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ACTION CAMS

Yi 2 - Best Budget 4K 

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Xiaomi Yi

 

 
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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.

UK & US LINKS & PRICES BELOW

RECOMMENDED CARDS (for action cams - see dashcams below)

CLASS 10 UHS-1 CARDS (For HD Cameras)

 

U3 CARD (For 4K cameras)

 

 

SPECIAL DASHCAM CARDS

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 dashcams...here'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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Sunday
Jul052015

The Mini 0806 Dashcam Review - Better late than never.

Two false starts and over half a year later I've finally completed my review of the Mini 0806 Dashcam. It turns out that this one was worth the wait and if I didn't already have a K1S dual camera installed in both of my cars I'd definitely be using a Mini 0806 instead. 

For downloadable sample clips Click Here 

Purchasing the Mini 0806 - a few tips

I found the best deals for this camera are on eBay - Look for sellers offering the “3rd Gen” model to get the latest version. Check what's bundled - remember the CPL filter is usually an optional extra. The mounts come with or without GPS capability, so read the description carefully. Finally buy your own Class 10 MicroSD card from a reliable source, e.g. Amazon direct (not a marketplace seller) - I always have links to SD memory on the right hand side of this page and I've yet to buy a fake by following my own advice.

Click on your country below to see what offers are available where you live.

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The 0806 is also available on Amazon - but I'd stick to ebay (above) for the best prices and bundles.

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Reader Comments (134)

Axel - they are quite different devices. I'd probably trust the Transcend to last longer as it doesn't have a battery in it - the battery in the 0806 will fail at some point. The Drivepro also has WiFi where the 806 has GPS. The 0806 is tiny but the Drivepro can be attached to a suction mount and moved from car to car - It's really your call on this one depending on what features you value.

July 12, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

yes it is a tough call, I also like the mobius as well. I was hoping you would settle the tie breaker. I am going to think about it a few days. than you.

July 12, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteraxel

well I thought about it and went with the Transcend, incidentally there is a new model out with built in GPS but I stuck with the older one as it has the video out cable I need to connect to my nav system and I really don't need GPS at the moment. thanks again.

July 13, 2015 | Unregistered Commenteraxel

Got the 806 on the Way,
ordered it last night, i too have the K1S installed.
Will Add to My Collections of Top Dash Cams. Mobius is another goodie.

Tech is Un-Biased & would find the Time To Remove/Replace the K1s he now uses when a better DashCam option is Available
that is why i stay tuned to his channel for up to date coverage on top dash cams on the market.

something is better than nothing, dash cams start at about $50 US

July 14, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

just last month i emailed the 0806 people just last month and they said their new camera will use a capacitor instead of a battery. Any clues as to when it might come out techmoan? I'd love to know!

July 15, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterstauf99

No clue, your guess is as good as mine on this.

July 15, 2015 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

First off good reviews , thanks for the work you put in.

Your comment regarding logging speed - (better not to & reasons understood) But if you record GPS time stamps and location , probably not that difficult to calculate the speed (I belive its how the GPS in a satnav does it)

July 15, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterThorSon

i found www.dashboardcamerareviews.com
DASH BOARD CAMERA REVIEWS
to be helpful un-biased information with regards to Many Top Dash Cam Setups, some have mentioned an obsession in getting the latest and greatest for the many reasons to have and own one such as claims for road hazard damages, evidence for the insurance adjuster.
This Particular Setup would make a nice Road Trip Adventure Cam due to the High Capacity Dual 2 Card Setup
Set it and Forget It, then make a home movie of it later.

the above Website has the 0805 as the Latest Model for 2015
with a detailed spec report and more about this dashcam.
Proof That Techmoan is Out Ahead of the Pack with his 0806 Review.

I Think He Gets them 1st as a Beta Tester From The Factory Floor Whenever Possible

July 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

I love this camera but it will not automatically swap to the other sd card when the first is full. Having googled the prob extensively it seems this is a known fault on some.

July 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterFizz

Hi

I am looking at the 0806 aftter watching your review. I have seen a Chinese seller on eBay and this is in the description.....


2015Year Newest version:0806 20150128 V1.0

Is this the 3rd gen do you know?

July 26, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJon

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