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Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 


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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Look at the VUs

In this video I'm reviewing four music visualistion devices bought on ebay.
Purchasing links for the Recommended Device: 
Blue/Red Horizontal VU Meter (Boxed)
UK US CA DE AU NL       
Green/Yellow/Red Horizontal VU Meter (Boxed)
Others Devices Shown:
i) LED Panel
ii) Glass Tubes
iii) Mini LCD Type Displays (Not the same model shown in the video)
Note these LCD displays don't have a digital VU needle display.
Music Cassette Tape Provided by

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Reader Comments (2)

Want to add a detail about Mini LCD Type Displays. There are 3 different producers:
The one of review is from Romania - there was different size models, but recently it is out of stock.
The model from links is a Chinese model and is completely different as hardware. There is 2.4" and 3.2" versions.
There is a third one which allow a lot of customization EVOR04 from Bulgaria

September 8, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterSvilen

Just thought I would share this one with you, it combines two things you like... nixie tubes "chubes, hihi" and VU meters.

Huge fan by the way, keep up the good work!

September 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterUnca Snow

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