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This is the excellent USB power pack I use when I travel.

2 x 2.1amp outputs. 8400mAh capacity.

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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 Innovv C1 Review

At long last here is my review of the Innovv C1 camera. This is a very interesting little camera with a number of clever features. The manufacturer has set-out to make the best mini 1080p camera, watch the video to see if they succeeded. I didn't mention price in the video because these things often change, but if you click the links below the video you'll see the latest deals.

Innovv has been putting out regular firmware updates to tweak the camera and add features...which is of course a good thing, but it also makes it difficult to review when the goalposts keep moving. So consider this video to be a demonstration of this camera's features and abilities as of early January 2014 if you are reading this in a few months then some of the things I've mentioned may well have changed.

I haven't found anyone selling the Dash-cam lead seperately, I'd imagine it's the same one used in some of the 808 keyring cameras, but I can't confirm this until I unearth my old 808 #26 wire. It's unfortunate that a special lead is required if you want to power and record at the same time or utilise the auto power on/off function, so hopefully they'll consider bundling this important USB wire with future sales. 

One thing I didnt mention in the video is that, as expected, there is no gap between clips when using this camera as a dash-cam...rather each new clip repeats a fraction of a second of the previous one.

If you want to read the manuals, install the GUI Update Utility or get the firmware updates, they can all be obtained from the Manufacturer's website HERE.

BUYING LINKS BELOW (Ebay sellers recommended by Innovv)




INNOVV C2 (Model with wider FOV)


BUYING LINKS for other countries:  DE  NL  AU  FR  ES

Download Samples HERE. As always, don't stream these, because if you do the quality will be no different to watching them on youtube. To download, change the dropbox thumbnail-based file page into a list (icon at the top right) then click on a file and choose Download (Icon bottom right 'More Actions'). Once they are downloaded you can play them from your hard-drive to see the true untouched video quality.

More info about the Innov C1 is available on the Dashcamtalk and RCGroups forums.

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Reader Comments (63)


After one week of use, the camera is experiencing connection issue: the USB cable becomes useless. No charging source detected and while plugged to PC, the camera is undetectable. I doubt either the provided stock USB cable or the USB connection slot at the rear of the camera.

So disappointing situation. I contacted the manufacturer and apparently he is going to replace the cable which will take two weeks before I get it.

February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheo

EDIT: The manufacturer will replaced the device and provide as well new cable. At this point, we are not sure whether the issue is from the cable or from the USB interface. The good part of the story is that, the camera is recording perfectly and the picture is high end quality.

I will keep you posted as soon as a new updates become available.


February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTheo

I watched the review, as I have many of yours, and finally decided on the c1, I have run into a bit of a snag. I have no intention of recording, only watching live video due to some circumstances I can't reveal on here. When and where I use this doesn't allow recording but live video is fine. Is there a way to trick the camera into believing it has an sd card in it. I just found out this morning that the camera will power down if no sd card is detected. If I am missing something in the instruction manual, please let me know. If you have any suggestions to my dilemma, please let me know that as well. Thanks


February 9, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTravis

I have Mobious couple months now and one thing I like about them is the firmware is updated pretty often. I'm planning to buy another one for my second car but I'm having difficulty making decision to either buy Mobius again or this one INOVV C1 or either C2.

February 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlex S.

Can someone tell me how to use the time lapse? It doesn't seem to want to work when I set it to it in the GUI. Thanks

February 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDrew

Time lapse does not work. Apparently the engineers at Innovv are working on it. All it does it give you a delay when you shoot a still photograph. ie 5 sec delay. 10 sec delay etc. It's actually been renamed 'shooting delay' on the latest version of GUI. I made a video explaining use of the GUI. It's here

February 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob Moore

Time lapse does not work. Apparently the engineers at Innovv are working on it. All it does it give you a delay when you shoot a still photograph. ie 5 sec delay. 10 sec delay etc. It's actually been renamed 'shooting delay' on the latest version of GUI. I made a video explaining use of the GUI. It's here

February 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob Moore

Dashcam lead for the 26# key cam will work with the Innovv, so the manufacters tell me anyway. I haven't tested it though.

February 22, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob Moore

@Alex S.
Easy decision. If you're looking for a snazzy looking camera then go for Innovv.
If you're looking for an inconspicuous and functional camera with regular firmware updates then the Mobius is your only choice.
In a nutshell:
Innovv = Looks
Mobius = Functionality

March 25, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S.

Hi guys ,

Is Innovv works with a Micro SD 6 Class as well , or even 4 ? Or 10 is a must ?
Also what is the recommended amperage for a car charger to work and charge in the best way ? 1 A ?


April 2, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterAlin

Yes it works with class 4, 6 and 10 micro sd cards.
One amp is correct.

April 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGeoff S

I received my Innov C1 on April 2 but after an hour of using it my computer wouldn’t recognize it anymore. It turned out that the SD card that came with the camera from Innovv was the problem.

I tried switching the SD card from my other camera, after I did that the C1 was immediately recognized by my computer. So, I got myself an eraser and cleaned the contacts of the SD card and then the camera worked flawlessly again. But, yesterday (April 8) after 5 minutes of watching a video footage which I shot earlier, the t.v. went blank and I started smelling something like a burning electrical wire or something coming from the camera. I was totally devastated. The camera stopped working altogether. The only thing working with this camera now is the white LED light.

This is really a nice camera when it was still working; the picture and sound quality were really good. Right now, I’m working this out with Rock from Innovv to see how we can resolve this issue.

April 10, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

This camera is better than the mobius, looks better, info on use is better, comes in a proper box, waterproof case is available and at a reasonable price.

It's just better, a more finished off product

April 20, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeter I

You have a strange definition of "better"
For some, the C1 case may look better and may feel better made, and yes, it comes in a nice box. But there the "better" ends. The C1 is much more fragile than the Mobius and it's all but impossible to change the battery. There are just too many tiny parts holding the camera together.
The waterproof case is only splash proof and is handmade (according to the manufacturer). The Mobius waterproof case is professionally made and is truly waterproof down to 20 or 30 meters.
It is also unknown if InnOvv will continue producing the C1. The patent for the case belongs to a different company (MEG) who now produce their own brand of camera. The S6 is identical to the C1 except it apparently uses a standard USB cable and most likely runs on different firmware.
More details are available at

April 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S.

Well noticed people's comment, I'd like to keep the update as below,

We noticed the side slide switch make the assembling and dis-assembling to be difficult, the initial idea is to allow people to change their mind in need to be easy between loop recording and one video recording. as we can see some people like it, like Techmoan. the assembling and dis-assembling document has been made by one experienced customer, it will be post on website and forums for people's review.

Re. the rain proof case, as I mentioned it was hand made, and intended to protect camera under raining, as the experience and the photo from some people, it works well. for sure, it is far simple than Mobius' water proof case, but people can see the price for two are far difference, $9.9 vs. 19.99GBP.

Re. the case with MEG, I am shame to mention about it, the C1 is copied and my reputation is impacted by their story, Whatever, I forced myself to be calm, keep fighting will let it go even worse.

For sure, We have been working on new development.


April 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRockThinking


The mobius case looks like a piece of junk and costs over £20. The mobius itself has numerous problems, you only have to look on the RC thread to work that out. It's full of people who are having problems with it. The mobius comes with next to nothing, just because Techmoan got a load of stuff with, your aver Joe doesn't. it arrives in bubble wrap, no box, no instructions, no mounts.
You have to start looking around on different sites to be able to download firmware and instructions for it. That's not good enough. The sound on it is worse than the C1 and the picture isn't as sharp as the C1.

Plus a lot has changed since techmoan did his review on the C1, firmware updates have ironed out the creases and you now get a lot of things included with the cam if you buy off their site.
In my opinion it's a more finished off better product, and when I'm handing money over it's my opinion that matters, not yours.

April 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPeter I

If you think the Mobius waterproof case looks like a piece of junk, then that's your opinion. Just like the Mobius, the case was designed to be functional. It was not designed to look sexy. The first batch of 500 waterproof Mobius cases were sold as soon as the case was available for sale. I think that proves how popular they are. There are also two RC threads devoted exclusively to the Mobius waterproof case. These two threads have more posts than the complete C1 support thread!
BTW, your comments should be about the C1 and not about the Mobius. I don't know why you're (wrongly) criticizing a camera that you don't even possess. Your posts are totally untrue, so maybe you should get your facts straight before posting next time...

April 23, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterCharles S.

Could you add one kind of test to your test list for future cameras? I'm thinking about testing progressive sensor scanning. It is easiest to test on bumpy road on a bike with camera mounted on bike frame. Video recorded looks like "floating" where upper parts of the screen and lower parts of the screen kind of move away and get closer from each other.

Preety visible on this video

I wonder how this issue looks with other cameras. Probably the same test could be done without a bike using some trolley on wheels with no shock absorbers.

Would be nice to see such test as part of regular test suite for future cameras.

May 10, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarekm

Recording in vibration, to check camera structure, lens, mount system if apart and works well.
For sure, the coming new development will be tested like this one.

I like the trees in video, so nice a road for cyclist.

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterRockThinking

Hi Rock, I think he's referring to rolling shutter effect which introduces a jello effect in the video when there is movement, not the physical side of the camera. The effect is commonly seen in model aircraft and helicopter model videos where there is some vibration from the model. Bob

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob Moore

Yes, that's what I meant (sorry for lack of proper terminology).

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterarekm

No worries mate!

May 11, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob Moore

Other uses: room, area surveillance. Recording conference or meetings for the minutes secretary.

Short cables can be extended by extension cables. Battery can be an external, USB rechargeable battery.
Because disassembly seems so easy, the unit can be nodded or easily customized. This might fix any over heating problems.

June 17, 2014 | Unregistered Commentergregzeng

Disassembly is NOT particularly easy! But there are instructions on the Innovv web site. A downloadable pdf!specification/ccn9

June 17, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob Moore

Hi there,

This is Paul from Vancouver, Canada. I have two major issues with my Innovv C1:
1- Don't get the auto flip image. My video is always upside down. I don't see anywhere on the configuration tools to adjust it.
2- my other issue is that when I plug it to the car power source, after certain times, it freezes. The red recording light keeps blinking and there is no way to turn it off. I always had to reset it in order to make it work again. It is weird for a DashCam.

Thanks kindly


July 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPaul

Pretty sure if you turn the G sensor OFF in the config utility it turns auto flip off. My video on use of the config utility is here.

July 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBob Moore

I'm having an issue with the innovv C1 in regards to video length. I set the configuration to 5 minute clips. If it is sitting still it records 36 minute clips. If it is in motion it records sporadically. A 12 second clip followed by a 4 minute clip. Motion detection is off. Is there something wrong with my camera or am I doing something wrong? Thanks.

August 29, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJB

I have a C1. last week was my first 5 hour road trip with the innovv. For some reason, the camera stops recording after a couple hours even though the switch on the side is set to record in loop. I tried unplugging it few a minutes and plugging it in and the light stays yellow and turns off after a few seconds. I'm not sure how long it took but after a pit stop of an hour or so, I started my car and the INNOVV is recording again. What is the issue here?

November 11, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterdamo

I bought the INNOV C1 in the Netherlands from Dashcam.EU. It is a very bad product.
From the first the day the device was not working properly. Malfunction of the device was that it needed a total reset, because it could not be shutdown with the on/off button.
And when it was working after a while it stops and has to be reset again.
The following up of the company was not good, but Anyway they sent me another one, believe me or not the product went into malfunction after 1hour. I call the company,(answeringmachine) and Told them they have one more chance to sent me a good device, i will cross my fingers if the will come with a solution I do not think so. Everytime I got an answering machine.
I bought myself a Mobius camera and that workshop fine. So people do not buy INNOV, it is crap and give bad service.
The support of the INNOV manufacture is also bad. They do have good solutions for the problem when they respond.
I will never buy INNOV anymore. My heart Told me from the beginning to buy the Mobius but I have go for the better look of the INNOV. What a stupid misstake.

January 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRamon

What I do not understand is how Techomoan can give a good test review about the INNOV C1. There are a lot of people on this forum who have problem with the device. If i had read this before i would never ever had buy this piece of crap.
Techmoan, maybe it is a good idea for you to look also at the realibility of the products you test.
Because of your good review about the INNOV I had make my decision. Afterwards a bad decision.
Manufactures bringing a new product on the market but are to lazy to create good software to let costumers make adjustment on their product.
And they let costumers who knows a lot about computers fill in the company lack off good software.
Retailers who selling the INNOV product Wanna earn easy money by selling goods from the box without any knowledge about the product.
Now I have one good working product, a Mobius and one INNOV that looks good but did not work properly from day one. And only gives me headache.
This is a waring for everyone do not buy Innov it is crap and to expensive for only good looking
Feel free to ask me about the malfunction of the INNOV

January 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRamon

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