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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 (919)

I asked if they are going to provide a cable to allow the sensor to be remote to the body. They say that this is in development. Doesn't seem too hard to do! If so that would make it amazing car dvr - mount the box out of view with only the sensor on show. I also see they are releasing motion detect. Brilliant! A manufacturer who listens to their customers!

July 9, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterterry

Great review again Matt. Hopefully not a dumb question, but can the camera be installed upside down in the mounting bracket? That would avoid having to change the config setting to flip the video. Then you could use it as a car camera and take it out and use for another purpose without accessing the settings.

July 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMatt K

The camera will fit upside-down into the mounting bracket, but the clips are in the way. This means the camera will be at a slight angle and could easily slide out of the frame. Also, you can't access the buttons and the USB socket is covered by the frame. You could easily file the frame to make space for the USB socket and break off the clips, but I don't think it would be a perfect solution.

FWIW, the Mobius can also be operated by using an external USB power source without the internal battery installed.

July 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterEnthusiastic User

Looks like the perfect camera. What is missing is the ability to shot 25 and 24 (23.976) fps so the clips can be edited within PAL videos and movies. This should´╗┐ not be a big issue to implement in a firmware update. What would also be a nice feature for film makers is the ability to set the aperture / sensibility on fixed / manual.

July 10, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohannes

I'm dissapointed again !

I have several ipcamera's in my home, i have the 808 nr 11 en 16 and others to record video etc, but still they are going for a fisheye lens??? I really don't understand..can you please tell these guys that there are 2 sorts of camera's.

a camera that hangs at the ceiling and records moving object like an ipcamera and a camera that is use on an car, motor, rcplane.

the first one needs a wide angle lens with fish eye for the biggest FOV possible ,the second one needs a wide angle lens 16:9 without the fish eye effect. You want a normal wide angle view when recording when driving/flying...not a disstorted horizon.
I rather pay 25 dollar/pounds more to have a decent not disstored wide angle lens then another cam with a few extra's.

So please tell these guys, the image/lens is more important then the few new gimmicks when filming on the go.

btw...impeccable review as always techmoan;)

July 10, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterKasper

I guess there is no option to manually set the white balance? In the clips I see the auto WB tends to change quite a lot, especially in the video Brian posted. I'd be almost always using a camera like this outdoors so just locking a "cloudy" or "sunny" white balance would surey result in better colors.

July 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAhtiPasseli

Matt, before you disappear off on holiday, can you advise if there would be any problems powering this via a 24v cig socket in a truck please? Don't want to fry it! If there any potential problems then info on products to stop it from frying mucho apreciado.

July 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterAlsitheelad

After posting my Mobius video with saturation/white balance issues caused by rapid condition changes due to the sky coming into/out of shot, I was contacted by the developers to upload the entire unedited clip so they could analyse it and hopefully eradicate the issue in a future firmware update. I must say 95% of the time my Mobius performs admirably but under these particular circumstances there is a issue. It is worth pointing out that I had WDR enabled in that clip and I am not sure if this would happen if it was switched off !

July 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterBrian

Hi Matt,

enjoyed your review, thank you. Maybe you could update from "Motion detection? - NO" to "Motion detection? - NO (next firmware)"?

I almost skipped this camera but then read your comment that you had been informed by the manufacturer.

Happy Holidays!


P.S. No need to publish my remark really.

July 11, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterFrank

Alsitheelad, the camera is powered by USB socket (5V DC) so if you search on Ebay for (24v USB) you will find a adapter to use from you cigarette socket. (assuming your trucks has a cigarette lighter socket)

July 11, 2013 | Unregistered Commenterjohn

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