Used my defence discount
How did you get the extra 10%, cracking price!
Trade in plus and extra 10% off
How ? Trade-in ?
Got mine for £83.30
Used my defence discount
How did you get the extra 10%, cracking price!
Trade in plus and extra 10% off
How ? Trade-in ?
Got mine for £83.30
Yep. I bought a one from China off ebay, no box just in bubblewrap, for £7. My neighbour bought one from Tesco for £25, which is regularly £12.50, and cosmetically it's exactly the same except the one from Tesco has a brand name printed one. (Sadly!) We compared footage of our journeys to work and the quality is the same. Anyone who knows about the electronics market is well aware of rebadging.
If someone was to clone a dash cam why would they clone such a crappy one? You may well be correct but I suspect they are all from the same Chinese factory with the same internals just a different brand name and the seller twisting the truth about it's abilities in the specs.
Not quite, there are several "clones" of this dashcam type that all look identical to this, varying in quality, many of which at the £10 price bracket are so bad they're genuinely useless. Buying one of these off ebay for anything between £5 and £30 is a minefield as to which level of quality you actually end up with, even if they're listed as being 1080p, which some are, but they're crap, the internals and sensors are the cheapest of the cheap
This is a generic dashcam, available for less than a tenner on ebay.
I don't think a penny more will make a difference for this camera. Pixels are just in the specifications.
No idea bud, worth a try I guess? :/
Do you think they'd accept the crime number instead of a camera from last week when my window was smashed for the damn thing?
I have the 312GW and having not had a dash cam before I'd say its a pretty decent model to start out with if anyone is looking for a cheaper variant.
So far, I'm at; + Great quality + Wide-angle lens so mounted next to the rear view mirror gives you a decent view of both sides of the road or multiple lanes on the motorway + The additional meta-data embedded in the files is useful (used with Nextbase' mobile app or desktop apps, it displays your location on Google Maps, your speed and g-sensor data) - Dreadful battery life. I've got mine hard-wired and it still complains each time I get into the car (until the ignition is on) that the battery is low. I'm going to switch the fuse-tap to a source which is permanently live so it keeps the battery topped up. The Nextbase hard wire kit has an inbuilt protection to prevent car battery drain so it would be better wired to a permanently live feed - Over-sensitive G-shock protection. I've got mine set to "low" and it still detects the car door closing as an impact and protects that file which clutters up the SD card (although the manual does suggest a two-monthly wipe of the SD card, who actually does that is anybody's guess) - Mediocre app. I joined the beta panel for Nextbase as I spotted and reported a number of bugs (which are now fixed) but the overall app performance is poor - it takes ages to download a file from the camera to your phone, long enough for it to not be worth the effort - just whip the SD card out and use a computer. For viewing footage on the go, the app is OK but downloading and sharing is painfully slow. So as a basic dash-cam, it's fantastic, but this price-tag is "premium dash-cam" not "basic" so I expect the other stuff to work and work well but it doesn't. However, at the discounted price, I think it's worth it if you can live with the niggles.
Im going to to see if I can hardwire it in and test it and number plates will be something Ill see if it can read them.
I installed on my 3 series. I use front passenger side footwell cigarettes light plug. Basically tapped the wire behinds lighter. Router along the pillar, job done. For rear cam, I use fuse tap wiring kit on fuse board located in boot.
Definitely worth trying next base. They got award for a reason. But unfortunately it wasn’t good enough for me to read plates.
Thanks Im going to see what the Next base is like and I may end up getting that Aukey.
Bought this yesterday spent an hour trying to work out how I can hard wire it. Turns out it's far too short for my car. The front fuse box is in the engine bay in a water tight box. I'd have to compromise the box to feed it in and take the whole dashboard off to feed it through the front bulkhead. The rear fuse box is too far away in the boot. I'd need close to 6m of cable and even if I extended I'd struggle to hide the power transformer box under and trim. I'd advise not bothering with the hard wire kit unless you have the front fuse box behind the glove box inside the car. I ended up using the 12v adaptor and running it around the pillar covers and through under the glove box. Where I found to my surprise an extra cigarette power socket hidden in the passenger foot well. This was on a BMW 4 series gran coupe. Anyone need a fitting kit unused?
Is this any good
ALWAYS look on YouTube first for camera footage and look at clips from several different uploaders
Youtube real view reviews https://www.youtube.com/results?search_query=taotronics+car+dvr+dash+cam
Ah fair one :)
Looking at test videos of both cameras on youtube, the nextbase one can make out number plates but the YI one can't.
Voted cold, I think the YI mirror at £60 will be just as good and that's brand new.
Check places like cash converters for mine bnib for £50 plus has warranty
£97 in John Lewis. EDIT: scrap that it's gone up today, bought yesterday at £97.
40 in my local - Paisley
Still £39.99 at Aldi stack leisure park, Dundee
This is a local deal only. Don't know why it's getting the heat that it is. £40 in my local.
Can someone pick me one up please
‘I think it’s called “click bait”.
very good point (highfive)
Maybe buy first think later? can always cancel if no ebay profit in it... who knows rather niche that one
that is my thought someone is either very savvy and re-selling or its the twilight zone :/
yeah sorry about that.even just posted a projector lens and somebody brought that :/
I have a feeling that they may release another version of the product tomorrow . Getting rid of old stock..
You are correct, there is a motion sensor on the device
nope, you are wrong, it says it activates when it sees a moevemnt. i am pretty sure about that.
Received mine on Friday, Grade B however it was near mint part from the box (original) which had a few dents in it. Easy to use and setup.
Parking mode activates if someone bumps into your car not if someone dances in front of it.
"Promotion "NEXTBASE15" is temporarily not available at this time." (poo)
After voucher code 46.75..... good price .... well done heated.... can't find cheaper anywhere .....quidco and topcashback as well .....waoooooo bingo
I bought mine from E-Prance on Amazon, but they no longer sell it and I imagine it is no longer made. https://www.amazon.co.uk/PRANCE-Novatek-Driving-Recorder-G-sensor/dp/B00IPDDAME My point was really that the Yi 2.7" dashcam is really not very good, but It is really difficult to work out which cameras are good. YouTube compress the hell out of all footage and I'm sure some of the footage on YouTube is from 4k gopros etc masquerading as dashcams The G1W is a little old now, and it was a much copied dashcam - the copies are often poor. The genuine ones have a Novatek 96650 processor and record in .mp4 format instead of .mov or .avi This 'looks' to be a good match, but with eBay you are chancing your arm. The extra "S" indicates it has a capacitor instead of a battery (a good thing) https://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/VIOFO-G1W-S-2-7-LCD-TFT-Screen-1080P-Capacitor-Car-Dash-Cam-Camera-DVR-G-sensor/323417090132?hash=item4b4d292854:g:ShUAAOSwcxhbhDZv
Has anyone posted the deal for the Nextbase 412GW using the 15% Halfords voucher yet? Might stick that one up soon so the whole range is covered. Oh and the hardwire kit is also eligible for the 15% off, bought one earlier this week.
Has anyone true using the code in store?? I'm thinking of withdrawing my quidco cashback so I save another 8% etc Edit. Does matter as this code expires today so I can't use it
Yes it comes on if car is bumped even slightly
It has a G sensor function which you can set to low / medium / high which will activate when car is stationary and gets bumped. Would deffo recommend getting it hardwired as with my previous dashcam went through about 3 power leads!
Do you know if it comes with car park protection? Thanks I need one that will record in car park if my car gets bumped. I have some "nice neighbors".
Good deal. I've had this model for 6 months and pleased with result. I paid £170 so this is a good price. I also purchased a hard wire kit online to have it permanently connected to my fuse box. Easy to fit. Footage is good
thanks for the post, with AA voucher and 10% credit card offer managed to get 512GW with rear for 100£, excellent quality
Hello, Thank you for your email and also taking the time to email us about your question. The camera is not able to run at 1440P at the front and 1080P at the back i m sorry, as the internal chips is unable to do this. The camera is designed this way and cannot be fixed with an update. Technical Support Engineer Please take a few minutes to give a brief review of the service you have received on Trust Pilot. https://www.trustpilot.com/evaluate/www.nextbase.co.uk T: 02920 866 429
Thanks I got mine fitted and had it all done for £118 as well.
£101 plus the £30 fitting fee minus a 10% voucher
Yeah to confirm they just refunded me the difference.
Argh! Accidentally marked cold! Still available in Aldi Whitecity in store at full price
29° away from 1000! :/ ;( (lol)
It's incase someone bumps into your car when parked it starts recording when g sensor is activated and locks to try and capture them
I don't understand the Parking mode function. It comes on when i open the door, even if it's very gently, and automatically locks that recording..
Exactly as you described it feels the sensor and turns in and locks it
Got it other day. Coming from old G1W, the video quickly looks shockingly bad. Not in focus. In some cases footage looks pixelated. Can’t read number plates from footage even in good daylight condition. Default settings with latest firmware. Any ideas ? May be faulty ?
that's why even legal types will advise against going up in court even what looks like a 'good case' can come undone (horror)
Thanks. Well it literally worked fine for ages, but then the one time I needed to rely on it, the recorded file seemed to be corrupt. All of the other files were fine, even before and after the incident. To make matters worse, I looked like a liar in court because I was able to show the other clips, but just not the one of the actual incident. I doubt it is the SD card, I am pretty careful where I buy these things from. After looking into things, I noticed that several recordings would just randomly be corrupted. I checked on forums at the time and it looked like others had a similar experience too. I replaced the camera since then and haven't had any issues, but no incidents either now. I am even more ultra careful now knowing that even if you are completely right and legal you can still lose a case in court.
DrP I feel your pain my friend, when you say this model of dashcam let you down was it a fault with the dashcam or was it the sd memory card? The reason I ask is there's so many sd memory cards it's confusing never mind fake ones! It's important to check your sd memory card is still working every week and once a month to format the card as well. As you want the card to have footage of anything that happens. I've bought decent high endurance memory cards and had to return them straightaway as they are corrupted and not fit for purpose so there are various issues that can mean you do not have footage when you need it and this can apply to any dashcam.
Didn't spot that.
I fitted another cig lighter in the glove box which is easy to do on the wife's Mokka. using a piggy back connecter off the cig lighter in the fuebox as it's on the same side. We have the 402GW and two of the 412GW cameras in our household. All three come with a battery as the model posted. The 402 is about 16 months old and the battery has failed rendering the camera useless. Yes it still works but because the battery won't hold charge that means the very last file doesn't get saved when you turn the ignition off. That's the file you need when you have an accident. It's a common fault on all dashcams fitted with a battery as batteries don't last forever. It's not easy replacing the battery either. It's something I can do but not everyone wants to solder a battery in place. Loads of complaints in the forums about early battery fails and you may just find it's the same battery in a £150 dashcam as it is on a £30 one. Early signs of the battery failing is the camera looping or not coming on when you turn the ignition on or the camera goes off straight away when powered off instead of it staying on for 10 seconds to save the file. My next dashcam will have a capacitor and not sure why Nextbase have taken the battery route considering the price of capacitors. Something else to be aware of is the 512 looks to have the same mount as the 412, known as a mini mount. The mounts are prone to fail. We have had two broken on the 412 both with the same issue. Replacements can be purchased via ebay, bangood etc and the last one I bought looks identical to the Nextbase one but without the logo. I repaired the wife's last time and the glue is holding but have ordered one from China which looks to have more manoeuvrability than the standard one which makes the camera point a little high compared to the 402 which had a perfect mount. The Nextbase is a nice camera and records well but considering the battery and mount issues I think next time I am in the market for a dashcam I will look elsewhere.
Just hard wired mine into a Q5. Straight forward. Any questions just ask.
Just wire an inline fuse onto something that is controlled by the ignition,
Have looked into this before, but it won’t hardwire into the front Q5 fusebix, as per the Halfords installer who looked at it, and I don’t want wires trailing. Good deal though!
Can't use voucher with promotions though (rear cam at half price)
Back doesn't need to have a hardwire kit it plugs straight into the 512gw
£30 front + £20 back this includes labour + 2 hardwire kits.
Anyone know how much they charge to fit these, in particular because of the extra camera. I've only seen the 'from £30' price, but that's going to be for the single front camera. Also, does their 'fitting price' include the kit necessary to do it or is it just the cost of the labour?
Think NEXTBASE15 is taking 15% off the main dashcam price, and you still pay half price for the rear camera without another discount. Also was told yesterday that the 10% off for BCF members is only on bike stuff now (think it was always meant to be but was always accepted on everything before). Good while it lasted!
I don’t get it? The current offer is £173.50 Assuming the Code NEXTBASE15 takes off 15% then it’d be £147.47 Currently it looks like the code only takes off 12.88% and not 15%
Didn't most dash cam only allowed upto 32gb
We have basic Samsung cards in our work vans. All have failed at some point
Base.com price matched.prime not required
My transcend died too. It will let you watch videos but wont let you format or delete anything from card. Dont know where truth hidden with these cards
My sandisk 64gb died in 6 months with yi dashcam :(
16 reviews since the latest update in the Play store. 9 of those are one star. Doesn't inspire confidence!
old reviews the apps had a few updates now.
I looked at this before going for the more established Nextbase 412GW. Reviews looked good but then I read the reviews for the app on the play store which aren't great. That was the one reason that put me off. Good price otherwise so not voted either way.
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