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This dashcam has two cameras to record what happens inside and outside your car

Perfect for rideshare drivers or anyone that doesn’t trust other people.

akaso trace 1 dashcam
Image: Amazon

Listen, there are tons of reasons you should really have a dashcam mounted in your car. In 2016, almost 13 million vehicles were involved in an accident, and that probably only includes accidents that were reported either to police or insurance.

You can be sure that figure is much higher if you factor hit-and-run accidents, so why wouldn’t you have a dashcam with a g-sensor so it can start recording if someone hits your car? Even if you were driving, isn’t it better to have video evidence of any crash, making dealing with insurance easier?

Maybe you’ve started driving for a rideshare company, like Lyft or Uber, and you want to record both what’s happening outside as well as the interior for your safety. Plus you’ll possibly be able to swing a reduction in your insurance rates, as insurers love knowing you’ll be catching anything on video.

If so, you’ll want a dashcam like the Trace 1 from Akaso. It has dual Sony Starvis cameras, which can record visible footage in near-pitch-black conditions, perfect for those night drives. Both can record in 1080p 60fps, one pointed at the road ahead and one pointed at the interior of the car, which gives you a 340-degree field of vision in total. If you’re just using one camera, it can record in 60fps, if using both simultaneously you record in 30fps.

Image: Amazon

A look at the features of the Akaso Trace 1 dashcam

There’s also a tiny screen on the back, so you can see what’s being captured at a glance, or check on your kids in the back seat. The camera pointed at the interior also has four IR LEDs to illuminate the interior, giving the rear-facing camera night vision.

It’s got a built-in gravity sensor so if any collisions get sensed, it locks that section of the footage from being overwritten, perfect for those insurance claims. Oh, and that Starvis system will be able to record license plates from the cars in front of you.

You’ll need a microSD card to store footage, with the Akaso Trace 1 supporting up to 128GB sizes, with a minimum suggested of 16GB. For $79.99 it’s already a bargain, but Amazon has a 20% off coupon currently, making the Akaso dashcam under $72.

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