Our Review of TaoTronics TT-CD05 Car Dash Cam
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Product Name: TaoTronics TT-CD05
Rating: 4.1 stars our of 773 reviews
Park Mode: No
Night Vision: Yes
Motion Detector: No
A good dashboard camera is one that is discrete, versatile and can deliver high-quality images in all lighting conditions. This statement pretty much describes the TaoTronics TT-CD05 car dash cam.
With dimensions of 2.2 x 2.2 x 1.2 inches, this small gadget is very discrete and easy to conceal from someone who is outside the car. Addtionallty it will not obstruct your view as you drive. It weighs just one pound – too light to exert any pressure on your vehicle’s windshield. That’s exactly the kind of dash cam you need for the sake of your safety.
It might be small in size but the TT-CD05 is no joke when it comes to performance. It is versatile enough to record high-quality videos and also take still pictures with outstanding clarity. You can toggle from video to picture mode with a single push of a button.
For easier reference, the dash cam allows you to add a license plate tag on all footage. That will come in handy when you are forced to use the camera in a different car.
Apart from the license plate tag, you can also:
- add or remove the date stamp
- change video format and resolution
- adjust the camera’s white balance
- set it to record in loop or continuous footage
You can customize all those settings thanks to a 2.7-inch LCD screen that’s fitted on the dash cam. Of course it also doubles up as a display panel where you can watch the footage. Alternatively, you can playback the videos and photos on a TV or computer and the package does contain an HDMI cable for exactly that purpose.
Also included in the package is:
- a mount
- 32GB TF card
- USB cable
- car charger
- user manual
- the dash cam itself
There’s also a thank-you card from the good people at TaoTronics.
Plug and play
The package contains everything you need to install and fire up the TaoTronics TT-CD05. First you’ll need to attach the mount to the windshield, then put the dash cam in place and finally run the cables.
There are only two, the USB and power cables. The latter connects to the car charger. After that the dash cam will be in full-automatic mode. It will start recording as soon as you turn on your car’s ignition and stop when the engine goes off.
With the 32GB card, you can record up to 5 hours of video in 1080P or 8 hours in 720P.
Full HD resolution
The dash cam records videos in full HD (resolution of 1080P) at 30 frames per second. But you can change that to 720P in case you need to be more economical with the storage space. Either way, the footage from this camera is always amazingly clear. There’s a powerful built-in mic that can pick up even the slightest sounds in and around the vehicle. You can always mute it if you don’t want the accompanying audio.
WDR night mode
The wide dynamic range (WDR), coupled with the 6-glass lens used in the TT-CD05 accounts for the dash cam’s ability to regulate the amount of light entering the aperture. That outstanding ability is the reason why the camera captures very clear images in all lighting conditions, including at night.
1500 viewing angle
You won’t miss a license plate or any important sign on the road as long as you have the TT-CD05 installed in your car. Its 150-degree field of view is wide enough to capture the whole road ahead and so much more.
With its super-sensitive gravity sensor (G-sensor), the TT-CD05 is one of the most intelligent dash cams available today. It detects collisions, after which it saves and locks all the data that relates to the incident. You will need that data in case of an accident, that’s why the camera doesn’t overwrite it even when doing loop recording.
- Has the option for loop recording
- Takes stunning videos and pictures
- Easy to install and use
- Compatible with TV and computer
- Very affordable
- Comes complete, including a 32GB memory card
If you prefer your dash cam to have luxury features like Wi-Fi, GPS, and a motion detector you’ll probably find the TT-CD05 to be a bit inadequate. But you may also want to know that such features usually make a dash cam very expensive. Plus they may affect its ability to perform the core function of recording high-quality videos.
This is exactly why the TT-CD05 comes out as a great deal. You get all the features you need, without any of the extra adds ons that increase the price. It also comes with a 12-month warranty and 30-day money-back guarantee as a sign of quality.