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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 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


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Reader Comments (183)

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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