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Aldi rear camera

Discussion in 'Shopping, Services, Offers and Reviews' started by Chess, 25 Sep 2017.

  1. Chess

    Chess Active Member

    Location:
    Huddersfield
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  2. sight-pin

    sight-pin Über Member

    Location:
    El Sofa
    For £40 I'd have one if i hadn't already bought the Fly 6V, It also comes with a 3 year guarantee which will give you plenty of time to find out.
     
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  3. GJT

    GJT Senior Member

    Me too! Be interesting to see what the Aldi version is like.
     
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  4. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    This is the first fake fly6 in the wild, so no reviews out there.

    The early fly6 had an issue with light bleed from the casing to the camera, which looks like it might effect this - the mould seems to be the same lens and diffuser component.

    That said, it will do the job, much like the early fly6 did.

    I feel sorry for Cycliq. I had hoped it would have been produced by them for the mass market, but sadly not...

    I would like to see a few more of these on the road.

    In dim light even the fly6 isn't great for picking out license plates, and I don't expect this to match it, but I'll be interested to see.

    Sorry this is just random thoughts... I'm a bit sleepy.
     
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  5. KnackeredBike

    KnackeredBike I do my own stunts

    I'm not sure I quite understand the need for it, any disputes are always when I hit things in front of me. It would get tedious reporting every close pass.

    That said, if they don't compromise the camera with it's proximity to the light then it's not an expensive extra camera.
     
  6. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    Aldi have an excellent returns policy too - and if you order online for delivery on (or around) Thursday and find it doesn't suit / isn't what you wanted, etc you can simply return it to any Aldi shop for a full refund. No messing about having to send it back.
     
  7. sight-pin

    sight-pin Über Member

    Location:
    El Sofa
    A rear view camera may help if you get hit from behind.
     
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  8. sight-pin

    sight-pin Über Member

    Location:
    El Sofa
    The updated version works fine for me. Just for more interest here's thread with some more info about the latest Fly 6V.
    https://www.cyclechat.net/threads/fly6-buy-old-v-new-version.222035/page-2#post-4934331
     
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  9. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    I think I have reviewed footage twice, and otherwise just had it as a rear light.

    One of the times I wondered why someone behind me was tooting then shouting like crazy at a busy junction, and it revealed he has seen his pal on the corner.

    I have it, so that in an accident there is the slimmest of chances a driver might get a talking to. I don't expect anything more than that, alas.

    True that. I have the [V] too. I was just suspecting that the Aldi version hadn't evolved as far. I wonder if they are also going for seatpost mounting. I'll read the blurb.

    Edit- having read that, it has either 25 or 30fps, which is not very specific.

    Also 2 modes plus on, are listed. I think the fly 6 does that at the very least, with 3 levels of brightness in addition.

    Like I say, very interpret hear how these pan out. The specs don't reveal much.
     
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  10. NorthernDave

    NorthernDave Never used Über Member

    If you scroll right to the last pic on the website it shows it on a seat post mounting - which suggests it won't fit on my bike as I don't think I'd have enough seat post showing to fit that and the existing saddle bag at the same time.

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  11. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
    I would never have thought of scrolling!
    The lens looks better than I perhaps gave it credit for; there is some kind of ring around the lens and the light extruded but.
     
  12. DCLane

    DCLane Found in the Yorkshire hills ...

    I've ordered one to try when I'm back on the bike. You never know ...
     
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  13. gaijintendo

    gaijintendo Über Member

    Location:
    Scotchland
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  14. Jason

    Jason Senior Member

    Location:
    Carnaby Street
    it's quite a big unit if the proportions are anything like the fly6. I use it on the hybrid without a saddle bag (tools/spares in a tool bottle). If your bike has a small amount of seatpost protruding, then a second light will be difficult
     
  15. palinurus

    palinurus Guru

    Location:
    Watford
    That's why I got one. I was mighty pissed off when struck from behind by a driver who didn't stop.

    Have sent footage to police once when some knobber threw a bottle at me. Handy.
     
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