It's that time of year again! We here at BlackboxMyCar know how difficult it can be to find the perfect gift for your loved ones. A dash camera makes a great gift, along with the added benefit of protecting those that are important to you. Here are some of our top recommendations to fit different budgets
Best Dashcams Under $150
Brand new for 2016, the A119 features amazing video quality with a user friendly interface and setup. This camera can record up to 1440P (2K resolution) and has an incredibly discreet form factor. This is a very solid dash camera at an affordable price point.
Despite it's entry-level price tag, the brand new F50 offers parking mode by motion detection, which isn't offered by any other cameras in its price range. For those looking for parking mode at a more affordable price, this is the camera for you! Make sure to opt for the hardwiring kit if this feature is important.
Best Dashcams Between $150 and $300
The CH-100B is the best bang-for-buck 2-channel camera we offer. The BlackSys WiFi application is extremely user friendly, and features one of the best parking modes available. Paired with the optional GPS mount, this camera is extremely full-featured. The CH-100B is a great solution for those on a budget who want a sleek 2-CH system with decent video quality.
The X550 has many of the same features that the F770 has, but loses WiFi capability, and gains a 2.7'' display. The great thing about Thinkware is that the optional rear camera can be bought and installed at any time. It offers Full HD Front and Rear video quality and is one of the best 2-Channel systems available.
OK, so it's not a dash cam but if the person you're shopping for already has a parking mode dash cam setup, the Cellink B can enhance the functionality of their existing setup! The Cellink provides between 15-30 hours of parking mode recording depending on the dash cam and avoids draining the car's battery at all. They'll never have to worry about coming back to a car with a dead battery ever again!
Best Dashcams Between $300 and $500
The DR650S line of cameras features something no other dash camera presently has: Cloud Capability. As long as you have an active internet connection, this feature allows you to see what your camera sees from anywhere in the world! This camera will also push notifications to your phone to let you know if there's been an event. This is a very popular camera due to it's discrete form factor!
Our flagship camera. The F770 records at full HD (both front and rear!), and features safety camera warnings, and a lane departure warning system. With both cameras recording at a bitrate of 10 megabits per second, and Thinkware's Super Night Vision Mode, this unit features extraordinary recording ability and is our flagship 2-Channel system. Thinkware will be the perfect gift for the Mac user in your family due to it's EXFAT formatting (versus the FAT32 formatting other cams use).
This is one of our latest offerings in our growing car accessory collection. For those who don't know, Aquapel is a treatment that can be added to a vehicle's windshield to increase visibility in the rain. It does this by forming a chemical bond with the glass that helps the water bead and simply roll off the windshield, it also reduces streaking caused by wiper blades significantly. We tested Aquapel against comparable products and found it to offer the longest lasting effect.
The Dash Crab FX is our favourite in-car phone mount that can mount in any vehicle and hold your device securely. The latest FX variation lets you place and remove your phone with a simple one-handed motion. We've tested this unit to hold phones with screens as large as 6" and have even tested these on the racetrack! Be sure to check out our 3 Dash Crab promo as well!
Do you know someone who already has a Blackvue dash cam (DR650GW/DR650S) but finds that there's too much glare in their front camera videos? They will certainly appreciate this CPL filter and the effect it will have on their footage!