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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.

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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 Mobius 2 everything-cam is finally up to the job

It’s been a while since I finished a camera review. It’s not for a lack of trying, I’ve been testing cameras but most of them weren’t good enough to warrant spending the time needed to complete a review. 

The Mobius 2 was one of the cameras that initially didn’t impress. Upon its release last year the video quality was a noticeable step back compared to its popular predecessor. Six months later, it’s a different story. Finally the firmware has caught up with the camera and it’s now capable of producing some great results. Watch the video below to find out more. 


The manufacturer is in Hong Kong and sells the Mobius 2 worldwide directly through ebay. Click your country below to be taken to the Mobius 2 on their store.

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Also available from Amazon in the US

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Manual & Windows Software

RC Groups Mobius 2  Forums Thread

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Available here on pcloud

(Please do not stream these...they only play at full quality when downloaded and played locally)


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Reader Comments (28)

Hi Mat, brilliant review of this long awaited update to this loveable carcam. In all honesty, there doesnt seem to be any big differences - I thought the new one would perhaps have jumped to 4K by now. However, as I dont have a 4K tv anyway, not a huge issue. I loved the video and have always loved the simple Mobius design, I have two of the original Mobius and they are still going strong (just about). I'm wondering if this firmware will apply to the older model as well? Love the comedy sequences at the end by the way - very creative.


February 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDaz

I think the problem was they completely changed the camera's internals with the idea that h265 would be adopted quicker. It turns out that they were a bit early for this and the new chips they used weren't giving the results people expected. It's taken a while to get it all working properly. The firmware for the Mobius 2 is different to the Mobius 1. The Mobius 1 works fine though, I don't think it needs any tinkering.

February 10, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

The same producer, also released a Mobius Mini, which seems to be quite similar to the Mobius 2.
Can you do a quick comparison between the Mobius 2 and the Mobius Mini ?
I can't decide which to buy.

February 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAnton

Do get in touch if you're ever filming in Liverpool again. I'd like to buy you a pint.

February 10, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterAdam Smith

@anton. I have mobius 1 and mobius mini, decided not to get the M2
M2 -M1are quite different cameras. THe mini has only 30 mins battery, cannot be used as a dashcam (overheating).
MM is less flexible (you can't replace/exchange lens) and the list of features is different from the M2.
It depends on what is your intended use. MM is really tiny.

February 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMattER

Great review of the Mobius 2, I've had it for a few months (had Mobius 1 until it died) and after a few teething problems, I am generally happy with it.

Just wanted to mention that there is, in fact, a Mac version of the setup software, which works almost exactly the same as the Windows version. It can be found here:

Thanks and keep up the great reviews.

February 11, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterMichael

I'm guessing that the sensor itself is just 1920x1080, which would explain both the low photo resolution and the uselessness of the rotation mode.

February 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commenterfluffy

Hi Mat

Do you know if they're going to do anything to make this weather-resistant version, either via a case, or a V2 of the Nautilus with this new spec? I'm running an SJCAM M10+ on my cycle helmet and it's great but it is enormous; if I could switch to one of these for the helmet and move the M10 to rear-view, that would amazing.

February 12, 2017 | Unregistered Commentermule

I haven't heard anything...but then again I haven't been in touch with the manufacturer for this review. They never made an official waterproof case for the first Möbius cam, so I doubt you'll see anything for this one.

February 12, 2017 | Registered CommenterTechmoan

Hi Mat, how about doing an in depth video on the best res/setting for night vision, I have a A119 and a A119s cant make my mind up which is the clearest setting for night vision

February 13, 2017 | Unregistered CommenterDaublediamond

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