlivy58

Unfortunately I don't have any of the Polaroid paper to test (I gave the camera and paper away) - however I did use some Polaroid paper in my LG printer and it worked. Someone suggested keeping the blue card out of a Prynt packet and inserting it before other makes of paper to make the printer think the paper was Prynt branded.

August 14, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hey Mat,

Don't worry too much about the guys complaining that you're not reviewing a Telefunken Bandautomatik T150 Supergerät (I made that up), or that you're selling out, or that you have stupid, unfunny and idiotic puppets. In the end, it's you who makes these videos, and hopefully still enjoys doing so. From my 25 or so years I've spent on the internet, there's always people who have something to complain, if you don't follow their whims to the last iota.

Well, sod them. You've got at least half a million people subscribed to your channel, which is actually more than the number of people in the country that I live in. Just to put things into perspective. The vast majority of the people watching really enjoy your videos, your humour, the obvious care that you take in making these videos, and even the puppets.

For one thing, you've inspired me to hunt down a Sony Lissa system, and earlier this week I bought a bunch of new MiniDiscs for them.

The reason why I'm saying all this is because you seem to spend an extraordinary amount of effort justifying your videos, and you really don't have to. They are fine as they are. Keep up the good work.

August 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Yes of course you're right. The problem with me is that I'm old enough to remember the world wide web in the 90s when the vast majority of people you encountered online were helpful and co-operative... and trolls didn't understand what a modem was. I foolishly try to maintain that time when of course it's long gone. I know I should just let go and ignore the negativity - but it's like someone writing graffiti on your house wall - you still want to paint over it...even if they'll probably do it again the next day.

Can I just ask a favour of you - look in the comments under the Orbitrac 3 Record Cleaner video on this website - it's really hard for anyone to ignore hatred like that..I'm pretty sure Jesus would want to give that bloke a smack.

I will however endeavour to ignore the negativity. Thanks for the positive words.

August 15, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Had a quick look through the comments. Saw one guy with a stuck caps lock key who's under the illusion that anybody cares about his opinion.

I'm quite sure that you cannot fly by flapping your arms (if you can, please do make a video of it, although you'd get complaints that it's not about vintage 1950s German audio equipment), and equally you cannot unsee those comments, or ignore them. They're hurtful - there's nothing you can do about that.

What you can do, however, is not feed the trolls. In the old days, these people would be locked up under the stairs, lest the neighbours found out. Nowadays, unfortunately, they're given an internet connection. By giving in to them, trying to explain, putting up more disclaimers than CBS before a Superbowl half-time show, and having the puppets talk about it, you're giving them exactly what they want, and what they don't deserve: attention.

It will not rid you of the haters, but it will deny them the satisfaction that they're having an impact. And who knows, maybe they'll even bugger off after a while. If you let them, the frustration may turn to bitterness, and that might cause the end of Techmoan videos, which would be a great loss indeed.

Perhaps it's something that comes with fame. With over half a million people following you, there are bound to be a few that would be better off in Broadmoor Hospital.

August 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterPeter

Mat, I thought you were very wise not to take the bait. Occasional trolls do not reflect badly on you or your excellent videos, just on themselves. Keep up the good work!
Roland

August 15, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

A good review, today Each one likes to have a Iphone. I would also love to have this Iphone after reading your review.

August 18, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterJessica

Lovely post that was..Prynt Pocket is nice. The video explains everything..

October 9, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDeepak

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