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GREAT CAR DASH CAM
on September 16, 2014
This is a GREAT little car dash camera for around $100.00. There are a few things for potential buyers to keep in mind.
1 Download the manual from the Internet.
2 Download the Quick Setup manual from the Internet.
3 Download the pc Setup software from the Internet.
4 Spend about 30 min reading all of that before you try to do anything.
5 If you purchased a 32 GB or 64 GB sd card, you will need to download a software program that will let your pc reformat the sd card from exFat to Fat32 or the camera may not work.
6 Use the pc Setup software to update the firmware on the camera to the latest version. (Note the sd card HAS to be Fat32 to do this.)
7 Spend about another hour playing with all the camera settings by using the pc Setup software. (For example decide if you want the Mobius to automatically start recording when you plug it into the cars lighter socket or when it receives power. Decide if you want it to "loop" recording when the sd card is full. Decide what movie format type you want it to record as, etc.)
8 Mount the camera in your car. (If you use the typical suction cup mount, you will need to set the camera to "rotating the recording 180 degrees."
9 Go for a short drive while recording. When you get back home, either eject the sd card and look at the files on your pc to see if you have the camera pointed in the proper angle and direction. Make any needed adjustments. Wash, rinse, repeat until you are happy.
(Note, in reply to Jason from Sacramento who claims that the "rotating the recording 180 degrees" feature in the pc Setup software does not work, he's mistaken. I just checked to be sure, and it DOES work perfectly. He unfortunately did not know what he was talking about. What he probably missed was that there are 3 different tabs in the pc Setup software that all have that option, so at first it seems confusing as to which tab you need to use. Each tab corresponds to a different possible camera mode that you can set the Mobius to when recording. So, he was simply not picking the proper tab that was related to the "Mode" of camera he was using. If for example, you change that setting on the tab for "Misc Settings" but don't also change it on the tab for "Mode 1", it won't change what you need once mounted upside down with the car windshield mount. Mode 1 is the default recording mode when the Mobius turns on.)
So, all in all, it's a GREAT car dash cam. It just takes a bit of pc knowledge to get it set up properly.