Home Icon

Crash Cam: the black box for your car is here

By Staff writers | 2:57 pm 27/03/2012

Car accidents are never a fun thing to go through, and we very rarely have an impartial backseat driver there to verify the events of the day. Luckily, a gadget may come to the rescue in these situations.

A new product released by Laser this week aims to help out when dealing with collisions and road incidents, recording what happened using a video camera.

The Navig8r Crash Cam attached to a windshield and – using a 120 degree wide angle lens – continually captures video of what’s going on either in front of or behind you. Video is continually captured to a microSD card in either VGA (640×480) or 720; (1280×720) in two, five, and 15 minute intervals.

Night time recording is also possible, thanks to eight infrared LEDs surrounding the cameras. Playback as well as what’s currently being captured can be seen on the 2.5 inch colour LCD on the device, making it useful to relive what just happened when you need it most: at the scene of the crime.

Laser’s Naivg8r Crash Cam can also sense when you’re in the vehicle, switching off when the engine turns off.

While we’ve yet to play with one ourselves, one problem we can spot is that the camera will only record in one direction at a time, either aimed at the front or behind the vehicle.

In any case, the Naivg8r Crash Cam should arrive this week in selected retailers for $99 RRP.


Latest reviews

  • AppMonday: YouTube Kids

    The internet isn't always kid-safe, but YouTube's new kid-friendly app aims to help out just a bit.
  • Review: HP Envy 15

    Thin and light isn't on the checklist for everyone, so if you need big and speedy, HP hopes to fit the bill with something to make all of your…
  • Ultra only in size: Sony's Xperia C5 Ultra reviewed

    Budget phablets tend to attract attention, and Sony's C5 Ultra is certainly doing that, boasting a lovely 6 inch screen and 4G for just over $500. So what's wrong…
  • Review: Incipio ClamCase Pro for iPad Air 2

    The iPad Air 2 is already a great tablet, but what if you want to join that "post-PC" world and ditch the laptop altogether? Incipio's ClamCase Pro could be…
  • Review: D-Link Taipan AC3200 modem router

    Need a ton of performance for WiFi at home? No worries, because D-Link has something that might fit the bill, and it's so big, you might even have problems…
  • AppMonday: QuizUp

    The useless knowledge we all have could fill a room, and possibly an encyclopaedia, but now you can flex your trivial knowledge muscle with a game that only takes…
  • Review: Bose SoundTouch 10

    The next area to get attention in the sound world isn’t big headphones, though we love those too. No, it’s multi-room, and while Sonos may well dominate, Bose is…
  • Review: Nespresso by KitchenAid

    The instant espresso market we refer to as “inspresso” is hot at the moment, but most of the machines tend to offer a plastic look that might be premium,…
  • A day of ordinary: Motorola's flagship X Style reviewed

    This year, Motorola has not one, but two smartphones it wants to call flagship, offering a choice between solid battery life in the X Play or solid specs and…
  • AppMonday: Fenix (Android)

    A more modern take on what Twitter can be, Fenix is one of those very Android-inspired apps that feels like aims to make things simple.

“How do you stop yourself from being caught out by these scam artists?”

Read More

Tell us…

Will you be installing an ad blocker on your smartphone?

View Results

Loading ... Loading ...

“There’s certainly no doubt that you can find a bargain, but like always, you get what you pay for.”

Read More