I got 2 of these dashcams, one for my Odyssey and one for my coming Accord. Figured that installing one definitely has its benefits. I didn't want any cheap DealExtreme dashcam, and I especially dislike those that has a suction cup Therefore, I decided to go for the best, the Itronics ITB-100HD -- which is something everyone is raving about on various dashcam forums.
It used to sell for around $170 on eBay, but Itronics started cracking down on unauthorized resellers. Now there is an authorized reseller with warranty on eBay, but for a lot more money than it used to be back in December. I noticed he accepts best offers for its $240 + shipping price. I know this camera costs around $130-150 in Korea, so I offered him $185 each for 2 cameras, figuring that I have more bargaining power, since I am buying 2. I expected to pay for around $200 each. He quickly gave a counteroffer for $203 USD, which I thought was very reasonable, since it comes with warranty. Shipping is $30 for both, so I coughed up the cash and paid the guy.
Less than a week later, it arrived in Canada. Surprisingly, I wasn't taxed at all. Cool. Everything was shipped in sealed original packaging. Since my Accord isn't in yet, I decided to install it in the Odyssey first, with no plans to equip my Civic, as I am selling it in a few months. Originally, I was going to tap into the auto day/night mirror in the minivan, but the plug is not socketed at the back. I removed the overhead console, but there is no convenient location for me to get 12V No lazy install method is possible. I ended up running it along the headliner, feeding the cable down the A-pillar behind the airbag, and zip-tied the cord to the existing wiring, and reached the fuse box on the passenger side. Not too bad for an extra 5 minutes of work, lol. Here are some pics of the install:
Looks almost OEM