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Here is a vid of use of the app, first connect is sometimes hit or miss!

Looks like the WiFi connects phone to camera and not via your router?

Success!!

I'm using it on my tablet not phone and found that when I go into video mode on the camera the wifi turns on. Don't know if this is normal or just coincidence.

Thanks for the video.

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I have downloaded the Android APK file, just got to figure out how to install the App on my phone and Tablet.

The camera was collected from Heathrow 14hours ago for Nottingham, should arrive at local depot for delivery tomorrow.

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I downloaded the app straight to my tablet via the browser which was no problem. My phone is Blackberry so can't use a phone app and don't understand/want to understand APK files bowdown

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Its an Android App file, which you would have downloaded on to your tablet.

We look forward to seeing your videos :)

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What you will pay if customs charges for your imported goods (as of 08/06/2015).

+Royal mail charges £8 release charge.

You pay VAT on goods sent from non-(EU) countries, if they’re:

  • Gifts worth more than £36
  • other goods worth more than £15

You’ll be charged at the VAT rate that applies to your goods. VAT is charged on the total value, including:

  • the price paid for the goods
  • postage, packaging and insurance
  • any duty you owe.

You’ll be charged Customs Duty on gifts and other goods sent from outside the EU if they’re above a certain value, unless the duty comes to less than £9.The value includes:

  • the price paid for the goods
  • postage, packaging and insurance

Type and value of goods Customs Duty Anything under £135 No charge

Gifts worth £135-£630 2.5%, but rates are lower for some goods

Gifts above £630 and other goods above £135 The rate depends on the type of goods and where they came from.

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NewbasfordLad

#30, what are you looking for?

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You’ll be charged at the VAT rate that applies to your goods. VAT is charged on the total value, including:

  • the price paid for the goods
  • postage, packaging and insurance
  • any duty you owe.

We must be the only country in the world that charges tax on tax?

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Hi Mick,

Just a decent dash cam to record our work journeys mainly protection in case of an accident. I recently had a guy try to claim of my insurance after he had backed into me. Fortunately he didn't get away with it but it would have been so much simpler if we had had a dash cam.

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Arrived this morning, works straight out of the box.

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Installed App on phone and tablet, it is now mostly in English.

Immediately recognised there was a later version of firmware and updated it.

Build quality superb, if Tiny. The size of a small matchbox.

Can be used as a dashcam, video can be inverted for upside down mounting.

I dont know if the firmware yet supports auto on/off with ignition power,

but I suspect future firmware updates may include a dashcam mode?

Xiaomi have got a winner with this camera. Probably the best bit of kit I have purchased for a while.

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Battery life a little disappointing, I think you'd struggle to take it out with you for the day without needing to charge it a couple of times

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#32 Mick,

I am also looking for a dashcam, well I could do with two. One for the rear view as I get fed up with tailgaters. Any advice on costs, quality, where to go, what to look for would be most appreciated.

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#32 Mick,

I am also looking for a dashcam, well I could do with two. One for the rear view as I get fed up with tailgaters. Any advice on costs, quality, where to go, what to look for would be most appreciated.

I've just bought one of these, £30 from Amazon

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If you decide to buy two, buy separately to avoid bundling and more chance of VAT Duty and Royal Mail £8 fee!

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The power bank is for extended use of action cams like Xiaomi Yi, Hero4 etc.

Dash cams should come with leads/cigarette lighter plug.

Extra long USB leads for rear dash cam can be purchased cheaply on ebay.

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The Pianoman, Sorry I missed your posting, I only read the recent ones when I decided a dashcam was required.

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Have gone for,

Solar Energy ES900 12000mAh Portable Mobile Power Bank Double USB

Hope the sun shines :biggrin:

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