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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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A 1080p Wired Bullet Cam

This review is almost a half-hour long, and yet I'm sure that I will have skimmed past things that I wasn't interested in, but other people would want to know about. Therefore, if there is something specific you do want me to cover in a follow up video, let me know in the comments and I'll see what I can do if/when I get the chance to do a follow-up video.

CLICK HERE for RAW SAMPLES from this camera.

If you click the link above you will find a shared folder  containing 720p60 & 1080p30 clips as well as a few stills.

So why no price or seller link? (Updated  now included.... see below)

You will notice that there are no links to a seller or even details about the price. I briefly explained why this was the case at the end of the video, but I'll elaborate here. I've been contacted by resellers/retailers who have indicated that they would like to use my videos as product demonstrations on their web stores, but when I promote the name of their competitors as my source, it makes it impossible for them to embed the videos on their site. Therefore for this video I'm trying something different. I've reviewed the product but left out any mention of supplier or price.

If there are any resellers who do stock this camera and want to provide a link to their store in the comments below, please feel free to do so. Likewise, I'm happy for you to embed this video on your website/store. Also if anyone spots these for sale anywhere, you can also post a helpful link below. I'm basically putting a call out and asking you to help one other to find the best place to buy this camera from.

This is just an experiment to see how this affects my viewing numbers. Don't worry, the next few items I'm reviewing after this have been sent to me as review of course I'll be providing full links to the retailers on these products. You'll have seen a subject for a future review making a cameo appearance in this video. However, please be patient as these reviews take me a long time to put together.

P.S By the way just because the control box has an HDMI in socket on it doesn't mean it will work as a PVR. The camera is using this as a data port only, not for streaming encoded video.

EDIT 12/08/12 I've given the experiment long enough and now it's time to name where I bought mine from

When the auction I've linked to expires, you'll have to look at the seller's page to see if he is selling more.
In future, links to sellers will be on this blog rather than in the video...because that will enable me to keep this information up to date.

UPDATE - 18/8/12 I've now done a review of the car accessory lead and the microphone. This video also includes some night driving footage for those people who were interested in seeing this.

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Reader Comments (162)

It's very likely the same as the one from Dogcamsport but I can't confirm this. You could power it via USB, but with such a long battery life it would probably last long enough for a Springsteen set, so I'm not sure you'd need to. However this camera is not suitable for I mentioned in the video, it doesn't have auto focus or a macro lens, the closest objects in focus are about two feet away, so your guitar would just be a blurry mess.

August 7, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

How did you get it lined up right when sticking it to your helmet? I'm having terrible trouble, even with looking at the screen. Did you line it up with the helmet on a flat surface and then adjust for head tilt?

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterScaredyCat

I sat on the bike in a riding position with my helmet on and stuck the camera on with duct tape whilst looking at the screen. I then got off the bike and applied it properly.

August 9, 2012 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks, That worked out nicely. I've also purchased the stereo mic which makes a massive difference to the audio. Turned off the internal, set the external to volume 3 and it's pretty damn good. just hear the engine and even at speed little or no wind noise and perfectly clear voice.

Now all I have to do is stop wittering while I'm riding.. If they ever found be dead and played back the footage they'd think I was insane or something...


August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Powell

Andy, which mic did you buy and where from? Where do you place the mic to get the good quality sound?


August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

I got this microphone

I have a shark helmet which has cheek pads. I fed the wire up behind the left side one - mic sits just poking out.

With the visor open, at any real speed, it's as bad as the internal one, but with the visor shut it's fantastically clear.

Have a quick look at this clip - ignore me complaining about my ear being bent back ;)

August 9, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Powell

Thanks for a great review, and based on your review I purchased this. , US$160 shipped. Hope its the same.


August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterLes

Andy, thanks for that. Sounds pretty good albeit with the visor down.

Les, that looks the same and is a cracking price!

August 10, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

Just thought I'd add the seller on eBay that I got mine from, is the item. seems to match what Techmoan has. I'm happy anyway :) - Got to me within about 8 days.

I've found the little Velcro strips aren't up to much. Got up this morning to find the sticky backing had separated from the velcro on the helmet side. Also noticed that the camera rotates in the elasticated holder. After a couple of hours the footage was all at an angle.

I've switched to using the strap adaptor but I've used some 3M alternative to velcro that I had. Went out for a couple of hours - camera hasn't rotated at all.

I still think it would have been better to provide a link Techmoan. Granted people are posting where they got there cameras from but each one of us is risking getting a dud when we do it.

August 11, 2012 | Unregistered CommenterAndy Powell


I hate to give you potentially bad news but..... that aliexpress website has a very bad reputation according to trust pilot.

It seems he offers lower prices on goods then ships low quality goods thats even if it gets shipped at all. He has some good reviews and hopefully you get your cam, but others should be warned of this bad repuation, sometimes it is better to pay a little bit extra to buy from a good reliable seller.

Hopefully it all works out for you, but he seems to have too many bad reviews for it to be just a once off occurance, he even asked for more cash off one buyer!!

August 16, 2012 | Unregistered Commenterjim

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