Mobius C2 HD Dashcam £46.74 delivered @ Banggood.com
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Mobius C2 HD Dashcam £46.74 delivered @ Banggood.com

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Found 7th Oct 2015
This is a dashcam for people who like to fiddle about with things. It's very small indeed, only slightly bigger than a packet of Tictacs. There are many fake Mobius cams being sold on ebay so you're best to stick with a reliable vendor such as Banggood.

For anyone looking to buy a dashcam I recommend watching Techmoan's excellent reviews on Youtube youtube.com/pla…328 - especially the "Beginners Guide to Dashcams".

After a lot of research I decided:

1. It is preferable to have a very small camera that will not be too noticeable from outside. If you have to keep removing it when you leave the car you'll not use it.

2. Park mode is probably not as useful as you would think and can drain your car battery.

3. Dashcam batteries may not last long due to the constant charging & recharging and exposure to excess heat in the car. A dashcam with a super capacitor instead of a battery is a much better idea.

4. Wifi on a dashcam is a useless gimmick.

5. GPS on a dashcam is a double-edged sword - it's maybe a nice feature to have but if your footage shows your insurance company you were doing 32mph in a 30mph zone it'll all be your fault in their eyes.

There is a handy Windows setup utility

rcgroups.com/for…t=6 to adjust the settings.

You can also use their Android app

play.google.com/sto…sac to do the same, all you need is a 99p OTG cable and you can set it up with your phone or tablet.

The Dashcamtalk forum

dashcamtalk.com/for…32/ is an excellent source of help & support.

You will need a few other bits & pieces to use it as a dashcam:

Windscreen mount 99p

ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

Hardwire Car Charger Power Cable Kit £2.59

ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

Add A Circuit adapter 99p (if you want to hard wire it)

ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

Cable clamps 99p

ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT

Super capacitor to replace battery (optional but desirable) £6.62 on the banggood website but £3.97 using their app.

eu.banggood.com/Who…tml

And finally, here is a guide to hard wiring your new dashcam dashcamtalk.com/for…12/ - it's not as scary as you might think.

Windows Program - mytempfiles.info/mob…zip

Manual - mytempfiles.info/mob…pdf

- ChrisUK

129 Comments

good price for a good device so don't know why people r voting cold ?????

Banned

Yep, bought one, fiddled about with it, took my car to bits to find best way of fitting it, bought some cables and adapters from China, got it to work. But still looked like a carbuncle in my car, so then tossed it into a cupboard.
Great idea, but being a pedant, I hate anything that looks non-standard fit in my car.
Does take some good images though. Going cheap, if anyone interested!!

Can't understand why the cold votes.
Thanks for your efforts to educate the proletariat! X)
I for one appreciate your post, I'm also a follower of Mat's

bruceboy

Yep, bought one, fiddled about with it, took my car to bits to find best … Yep, bought one, fiddled about with it, took my car to bits to find best way of fitting it, bought some cables and adapters from China, got it to work. But still looked like a carbuncle in my car, so then tossed it into a cupboard.Great idea, but being a pedant, I hate anything that looks non-standard fit in my car.Does take some good images though. Going cheap, if anyone interested!!



pm me price delivered please, thanks.

These are good, I got one a month ago from Banggood. Reasonably discreet, and good quality. There was a discount code "NewUK" I think it was which gave 8% off, not sure if this still works.

Got one from 'eletoponline365', an eBay seller (sold over 22000 of these), about three years ago.
One of the best dash cams around, been on two cars and never gone wrong.

I was given to understand, before I bought it, that there were a few factories knocking these out in China and that this eBay seller was recommended as having the best and giving full support plus downloads.

Only had one dealing with Banggood and will not go there again.

pstuart

Got one from 'eletoponline365', an eBay seller (sold over 22000 of … Got one from 'eletoponline365', an eBay seller (sold over 22000 of these), about three years ago.One of the best dash cams around, been on two cars and never gone wrong.I was given to understand, before I bought it, that there were a few factories knocking these out in China and that this eBay seller was recommended as having the best and giving full support plus downloads.Only had one dealing with Banggood and will not go there again.


eletoponline365 is actually also the maker of this camera as far as I know.
I have two of these cameras in the family cars and they are brilliant, if positioned with some thought they are invisible from the outside.
I actually bought my two Möbius cameras from Banggood and chose the uk warehouse so had them delivered within 4 days.

sup_aa

good price for a good device so don't know why people r voting cold ?????


I totally agree these are great cameras and I paid more for mine from Banggood last year.

excellent little camera use as a helmet cam,better than some of these big look what I've got cams

Original Poster

Maybe some of the many cold-voters could enlighten us as to their thinking?
Here are a couple of pictures from inside my car

https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1107587/2015-10-18%2013.47.18.jpg
https://dl.dropboxusercontent.com/u/1107587/2015-10-18%2013.48.42.jpg
Edited by: "dwl99" 18th Oct 2015

Think you can get a percentage off if you place your first order via the Banggood app

Hot for the price and the effort to put this together. I have the old wide version and it's a very decent camera for the size and price.

Awesome device, bought two more than a year ago. Use them as dash cams in my car, one in front, one in back. Excellent video quality. Very discrete. Can be modded in various ways, i have super capacitors installed instead of batteries and the rear dash cam is hidden after i detached the lens from the body and installed a longer lens to body cable. 10/10 would recommend.

My recommended dash cam, cheap, A* image, small, many options/settings, can be connected to android phone to alter settings when in situ, very easy to hide away out of sight.

ALSO ...........

Its pretty easy to run the 12v cable around the interior trim of the car which I did with both front and rear cameras. Ford 12v sockets are always on so can be left running when parked.

Banned

Mines stays in car draw too. It's a gw1 and its big, don't buy big,

Banned

sofiasar

Mines stays in car draw too. It's a gw1 and its big, don't buy big,


Any chance of this in English?

Good tip for mounting these in your car, don't buy the car mount, get the helmet mount instead. Cut off the strap and hack saw the hooks that the strap is attached to, this mount gets the camera not only closer to the windscreen to reduce glare, it's also not as bulky. Got 2 of these in the wife's car and 1 in mine, brilliant little cameras.
There are however copies of these knocking about and said above eletoponline365 is actually the manufacturer of these units.

sofiasar

Mines stays in car draw too. It's a gw1 and its big, don't buy big,


You are correct the g1w is a big dash camera but the Möbius is tiny in comparison.
I have 2 Möbius permantly mounted and virtually invisible in my family cars but I also own a g1w that I use in my taxi because I llike to have the screen on display whilst I'm working so passengers think they could also be getting recorded.
The Möbius takes very good night footage but the g1w takes fantastic unbeleivable night recording.
Anyone who's interested in buying a dashcam should look on YouTube at 'techmoans' reviews of many dashcams including the two mentioned here.

rporteo

Good tip for mounting these in your car, don't buy the car mount, get the … Good tip for mounting these in your car, don't buy the car mount, get the helmet mount instead. Cut off the strap and hack saw the hooks that the strap is attached to, this mount gets the camera not only closer to the windscreen to reduce glare, it's also not as bulky. Got 2 of these in the wife's car and 1 in mine, brilliant little cameras. There are however copies of these knocking about and said above eletoponline365 is actually the manufacturer of these units.



Thanks for the tip. Have you got a link to a specific helmet mount for your retro fit?

Original Poster

blobbyrob

Thanks for the tip. Have you got a link to a specific helmet mount for … Thanks for the tip. Have you got a link to a specific helmet mount for your retro fit?


The bracket I mentioned above ebay.co.uk/itm…AIT is very small & unobtrusive and positions the lens very close to the windscreen.

dwl99

The bracket I mentioned above … The bracket I mentioned above http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/131376931661?_trksid=p2057872.m2749.l2649&ssPageName=STRK%3AMEBIDX%3AIT is very small & unobtrusive and positions the lens very close to the windscreen.


Here's the helmet mount in situ
http://i946.photobucket.com/albums/ad310/robporteous_2009/48C54920-66D3-41B4-9D28-6A4DFAC0728B_zpsozekmuqo.jpg

Original Poster

Neat!

looks good, where can I get the helmet mount from? I have terrible glare in sunshine on my front dash cam using the bracket dwl99 has posted.

I did consider getting these before but why oh why does it have to look like a cheap alarm fob from a late 80's XR3i
Don't get me wrong it means the average turd thinks it's not worth stealing. It just means it looks like it's not worth owning. Though if I bought one they'd think it was my garage door opener and trash the car anyway.

Original Poster

Oneday77

I did consider getting these before but why oh why does it have to look … I did consider getting these before but why oh why does it have to look like a cheap alarm fob from a late 80's XR3iDon't get me wrong it means the average turd thinks it's not worth stealing. It just means it looks like it's not worth owning. Though if I bought one they'd think it was my garage door opener and trash the car anyway.


It's actually much nicer looking in the flesh. It feels solid, is well put together & has a nice rubberised finish. I agree that the photo makes it look as if it's fallen out of a Christmas cracker though.

Sid87

looks good, where can I get the helmet mount from? I have terrible glare … looks good, where can I get the helmet mount from? I have terrible glare in sunshine on my front dash cam using the bracket dwl99 has posted.


Just search eBay for mobius helmet mount, there is a screw part that screws into the thread on the mobius holder, remove the thread from the holder and the screw from the mount and glue or as I did araldite them together, before you do though check it where you want to put the camera and you can taylor it perfectly to your car. If you look at the photo I posted you'll see the sections I glued.

rporteo

Just search eBay for mobius helmet mount, there is a screw part that … Just search eBay for mobius helmet mount, there is a screw part that screws into the thread on the mobius holder, remove the thread from the holder and the screw from the mount and glue or as I did araldite them together, before you do though check it where you want to put the camera and you can taylor it perfectly to your car. If you look at the photo I posted you'll see the sections I glued.



​thanks I'll do that, if I need any help I'll be in touch

Excuse my ignorance but people have mentioned batteries and I am slightly confused.

Can you power these from the cigarette lighter like a satnav, I have a company car and don't think they'd take kindly to me botching a hardwire solution?

neilc

Can you power these from the cigarette lighter like a satnav...



Yes. I use the optional 3 metre power cable & a good quality accessory socket USB adapter.

Original Poster

Yes you can, just get a 5v cigarette lighter socket adapter, the unit comes with a mini USB cable.

rporteo

Just search eBay for mobius helmet mount, there is a screw part that … Just search eBay for mobius helmet mount, there is a screw part that screws into the thread on the mobius holder, remove the thread from the holder and the screw from the mount and glue or as I did araldite them together, before you do though check it where you want to put the camera and you can taylor it perfectly to your car. If you look at the photo I posted you'll see the sections I glued.



Another mounting tip for this excellent little camera, I bought a magnetic phone holder

ebay.co.uk/ulk…803

I stuck the larger magnet to the underside of my rear view mirror, and the smaller magnet to the holder, and it allows quick release of the camera if needed from the car, but also quick to put back.

chrisbenwalker

Another mounting tip for this excellent little camera, I bought a … Another mounting tip for this excellent little camera, I bought a magnetic phone holder http://www.ebay.co.uk/ulk/itm/171726495803I stuck the larger magnet to the underside of my rear view mirror, and the smaller magnet to the holder, and it allows quick release of the camera if needed from the car, but also quick to put back.


But then does the charging wire not dangle in the way?

rporteo

But then does the charging wire not dangle in the way?



No, I bought a 3 metre right angled cable and ran it round my windscreen and down the side of the rear view mirror. Totally invisible around the windscreen and can't see it from outside the car.

chrisbenwalker

No, I bought a 3 metre right angled cable and ran it round my windscreen … No, I bought a 3 metre right angled cable and ran it round my windscreen and down the side of the rear view mirror. Totally invisible around the windscreen and can't see it from outside the car.


So you can't see it from inside the car? I'd have thought you would see the camera and cable if it's attached to the underside of your rear view mirror?

rporteo

So you can't see it from inside the car? I'd have thought you would see … So you can't see it from inside the car? I'd have thought you would see the camera and cable if it's attached to the underside of your rear view mirror?



I didn't say you couldn't see if from inside the car. I said couldn't see it from outside. The windscreen has a black surround around the rear view mirror, and with glare etc it's just not visible.
Inside the car, yes you can see it, but only when look for it, it sits in front of the mirror itself. Very discreet, but I guess it depends on the car/mirror design.
The cable is totally invisible as it is tucked away round the windscreen lining, and then down under the carpet.
Edited by: "chrisbenwalker" 14th Oct 2015

Hey chrisbenwalker, any chance of a picture or photo of your set up please. I was planning of using magnets and sugru for this mount.... but yours sounds interesting.
Thanks

toughCookie

I was planning of using magnets and sugru for this mount....



Mobius is hard to beat when it comes to discreet / stealthy mountin options. For mounting solutions see...

dashcamtalk.com/for…54/

Hot also check out the wedge cam!

Received mine today - they have saved their money on the packaging - no box or instructions, just a plastic bag with a bit of packing inside. Anyone know where the online instructions are please?
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