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#1 Byr0n

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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:00 PM

Hi,

 

Just wondered how many people on here have a dash camera? They seem to be getting more popular nowadays due to insurance scams. I’m currently looking around for a mid-range one, not to cheap and not over the top, just something that will last and provides HD quality video.

 

I was thinking the G1W or G1WH, see here for review and video quality - http://dashcamtalk.com/g1w/

Like most gadgets there are a lot of fakes out there (eBay/Amazon) that do not have the real CPU/chips inside therefore performing less but that website links to genuine sellers.

Can anyone provide feedback for this particular camera or recommend another type?



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:19 PM

Here is a couple of the dash cam review threads :)

 

Kurt's - http://www.fordowner...mobius-dashcam/

 

James' - http://www.fordowner...dashcam-review/

 

They both seem pleased with theirs.



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Posted 25 February 2014 - 03:46 PM

Thanks for links, interesting reading



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 09:29 AM

Hi Byron,

 

Yeah I have one as the review shows, and I love it!

 

The only thing that irritates me at the moment, is that I have it secured to the area around the interior mirror, so the suction cup doesnt work, I have to use velcro which holds much better but still comes down, so I probably need a more heavy duty form, all in all though, a fantastic piece of kit, and I have to say I hate the idea of not having a screen on it. The Mobius looks good, but IMHO, a screen is essential (for myself anyway!) as then if I ever end up at the roadside with an officer, I can at least show them the events there and then, rather than dragging it out over however many hours or days.



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 11:04 AM

It's not really an issue with the Mobius but you do need and android phone with usb otg support, then you can plug it in and view or copy over videos to your phone - works perfectly, but saying that you do need an android phone/tablet with otg support, so its not as simple as having one with a screen



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Posted 26 February 2014 - 12:13 PM

Thanks for replies. I'm definitely going to get one with screen as I do not have laptop or android products to check the camera angle.

I'm going to go for the G1W, seems to have the best review for all round

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Posted 28 February 2014 - 04:13 PM

I'm finally 100% decided on the dash cam to get, im going for the G1W

 

Details here - http://www.techmoan....rth-buying.html

 

It also comes up as best all round camera here - http://dashcamtalk.com/

 

It was the lack of screen that took me away from the mobius, i know it has good reviews but i couldnt justfiy the extra spend when setting up seems harder, plus i do not have the facilities to alter settings

 

Going to purchase from here - http://www.ebay.co.u...984.m1423.l2649

 

This is the official camera, others on ebay are fakes



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:14 PM

I retract the above statement, I'm getting a Mobius :)

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 01:27 PM

i got an dash cam app on my i phone works amazingly well i have a phone charger and screen mount anyway so all good 



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 02:42 PM

i got an dash cam app on my i phone works amazingly well i have a phone charger and screen mount anyway so all good 


Which app?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:17 PM

Took me the longest of time to decide on what dashcam to get, over a year. I understand how hard it is. Have you actually ordered anything yet?

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 08:45 PM

Took me the longest of time to decide on what dashcam to get, over a year. I understand how hard it is. Have you actually ordered anything yet?
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Yes I ordered the Mobius earlier today, if I leave it longer I will keep pondering so just bit the bullet.

I've actually ordered the Mobius for my car as I do more miles then my wife. I do around 12k a year, she only does 4k.

I may still get the G1W for her car, but won't rush into that yet, I want to get used to the Mobius and see how good it actually is.

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:01 PM

I have a dashcam too.

 

Heres my old dash cam thread if you're bored and fancy a read: http://www.fordowner...s/?hl= dash cam

Paul

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:04 PM

Android, you have some good ones, such as autoguard, or autoboy...



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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:47 PM

Android, you have some good ones, such as autoguard, or autoboy...


I'm trying autoguard at the moment, not decided what I think yet.

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