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Sunday
Mar012015

K1S - The first Front & Rear Hidden 1080p Dash Camera

My full video review for the K1S 2ch HD Car DVR is below. 
   
  
If you want to watch my 'Beginners Guide To Dashcams' video - Click here.
   
The K1S manufacturer website is here, and pdf manuals for the camera can be found here.
   
For my downloadable sample videos click here  As always, download these files to your machine before viewing them - streaming will make them look worse than youtube.
Note: These files have been manually trimmed for length (and filesize) - therefore the start and end points for the front and rear clips no longer match each other perfectly.
  
Size Comparison
The control unit is approximately the same thickness as a box of cards but a bit smaller overall (without cables).
   
Buying the K1S
I’ll add links below as and when I discover additional resellers. 
 
EBAY
US link here
UK link here
  
AMAZON
(US) With GPS: http://amzn.to/1MKU4lY
(US) Without GPS: http://amzn.to/1DBbUpZ
  
  
 
   
UPDATE 02 March 2015
I've received the answers to a few questions I asked the manufacturers.
 
1) The Car Lamp Open/Closed menu as expected does warn the driver if they are driving in the dark with the headlamps off. It judges this by the exposure.
  
2) Apparently the battery used is a Standard GoPro size....which is great. Normally I try to avoid dashcams that use batteries, because when the internal battery fails you have to replace the whole camera - in this case you can buy a new battery. Just a reminder -  I can't comment on the long term reliability of any cam after only a month of use.
 
3) I wasn't sure how the emergency button handled the files. I was concerned that if you saw something you wanted to keep - but the camera started recording the next file before you managed to press the button then you would be protecting the wrong clip. Well it turns out the manufacturer has thought of this. "When this button is pressed, if current recording is less than 1 minute, then current file and the file before this (together 2 files) are locked"
 
4) Not a question, but I have raised the issue of the need for resellers in China who can export to Europe and also the Speedcam database is no use in the UK until the camera can support additional database formats. Both these things are being explored...but the database issue isn't a simple quick fix.
>>>>>IMPORTANT - READ THIS... (OCTOBER 2016)
Both my cars had a K1S installed until a couple of months ago - They were still working 100% at the point I took them out. I removed them so that I could test other cameras, although I was getting a bit sick of the rear wire interfering with the rear hatchback door on both cars - this would work better in a car with a fixed rear window.  It seems that my experience is not the same as that of other people - perhaps the manufacturer changed the product after I purchased my cameras...but if you read through the comments it seems that other people are having lots of reliability issues. You may have noticed that this is no longer on my list of Recommended Cameras - and this is the reason. I was happy with the performance of both of my cameras for 18 months...but perhaps my experience was uncommon. 

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Reader Comments (642)

Hi Bandit:

yea i got one of those fakes is how i know about it. and did not pass after i learned what to look for on the packaging
infact when i got my unit, i did not know about UHS-1 Cards. I must have tried about 7 cards, Recording was Buggy to say the least.
missed sections, Beeps Galore, and Yellow !!! etc. for about 2 weeks.

Got Me a LEXAR 633 / 32G (as per the techmoan)
even tho Read up to 128G, that is for marketing purposes with dashcams trying to compete at that level,
but it records over so use smaller card and its lower price
WHY? /think about the Density Level, Cramming all those bits into that super small size micro sd card
2 Camera Live Feeds at same time, adds to why you can only use Top Professional Cards Only.
I have No Issue at all with the Lexar 633, google the reviews and check it out. its more costly you will find,
one of the most expensive.
The K1S Likes It, keep her happy

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

Cheers Blake

Will try one of those and let you know how I get on.

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBandit D2

Hi Bandit: 10-4

i just checked ebay, K1S $239.95 Complete Kit GPS + Events Button, includes Free Bonus 32G SD Card.
Sold Thru RoadCam inc. Spytech is No Card. a few other sellers Don't Come With Cards either.
Most Probably had issues with Customer Support is why its a Free Included Bonus Now for RoadCam Man.
They Got A Website for Service & Sales for KoonLung other Models + K1S www.roadcam.us

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

Thanks Blake for that info/ went to the website, they got a couple small single Koonlung models + K1S
What is Interesting? Visit www.roadcam.com
It transfers automatically as a hacked site directly to Pier28 which sells suctions cup Dash Cams.
same company that has nothing good to say about the K1S and has Posted Here & DashCamTalk

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

Wow that is Odd,
www.roadcam.us for Sales & Service of the K1S roadcam inc /Koonlung Authorized Factory Service Center
i been over there at DashCam Talk before i considered the K1S, there is much knowledge there,
however its biased towards what the active resellers are pushing at the moment, subject to change.
You Will Read over and over " stay tuned more to come " wait till the end of Year, without photos or specifics or what it is or does.

August 28, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

USB BATTERY BACKUP DEVICE $10 FOR CONSTANT NO STOP RECORDING FRONT AND BACK
ebay has usb battery back ups to charge your phones or cameras or other 5v devices
$4.95 for 2500 mah to about $15.95 for 20,000 mah 5v.
why not Plug the K1S into that, and it recharges while your drive.

That Could Power the Parking Mode
but for how long?
can someone do the calculations and figure out how many hours or days will the parking mode record
using the various battery backup sizes 2500 to 20,000 mah

Most What I read others do is wire directly to the battery with a voltage cutoff to prevent to the point where it might not start the car.
I cant Believe that would be necessary the K1S will Kill A Car Battery? that $35 to $45 device is what i see others consider as a solutions and resellers on dashcam talk trying to sell you.
I have yet to read anyone suggest the USB BATTERY BACKUP as a solutions here on the 13 above pages of posts
if it is someone point to the page where this idea has been discussed and calculated run times per mah

the K1S is not even wired up to the car source at this point, its powered by a very small brick, placed anywhere its thin width,some are round, about 3.5 inch by 3/4 is all, maybe a deck of cards size on the bigger ones.
Under $10 many choices available
someone try this yet? and got any results on the calculations of how many hours/days will the various sizes last to power the K1S Parking Mode to keep it running if you decide to record non stop 24/7

August 30, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

What car is that?

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterryan

could be Your Car or Any Ones Car to hook up this device

take about 2 minutes to install. Its InLine with the Cig Adapter USB Port supplying the 5 volts $10
Let the Grand Debate of Battery Vs Capacitor Continue

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

Eric Edwards Said: I have yet to read anyone suggest the USB BATTERY BACKUP as a solution

I tried the XIAOMI 5V 2A 10400mAh USB Power Bank to as my USB battery back up solution but unfortunately it does not provide enough current to power the K1S.

I wanted to use that as my cache battery as it supports pass-through charging, ideal for a DVR camera solution in the car.

For your reference I purchased it from Banggood and after doing checks I am satisfied that it is the genuine article.

http://www.banggood.com/Original-XIAOMI-5V-2A-10400mAh-Power-Bank-For-Smartphone-p-923637.html

It can offer up to 2A but it may be that the K1S needs more current than that to support it.

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRussellg

Hi Russell

thank you for your update on trying it out, i did not think i would be only one thinking of this idea. too bad about that
cause its a great solutions if it could power the K1S thru the night without using the car battery, or in a crash where
power was cut, it would keep recording.

i did check the manual last night, on the back specifications
and it does not include the power requirements other than 5v. if someone could check the K1S let us know the Current Draw is?
then we can calculate how big the battery needs to be.

I got an Idea? get another one, same as you got, and connect one usb end to the other battery, and will that work?
Would A High Quality not a bangood $7.95 type , might that work?

hopefully others got a working system let us know more about it,
i know i have read some have wanted to record 24/7, using it while its parked

i can see why those resellers recommend capacitors, as this would only power the unit for 6 sec after powerdown
is that they explode, warp out, wear out, and malfunctions is the reason why
no doubt They Are Using a Dash Cam Up Front with the Guts of the DVR in the HOT SUN AND HEAT

the k!s is not in the HOT SUN AND HEAT dvr is hidden inside cabin where ever you prefer within cord length
Battery is Recommended, dont worry it wont explode!, think about it, everything else you own has a battery
why should not the K!S?

go to DashCam Talk and you will read "Capacitors are the way to go" from the major resellers
cause all they got are the Big Ugly Dash Cams in the Hot Sun,
you got one of those units?

i recommend a cap too!

August 31, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

No problem Eric,

The genuine XIAOMI power bank units are very high quality and use premium Japanese cells. There are one of the more suitable brands for people that like to power their USB devices (cell phones, GPS etc) while riding their pedal powered bike (endurance races, cycle touring etc).

The pass through charging version of these power banks can accept intermittent power input from the dynamo (i.e. start/stop cycling) but still provide an constant output (i.e. supply a ‘regulated’ voltage output regardless of whether they have any input charging power )

I did a lot of research for suitable Power banks that would support pass through charging and it’s so happens that it could also be the ideal solution for powering a car DVR with an intermittent power input (i.e. only when the car is running).

I have a list of suitable power bank vendors that support pass thru charging, some very expensive, some very large capacity but to summarise the XIAOMI (albeit specific only models) range offers very good value for money. Note that not all the XIAOMI power bank models offer pass through charging.

Unfortunately part of the problem lies with the USB charging standard. Despite the K1S having a Micro USB power input connector, the unit itself obviously needs more current that the USB charging specification provides, hence why a lot of these power banks (and other USB power supplies etc) will not be able to solely power the K1S.

It will not be possible to run two of more of the USB power banks in series as the final output current will still be limited by the powerbank that is last in line.

However, with some custom cabling (splicing two USB cables into a single Micro USB cable) it may be possible to run two identical power banks in parallel to offer more current at the same voltage.

This should be able to power the K1S without any trouble as providing that the wire is heavy duty enough – in any case the K1S will only draw the current it needs.

Like Eric says ‘we’ need to run a current meter on the K1S to determine its maximum and average current draw. The current meter needs to be run on the downstream side of the 5v supply (i.e. between the Micro USB plug and the K1S, not between the car 12v supply and the 5v converter.)

Once we have an indication of how much the current draw is from the K1S, we can get an idea of run time of a SUITABLE powerbank, as an example:

With the assumption that the K1S needs 2500mah to run, and a 10400Mah power bank loses 400Mah in conversion losses, it could be calculated that a healthy power bank could run the K1S for 4 hours. If you double up and run it in parallel with another 10400Mah power bank it ‘should’ be able to power the K1S for over 8hours, not including charging up of the internal K1S battery.

I will consider making a cable an trying a second power bank, however I am also considering running a small leisure battery (deep discharge type) and running a spilt charge relay (available from any caravan shop).

The disadvantage is that the leisure battery will be SLA type which despite being larger and heavier than a Li-ion might actually be an advantage to users that live in hot countries, although I have to note that it’s not such an issue in the UK.

September 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterRussellg

@Russellg I think you may have that the wrong way around. The Xiaomi battery packs kick out a lot of current, however when there is little draw the pack cuts off the power. Try running a small LED lamp from it... it works for a a few moments then the lamp goes out.

September 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMark

Hi Russell

WOW, that is great indepth information that will help others for sure

i too agree with your estimated battery size needed.
and agrees with your calculations, and i too got to thinking a 20,00 to 24,000 would be just about enough for the night only 8 hours
for a full day 3x tripple that.
You know What Would Work?
A SMALL SCOOTER FOR KIDS 12 v BATTERY SLA cheap $20
that will power it for days. I got one in the garage, no doubt that would work, I will play around with this for now,
its small about 2.5 inch by x7 x 7 but i like the Pass Thru USB Charge system, smaller and discreet better.

will check on ebay for what you recommend above
for a higher quality unit that can handle the current,
i almost purchased what you say wont work!

if anyone can check / test that/ maybe Techmoan?
What Current Draw in StandBy with Motion Detect?_____
what is it while Recording 24x7?_______
What is while its off?______

someone might know the tested answer / current draw k1s

September 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

I'm a newbie but I searched this site and others and could not find an answer to the simple question:
"What is the advantage/difference in using a dual camera (ex: K1s) as opposed to buying 2 separate single dashcams?"
Seems like I can buy 2 singles for the price of a dual for the same price and get more total memory capacity.

September 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterB9

I have more information to add to why the K1S US DEALER WEBSITE IS HACKED/ to Pier 28/ Jon S
e-mailed the company to find out what happen? Dan says others have questioned him about it too.

Jon S. (pier28 + brian) Was a CTO There at RoadCam Inc for about 3 Months Providing White Glove Service for their Pano Cam/
Disagreements Over Different Visions of which Best DashCam to Offer The Public.

Suctions Cups vs Stealthy K1S
these ongoing disagreements led to him Resigning after a heated argument,
then all of a sudden He Quits, says thats it, with no return.

however Upon His Departure 4 Website Domain Names Registered that were Corp Assets Got Stolen Overnight.

Says he currently has over $12,000 dollars so far in Legal Fees Dealing with it, with Domain Registrations Arbitration's,
Settlement Demand Letters, Ongoing Non-Sense Responses with his attorney,
says there is a Pending Lawsuit to Return the 4 RoadCam Websites Domain Names.
His Attorney says it could take years and $15 to $25 K more
to get his websites back.
RoadCam Dan Registered www.roadcam.us to Continue in Business after He Got Jacked by Pier28

apparently he had access to the passwords and login info to do a last minute transfer of the sites to him
is why when you go to www.roadcam.com it goes automatically to www.pier28.com selling big ugly suctions cup types with caps recommended, to deal with the hot sun and heat. Read DashCam Talk Reviews of whats going on with Street Guardian Models
You Can Find Pier28 at DashCam Talk where he Badmouths the K1S Constantly
Spytech called him on it a couple weeks ago.

the above explains allot.

September 2, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

Hey Newbie with that " simple question "
regarding whats the advantage of the K1S vs 2 Cams?
thats the big debate going on, visit dashcam talk. The Old Way Before the k1s was Born

i think all it takes is to think about it for few minutes and it will be clear the benefits and advantage.
main one being its all in 1 unit, 1 card, all files there, 1 power cord. easy to see the video playback
STEALTHY SETUP, mini size cams, DVR in GloveBox not in the Sun.

what cam you thinking about?
lets compare that to the mini size cam of the K1S.

not only is the DVR is in the Hot Sun also Plain View, easy to see it from outside

IS THIS WHAT YOU WANT?

are you starting to see " some of the advantages yet "

maybe your thinking of 2x 0806's

what did you have in mind when you talk about your 2 cams front and back.?
also large capacity cards is not an issue as it records over itself, so why is that a biggy for you?

September 5, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

Hi,

From previous posts you might know that the K1s I have got is fitted in and wired into the car and worked perfectly from the off and still is. The only problem is the same as everyone, radio interference.
Now I am very good at DIY and fitting items that need doing but I am a bit of a thicko as far as knowing what to do to cure the radio problem.
I have heard talk of aluminium foil, ferrite cores and so on, what do I get and where and how do I fit it to cure the problem.
It is not too important as we have the radio on very little but when we do it would be nice to be able to hear it.

Thanks,

Minataur.

September 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterMinataur

hi,
after seeing the review and reading the comments here, we bought this cam and so far we are very pleased with it.
we have a question: who knows how to fill in the car ID? we found it in the menu but after selecting for instance 'a' we pressed the ok button but then it doesn't select the 'a' but goes 1 step back in the menu... what is the right way to do this?
thx,
Rick

September 7, 2015 | Unregistered Commenterrick

Hello,

Just thought I'd point out the following.....as might help some people.

I've installed the K1S in my new car which sits on my drive at night with a bright streetlight nearby and a motion activated light near my front door. I'm taking power for the K1S exclusively from Anker Astro E6 20800 mAh battery packs. On a full charge 1 battery pack get me from 22:30 till 08:00 next morning on continuous record using a 128 Gig micro SD card. In the morning I swap battery pack and that see me through my working day.

The problems are that I will need more than 2 battery packs to maintain this routine due to the time taken to charge the packs. Also....whilst the cameras can see out of my car at night due to the ambient external lighting.....the cameras cannot see through heavy dew on the windscreen (and obviously not frost or snow).

The motion sensor of the K1S is a G sensor so as my car is low with a stiff suspension I doubt that the car doors being opened would trigger the motion detection but even if they did the cameras face outside so you don't have footage of the people getting into your car.

On continuous record.....if you do want to try and find an event that has happened whilst you've been away from your car you've got a lot of video to watch. At home I have a Netscape Arlo camera which will alert my phone in near real time to motion near my car.....I can then use the time of the Arlo alert to look at video captured by the K1S at the same time. At work I do not have anything external to the car to tip me off about the approximate time at which something may have happened........so basically if I returned to my car at the office and something has happened I would have little choice but to fast forward through the days footage and hope I could find the incident.

Another consideration is that currently I have 1 micro SD card.....so when I want to look at something I'm pulling it out to download to PC via a SD card adapter.......the problem here is that either I will damage the micro SD card or the slot on the K1S over time.

My last thought for the moment is that the cable lengths for the two cameras is quite restrictive for how you run the cables in your car and the final location of the screen. My car is not particularly large but the front camera cable length pretty much dictated the position of the screen which is slightly annoying as there would have been a more covert location for the screen if the cable was slightly longer.

Oh...and another consideration for continuous recording in a parked car at night....the screen is on.....so you'll need a cover for it.........and the screen can get reasonably warm/hot........although the Anker Astro E6 packs have always remained cool so far.

....and if the external battery goes flat during record......when you connect the next battery the K1S will start to record and then stop and seems to only work with a format of the micro SD card.

September 8, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterPeter W

Hi Peter:

from time to time, someone posts something of great value to all
thanks for taking the time to write in such a way we can understand

i too like to put space between the lines,
got me thinking too about the issues you describe pending
and think i was trying to make it something its not.

a car security system. Would be Great to combine the K1S + Car Alarm = what i am thinking about
need accessories wire to hook up the tazer voltage stun gun, and tear gas thru solenoid, and rubber tubing
then we got something

p.s. best thing to find for your radio interference is the same material used in " tin foil hats "
dont use alum foil/ use tin foil / and your good to go.
google it and see it really works not a conspiracy theory

September 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

also not sure if you know already,
but i have read others swap the cam #1 & #2 Cam Rear on Front
to get a Longer USB Lead, you mention your install was restricted to the 2 m length wire

for me i have extra wires, in the glove box that i wire tied to keep it somewhat neat

low bit rate same resolutions
it works swapping the cams if that helps with your install

September 9, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

Hi All

A bit of an update then.....

Found out that my unit is a KPH version which has had the new update installed so now shows MPH, hence why I have bleeps and not voice notification. As far as the issue with the bleeping when the SD card is full goes it seems to have been solved. As Blake suggested I bought one of the Lexar 633 SD cards and have been running that for nearly a month with no issues. These SD cards are a bit more expensive but a lot faster than the cheaper types so worth the extra and the K1S unit seems to like them. I've bought a second unit to fit to the wife's car and I'm using another Lexar SD card in that.

All Sorted Happy Days!!

September 29, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBandit D2

Hi Guys.

Can someone from the owners confirm, if the car charger has built in Microphone, as it is mentioned on the link below?

http://www.aliexpress.com/store/product/Free-shipping-Koonlung-K1S-s-Charging-Cable-with-Charger/938911_32475784190.html

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterAres

BANNED FROM DASHCAM TALK

i was the 1st to report the K!S over there with photos and install and gave kindly advice and started a DIY for K!S Users
to post photos and discuss the wire instal and solutions to issues if they arise based on user feedback, i was the 1st to post who had it, prices, and always recommends what Techmoan advice has been, and of course always Recommend Using UHS-1 Pro Sd Cards only
otherwise expect recording issues is what i have always said. Got My K1S from the 1st lot of 10 in the USA, Before Techmoans Review.

I was Banned From DashCam Talk,
you can read why at the Koonlung Forums
see " asking more questions "

you may recall at the top of the post that it was odd that the US Authorized Distributor Website went to the Guy over there Pier28
that badmouths the K1S over and over again, as he is a Supplier that Deals with the Suctions Cups Types and Tells Folks to " WAIT DONT BUY " " SOMETHING BETTER IN 2016 so that folks interested in the K1S are no longer and believe they are Crap, Over Heat, Bad Night Vision, Batterys Swell Up, and of course the Sound he goes on over and over about the Problems of the K1S

I See EBAY REVIEWS AND FEEDBACK 100% ++ People Are Satisfied with the K1S and if not, they got a 1 Year Warranty to exchange the camera or dvr or whatever part to get back up and running

SpyTech was there, and Called Pier28 out on it,Calling him a " Biased Reseller " bad mouthing the k1s constantly
i too found they attack me when i post positive things about the K1S, and ask for proof and evidence all the time


you can read it all yourself at www.dashcamtalk.com

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

Hey Bandit:

WOW THAT IS GREAT NEWS! happy to hear the improved recording. using a UHS-1 SD Card
I tried about 7 cards before seeing a youtube video that discussed it, & Go Pro Approved List to use, why i went with it
Pier 28 Recommends that if you got Recording Issues to RMA the Supplier & would never mention the UHS-1 option

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

i cant post anymore over there at dashcam talk,
but you guys can.

if your satisfied with the K1S, have it installed, and got some good photos and video recording
visit the KoonLung K1S Forums,.....Show What You Got!
The Best Stealthy 2 Dual Front & Back Dash Cam on the Market (Currently Techmoans Favorite)

"See What Happens When You Do"

October 1, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterEric Edwards

Anyone Used the K1S footage as evidence Yet?

just wondering if anyone has had to use the K1S Recording Footage for
Insurance Purpose, to show fraud or it was not your fault, or police abuse, or
anything where the event footage was good to have and your glad you did.

having a dashcam is Great for Insurance Proof of What Really Happened
if it works out to the " other guys fault "

but can backfire! if your at fault with a good clear recording indicating that

however, its easy to erase/remove the mini sd card and lose it
or erase the contents in 5 seconds

saw on YouTube there are many horriffic, terrrrible, and unnnn-believable DashCam Footage is why i ask

October 7, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterBlake K.

I have come to the conclusion that this dash cam simply cannot be trusted as every so often it randomly decides not to record an entire 1 hours' journey. Yet the red 'record' light on the Save button is still lit, so means nothing. Also it tends to leave 10 second gaps of no recording, average twice per hour. SD card is Samsung 32GB pro. File length (duration) set to 5 minutes, all other settings as default.

October 18, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterNigel Broatch

I have had the K1 since June and the unit is fitted in the glove compartment.

On reviewing one recording soon after purchase, the front camera showed an image in purple or magenta - not in colour. After parking up and restarting after shopping, all was fine. This has only happened once.

On a couple of occasion and also today, there was an announcement from the unit that recording had stopped. Previously it had restarted but today after that announcement, no recordings were made from either camera for the rest of the journey.

I'm using a Samsung Class 10/ HC1 16Gb micro SD card or a Samsung EVO class 10/ HC1 32Gb card.

My feeling is that if you're going to use a dashcam, it has to be 100% reliable and at the moment it isn't!

October 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJosEv

I should have added to my previous post that I am using the K1S with a Power Magic Pro power source that has a maximum rating of 2 amp.which should be fine for the K1S.

An interesting read is on Amazon (UK) on the first Q & A, regarding recording stopping.

October 21, 2015 | Unregistered CommenterJosEv

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