The arrival of the Xiaomi Yi action camera took the action camera market by storm, and is still holding up well against competition from the GoPros and SJCAMs, among others. That being said, it does not ship with any accessories whatsoever, making it virtually impossible to use in its bare-bones avatar.
Thankfully though, a lot of accessories can now be bought separately for the Xiaomi Yi, and this article shall help you with the best ones available in the marketplace. Keep in mind though that the list is in no particular order. So lets get started!
Top 5 accessories for the Xiaomi Yi action camera
1. Original Xiaomi Yi 40m Waterproof Case
This is arguably the most essential accessory you would want for your Xiaomi Yi action camera. The waterproof case not only makes the action camera usable under water, but also allows you to attach a myriad of mounts to it. Coming to the case itself, it is made up of strong polycarbonate material, with a dual mirror surface for high transmittance. It is IP68 rated, which means you can use the action camera (when placed inside the case of course) upto a depth of 40m.
As of the publishing date of this article, the case is available in limited numbers at a discounted rate of $17 shipped.
2. AT463 Suction Cup Bracket Mount
If you want to use the Xiaomi Yi as a car dashcam or fix it to say, your motorcycle, or for that matter, any place where you need a really sturdy and strong mount, then the AT463 suction cup bracket mount is your best bet. It comes with a 67mm diameter suction cup and a tripod mount adapter as well.
The AT463 suction cup bracket mount can be yours for under $3 shipped.
3. AT435 Accessory Package
If you need a wide array of mounting accessories for your Xiaomi Yi action camera at a good bargain, then this package would be your best bet. I do not think you would need much else apart from what you get in the set.
Here is what all you get in the box:
As you can see from the list above, you can use these accessories to record all those precious action-packed moments while kayaking, fishing, diving, rock climbing, motorcycling, bicycling, snowboarding, skating, surfing or any other activities you can think of. Heck, you can even use them to attach the action camera to your RC airplanes, cars or drones.
The whole accessory set can be yours for a cool $17 shipped.
4. Original Xiaomi Yi Bluetooth V4.1 Remote Controller
Controlling your Xiaomi Yi can be a bit tedious if it is mounted to say, your motorcycle helmet, or to a selfie camera monopod stick. This is where the Bluetooth remote controller comes handy. To operate it, the remote controller needs to be paired with your smartphone via Bluetooth, which in turn needs to be synced with the Xiaomi Yi action camera through WiFi. The operating range is 10m, which should be sufficient in most cases.
For a limited time period, the Xiaomi Yi Bluetooth V4.1 Remote Controller can be yours at a discounted price.
5. CP-GP279 Dog Mount Harness
Ever wanted to have a look at your dog’s day-to-day shenanigans from his/her eye view? Well, the CP-GP279 dog mount harness is your perfect answer. It comes with a nylon elastic strap that fits all dogs except giant ones. Moreover, a silicone back pad for the dog’s comfort is provided as well.
As far as mounting goes, a quick-release adapter base mount, a long screw and a 1/4 adapter is provided for the same.
The CP-GP279 Dog Mount harness can be yours for $11 shipped.
Top 5 accessories for the Xiaomi Yi action camera: Conclusion
I can confidently tell you that the curated list of accessories for the Xiaomi Yi I have put up in this article should be all you would likely need. That being said, there is a few other stuff like lens covers available too, but in all earnest, you wouldn’t need them. If you still come across other useful accessories though, do not hesitate to post about them in your comments below.
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