Xiaomi Yi Protective Lens Cover

When bashing around with your miniquad, your camera can get pretty beat up. A common thing that pilots use is a protective lens cover. Since the Xiaomi Yi is sized slightly differently than the GoPro, standard GoPro lens protectors won’t work. About two weeks ago I ordered one made for the Yi to try out.

I got mine on eBay here. It looks like several other vendors are selling the same lens protector now — for cheaper prices (as low as $6 a piece).

The lens protector is a simple press friction fit piece of plastic. I don’t have a way to test the professionally test the optics, but I can’t see any distortions with my eye and I can’t tell any difference in the video with the lens protector on.

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