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Xiaomi XiaoFang 1080P Wifi IP Camera - $20 + FREE SHIPPING!!

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If you missed the previous Zapals deal, this one is even better, with FREE SHIPPING!!

This is a "flash sale" price, 35% cheaper than normal prices at Zapals or Banggood. What makes this a slick deal is the availability of open source firmware hacks for the camera [gadgetvictims.com]. The actual hacks are available from Github [github.com]

For comparison, check out the iSmartAlarm Spot camera [ismartalarm.com], 720P for $99 USD.


Specifications
Brand Xiaomi XiaoFang
Lens F2.0 aperture, 110° angle
Resolution 1920 x 1080(1080P)
Night Vision Distance 9m
Voice Built-in pickups, loudspeaker system
Sensor Smoke and CO alarm monitor
Connection Mode Wi-Fi 802.11 2.4Ghz b/g/n
Storage Function Micro SD Card (not included)
Power Input DC 5V/1A
Support Device Android 4.0 or iOS7.0 and above
Product Weight 100g
Product Size (L x W x H) 50 x 50 x 56 mm
Package Contents 1 x XiaoFang Camera, 1 x Power Adapter, 1 x Power Cable, 1 x User Manual
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Can not ship to the United States?

"Sorry, we cannot ship the selected item(s) to United States."
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Can not ship to the United States?

"Sorry, we cannot ship the selected item(s) to United States."
Strange. Did you contact gearbest.com's customer service?

Edit: I did, via their chat window. It seems they're not selling it because the MiHome phone app is currently restricting functionality in the US and EU. Frown

Sorry to get anyone's hopes up. This would have been a GREAT deal on a great little camera. Sadwalk
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Strange. Did you contact gearbest.com's customer service?

Edit: I did, via their chat window. It seems they're not selling it because the MiHome phone app is currently restricting functionality in the US and EU. Frown

Sorry to get anyone's hopes up. This would have been a GREAT deal on a great little camera. Sadwalk
thanks for the update. it's strange that the app has restrictions. I wonder what happens to these cameras that users have purchased from prior threads. did they stop working?
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No. Only the smartphone apps have the restriction. It's not internal to the cameras hardware/firmware. In fact, you can still use the smartphone MiHome app to initialize the camera successfully. It's only when it attempts to display video on the phone, that the restriction appears. Which is entirely irrelevant, given that anyone buying this camera wants to hack it and entirely disable the MiHome cloud-based functionality.
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No. Only the smartphone apps have the restriction. It's not internal to the cameras hardware/firmware. In fact, you can still use the smartphone MiHome app to initialize the camera successfully. It's only when it attempts to display video on the phone, that the restriction appears. Which is entirely irrelevant, given that anyone buying this camera wants to hack it and entirely disable the MiHome cloud-based functionality.
Does it enable IP Cam Pro compatibility?
Also, here are bunch of other cameras for $20-$30 on gearbest, but I like how small this is.
Are there other small cameras like this? How much power does this use, if we decide to use it with portable power supply, for example on 20,000mAh battery, can someone guess how long it would take for this to drain the battery?
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Does it enable IP Cam Pro compatibility?
Also, here are bunch of other cameras for $20-$30 on gearbest, but I like how small this is.
Are there other small cameras like this? How much power does this use, if we decide to use it with portable power supply, for example on 20,000mAh battery, can someone guess how long it would take for this to drain the battery?
I use this with IP Cam Viewer Pro on iOS at home. The very small size is one of the better features of this camera. The open-source hacks from GitHub turn this into an RTSP streaming camera, which sets up quite easily. The default power source is a 5VDC, 1000mA (or 1 ampere) unit. It will NOT function from a USB port, which can supply only 500mA maximum. Someone with a Kill-A-Watt or other smart AC plug will have to comment on the actual current draw.
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mihome app works fine if you change your location to China.
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mihome app works fine if you change your location to China.
but that would be lying
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thanks for the update. it's strange that the app has restrictions. I wonder what happens to these cameras that users have purchased from prior threads. did they stop working?
They stopped working, even if you set your area as "China Mainland".

If you use the "hack" to enable RTSP, you can tie it into a separate surveillance system, but it won't work otherwise.

I'd generally avoid these now, since you still have to use the phone app to get the initial wifi connection going. It's a huge pita now. If the hack can be updated to pull wifi info from a config file like the Yi Home cameras do, then it would be worthwhile.


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mihome app works fine if you change your location to China.
Not in my experience, with the latest version. It allows adding the camera, but that's where functionality stops. "Mainland China" still doesn't work beyond connecting the camera to your wifi network.

Not sure if they're restricting based on routing/IP addresses, or your Yi account's location, but changing location in the app isn't enough.
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They stopped working, even if you set your area as "China Mainland".

If you use the "hack" to enable RTSP, you can tie it into a separate surveillance system, but it won't work otherwise.

I'd generally avoid these now, since you still have to use the phone app to get the initial wifi connection going. It's a huge pita now. If the hack can be updated to pull wifi info from a config file like the Yi Home cameras do, then it would be worthwhile.




Not in my experience, with the latest version. It allows adding the camera, but that's where functionality stops. "Mainland China" still doesn't work beyond connecting the camera to your wifi network.

Not sure if they're restricting based on routing/IP addresses, or your Yi account's location, but changing location in the app isn't enough.
Thanks for your input. I have several yi cameras and was interested in trying these out but I guess it's not worth it. Will wait for another deal on the yi cameras.
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I am interested, but this camera won't work in USA, am I right?
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They stopped working, even if you set your area as "China Mainland".

If you use the "hack" to enable RTSP, you can tie it into a separate surveillance system, but it won't work otherwise.

I'd generally avoid these now, since you still have to use the phone app to get the initial wifi connection going. It's a huge pita now. If the hack can be updated to pull wifi info from a config file like the Yi Home cameras do, then it would be worthwhile.




Not in my experience, with the latest version. It allows adding the camera, but that's where functionality stops. "Mainland China" still doesn't work beyond connecting the camera to your wifi network.

Not sure if they're restricting based on routing/IP addresses, or your Yi account's location, but changing location in the app isn't enough.


Thank you so much, I need some small cameras by our doorway entrance, I love Foscams (despite what people think of them so far) they just sit and work, not %100 reliable but if you have 2 cameras, and especially if you have something like blue iris or IP Cam Pro (if compatible with on-camera motion detection alert) they are fine. But in my case, I don't want too much visibility and I don't want to run cables.

What is the Yi Cam you are referring to?
Is it one of these: https://www.amazon.com/YI-Wireles...B016F3M7OM

I really need something small and even yi cam looks too tall and visible. Not saying it needs to be completely hidden but I don't want people to think I have a fortress I need to protect. I sends wrong signals. I just want to be able to know when someone enters the mailbox area, or if meter reader showed up that day so I don't have to read meters, or things like garbage man came, what time, etc.. The shape of this particular Fang Cam is awesome. and I can use extra long (like 50ft USB) for power, I'd be set!



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I use this with IP Cam Viewer Pro on iOS at home. The very small size is one of the better features of this camera. The open-source hacks from GitHub turn this into an RTSP streaming camera, which sets up quite easily. The default power source is a 5VDC, 1000mA (or 1 ampere) unit. It will NOT function from a USB port, which can supply only 500mA maximum. Someone with a Kill-A-Watt or other smart AC plug will have to comment on the actual current draw.
Thanks, 1000mA so with 10,000mAh battery pack this should work about 10 hours.
I don't have power source anywhere near where I want to install this, so I was hoping I could use a battery pack but having to change/charge it every day is a hassle, so maybe I can get a really long USB cable, wonder if power gets diminished over long USB cables.
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Thank you so much, I need some small cameras by our doorway entrance, I love Foscams (despite what people think of them so far) they just sit and work, not %100 reliable but if you have 2 cameras, and especially if you have something like blue iris or IP Cam Pro (if compatible with on-camera motion detection alert) they are fine. But in my case, I don't want too much visibility and I don't want to run cables.

What is the Yi Cam you are referring to?
Is it one of these: https://www.amazon.com/YI-Wireles...B016F3M7OM

I really need something small and even yi cam looks too tall and visible. Not saying it needs to be completely hidden but I don't want people to think I have a fortress I need to protect. I sends wrong signals. I just want to be able to know when someone enters the mailbox area, or if meter reader showed up that day so I don't have to read meters, or things like garbage man came, what time, etc.. The shape of this particular Fang Cam is awesome. and I can use extra long (like 50ft USB) for power, I'd be set!
Yeah, the Yi Home camera linked can be modified via SD card, and wifi config stored directly there. The XiaoFang camera requires connecting to your wifi network via the app, then you can control (Blue Iris, etc) other configuration options via SD card. The cameras does work with RTSP, but awkward to setup since you have to set the app location to Mainland China in order to get the camera on your wifi first, before you can then use the "hack" via SD card to enable RTSP.

Everything the camera "says" vocally is in Chinese, so it's difficult to know what the interface-less camera is doing when trying to get the wifi connected via the app. I just can't recommend this camera for most people.
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Yeah, the Yi Home camera linked can be modified via SD card, and wifi config stored directly there. The XiaoFang camera requires connecting to your wifi network via the app, then you can control (Blue Iris, etc) other configuration options via SD card. The cameras does work with RTSP, but awkward to setup since you have to set the app location to Mainland China in order to get the camera on your wifi first, before you can then use the "hack" via SD card to enable RTSP.

Everything the camera "says" vocally is in Chinese, so it's difficult to know what the interface-less camera is doing when trying to get the wifi connected via the app. I just can't recommend this camera for most people.
Are there any other smaller cameras that can be powered via USB like this? Or even if it's regular power cord but small and white would be preferred, doesn't have to be waterproof.

Thanks for the info.
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