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1182 days ago

I ordered Xiaomi XiaoYi IP camera from Gearbest a couple of weeks ago.
For 29.49 USD I thought that was a good deal if we take the camera’s specifications to concideration.

Honestly, I didn’t know, but Xiaomi is a major player in China and apparently provides the whole world with its electronic products that seem to be of very good quality and come at a very affordable price!

From the title only, I could understand that I was getting a low price, nightvision, wifi, high definition IP camera, so that was pretty much what I wanted.

The package arrived on time and it was delivered to me yesterday in a pretty white box similar to the one that the iPhone comes into.

Th structure of the package was solid with a sense that everything is protected in there.

Inside there were 4 items. The camera (of course), the mini usb charging cable, which by the way is very long and that was a nice surprise, the european standards usb charger, and manual written in chinese.

Everything seemed of high quality. The cable was well crafted and as flexible as you need it to be. The usb charger has a nice glowing white surface and feels pretty solid. The camera itself feels robust, well covered with a very secure anti-slip surface on the bottom.

As I said before the camera is offering much more than the price suggests!

To be more specific the camera’s major specifications are the following:

Xiaomi XiaoYi Camera

● 8pcs 940nm infrared LEDs
● Built-in microphone and speaker, support two-way remote dialogue
● Automatically start smart security model when you leave home
● 4x digital zoom
● 110 degree wide-angle lens
● Installation within 1 minute, easy to use
● Playback at anytime, in addition to real-time viewing, it can insert a micro SD(TF) memory card to store video for look at any time
● Storage: Support Micro SD card up to 32GB
● Cloud Video: Yes, support local cloud (more secure)
● Support Agreements: IPV4, UDP, TCP, HTTP, RTP, DHCP, P2P
● Wireless Standard: IEEE802.11b, 802.11g, 802.11n Draft

Despite the fact that everything is written in chinese, which I consider to be a major disadvantage, the camera was really easy to install and configure.

By the time you plug the power cable in, the camera starts some voice instructions in chinese that are not very helpfull if you don’t speak the language.

But we all know that when you are in trouble, you google it, so that’s what I did!
The only thing that you need to do really is to download the app on your phone which you can find here.
It is available for Android and iOs and very straight forward.

Once you launch the app, you see an interface with instructions written in English this time which you can’t miss.

From my understanding, there are two ways that you can connect the camera. The first one is automatic. If that fails then the app lets you use a QR code that the camera itself can read by putting your phone in front of the camera. The second one worked for me.

After the connection has been setup, the camera is added to your device list and you can connect with it by simply taping on it.

There are LED indicators on the camera that help you recognize if everything works as expected. The whole process should not take more than 5 minutes and then you will have a high definition view of your bedroom, living room, or any area you want to survey.

The camera is very good deal in general and I recommend it.

The only thing that really annoyed me was the language, but as I said, I managed to understand how it works and so should you.
The specs are very high with a resolution that literally surprised me and for almost 30 USD it is a no-brainer.

If you want a low price HD WiFi camera, then you can stop searching. The Xiaomi XiaoYi is what you need!

You can see more details about the camera as well as orders and prices here:

http://www.gearbest.com/ip-cameras/pp_193393.html


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1183 days ago

point and shoot cameras are good if you want to be a photographer. Unfortunately they are becoming more scarce with everyone having a smart phone or almost everyone. And the time it takes to develop pictures also takes away from that. The many apps that are available now to make pictures look a certain way have really not helped the point and shoot cameras but I will always have a love for them and their style :)

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1190 days ago

What is not to love about this beautiful device?

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1191 days ago

Iphone are not overrated sure they are expensive but for a reason it's mainly because of the apple brand but thats okay some people like to own expensive things iphones also tend to be more reliable than android phones and i said tend not always also then reason why most iOS apps are paid while android is free is because those apps are better quality and they get updates first and sometimes there are apps exclusive to ios


So overall iPhones are phones for people who don't care about specs and want a phone that just works


iPhones and apple products just work

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1191 days ago

Point and shoot cameras are not worth it only your grandparents use them you could get a decent camera on the iphone 6s plus and the galaxy s6 and note 5 and they can do way more than take pictures and the great thing is you could take a pic and directly post it to a social media site instead of messing around with sd cards so dont be a dinosaur and use point and shoot cameras

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1204 days ago

Favorite camera. I still use it to this day.

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1205 days ago

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1205 days ago

This Camera is Super cool... i love this camera,.. i have used it for 2 years and its like new ..... i love it... don't think to buy it... just buy it!! :)

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1235 days ago

Great kit! Loved it

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1255 days ago

Very Good Kits. Bought one from the list.

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