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I want a dash cam but hate all the cheap crap sold today, even if it’s wrapped in nice plastics, and I can’t stand how it sticks out.

Just came across a couple of smart looking options.
First one is supposed to have a VW/Audi PN but it seems completely aftermarket, so I’m not sure.
Second is a Garmin mini 2, that seems just tiny and invisible, and even their logo is “set it and forget it”.

https://www.partshaus.co.uk/products/audi-universal-traffic-recorder-utr-dashcam-camera-front-4g0063511e
https://buy.garmin.com/en-US/US/p/731428


Also saw some cars with integrated camera, that sticks out of the lane-assist/traffic-sign cluster behind the mirror. But am not sure if they re not Aliexpress/Banggood quality.

https://www.aliexpress.com/item/4000256868810.html?spm=2114.12010612.8148356.1.28fe4c6aqXMUUl
https://autofidelity.com.au/integrated-drive-incident-recorder-for-audi-and-volkswagen/



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5 minutes ago, Booth11 said:

I want a dash cam but hate all the cheap crap sold today, even if it’s wrapped in nice plastics, and I can’t stand how it sticks out.

Just came across a couple of smart looking options.
First one is supposed to have a VW/Audi PN but it seems completely aftermarket, so I’m not sure.
Second is a Garmin mini 2, that seems just tiny and invisible, and even their logo is “set it and forget it”.

https://www.partshaus.co.uk/products/audi-universal-traffic-recorder-utr-dashcam-camera-front-4g0063511e


That one looks the same (Audi branding aside) as the UTR you can choose as an option (dealer fit) on the UK VW Configurator.  
 

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I have  2 off Blackvue DR900s Front and rear systems, with the power magic pro, which allows recording with keys out and cuts off before draining the battery.

One on mine and one on the wife's.

Lots of settings for parking, impact mode and all sorts, if connected to the internet will also automatically upload your footage.

For me playback quality was key, if needed, from the footage I record, can I recover the number plate of a car that's just smashed my mirror and buggered off, pointless recording an accident or incident if you cant get anything useful from it!

Not sure on the cost of a new Golf R mirror, quite a bit I'm sure, but my last car was over £500 for the complete mirror so for me, in some ways justifies the extra cost.

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Sorry, in addition, it can connect to your home WIFI as well as car WIFI, so you can then login from pc/phone to view the cars live cameras, front and rear, track on GPS in real time and, which scarred the wotzits out of the misses is you can talk to it from the app to the camera in the car as well as hear what's going on, not Big brother here, honest, but something to consider. 

I sure there are a few other bits I've missed, but so far so good.

And the first one I had failed after 6 months (summer 2019) but was replaced by BlackVue with out too much issue.

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