I bought two sets of the Blink XT two camera systems on offer with Amazon for £89 each about a month ago. I’ve just this weekend got round to setting them up and trying them out.
I wanted to use one plugged into a USB power supply to use live view frequently. But this issue with the USB port being blocked by the mount, and no way in software to rotate the image if the camera is mounted upside down to give access to the USB, just says to me that insufficient care has been taken at the design stage of the hardware, and basic omissions have been made with the software.
I’ve purchased cheap USB powered PTZ cameras from Banggood for £15 where the design has been better thought through, and where the software has significantly greater functionality. This software is severely lacking!
The concept of these is great but such fundamental and basic flaws are making me reconsider my purchases which may be getting returned yet. Mind you, for the money they’re probably worth keeping and investing in other mounts, but it does make me wonder what other issues I’ll find along the way.