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:: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::


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I have purchased a Spy Cam from this thread, for 750php. http://www.istorya.net/forums/gadget...s-designs.html I did some research because there are lots of clones of this type ...

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    Default :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::


    I have purchased a Spy Cam from this thread, for 750php.

    https://www.istorya.net/forums/gadget...s-designs.html

    I did some research because there are lots of clones of this type out there.

    This is the site where I read some reviews.
    808 Car Keys Micro Camera, Micro Video Recorder, Review

    I was hoping that this cam that is posted from this site is either #3 or the HD #11, as stated on her details that is posted in her thread.

    - Still image format: JPEG
    - Image resolution: 1280*960
    - Support video with voice record
    - Video format: AVI
    - Video resolution: 720*480
    - Built-in rechargeable 280mAh battery
    - Valid range: 5~10 meters
    - Support up to 8GB microSD card
    - Charge and data transfer: USB cable
    - Working time: about 3 hours per charge
    - Plug & Play, no drivers required
    - Dimensions: 2.01 in x 1.26 in x 0.51 in (5.1 cm x 3.2 cm x 1.3 cm)
    - Weight: 0.71 oz (20 g)
    I take note of the 720x480 which is fine for me, so I read on the review site. There are 7 types of 720x480... cross my finger and contact her, after an hour I got my 808 Camera.

    I receive her text:



    Hmmmmm... I was surprise with the "more than over night charging"....

    When I got home, I was puzzled about the "more than over night charging." So I decide to open the camera, I don't care about warranty.

    I gently open the gadget... and it pops out.. hmmmm something's not right..







    And here it is... spot the changes...







    The battery is bloated, like ticking time bomb about to be explode, I tried to touch the battery and gently squeeze it's like ready to pop out.

    See the difference of this type of battery from normal and bloated.

    This is normal Lithium Ion Polymer.


    And this is the Bloated LiPo.







    So I decide to contact again the seller and report my concern, I don't want to gamble my life and charge this battery more than overnight and wake up fried.

    And the seller is very accommodating, she let me select another item.

    So when I got home, I open the gadget again and decide to MOD it... The battery details from the manufacturer is 280mAh, but when I open it... it just 160mAh... It's not the sellers fault. So I went out again and look for replacement, some other moders are using cellphone batteries only has small mAh, so I decide for Nintendo DS battery which is slim, small and more juice.

    And I found out, my camera is the #8 type from the review but this is V4. So I read some details.
    808 Car Keys Micro Camera Review - Version #8

    :: MODS and Materials ::

    - Kingston 8GB microSD HC Class 4 [320Php]- Class 4 at least, higher class is better, for faster memory accessing.
    - USB Charger [60Php]- 500mAh charger for quick charging, compared to PC charging.
    - Wide Angle (Fish Eye) Lens [80Php]- I need this because the camera is set to zoom.
    - Mounting Tape [23Php]
    - Nintendo DS 1000mAh 3.7v battery [300Php]- I need to replace the battery.















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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    Here are some sample pics this morning, Unedited Pictures.

    Day Normal Shot


    Day Fish Eye Shot




    :: VIDEO ::

    Video 1: Normal Lens and Moded Fish eye Lens




    Video 2: Driving on my motorbike, normal lens.
    Last edited by SmaRkieS; 01-10-2012 at 11:31 PM.

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    :: Modification Part 2: Tick-TaCam ::

    I choose the Tick-Tac container because it is perfect to fit the camera, battery, and it is also flexible to press the buttons.

    Materials:
    - Your 808 Camera
    - Nintendo DS Battery
    - Soldering Lead
    - Soldering Iron
    - Small Philips Screw Driver
    - Tick-Tack [Blue Container]
    - Electrical Tape
    - Tweezers
    - Scissors
    - Mounting Tape
    - Cotton Buds


    I transferred the contains of the Tick-Tac to another container.





    Solder the camera battery wires.



    Applying electrical tape to the camera board, I use electrical tape because it is not so sticky, and not damaging the components if I remove the tape, then add the mounting tape.







    I made a hole under the Tick-Tack container, for the camera and microphone.

    I add the cotton tube stick under board, so that I can press the buttons easily, because the cotton buds tube is hollow, flexible and it wont damage the IC.





    And when it's done, you can easily slide in the camera and battery inside the container.



    Don't forget to cut the container cover, so that you can close it.









    Make a hole for the USB port.





    Cover the camera with electrical tape, don't forget to make a tiny hole to the electrical tape.



    Now it's done, you can clearly see the light indicator and can easily press the buttons.



    Thank you for viewing my thread.
    Last edited by SmaRkieS; 01-13-2012 at 07:20 AM.

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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    boss, using your 1,000mah, how far or how long does your battery goes?
    likewise with the 8gb, how long does it go too?

    BTW, very nice modification... very innovative..

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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    Here are the results, the battery is still alive but the memory of my microSD is full.



    More here.
    http://www.chucklohr.com/808/C8/index.html


    Thank you Chucklohr for featuring my MOD.
    Last edited by SmaRkieS; 02-03-2012 at 02:03 AM.

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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    Payter bro, bilib kaayo kos imong modding skills

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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    Quote Originally Posted by SmaRkieS View Post
    Here are the results, the battery is still alive but the memory of my microSD is full.



    More here.
    808 Car Keys Micro Camera Review - Version #8


    Thank you Chucklohr for featuring my MOD.
    thanks a lot boss for the link and info.... kayahon kaha sa system kung 16gb ako ibutang?

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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    Quote Originally Posted by Dondon View Post
    Payter bro, bilib kaayo kos imong modding skills
    Thank you kaayo bossing.

    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinzae View Post
    thanks a lot boss for the link and info.... kayahon kaha sa system kung 16gb ako ibutang?
    Hmmm wala pako ka try ug 16GB, pwedi ra nimo dalhon ang cam sa palitanan ug memory and test it.. karon kay ni palit ko lain 8GB para e puli puli nako. Make sure lang taas iyang class (transfer rate).

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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    boss question: normal ba nga mo freeze iya frame while ang audio padayon ra? ga try ko ug video, mao man na result sa most of my videos.... naay uban freeze ang frames pero ok ra ang audio....

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    Default Re: :: 808 Carkey Micro-Camera / a.k.a Spy Cam :: Review ::

    Quote Originally Posted by sherwinzae View Post
    boss question: normal ba nga mo freeze iya frame while ang audio padayon ra? ga try ko ug video, mao man na result sa most of my videos.... naay uban freeze ang frames pero ok ra ang audio....
    Naka palit ka sa iya boss?

    what memory gamit nimo? because memory card quality does matter, kay continues writing man gud ni.

    nag palit ko ron ug another type of memory kay usahay ingon ana pud ako pero di kaayo grabe.. kana sa sample video nako sa taas kingston 8gb microSD hc class 4 gamit nako ana, medyo mo freeze, same gi gamit nako sa akong xperia phone, karon naa nako new memory kingmax class 4 8gb pud, akong gi try sa akong phone walay freeze, pero wa pa nako ma try sa carkey cam nako. update ra tika.

    This is another sample katong pag Fireworks competition sa SM, Kingston gamit nako ana.

    Last edited by SmaRkieS; 02-13-2012 at 08:42 AM.

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