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ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

 

 
DASH-CAMS (CAR DVRs)
 
A119
DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam
Yi

Yi Ultra 2.7K
   
    MINI CAMERAS
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
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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.

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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Thursday
Feb082018

The Swiss Army Knife of CD Machines

 

It's become a modern day cliché to pile on and criticise CDs, but in my opinion there's absolutely nothing wrong with them and there never has been. They still do today what they set out to do over 35 years ago.
   
Yes you can get poorly mastered CDs with brick-walled sound, but that's not the fault of the CD, and I'll never understand how the same people who complain loudest about the format's digital sound will then go and happily listen to streamed music. 
   
I do wonder if the CD will start to make a bit of a comeback in coming years when a new generation of people start formulating their own opinions about the format, as seems to have happened with vinyl records. 
    
This video is about a CD Player & Recorder, but one that many people won't have seen before. It comes from that parallel world of musician's electronics where DAT was a success and boomboxes played MIDI files. Its one of those things that might have been seen in music equipment stores, but your average person had no idea existed. 
   
Watch the video below to find out all about the Superscope PSD300.
     

 

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Reader Comments (2)

Wonderful video as always, Mat! I already pledged my eye teeth in the hope of retrospectively obtaining previous gadgets you have shown, and if I had any more to give to get hold of one of these, it would be high on my list. Not that I could ever have afforded one back in the day. What a great piece of kit, so many switch and knobs and so many wonderful functions. I missed the bit where you show the component for getting stones out of horses' hooves - maybe it's in the remote?
Keep up the good work!

February 10, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterRoland

Anyone remember the scare stories back in the late eighties and CD degrading over a 5 year period and they would become unplayable.

One of my first CD’s was Nothing like the Sun by Sting and was bought in 1987 and still plays today and 31 years old and still sounds the same with no snap, crackle or pop though of course, the music has aged.

Yes folk’s, we had false news back then too.

February 13, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterChrisK
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