Sorry to have to tell you this, but you’re stupid if you drive around without a dash cam. Seriously, you’re leaving yourself wide open to being blamed for accidents that aren’t your fault, potentially costing you thousands in raised insurance premiums. Of course, the problem with most dash cams is that they’re bulky and ugly. The Spy Tec A118-C 1080p HD Car Dash Camera fixes that problem by being so compact that it can be mounted behind your rearview mirror and you won’t even know it’s there. It can record in 720p or 1080p Full HD, and it costs far less than most dash cams.

Here’s what you need to know from the product page:

  • CAPACITOR BASED MODEL – Uses a Capacitor as its power source – no internal battery, 140°F heat resistant
    MADE OF Novatek NT96650 Chipset + Aptina AR0330 Lens – Provides low power consumtion, but high definition video compression and smooth imaging
  • VIDEO RECORDING – Full 1080P HD Recording at a Smooth 30 FPS and 720P at 60 FPS with Night Vision, WDR Technology and Automatic Motion Detection
  • COMPACT & CONTOURED DESIGN BUILT FOR DISGUISE – A118-C camera slots in slightly above & in front of your rear-view mirror and looks like any other part of your car
  • EXTENDED 170° VIEWING ANGLE – Gives your recordings a panoramic quality that encompasses both sides of the road, and it’s surroundings

Also of note, one reviewer on Amazon wrote a detailed guide on how to hard wire this dash cam quickly and easily so that you don’t take up your cigarette lighter port. You can read his guide right here, and you’ll find all the products he mentioned listed out below.

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