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Pick of the Camera Reviews

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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+
    HELMET CAMERA
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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Wednesday
Apr182018

Laser Games

I've been fascinated by Vector games for as long as I can remember. I can still recall the first time I saw an Asteroids game in a seaside arcade, and that would have been back in the very early 1980s. Naturally I own a couple of Vectrex machines and know that they were working on a colour version shortly before they folded. Well now over thirty years later, I get to experience a little bit of what that would have been like - on a screen on the wall of my garage. It's just a shame it doesn't come across well on video.
   
   
Here's a link to the Laserdock Software featured in the video.  http://www.wickedlasers.com/laseros
You can buy a laser projector like the one I used on ebay: https://ebay.to/2H88CPw
(This is an Affiliated Link)

 

Please consider this as an extra video. You’ll see that it was shot back in February and initially I scrapped it as I wasn’t happy with the way the laser images came across on camera. I’ve since added some sections and significantly re-edited it, however it’s still not the best. However as I mentioned in the video - it is what it is. Also the projector is a low-end model and no amount of software tweaking can fix that - it’s all about the hardware - if you want better results then you have to spend the money. But do you really want to spend a thousand pounds to play these games, well that’s up to you, but as far as I’m concerned this is the end of my experiment. Also if you’re wondering about the other features of the software - download it and try it for yourself, it’s free. 

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