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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: 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

    Camera works, but packaging and setup not good

    Posted
    BobinCLT

    The camera seems to be working as it should and the pictures are sharp and clear. However, there were two big problems in setting it up. First - I couldn't get it out of the plastic container; so I took it to my BestBuy store and three of their strongest people including the head Geek couldn't get it out of the container. They finally just smashed the plastic container and the camera came out. Second - Back home I tried to follow the instructions to set it up, but could not find the "Bracket Socket" to insert the SD card. Finally I called the manufacturers tech support line. The support person helped me remove a "packing bracket" that was covering the "Bracket Socket". It took a large vise grip and a lot of strength to remove that bracket. Seems like Car and Driver could improve their packaging to be customer friendly and then explain that there is a "Packing Bracket" that also needs to be removed from the camera and put some lubrication on that bracket to allow it to come off without tools and a lot of effort.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great device / wish it had a better app

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

    The device itself is great, small, and great picture. Comes with an sd card, two different mounts and is an easy setup. The app on the other hand leaves a lot to be desired. The organization is poor. If you try and find something that was recorded, prepare to look through a lot of items that are not labeled properly. The date is off for one and there is no way in the app to change it.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Works but changed langauge

    Posted
    ogilly0753
    • My Best Buy® Elite Member

    I have used on a long trip and it worked fine however the language changed to Chinese and will not change back to English. Tried changing from Chinese to English but will not change. It is checked for English but its Chinese. Tried contacting Car & Driver but no response.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Compact, quality picture for reasonable price

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

    Same as other reviews I had hard time to detach camera from plastic box. After that it is relatively easy to install on car. App easy to download but connection not stable time to time reconnect camera needed. Overall good quality camera for fair price when it was on sale.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Love the wifi but 1080P can't read license plates

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

    Love the small size because it doesn't have a screen and instead uses your smartphone's screen. I would like to have seen a wifi connection to a rear camera.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    nice camera

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

    easy to install with all the hardware they provide. easy to use-and turns on automatically. enjoy how easy it is to take pictures if needed. the only issue --not that great in the dark

    I would 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: 3 out of 5 stars

    good camera

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

    good camera I wish I would have bought the upgrade till nice suction kept falling camera had broke

    I would recommend this to a friend