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DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

Yi Ultra 2.7K
Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
Polaroid Cube+
Sena Prism Tube

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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The Mobius Camera - The do-it-all mount-anywhere 1080p Micro Cam

Here's my review of the Mobius Camera. This camera has been in development for some time and clearly the manufacturer has listened to user feedback from the buyers of the #16 808 cameras and incorporated many of their requested features into this model.

There isn't too much to add here - this is a pretty comprehensive video that covers most features of the camera. I suppose the only thing I didn't go into was the webcam function. I'm not interested in this myself since all my laptops have had a built in webcam since 2009, but a webcam function can come in useful if you need to refocus the lens and view live video on your PC screen at the same time. As I mentioned at the beginning of the video the manufacturer included a tool to enable you to refocus the (unglued) lens. I know of people who use the keyring cameras mounted on their model trains who will find this very useful.

I also never tried the time-lapse function, which automatically takes photos at your specified interval. You can see these options on screen during the configuration section of the review.

The only negatives I can think of are the narrow FOV in the 720p60 mode (720p30 has the same FOV as 1080p30) and a lack of water resistance, although there may well be accessories released in the future that address the latter issue.

Due to the constant revisions the manufacturer makes to the camera, the features I have shown here could be updated in the future, but even if there are no more changes, I'm very happy wth the camera as it stands today. It never gave me a moment of trouble during the weeks I was testing it. Never once locking up or shutting down on it's own, so for me this has been a totally reliable little camera.

I'm trying to guess what crazy questions I'll get asked, so I can answer them first.


Motion detection? - Latest Firmware has this option (Info added Jan 2014)

Looped/Recycled Video? YES

Can this be switched off? YES

What is looped/recycled video? - See My Beginners Guide To Car Cams Video HERE

Can the Timestamp be turned off? YES

Finally to answer a common question from people who didn't watch the video. - No the silver arrows on the camera are not buttons, they are a heat sink and being aluminium are also not magnetic. Press Play on the video to learn more.

If you have any more questions, you should get all the answers you need from the links below.

To BUY ONE (on ebay) Click your country below

US   UK   NL   DE   AU   AT   CH   IE   ES   FR   NL   BE 

I've also put some Amazon links below.



The Windows Configuration Software and Manual can be downloaded by CLICKING HERE


(Wait a few seconds for the samples link to load)

Chuck Lohr's detailed Mobius Page is here

RC Forum pages about the Mobius are here

The Downloadable Instructions and configuration software are available from here

I know people are going to ask me whether they should get this or an SJ1000, but they are very different cameras. You'll need to decide yourself what features are important to you. The LCD Screen, Waterproof Case, Ultra Wide angle lens of the SJ1000 or the true 720p60, reduced-fisheye lens and easy mounting options of the Mobius.

DIMENSIONS - Just thought I should add this info.

The Mobius is 6cm front to back, 3.5cm wide and 1.7cm thick.



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Can anybody tell me what type of battery the "Super Capacitor" is classed as, lithium or NiCd or something else or do details about the capacitor battery come with it, i only ask to make sure the "Accucel 6" charger i have is capable of charging it.


June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSuper Glue

It is just a capacitor (google for that) and stores only enough power to enable the camera to close the file and shut down safety so less than a second. It is fitted in car camera type applications where the repeated charge/overcharge cycling shortens the life of the battery that comes with the camera. It has no other function other than to provide the power for a safe shutdown to avoid losing the last video clip.

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Plumb

Oh Dear :-(
I am onto Mobious about this, but don't hold out much hope.
I went for a 90 minute drive yesterday, recorded all of it, with my camera on external power. It seemed to work perfectly.
I got home , dragged the three 4 GB files from the camera, and the fourth smaller file.
I knew I had problems as soon as I tried opening them in Adobe Premier,and this was confirmed when neither WMP or VLC would open the files,

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

@Chris Coleman

Use Windows GUI to enable Loop Recording. Choose 3 or 5 minute clips. When memory card is full of clips, the newest clips will start overwriting the oldest clips. Probably a good idea to use the GUI to format the memory card. A 5 minute clip is around 550MB at standard data rate. VLC should play the files, though I prefer RegistratorViewer (freeware).

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

Hi Russ, I use Msetup.exe, which is what i presume by the GUI ??
It's a 32GB memory card, and I did format it with Msetup before I went on my journey, I have no need with the memory I have to chop the recording into small bits. I will now find the freeware you recommend, and try that. Thanks, regards Chris .

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

Hi Chris,

is your card a branded one? I've had the worst time trying to use sh*tty ones. It recorded ok
but was unplayable most of the time.

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterXezi

Yups, just like Xezi says....!

Make sure to buy a good SD card, best would be:

Kingston Class 4 (all the firmware is always tested to work great with this card, since it's the preferred SD card of the Mobius designers)

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered

Hi, the logo has worn off the card, but I have had my Mobious for a few weeks now, and never had a problem.
I have just tried registratorviewer, that won't play it either, say's the file is corrupt, Gutted !

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

Chris, I'm almost sure that your SD card is the problem. Try to find a Kingston Class 4. I never had any problems with those cards. Class 4 is recommended and sufficient! Class 10 cards can give problems too.

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered

Thanks, off on holiday Monday, so really need one for then, Amazon and Ebay can't deliver that quick, Argos and PC world don't stock Kingston, doh !!

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

Ordered one off Amazon now, 16gb, I will now change my current settings to 5 minute loops, maybe that will panout better !

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

You could take the risk and buy just one that Argos and PC World stock (i'm sorry, I don't know these retailers since I'm from The Netherlands). Just make sure they are genuine and the best bet would be to buy a class 4 one.

After that make sure to do an in camera format (with msetup.exe or with the button combination). I Prefer msetup.exe

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered

This might be that your computer is not up to scratch to play the HD video,
I have the same problem but can play perfectly on my smart TV.

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDGL

Hi Techmoan,
the mobius is one if the best dashcams i have owned, but it desperately needs a little speaker to give sound indication that it powered on (just like reverse parking sensors do). the mobius depends on at least 2 connectors to power on (usb & ciggy socket) & if one gets loose from road jolts or poor contact, you wont have the footage you thought was available. another possibility is the device may malfunction or overheat or battery may fail, unless the mobius is mounted in front of you it will be hard to notice.

could you please forward this idea to the manufacturer? thanks

June 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRandolph Mitter

After hunting for a decent review for a dashcam i came across this site and without exaggerating, it has been amazing! So before i go onto the product, i just need to say the depth of review for this camera is outstanding, thanks to Mat for all your time a patience in producing this site. Anyway, i bought the Mobius camera plus several mounts/cables from Eletoponline365 (as recommended), with speedy delivery in about a week which impressed me. Following the video review and online help i managed to setup connection to my android phone first time very easily, which was essential for placing the camera in the car, to ensure i had the correct view/angle, also lets me change settings when im out and about if needed. The quality of the recordings are, as expected, stunning! I have just ordered a waterproof case from Joovoo, as i want to be able to use the Mobius with my bike without fear of rain damaging it (i live in Scotland after all!). Using the camera on a day-to-day basis is a doddle, transferring the files to my PC is a piece of cake, it's almost invisible if mounted behind the rear view mirror in the car, its lightweight, the recording quality is stunning and is well worth the money for the footage it can capture. Thanks again Mat, your reviews are excellent.

June 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterColin

I am in the doghouse again, been to Devon, used my mobious the first night, worked fine, the next day my daughters went on the surf simulator, and after asking about recording it, and being warned it was wet in there, this was the perfect place to use my camerawith the Joovuu case, and so I did. It seemed to work ok, and it was only the day after, that I noticed the camera was turning on ok, but after pressing record it was orange at first, but then a few red flashes. I prayed this just meant the card was full , and i would still have the hilarious footage from the day before.
Well - I have just got home, and got all footage from our first day and night, but from Tues onwards, all the files are there, but will not play .
Whilst I have been away , my Kingston 16GB class 4 card has arrived,but my mrs is so angry, I will have to record in duplicate for my next few outings, with my Sony PJ650 too, to firstly convince myself, and her, that my little camera will not let us down again :-(

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

@Chris Coleman

If you had it set in 5 minute loop recording mode, each file will be roughly 550MB at Standard Data Rate. Have you tried playback on another device, e.g. tablet or smartphone? My files play more smoothly on my iPad than on my old laptop. if no luck then perhaps your old memory card is corrupt?

June 13, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

Please Be warned re BANGGOOD's inability to supply this camera .
They bill out of a London office , have customer service in Hong Kong but according to dubious tracking info they've been giving me, ship their goods from Singapore, Sweden and/or China.
Ordered Mobius and package of about 10 accessories April 8th because they were the only UK supplier advertisiing wide angle in stock.They successively , randomly split the order into 4 parts of which I've only received 2 items.
Last 5 of 11 emails they've refused to respond to why they are still advertising availability of the wide angle camera whilst my order has been marked "on back order" for 8 wks.
Tracking for part of the order started 6 wks overdue and ended mysteriously at Heathrow 5 days later.
Refuse to respond to why the camera itself is on back order and as of last week refuse to refund, so have been reported to Lloyds.

June 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBabs Bukunola

Hi Russ, thanks for your reply, I transferred some of my "lost footage" onto a card, and put it in my Sony vaio, but it still would not play.
On a brighter note, pretty much recorded an hour of just driving round doing things yesterday, with the reccomended card in, and the camera worked perfectly.
Babs , I am sorry to hear of your struggles, I have used Bangood in the past, for little things like phone cases and LED lighting, and never had a problem, just the waiting for the goods to arrive.

June 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

hi techmoan,
i am using a mobius cam since a few month for rc airplane and maybe i will do fpv sometime.
it is almost a perfect camera.
i only had one wish - additionally to the time stamp, there should be a possibility to implement gps data like height, speed and position in the video.
with that feature i would by a few more cams.
is it possible to implement that by a firmware mod and an additional ubs-gps receiver?
or are the mobius guys try to build such a cam.
that really should, it would be a blockbuster!!

June 15, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpeter

I'm thinking to by this cam because of this great review! One question I haven't find information anywhere.. is it possible to connectthis cam to Samsung Galaxy Note 10.1 ed. 2014 to show videos from Mobius on the road?


June 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlex

Hi Alex, somehow I doubt it, using the Video out cable you can get for the camera, you have to connect it to a device with a video in connector, I.E a monitor or TV !

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman


You can connect Mobius to an Android device via OTG cable & an App. You can then adjust settings, camera aim, etc...

June 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

Hi techmoan, great reviews, I got myself one of these.

not sure if this is the right place for suggestions but would you consider reviewing
low cost beathanalyzers ? They are popping up all over eBay ,prices starting from a fiver.
the results would probably make another amusing video.


June 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSimon Schuster


My first post here after several years of reading. I have one issue about the Mobius to ask you, techmoan.

I have own some of 808 cameras and finally the Mobius. Recently I try to use it as a dash cam and set it to auto-start recording when external power is supply. The Mobius still has its own internal battery with some power. The external power is 12v car adapter plug to the car's accessories socket.

When I turn the car key to AC (before ignition) its trick the camera to power on and start recording. The moment when I turn the car key to ignite the engine, the power socket momentarily lose the power and that tricks the camera to auto-stop. Even thought the power will resume right after the engine has started. The camera still continue to stop in 10 seconds later and end up in stand-by mode. After 30 secs, the camera is shutdown and I end up not recording at all.

I think I've tried every possible settings of auto-start and auto-shutdown settings combination but can't managed to have a worry-free auto-start/auto-stop without me pushing the buttons.

Any suggestion?

Many thanks,

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaran

Hi saran, as a temporary fix plug in the power cord AFTER starting the car.

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjac

Saran, I've heard of this issue before and unfortunately I don't think you'll be able to resolve it until you change your car or install a different 12V power supply, like the one I show at the start of my Blackvue Dashcam review.

The only thing I can think of is only a possibility...and I'm again not sure if it would work. Could you set the Mobius up in motion activation mode, with auto shutdown turned off? I don't even know if that combination of settings is possible, but it's all I can think of. If it works turn installing a capacitor instead of the battery might be advisable too.

June 27, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks Techmoan, I will try to play around with motion detection and will report the finding here. However, I wonder if this problem is apply to others dash cam like the mini 8030? I'm interesting in it but worrying if it will behave the same way as Mobius...

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSaran


The developers are aware of this issue (which doesn't affect me or most Mobius users), & the next firmware update is expected to include a 'fix' for this.

It's not an exclusive Mobius problem & affects numerous brands / models. One G1W owner fixed his problem by changing the accessory socket USB adapter, which was faulty. This probably wouldn't work for you, but if you have a spare USB adapter handy...

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

Hi, just a quick update, I took my mrs for dinner yesterday,to a pub recommended to me by a friend in holmefirth, which is around 17 miles from me, I recorded the journey both ways, and again the camera worked perfectly ! also yesterday, i recieved my 4 inch monitor to use with the Mobious, and the video cable for it is winging it's way to me as I type. The only thing i need to find now is a small 12V power supply, i presume it will have to be a sealed motorbike battery or similar , to use the monitor outside the car .

June 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

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