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Pick of the Camera Reviews

(Click the pictures for reviews & links) 


Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

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 A118 / B40 Wedge Dashcam Review

This camera has been on the market for quite a few months however I've only recently installed one in my car and I now plan to keep it there until either it stops working or something better comes along.

I must reiterate that this is a budget model and I really have have no idea how long it will continue to work for. I've received feedback that some cameras I've reviewed and rated highly like the 0803 can have short life spans especially in hot environments.

Given that I'm always testing a different model and I don't live in a hot part of the world, I just can't test a camera's long term relibility in a sunbaked car.  No one should expect a budget camera ito last as long as a premium model (with a two year warranty) but if your budget is limited and you want to know more about a particular device from people who have first hand experience of using it, I'd recommend looking through the forum on Dashcamtalk.


I have uploaded the sample clips here. Do not stream these as this downgrades the quality - you need to download the clips and then play them back from your computer to see their true original quality. 
There are links below if you want to buy the A118 / B40 'Wedge' Dashcam

Purchasing Links

Foxoffer (Ebay US)   Foxoffer Ebay (UK)  (My cam was supplied by Foxoffer) 

Other Foxoffer ebay links


Other ebay sellers (Click your country).

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Amazon UK

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Reader Comments (181)

you should start showing how the camera looks from the outside of the car

October 26, 2014 | Unregistered Commentermagno

Usually it's just a load of reflections, it depends a lot on the cloud cover.

October 26, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

regarding the overlap, if using Registrator Viewer here's a guide on how to configure to suit

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

By the way there is a deluxe super capacitor version in the works. This new version will be a much better option for high heat conditions. (no battery leak/balloon up problems due to the green house heat while parked)

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterPier28

Thank you Matt! A pleasure to watch, as always.

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterFourEyes

Hi Mat, interesting video review as always, I suppose some advantages over the Mobius - on screen display and GPS. Price sounds about right too.

Well done as always!

Thanks for listening.


October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

Hi Matt,
Remove the A Pillar trim, and drop the cable behind it, top end goes straight into the headlining and you can pop it out by the mirror, bottom end should go straight into the glove box and you can wire it directly into the fuse box (if thats the location of it in your car, or if not) theres usually a 12v feed somewhere in the glove box or in the vicinity.

For those who have airbags in the A pillar, doesn't matter the manufacturer also runs cables down the a pillar behind the airbag ( or at least on the three different car's I've put mobius's in has) so just tie it into that.

(If you're worried about the airbags disconnect the battery and leave it a few hours first)

Saves that horrible, horrible wiring that you showed! ;)

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterDerek

Great review as always! I have this dashcam and have been using it for about 6 months. So far it has held up well in the Alabama summer heat and I am very impressed with the quality for the price. Fingers crossed it lasts a long time for me!

October 27, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterBama

Nice car. What is it?

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterChris

First up, thanks for giving such great down to earth reviews with total impartiality and honesty.

I'm thinking of buying my first dash cam, mainly just to cover my arse in case some plonker runs into me. I don't want to spend hundreds though, so I'm thinking of either the 'Mini 0803' or this 'Wedge' camera.

Given the overheating issues, I'm put off the mini 0803 slightly, but it looked a little better at night than the wedge did.

So, simple question, where would you put the money, mini 0803 or wedge?

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterminigeff

If you can fit the 0803 in a sensible location in your car and you aren't in a hot part of the world it has a better all-round performance than the Wedge. I know that there are lots of satisfied 0803 owners, but there also seems to be plenty of people in warmer countries with problems too. I just can't give any guarantees either way.

October 28, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thank you pal, think on the basis blighty is warm for around 45mins a year, I'll take a leap of faith with the 0803 then.

October 28, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMinigeff

Hi Matt,

Thanks for a great review I did say on the 0803 page that I hoped you would have a look at this one and I was not disappointed.
This one to me looks a better camera even though its cheaper, I will be ordering one very soon and as I do very little night time driving that is not so important to me. My only problem is where to put it as my screen is so big (C4 Picasso Lounge) do I put it at the top which is more discreet but out of the wipers reach or low down but just within the wipers but in the middle of the screen behind the rear view mirror. Anybody got any thoughts on that, helpful comments would be welcome. By the way the rear view mirror is white so it might show up quite a lot in that position but being within the wipers I might get a clearer video.



October 30, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterMinataur

For the dutch people among us, this camera is for sale at

November 2, 2014 | Unregistered

@Chris - The car is a Smart Roadster Coupe.

November 3, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterKriss

Hello Matt!

Thank you very much for you dash cam reviews! I am planning to buy a decent dash cam for my Leaf. Mobius looks good, but installation seems not that easy as Mini 0803 and A118. I like both 0803 and A118, but according to some reviews Mini 0803 tends to freeze and its hard to reset, takes a lot of time etc. I don't know, if its due to heat or not. I live in Estonia, so not much heat here. Could you please help me to decide, since you have experience with both cameras? Do you have any negative feedback about Mini 0803?

By the way, your Seiko 5 review created an appetite for the watch :) I like Seiko very much and for the last six years I have been waring this one: It is very comfortable as you don't have to fix dates.
But your review got me a little crazy about this classic watch, so maybe I will buy the snzf17 and add this Nato strap:


November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterTanell

The 0803 has the better image, but since I only test each camera for a few weeks I can't report on long term reliability. For information like that you would be better reading the reports from people who have used one over a longer period of time. Dashcamtalk forums are a good place to get additional information.

November 4, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I have watched your review which is great.

One quick question, can the lens adjust enough to be level so that it can be used to fix to the head-lining at the rear of a car for a rear view cam recorder. At the moment I use this cam from your review with the main unit in the boot, so only the extension camera is used. Have 802 in front windscreen.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLittleBob

@LittleBob I know of a few people using them just as you describe in a rear cam application, the lens has enough adjustment to do that

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

@jokiin Thank you for your reply. I am going to purchase one of these and will comment here when I have tried it out in that position. Thanks again.

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLittleBob

here's a couple mounted horizontally

Mini (rear)

Jeep (front)

November 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Great review as all of your reviews are!

Would you say the 0803 is more discreet than this A118? I want something that cannot be seen easily but still provides a good all round performance. Thanks !

November 12, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterGraham

My A118 arrived today. All seemed okay until I tried to play back the files. I purchased the one with the GPS, and that's the problem.

The small screen after a few seconds shows that the GPS is enabled with a kph symbol coming up. But when I play back the files it says no GPS data file. If I look at the contents on the card, it just shows CARDV/MOVIE/2014_1115_142951_001.MOV
Should there be a another folder with the GPS data in it.

I have tried using the reset button on the side of the unit, but that makes no difference. The Version no is B40.20140917.001

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLittleBob

The MOVs contain the GPS data, it's not a separate file.

November 15, 2014 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I have tried both RegistratorViewer and DVRPlayer. Both players show the video but show no gps data. Those players both work with my 802 & 803 cams. Perhaps the firmware is not correct, searching Dashcamtalk forum the firmware on there is much older. I will contact the seller FoxOffer.

November 15, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLittleBob

Hi there, after searching for so long for a dash cam I think rhat the A118/B40 is the one for me.
The thing is I would like wire it in permanently. I don´t like the idea of having wires all the way round the windscreen, etc so maybe connecting it directly to the car power supply. At the top of my windscreen (VW Golf) I have a console which houses several interior lights. I was wondering how easy would it be to connect it there and what would I need to do so (voltage adapter, etc). Something similar could be achieved if someone wanted to fix it to the rear window also.

Thanks and keep on with your many interesing reviews.

November 24, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterJim

@Jim as long as you use a suitable power supply to support the USB power input requirement it doesn't really matter where the power feed is from, appropriately installed, fused etc of course

November 24, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Based on your review, which was rather well detailed, I purchased the camera. I was specifically searching for a camera that could record the data from the g-sensor/accelerameter. I saw the youtube video and the software used would display GPS & gravity along the 3 axis. I bought the camera based on this, sampled it for myself and now I don't see g-sensor data. Did I miss something or is the video copied and pasted from a different camera?

December 4, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterpapatech

@papatech I also don't see any g-sensor/accelerameter readings when playing back the files. But I have the g-sensor set at low. Not sure if it will make any difference but try setting it at high in the camera menu.

December 5, 2014 | Unregistered CommenterLittleBob

this model has G-Sensor for file locking purposes but the G-Sensor data is not logged

Profile config for registrator viewer can be found here

December 5, 2014 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

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