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Old 07-30-2017, 11:18 AM   #1
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Anker Roav dash cam - video test

I installed a dashcam into my DD this week and here's the video test. I did hardwire the unit using a standard wiring kit that brings it down to 5V from the vehicles 12V system. I used a fuse tap so that the dashcam turns on and off automatically with the ignition. Only took about 15 minutes to install and do the wiring.

I like that the Anker uses a sticky mount vs. suction cup to mount to the dash and the camera is easily dismounted when necessary. I have this tucked behind the rear view mirror so it's not distracting inside and barely visible outside.

Anker Roav Dashcam
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The video first shows it in bright sunlight and second shows the performance at dusk

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Old 08-04-2017, 09:40 PM   #2
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Looks really good, think I want one now.
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Old 08-04-2017, 10:41 PM   #3
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Get the Falcon Zero HD touch screen. You'll thank me later.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:01 PM   #4
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Minor necro-thread resurrection thinga-ma-bob. No, Bob, not you.

Anyways, I picked up the Anker produced Roav cam as well and did a quick road test with it yesterday. Other than spacing out on the setting for the test (720p @ 30 fps, since updated to 60 fps) and setting it where it can be a pain to pop it off of the mount, things went well.

I have since adjusted the lens down a notch (it can rotate up and down) and adjusted the suction cup smartphone mount and USB power to keep everything a bit more organized and easily reached/viewed. The compression on YT really does not do the vid justice, looks much better on the laptop. Pulling video off of the cam can be done with an app and phone wifi which eliminates the need to un-mount the unit or eject the media. If you use the 10 minute clips rather than the 3 minute clip option it might take some time though plus storage space may be an issue for you.

Unlike the op, I used the crowbar and am just using the 12V system in the car. Starting this year the car is going to be stored 4+ months a year and the cable is tucked up out of the way. I probably mounted it a bit lower than the OP, it is noticeable in the windshield if you really look for it but the screen is still well hidden behind the rv mirror.



I did a night time test too but it included pulling into a family member's house and I do not have editing software setup on my new system yet. It is a bit rainy tonight so I might have another one later to use for comparison. If you want one of these, keep an eye on the Kinja deals blog. I saved about $20 on Amazon when Anker had a discount code out and about.
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Old 08-29-2017, 12:59 PM   #5
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I have the Anker Roav too and I got it so I don't have to take it out of my car to export videos. You can easily do it using your phone.
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