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Last Edited by newmark December 5, 2017 at 07:35 PM
It's really annoying when retailers hawk add-on things like credit card sign-ups in this Wiki section that's supposed to be helpful. GearBest posted here trying to egg everyone on into signing up for PayPal Credit, for which they would receive a bonus commission.

Purchased it on Oct 16 and received it one week ago (?), so not bad in term of shipping speed. From the tag, it suggested mine was manufactured in Sep this year. Here is my user experience:
1. You need to install "MiHome" iOS app (my case) or counterpart app for Android system.
2. Must select China Mainland as the server to enable the adding of the camera. No, you can't find this camera option at all if electing "US" as the server (I disagree -- I chose US as the server and was able to enter the add-camera wizard from both the android and iOS app --jasonbuechler)
3. The camera works but there is significant delay, 3-5 sec lag is very normal. There is a preview step which offers a small size screen (likely low resolution), the delay there is better, ~1 sec.
4. You often get trouble to "Enter the device" (= enter full screen view mode).

If you are having issues of "connection error" or "device couldn't initialize". It was having issues probably because I initially tried to use the US server to connect, and the camera must've saved that bad setting. The trick was to do a FULL RESET, which I did by holding the reset button until I heard the motor click, and then the camera will recalibrate the motors, a good indication that a full reset was done. Then it's just the usual steps mentioned everywhere online. When opening the app the first time, make sure to select Mainland China server

Overall, you will feel frustrated at the result mostly due to the delay and fail to enter the full screen mode. However, if you want to find a US version, be cautious that you are likely to pay $200 (e.g. Netgear Arlo) instead of $20. That is, you get what you are paying for. If you just need a toy to play with or really want to give a try about the technology (e.g. remotely access the home camera when you are on travel or at work), it is not a bad toy. After trying 3~5 times, I assume you will see the video, but just keep your expectation reasonably low. I have never get fluent playing even when all the camera, phone and router are close to each other.

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I've had to stop payment and my CC was able to give me my money back. After writing them about my order this was their response:

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And I log in, apply the promotion which takes me back to the log in screen, which I log in apply the promotion, which takes me back to the log in screen, which I log in apply the promotion, which takes me back to the log in screen...
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Not exactly. They give incentives/bonuses to their customers to leave positive comments and reviews in different sites. So the rush in activity is likely coming from their customer base themselves, albeit incentivised and fake.

I've been a customer with them a few years now and they offer these incentives all the time but at a sacrifice it seems. Their customer service has gotten even worse than it used to be and so has their site and they constantly run out of stock while still taking orders. It's all very shady.

They've cancelled my order 3 times now each time this pen and refills go on sale but they still kept my money for a few days before refunding it. It's probably not worth ordering from them again until they fix their shit and shadyness.
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Code for smart camera says expired.
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Anyone have an idea regarding why when I keep trying to apply the promotion it takes me back to the login screen? Doesn't seem to be browser dependent as I've attempted IE and Chrome.
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Anyone have an idea regarding why when I keep trying to apply the promotion it takes me back to the login screen? Doesn't seem to be browser dependent as I've attempted IE and Chrome.
Because you need to be logged in for the promotion to work.
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And I log in, apply the promotion which takes me back to the log in screen, which I log in apply the promotion, which takes me back to the log in screen, which I log in apply the promotion, which takes me back to the log in screen...
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In for one thanks. Heard great things but never used one. So I'll be back in 3 months when it arrives to review
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Xiaomi dafang 1080p Smart Camera [gearbest.com] $20 w/ code DAFANG

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Does the camera work with the yi home app?
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WiFi Distance: 10m on the camera. Is that typical?
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Code for camera makes it more expensive right now. I guessed I missed it again. I will get it next time!
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Please fix the Smart Camera code!
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