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Best Dash Cam setup?

lupend88

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Jul 7, 2017
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415
Portland
Hey everyone, wanted to get some feedback on this dash cam setup I am debating buying. In my opinion, it's the perfect setup in terms of safety, longevity, and convenience. Please let me know if you see any issues with this setup and hopefully I can help inspire others to do the same!


Safety
This product has been very well documented so I will not go into the details. It basically hides your USB/SSD from plain sight and slightly increases your chances of it getting stolen, should a break-in occur.
Jeda Products | Tesla Model 3 USB Hub


Longevity
This “Endurance” MicroSD card is specifically designed for dash cam use, and has the capability of 44,000 hours of recording/playback. Though I’m sure 99% of all solutions would work to record, I like the idea of this card being designed with dash cams in mind.
https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B...84HJ5&linkId=93dbd4ca1b991c1a04bcd060425f1741


Convenience
This card reader can fit a MicroSD card (mentioned above) inside of it, is small enough to fit in the hidden compartment of the Jeda Hub, and best of all- has a lighting port and USB C port to easily plug in an iPhone or Android device to view Sentry Mode footage right on our cell phones. It looks like you just have to download an app to access the files.
https://www.amazon.com/dp/B07D72L4Q...olid=1O7WFON49H9NU&psc=1&ref_=lv_ov_lig_dp_it


Let me know if you have any thoughts or reasons why this setup wouldn’t work. I did a lot of research so hopefully this can also help others. Thanks!
 

Knightshade

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Jul 31, 2017
12,386
17,597
NC
It'll probably work just fine.

Just a $20-30 USB stick is equally likely to though at about 1/4-1/6th the cost... (arguably more likely given the issues some Jeda hub owners have reported)
 

lupend88

Member
Jul 7, 2017
340
415
Portland
It'll probably work just fine.

Just a $20-30 USB stick is equally likely to though at about 1/4-1/6th the cost... (arguably more likely given the issues some Jeda hub owners have reported)

I'm ok with the price of this setup as I am intending to keep this car for a long time. What issues are some Jeda hub owners reporting? Its good to know that this same setup will work without the Jeda Hub if needed.
 

Knightshade

Well-Known Member
Jul 31, 2017
12,386
17,597
NC
There's a number of multi-page threads about poor customer service from Jeda... I know on the hub specifically some folks were having it fail to work with dashcam features too-- sounds like Jeda finally acknowledged this so maybe it's working ok now?

Jeda USB Hub September Shipping Update


Also some more recent folks who had issues with "too slow" errors through the Jeda hub but worked fine when plugged in directly, but works fine for others, some mentions of that here-
JEDA Model 3 USB Hub
 

Kennymb5384

Member
Sep 28, 2019
359
218
Seattle
There's a number of multi-page threads about poor customer service from Jeda... I know on the hub specifically some folks were having it fail to work with dashcam features too-- sounds like Jeda finally acknowledged this so maybe it's working ok now?

Jeda USB Hub September Shipping Update


Also some more recent folks who had issues with "too slow" errors through the Jeda hub but worked fine when plugged in directly, but works fine for others, some mentions of that here-
JEDA Model 3 USB Hub

Shipping times sucked for the Jeda USB hub, but I just got mine about a week ago, and haven’t had any issues using my Samsung T5 SSD with it. It’s really awesome how hidden it is, and it’s also working great with my Nomad wireless charger.
 

lupend88

Member
Jul 7, 2017
340
415
Portland
I just purchased all items in my original post. I’m probably most excited for the MicroSD card reader with Lightning port so I can check footage on my phone in my car without having to use a computer.
 

sduck

Mr. Duck
Nov 6, 2017
1,510
1,483
Nashville TN
I recently gave my jeda hub a second chance, but quickly stopped using it again. My issue is that the main connections are flaky - it gets disconnected easily. I really want rock solid performance for my music ssd, and wasn't getting that with the jeda hub, but plugged directly into the right usb port, it never goes down.
 

w1n78

Member
Nov 11, 2019
58
40
Southern California
i currently use this Aukey dashcam https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B072FGL63X in my 2016 prius. i'll be trading in for a model 3 and will probably continue using it. the quality is great and is USB powered. also picked up a lens filter to reduce glare https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B01NAD4MZP. works well even at night. plenty of video samples on youtube for day and night driving. thing i don't like is it only comes with one mount and aukey doesn't sell additional mounts. some have directed me to go find the 3D printer file for the mount and have it made but have yet to find one. i wanted another mount so i can use it in more than one car. i got mine on sale for $50 and it often goes on sale.

here are two videos i uploaded on youtube.
(light rain/snow)

i've seen video samples of the model 3 dash cam and i didn't really like the quality. many complaints are related to reading license plates and low quality
 

w1n78

Member
Nov 11, 2019
58
40
Southern California
oh and i also use this 64GB microSD card. it's able to handle the 1080p record just fine. if you use the one in the tesla, the ones you listed should be fine or this one. i believe the 100MB/s rating is key - how fast it writes data on the memory.
 

edstewbob

Member
Aug 5, 2019
23
8
Piedmont, SC USA
You may want to consider using the Raspberry Pi Zero W option that many have implemented mentioned here and on YouTube that can automatically transfer the videos via WiFi for later viewing without removing the device. The most widely used and supported software is at marcone/teslausb
 

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