Xiaomi 70 Minutes Car Dash Cam 2.9 Inch 130 Degree 1080P DVR Full HD Wireless Night Version G-Sensor Driving Recorder £28.59 @ AliExpress / HighLife Store
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Xiaomi 70 Minutes Car Dash Cam 2.9 Inch 130 Degree 1080P DVR Full HD Wireless Night Version G-Sensor Driving Recorder £28.59 @ AliExpress / HighLife Store

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Found 15th Mar
Found this relatively cheap dash cam and thought I’d share it.

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70mai Dash Cam

Voice control/AI integrated/APP control/1080P Full HD/Sony image sensor 130 wide shot with Smart Voice Interaction

More details can be found here:

70mai.com/en/
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Made in China shipped from China voice control in Chinese instructions in Chinese whole dam thing
Trishul0076 m ago

Made in China shipped from China voice control in Chinese instructions in …Made in China shipped from China voice control in Chinese instructions in Chinese whole dam thing

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I ordered this 2 days ago from AliExpress but I cancelled it a few hours later because I wrongly assumed there was an English voice update for it.
I assumed this because there was a review on YouTube showing it working in English but after a bit of research I discovered that was a special edition version that was crowd funded through Indiegogo.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 15th Mar
I've got this and can say that it's excellent. You put a micro SD card in and it starts working straight away. No voice activation required. Battery lasts for longer than 70 minutes and you can check on your car via the wi-fi at any time. Downloads to your phone are quick and very good quality aswell. Just make sure you buy a high endurance micro SD as it will kill all others. I think record is "Hishee" and stop is "chingshee" or something. But you won't need it.
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Wow, some un PC comments on here today
I brought 2 (front and rear) when they dropped to about £20 each.

Had no issues at all.

The Chinese voice is nowhere as bad as you think, you barely notice it. I didnt need voice control (gimmeky to me)

Plug it, set it up, turn down the volume on the app and forget about it. If you usually have radio/music on at a average volume, you will hardly hear her at the lowest setting, but enough to know an 'event' has happened.

The only time I hear her is:

1) when the engine starts.
2) when it records an 'event' (usually a speed bump for me).
3) when turn engine stops

The app works great and can add both cameras to it at once. It has the usual 'connect to the cameras WiFi hotspot' connectivity and can then view the gallery.

Videos are 1min chunks and really good quality, I was looking for something that could grab number plates and this does it well.

Plugging SD card into PC is nicely arranged in folders (normal and separate events folder etc).

Only con I had was getting the cards out if I needed to, a bit fiddly.

Got the front one connected through a Xiamai RoidMi3 bluetooth adapter which charges phone at same time with no issues in operation.

Two of these separate is better value then a branded dual cam setup by other venders and more than half the price (IMO).
33450223-8nXZO.jpgAm i reading it wrong?

It says get 5 for $49
Get the English one from IndieGogo.

It's worth paying the extra £5

They have hardware differences so it's impossible to flash the English firmware onto the Chinese version.
Edited by: "LawoodlePie" 16th Mar
LawoodlePie44 m ago

Get the English one from IndieGogo.It's worth paying the extra £5They have …Get the English one from IndieGogo.It's worth paying the extra £5They have hardware differences so it's impossible to flash the English firmware onto the Chinese version.


Got a link? Just searched Xiaomi on Indiegogo and no dash cams come up.
jez79457 m ago

Got a link? Just searched Xiaomi on Indiegogo and no dash cams come up.



indiegogo.com/pro…rol

Some of the comments are a bit worrying though especially the one about them using an outside server for the wifi.
I was going to order one from Indiegogo after cancelling my Aliexpress order comment #3 above but I'll give it a miss.
paulandpam18 m ago

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/70mai-smartest-dash-cam-featuring-voice-control#/commentsSome of the comments are a bit worrying though especially the one about them using an outside server for the wifi.I was going to order one from Indiegogo after cancelling my Aliexpress order comment #3 above but I'll give it a miss.


Just read the comments on Indiegogo too, I'm with ya, I'll also give it a miss.
Well not necessary, if a phone is without data enabled there is no way for a dash cam to connect to external server. If there is no internet then how do you connect to their server?
paulandpam140 m ago

https://www.indiegogo.com/projects/70mai-smartest-dash-cam-featuring-voice-control#/commentsSome of the comments are a bit worrying though especially the one about them using an outside server for the wifi.I was going to order one from Indiegogo after cancelling my Aliexpress order comment #3 above but I'll give it a miss.

GeorgiValentinovPopov22 m ago

Well not necessary, if a phone is without data enabled there is no way for …Well not necessary, if a phone is without data enabled there is no way for a dash cam to connect to external server. If there is no internet then how do you connect to their server?


But don't most people in the UK who have a contract sim account that includes a data allowance leave it switched on all the time??
I know I do so that when I'm out and about my whats-app , Spotify and other apps still work.
I certainly don't want to be switching it off when I'm driving because my cars radio system integrates with my phones 4G.
And also please note my comment was aimed at the Indiegogo version of this camera that has modified hardware & firmware the one in this deal will more than likely be ok.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 16th Mar
paulandpam12 h, 32 m ago

But don't most people in the UK who have a contract sim account that …But don't most people in the UK who have a contract sim account that includes a data allowance leave it switched on all the time??I know I do so that when I'm out and about my whats-app , Spotify and other apps still work.I certainly don't want to be switching it off when I'm driving because my cars radio system integrates with my phones 4G.And also please note my comment was aimed at the Indiegogo version of this camera that has modified hardware & firmware the one in this deal will more than likely be ok.


I am pretty sure that every phone has ability to limit access to mobile data per app, so you can disable access for xiaomi app only
jez7945 h, 7 m ago

Got a link? Just searched Xiaomi on Indiegogo and no dash cams come up.


Some sellers really push it when they say something is by "Xiaomi".
Great camera, Chinese elements aren't an issue at all. App is English and I have had some fun being able to download clips straight off the cam without having to faff about with the SD card
What kind of USB port does it have?

I've got a MiniUSB cable for my existing Nextbase 412GW and would like to evaluate if I will have to swap that out too.
Glutaman20 h, 3 m ago

What kind of USB port does it have?I've got a MiniUSB cable for my …What kind of USB port does it have?I've got a MiniUSB cable for my existing Nextbase 412GW and would like to evaluate if I will have to swap that out too.


Looking at the last photo it has a micro usb.
Amazon & ebay sell mini to micro adapters for about £2 and you can also get a right or left angle version to convert your existing straight usb to make it neater.
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LawoodlePie16th Mar

Get the English one from IndieGogo.It's worth paying the extra £5They have …Get the English one from IndieGogo.It's worth paying the extra £5They have hardware differences so it's impossible to flash the English firmware onto the Chinese version.


The English version is $49 + $10 shipping which comes to over £40. From what I’ve heard the voice control is not that useful so doesn’t really matter what language it is.

The English app works on the Chinese version.
hu5sain24th Mar

The English version is $49 + $10 shipping which comes to over £40. From …The English version is $49 + $10 shipping which comes to over £40. From what I’ve heard the voice control is not that useful so doesn’t really matter what language it is. The English app works on the Chinese version.


I was going to buy this camera but went for a Blueskysea B1w instead after cancelling the Xiaomi 'see post #3'.
It arrived exactly 8 days after ordering it from China and to be honest it's superb and exceeds my expectations.
The camera speaks English informing you what it's doing and the picture quality is far better than my Anker Roav and very importantly it has no Li-po batteries inside to overheat or expand because it uses super capacitors.
Plus it's tiny and if placed correctly near impossible to see from the outside.
Edited by: "paulandpam1" 28th Mar
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