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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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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)

Don't feed the troll.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered Commentervoltx

don't feed the troll AND I PUT, don't fee voltx. Just feed THE WHITE HUMANKIND KINDLEY.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterMAN

@Man. I'm getting approx 2 mins satellite Internet access per day at the moment whilst I'm travelling. I'm not sure what your issue is...but there are people on here who would 'usually' be happy to try and help...if you hadn't alienated them with your rambling, incoherent comment that makes you sound like you need to speak to a psychiatrist rather than one of the nice chaps here.
So if you need an answer....keep your question on topic...don't give me any of that conspiracy nonsense, because I couldn't be any less interested in a topic than that.....and lay off that FLIPPING CAPS LOCK.

@Ipol Many thanks for trying to help's much appreciated.

July 15, 2013 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

After procrastinating for longer than I should probably, I just ordered the camera from eletoponline365 for £47.21 (slightly more than the ebay site calculates!). I also ordered the helmet mount as that looks as if it will be useful and was a whole £4.51.

It will be interesting to see how long it takes to get here - I will report back when it does.

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

@ Matt my pleasure I hope your travels are going well and you are managing to relax and enjoy yourself .......I must be jinxed it seems .......oh well......cest la vie........regards to one and all from........ the french connection.........Ipol slightly off topic regarding the Head up Display posts I found some nice and free HUD apps for both android and apple phones just in case it is of interest to any of the site members...

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIpol

@ voyager03 the site you ordered from seems to have a good reputation and various contact routes including skype I just checked the Ebay store page so I dont think you will get any unpleasant surprises and yes it will be interesting to see how long delivery takes From personal experience I have found its between 3 to 4 weeks from china to france the fastest delivery was from south korea 5 days but that came with a customs bill of 32 euros regards Ipol

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterIpol

Great review Matt - been waiting for a decend cheap camera for the car and for fun. One on order from this space! Thanks again Daz

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterDazzer

@Ipol, I have bought from eletoponline365 before. I had a problem with an early 808 camera and they were great dealing with it, but they are not really responsible for the postal service!

I have had stuff in less than 7 days from China and others have taken 3 weeks. I would hope by the end of next week - 26/27th? But we'll see! It will get here and if I had not procrastinated after seeing Matt's excellent review would probably have it already! ;-)

July 15, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterVoyager03

Thank you very much for your nice videos og very high quality. Really enjoy to watch your reviews !

Best regards

In regards to your comment that "digital stabilisation is always a disaster" in your Mobius video, I found that the "Stabilize" feature in Youtube's online editor enhancements works surprisingly well.
Check out this short video taken from your walk up Market Street. First unenhanced, then with stabilisation.

July 16, 2013 | Unregistered CommenterCorky Mork

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