Thank you so much for joining me today on Real Talk With Ryan. Today we’re going to learn about something that you all need to have in your car and hopefully after today’s video, you’re going to go buy one because they’re frigging awesome and they’re not going to break the bank. What are we talking about? We’re talking about an awesome in car dash camera that has not one, but two camera’s to record both in front of you and behind you. A few months ago we were in a car accident and it wasn’t our fault, we got rear-ended and the guy that rear-ended us, he tried blaming on us that we break checked him and that’s why he rear-ended us and I was thinking, if I only had a dash cam to prove that I wasn’t in the wrong, I would have been a whole lot happier. We ended up obviously getting our car fixed because they couldn’t prove anything, but if I would have a dash camera, we would have had to prove a whole lot more because he was driving erratically and happened to get behind us.
So anyway, I went and bought a dash camera and I found this one that’s got two screens on it, so this is a Uniden brand and I did buy it at Walmart but they also sell it on Amazon, I’ll have a link in the description below, but it’s got a screen on the front and it’s got a screen on the back. So it’s got a camera that you can actually see right here, and it’s got a camera right here as well. So, what I do when I mount it in my car is I have one camera pointing toward the front of the car and one camera pointing back at me, that way you can prove what you did. Like did you swerve out of the way and then you also have the other shot where it shows what actually happened in the front. CLICK HERE TO BUY THE CAMERA
Some of the features of the camera, you can set the recording time, one minute, two minute, three minutes and up to five minutes and what that will do is that will actually automatically loop over and over and over again, so it will record for a period of time and then loop and it’ll just continually record over the card over and over and over again so you don’t have to worry about running out, because for me, when I was using GoPro’s, it was awful because I’d have to change out batteries every hour but at least I was protecting myself and I would make sure that I always had the camera with me when I was going on some sort of a trip. When I was driving the kids to school, especially in inclement weather, it’s really important for me to have something that was reliable and GoPro’s wonderfully reliable. One thing I will say about this is it records in 1080, which is awesome. But the 1080 is for both screens together, so technically you get two square images, roughly square, I guess they’re rectangle technically, side by side.
One for the one camera, one for the camera and that full picture is 1080. It doesn’t have stabilization, so it’s not going to look as good as your phone video or GoPro video, because really the technology in those cameras have gotten really good. There’s a reason that they’re several hundred dollars and not $50 bucks like this thing is. So the different modes, you can have it to record audio in the car or not to record audio, I have the audio set to on but what it does is it records side by side and you’ve got inside the car and outside the car at the same time which is frigging awesome. It does charge with a micro USB, which is this here. It does come with one, this is not the one it came with, it came with a really short one.
I don’t love that, but I have enough micro USB cables that I ended up just using my own and plugging it into the car, so it does come with one just like this that’s got a USB on one end, micro USB on the other and then you just use your regular USB plug in the car. It is upside down, it does come with this awesome mount and if I can get it off, it really is strong, it’s super awesome. So what I do is I have it on my windshield just like this, down as low as I can get it where it doesn’t quite hit the dash and it plugs in right here. The plug is on the top and then you turn this camera around and have it point back inside the car. So I always have mine plugged in 100% of the time and then when you get in the car and turned the car on, it automatically starts recording and then when you’re done, it stops recording. When you turn the car off it stops recording.
It does have an internal battery, I haven’t used. I think it’s kind of stupid to try and charge something, plug it in and charge it because this little thing right here, to take it on and off this thing, eventually it’s going to break and I think it’s kind of pointless to try and do that, so if it’s just always plugged in, it’s important. You kind of have to have a dedicated outlet for it in your car and so, what I do is I have one of those outlets, one of the dual plugger inners that’s got two plugs on it so I can have one for my phone and one for this. So, let’s see, what other options does it have? You can adjust the exposure, which I thought was kind of cool actually because outside it’s really, really bright, so on a bright sunny day like yesterday, it was almost washed out, it was almost hard to see at least on the screen. The screen’s kind of a crappy screen, but I mean for the price what do you expect, right?
So, I wanted to make sure that it was not over exposing because when you over expose things, you lose detail. So I did bring it down a third of a stop and you can do that in the settings. So, you cannot adjust the settings while it’s recording, I’ll tell you that right now. So I was frustrated the first day trying to figure out how to adjust certain settings, but you can only do it while it’s not recording. So, to stop the recording you just hit the OK button and then you hit the menu and then you scroll up and down through the menu, but it does come with an SD card, which is actually pretty cool. A 16 gigabit card, and I’ve had this for a week, and it’s just written over and over and over again on the card and then if there’s a car accident, you can pull it out and review it and I’ll show you come video so you can kind of see what that looks like.
So, if you’re looking for something to help you in the event of a car accident, if you’re a truck driver or if you’re a mom, really if you drive at all, you should have one of these. It’s not expensive enough to restrict, I think most people $50 to $60 dollars is, I think reasonable. There are definitely some cheaper ones and I’ve had a couple over the years that we’re cheaper, like in the $20 to $30 range, but they didn’t last very long. I mean, they maybe worked for three or four days and then you couldn’t rely on them anymore. They weren’t recording even though they said they were, so Uniden is a great brand.
I’ve bought their stuff before, this really is an awesome camera and you can take it off, you can take the camera off this little mount and you could mount it in something else if you wanted too, maybe. I don’t know if I just locked it in there but anyway, if you have a cellphone mount, you could probably squeeze it into one of those if you like those better, if you like the way that it fit on your dash better, so that is an option. It does have motion detection and it does have G detection, so if someone hits your car it will start recording and that way at three in the morning, if someone hits your car and doesn’t tell you that they hit your car, then you have proof that they hit your car. It does have night vision, which is super cool. It does not have night vision on this back camera here, just on the front facing camera. The front facing camera is the one that I have facing outside the car and that’s what these little dots are right here in the front as an infrared thing.
So, let’s see what else. Like I said, it can record but I don’t have it record the audio because I think that’s kind of pointless. I did for this video just to show you but anyway, if you’re looking for a really good affordable camera that’s pretty decent, this is the way to go and it’s less than $100 dollars. So again, we’re going to recap on the main features, so it does loop record, so it’ll record over and over and over again. With a GoPro you have to pull it out and format the card and put a new battery in and all that crap and it’s ridiculous. So this one will record over and over and over again. It does have the card that it comes with, that’s a 16 gigabit card, at least this one did, maybe they don’t always come with that but it did and I thought that was awesome.
It has the motion detection, so if someone walks in front of your car it’ll start recording and I have security cameras around my house and that’s awesome but this is even better because you can always figure out what’s going on in your neighborhood. Additionally, it has the G detection and you can adjust that too, you could adjust the sensitivity, so I can turn it off right now and then I move in front of it and it started recording, or I can turn it off and then I can hit the table and it starts recording.
So it’s an awesome camera, I’ve only had it a week, so as far as longevity, I don’t know how long it will last necessarily but I did buy the extra, I think it was a two year protection plan for $8 bucks or something, so that way I know it’s going to last at lest two years because if it doesn’t I’ll just get a new one. Anyway, thanks for watching, this is Real Talk With Ryan, I’ll have more review videos, things that I try out so that you don’t have to waste your money on crap that isn’t going to work and we’ll see you again in the next one, take a look.