Camera & Bike Light £39.99 @ Aldi
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Camera & Bike Light £39.99 @ Aldi

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Found 27th Sep 2017Edited by:"ArthurDent1"
Looks like a copy of the Cycliq Fly6 rear light/camera which sells for over £100.
Available in store from Thur 28th or order online (free delivery) now.
Comes with a 3 year warranty (and online ordering means I'm less likely to lose the receipt!).
Not sure how good it is but for the price I'll give it a try and return to store if it's poor.

EDIT: Now sold out online. Some stores may still have stock.
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hooray.henry2 m ago

will be good to use against the cyclist jumping red lights,going down one …will be good to use against the cyclist jumping red lights,going down one ways the wrong way and barging pedestrians on the pavements...


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No mention of weatherproofing .
If this connects to the frame of the bike it will be useless as the video will be like being underwater. Will need to be connected to the body to dampen vibrations.
I’d be more concerned how durable it’d be in a crash, as surely that’s when you need the footage
Edited by: "superjack" 27th Sep 2017
rhinopaul39 m ago

No mention of weatherproofing .


Well, you get 3 a full years to test it out.
CCTV generation
Edited by: "le_jaeger" 27th Sep 2017
Have the fly6 and get 7 hours. If this is anywhere near as good it’s a great deal. Good footage and 6 hour battery life I will like to see
Most cyclist crashes happen from the front or side, not the rear. Helmet mounts are much better for recording 'action'.
will be good to use against the cyclist jumping red lights,going down one ways the wrong way and barging pedestrians on the pavements...
Edited by: "hooray.henry" 27th Sep 2017
hooray.henry2 m ago

will be good to use against the cyclist jumping red lights,going down one …will be good to use against the cyclist jumping red lights,going down one ways the wrong way and barging pedestrians on the pavements...


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Manual available here quesh.co.uk/dat…pdf
Couple of points I spotted:
Please Note: When the camera’s power reaches below 5% the camera function is disabled in favour of the rear light. The light will last approximately 1.5 hours at this point.
Please Note: The supplied 8GB micro SD card will record approximately 2 hours.
No word on if it supports loop recording when the sd card is full?
Milkfloat6 m ago

No word on if it supports loop recording when the sd card is full?


Doesn't look like it, mines been dispatched too. See if I get along with it and an 32gb card otherwise it will go back and order a fly6 when they are cheap again.
Baz87551 h, 49 m ago

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Unfortunately outside Londnon Waterloo, Trolls and anyone else, stand a chance of being pole axed by a very small minority of cyclists (let's call them a*holes) going through on a red. fyi I am cyclist myself.
I have watched several youtube reviews of this and the basic problem with it that it seems unable to record a non-blurry licence plate.
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tawse578 h, 18 m ago

I have watched several youtube reviews of this and the basic problem with …I have watched several youtube reviews of this and the basic problem with it that it seems unable to record a non-blurry licence plate.


I can't find any online reviews - can you supply a link to some?
ArthurDent13 h, 0 m ago

I can't find any online reviews - can you supply a link to some?




Will do later on this evening.
superjack15 h, 6 m ago

I’d be more concerned how durable it’d be in a crash, as surely that’s when …I’d be more concerned how durable it’d be in a crash, as surely that’s when you need the footage


The quality of your micro sd card would be much more important in this scenario. As it doesn't have in built storage, I would assume all data goes direct to the card. So a good shock proof and waterproof one is a must.
tawse5751 m ago

Will do later on this evening.




If you look at any of the YouTube reviews for it in the comments there are numerous people who say that you cannot read licence plates from the video that it records. Which seems ruddy pointless here in the UK where plod look for an excuse not to investigate road rage against cyclists. You know they will use it as an excuse and, well, quite rightly.
In case anyone was on the fence, the fly6 Gen2 on amazon is now £89.98 but in the quest for youtube videos on this deal it looks like a Gen3 is coming soon.
tawse575 h, 13 m ago

Will do later on this evening.


Only just launched today! They will maybe appear on Youtube in the next few days.
ArthurDent18 h, 51 m ago

I can't find any online reviews - can you supply a link to some?




A few comments from owners here saying they own it but can't read licence plates on the video that they have recorded.




Same in the comments of this video for the Gen 3 version.

craizy2 h, 48 m ago

In case anyone was on the fence, the fly6 Gen2 on amazon is now £89.98 but …In case anyone was on the fence, the fly6 Gen2 on amazon is now £89.98 but in the quest for youtube videos on this deal it looks like a Gen3 is coming soon.




Both the videos I posted above are for the Gen 3 version which has been out for about a year now.
I voted just for the OPs username 😃
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mistera1 m ago

I voted just for the OPs username 😃




What? I don't understand. Where's the tea?
This light is worth more than my bike.
Has anyone confirmed looping video or lack thereof? I took delivery today but do t want to unpack it if it doesn't have this feature. Cheers
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trickytree19841 h, 0 m ago

Has anyone confirmed looping video or lack thereof? I took delivery today …Has anyone confirmed looping video or lack thereof? I took delivery today but do t want to unpack it if it doesn't have this feature. Cheers


Mine's due to arrive on Monday - I can live without looping video as my commute is less than 2 hours so I'll let you know when I've opened the pack.
It doesn't loop. Not a huge problem for me. 32GB card gives 8 hrs recording so only need to remember to clear it after 8 hrs on.
Just trying to get the light fitted but doesn't seem to want to stay still, I've looped it tight around the seat post and it looks ok but it wobbles about and slides down the post.

Any suggestions?
Just had first run with mine.

1) It doesn't do loop recording. No big deal. You'll run out of battery before you run out of a 32GB card. (8GB is included)

edit: it does do loop recording. Also works with a 64GB card formatted FAT32.

2) Audio is pretty terrible. Mostly wind noise and the sound of the chain. I couldn't hear my voice recorded when I spoke normally when riding. It was better when stopped.

3) Grainy video. The Fly6 is 720p and this is 1080p (AVI MJPEG) BUT I would guess it's scaled from a lower res. It's blurry but good enough to read number plates. The sky seems over exposed in recordings and white cars 'white-out'. It splits the recording up into 5 minute chunks.

4) I fully charged it and after an hour riding it beeped to tell me it was down to 75% so I would guess it's nearer 4 hours use than 6 but we'll see. I've a 100km audax next week.

5) Warranty in manual says it's not covered for water ingress. Manufacturer's site however says it's 'Weather proof'. Not sure how they'd square those two contradictory statements. The rubber flap over the USB connection and MicroSD card slot look a bit rubbish. A bit of pvc tape might be advised to keep water out of there. It peed it down on my ride and there was no water under the flap though.

edit: had 6 or so hours now in the rain. No water issues yet.

6) The velcro strap to attach it to the seatpost is cheap and cheerful with some sharp edges to rub against your leg if you've got thighs like Chris Hoy. I've swapped mine (the strap) for something better quality.

For under £40 though, I'm quite happy with it. It's there for insurance not to film a remake of 'Breaking Away'.
Edited by: "aegis" 24th Oct 2017
tawse5727th Sep

I have watched several youtube reviews of this and the basic problem with …I have watched several youtube reviews of this and the basic problem with it that it seems unable to record a non-blurry licence plate.


Those must have been reviews for the Fly6, not the Aldi camera since it wasn't released till the 28th.

You can quite clearly view number plates with the Aldi version. I don't know about the Fly 6.

Here's a review of the Aldi 'Maxtek' camera.

Edited by: "aegis" 1st Oct 2017
aegis1 h, 44 m ago

Those must have been reviews for the Fly6, not the Aldi camera since it …Those must have been reviews for the Fly6, not the Aldi camera since it wasn't released till the 28th.You can quite clearly view number plates with the Aldi version. I don't know about the Fly 6.Here's a review of the Aldi 'Maxtek' camera.[Video]




The Aldi camera in this deal - one on sale now - looks like the Fly6.

I do not know what the Maxtek camera is. I did watch the above video. Yes, some cars you can read the licence plates but there are plenty which you can't.

Believe me, if I could buy a camera right now that showed all the licence plate regs of cars behind me I would go buy it. I want such a camera.
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Some reviews here; looks like it does loop recording (& may have a similar crash detection system to the Fly 6) but video quality may not be as good as the Fly6 it's imitating. I hope to give mine a try tomorrow.

Cyclechat.net
Edited by: "ArthurDent1" 3rd Oct 2017
Why has this expired, its still available instore?
tawse571st Oct

The Aldi camera in this deal - one on sale now - looks like the Fly6.I do …The Aldi camera in this deal - one on sale now - looks like the Fly6.I do not know what the Maxtek camera is. I did watch the above video. Yes, some cars you can read the licence plates but there are plenty which you can't.Believe me, if I could buy a camera right now that showed all the licence plate regs of cars behind me I would go buy it. I want such a camera.



"Looks like the Fly6" but it isn't. It's branded Maxtek.
ArthurDent13rd Oct

Some reviews here; looks like it does loop recording (& may have a similar …Some reviews here; looks like it does loop recording (& may have a similar crash detection system to the Fly 6) but video quality may not be as good as the Fly6 it's imitating. I hope to give mine a try tomorrow.Cyclechat.net




Let us know how you get on and what you think please.
Not sure why this is expired. Just picked up one in Aldi Cheadle Heath and there were about 10 left in the electronics cabinet.
Bought one 6 weeks ago. Initially worked with 8GB SD card. Then started switching itself off while in use (being attached to a bike that is in use). Now switches off every 15-30 minutes and hence is annoying. This is understood to be a common issue with this model. Suggest buying something else that keeps working rather than this cheap immitation that doesn't work properly.
These are now £15 if you can find one as bought one today
Oxford - Botley Road still had stock
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