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Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

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Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

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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Reader Comments (918)

Actually - is that an AV output ? or HDMI ? thanks

April 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

It's AV output, although it only outputs audio when playing back already recorded footage, so for viewing a live stream you only need to connect the video line.

April 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterHaku

brilliant - thanks

April 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

I wish Mobius would do something about the USB connector. My camera is now suffering the dreaded USB not recognise syndreome and can only be connected via a USB hub now to the PC.

Surely, a rugged solution can be found, even if it means migrating from USB.

May 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAl

Little Mobius, Great Job :-)

June 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPinak Oza

I bought two of these to use as dash cams. Both ran very hot. The image quality was great but they both stopped working after about 3 months. Poor build quality and/or design. I would'nt buy another one. I'm now using an SJ4000 camera and all seems to be fine at the moment.

June 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMax

I'm going to go ahead and buy this but the Joovoo options are quite confusing! Can someone here maybe suggest what works best for a dash cam from the following:

Lens: Standard 87 / Wide Angle 131
Mount: Sticky / Suction
Lens Extension Cable: 8in / No
Can Charger: 1 USB / 2 USB
Cable Length: 3m / 4m
Super Capacitor: Yes/ No
Hardwire Kit: Yes / No

I know a few of them are personal preference but some are confusing, like the cable length. Is 3m going to be enough? Will the standard lens do or is the wide angle one essential for Dash Cam purposes? And what difference will the Super Capacitor make?

Finally, are Joovoo the best place to be going for this in terms of after sales support or does someone here have any better recommendations??

Love the site, thanks!

June 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterTTYTT

I bought this in Jan14 after watching your review. It has been an excellent dashcam until last week. It stopped working! It doesn't power up. I tried different leads etc. Anyway, good old Amazon have asked me to return it for a refund.

July 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterKostas

I really think they should have made this splash proof so that at least if it was attached to a cycle or helmet then it is protected from rain.

August 25, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMil

Can someone tell me if the Mobius C action cam can be used out of the box as a car exterior fender mounted action cam for use on the track.

Is the housing and lens sturdy enough and protected from small stones and dust?

Does the threaded adapter lock securely for suction mount attachment?

Thanks in advance.

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGLSLAW

G'day Matt,

Great review. I saw it for the first time about six or so months ago when a friend recommended the mobius to me. This month I finally got around to buying one and it arrived here on friday. Until now I had been using a gopro as a dashcam on my motorcycle and it's been very good during the day, but at night is quite poor. Your review of the mobius at night gave a much better picture which is why I bought it. I gave it a couple of test runs during the day yesterday and I have noticed there is a ripple effect which I didn't get with the gopro. I noticed your video didn't have that and was hoping for some advice to rectify it. The only difference is that you attached the camera to your helmet. That is illegal here (Australia) so I attach mine behind the windscreen. There's no ripple effect with the gopro so I am guessing it is down to the camera. Do you have any advice on how to rectify it?

September 20, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBodø

Your camera is picking up the vibrations from the bike. This is the reason I usually mount cameras on my head as even the best camera I've used (with image stabilisation) still picks up vibrations when on the bike. I never really found a good way to avoid picking up the fine vibrations on a bike mounted camera. It's worth experimenting with sponges and other dampening material, but unfortunately I don't have any quick fix solution.

September 20, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thank you for your response. What settings did you use for your night vision? The pictures are always grainy (whether it's on the bike or not). The picture in your video is very clear so I would like to know what settings/parameters you used.

September 24, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBodø

I have just bought one of these and found immediately that it is unusable. When I plug it into the USB port in my computer (any of my computers in fact) the PC just says "device not recognised". Therefore I can also not connect it to the controlling software so I can not alter the date/time etc. I can not connect it to a TV either, so I can not access the memory at all. Researching this on the internet I find that this is a quite common fault. I wish that our host would add something to this effect in his review, so that others who think this is a good camera will beware.
I am in the process of getting eBay to sort out a refund for me. I wish I had NEVER seen this review!

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

I use USB memory card readers with all my cameras. Mine cost £1 from Poundland. It's the best way to use these cameras.

September 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Regarding my earlier post about the mobius not being recognised - I typed "memory" when I in fact meant "menu".
I can not do ANYTHING with this camera.

September 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

See my previous response for the answer to your question. The Mobius doesn't have a menu. See the video for a demonstration of how to change settings using the SD card attached to a computer using a USB READER.

September 30, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Regarding my earlier rubbishing of the Mobius - all is retracted - it turns out that mine is a FAKE! No wonder it won't connect to a computer, so I can't use it.
Since it doesn't work properly anyway, I'm trying to get a refund.
I have seen other reviews of the Mobius and I recognise that my experience was quite erroneous, and I have now ordered a proper, genuine one!

October 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

Where did you buy it from?

October 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBodø

To all potential purchasers:
There are a lot of fakes out there. Check the information on this site:
You should be able to identify the camera as genuine or fake by the pictures supplied by the seller, if you compare them with the ones shown on that site.

October 3, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

I've just done a short comparison video of the Mobius and the SJ4000 cameras - settings as near the same for each as I can get them. The resolution of each is 1920x1080, with WDR set "on". See -

I think each is perfectly fine - the SJ4000's video is warmer and a little brighter, though the Mobius actually captured the colour more accurately - it was a cool, Autumnal day.
Nothing to choose between them for sharpness, I think. I'm happy with both cameras. The Mobius, being lighter, is better for aerial photography from my quadcopter, while the SJ4000 performs very well as a dashcam. The Mobius can be set to record "inverted", while the SJ4000 can be mounted in its holder either way up.

October 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterGraham Smith

Hi Mat,

Many thanks for all your hard work on the reviews - saved me weeks of time and effort!

One feature I would like: to be able to set a short run-on time after turning off the car engine, when in dashcam mode. I don't like the option of leaving it running until the battery goes flat, for the same reason that you brought up in the video: on short hops, there isn't time for the battery to recharge.

But having just been the victim of a hit-and-run, I would want to set mine to run for 5, or maybe 10, minutes after turning off the engine. When an accident occurs, we automatically - and correctly - turn off the engine. If the dashcam ran on for 5/10 mins, it would catch the details of any swine who drives away after causing an accident.

Perhaps you could pass this info on to the manufacturer, if they ask you for any additional feedback?

Keep up the good work!


October 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCougar Girl

Just to let you know that I was looking at this for a motorcycle camera but the orientation always put me off.

but I found out that Hobby RC in the UK are selling a Mobius camera with a 90 degree sensor so will fit flush to the helmet.

HD 1080P and fit flush to the helmet like the drift cameras and all you require is the JooVuu cover and its perfect.


October 18, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterm1aog

Hi, do any Mobius users have experience with the relative weather resistance? I know it's not waterproof, and I know there's no claim to weather resistance. I plan to mount it on my motorcycle behind the windscreen, which is generally protected from the elements but not totally, and I will keep it powered all the time, which precludes a true waterproof case. Will it withstand any moisture, or is it finished after one time in a light drizzle? I had another camera that came with a waterproof case, in which I drilled a hole for the USB connector, and while it was not waterproof it was very weather resistant. I would consider that here but the Joovuu case is really ugly (like Matt says).

October 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterP Dunc

I seem I am not the only person who keeps the camera behind the screen on a motorcycle. From my experience during the day I get better picture from a gopro. The mobius seems to have a more visible jello effect which I don't get on the gopro. However, I do use the mobius at night because it gives a better picture. Having said that I have never got as clear a picture as Matt did in his video. You can by a waterproof cover for mobius but as yet I have never used it as it hasn't rained at night since I bought it. That I believe would cover you from the rain (unless you hang it upside down like I do) but the cover also covers your power inlet socket.

October 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBodø

Important Note As of October 20 2015: The Y2000 Digital Camera Video Recorder has 2.0 Mega Pixels and the NEW Y3000 Digital Camera Video Recorder has 8.0 Mega Pixels. It states this around the lens area of the camera. The camera you are displaying here in error is the Y2000 and not the Y3000 as shown on your YouTube Page - Even through the box you are displaying says the camera model of Y3000. Do a search in Google and you will see what I mean. So where is your review of the NEW Y3000 Mini Camera?

October 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAJ

I want a mobius camera with the wide angle lens. Please give me a link from where can I order one, from a trusted seller and the cheapest.
Thank you.

October 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIstvan



October 27, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterruss331

Now all I need is some software that will run the video clips, and allow me to step forward one frame at a time in order to get the clearest picture - mostly for getting numberplates.

Any suggestions, please, anyone?

October 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCougar Girl

@russ331 and which one is the wide angle lens camera?

October 27, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterIstvan

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