I bought it at an Office Depot store for $20.00, couldn't go wrong for that. It took me a while to figure out how to make it stick on the windshield, and the manual is not good, very confusing. Within a few days the hinge to the screen broke so it will not stay up, it always hangs down which was distracting until I got used to it being there, now I just ignore it. I used the USB cable to hook it up to my computer to see how it looked and sounded. I found it to be excellent, and I could hear and understand the conversation going on inside the car plainly. The picture was steady, no shaking at all. I haven't figured out all the buttons and menu yet, but so far it does what it is supposed to do. I lost the manual, so I downloaded that, and the cable to my laptop fits the DashCam and into the stereo port. The housing of the DashCam could be a little sturdier, but what do I want for $20.00?
Bottom Line: Yes, I would recommend this to a friend
Thank you for your review, and sorry for the confusion about the manual. I'm glad that you had the opportunity to download the manual. Also, remember that you always have the opportunity to go to the store for an exchange.