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Xiaomi 70 Minutes Car Camera (DVR) $27.00 USD (~ $35.63 AUD) FREE Shipping @Lightinthebox

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Back on popular demand and for the last time only, Lightinthebox have made this deal even sweeter. If you have been sitting on the fence contemplating I'd say jump over this quickly because according to Lightinthebox they are repeating this deal for the last time.

This is a newly launched Blackvue styled dashcam from Xiaomi backed company 70mai. It's got an inbuilt wifi to download videos directly to your phone.

Use Coupon code XIAOMI70DEAL001 or XIAOMI70DEAL002 to get this special price of $27.00 USD that converts to ~ $35.63 AUD as per Google.

Official page : https://www.70mai.com/mai-carcorder/

English manual

Just install the app, create an account using your email address and start using.

2.5% further cashback from Cashrewards, but it might /might not work due to use of a coupon code.

App download:
For Android users: http://rom-cdn.midrive.com.cn/70mai_dashcam_v1.0.3_20171124-...
For iOS users: https://itunes.apple.com/us/app/id1291163289?l=zh&ls=1&mt=8


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  • +5 votes

    The seller is very slow in shipping the orders. My order shipped out a week after the payment had been clear.

    • +3 votes

      Yeah they aren't arriving before Christmas, but ordered a couple - thanks OP.

      Cashrewards are likely to pay out before these arrive at the rate they've all been shipping lately (LITTB, MITTB, Gearbest, Banggood - they've all been pretty bad lately.

      Yesterday one batch arrived; 30 or so bags of small items; all ordered different times, shipped different times, arrived the same day :). My postman thinks I am weird.

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        Using NL post? They probably all go in the same container, and send when full.

      • +1 vote

        Yeah they aren't arriving before Christmas

        Arriving before Australia Day is unlikely. Maybe before Valentine's Day.

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        Lol

    • +3 votes

      Weird, mine is pretty quick. I have got mine today, ordered the same thing on 1st Dec.

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        Same here quick delivery, ordered 1st Dec and received Monday 11th Dec

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    This or viofo

    • +1 vote

      Go viofo

      • +1 vote

        Is there a big difference in image quality?

  • +15 votes

    jumped the gun, let's see how good this thing is when it arrives in June 2018

    • +1 vote

      Built-in obsolescence.

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    I have one off these and it's the best dash camera I've had…however does anyone know how to download the videos directly to your phone???

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      When you view them on the phone app there is an option to download.

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        so it doesn't save to the memory card?

        does english voice command work?

        • +3 votes

          It does save the to the memory card but you can view the footage on your phone via the wifi connection and download the footage to your phone.

          Voice command is in Mandarin still, I won't be using it so doesn't bother me. The app is in English and pretty good.

        • +1 vote

          @yippy:

          can you access the device video footage via the phone when you are on the road?

          does the device produce it's own wifi hotspot?

          do you need to charge the device by usb/cigaretter lighter and how long does the battery last?

        • +1 vote

          @pinkybrain:

          You can access the footage on the road via the phone app. Yes, it's own wifi hotspot you need to connect to it on your phone to use the app and access the dashcam to change the cam settings. You can also view the footage recorded on the microsd via the app and copy the footage to your phone.

          It comes with a 3.5m micro usb cable and cigarette plug. No idea on how long the battery lasts, I've only tested it out indoors as my current cam is still working fine.

          Generally the battery in a dash cam is just to give enough power to shutdown and save the last file, they're not for running for extended periods. You could always connect it to a powerbank if you want to run it for extended periods with a battery.

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          @yippy:

          i just read the manual and it says it needs to be connected to the cigarette port all the time
          the battery is just in case of an expected shutdown, it can save the last file.

          what dash do you currently own and how much you paid for it?

          how does it compare to the xiaomi?

          would you recommend this xiaomi dash?
          does it record the number plates clearly?

          can you put in a large microsd card than 64GB? (the manuals says 16GB to 64GB only)

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          @pinkybrain:

          Yep, it needs to be plugged into a power supply all the time.

          I've got a Mini 0801 which I paid $130 over 4 years ago and a G1W-C which was about $80 got that over 3 years ago.

          Can't really do a thorough comparison as I've only plugged it in my room to test it was working and set it up. From what I've seen so far the build quality is much better than my other cams and I like how you can control it with the app. I'd recommend it because it's really cheap and seems to have decent performance.
          It's hard to be sure until i've had it running in a hot car over Summer. It could be a dud in the hot weather.

          The only thing I don't like is that you can't change the loop length it's set at 1 minute and you can't change it. This means it records a file 1 minute in length before it makes a new file.

          In regards to number plates even my old dash cams I could read the number plates fine when viewed on my computer so I'd say it would be the same seeing as it has a better sensor.

          I'd say 64GB is the max, I've only ever used 32gb cards in my cams as I can get 4hrs of footage before it starts overwriting the old footage.

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          @yippy:

          what is significance of the loop length purpose?
          and what loop length would you like to record it at?

          do you think this dash can continue record while we are parked?
          Some hit and run accidents occur while we are parked and not our car at the time..

          So after some testing you will replace your old dash with this dash?
          why did you buy it if your other dash cams are still working?

        • +1 vote

          @pinkybrain:

          On dash cams they usually have a g sensor setting which automatically locks a file so it can't be overwritten when the camera senses an impact or you can manually select to lock a certain file. They have loop settings so that it's not 1 big continuous file where the whole footage gets overwritten when the card gets full or if a file gets locked the cam can still record over the older files. I use 5 minute loop settings on my current cam, basically all the video files on the sdcard are 5 minutes in length.

          You could use it to record whilst parked but you'd need to hardwire the cam and use battery saver device which automatically turns off the dashcam when the car battery goes down to a certain voltage this way you won't get a flat car battery.

          I'd probably replace my old one when it dies, I like the Mini 0801 because you can take it off the mount when not in use it just slides off. That way I can take it out of the sun when I'm parked in direct sunlight and not using it. That's probably why it's lasted over 4 years and the battery is still in decent shape.

          I bought it because it was cheap. I buy a lot of crap I don't need because they're cheap lol.

        • +1 vote

          @yippy:

          yeah i also being buying a lot useless cheap crap from zapal and other stores

          The one thing i don't like about this dash is the mount
          which looks like a one time stick on

          so what happens if heat eventually melts or wears out the stickiness of the mount?
          also those hot 40+ deg days will not be good if for the battery of the xiaomi dash cam and leaving the dash cam inside the hot car.

          i like ones that used suction better, since it is easier to remove.

          With the 1 minute loop length that mean, that when you are driving continuously e.g. 30 minute, you will have lot's 30 x 1 minutes files?
          whereas if you can set it as 5 min, you will only have 6 x 5 min files?

          Which store did you buy your 70 minute from
          and how much you pay?

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          @pinkybrain:

          so what happens if heat eventually melts or wears out the stickiness of the mount?

          You can just get something like this.

        • +2 votes

          @pinkybrain:

          The mount won't be coming off even in the Summer. My current cam is stuck on with the same double sided tape and it has not budged in over 4 years. Suction mounts are unreliable they have a tendency to fall off in hot weather and aren't as stable so the camera would be bouncing up and down when you're driving leading to bad image quality.

          Yep, that's correct with the loop settings.

          I got mine from Gearbest paid $45 with priority direct shipping. Got it in just over a week.

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          @pinkybrain:

          i like ones that used suction better, since it is easier to remove.

          They're rubbish, not only are they subject to a lot more movement they also fall off and they stick out because you have less mounting options.

          so what happens if heat eventually melts or wears out the stickiness of the mount?

          You're not very handy are you? How does the mount melt or wear out? If the tape fails you replace it.

          also those hot 40+ deg days will not be good if for the battery of the xiaomi dash cam and leaving the dash cam inside the hot car.

          Why get a dashcam at all? If you're not willing to use it because it might get hot or shutdown or die. These are $35 so it's a no brainer that if you sacrifice one or two a year it's still a cheap decent camera.

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      How does the camera handle the heat?

    • +1 vote

      why is it the best dash camera?
      what other cameras do you own?

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        why is it the best dash camera?

        Higher end cameras like the Thinkware F770.

        But have you ever made a decision on anything? By the time you finish asking questions the GPS version will be out.

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      how long does the battery last?
      do you need to recharge it via usb?

  • +19 votes

    for the last time only

    Farnham fooled me once, but that was the last time.

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    Does it have English voice commands?

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      No sorry, the voice commands are in Chinese, however it's only a one time setup.

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        but there is a feature where you can use voice commands to do stuff with the camera

        so that means that feature is useless?

        • +1 vote

          Yes unless if you can speak Mandarin.

        • +1 vote

          @batrarobin:

          that's a downer for most people here..

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          @batrarobin:

          Is the timestamp can be setup for our australian timezone?

          I know with the xiaomi ip cameras e.g xiaofang, we need to setup as china mainland
          which gives us the chinese time zone stamp on the recorded videos..

        • +1 vote

          @pinkybrain:

          The time stamp is synced from your phone when you set it up.

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          @pinkybrain: with regard to your concern about Voice Commands, this manual provides a list of available voice commands, nothing too great in my opinion that we would be missing out on:

          https://help.midrive.com.cn/en/160.html?from=groupmessage&is...

        • +3 votes

          @pinkybrain: Yes, just move to Perth ;)

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          @batrarobin:

          thx for the manual

          does it work with microsd card larger than 64GB?

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          @pinkybrain:

          Upto 64GB as per the manual.

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          @batrarobin:

          yeah i read that

          but i was hoping that someone tested it with a large card e.g. 128GB
          and got it working..

          there's no reason why they should limit the maximum to 64GB
          considering that 128GB cards will just get more cheaper..

        •  

          Just learn a handful of mandarin words so you can operate the camera?

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          @serpserpserp:

          can someone who know what the commands are please teach us

          i think you need to have the same accent, else the words would not be understood by the camera

        • +3 votes

          @pinkybrain:

          There are six commands:

          1) Take Picture:
          我要拍照;
          Wǒ yào pāizhào;

          2) Emergency Recording
          紧急录像;
          Jǐnjí lùxiàng;

          3) Recording with Sound
          打开录音
          Dǎkāi lùyīn

          4) Recording without Sound
          关闭录音
          Guānbì lùyīn

          5) Turn Off Wifi
          关闭热点
          Guānbì rèdiǎn

          6) Turn On Wifi
          打开热点
          Dǎkāi rèdiǎn

          Just copy the chinese characters to google translate and click on the "Listen" icon to hear the correct pronunciation/accent.

          Please note that the commands are correct for V1.00 firmware.

          All the best!

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          @zota:

          thanks

          should it sound like mandarin or cantonese?

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          @pinkybrain:

          i would think it is mandarin.

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          @zota / @pinkybrain:
          thanks for explaining commands. some of them seem to be the other way round (on vs off) as per google translate. interestingly, google translate allows us to save / bookmark phrases so one can simply save them for quick access from google translate app and just play it on the phone in case you are having trouble memorizing those commands. hopefully it should work. having said that, certainly it is not recommended to use this option while driving as it is still bit of a task.

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    Good enough for plate reading?

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      Good enough for plate reading?

      At what range do you have in mind? Five metre, ten or more?

      • +14 votes

        13.67 Metres?

        • +2 votes

          13.37!

      •  

        typical safe driving distance from the next car

    • +2 votes

      looking at the example videos on YouTube it appears to over expose the image all the time (day and night) making it fairly hard to read the plates at any distance unless it's right in front of the car. I'm sure the video quality is somewhat degraded after conversion to Youtube but I don't know by how much. Can anyone who owns one comment on this, are the images normally over exposed making the plates hard to read?

      • +2 votes

        Another important point is that the image sensor used is only capable of doing 30fps, so sometimes plates can get blurry compared to 60fps cameras.

  •  

    Well, LITB isn't the only place that sells this.

    • +7 votes

      It's ok to say no.

      • +1 vote

        … Down the track there might be a deal from e.g. Gearbest, you never know :-)

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        To pineapple on pizza?

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          Or sugar in yoghurt.

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          @Kangal: Both are acceptable

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      WHAT HAPPENED TO THE G?

      •  

        Busy lodging NOIM

  •  

    Why is the title xiaomi? Shouldn't it be 70mai?

    •  

      Why is the title xiaomi? Shouldn't it be 70mai?

      Sub-branding.

    •  

      yea shouldn't it be 70mph? if u go into the product page u'll see it 70mph. Minutes depends on ur sc card size?

  • +7 votes

    I'd say jump over this

    Upskirt cam?

    • +5 votes

      good day Scab, see you again.

      • +3 votes

        Thank you, come again.

      • +2 votes

        Now only missing Scab's sibling jv.

        • +3 votes

          JV is my big daddy.

  •  

    Remember keep in mind these are battery instead of capacitor based.

    • +13 votes

      Then keep in mind that it has wifi, a Sony sensor, and cost $35. :)

    •  

      My Mini 0801 is battery based and I've had no issues with it after 4 1/2 years. I've still got my G1W-C sitting in the box as it was a backup dashcam in case the other one dies from the Aussie sun.

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        My mini0801 battery has died. Still works when you turn the car on but switches off once the the car turned off even though i had it to run for 1 or 2 minutes after turning car off.

        •  

          My battery is still good. Saves the file and you hear the shut down sound after I pull the power.

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      what is the difference between battery and capacitor based?

      does this need to be charged by usb every day
      while the other capacitor one is always plugged into the cigarette port?

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        Batteries don't fare as well in the heat compared to capacitors, so gotta look at the small chance of the battery exploding.

        • +2 votes

          The battery won't explode, but it can fail prematurely as heat degrades them.

          My 3.5-year old dashcam with battery is still running fine though.

        • +1 vote

          @eug:

          The battery won't explode,

          believe it or not.
          https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=34D7V5_gCPQ

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          @whooah1979: Where is the explosion?

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        • +1 vote

          @whooah1979: There is no explosion. It looks like the battery swelled and popped the housing open. A swelling battery is not an explosion.

          With the tens of millions of cheap battery-run dashcams out there, if fire was a real problem, we'd definitely have heard about it.

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          @eug:

          There is no explosion. It looks like the battery swelled and popped the housing open.

          the poster may refer to the "pop" when the casing ruptures due to the internal pressure as the explosion.

        • +1 vote

          @whooah1979: A bit clickbaity isn't it. A popping plastic case isn't typically what people think of when they read "LiPo battery explosion!". :)

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          @eug:

          A popping plastic case

          popping something (big or small) violently to release energy or internal pressure does meet the definition of an explosion.

          it may have been a small pop, but i sure wouldn't want to hold it.

        • +1 vote

          @whooah1979:

          meet the definition of an explosion

          When you read "LiPo battery explosion", what comes to mind?

          a) A battery exploding with fire
          or
          b) A plastic case popping open

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          @eug:

          "LiPo battery explosion"

          https://youtu.be/gz3hCqjk4yc?t=45

          keep in mind that the battery in this vid is about 20x larger than the one used in a dashcam.

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          @whooah1979:

          https://youtu.be/gz3hCqjk4yc?t=45

          Yes, that's what comes to mind, not a popping plastic case. That's why I said the other youtube video has a rather clickbaity title. It's titled "Dashcam LiPo battery explosion" but it's absolutely nothing like what you'd expect from the title.

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          @eug:

          It's titled "Dashcam LiPo battery explosion" but it's absolutely nothing like what you'd expect from the title.

          the pop makes sense for the size of a dashcam battery and the material used in them. we can't really expect them to go off like small chinese fire crackers. they're about the same size.

          anyway, i'm out.

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    any got any dashcam footage using this?

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    Thanks, ordered one.

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    Very slow delivery confirmed yeah? It's okay as long as the item is received eventually. What's their policy if Lost in Transit?

    •  

      PayPal protection?

    • +2 votes

      i promise if your order not arrive in 2 month, pm me and get full refund