Dash Cam Blog

How we test dash cams

Video from a dashboard camera – or dash cam – can be useful evidence if you're involved in an accident or other traffic incident. But not all dash cams provide good clear video or are easy to use. We put them to the test to pick the best from the ...

Top Rated Dash Cam Apps

dashboard cameras than others, and there are even some apps that provide functionality that you can't get from a physical device. For instance, some dash cam apps are actually capable of tying into an OBD2 Bluetooth scanner for a totally different ...

Are Dash Cams Legal, Or Can They Get You in Trouble?

Before you buy and install a dash cam in your car, you may want to investigate whether or not dash cams are legal where you live. Although these devices are perfectly legal in a lot of areas, there are two important legal ...

In-Dash Nav vs. Portable GPS Systems

There are too many GPS navigation devices out there to realistically look at every single one in the space of a single article, but there are a handful of categories and characteristics that can be vital to achieving a greater understanding of the ...

GoPro vs. Dash Camera

There are a number of semi-viable dash camera alternatives out there, and a GoPro is one of the better options. However, there are a number of reasons to avoid using a GoPro as a dash cam, not the least of which is the fact ...

Who Really Needs a Dash Cam?

Dash-mounted cameras have been around for decades, but it’s only recently that they have exploded into the public consciousness. Once relegated to police cars and the dashboards of professional paranoiacs and conspiracy theorists, these ...

Dash Camera Alternatives

If you want to record every moment of your drive every single time you get behind the wheel, then you really can’t beat the set-and-forget experience that you’ll get from a dedicated dash cam. You can get pretty close with the right Smartphone ...

Types of Dash Cameras

There are three basic types of devices that can be used as dash cameras: purpose-built dash cams, digital cameras, and smart phones. If you want to set up a dash camera and just have it record whenever you’re behind the wheel, then you’ll want ...

What you need to know about dashboard-mounted car cameras

We've all had it happen while out walking, cycling or driving. Somebody does something foolish and it results in an accident or a near miss, a giant meteor comes streaking through the sky or we catch a rare glimpse of a hover bike. ...

How Do Dash Cameras Work?

While it is technically possible to use virtually any recording device as a dash camera, there are a number of reasons that you should consider buying a purpose-built dash cam instead of hacking something together. There actually are a ...

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