Great Dashcam with WiFi Streaming

 Traffic accidents are extremely prevalent in my neighborhood, it’s almost as if the drivers didn’t take a driving course. It’s no fun getting into an accident, especially when it comes to dealing with the insurance company. You say one thing, and the police report says something else. The only way to rest assured is to have a video recording of the situation. Read on to see what I think about the DDPai Mini 2 Dashcam.

The dashcam arrived packaged in a white box, and it with all it’s accessories were secured by laser cut foam. Included with the camera was a very long Micro USB cable, a dual USB charger, a wireless button, some clips, adhesive, and two plastic pry tools. I really like the fact that the USB cable has an angled plug, as it lets me hide it easier by tucking it into my roof liner.

Installing the camera was pretty straight forward. after plugging in the camera, I connected to it with my phone via WiFi using the code 1234567890, and launched the app which I downloaded from the app store. Once i added the camera to the app, I was able to view the video feed on my phone, allowing me to position the camera properly on my window. I mounted it up high behind my mirror so it shouldn’t be visible from inside or outside.

There are two ways to wire the camera. It can either be plugged into the USB charger, or it can be hard wired to the car for a more permanent solution. I chose to hard wire it, so bought myself a fuse tap and wired it to the included USB charger. After plugging one end into the camera, I tucked the wire where my roof liner meets the window, and ran the wire down the drivers side column, tucking it in as it went along, and routed it into my fuse box. I then popped the fuse into a slot which gets powered when the car turns on, as I don’t plan on using the parked mode as of now. If I ever change my mind, I can always plug the fuse into a slot which is powered even while the car is off.

While there are mixed reviews on the app in the app store, once I got used to it I was okay with it. From the app I am able to view my recorded videos saved on the SD card and erase them. Being able to do this wirelessly was a big selling point for me, as I find it annoying to have to pull down the unit every time I want to review a video. I am also able to adjust settings from the app such as turn off the startup sound, or change the video quality as well as the audio volume.

As for video quality, the camera is able to record videos up to 1440P, although I record at the 1080p setting to save more room on my memory card. The videos are very clear for a dashcam and it is possible to make out license plates when they aren’t too far away. As for specs, the camera has a 4MP CMOS sensor, and the lens has a 140 degree wide angle, which records in front of my vehicle and little to the sides.

In all, I think this is a feature packed dashcam in a small package and I am very impressed with it. I received this product at a discounted rate in exchange for my honest review, and these are my unbiased thoughts on the product.

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