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« on: 11 October 2017, 15:30:56 »

Are these any good ?

http://www.ebay.co.uk/itm/WIFI-Car-Backup-Rear-View-Reversing-Camera-for-iPhone-iPad-Android-ios-System-/122148238568?hash=item1c709a34e8:g:qUAAAOSwB-1Yx80d


Looking at maybe getting a couple for myself.
One for the back of the estate because the daft mutt refuses to lay down when he is in the car so its impossible to see out of the back window.
The other is for the back window of the van so I can see behind when reversing into a slot / driving around  :D

Cunning plan is to view the picture on a iPhone SE if or when needed  :-\

Anybody use anything similar ?
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #1 on: 11 October 2017, 16:23:18 »

I  don't use mine. Always look over my shoulder.
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #2 on: 11 October 2017, 16:24:48 »

Idea looks good, but means you would have to unlock your phone and go to a player app each time you wanted to reverse.

Also for it to be on WiFi you would need to create a hotspot for the camera? That could be flaky as well due to inconsistent use. The player used for the camera would also need to connect to an IP, that would likely change as hotspot also not consistent. (DHCP)

Could be a pain to be reliable  :-\
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #3 on: 11 October 2017, 16:28:59 »

Re-read it, it generates it's own wifi that you connect to.

Still means hassle of opening/unlocking phone and going to an app each time you reverse.
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #4 on: 11 October 2017, 16:31:35 »

Seems its as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike then.  :)
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #5 on: 11 October 2017, 16:35:53 »

Seems its as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike then.  :)

Yep....designed for lazy bastards. ;D
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #6 on: 11 October 2017, 17:30:56 »

a) Its egay, so therefore its shite. End of.

b) Seems a heck of a lot of faff - if you need a reversing camera, fit one properly, integrating into something like CID

c) I can't say I ever use the camera in my car, and the new XJ has *REALLY* bad rearward visibility. But the dear Lord invented door mirrors for reversing. Van drivers manage without looking out of rear window or cameras.
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #7 on: 11 October 2017, 19:45:19 »

I've used the rear view mirror type a few times, I quite like them, especially in vans.

In case you aren't aware, camera at rear and the screen hangs over the rearview mirror. In normal use, you barely notice it's there. Once reverse is selected the LCD powers on and you get the rear camera feed.
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #8 on: 12 October 2017, 09:35:48 »

Re-read it, it generates it's own wifi that you connect to.

Still means hassle of opening/unlocking phone and going to an app each time you reverse.

Sounds like the Go-Pro where it expects you to have internet access to "sign in" to the control application on your phone. That's super convenient when you're 3 miles high flying a glider, as I discovered last week. ::)

Fortunately, an old version of the app isn't affected by such crippleware, otherwise the whole lot would be going back to them for a refund.
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #9 on: 12 October 2017, 09:48:49 »

Re-read it, it generates it's own wifi that you connect to.

Still means hassle of opening/unlocking phone and going to an app each time you reverse.

Sounds like the Go-Pro where it expects you to have internet access to "sign in" to the control application on your phone. That's super convenient when you're 3 miles high flying a glider, as I discovered last week. ::)

Fortunately, an old version of the app isn't affected by such crippleware, otherwise the whole lot would be going back to them for a refund.

 ;D ;D ;D

Surely get good signal up there though?  :D
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #10 on: 12 October 2017, 10:35:12 »

Seems its as useful as an ashtray on a motorbike then.  :)

Yep....designed for lazy bastards. ;D


Shut it you tit  ;D ;D ;D
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #11 on: 12 October 2017, 10:43:07 »

Obviously ( to me anyway  ::) ;D) that it wouldn't be used unless i've got the van tied to the back or i'm trying to reverse the car onto the towing hitch on the van with daft dog bouncing around like a friggin puppy in the back  ;)
I'm also looking to put a switch inline on the reverse light wire that triggers the rear parking sensors because it gets on your tits when reversing with a van tied to the back.

You do get a lot of kids / dogs / retards who walk behind you on these sites so its something i'll look into over the winter months.

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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #12 on: 12 October 2017, 12:18:24 »

Re-read it, it generates it's own wifi that you connect to.

Still means hassle of opening/unlocking phone and going to an app each time you reverse.

Sounds like the Go-Pro where it expects you to have internet access to "sign in" to the control application on your phone. That's super convenient when you're 3 miles high flying a glider, as I discovered last week. ::)

Fortunately, an old version of the app isn't affected by such crippleware, otherwise the whole lot would be going back to them for a refund.

 ;D ;D ;D

Surely get good signal up there though?  :D

Nope. The poor old Samsung was confuse. ;D
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #13 on: 12 October 2017, 12:46:17 »

Re-read it, it generates it's own wifi that you connect to.

Still means hassle of opening/unlocking phone and going to an app each time you reverse.

Sounds like the Go-Pro where it expects you to have internet access to "sign in" to the control application on your phone. That's super convenient when you're 3 miles high flying a glider, as I discovered last week. ::)

Fortunately, an old version of the app isn't affected by such crippleware, otherwise the whole lot would be going back to them for a refund.

 ;D ;D ;D

Surely get good signal up there though?  :D

Given the directional cellular aerials do not beam directly upwards then sadly not.  :y
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Re: Rear view camera
« Reply #14 on: 12 October 2017, 19:35:46 »

a) Its egay, so therefore its shite. End of.

b) Seems a heck of a lot of faff - if you need a reversing camera, fit one properly, integrating into something like CID

c) I can't say I ever use the camera in my car, and the new XJ has *REALLY* bad rearward visibility. But the dear Lord invented door mirrors for reversing. Van drivers manage without looking out of rear window or cameras.

You want to try the 370z, it has next to bugger all rear visibility  ;D

oh and vans have parking sensors  ;)
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