The Aukey DRA1 gets a lot of things right at $35. It has OK video quality, a 2-year warranty from a company that’s good at customer service and capacitors for heat resistance. But it has trouble with error notifications – you can drive off without noticing your camera has stopped recording.
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UPDATE: Sept 23, 2019
Now recommending Aukey’s DR01 and DR02J as a video hardware upgrade to the DRA1. See below for details.
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AUKEY DRA1, OTHER PICKS & WHERE TO GET THEM
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The DRA1 is good need the cheapest camera or you live somewhere really hot. Otherwise, get another camera like the Anker ROAV A1 or Viofo’s A119V2.
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Aukey DR01 / DR02
The hardware upgrade to the DRA1, it uses Sony Exmor sensor to produce good 1080P video quality. Still has issues with error notifications but you’re getting this if you live somewhere hot and need the 2-year warranty and capacitors. The DR01 has a larger screen while the DR02 is stealthier.
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• DR02 Amazon
Upgraded 1440P video quality similar to the A119, has the same problems with error notifications as the other cameras we reviewed.
64GB SAMSUNG PRO ENDURANCE
Our top memory card pick for dash cams. It helps your camera stay running as it’s tougher than the typical card you’ll buy and helps reduce data corruption
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ANKER ROAV A1
Great all-around WiFi dash cam for drivers on a budget that don’t live somewhere hot. Great build quality, many useful features, and accessories.
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Our $110 upgrade pick that has better video quality, capacitors and error notifications. All upgrades over the DRA1 to the most essential parts of a dash cam.
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