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Aukey DR02D Dash Cam
28 February 2018
This dash cam was purchased with Aukey hardwire kit (PM-YY) with protection for parking mode and GPS.
This is advertised as a stealth dash cam, so why do Chinese companies use grey 3M VHB sticky pads to stick the dash cam, PP-YY hardwire kit and GPS to the windscreen, why not use black 3M VHS sticky pads as most windscreens are tinted black and the top of the windscreen around the rear view mirror is shaded black to reduce the sun, so I had to purchase 3M VHB sticky pads off Amazon. Apeman use grey pads as well, why?
When setting up the menu, the dash cam kept powering down and then it would power back up again, I would have to select menu and carry on setting it up, his happened quite a few times whilst carrying out this procedure. So I have returned the dash cam, hope the replacement will be ok.
I asked Aukey if I could use the rear camera cable the other way round, straight mini usb to the front camera and angled mini usb to the rear camera and I was informed no! but it does work with no problems.
I must say the picture quality from the front and rear camera’s is excellent in daylight, I haven’t tried it at nighttime. The menu is very well laid out and is more easy to access than the Apeman C860, but picture quality is just as good.
Overall I’m very happy with my purchase.
Update 9 August 2018:
The replacement front camera has work perfect for the past 6 months with no problems and I'm still very happy with my purchase. The front and rear camera picture quality is very good and viewing it on my computer is quick and easy, the GPS information at the bottom of the picture is a nice addition. The Aukey GPS unit works a treat and picks up the GPS very quickly, but I did find it worked better on the glass at the top of the windscreen behind the sun visor and not on the etched black dots around the rear view mirror that reduces the sun light. I returned the PM-YY hardwire kit as it didn't work as I expected it to, but I notice that Amazon don't sell it now. I used one of the hardwire kits from Amazon and I wired it to a OBD2 plug purchased from Ebay, as the OBD2 socket on my Toyota Yaris 16 plate is under the dashboard near the drivers door, so it is easily accessed. Trying to find a permanent power supply on my car was very difficult, but using the OBD2 socket was very easy.
Still very happy with my purchase and would recommend as nobody externally and sitting in the car has notice either camera.