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

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

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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.


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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Spinbox - The DIY record player

In this video I'm assembling a Spinbox - another of my unwise late-night Kickstarter purchases.  On paper it seemed to be right up my street, a self-assembly kit and a record player, both things I usually enjoy, however...

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Reader Comments (4)

I feel your pain, what a horrible millennial/hipster product!

March 4, 2018 | Unregistered Commenterpinswede

The same turntable mechanism is used on lots of cheap briefcase style turntables listed on Amazon for £35. They also have a USB output to allow digitisation of the record as well as built in stereo speakers (front facing). So How this Kickstarter project ever got going is a mystery!

March 4, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMikeX

Hi Techmoan,

Hasbro is releasing 3 different designs of their Transformers G1 soundtrack on vinyl soon, in limited editions. Here is a link to a news article about it: - .

March 6, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterPrimalxconvoy

I see Argos are selling a briefcase turntable, which uses the same mechanism, for only £20 at the moment.

March 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterMikeX
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