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G1W-CB 1080p Black Stealth Capacitor Dashcam USD $39.68 (~AU $53.22) Delivered @ Everbuying

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Resolution - 1080FHD (lower res offers longer recording time but blurry footage)
Loop Recording - 3 Minutes (each to their own but smaller files are more stable)
WDR - On (close to pointless but slightly enhances low light recording)
Exposure - +0.0 (default but feel free to experiment with this)
Motion Detection - Off (can fill up your card with locked files when switched on)
Record Audio - On (up to you but may be handy to record indicator & horn sounds etc.)
Date Stamp - On (advisable)
Gsensor - Off (can fill up your card with locked files when switched on)

Date/Time - Must change format to YY/MM/DD before setting date! Change back once set. May not stick first few times but check back and re-set after regular use.
Beep Sound - Off (can get annoying as makes sounds during bootup/shutdown)
Language - English
TV Mode - PAL (menu exits after setting this. Press ‘M’ twice to re-enter menu)
Frequency - 50 Hz
Screen Saver - 3 Minutes (best set short to avoid the distraction)
IR LED - Off (white LED on this model so this feature is pointless)
Car Plate - Use up/down arrows to scroll characters and ’M’ to progress. Press REC when finished to save data.
Format - Formats SD Card (not critical but good to do this every now & then)
Default Setting - Reverts to default settings if required. Not ideal.
Version - Software version Info.

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          yeh, they're designed to prevent your car battery from being completely drained while enabling your dash cam to continue recording once the car is no longer running and keys have been removed from the ignition, killing the dash cam when the car's battery gets to a certain power level.

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          you can use powerbanks.

          I thought about the same thing, but you'd need a camera on every window.

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          Not battery pack but power protection as suggested by ps3_andy. An example is powermagic pro.

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    I don't believe in dash cams but techmoan on YouTube.com reviews a lot of diff makes and models, might be useful for those to decide if hey want/need this one.

    • +1 vote

      The truth is out there.

      • +2 votes

        What's there not to believe in?

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          For starters dash cams don't do selfies, why are they pointing the other way and not at me ?

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    Dash cam tempt a thief to smash and grab?

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      yes it is one of the cons of having one. try to not make it that obvious by make the lens ring black.

      and hide it behind the rare view mirror within that black-wind-screen area.

    • +2 votes

      Possibly… but a thief should be able to identify the difference between a $50 cheapie like the G1W and the brands/models worth 10-20 times more. Hopefully a thief would do a quick risk-benefit analysis before breaking into a car, right?

      • +3 votes

        Hopefully a thief would cut himself on a piece of broken glass and bleed to death and prevent him from breaking into other peoples properties.

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      I hope nobody do a smash and grab.

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    Gees it's been a month and I still never got the last one…. Guess i will wait some more.

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      Have you tracked the shipping?

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    how does the mount cope with a more vertical rear window?

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    Hi @monty.melb
    Is there a better deal possible for the Dome D201?
    http://www.everbuying.net/product1103807.html
    Thanks.

    • +3 votes

      Ok coupon code is EBD201 price after coupon code US $99 Delivered

  • +1 vote

    been using for 2 years. bought it on gumtree for 50$ with a 32G card.

    using with a 3m long usb-b cable to car charger.(bought both on ebay)

    it is really a nice camera!!

    if you still dont have any dashcam and have no time to look up which one is good, THIS ONE right here is a no-brainer.

    "best dashcam under 100". this model going to be your first result.

    if you got time then….dig into chinese or russian market….similar price..and whole new world (dual-camera dash cam, camera with radar detector……)

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      Any specific model you recommend?

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    Has anyone else had battery problems since using this dashcam? My car has had a little bit of trouble starting ever since I've used it, but once I disconnected it over time it worked fine again. It's also happened to two of my friends, so we've stopped using it.

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      Where did you run the power from? Unless you hooked it up to the battery directly it shouldn't be getting power when the key isn't in the ignition.

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        All 3 of us are running it through the normal way through the car charger port. I really want to use it again but I don't want it to kill my battery haha

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    What's the reason for putting in your car plate?

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      maybe save some hassle for muti-car owner? who wants to check footage in the pc later , so that the plate number can tell him which car this was recorded with.

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    Still waiting on delivery from the last time these were on ozbargain (9/3/2016).

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      if you pay by paypal ask them to resend it. It's well over their shipping time frame. got mine after 4 weeks (20 working days)

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      Can you please PM me ur order number.

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        Hi OP
        Can you have a look at my order number as well?
        Keeps on showing in USD when I try to make a paypal payment and uses paypals crappy xrate even though my account is in AUD
        EP1604211935371019

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    can anyone recommend me a 5metre usb to mini usb cable that can charge this from the cigarette lighter?

    I purchased one, but it does not draw enough power. I require 5 meters as it is for the rear window.

    Thanks

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      Tikbro cables are usually good.

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        Can you send me a link? I can't find any.

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          Just had a look at their website, and it seems they only go up to 3m.

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      pay attention to wire gauge. that is why there are such huge difference between a good wire and a bad one with the same length.

  • +3 votes

    Note that because it has a capacitor instead of a battery, the internal clock will reset itself after about 3 or 4 days. Weekend drivers take note - you'll likely have to set the date and time every weekend before taking the car out.

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      You can get a battery pack to connect in the middle.

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    will these cam's run off a power bank like the xiaomi 10000mah?

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      I dont see why not as long as its receiving its 5v from a USB powered source

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      Yes….I believe so.

      I experimented with connecting a small 2200mah power bank to the unit so I can workout the menu system and apply the above settings (in the house rather than int he car).

      It worked a treat.

      I just haven't timed how long of recording does one 2200mah power bank give you in recording because in a pinch if you need recording without car power, you still can with the power bank instead of spending hundreds on a power pack.

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        great thanks, was thinking the same, using the power bank to play around with it

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      I suggest not to use power banks. I had the initial plan to use one of these, however:
      - powerbank will eventually get to 0 charge unless you're doing long enough drives to slowly charge up the xiaomi
      - powerbanks take very long time to charge and I just can't see it keeping a charge for long enough, also, you'd then need to rig up a circuit so that the camera runs off car power whilst you're driving
      - better off buying something like powermagic pro which will keep camera running until car battery gets to certain voltage

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      then you have to plug it in and plug it out everytime you start/stop your vehicle ?

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    How long is the cable? Long enough to go underneath the seat?

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      It's very long. I have the cable going from behind the rear-view mirror, to the left arching over the passenger door, down the seatbelt pillar, under the passenger floormat, and into the car charger socket with some length to spare.

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    I bought two on the last deal (Sep 2015), one is still working, one is flaky (will freeze constantly when a SD card is inserted). I've tried different SD cards etc but I think it's the unit itself.

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      did u try the Sammy EVO cards as per the comment below?

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        I have bought one to test (I can put the card to another use if it doesn't work out) but I took the card out of my working unit (Sandisk) and it froze on that, so not holding my breath.

  • +1 vote

    For those that need an SD card there is deal already on the front page of OB for Samsung EVO MicroSD Class10 32GB $12.79 https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/242970.

    These work well with this dashcam

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      how many hours footage do you get off a 32gb at max quality?

      • +1 vote

        Someone above said 320 minutes, so a bit over 5hrs.

      • +1 vote

        It's discussed at the top of the comments. 9-10 hours

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          sorry missed it, thanks guys

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    the car charger is comes with is bulky and doesn't have multiple outputs.

    will other car chargers (paired with a mini usb cable) power these?

    eg http://www.geekbuying.com/item/Tronsmart-Quick-Charge-2-0-54...

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    Just wondering how would you guys install this to make it less obvious? My friend got a118c and it's much less obvious from outside.

    • +1 vote

      buy the A118C if you what something more stealth??
      theres a code provided by the OP in the first page of comments

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    I'm wondering if anyone of you have had these problems like I'm having.. So first I don't always get clips for 5mins long as I set it to be, sometimes it's just seconds and it jumps from time to time. Like there's clips from last week in my card but these's nothing for yesterday…..

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    HI all,

    Bought one and love the quality of the video of easy set up.

    BUT!!!

    how do I make this to record when power is not on? it seems my capacitor does not discharge after fully charged.

    when turn main power (USB) off then the camera turn itself off within 5 second.? is it faulty?

    or am I do something more to the setting?

    thank you

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      This capacitor version is designed to only power it long enough to shut down properly when you turn off the car.
      It's not designed for parking mode unless you wire the camera to constant power.

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        ahhh… BING! light bulb come obn my head

        thank you! :)

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    This or A118-C hmm…

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      better be quick. they only give to 50 customers for A118c

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        i must have been customer 51.. :(

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          Same

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    great work OP, bought the A118C

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    Can these be hard wired?

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      I am going to attempt to hard wire mine using a stepdown 5v transformer wired into my cabin fuse box using a piggyback fuse holder.

      http://www.ebay.com.au/itm/182073628516

      http://www.jaycar.com.au/Passive-Components/Circuit-Protecti...

      You'll also need a USB cable of appropriate length

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        Thanks, I'll check these out.

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        If hard-wired, any idea how long can the unit run for until the battery is completely drained out? Thanks!

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          That depends on a lot of factors like your battery and which circuit you decide to wire it to (Constant power vs ACC / ON power)

          There are some more advanced models of camera which have voltage detection so when it detects that your battery drops below a certain threshold it'll switch off to prevent battery drain. I think you may even be able to find an external relay that does this that you could wire in before the stepdown transformer.

          I plan to wire this to my cigarette lighter circuit so that it will only switch on when my car is on.

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          The G1Ws consume approx. 500mA during normal operation but best to err on the side of caution and add 20% so lets say 700mA. There are many different types of car battery and of course you wouldn't want to drain one past the point of not being able to start your car however just as a very rough guide, a standard car battery would have something in the vicinity of around 30,000-60,000mAh capacity therefore you should be able to run one of these cameras for a good couple/few days non-stop and without running your car at all… maybe even up to a week if your battery is in very good condition and is a larger variety.

          Note that a car battery is measured in CCA (Cold Cranking Amps) because that's the most important measurement for its application. Of course they can be used for other purposes but they're only really designed for 1. starting a car and 2. running auxillary circuits for short periods when the engine is off. They are not specifically designed for powering devices over extended periods. To avoid a flat battery due to wanting to run auxillary items without the engine running you should look at a dual-battery system where no matter how much power you use you'll still have a fully charged battery dedicated to starting your engine. People are using Power Banks to DIY a cheap version of this so maybe you could do the same. Power Bank charges while you're driving around and then keeps powering the Dashcam for several hours or a day (depending on the capacity on the Power Bank of course) then recharges again as soon as you start the engine the next time. If this sounds like a good idea you should be looking for a Power Bank no smaller than 20,000mAh as that equates to approx. 24 hours of juice for the Dashcam.

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    thanks rep, got a A118C :)

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      When I applied, The code has been exceeded.

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        I got earlier today when it was still ok…sorry for the confusion :)

      • +4 votes

        Don't worry stay tuned next deal will be of A118C 😊

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          don't you do price match?

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          @James030609: I can ask the company if you know anywhere cheaper. Send me the link.

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          @monty.melb: sent it thru my account (half hour ago) when the price of the A118C was still USD 51.55…..Checked just now and it is USD 70.46…..How sad hahaha

          Edit: My bad, it's still USD 51.55 or AUD 70.46

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          @James030609: which site?

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          @monty.melb:Gearbest…

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          A118c is much better than g1w-cb. It has RTC battery for maintaining the clock so no need to worry about resetting the time after few days. So it's a better value.

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    BEST DAMN DASH CAM FOR THE PRICE,
    Awesome quality too, why buy any other type?

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    Many thanks OP. Ordered 1 for her and 1 for me.

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      So romantic.

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    Removed my + after knowing that they are gearbest. Wont gamble.
    https://www.ozbargain.com.au/node/241619#comment-3610713

    • +2 votes

      Your decision is respected but a deal is a deal and I've purchased lots of great stuff from via both Gearbest and Everbuying without ever having a problem. Each to their own though, if you think it's a gamble then yes probably best to stay away.

      • +1 vote

        Gearbest are banned for a reason though many users might have orders from them as well. If it is the same store with different name, but with same staff. Is it ethical to post here without disclosing?
        I was just trying to warn users to bear that in mind. Haven't neg the deal.

    • +2 votes

      I am personally willing to take risk to buy from gearbest, everbuying, geekbuying or whatever chinese online shop as long as they provide paypal payment. I don't want to pay ridiculous amount of money for the same stuff. Item not getting delivered is likely to happen when using regular post without proper tracking. Item is not working is also likely to happen as it would happen to when buying locally here.

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    Is it possible to use this in combination with a GPS ?
    I use a TomTom GPS, and will be keen to use this dashcam on the same cigarette lighter plug on my car.

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      You can plug in using usb

  • +1 vote

    For those interested in a review: https://dashcamtalk.com/g1w/

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    I think this is the same product. The reviews do not look pretty.

    • +1 vote

      That has a lithium battery though

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      That's the old version G1w, I believe.

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    Does this camera need to be hardwired for its power supply ? Or will it just work off batteries ?

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      it needs to be wired. it does not have internal battery slot.

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        Thanks for replying mate

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    Bought two from the last deal. Great unit for the price !

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    Got it yesterday, very quick. Will try at weekend.

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    It just arrived, however, I can't press the 'M' button to go to the menu?

    Is this an issue?

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      happened to me at first, thought was doing something wrong. . .

      Then it just started working

  • +1 vote

    Have had mine for almost a month and really happy so far.
    Just some highlight/points of help for people:

    • Good quality, I've opted to use it on second best resolution (720p and 60fps)
    • Using a 32gb Samsung EVO MicroSD card I get ~9 hours at the above resolution
    • At full resolution (1080p) I get 4-5 hours of recording
    • I use a 5000mAh Xiaomi Battery pack for when I'm parked, when parked for ~3 hours, it uses about half the battery pack.
      (Yep the dashcam has to be hard-wired but the charger adaptor given is well above 1m, so plenty of cable without extra cost)

    • The mount is really good as well, and suits any type of glass cos it has a little snap/lock handle that secures it.