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[Amazon Canada] AUKEY Dual Dash Cam, 1080P HD Front and Rear Camera, 6-Lane 170° Wide-Angle Lens

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[Amazon Canada] AUKEY Dual Dash Cam, 1080P HD Front and Rear Camera, 6-Lane 170° Wide-Angle Lens

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You beat me to it, OP.

My dual setup is great. I added the $20 (US) GPS antenna (not available in Canada, and Amazon.com won't ship it here, but there are a few on eBay.ca and .com). Info: https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Antenna-Da ... B072BPP411

I'd say this Aukey is the best dual system hands down at even $180. If I was just getting one for forward facing, I'd opt for the 4K, which is somewhat sharper, though the 1080p units are no slouch.

Note that these coupons have ended Sunday night in the past.

These are capacitor units, so there is no true parking mode. If you supply always-on power to it, you can manually set up motion detection or time interval each time you want to use it, but it is not instant-on. I'm never going to bother with that; I just leave it running in parking lots as my car's accessory socket is always on. I forgot to unplug it one night, and it drained my battery over a couple of days.

Temperature operating range is much wider than most battery units.

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FatWallet wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 12:04 am
You beat me to it, OP.

My dual setup is great. I added the $20 (US) GPS antenna (not available in Canada, and Amazon.com won't ship it here, but there are a few on eBay.ca and .com). Info: https://www.amazon.com/AUKEY-Antenna-Da ... B072BPP411

I'd say this Aukey is the best dual system hands down at even $180. If I was just getting one for forward facing, I'd opt for the 4K, which is somewhat sharper, though the 1080p units are no slouch.

Note that these coupons have ended Sunday night in the past.

These are capacitor units, so there is no true parking mode. If you supply always-on power to it, you can manually set up motion detection or time interval each time you want to use it, but it is not instant-on. I'm never going to bother with that; I just leave it running in parking lots as my car's accessory socket is always on. I forgot to unplug it one night, and it drained my battery over a couple of days.

Temperature operating range is much wider than most battery units.
I keep a rotation of 10000mah powerbanks to plug it in. Lasts for about 8 hours of 2CH recording for one powerbank. I'm scared of draining my car battery lol.
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FatWallet wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 12:04 am
These are capacitor units, so there is no true parking mode. If you supply always-on power to it, you can manually set up motion detection or time interval each time you want to use it, but it is not instant-on.
I just leave mine permanently set to motion-detection mode, because that causes it to auto-start recording as soon as the car starts to move, and keep on recording until the car is parked for a few minutes with no motion in front of the camera.
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Thank you so much. Have been waiting for this.
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is this any beter than Yi?
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I noticed the night vision on this camera is not that good, during play back. If you pause frames and such , plates are blurry very hard to get accurate reading of vehicles. As well, the night time driving major reflections. Day time, is perfect.

Think I will have just end up, getting one from Black Box my car and get a Korean one.
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blitz23 wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 2:22 am
hows this 4k?
its 'fake' 4k, most 4k dashcams are fake rez , u want real 4k its gonna cost over 200+ at least, i was reading googling, something bout the camera not having an 8MP lense or something 8mp = real 4k , fake ones got 4mp

also aukey cams are NOT wifi and no app right? unlike the nice app of the yi dashcam, its PITA to take out microSD card from cam, it always bounces/springs out and u can easily lose it in the dark car floor
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My car's power outlet is always on. I just installed this and the camera continues to record even when parked and my car is not on. Does anyone know how to turn the unit off or my power outlet off automatically when my car turns off? I don't want to have a dead battery is I don't use the car for a couple of days especially in the winter!
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benzylique wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 7:04 am
My car's power outlet is always on. I just installed this and the camera continues to record even when parked and my car is not on. Does anyone know how to turn the unit off or my power outlet off automatically when my car turns off? I don't want to have a dead battery is I don't use the car for a couple of days especially in the winter!
LOL try mentioning your car model first?


the EASIEST way is to buy a hardwire kit (~20 no tax on prime) and then attach it to a circuit like power windows if you have an American car. For German cars it's very model specific but same level of difficulty.
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tawpkek wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 8:12 am
LOL try mentioning your car model first?


the EASIEST way is to buy a hardwire kit (~20 no tax on prime) and then attach it to a circuit like power windows if you have an American car. For German cars it's very model specific but same level of difficulty.
Sorry it's a Nissan Altima 2011. I'll look into it... Any equipment that's needed other than the kit?
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tawpkek wrote:
Jun 20th, 2018 8:12 am
LOL try mentioning your car model first?


the EASIEST way is to buy a hardwire kit (~20 no tax on prime) and then attach it to a circuit like power windows if you have an American car. For German cars it's very model specific but same level of difficulty.
An even easier way is to use this OBD2 adapter - https://www.amazon.ca/gp/aw/d/B074YZ1GKL.

It can be set to either stay powered indefinitely or to automatically turn off five minutes after the car shuts down.

This one gives you the most flexibility with a USB jack at the end, but the same listing also has mini and micro versions.

I have one and it works wonderfully.

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