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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 62 reviews

68%
would recommend to a friend

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  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    So close, but a swing and a miss...

    Posted
    User

    I have been looking for an affordable dashcam with GPS for a while. When this dashcam was listed as a Deal of the Day I thought I would take chance for $49. A common complaint relates to the packaging, and I will confirm this. It was not easy to get the dashcam out until I saw how it was actually attached. (Tip: The whole black piece doesn't come out...so pull from the base of the camera and it will detach from the black piece attached to the case.) I didn't have any problems with acquiring the android app or getting the camera up and running. Went for my first drive with it and then went to view the video. GPS was excellent feature. Video quality is average, similar to what you find in similar priced dashcams without GPS. Unfortunately in the upper left hand corner is a "Car and Driver" watermark. This watermark is not in the demonstration videos that Car and Driver has published, if it had been I wouldn't have ordered it. I could not figure out a way to remove the watermark. I reached out the Car and Driver customer support to see if there was a way to remove the watermark. Was curtlytold no. My impression was that the individual probably gets asked that question often because the response was short and without any compassion. End of story for me is without the watermark I would have absolutely kept the dashcam and been content. But since it cannot be removed, I will be returning the dashcam.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    A bit underwhelming for the price

    Posted
    mrehmus
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    I bought this because I don't like having a dashcam that has a screen to distract me. This does OK in that regard. However, it has very poor night performance . . . useless I'd judge, based on the stored video. Poor customer support. I wrote them on their Web site and a week later I have no reply.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    App is practically unusable

    Posted
    shadowgoldxx
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    The app that is needed to view footage from the Minio Pro is outdated and hasn’t been updated. I wouldn’t recommend this dash cam if you plan on viewin the footage right away. As for the dash cam itself it’s a nice little dash cam that isn’t very noticeable and good quality. The only downside is the app which is pretty much needed to view the footage.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Great decoy

    Posted
    Hrod9217
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Member

    You cannot log into the App to view the camera footage unless the camera is on and you’re accessing the App via a phone right next to the camera. The purpose of having the camera was so my spouse could check on my well being while driving.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Poor App

    Posted
    Brian
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I just bought today and will probably be taking it back. I am not able to access the app unless I'm in my car and it is attached to the camera via wi-fi on my phone. I had thought I could record and then watch whenever I wanted to.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    There are better dashcams for the money.

    Posted
    soupscum
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    There are better dashcams for the money. Look around, this one is not that great. Frustrating to setup and get going too. Save your money and get some thing else. Build quality is decent.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Better DashCam's

    Posted
    Marvin
    • Verified PurchaserVerified Purchase
    • My Best Buy® Elite Plus Member

    I am not a fan of this, after using the Thinkware 750. These cam does not have a lot of features, and the application isn't intuitive.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend