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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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Dashcam Review: DDPai M6+ is the best mini cam I've used

In the video below you'll see a full Review of the best Mini Dashcam I've used. I've been using this in my car for six weeks and I can't fault the performance. I'm so happy with it that I have plans to buy a couple more when I can get the money together. Then I can replace the camera in my other car as well as try the dual camera functionality in my roadster. 

The highlights of this camera for me are the magnetic mount, the video quality and the time-lapse parking mode. Other notable features include WiFi, GPS and a wireless remote.

I bought mine from the ebay store linked below: (Click your country to see the current price). 

 UK   US   AU   DE   AT   BE   CA   CH   ES   IE   IT   NL

I’ve purchased from this store plenty of times over the years without any problems. Delivery usually takes approx 10-14 days to the UK.


I cannot report on the long term reliablity of a product that has only been on the market a few weeks...but I do hope it carries on working for a long time, as I really like this one. 

Downloadable sample clips here: - Please don't be that guy who always tries streaming the videos and then gets back to me to say that they look terrible when streamed. These are provided for Downloading - they look like they were recorded with a potato if streamed over pcloud.

My 'BEGINNERS GUIDE to Dashcams' can be seen here:

UPDATE - I must stress that this is not a basic simple camera suitable for beginners - it has a lot of features and you need to have a bit of experience with apps, smartphones and previous dashcams before you buy this camera.  If you are looking for your first car camera...this is not suitable. I have a list of recommended dashcams and something like the Transcend Drivepro 200 is a good place to start. Big clear screen, minimal options and simple features, no WiFi or reliance on smartphone apps which can lead to potential compatibility issues with specific phones. 


I was getting a lot of questions about this camera - if you read through the comments below you'll see that the same questions keep popping up - so to help anyone out who is having issues with the smartphone features of this camera - please watch the video below - you'll also see a demonstration of the CPL filter in use. I recommend you watch this one on Youtube itself (click the youtube logo at the bottom of the video) and then you can skip to the appropriate section you need. 

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Reader Comments (666)

I've been stung a couple of times with counterfeit memory cards from ebay and amazon; I no longer have faith that anything like that will be genuine from such sources. They always look good in genuine looking packaging but they are either much lower capacity or simply don't work.
Since sticking to major retailers I haven't had a problem.

I wouldn't worry about speed as much as the card being genuine. The evo is a fairly budget card with data rates of about 45mb, some of the more expensive cards (4k rated) are double that.

The post I tried earlier finally popped up. I guess some get caught up in the validation process for a while. Either that or you need to feed the internet weevils a few more torkels...

August 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterrichard

@richard is 45 mb fast enough to cope if its genuine with the 2k option running on cam

August 11, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpaul


It seems to be. I've only done a few short trips since everything has been up and running with the cam but everything looks good and it is playing back on the pc without issue.

I think the 45mb is actually a reasonable speed, there are considerably slower cards with the class10 rating and class10 is supposed to be good for full hd.

(I just quickly looked up the standard and the minimum to qualify as class10 is 10mb, so the evo should be more than quick enough for 2k, in fact after reading a bit more it seems that 30mb is the minimum rating for 4k so we should definitely be good.)

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterrichard

RESOLVED!!! Earlier, I asked if anyone else's "101photo" folder on their SD card is empty. Techmoan confirmed that his snapshot photos (from the remote button) is saved in this folder, but my (strangely) was always empty. I asked around and everybody confirmed photos were saved in their 101photo folder.

My 101photo folder was always EMPTY.

Today, it suddenly had photos saved in the 101photo folder! I was very puzzled. Then I realized today, I did NOT connect my iPhone to the M6+ and the snapshots were NOT download automatically to my iPhone since I never opened the DDPai app to connect.

Sure enough, as soon as I connected my iPhone to the camera, all my photos were downloaded to my iPhone and ERASED from my SD card.

Did some more testing and confirm that photos are saved to SD card and then ERASED automatically when downloaded to iPhone.

Can anyone confirm this?
1) Take some remote snapshots (do NOT connect phone)
2) Take out SD card and check 101photo for the snapshots
3) Reinsert SD card back in camera and connect to smartphone via app.
4) Wait for photos to download automatically to phone
5) RE-check SD card... photos should now be erased and the 101photo folder EMPTY!

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAlbert

Hello Everybody,
does anybody have experience using the SanDisk Endurance MicroSDXC cards?
wish to hear from you!

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterCladZo91


I have an M6+, installed for few weeks now but I have some questions if anyone can help.

-Can anyone confirm a scandisk ultra mico SD 64gb card SDXC works in the M6+ (or 32gb).

-My GPS logs show me in the Ocean? ...Is this a faulty device or setting. LED lights and message confirmations appear to be operating as they should?

-When my SD card is full (32gb C10), upon viewing the videos in andriod it appears to start missing chunks of journeys and may start record on next outting or may not. Do I need to re-format SD card every time when full or should it erase old files?

-Time lapse, doesn't appear to be working on mine, despite all the correct setting tick boxes set. I read this should automatically start after 5minutes of not detecting movement? ...Should I also be able to preview the time lapse images via the app or is this only available via SD card removed in a PC - hence why Ive not seen the files? (no sd card reader for PC to test yet)

I can concure I have the same andriot connection issues, I always get connection instead via wifi settings and entering the password here, then I connect via the app play button and it works.
In terms of using the app to view files, I've resorted to 720p mode, it hardly worked with bigger files types.


August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJames101

thanks richard.i think the app is still a work in progress and a bit buggy my gps says im in china and iv had no luck with sd cards in it at moment im trying once more with new cards and see how it goes.on the point of missing vidio files my other camera that my son uses when i look on card on pc there was 2 days not recorded yet it is hardwired so there should be nothing missing

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

I bought this cam and am so far very pleased with it. This is my first dashcam, and I like to think I've made a good choice.
But I can't seem to figure out how I download clips from the camera to the mobile phone, except the clips created from clicking the button?

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterYngve

can anyone help
I have forgotten my WIFI password i set up when i got this camera
i changed it from 1234567890 to another one but forgotten it, how can resolve this
when I connect the camera on WIFI it asked me for password but i don't know it
Have tried to reset the camera but to no avail
can anyone help me
Thanks Rae

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Hello Just thought id get back to you on this last subject about WIFI password
have found how to resolve this, you have to hold the reset button down for about 2 minutes until the camera shows up on you WIFI settings on your iPhone job done. hope this helps someone

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRae

im looking for a dashcam that can have a hidden or hard to reach sd card,,or even a way to send the footage to a hidden reason is that more and more officers know they can just take the car and take the card or the whole camera..i dont want to haveto stream my video just to keep the footage unless i have to,,i will,,,but im looking for a way to have that memory card hard to reach or have it in a way that taking the card requires destroying the camera as proof someone intended to prevent the truth from coming are there any dashcams or cameras you know of that dont have the memory card on the camera itself,,maybe in the dvr part that i can hide or secure away from the camera...? Thank you in advance....please email me the response...or if anyone else reads this and has me even if you think it doesnt help,,i just need ideas or options...and if i do need to stream and save,,what would you recommend for streaming and saving...if i have to get a verizon wifi device to get service i will,,,i was jjst tryin to avoid spending monthly money just for streaming but if i ihave to i will..thanks again ,,,really thank you!!!!! be safe people

August 12, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterivan

@Yngve Go to the live viewfinder screen and then press the scissors icon.
I really recommend spending a bit of time in the app. Press every button, go into every screen, try every option. If there's something you haven't it. You can't break it, so don't be afraid to experiment in the app.

August 12, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thank you for the review.

I'm not sure that when you have reviewed M6+ that Mini 2 has been launched.
What do you think about it ?
Or is it not better ?
One think in the comment there that I'll need to buy some king of Parking Mode adapter... not sure I know what is it .... if you could help on this regards.

Thank you.

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRoman

Just joined Dashcamtalk
Where there is a forum and sub postings for ddpai, in particular the mini 2.

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterTravelbuddy

Probably a real stupid question but when the memory card fills up will it write over itself (old files first). Or does the card need to be reformatted?



August 13, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterMattyt

it loops matt

August 13, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterpaul

Did you received the "Original DDPAI 3m Hard Wire Kit 5V Adapter Micro USB for M6C,M6 Plus Car Dashcam" ? If yes, it's enough the 1.5 A for the dashcam?
Cheers, Lucian

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLucian

For those of you who like to view the videos and GPS data on your Mac or Windows PC, Dashcam Viewer v2.1.8 now support the DDPai M6+.

- John

August 14, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterJohn, Earthshine Software

There is a pinhole button under the microsd cover you can use to reset the camera marked with a 'R'.
Use a paper clip or something to poke the button down until the LEDs change from it's normal sequence.
(If i remember correctly, they will change to a green and red solid). Then release the button.

I personally haven't encountered any problems even running it at 1A or 0.7A.
This is off a phone charger plugged into a wall socket.
But that's just my experience.

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered Commentercrashkeys


Just wonder cause on the cam sticker I can see a 2A demand so 1.5 seems not enough but you say that 1A will do it. Thanks for your answer anyway. Cheers.

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterLucian

Thanks for your reply, managed to reset it ok

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterRae

Can you control 2 totally seperate DDPAI M6 Plus cameras with the Android App so you get both front and rearview coverage??

August 15, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterWildman

viewed techmoan review of ddpai m6 and like the parkinmg mode however on various websites selling this camera it does not mention this feature any idea why? also can this camera be used as a regular satnav for route finding cheers les

August 17, 2016 | Unregistered Commenterles

I think you are mixing up the
with the
The plus is very important.
You can see the M6 (non plus) in this video.
I mentioned it was rubbish.

August 17, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Matt, I once came back to my car to find £1000 worth of damage and no sign of the culprit. so I am keen on Parkguard and Timelapse. I know that Parkguard is sound activated but how does the camera know when to go into time lapse mode?
Please keep up the reviews; they are more interesting than the rubbish on TV these days.

August 17, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarry Y

I'm not 100% sure how...but it's triggered by movement. So if the car remains stationery for 5 mins...the video recording moves into Timelapse mode. I think it's using the g-sensors rather than GPS.

August 17, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Before a couple of days I got my dashcam. I must to say that I got it super fast from the place where you recommended to buy from. The dashcam has arrived in the first day of the estimated time. So far I am very pleased, I want to thank you for your recommendation and for the review of this dashcam.
Also I have a question. When I watch the 11 seconds that i recorded by using the snapshot, in the last 3 second of the snapshot I hear a short loud noise which I think is related to the remote snapshot button when I press it. When this short loud noise appears, all the other sounds that the dashcam is recording are significantly attenuated for a second. I can live with it, but do you familiar with this issue, or it is just happening to me.


August 19, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterAdi Koper

Yes the noise should sound like a camera shutter. It's deliberate.

August 19, 2016 | Registered CommenterTechmoan


Just a quick post to thank you for your efforts with regard DashCams.

We have watched tons of your reviews and these have to be (IOO) the best we have seen and referred your reviews to many of our Members looking for them.

So, please do keep up with these; invaluable!

Best Regards

August 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterSarah

I have had the DDpai M6+ for a few days now it is a great cam.

I was just wondering if anyone has used dashcamviewer with the files from the DDpai, as I cant get it to work with it.

August 20, 2016 | Unregistered CommenterBarry

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