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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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New Dashcam Review - Yi 2.7K Ultra

Below you'll find a review of the Yi Ultra Dashcam. It has earned a place on my recommended cameras list and you'll find purchashing links below the video. For more information about the basics of dashcams follow the links in the menu bar at the top of the page. 

I bought my camera from AMAZON - Links below.

UK:  US:

It's also available on the Yi Store on AliExpress

Downloadable Sample Clips: Are stored here on PCloud (download and play locally - do not stream)

Recommended High Endurance Memory Cards UK:  US:

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Reader Comments (42)

Thank you for the quick reply, I also just saw where you had already mentioned it - sorry about that!. I think that would put me off. As there´s no dedicated wifi button, I would have to go through the menus every time I need to transfer. Will have to think on theis one.

November 24, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteral

Hello Matt,

Can I use the dashcam upside down? Does the LCD screen also turn?

November 27, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterRob

No & no.
It’s not suitable.

November 27, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi again, looks like I misunderstood your reply. I thought you meant wifi is always off without interaction but now I understand it actually stays however you left it. So I can leave mine on.
For some reason it seems you need a GPS signal to connect to the wifi. My phone has really poor GPS and does not connect so I have to use my "GPS phone"

November 28, 2017 | Unregistered Commenteral

Hi Mat

As you have owned a DDPAI M6+ - and now this Yi 2.7k, what would you say is better image wise?

I have the M6+ just now, but looking to upgrade in my own car and move the DDPAI into my work vehicle.

Keep up the great channel, my go to site before parting with the cash!

December 12, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

I haven’t compared the video, but I’m still happy with the M6+ video and this camera is too big for my car.

December 12, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Thanks for the reply, it seems there’s an extra £28 off - so £62 for this Yi 2.7k on Amazon, I’ll take a punt!

December 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterCharlie

Hi Matt.

First of all - thanks (as ever) for another excellent review.

I took the plunge and got this for my Dad for Christmas. It's a very smart little camera and ideal as his first dashcam. However, it doesn't seem to be able to rotate the screen when it's mounted on the dashboard (as opposed to the windscreen). I've tried reaching out to Yi but as of yet, no joy. Did you come across this issue whilst testing it out, and if so, did you work out how to resolve it. No worries if not!

Thanks again!!


January 8, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBen

It’s not something I’ve tried as dashcams are designed to be mounted to the windscreen not on top of the dashboard. I don’t think I’ve ever seen a dashboard mounted model - I'd expect the angle of view would be wrong..and amongst other issues it could be obscured by the wipers or point into the part of the screen the wipers don't clear.

January 8, 2018 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

I think that as I am used to dashboard mounting my GPS (well, Waze on the iPhone), I just kind-of expected it to be a common use case. On reflection, it makes complete sense not to mount it that way (for the reasons you give). Cheers for the response, much appreciated!

January 9, 2018 | Unregistered CommenterBen

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