- Dec 28, 2017
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- Washington State
- United States
- Dash Cam
- BlackVue 750X Plus
There are many reasons I passed on going the hotspot route and just went with the CM100 as battery life along with auto power off even if hardwired were just a few..Jeez, I never thought about the iPad orientation. I happened to have been using mine with a keyboard, in landscape mode. I suppose I’d have never found what works, except by chance. And yup, whomever designed this should get the full Lego treatment, this kind of thing sucks, a simple password change should be obvious.
I had the bright idea of using wife’s Mac, wired, to see if I could get the admin function to be more stable. It was better, but eventually began intermittent disconnecting. I’m not going to worry about this problem, because once the passwords are as I want them I don’t see going into admin mode much. Hard to believe that it’s an Apple problem, propagated across two different operating systems, but I suppose that anything is possible.
I’ve ordered a 12VDC to 5VDC converter, with USB plug. I’m going to have a hotwired hotspot and if this leads to having to replace the hotspot battery more often, so be it.
Now I‘m trying to figure out the next thing that I want to do. I want this camera primarily for the standard reason of evidence-if/when-needed. But I have another thing. We do a lot of over the road trips through great scenery, and this camera should allow us to share some of it with our kids. I‘ve put a test video clip into my cloud account. Playing it back at full resolution caused a lot of buffering on my home internet (can’t understand this but I’ll deal with it later). One way that I can think of, for viewing by my kids, is to give them access to my cloud, which I assume there is some way to do. Another is to create a Youtube account, which I’ve never done but people say it’s not hard to do, and put it there. We have Dropbox but I want something where my kids don’t have to mess with yet another sort of app. So, my question is, do you do this sort of thing - sharing your videos? If so, how do you do it?
If you are going to get a 12v to 5v converter to hardwire it make sure you get some sort of inline battery voltage cutoff. Once you hardwire it, it will just keep drawing from the vehicle battery until the vehicle battery is dead if you don't have some sort of voltage cutoff used inline...
After all my research into using a hotspot and reading about your issues, I am completely happy that I avoided going that route.