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Coleus
12-04-2012, 10:51 PM
I bought these wireless cameras and am amazed of the built quality as well its performance


and it is cheap for under 100 bucks. I can view it from my iphone app or from my work computer. Just awesome for 100 bucks

They are foscam and sold at foscam.ca

mrhasan
12-04-2012, 11:18 PM
I bought these wireless cameras and am amazed of the built quality as well its performance


and it is cheap for under 100 bucks. I can view it from my iphone app or from my work computer. Just awesome for 100 bucks

They are foscam and sold at foscam.ca

SWEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEET :D

I went after a bidding for this cam in ebay but damn some people are just desperate and bid prices higher than MRP!

Coleus
12-04-2012, 11:20 PM
you should get it from foscam so you still get their support and warranty. you won't get that from ebay seller

kien
12-04-2012, 11:22 PM
I just ordered 4 of them from their website! :-D (Don't ask where the 4th one is going to go.. this is a family site)

mrhasan
12-04-2012, 11:29 PM
I just ordered 4 of them from their website! :-D (Don't ask where the 4th one is going to go.. this is a family site)

Will you let us know if I give you popcorn? :mrgreen:

ChizerBunoi
12-04-2012, 11:31 PM
That is so cool. Hey Tai, if one of your kids bump the camera towards the couch, we can privately spy on you. :twised:

mrhasan
12-04-2012, 11:31 PM
you should get it from foscam so you still get their support and warranty. you won't get that from ebay seller

True that :D

I particularly like the movement option for these cams + the night vision. But somehow, fishes get freaked out by spot LEDs :| I got this underwater cam and it has leds around the lens and MY GOD I never saw my clowns get freaked out that way :O The female tried to dig into the sand :razz:

mrhasan
12-04-2012, 11:32 PM
That is so cool. Hey Tai, if one of your kids bump the camera towards the couch, we can privately spy on you. :twised:

Now Tai's gonna turn off the guest mode :neutral:

Coleus
12-04-2012, 11:34 PM
That is so cool. Hey Tai, if one of your kids bump the camera towards the couch, we can privately spy on you. :twised:

well for demo purpose, i am setting the timer so it is only available to public viewer on certain time where those "Hot" things does not happen. So sorry to disappoint you

Coleus
12-04-2012, 11:36 PM
True that :D

I particularly like the movement option for these cams + the night vision. But somehow, fishes get freaked out by spot LEDs :| I got this underwater cam and it has leds around the lens and MY GOD I never saw my clowns get freaked out that way :O The female tried to dig into the sand :razz:

my fishes are fine with the leds and the leds are not very bright.

mrhasan
12-04-2012, 11:37 PM
my fishes are fine with the leds and the leds are not very bright.

Maybe the leds being outside and inside the water play for this factor.

subman
12-04-2012, 11:41 PM
Sweet deal. I bought some from dx and have one under my tank watching my sump, but the software is garbage. I think I'll order a couple of these!

apexifd
12-04-2012, 11:42 PM
cool... I am getting myself some of these.

Coleus
12-04-2012, 11:43 PM
man foscam should pay me for free adverstiment lol

Coleus
12-04-2012, 11:44 PM
Sweet deal. I bought some from dx and have one under my tank watching my sump, but the software is garbage. I think I'll order a couple of these!

yeah my dlink cam went to garbage can after i set this up

subman
12-05-2012, 12:28 AM
Lol have one of those too... Complete garbage its like watching through a bar of soap lol

Nano
12-05-2012, 12:54 AM
Doesn't work on my phone! Dang. That's still cool though, looks like I need another toy to add to my list eventually

subman
12-05-2012, 12:59 AM
Not working for me either

Coleus
12-05-2012, 08:21 AM
Not working for me either

what not working? my site or your cam? My site is only up during days due to privacy protection and bandwidth


to get your foscam works on your iphone, I use foscam Pro and it works like a cham

subman
12-05-2012, 02:43 PM
Your Site Wasn't working on my android phone. I'll try later today maybe it was time. I could log in but then the next screen asked for log in credentials again and wouldn't accept them.

molotov
12-05-2012, 03:11 PM
I can't get logged into your camera either.

I use Dlink camera's. They're ok but pretty expensive for what you get.

Seriak
12-05-2012, 03:17 PM
Man I am thinking of buying one or more now. But I can't access it either. I am guessing he has it turned off atm.

Skimmer King
12-05-2012, 03:24 PM
I just ordered 4 of them from their website! :-D (Don't ask where the 4th one is going to go.. this is a family site)
Well Kien can you at least make sure that you dont close your Bedroom window then I hate sitting on the high branch in that tree. I would rather use a ladder.:mrgreen:

Palmer
12-05-2012, 03:53 PM
Coleus-

Just out of curiosity the website says it utilizes a standard safari browser no app necessary. In your original post you mentioned an i-phone app?

RPatsula
12-05-2012, 04:56 PM
I cannot get your site work as well. I was just curious as to what camera model you purchased. My aquarium is set up using Radeon LED lights and when I tried to view it using a WebCam it looked extremely blue. Are you experiencing the same issue with your IP-based camera.

Thanks
Rick

Skimmer King
12-05-2012, 05:05 PM
its asking for a authentication required

Skimmer King
12-05-2012, 05:46 PM
is there a discount code too to make it sweeter before i buy it just asking :biggrin:

Coleus
12-05-2012, 08:04 PM
alright it is on again,

you can view the webcam with browser or use iphone app :-).

There is no app install if you know what you are doing .

Coleus
12-05-2012, 08:06 PM
also if you want to cheap out, the camera is on sale on amazon.com for $62 dollars (today only) and only ship to US so you have to use mail forwarding service.

Coleus
12-05-2012, 08:09 PM
Your Site Wasn't working on my android phone. I'll try later today maybe it was time. I could log in but then the next screen asked for log in credentials again and wouldn't accept them.

it works fine on my android nexus 7

Coleus
12-05-2012, 08:10 PM
I cannot get your site work as well. I was just curious as to what camera model you purchased. My aquarium is set up using Radeon LED lights and when I tried to view it using a WebCam it looked extremely blue. Are you experiencing the same issue with your IP-based camera.

Thanks
Rick

Rick i have the Foscam FI8910W

RPatsula
12-05-2012, 08:14 PM
looks great...what type of lights are on your aquarium....are they led's

Coleus
12-05-2012, 08:22 PM
looks great...what type of lights are on your aquarium....are they led's

they are just MH and T5

Coleus
12-05-2012, 08:26 PM
Kien, look look your ex queen angel :D

Seriak
12-05-2012, 09:37 PM
I wonder if the HD is worth the extra money.

Coleus
12-06-2012, 01:28 AM
I wonder if the HD is worth the extra money.

I think it depends how you are going to use it. If you get HD version, wireless may not be a way to go because of amount of data have to transfer, thus the video may get very choppy . If you have wired connection and you don't need to access from your 3G network on your phone then it probably worth the money. Good luck with your decision

Seriak
12-06-2012, 02:35 AM
After some research it looks as if the HD is not as refined as the model you have.

Now I have to decide between foscamcanada.com or foscam.ca the first one has free shipping and a 15% off sale. Thanks for the live demo.

ddarkz
01-06-2014, 10:56 PM
Amazon.ca sells these in packs, you get a better discount.