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Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 

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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Sunday
Sep302018

NOS - Aiwa Personal Stereo. Unboxing the '90s

In this video I'm opening up and testing a 'New Old Stock' Aiwa personal stereo from 1990. For me there is always something magical about opening a long forgotten box. When opening this I can't help but think about the now middle-aged people who were teenagers back in 1990 when they got one of these for Christmas. It's a little bit of time travel.
   
Apparently the story behind these (courtesy of the Tapeheads.net forum) - is that a company developing a 'mind-machine' acquired 1000 Aiwa HS-PC202 MIII personal stereos from a batch of 10,000 that were originally destined for Media Markt in Germany. They sold hundreds of their modified version, but these machines that are being offered for sale now are the unused ones that were left over and forgotten about in a warehouse, until being recently rediscovered.
  
   
If you want to get a good quality, totally unused personal stereo cassette player - I don't feel that I'm over-egging it when I say that this might be one of your last chances.
  
If you do decide to buy one and the chap on ebay is out of stock...bookmark his store and keep checking, after he sells one - he re-lists another.  He also sells them in batches of two and three - so if you see a high price - double check how many are in that batch before doing what many people on youtube have done and write to me to complain that the price has gone up! 
  
Here is the (affiliated) link: https://ebay.to/2I89GUO 
  
If you want to know more about the Wow & Flutter meter used in this video - you can see a demonstration in the video below. 
    

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