Aukey DR01 Dash Cam – An Incredibly Powerful Compact Device

If you are looking for your first dash cam and you are not wanting to spend a fortune on it, then you will have probably already discovered that there are hundreds of models on the market right now that will meet your price range.

Follow this link if you want to compare other dashcams under £50.

The trouble is that not all of them are worth buying. There are some which are a waste of money. This is why we have tested and reviewed some of the most popular ones so that you know what to expect.

The model that we are reviewing today is the Aukey DR01 dash cam. Please read on below to find out more about what we thought after we put it through its paces.

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AUKEY Dash Cam Full HD 1080P Dash Camera for Cars with Supercapacitor and 6-Lane 170 Degrees Wide Angle Lens Car Camera with 2 inches LCD, G-Sensor, Motion Detection, Dual-Port Car Charger
  • Clear Video Capture: The DR01 backs you up in any road incident. Sony Exmor Sensor captures super-sharp 1080p video (and optional in-car audio) with 170° field of view and also performs well for nighttime driving
  • Emergency Recording & Loop Recording: Emergency Recording automatically captures unexpected driving incidents and protects the recordings. Loop Recording allows continuous use by writing over old, unneeded footage.
  • Extreme Temperature Operation: Powered by the included dual-port USB car charger and internal supercapacitor. The supercapacitor has greater heat & cold endurance and longer lifetime than standard battery technology
  • Easy Mounting: Easily and securely mount to your windshield in seconds with the included suction cup or double-sided 3M pad
  • Package Contents: AUKEY DR01 Dashboard Camera, Dual-Port USB Car Charger, USB Mini-B Power Cable (4m/4.37yd), Sticker Mount, Three 3M Stickers, Six Cable Clips, User Manual, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Warranty Card

Features: 1080P Full HD Resolution – 170 Degree Wide Angle Lens – Wide Dynamic Range – Night Vision – Loop Recording – Supercapacitor – 5.6 x 3 x 5.6 cm – 340g

Pros:

  • It uses the ultracapacitor for power rather than the battery so it is more heat resilient.
  • Wide 170 degree viewing angle.
  • Crystal clear daytime recording.
  • Small mounts that don’t get in the way.

Cons:

  • Nighttime recording is a little grainy and difficult to see.

The Review

To start off with, as we always do, we’re going to talk about the design of the Aukey DR01 dash cam. What we really liked about this one is just how compact the camera actually is. It is a nice shape that doesn’t get in the way of your view from the windscreen at all.

Just from feeling around the device before we even switched it on, it was clear that it has been made from really high quality materials. It definitely feels like a much more expensive dash cam than it actually is.

Installing the Aukey DR01 Dash Cam

In terms of installation and initial setup, this dash cam could not have been simpler. What we really liked about the installation is that you are provided with two sticky mounts, both of which are very small. This makes the camera much more discreet when it is mounted.

The initial setup was no trouble at all and after a quick flick through all of the settings we were able to get it up and running within a matter of minutes. After that, we were able to get the real tests started.

The Aukey DR01 dash cam has a 170 degree wide angle lens. This covers approximately 6 lanes, so you are easily able to capture anything that may occur around your vehicle. In terms of resolution, we were really pleased.

Grainy Nighttime Recording but Excellent Daytime Resolution

We found that the 1080P full HD resolution was able to capture everything during daytime recording with crystal clarity. During the night, however, we found that the images were a little grainy and difficult

to see properly which was a little disappointing.

One nice additional feature that really stood out for us with this dash cam is that it is powered via the ultracapacitor, rather than the car battery. What this means is that it is far more heat resilient, so if you do a lot of traveling to different places then this is going to be of benefit to you.

Our Final Thoughts on the Aukey DR01 Dash Cam

Overall, we have to say that we were really pleased with this dash cam. There are certainly a few things that could be improved such as the quality of nighttime recording, but there are also plenty of benefits that make it more than worth the money that you can expect to pay for this model. We would definitely recommend it.

 

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AUKEY Dash Cam Full HD 1080P Dash Camera for Cars with Supercapacitor and 6-Lane 170 Degrees Wide Angle Lens Car Camera with 2 inches LCD, G-Sensor, Motion Detection, Dual-Port Car Charger
  • Clear Video Capture: The DR01 backs you up in any road incident. Sony Exmor Sensor captures super-sharp 1080p video (and optional in-car audio) with 170° field of view and also performs well for nighttime driving
  • Emergency Recording & Loop Recording: Emergency Recording automatically captures unexpected driving incidents and protects the recordings. Loop Recording allows continuous use by writing over old, unneeded footage.
  • Extreme Temperature Operation: Powered by the included dual-port USB car charger and internal supercapacitor. The supercapacitor has greater heat & cold endurance and longer lifetime than standard battery technology
  • Easy Mounting: Easily and securely mount to your windshield in seconds with the included suction cup or double-sided 3M pad
  • Package Contents: AUKEY DR01 Dashboard Camera, Dual-Port USB Car Charger, USB Mini-B Power Cable (4m/4.37yd), Sticker Mount, Three 3M Stickers, Six Cable Clips, User Manual, 45-Day Money Back Guarantee and 24-Month Warranty Card