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Old 05-04-2017, 02:21 PM
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i'd like to get a dash cam. it should turn on and record automatically, have night vision, record on a loop, do time/date stamping

suggestions? i'll google it, but looking for actual AO experience suggestions too.

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cheap as possible while providing adequate evidence/documentation for accidents/driver craziness if necessary
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I use two of these in my car, one in the front and one in the back:

http://www.spytecinc.com/mobius-1080...on-camera.html

The software is pretty easy to use, but it's super basic (which is what I wanted). I replaced the battery inside with a capacitor so that it doesn't explode in the sunlight from overheating, and it's set to start recording whenever it receives power (i.e. when the car starts) and stops when I turn off the car. A 16GB microSD card holds a few hours of footage, which is more than I need (I only want it to record stuff for review in case of an accident).

You can connect it using an add-a-fuse from any auto parts store and a USB adapter like this one:

https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B0...?ie=UTF8&psc=1

I didn't even bother getting a mount, I just rubber banded it to the underside of my rear view mirror, you can't even tell it's there.
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Old 05-05-2017, 01:16 PM
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ouch, that's a little pricey. i think i've seen similar, with capacitor, for ~$50
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Saw this on Amazon today, if you're still looking for a (seemingly) turn-key solution:

https://www.amazon.com/Goluk-T2-G-se.../dp/B01KX35KB2
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Why do you need a dash cam?
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Very useful when you are involved in an accident that you think is not your fault, the video footage can be used to support your case.
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Also, getting cool footage of burning boats going down the road and being proud to post a viral video on Utub.
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This is why. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HFoes7rsZBA
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