In this blogpost I want to sum up all  Xiaomi Yi Accessories. This article is constantly updated with new products, price comparisons & links to reviews.

This post is about original accessories from Xiaomi or 3rd party accessories especially designed for Xiaomi Yi camera. I wrote another article about “My favorite action camera mounts”, which can be used for the Xiaomi Yi and any other action camera.

 

Original Xiaomi Yi Accessories

Underwater Case (incl. original Xiaomi)

Xiaomi Yi Underwater Cases

Xiaomi Yi Underwater Cases

That’s probably the most requested item for the camera. In contrast to many other action cameras the underwater case is NOT included. Currently there is a lot of confusion as there are several versions available. I wrote a blogpost about the underwater case including reviews:

read more: Underwater Cases Review (incl. video)

Retailer / Prices (Xiaomi YI original case):

 

Remote Control

Xiaomi Yi Remote Control & Monopod Set

Xiaomi Yi Remote Control & Monopod Set

If you want to remote control your camera, but don’t want to get our your smartphone all the time, you can use this remote control from Xiaomi. It’s connected via bluetooth, firmware 1.1.0 or above is required. You can switch between photo and video mode and start recording / take a picture. As it was asked many times: It is not possible to turn on/off the camera.

read more: Remote & Monopod Review (incl. video)

Retailer / Price:

Remote Control

Remote Control & Monopod

 

YI Handheld Gimbal

YI Handheld Gimbal - Dimensions

YI Handheld Gimbal

YI introduced its YI Handheld gimbal which is compatible with YI 4K Action Camera as well as YI Action Camera. Electronic Image stabilization is not available on YI Action Camera (on YI 4K it is available). But anyway a gimbal solution will give better results. The bottom features a standard 1/4″ tripod thread, so you can attach it to the monopod to use it handheld. Or mount it on a suction cup mount or any other mounting gear.

 YI Handheld Gimbal Review

Price / Retailer

 

Floating Grip

Xiaomi Yi Floating Grip

Xiaomi Yi Floating Grip

I also got a lot of questions if the monopod is waterproof. Well it is not made for it, the remote is definitely not waterproof. For that cases Xiaomi introduced the floating grip, which can not extend as the monopod but as the name gives it away already, lets the cam float on the water in case you lose it. The most known 3rd party product for all action cameras is probably the yellow Bobber or similar.

Retailer / Price:

Original Yi Grip

3rd party products

 

 

Battery & Charger

Xiaomi Yi Charger & Battery

Xiaomi Yi Charger & Battery

As the action cameras usually run out of battery before their storage is full, an extra battery is highly recommended. Double chargers are also available to charge batteries while camera is in use.

Retailer / Price:

Original Xiaomi Yi Battery:

  • Banggood: 15.99 USD
  • Gearbest: 9.61 USD
  • Geekbuying: n/a
  • Aliexpress: (hard to tell apart from 3rd party)
  • Amazon US: n/a
  • Amazon DE: n/a

Original Charger:

  • Banggood: –
  • Gearbest: –
  • Geekbuying: –
  • Aliexpress: –
  • Amazon US: –
  • Amazon DE: –

Battery (3rd party):

Charger (3rd party):

 

Yi Camera Case

Original Yi Camera Carrying Case

Original Yi Camera Carrying Case

 

Be careful when looking for bags as most of them are fitted for GoPros and their accessories. There are spacial recesses for batteries and backpacks but these parts for the Yi camera have a different size!

read more: Xiaomi Yi Cases Review

Retailer / Price:

Original Yi Case

3rd party products

 

Hand Mount

Yi camera hand mount

Yi camera hand mount

 

I like the hand mount a lot as you place the camera on your wrist and still have your hands free. I use it while swimming or riding a motorcycle. The original Yi hand mount is made from neoprene, so you can use it in the water. The mount can turn 360°, if you buy a third party product, make sure it has the function as well as mounting is way easier. You can also turn the camera to film your face.

Retailer / Price:

Original Yi Hand Mount

  • Banggood: n/a
  • Gearbest: n/a
  • Geekbuying: n/a
  • Aliexpress: n/a
  • Amazon US: 10.95 USD (official YI store)
  • Amazon DE: coming soon!

3rd party products

 

Handlebar Mount

Original Yi camera handlebar mount

Original Yi camera handlebar mount

 

You’ve probably seen one of my comparison videos which I usually record on my bike. I also like aluminum accessories as they last longer than their plastic counterparts. I was surprised that the original YI handlebar mount has a 360° rotate-able head, the aluminum 3rd party products don’t have that feature, so that’s a big plus for the original YI accessory.

Retailer / Price:

Original Yi Handle Bar Mount

  • Banggood: n/a
  • Gearbest: n/a
  • Geekbuying: n/a
  • Aliexpress: n/a
  • Amazon US: 9.95 USD (official YI store)
  • Amazon DE: coming soon!

3rd party products

 

Chest Strap

Yi camera chest strap

Yi camera chest strap

 

The chest strap is a great tool to achieve great first person shots, it is not as shaky as the hand mount. The original Yi chest strap is made of neoprene and therefore suitable for watersports usage. There are many 3rd party products available, I personally like the straps from neopine.

Retailer / Price:

Original Yi Chest Strap

  • Banggood: 18.39 USD
  • Gearbest: 16.42 USD
  • Geekbuying: n/a
  • Aliexpress: n/a
  • Amazon US: 14.99 USD (official YI store)
  • Amazon DE: coming soon!

3rd party products

 

Head Strap

Yi camera head mount

Yi camera head mount

 

Also great for first person POV the head mount. Also for the head strap there are 3rd party accessories available. If you want to underline you are using a YI camera, the original mount gives you the opportunity as the straps are covered in YI logos.

Retailer / Price:

Original Yi Head Strap

  • Banggood: n/a
  • Gearbest: 12.67 USD
  • Geekbuying: n/a
  • Aliexpress: n/a
  • Amazon US: 9.99 USD (official YI store)
  • Amazon DE: coming soon!

3rd party products

 

Back Doors

Xiaomi Yi Back Doors

Xiaomi Yi Back Doors

Especially the door for USB, HDMI and microSD card is very likely to get lost at some point. Finally you can order them.

Retailer / Price

 

 

3rd Party Accessories

The following accessories are not from Xiaoyi company, but especially designed for the YI camera:

LCD Display & Battery Backpack

Xiaomi Yi LCD screen

Xiaomi Yi LCD screen

Many people are missing a LCD screen on the Xiaomi Yi, now there is a 3rd party product available. It is similar to the LCD backpack on the GoPro and there is also a battery backpack available.

read more: LCD & battery backpack review

Retailer / Price (set with LCD & battery backpack & underwater case)

 

Dome

Shoot Xiaomi Yi Dome

Shoot Xiaomi Yi Dome

Domes seem to be a very popular and often talked about accessory for the Yi Action Camera. They create a unique look when you want to shoot above and below the water line. The model shown can be found here:

Retailers / Price:

read more: Xiaomi Yi Domes – Overview

 

Silicon Soft Rubber Case

Xiaomi Yi Rubber Case

Xiaomi Yi Rubber Case

The rubber case gives you more protection for your camera. I prefer not to use the underwater case as it adds an additional layer over the lens. I ordered a black one also to have a dark cover for my white camera (e.g. on a stage).

read more: Rubber Case Review (incl. video)

Retailer / Price:

 

Aluminum Housing

Xiaomi Yi Aluminum Frame

Xiaomi Yi Aluminum Frame

A great product which I also ordered, not only because of protection but because of the sweet GoPro Mount adapter at the bottom. It uses the notch next to the thread for more stability. The adapter can also be used without the frame and has a shorter screw than several other adapters.

read more: review of the aluminium frame & case  (incl. video)

Retailer / Price

 

Xiaomi Yi Aluminum Case

Xiaomi Yi Aluminum Case

This aluminium housing is also pretty cool. It gives a bit more protection than the frame. It has the same GoPro mount adapter as the frame. Additionally there is a thread for an UV filter and you can attach a cap.

read more: review of the aluminium frame & case  (incl. video)

Retailer / Price

 

Xiaomi Yi Aluminum Case with Cold Shoe

Xiaomi Yi Aluminum Case with Cold Shoe

And a third option is available. Also more protection than the frame with an additional clod shoe for accessories such as LED light or optical viewfinder. What a pity that it doesn’t come with the GoPro mount adapter, but here the mount is built in. There is also a thread for a filter.

Retailer / Price

 

FPV – A/V out cable

Xiaomi Yi A/V-out USB Cable

Xiaomi Yi A/V-out USB Cable

In case you want to use your camera for FPV, here is a cable to transmit the video signal.

Retailer / Price

 

Filter

Xiaomi Yi with 37mm Filter Adapter & UF Filter

Xiaomi Yi with 37mm Filter Adapter & UF Filter

Be careful which filter adapter you are going to use as vignetting can easily occur. Take a look at my article on this topic:

read more about: filters and a review of the Lens Adapters (incl. video)

 

1/4″ to GoPro Adapter

You sure want to get an adapter to use all the available mounts (which can be used for SJcam or GoPro) with your Xiaomi Yi camera. 1/4″ to GoPro mount adapters are available for under 2 USD.

Xiaomi Yi to GoPro Mount Adapter

Xiaomi Yi to GoPro Mount Adapter

The one included with the frame can now be bought separately. This one gives more stability as it uses the notch next to the thread.

Retailer / Price

 

Gimbals

Zhiyun Z1-Evolution Gimbal with Xiaomi Yi Camera

Zhiyun Z1-Evolution Gimbal with Xiaomi Yi Camera

 

Finally there are Gimbals available for the Xiaomi Yi camera.

Here you can find an overview which gimbals are suitable for Yi camera: Xiaomi Yi Gimbals.

 

Replacement Lens

Xiaomi Yi Replacement Lens

Xiaomi Yi Replacement Lens

In case you break the glass of your lens and need a new one,  replacement lenses are available.

Retailer / Price

 

360° Video Cage

Xiaomi Yi 360° cage (aluminum model)

Xiaomi Yi 360° cage (aluminum model)

Using this case (and 6 Xiaomi Yi cameras) you can do 360° videos. So when you play them on YouTube e.g. you can move around and look behind. I’ll write a separate post about this kind of videos soon!

Retailer / Price

  • Banggood: –
  • Gearbest: 148.70 USD (aluminum model)
  • Geekbuying: –
  • Aliexpress: 75.78 USD (plastic model)

 

Charging

Blitzwolf USB Charger - 5 USB ports - 2A Output per Port

Blitzwolf USB Charger – 5 USB ports – 2A Output per Port

As the Xiaomi Yi as well as the battery charger come without wall socket adapter, you might want to get this device: the BlitzWolf USB Charger offers 5 USB ports with a 5 volt and 2 amps output for each port. It’s available for 19.99 USD at Banggood.

 find more information and a review here.

 

Basic Mounts

I would recommend this set, because these are the basic mounts you need for every action camera and it is available for 16.99 USD here: Banggood.

I recently got it from Banggood and was surprised as there were more mounts included than in the description of the website. Take a look at my photo:

Basic Mount Set

Basic Mount Set

 These are the basics for mounting the cam, read more about Xiaomi Yi mounting options here: “My favorite action camera mounts”.

 

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