Actually, I bought two. Two cams, two memory cards, and two car outlet extenders -can we agree to call them cigarette lighters?

I’ve been holding out on getting one, but my morning commute is getting scarier and scarier, so it feels necessary. The wife just took a job down town as well. I’ve already gotten an earful on how god awful the drivers are.

I installed the first in the Abarth on Monday. The other is on hold until it’s fully confirmed welike the style then it will be going in the wife’s Beetle.

-prepost: here’s to hoping these pictures don’t get Kinja’d

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It mounts on top of the rear view mirror. Both my car and the beetle have low tech mirrors; no auto dim, garage door openers, or other buttons to be had. Neither car has a back up camera either and this doubles as a back up camera on top of recording the front and rear of the car.

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So far I’m pretty happy with it. I switched it to HD recording. I put a foam strip between the camera and the original rear view mirror as the glass was vibrating terribly while driving. The video was very stable and clear, however the actual rear view function was terrible. The foam works quite well.

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And while it’s not totally discrete from the front, it’s pretty dang slick.

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I have a recording of it playing a recording, but nothing pulled from it to post yet. I will follow up with that as I know that’s kind of what this post is lacking.