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Car and Driver - Minio Pro CDC-628 Dash Cam - Purple-Front_Standard

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Rating 3.7 out of 5 stars with 60 reviews

67%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Bad packaging & worthless product manual

    Posted
    JackSOLD

    I've been looking for a "stealth" dash cam and the Car & Driver - Minio Pro CDC-628 fit the bill... small & mounted behind the rear view mirror, it offered the features of bigger & bulky dash cams on the market, but without being a distraction to the driver. Unfortunately, removing the camera from the packaging was impossible without using drastic measures (see other reviews). I used a 1/4" drill to bore 6 holes around the plastic base holding the camera to crack the base from the plastic cube, being careful to not damage the camera! The product manual didn't provide any instructions on removing the camera from the plastic cube. The manual is worthless, it doesn't provide any details about setup nor operation. These drawbacks will prevent this product from becoming a popular consumer dash cam choice. Through trial & error, I've used the Minio Pro for a recent 2,000 mile road trip. The image quality is excellent (day & night), but could have saved time & less aggravation if the product manager had written a better manual!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    getting camera out of packaging

    Posted
    Dallas

    The camera slides off of a pedestal.The base of the camera is shaped like a horseshoe. The opening is under the camera lens I had to break the plastic.These instructions were NOT in user manual.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good product, poor app

    Posted
    argent

    The camera is light with good resolution. The app may be good but it is not intuitive and there is no meaningful instruction set available. Hopefully this will be corrected.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Needs to be updated with firmware and app

    Posted
    Ross
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    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Ok getting this out of the package. No instructions, one would think slide it right or left... nope. Slide it to the back. Unfortunately like others I had to drill it out because no instructions. The app will not work on my lg v20. I got a support email in but this puppy is going back if bb will take it considering I wreck the package getting it out. To bad too, updated app and this would be perfect for $50

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Worst Buy Ever

    Posted
    BARA
    • My Best Buy® MemberMember

    Useless Manual has not much Useful Information. Look and Feel is great but does a dodgy job. The Wifi connection to Android is so poorly designed and I believe was not tested properly. I had to link it with a few IPhones. Checked some sample videos on phone to make sure it was capturing everything and suddenly stopped doing everything. After returning from a 10 day Road Trip, I was appalled to see it captured nothing. I pulled out the SD card but no Video files were present. The IPhone app showed up some Pics that were captured with hand motion sensor. Totally useless. I wish I bought a trusted brand and not this Crap!!!!!

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Terrible instruction

    Posted
    Mini

    Trying to get the camera out of the plastic case was a 2 hour waste of time. There were no instructions on how to get it out without breaking. I finally called the help line. Some guy named Willy said I'll email a picture. You need a pin and a picture of how to break it free. No instructions came with this in the box. After getting it out the instructions for operating we're very criptic. It was impossible to program it. I went to the ap and that wouldn't work either. You can't tell if it's taking pics. I did one time see pics of my shoes but then couldn't clear it. A total waste of 3 hours. I took it back and bought another product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend