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Vantrue T2 24 7 Surveillance Super Capacitor Dash Cam 1920x1080P 2 0 LCD 160 Car Dashboard Camera w Wave Guard Parking Mode Recorder OBD Hardwire Night Vision Sony Sensor Support 256GB Max

Last Updated: 18 Jan 2019 (Refresh Now)
7.2
SCORE
/10
Total Reviews
88
Old Reviews
0
Unverified
7
Spam Test
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Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
VIDEO
262144 GB
MEMORY
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE

Review Summary - 81 recent, verified reviews

Detailed Mode
Fit
 26
mount, windshield, t2, vantrue, suction cup mount
+88%
-12%
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" ...  Decided to look for another dash cam solution.  ...  "
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" ...  This is a very easy to install and use dash cam, it came with a suction cup mount that is well designed for it's intended purpose and it stays put.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, if you can catch this on a Daily Deal or other sale, this is a decent little dash cam. ... Anymore, a dash cam is almost a necessity for insurance claim purposes.  ...  "
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" ...  I've tried out many dash cams and this one is a really good one.  ...  "
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" ...  |What a great dash cam.  ...  "
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" ...  I had been shopping around for a good quality capacitor based dash cam for quite some time. ... All in all, out of the box I can easily recommend this dash cam.  ...  "
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" ...  The T2 works well enough, not perfect though (no dash cam is).  ...  "
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" ...  - Dash Cam with Suction Cup Mount  ...  "
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Camera
 19
video, quality, pictures, previous, happy
+84%
-16%
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" ...  Hopefully with this camera I will be more at ease parking on the street.  ...  "
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" ...  That is really very handy and much better than my previous camera.  ...  "
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" ...  I'll update my review after more drivetime with it, but so far, I'm really happy with this camera.  ...  "
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" ...  You can also take pictures and the wide angle lens is cool as well.  ...  "
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" ...  I have to say, I love this camera.  ...  "
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" ...  -Posted video shows how clear the camera is and how crisp the video and pictures are.  ...  "
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" ...  Overall, this is a pretty decent camera to have and the quality and videos are great but we'll have to test it again to make sure it looks good on the road while moving/driving, too.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality pictures.  ...  "
Ease of Use
 15
easy to install, setup, install, options, camera
+100%
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" ...  It was easy to set up and install on the windshield of my sedan.  ...  "
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" ...  Easy to install in my work truck.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup and install were very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup of the camera is really easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Seriously easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  It was super easy to install.  ...  "
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" ...  I do like how easy it is to use, no extra software to install in order to view your videos.  ...  "
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" ...  - Lots of setup options to customize recording functionalities  ...  "
Setup
 14
easy to install, easy, setup, camera, takes
+100%
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" ...  Setup of the camera is really easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Installation was easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Seriously easy to install. ... She was able to do the initial system setup as I read what options I wanted.  ...  "
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" ...  First of all, it is very easy to install and takes no longer than 10 minutes to set up.  ...  "
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" ...  The setup and install were very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  Setup is easy and intuitive.  ...  "
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" ...  It was easy to set up and install on the windshield of my sedan.  ...  "
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" ...  It makes for a cleaner install.  ...  "
Picture Quality
 11
picture, good, video, sound, pictures
+100%
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" ...  Picture and sound quality are excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  The quality of the pictures and video are awesome.  ...  "
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" ...  Good quality pictures.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture quality is good and it’s easy to setup.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s got very good picture quality.  ...  "
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" ...  - Very good video resolution  ...  "
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" ...  I've only tested this at night so far, and the image quality is great!  ...  "
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" ...  The picture is crystal clear.  ...  "
Storage
 10
sd card, memory cards, 256gb, 256 gb, uhs
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  This one is much better quality and I can finally use my 256GB SD card.  ...  "
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" ...  The video quality is good and after about 3 days of driving, i've only used less than 8% of my 128gb microSD card.  ...  "
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" ...  Likes: good price, lots of features, good storage capability with microSD card (gotta buy that separately), small size so unobtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  Have 32Gb card but think of purchasing 128/256Gb.  ...  "
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" ...  However, after a few weeks, we reviewed the micro SD card on the computer and it looks great but somehow we were not able to see any videos of us driving, only when it's parked. ... Looks like the manual needs to be updated because so far we were able to use the 128 GB micro SD card.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the features that attracted me was the ability to use larger than 32 GB memory cards. ... Now on page - 5 - of the Full Manual, it states 16-64 GB cards but the Amazon ads mentions 256 GB cards. ... I didn't have any 256 GB memory cards for testing but I do have 128 GB cards. ... Memory Cards tested: ... - SanDisk 32GB Extreme UHS-I micro SDHC Class 10 ... - SanDisk 64GB Extreme PRO microSDXC UHS-I/U3 Class 10 ... - SanDisk 128GB Extreme UHS-I microSDXC Class 10  ...  "
Ports
 10
port, plug, car, cable, power
+100%
comment
" ...  **The car charger plug also comes with an additional USB port so you can also plug in your smart phones**  ...  "
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" ...  While it was plugged via usb/plug outlet, the camera powered up no problem. ... Again electrical usb/plug outlet works fine, Car lighter .  ...  "
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" ...  The cam comes with a usb data cable, car power adaptor that also includes a usb port so you can charge your phone and power the cam at the same time.  ...  "
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" ...  Be sure to use a USB wall plug or portable phone charger to get it set up - speaking of - setting up is a breeeeeze!  ...  "
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" ...  USB Mini B is old and not fast at transferring content.  ...  "
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" ...  I love the included OBD port cable.  ...  "
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" ...  I also liked that it came with the OBD power cable so it could easily keep the device powered even after my car was turned off.  ...  "
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" ...  It has a built-in charging port that makes running the power cable discretely very easy. ... In addition to the standard cigarette adapter, the package also includes a power cord that plugs into your car’s OBD-II port, which makes “hardwiring” the camera for parking mode extremely easy.  ...  "
Cables
 8
obd, obd power cable, included, vantrue, power
+100%
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" ...  I love the included OBD port cable.  ...  "
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" ...  I found this VanTrue model, and the fact that it included an OBD power cable piqued my interest. ... I was able to install the OBD power cable and mount within 10 minutes. ... This cable is a time saver and make it so easy to use. ... Extra thanks to VanTrue for including the OBD power cable.  ...  "
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" ...  I also liked that it came with the OBD power cable so it could easily keep the device powered even after my car was turned off.  ...  "
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" ...  I WISH I WOULD HAVE KNOWN that the camera comes with an OBD cable.  ...  "
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" ...  - Included OBD-II connector.  ...  "
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" ...  I was also impressed that they include a data/short USB cable plus a power adapter cable and ODBII cable.  ...  "
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" ...  Finally, the OBD connector is a nice addition, works well for constant power in my 07 Honda CR-V.  ...  "
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" ...  - Car Charger with 10ft car charger cable that plugs into your cigarette lighter ... - OBD Cable estimated 10ft flat cord ... The cord is flat and easy to push inside A pillars and weather stripping.  ...  "
Suction
 8
suction cup, suction, windshield, unit, mount
+88%
-13%
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" ...  This is a very easy to install and use dash cam, it came with a suction cup mount that is well designed for it's intended purpose and it stays put.  ...  "
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" ...  The suction cup mount is very strong and will not come loose.  ...  "
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" ...  The suction cup is great on glass (and I mean GREAT) but will not hold on those dots.  ...  "
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" ...  -One of the biggest issues with Dash Cams is the suction mount and as you can see from pictures from other and what I have on hand is that the compression suction mounts are the best and is whats included with this unit.  ...  "
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" ...  The GPS function works well with the optional GPS suction cup. ... The suction cup makes it easy to adjust the position of the unit, and also makes it easy to rotate the unit to the side, or around 180 degrees, something you can't do with units that are mounted via adhesive tape.  ...  "
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" ...  - Suction mechanism is very sturdy  ...  "
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" ...  - Dash Cam with Suction Cup Mount  ...  "
GPS
 7
mount, works, buy, also, video
+100%
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" ...  I chose the GPS mount, works perfect and logs speed and GPS position on picture or video.  ...  "
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" ...  We also bought the GPS add-on, which allows you to see a map of where your car was during recording.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the small size and GPS addon capability if i so desired it.  ...  "
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" ...  I'm hoping for the GPS mount as an X-mas present but will buy it myself if I don't get it.  ...  "
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" ...  I did not (yet) purchase the GPS based mount, however, you can run your power source directly to the mount included. ... The GPS mount works the same way but includes a GPS module in the mount itself.  ...  "
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" ...  The GPS function works well with the optional GPS suction cup.  ...  "
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" ...  The T2 also has the ability to track GPS and Speed . ... "You must buy a separate GPS mount from Vantrue."  ...  "
Product Reliability
 7
working, two, three, stopped, one
+14%
-86%
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" ...  It worked for about three weeks, and then it stopped sticking to the dashboard.  ...  "
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" ...  I tried three cards, all certified.  ...  "
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" ...  the camera stopped working  ...  "
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" ...  but pretty sure it’s NOT RELIABLE AT ALL!!!  ...  "
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" ...  It’s seems hard to use it keeps shutting down and turning on don’t know if it keeps working  ...  "
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" ...  I have two problems however.  ...  "
Display Clarity
 7
display, lcd, turns, startup, starts
+100%
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" ...  doesn't feel cheap and I like the lcd screen, its nice and bright and seems like its always focused.  ...  "
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" ...  2 inch display is much better than 1.5” on N2 Pro.  ...  "
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" ...  However, a great feature is that the camera screen shuts off while driving but it's still recording at the same time so it's not a distraction.  ...  "
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" ...  It’s easy enough to navigate through all the settings with the included display and that’s good enough for me.  ...  "
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" ...  The big LCD is one of big advantage.  ...  "
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" ...  The larger 2" screen just makes viewing things that much easier.  ...  "
Build Quality
 7
solid, many, made, feel, unit
+100%
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" ...  The reason I gave a 3 star rating on durability is because it’s brand new and hasn’t proven the durability.  ...  "
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" ...  Had many cars love tap and bent my license plate.  ...  "
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" ...  Once attached it adjusts any direction needed easily and qucikly locks its position in place with a turn of the tension nut.  ...  "
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" ...  Better made, it feels a lot stronger in your hands, doesn't feel cheap.  ...  "
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" ...  The plastics of the unit are high quality and the unit itself has a solid feel.  ...  "
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" ...  The construction is extremely solid with non-slip rubber texture on the outside.  ...  "
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" ...  First impressions is that the T2 seems well made, I really like the texture of the housing . ... kinda soft and rubbery feeling.  ...  "
Sound Quality
 6
quality, picture, good, video, records
+83%
-17%
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" ...  Camera records in good video and sound quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Picture and sound quality are excellent.  ...  "
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" ...  I know that might sound trivial, but there is a lot of thought put into how this product is packaged and the quality of the packaging.  ...  "
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" ...  - No start-up chime/sound.  ...  "
Video Playback
 6
videos, good, resolution, clips, clear
+83%
-17%
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" ...   **Amazon downgraded the video i uploaded, however it is crystal clear and matches the videos seen in other reviews**  ...  "
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" ...  Video clips are really clear.  ...  "
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" ...  This adds extra work when combining video clips in a video editor - I have to remove exactly 30 frames to combine the video clips seamlessly.  ...  "
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" ...  The resolution is very good, too, with 1080p HD a which provides amazing playback videos (see attached sample video). ... - Very good video resolution  ...  "
Night Photography
 6
video, quality, time, day, dark
+100%
comment
" ...  Nice resolution and I can see the license plate at night:)  ...  "
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" ...  I've only tested this at night so far, and the image quality is great!  ...  "
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" ...   Dashcam produces good daytime footage.  ...  "
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" ...  - Solid day & night time video quality.  ...  "
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" ...  Night time video is well exposed in dark areas, but very grainy (the price of boosting exposure levels in dark areas).  ...  "
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" ...  I will admit that this camera records very high quality video both day and night.  ...  "
Memory
 5
gb, card, 128, says, 64
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Likes: good price, lots of features, good storage capability with microSD card (gotta buy that separately), small size so unobtrusive.  ...  "
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" ...  Have 32Gb card but think of purchasing 128/256Gb.  ...  "
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" ...  One of the features that attracted me was the ability to use larger than 32 GB memory cards. ... I didn't have any 256 GB memory cards for testing but I do have 128 GB cards. ... So I tested this with 32 GB, 64 GB, and 128 GB's cards and they all performed flawlessly!!  ...  "
Resolution
 5
video, hd, resolution, quality, like
+100%
comment
" ...  The camera is 1080p, not 4k like other cameras but the quality is just fine.  ...  "
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" ...  I like that it records in 1080p and HDR.  ...  "
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" ...  The resolution is very good, too, with 1080p HD a which provides amazing playback videos (see attached sample video). ... - Very good video resolution  ...  "
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" ...  Another features that is very key for me is the 1080P HD Sony sensor and the 2" LCD screen.  ...  "
Battery Life
 5
camera, rechargeable, car, vs, time
+60%
-40%
comment
" ...  Much better for reliability and longevity than a lithium ion battery, which will degrade and have a higher potential for failure over time.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Whether this be provided by your car or a battery pack, it’s something to know in advance. ... Since it uses a capacitor vs a battery it should last even longer than my previous camera, which was 5 years.  ...  "
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" ...  As mentioned above, this camera is full of features including being a Capacitor camera vs built in rechargeable battery. ... But we do live in a cold environment today where low temperatures can still effect rechargeable batteries.  ...  "
Charging
 5
power, port, car charger, cable, plug
+100%
comment
" ...  The cam comes with a usb data cable, car power adaptor that also includes a usb port so you can charge your phone and power the cam at the same time. ... I would recommend you use the OBD adapter if possible, especially if you just want to leave the camera in the car at all times.  ...  "
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" ...  Be sure to use a USB wall plug or portable phone charger to get it set up - speaking of - setting up is a breeeeeze!  ...  "
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" ...  It has a built-in charging port that makes running the power cable discretely very easy.  ...  "
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" ...  You can operatet the dash cam both using car charger as well with the OBD power which has low voltage protection.  ...  "
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" ...  - Car Charger with 10ft car charger cable that plugs into your cigarette lighter ... **The car charger plug also comes with an additional USB port so you can also plug in your smart phones**  ...  "
Software Platform
 4
card, software, settings
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  My only complaint (and this may be use error) is that it tends to lock videos for no reason and fill up the memory card.  ...  "
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" ...  Even performed the format using the camera connected through USB and it still reports a "card too slow" error on all three cards.  ...  "
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" ...  as soon as it is turned off, it resets settings to default vales, making the settings practically useless.  ...  "
Apps
 4
screen
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The accompanying software is (which you have to download) is very good.  ...  "
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" ...  The files are easy to view and don't require any special software.  ...  "
Price
 4
worth
+50%
-50%
comment
" ...  TOTAL WASTE OF MONEY!  ...  "
comment
" ...  Not worth the price  ...  "
Device Stand
 4
mounting, mount, also, windshield
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  - Well-designed mount.  ...  "
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" ...  Also impressive is the mounting system.  ...  "
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" ...  I also like the windshield mount.  ...  "
Microphone
 4
audio, video, sound, record, know
+25%
-75%
comment
" ...  Had it set to record audio but it wouldn't.  ...  "
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" ...  which defeats the whole purpose of a always on dashcam, since you never know it would end up recording what you need or not.  ...  "
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" ...  The second problem I have is it will not record audio.  ...  "
Features
 4
features, easy, cam
+75%
-25%
comment
" ...  The cam has lots of features, that are easily accessible from the cam itself.  ...  "
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" ...  I never have seen such a product with so many cool features.  ...  "
User Manual
 3
+67%
-33%
comment
" ...  But I’m very happy to report that it works as one would expect in parking mode as stated in the manual.  ...  "
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" ...  I suggested to them to update the Manual to mention this function.  ...  "
For Kids
 3
+100%
comment
" ...  Gave it to my son for Christmas.  ...  "
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" ...  I had my 10 year old daughter install this camera while I watched.  ...  "
comment
" ...  Anyhow, this would be nice for monitoring kids driving etc.  ...  "
Video Recording
 3
camera, quality, time, sound, records
+100%
comment
" ...  Camera records in good video and sound quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  The camera still produces excellent video quality.  ...  "
comment
" ...  This gives you a 160° motion video surveillance in front of your vehicle.  ...  "
Comfort
 3
solid, made, feel
+100%
comment
" ...  Better made, it feels a lot stronger in your hands, doesn't feel cheap.  ...  "
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" ...  The construction is extremely solid with non-slip rubber texture on the outside.  ...  "
comment
" ...  kinda soft and rubbery feeling.  ...  "

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Specifications

Body
Size:  708.66 meters
Connectivity
GPS:  Yes 
USB:  Yes 
Camera
Video:  Yes 
Memory
Memory:  262144 GB
SD Card Type:  Micro SD 
Display
Resolution:  Full HD 1080p 
Full HD 1080p
RESOLUTION
Yes
VIDEO
262144 GB
MEMORY
Micro SD
SD CARD TYPE