Keep an Extra Eye on the Road While These Dash Cams Are on Sale

Keep an Extra Eye on the Road While These Dash Cams Are on Sale
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A dash cam can be a pretty good investment. You might consider yourself a pretty careful driver who doesn’t need a dash cam, but you know how that old saying goes – it’s better to have it and not need it, than to need it and not have it.

You might be able to capture some weird roadside hi-jinx on camera, or you’ll have a nice, crisp video of some dickhead driver backing their car into yours.

If you don’t already own a dash cam, or the one you’re currently using is getting along in years, this deal could be the thing to change that.

How to save up to $80 off on a dash cam

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As far as dash cams go, the Vantrue N2 Pro High-End Cam is a solid option. Especially at its currently discounted price of $239.99, which is a decent $80 off its $319.99 RRP. You’ll need an Amazon Prime account to score the full discount – if not, you’ll only be saving $50.

The Vantrue N2 Pro can record high-quality video at 2.5K 2560 x 1440p @ 30fps, or 1920 x 1080p @ 60fps, with a 170-degree field-of-view. The Vantrue N2 Pro also has a secondary camera that can record the inside of your vehicle, along with a built-in microphone.

This Vantrue dash cam uses a Sony Starvis CMOS sensor and four infrared LEDs to help maintain detail in low-light situations. Both will also automatically begin recording if the camera’s G-sensor detects any sudden shakes or collisions.

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If you’re looking to cover both the front and back, the Vantrue N4 three-way cam set will give you a separate camera to record from either end of your vehicle while also recording the internal cabin.

This camera set is currently on sale for $349.99, down from $379.99. You’ll also need an Amazon Prime account to grab this discount. It’s one of the more expensive than some other dash cams, but that price is more understandable when you factor in that it includes two cameras.

The front camera of the Vantrue N4 has a FOV of 155-degrees, while the rear camera has a wider 160-degrees. The front camera can record up to 4K when used alone, or 1920 x 1080p when simultaneously using both cameras.

Don’t forget to buy a microSD

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If this is your first time buying a dash cam, you’ll need a microSD to actually record footage. If you’re already sorted for a cam, it also doesn’t hurt to have a spare microSD on hand for a quick swap over if the one you’re using becomes full. Most cameras won’t work without a minimum 8GB microSD.

SanDisk’s High Endurance 128GB microSD is a reliable card and is currently on sale for $28.95, down from $59. SanDisk’s High Endurance range has proven itself to be a go-to card for dash cams. With this card, you can record up to 10,000 hours of video in Full HD, with a read/write speed of 100MB/s and 40MB/s, respectively.

As for other accessories, having an extra mini USB cable can’t hurt.