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At first I loved this product
on November 8, 2014
I'm not going to be one of those individuals who writes a mean, snarky, overly critical, unbalanced review while they are heated.
I will say this:
At first I loved this product. I was tooling around with IP cameras and making them more mobile. Then I saw this exact product at Fry's Electronics for $60. I was happy with the price (it's all relative I suppose) and excited to use this product in real life scenarios.
I was surprised that the video looked as good as it did (it's ok...not great) given the size of the camera. The field of view is less then desirable, but the size of the unit made up for the lack of video quality. I wish I could say the same about the quality of building materials.
CHEAP CHEAP CHEAP PLASTIC JUNK. And don't you dare try to use it with a macintosh. Sure, everything seems to work just fine, until you forget to empty the recycle bin before you eject the device, or if your computer freezes....ugh. Please don't think I'm some old fart with a dinosaur computer trying to play IT. I know my way around electronics. So what I'm about to say should hold some weight amongst the readers of this review:
Given the fact that theres dozens of versions of this device, and 75% of them are less expensive then night owls, and seemingly all of the competition has at least 2 to 3 more options ie. night vision, remote conrol, voice activation, better frame rate, better building material, I WOULD NOT RECOMMEND THIS PRODUCT. THERE'S BETTER OUT THERE, BUYER BEWARE. Whatever design, or firmware, or software, or programming, whatever, whomever touched this thing and designed the user interface (ha!) messed it up real bad. Go ahead, buy one, you'll see.
And their tech support are just as knowledgable about the products as you the consumer. Although I was pleased to be able to speak with a human being about it at 4 in the morning.