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Old 11-19-2014, 11:15 PM
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Default Dashboard Cameras?

Anyone running a dashboard camera? You can get these pretty cheap these days:
http://www.amazon.com/dp/B00MIO2KRC/

Just wondering if this is a thing yet. From what I've heard, in Russia it's very common.
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Old 11-20-2014, 03:38 AM
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I have a friend running that one and he really likes it. I opted to go with the Mobius due to its smaller physical size. Even with the battery instead of the capacitor installed its been working well on my trip. FWIW.
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Old 11-20-2014, 07:44 AM
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I've been kind of watching these http://amzn.com/B00LIV1RGG

rear view mirror with front and rear cameras, and an android OS built in.
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I'm amazed these haven't already taken off within the club. (if they have, nobody seems to chat about it). Not only does it make sense for the legal end on the road, but if you can pop a chip out at the end of each trail ride, you would have pretty awesome video captures of all the runs. Everybody complains about gopro battery life, but if it's plugged in all the time, doesn't it negate that issue?
Seems like one of the cheapie gopros off clist, or even the new lowest level hero, would work pretty well for this.

http://www.autoblog.com/2013/05/11/d...h-cam-w-video/

There are some guys on the Porsche forum that use dashcams that have integrated GPS & G meters on them too. Bitchin. They will even turn on and start recording while parked if they sense vibration or movement around them. Couple guys caught trolls messing with their cars.

Oh, and dedicated forum to that junk: https://dashcamtalk.com/
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Ratings on this one are solid. Not too many products out there that have 5 stars in any category. I watched a video review of this and the guy mentioned a ~$100 price point, so it makes me wonder how much the price fluctuates. http://www.amazon.com/KDLINKS%C2%AE-...sin=B00N8BM0BU
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everyone in russia seems to have one...
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I changed my route to avoid I-25 NB in the afternoon, otherwise, I could use one every day out the front and the back. People seem to be in a hurry to get home, but never a hurry to get to work, and a slow stinky 40 in front of them must be fuel for stupid driving.
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Came across a dashcam that has a camera in the front window and one in the back, but records to just one file. It also has wifi built in, so it can double as a backup camera if you have a tablet or smartphone in your truck. They also have the capability of recording something like 4-5 days of footage, which means you could effectively use this as a trail camera for a moab run. PIMP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LrIPxpk-WM
It's not cheap per se, but since my wife just had an incident where the police did not note fault, this would have nearly paid for itself by saving our deductible. Since you are sort of getting an insurance product AND a trail cam, that's less than GoAm, it's not that bad.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...k_ql_qh_dp_hza


Maybe with a cheap wifi camera, you could pop one on the front bumper and use the same tablet to self spot.
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Originally Posted by OilHammer View Post
Came across a dashcam that has a camera in the front window and one in the back, but records to just one file. It also has wifi built in, so it can double as a backup camera if you have a tablet or smartphone in your truck. They also have the capability of recording something like 4-5 days of footage, which means you could effectively use this as a trail camera for a moab run. PIMP.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0LrIPxpk-WM
It's not cheap per se, but since my wife just had an incident where the police did not note fault, this would have nearly paid for itself by saving our deductible. Since you are sort of getting an insurance product AND a trail cam, that's less than GoAm, it's not that bad.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...k_ql_qh_dp_hza


Maybe with a cheap wifi camera, you could pop one on the front bumper and use the same tablet to self spot.
I have nearly pulled the trigger on a Blackvue a few times. I'm not yet to the point of my 60 build where I have to decide, but I'm really liking what I am seeing. Synced front and rear cameras, and simply recording to an SD Card. I'm not real interested in something that displays what it records, rather something to constantly record if I ever need to have a record of it--although it would do about the same as a GoPro on the dash too, if that's useful.

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