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Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

Gitup Git2 (My Pick)

Xiaomi Yi

Dazzne P2

DR02 D - Best Budget Dual Cam

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) 

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Reader Comments (181)

How can i downlaod a software to merge videos and GPS data together.

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBijan

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

use this

this is how to export

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Hi Minataur, curious how you got on with fitting to your Citroen Picasso. I have the same car, and would like to use this camera. I know what you mean about the screen and rear view mirror!

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter75ra

HI 75ra,

In the end I did not get one of these I bought a K1S and I am very pleased with it.
As far as camera position goes I put mine below the sensor on the screen and fed the wire inside the sensor housing and the out across the top of the sun blind runner then across the top of the screen and down the door pillar. Where you go from there depends on where you power it, its up to you.
The K1S is great but of course a lot dearer than the wedge.


August 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinataur

Thanks Minataur. The K1S looks a much better model. On my C4 Picasso there is no sensor. Just a white mirror a few inches below the sun blind runners. I'm thinking most cameras will be obvious due to the sheer amount of glass and light coloured trim. Hoping the A118's size and cable run extender will help.

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter75ra

After much debating and video watching, I finally bought a dash cam and got the A118C. I got it from eBay using this seller

It's listed for £49.99, I did a best offer of £45 which they accepted and it turned up in 2 days. It works perfectly with no issues (had it for nearly 2 months now), and no issues with video quality. The only bad thing about it is while watching some video from it, I've realised that my singing is completely and utterly tone deaf! Thanks to everyone posting their experiences while using it, and especially to techmoan, you're videos have been really helpful!

October 13, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterSteve

Hi Minataur/75ra,
i have the same car and i am looking to make the wiring discreet for the dashcam. it would be great help if you can share pics of the wiring around the screen


November 17, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShree

Hi Shree,

I have not even decided upon which camera to buy. I read the forums and watch the videos, change my mind daily!!! However, with the Picasso, pretty much most cameras need a bit of thought.

Evidentially, a dash cam could do with being as high as possible on the windscreen. With the panoramic windscreen, this is bit of a nightmare. I don't have the rain sensor extending down, so would possibly have a cable showing from above the camera to the roof lining etc. Also considered mounting a Mobius on the dash. However, this would go against trying to get the camera as high possible.

I too are open to any thoughts on installation. I love the wedge shape of the A118 & Street Guardian cameras. The latter is a bit pricy but seems to produce better quality footage.

November 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter75ra

The Picasso is maybe not the easiest car to work with but I'd probably look at getting the camera close to the mirror mount and run the cables up there, might be obvious to you but less so from the outside to people that don't know what it is

November 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Thank you jokin - the form factor of the wedge camera, I think is second to none. Just need to think about where it is mounted. Inevitably with this car - a cable will be on show.

November 17, 2015 | Unregistered Commenter75ra

Thanks 75ra and jokiin,

It's the same with me , I have been changing my mind everyday on which one to get . I have been thinking about 0806 or A118. Will check mobuis. But the Idea off wires dangling up the windscreen is a nightmare . Wish all cars came with a USB port at the back of the rear view mirror . Not sure why no one's doing it . It's so easy to connect a dadhcam then.

I have the rain sensor but I am a bit vary of removing the plastic bits to conceal the wire. Also I have the curtain airbag on the side pillar. So don't want to muck things up.

I saw some pics of installation here .

There is no way in hell I am going to do it this way, that's way too shoddy for me ..!

I want to know if we can connect a usb using the wires one of the map reading lights ,
Any suggestions are welcome

November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShree

Hi Shree & 75ra,
As you know I went for the K1s and I am very pleased with it but whichever camera you choose the problem is the same, where to route the wires. I have got the rain sensor on mine and I mounted the camera just below it, I chose this position because any higher up the screen it would have been out of the reach of the wipers so I get a clearer picture when it rains. Also higher up the screen brings the sensor into view on the video blocking part of the picture. From outside it cannot be seen because there is nothing white behind it.
As for wiring very carefully ease the wire using a plastic tool ( I used a kids plastic knife) ease the wire through the gap between the sensor housing and the windscreen it will go with a bit of patience, if it helps use a bit of grease on the wire to help it slip in the gap, do not use butter as this will go off and smell later. Next take the cover off the tube that connects the sensor to the child mirror housing and run the wire inside then put the cover back on. Pull firmly and squarely down on the child mirror and it should pop out and undo the screw inside feed the wire across and refit that housing and put the mirror back on. Next is the bar the sun blinds run on and with the K1s I got self adhesive cable clips that I put across the top of the bar feed the cable across the top to the roof lining.
Easily feed the wire across the top of the windscreen until you come to the door pillar, the remove part of the door seal and feed the wire straight across to the door jam, this avoids the airbag, go down the door pillar until it can go under the dashboard, remove the visible screws from the lower dashboard trim and with care you can reach across under the dashboard to the cool box then from there to the glove box where the fuses are. How you connect it is up to you.
I wired by this route because the separate screen is housed in the drivers side top box but if you have the A118 with its own screen you can wire it down the passenger side straight to the fusebox.
Sorry if I have gone on a bit but had problems trying to upload pictures so I have tried to explain as best I could.



November 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinataur

Thanks Minataur for your detailed response , this will definitely help and I now feel I can attempt this with some confidence , thanks again, the big task of deciding on the dashcam now remains ..

November 19, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterShree

I am thinking about buying this camera, however the issue that I have is my windscreen along the top and around the rear view mirror has black dots which actually protrude out from the glass. In the past this has caused me issues with suction mount dash cams and I was wondering if anyone has installed this dash cam on the little black dots and how well the adhesive holds it on?

Thanks :)

December 12, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterCraig

Hi everyone I have the wedge dash cam, can anyone recommend software to put the clips together that is androided based, cheers

January 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdayo

Hi Craig I have stuck mine to the black dots, citreon, all ok

January 1, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterdayo

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Many thanks indeed for your excellent site which was invaluable in helping me choose my first dash cam. See below for notes on my installation.

February 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterDavid Harvey

I have got one of these recently. I have tried to get the software downloaded, so I can view the GPS data - standards Windows movie viewer doesn't show it - but the Registrator Viewer website doesnt seem to be up any more. Any other viewers people can recomend so I can see the GPS data?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterIanD

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Hmmm - seems the original Registrator viewer site may be down, but I found it at a mirror download site here ...
Just tested it out & seems to work fine :)

BTW, did a current draw test on my A118 the other day & it took just 0.21Amps @ 13V when recording with screen on.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMartin J

that's an older version, current version is

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Vadim, the developer of Registratorviewer (DataKam) passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident a few months ago.

We are hoping someone can take over the registratorviewer project at some point but it's all over in Russia. You'll see that is now an expired domain name.
You can download the latest copy of registratorviewer from

You'll need to use Bing maps if the Google Map API shows expired/won't load.

The next best viewer is
(Mac & Windows)

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPier28

Maybe, but can you find any working links to that version?

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMartin J

I did post it already but for some reason my first post didn't show up and the second one did, try again

profile settings

how to export

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Vadim, the developer of Registratorviewer (DataKam) passed away in a tragic motorcycle accident a few months ago.
Latest download link is posted in the thread above.

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterPier28

sorry Martin, have posted twice and the posts don't show up, I'm guessing it's because of the links, go to and go to the support page, the link to Windows playback software is version and you'll also find guides on the profile settings and also how to export files which may be useful

February 19, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterjokiin

Thanks Pier28 & jokiin

Very sad news about the death of the Registrator Viewers developer - Seems his work was unique & widely used throughout the world

Just followed your link to the final(?) version of Vadim's fantastic program


February 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMartin J

The comments were caught in the Squarespace spam folder. I've just signed in and released them now.

February 19, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

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