Dash cams aren't just good for capturing can't-look-away videos of perilous traffic incidents, they are pretty handy for seeing who smashed a trolley into the side of your car, and generally making driving a safer experience.
Uniden's new iGO Cam range is packed with driver assist features, as well as high quality video recording.
Uniden's dash cams sit on your windscreen, but are small enough to not get in the way. There's a quick and easy plug-and-play setup with a sticker mount system, and clip on and off functionality.
As for video specs - you're looking at full high definition 1080p, 2K (1296P), 2.7K (1524P) through to 4K 2160p recording for the range. There's footage lock protection and a wide viewing angle (ranging from 120 -150 degrees). On the Uniden 50R and 70R iGo models there's a rear camera, too.
And those "added safety features?" There's a in-built parking sensor, which designed to automatically start recording if vehicle motion or vibration is detected. There's a large speedo display, speed and red light camera warning, and an advanced driver assist system with a lane departure warning (a visual and audio alert when the vehicle drifts over lane marking) and a headlight low LUX sensor that tells you when you should pop the headlights on.
Detailed vehicle data is captured via the GPS geotag functionality, as well as the 3 axis G-sensor. This includes the direction of travel, location, vehicle speed and G-Force impact in three dimensions, with important data able to be easily shared with police or insurance companies. Footage is stored on an SD card, which includes footage protection. For the iGO Cam 70R and iGO Cam 80, Wi-Fi is built-in - so you can share footage to a smart phone via the Uniden iGO app 9which is free).
Wide Dynamic Range on the iGO Cam 80 model balances the light on days of high contrast, and at night when oncoming or overhead lights are bright - so your footage will be sharper and clearer.
The range is available now, starting with the iGO Cam 30 at $99.95 right up to the iGO Cam 80 at $299.95.
We're yet to get our hands on one, but we'll let you know how they go as soon as we do.