Reviewed KDLINKS R100 Ultra HD Dash Cam
|Product Name:||KDLINKS R100 Ultra HD Dash Cam|
Product Name: KDLINKS R100
Rating: 4.7 stars out of 218 reviews
Park Mode: Yes
Night Vision: Yes
Motion Detector: Yes
KDLINKS has been around for a while now, producing some amazing and revolutionary electronic gadgets. But perhaps the best thing to come from the company is its line of dashboard cameras. These in-car devices make great companions with an amazing ability to capture every important detail of your journey.
While it is largely accurate to say that every KDLINKS dash cam is great, the one that really comes out as a 5-star gadget is undoubtedly the R100.
Its design alone is miles ahead of what you will get in other models. For starters it is a dual dash cam, meaning it has two lenses. The front-facing lens captures footage of things happening in front of your car while the rear-facing lens does the same for events happening behind the car. That’s not even the best part. This dash cam connects directly to the back-up light so that every time you reverse it senses that and automatically starts displaying footage from the rear camera on the screen.
It is also super slim and features an anti-glare mirror and remarkable 5-inch IPS screen. With its 800mah built-in battery, the R100 can power itself up and record for a substantial amount of time even when your car’s engine is not running. You definitely need a dash cam that can do that to keep your car safe when it is in parking mode.
The package comes complete with everything that you need, including a 16GB microSD card. That means you can start using the R100 right out of the box. It is very simple to install, there’s no hardwiring needed (unless your car doesn’t have a cigarette lighter). In fact linking the camera to your car’s back-up lights is a one-wire connection and you’re good to go.
Despite the large screen, the dash cam is actually well-sized for discretion. It measures just 13.1 x 4.7 x 2.5 inches and weighs just 2.1 pounds.
Dual channel dash cam
Being a dual lens camera means the R100 can record events that unfold in the front of and behind your car simultaneously. But there’s an option to switch the rear lens off and turn the camera into a single front cam. The front camera mounts to the windshield while the rear one mounts to the back window. Both are not weather-proof so you may want to mount them inside the car.
KDLINKS R100 will start recording automatically when you start your car and stop when the ignition goes off. That’s a standard feature that most dash cams have. But this particular model brings something else to the table – it has a unique auto on/off feature that shuts the dash cam off automatically if it doesn’t detect vehicle movement within a five-minute interval. That should prevent any chance of the dash cam draining your power even if your car keeps supplying the cigarette lighter with power.
Superb real HD video
The front lens of the R100 records 1296P videos while the rear lens records 1080P footage. Each one has a viewing angle of 140 degrees, bringing the total field of view to a whopping 280 degrees. With that video clarity and wide field of view you can be sure that the dash cam will capture even the slightest of details on the road ahead and behind your car.
Advanced night vision
The R100 combines wide dynamic range (WDR) technology with a 6-glass lens to produce the best footage in low lighting conditions. The videos you’ll get at night are just of the same quality as daytime videos.
With its G-sensor module, this dash cam can auto-detect collisions and lock all the footage that was recorded just before and after the incident. There’s also an emergency lock button that does the same. You can use it if you want more assurance or if the G-sensor did not detect the collision.
Even when your vehicle is parked and completely turned off, the R100 will still detect any movements that occur around it thanks to the built-in motion detector. It will then start recording a short footage. That should help increase the safety of your vehicle.
- Supports up to 128GB microSD card
- KDLINKS offers one year warranty
- Stunning video quality
- Very easy to install and use
The 5-inch screen is a welcome addition but it might prove to be a bit too big for some users. The good thing is that you can turn it off and focus on driving. The dash cam will still continue to record even when the screen is off.
Other than that the KDLINKS R100 is a very solid dash cam that can serve you satisfactorily in any situation you happen to find yourself in.
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