Spy Tec STI G1W-C B Dashboard Camera Reviewed

Product Name:STI G1W-C B
Brand:Spy Tec
Resolution:1080
Channel:Single
Park Mode:Yes
Night Vision:Yes
Motion Detector:Yes
Screen:2.7"
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Key Features

  • Full HD video (1080p at 30fps) and audio
  • Auto on/off and loop recording functions
  • G-sensor capabilities
  • Supports up to 64 GB memory card
  • Wide angle views 120 degrees
  • Novatek NT96650 plus Aptina AR0330 chipset
  • 2.7″ display
  • Comes with mount that is easy to attach to windshield

The Review

The Spy Tec STI G1W-C B boasts of being the very first Chinese dashboard camera that uses a capacitor rather than a battery. That, coupled with the fact that it is a budget-based camera, makes it a preferable choice among many vehicle owners. The G1W-C B is an improved version of the G1W. For that reason, this 13.6-ounce gadget has all the features of the original G1W and more.

Sturdy mount and viewing

As part of the package, when you order this dash cam you will receive the G1W-C B camera, a suction cup for mounting it, a car adapter power cable, a USB cable, and an English user manual. At 6 x 5.1 x 2.9 inches, the device attaches very easily but strongly to the dashboard thanks to its well-designed suction mount. That means you won’t face any challenges placing it, but it will remain firmly attached even when you drive through rough terrain. The 2.7” LCD screen lets you preview footage and also adjust camera settings whenever you feel the need.

Affordable and resistlient

The Spy Tec STI G1W-C B is designed to use capacitor power. That is a huge advantage because capacitors are generally reliable and durable compared to batteries that usually degrade quickly and don’t perform well under extreme temperatures. The G1W-C B comes with all the standard features of a dashboard camera; including loop recording and auto on/off. Thanks to G-sensor technology, the camera can detect impact and record that part of footage in a special folder.

Large storage space for videos
The camera takes approximately four seconds to boot up and start recording automatically and will do so until about five seconds after power to the unit has been disconnected. It records videos with a one-second overlap and offers full HD footage of 1080p. That is the quality that you will get from most dashboard cameras and it is adequate for you to see all the important details that you need (such as license plates). The only challenge that you might face when using the Spy Tec STI G1W-C B is capturing crispy clear images at night. However, you can improve its night performance by using sufficiently bright headlights. With its 64 GB memory card, this dash cam can store up to 10 hours of footage.

Pros

  • One year warranty
  • Good daytime and fair nighttime video recording
  • Durable and reliable thanks to capacitor technology
  • Fairly affordable

Cons

  • Not the best audio recorder
  • The lens housing is silver and thus less discrete

Generally speaking, the Spy Tec STI G1W-C B excels in simplicity of design and durability. This unit will serve you by offering full HD videos for a very long time. It is certainly not the most sophisticated dash cam and therefore if you are the type of buyer who prefers simplicity but without compromising on quality then go ahead and buy this unit with confidence.

 

Video Sample

Day Time Video

 

Day and Night Time Video

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