This week, Transcend sponsored me a unit of Transcend CVR DrivePro 200 for review:
In some countries such as Korea and Taiwan, it is already a mandatory for vehicle manufacturing to build the CVR inside the vehicle since 2 years back. This recorded videos from this CVR serve an important evidence for investigators to resolve the issues in the event of accident or criminal happened within the vehicle.
There are many types of Car Video Recorder (CVR) in the market, and Transcend CVR DrivePro 200 is one of the known well CVR in the world. Transcend DrivePro 200 would cost us RM450 if we are buying it from well known, Ebay or Lelong online stores.
Transcend DrivePro 200 comes with 16GB storage (Micro SD card) for the video recorded files. Not only that, Transcend DrivePro 200 comes will a lot features such as:
- 1080 Full HD Recording
- 160 Degree Wide Angle Lens
- Enhanced Night View
- 7 Glass Lenses for Ultra Sharp Edges
- G-Sensor for Emergency Recording
Checkout the footage below that I recorded on the daily driving with my Toyota Vios GT Street in Penang:
Transcend DrivePro 200 comes with 1080 Full HD Recording and 160 Degree Wide Angle Lens that record every details in crystal clear on the wide windscreen, typically in day time.
Transcend DrivePro 200 also comes with ‘enhanced night view’ and ‘7 Glass Lenses for Ultra Sharp Edges’ features where the CVR able to record down the details even at night, but I found this feature only true when there are some street lights or vehicles lights in the recorded video.
But there is drawback from this product, whenever I driving in the area where there are no street lights, the Transcend DrivePro 200 failed to captured the scene as clear as what I saw with my naked eyes.
Overall, the performance of the Transcend DrivePro 200 is meeting my expectation. The CVR able to record the driving condition in day, night and even raining day. I likes the G-Sensor where the Transcend DrivePro 200 will record the emergency event whenever there is hard impact on the CVR during driving the vehicle.
On the other hand, Transcend DrivePro 200 equipped with ‘Emergency’ button feature as well where user can engage the feature and the recorded file will be saved under ‘protected file’.
Transcend DrivePro 200 even come with WIFI feature, where the CVR able to connected to my Iphone 5S (with Transcend App installed). Users can have the live preview on the recording video through their smartphone and also browse any recorded files through the smartphone.
This WIFI feature is convenient for someone who want to browse on the recorded videos on the bigger screen and without taking off the CVR from the vehicle.
Transcend DrivePro 200 comes with 2 years warranty from the date of purchase. Transcend DrivePro 200 is a great CVR to own with many great features, and not the forget the stunning outlook of the CVR too.
Learn how to DIY to install the Transcend DrivePro 200 into vehicle.
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