At a recent press event I was introduced to BlackVue
, and I have to admit that previously they were not on my radar. After speaking with them about their product it was obvious they are very passionate about their products... dashcams. BlackVue is made by Pittasoft, a Korean company, which started making dashcams back in 2007. They have since been on the forefront of technology with full HD cams, 2 channel cams, IR cams, and cloud services. While checking out their product I thought of the many times I could have used something like this so when the opportunity came up to review a BlackVue DR650S-2CH with Power Magic Pro I jumped on it.
First and foremost the BlackVue DR650S-2CH is a dashcam. The forward looking camera is capable of recording video at 1920x1080 30fps, while recording the stream from the rearward facing cam at 1280x720 30fps. The system also includes built-in GPS, G-sensor, and Wi-Fi. All data is recorded to a microSD card and it can handle up to a 128GB card. There are apps for your mobile devices and software for your Windows or Mac machines. The other notable feature is the Over the Cloud feature which allows you to view your vehicles footage real-time from anywhere. The Power Magic Pro is a device that ensures you are never too low on battery power to get your vehicle started and works with 12V and 24V systems. Below is a list of features either listed on the packaging or on the product page
Features and Specifications:
» Front cam 1920x1080 30fps max
» Rear cam 1280x720 30fps max
» All cameras feature Sony EXMOR CMOS sensors with 129 degree field of view
» Front: 2.1M Pixel
» Rear: 1M Pixel
» Built-in GPS, G-sensor and Wi-Fi (802.11 b/g/n)
» Loop recording and Intelligent Parking Mode
» Up to a 128GB microSD card supported
» Enhanced rear camera control
» Low power consumption, 4.8W @ 12V max
» BlackVue Over the Cloud access which includes 10 minutes of live view per day, 5GB cloud storage
and 100 downloads/replays per month.
» Remote video playback of videos on dashcam
» Emergency alarm allows notifications to your device based on preset events.
» GPS tracking of your system.
» Video backup to the cloud or to your mobile devices storage.
» Two-way voice communication allows you to speak to the driver using your smart phone.
» Operating temperature -20C to 60C (-4F to 140F)
» Storage temperature -20C to 70C (-4F to 158F)
» 1 year warranty
Power Magic Pro:
» Battery discharge preventer
» Configurable cut-off voltage (12V, 12.5V, 22.8V and 23.2V)
» Configurable cut-off timer with 8 settings (6h, 12h, 24h, 36h, 48h, 72h, 120h or infinity)
» Parking mode switch allows you to easily enable or disable parking mode without affecting drive recording auto start.