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Mobius (also works as a Dashcam)
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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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Reader Comments (918)

Are the Ekoo E2 mini now on ebay the same unit as the Mobius? They certainly look identical, anyone had any experience with them?

November 9, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterbarry

Using the specialist TV Out cable, can you connect to your laptop for live viewing?

Thanks for any help in advance!

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTerry

Does anyone know if a Mobius car mount is available, that negates the need to screw on the camera each time you use it? Basically one that enables you to clip in the camera like the Transcend or Blackvue products.

Thanks a lot

November 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJason Cooke

I have had a Mobius Action Cam for some time. I bought a Ekoo E2 recently through eBay. It's not the same camera, but it looks identical. The listing description mentioned the Mobius camera over and over. mSetup was also mentioned. mSetup reports it as follows:
Device not supported
Vendor ID: 0603 Novatek Microelectronics Corp.
Product Identification: 8611
Supplementary Information: Mobius Clone, maybe Innovv C1/C2 or similar

November 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIan

Hi, has anyone found out how to change the date in the EKOO E2? Is anyone aware of any software that will configure it? The SYSCFG.TXT method of configuring does not seem to work, as the SD micro card is formatted every time the Mode and I/O buttons are held down together until a light flashes (no three red flashes anyway). TIA,


November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEKOO E2 Owner

Hi, has anyone found out how to change the date in the EKOO E2? Is anyone aware of any software that will configure it? The SYSCFG.TXT method of configuring does not seem to work, as the SD micro card is formatted every time the Mode and I/O buttons are held down together until a light flashes (no three red flashes anyway). TIA,


November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEKOO E2 Owner

Hi, has anyone found out how to change the date in the EKOO E2? Is anyone aware of any software that will configure it? The SYSCFG.TXT method of configuring does not seem to work, as the SD micro card is formatted every time the Mode and I/O buttons are held down together until a light flashes (no three red flashes anyway). TIA,


November 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterEKOO E2 Owner

How long does the battery last on manual recording?

November 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterNJ

@EKOO E2 Owner
The EKOO E2 has absolutely NOTHING to do with the Mobius. This is apparent from the "Device not supported" message you posted.
Both mSetup and the Android app incorporate code which is aimed at detecting rogue copies.
I'm sure there is some way you can set the date and time but most likely that's about it. There may also be a parameter or two you can change by using some text-file method but only your seller can tell you how to do so.
Although I couldn't find any eBay listings with the Ekoo E2 you were apparently indirectly promised Mobius functionality for a camera that is in no way related to the Mobius and has none of it's functionality. I would think this is something you should report to eBay and try and get a refund from PayPal.
You should always beware of sellers who do not figure on the official vendor list found at

November 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIsoprop

Wondering if anyone knows where to get a longer power cable for the Mobius 1080P Camera. I'm looking for one that can connect to the camera when it's mounted on the rear window. I have one mounted for the front-facing window, I want to add a second to look out the back at the same time. Hopefully, I can use a splitter and plug both cameras into the single cigar lighter under the dash. Thoughts, comments, suggestions please.



December 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob B

I've covered splitters and cables a couple of months ago, if you page back a couple of pages you'll find an article entitled 'batteries cables and confusion'. But all you need to do is search on eBay for a longer cable. Put the following into the eBay search box 'USB A to Mini B 5M'
You also need a car 12v two socket USB power adaptor with both outputs capable of outputting at least 1amp from both sockets.

December 6, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Mat, do you think an 'Hardwire Car Charger Power Kit' (there are loads of them on ebay!) wired into an 'ignition live' at the back of the car would be a good solution? They cost a few pounds and might save running a long cable from front to back of a big car (less of a problem with a Smart obviously!) I'm looking to get one for your other recommended dashcam (the A118/B40 'wedge').

December 6, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

I'd imagine that would be a great solution, yes.

December 6, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi. After reading this review i am really interested in the Mobius as a dash cam. Should i order the std lens model or wide angle lens model. I am concerned about what the fish eye effect will be with the wide angle lens.
Thank you.

December 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeter


Both make excellent DashCams. I have the wide angle (B) as it outperforms the standard lens at night...

December 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

Thank you so much for your blog.It really gives me information that I am looking.

December 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIphone 5 in Car Holder


I have purchaced the Mobius Lens A a month ago, and I am bit confused with the resulting video quality, especialy at night.
I am currently using FW 2.25, but I have experienced this problem with all FW tested (2.18, 1.13, 0.47).

It just looks really grainy in my opinion, and no the windscreen is not that dirty or anything.

This is printscreen from one video, FW 2.25, WDR off (on or off no real difference), sandisk 32GB formated with mobius, 1080p, 30fps, narrow mode, highest bitrate, rotation 180, auto white balance, no other adjustments.

Maybe it is something stupid in the settings or my mobius is faulty, either way, thank you very much for helping me.
Do you need any other info? I could post a video sample later if needed.
Anyone else experienced this?


December 16, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnowman000


Try v0.59 with WDR enabled & wide FOV.

December 16, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

Russ, thank you for your advice...I have done as you said and this is the result footage...same road, same time...

It seems a bit better, much brighter and probably more usable for dashcam usage, but i still find it too grainy when compared to other videos. But for some reason there can be seen some vertical lines (right side of the image - not that visible) and horizontal lines (top of the image, where the lamp is)

Is it normal?
Thank you very much.

December 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnowman000


For best possible low-light performance, the wide angle lens (B) is preferable to the standard lens (A). As you doubtless know, you can buy the lenses separately.

Nevertheless, Lens A is very good. Looking at the first frame grab on the 10inch screen of my iPad, the license plate is clearly legible. I've seen worse performance from other DashCams.

If Mobius night-time performance is disappointing you, I'm not sure what to suggest. You could spend triple its price on another DashCam, yet not observe any significant improvement in low-light video quality. I know of someone who spent $290 on a Cobra brand DashCam, which he found to be inferior to his $69 Mobius. He was very disappointed!

December 18, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

To make it clear, I am not saying I am disappointed, I am just comparing my videos with the ones on the internet for the same lens, same camera. That is the main reason I am asking all this. I know it is hard to compare...different car, weather, road, time, etc., but i still find my footage more grainy than others, that is all...probably unless I try at the same time another Mobius, I won´t be sure.

So I am just asking if anybody has experienced the same results or not, and if I should be thankful for the results I get.

But thank you for the B lens advice, it is worth a consideration.

December 18, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnowman000

I made a short video comparing v0.59 with v2.25 in low light conditions which you can view on youtube at
or download the original (best method) from http:\\ To my eyes v2.25 performs quite a bit better better than v0.59, but the choice is yours.
Your videos are blurry, but that's because of the movement. In low-light conditions the shutter has to be open a lot longer than in normal lighting conditions in order to capture the most 'light' as possible. If there is movement during the time the shutter is open the picture will be blurry. The picture of the car shows this quite clearly. Since there is little movement with the car in front of you in relation to the camera the number plate is nice and sharp. However, there is a lot of movement between the wall in relation to your (moving) camera. As such this scene is out of focus and appears grainy because of the combination of not enough light and too much movement. If you make the images smaller you'll obviously notice less graininess.
I find the images you posted very acceptable considering the movement and lighting. I don't think you'll find better quality with the given sensor in any other camera.

December 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterIsoprop


Thank you for the informative review. I have two questions (please note that I've never used micro-cams before).

1. How does the Mobius differ from one of the less expensive GoPros? Other than price, why would one buy a Mobius rather than a GoPro?

2. How do the Mobius' mount to a person? If I play with my dog, for example, how would I connect the camera to my body? I can see how you mount them to a helmet or bike but what about the someone?


December 21, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMatthew R

Hi, the Mobious comes with a small holder, which has a tripod mount underneath, so anything with the matching thread will attach to it .

December 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris Coleman

Thank you Isoprop for this explanation...very helpful for better understanding.
I have never said that I am not satisfied with the camera, the price/image coefficient is great, I was just comparing my videos with others and mine were always grainier...but my driving is bit faster :)

I´ve done some other FW testing and because I use the camera not only as a dashcam, I focused also on the low light movement and the one I liked the most (you may all laugh) is the 0,32 WDR ON. It is not the brightest, but the best compromise, it seems really quick (the shutter speed) just the white balance is not that smooth. But maybe if I adjust a newer FW for a bit sharper and darker image...

December 26, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterSnowman000

Here is my footage from last night with:
-last firmware 2.25
-wide dynamic range: "Low Light"
-video data eate: "High", MOV
Uploaded directly from Mobius;

And for comparation something similar with Panasonic HDC-SD700 camcorder.

December 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterfire2hr

Does anyone know what software or tool Techmoan uses to "trim" his sample videos clips?

I've have been running low on HDD space and have a backlog of editing, I need to trim relevant clips without having to re-encode as done in a couple of these samples.

January 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBobbyG

IIRC (Mat might correct me!) that he has said that trims clips with MPEG Streamclip.

January 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

Good memory - yes I use MPEG streamclip. Load a video into it press I to select the start (in). Press O to select the end (out). Select Trim and then save as a new file. It's invaluable for me when dealing with 4GB files or when trimming files for uploading as samples.

January 5, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thank you so much Techmoan and Voyager03, this will save me so much HDD space that I could instead utilize for scratch disks.
I'm surprised to have never heard of MPEG Streamclip before. It's absolutely simple to use and it's freeware. Must have for any dashcam or actioncam user.

January 6, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBobbyG

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