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[Amazon.ca] AUKEY DR03 1080p Dual Dash Cams $99.99 after coupon

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Have been eying on this one since last reviews couple of weeks back. Just want you guys to know it's back.
From last reviews on RFD, looks like a good deal for $100.
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I've been waiting for a different cam to come one sale, but it seems that's not going to happen

$100 for a dual seems decent
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raskal wrote: I've been waiting for a different cam to come one sale, but it seems that's not going to happen

$100 for a dual seems decent
The A129?
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redfd123 wrote: The A129?
No, but that'd be a good choice too.
I've bought 4 Blueskysea B1W's
I like them because they do audible alerts if the SD card fails. Are fairly stealth
Their negatives are bad audio recording and seem to forget their date often
Other than that, they've been great.
I bought them for $60 on lightning sales but haven't been on sale for a year now
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raskal wrote: No, but that'd be a good choice too.
I've bought 4 Blueskysea B1W's
I like them because they do audible alerts if the SD card fails. Are fairly stealth
Their negatives are bad audio recording and seem to forget their date often
Other than that, they've been great.
I bought them for $60 on lightning sales but haven't been on sale for a year now
I’ve been wanting to buy one of the cameras that goes flush on the window and has a tilt which makes it hard to see from outside. Any recommendations?

Also, do you usually need any extra accessories to go with the camera (besides SD card)?
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Sejad wrote: I’ve been wanting to buy one of the cameras that goes flush on the window and has a tilt which makes it hard to see from outside. Any recommendations?
I'd see what best fits your requirements out of what's recommended at dashcamtalk. I'd pick capacitor and WiFi over discreetness tho.
Sejad wrote: Also, do you usually need any extra accessories to go with the camera (besides SD card)?
Hardwire kit (and appropriate add-a-fuse) is a must for the parking mode recording and to avoid dangling wires, some dashcams have optional CPL filter accessory as well. You may be able to find a bundle which would include both.
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stangri wrote: I'd see what best fits your requirements out of what's recommended at dashcamtalk. I'd pick capacitor and WiFi over discreetness tho.


Hardwire kit (and appropriate add-a-fuse) is a must for the parking mode recording and to avoid dangling wires, some dashcams have optional CPL filter accessory as well. You may be able to find a bundle which would include both.
I’m skeptical with doing a hardwire mod as I have a Hybrid engine. I’m afraid it would drain my hybrid battery which needs to have a reserved charge for the car to start.
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I'd be all over this if it had WiFi. Seems like a great deal.
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I have become more of a fan of the flush mount now that I've had the DR02 for a while. It's an improvement not to have the dashcam hanging in the middle of your windshield, it's more discreet, and it avoid the issue that hanging suction mounts have resonant frequencies where the camera vibrates as your engine rpms go up and down or your car goes over rough surfaces. However it does make it more difficult to access the camera UI because the screen is small and the camera is mounted out of the way. It's fine for routine operation where you normally don't have to do anything with the camera, but it would be easy to miss a warning about the microSD card not working.

The Aukey cameras come with long cords and mounting clips, so I didn't have any trouble routing the cable around the headliner, pillar, and floor mat out of sight. And my car has an always-on lighter plug, so I just keep in plugged in if I want to use it while parked, or unplug it if not. I have left it plugged in for up to 2 days in motion detect mode with frequent activations, and there was no noticeable effect on the car battery. I leave mine in Motion Detect mode all the time so that I don't have to fiddle with the UI on the camera. It activates recording as soon as the car moves, and keeps on recording for at least 3 minutes after activation, so its starts recording as soon as the car moves and keeps on recording during the trip, then stops when I park. If I leave it plugged in, it acts as an automatic Parking Mode. I just unplug it when I'm parked at home.
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Using the A129v2 in my vehicle and it goes down as one of my best buys ever. Looking now for the wife’s van. Looks like the second head is powered by the main base? Are there other manufacturer options that come as wireless connect where the secondary head gets it’s power separately? Don’t want to side topic, but this doesn’t look like it would work for any minivan or long vehicle?
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Bought Aukey DR02 last month. not installed yet. just wonder what's the difference compared DR02 and DR03. Thanks.
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xumei wrote: Bought Aukey DR02 last month. not installed yet. just wonder what's the difference compared DR02 and DR03. Thanks.
Form factor, DR02 rear is 152 deg and DR03 is 160 deg. Not sure if there is anything else.
DR2 is $5 less than DR3 now.
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Sejad wrote: I’m skeptical with doing a hardwire mod as I have a Hybrid engine. I’m afraid it would drain my hybrid battery which needs to have a reserved charge for the car to start.
Depends on the model, hardwire method, etc. I have a plug-in hybrid and I have hardwired Thinkware FA200 with no negative effects so far.

PS. Hardwire doesn't necessarily mean the always-on parking mode recording. You can hardwire so that the dashcam is only powered when the engine (or at least accessory mode) is on.
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stangri wrote: Depends on the model, hardwire method, etc. I have a plug-in hybrid and I have hardwired Thinkware FA200 with no negative effects so far.

PS. Hardwire doesn't necessarily mean the always-on parking mode recording. You can hardwire so that the dashcam is only powered when the engine (or at least accessory mode) is on.
I have a Corolla 2020 hybrid, it’s not a plug-in hybrid.
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Sejad wrote: I’ve been wanting to buy one of the cameras that goes flush on the window and has a tilt which makes it hard to see from outside. Any recommendations?

Also, do you usually need any extra accessories to go with the camera (besides SD card)?
I ordered a 70mai pro (Xiaomi) from aliexpress, design and performance looks good for under $100. Viofo A119 V3 is highly recommended but costs a good chunk more.
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Angultra wrote: I ordered a 70mai pro (Xiaomi) from aliexpress, design and performance looks good for under $100. Viofo A119 V3 is highly recommended but costs a good chunk more.
Definitely like the look/sound of Viofo A119 V3, but I’m still not sure if I should install it in my Corolla Hybrid 2020 ad I’m afraid it would drain my hybrid battery possibly. I asked people over on Toyota Nation forums for advise with the hybrid and dashcams.
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Would the rear camaera work as a backup camera?
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robster77 wrote: Would the rear camaera work as a backup camera?
It's not ideal. The dashcam is aimed to show you the road starting about 10' behind you. A backup cam is aimed to show what's immediately behind you that you might be about to run into, and the good ones show you the vehicle's path superimposed on the picture so that you can aim precisely.
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superduder wrote: keep in mind if you've got a huge sensor pad that sticks in the top middle of the windshield like mine, you may want to get a low-profile dashcam..........but it's not on sale

https://www.amazon.ca/dp/B075VRXRD6/ref ... s9dHJ1ZQ==
DR02 has similar discrete design. It comes to $95 with $15 coupon. I've been debating between the two. DR03 has rear angle of 160 where DR02 has 152

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