The Aukey DR01 dashcam is an affordable dashcam that is simple to use and set up which you can see in the unboxing experince below. It has a simple UI and is not touch based but you use buttons instead to control the features however it has most features you expect to find at this price point giving you protection on your journey.

There is just 4 buttons on the dashcam to use and all easy to do so with the simple UI that allows you navigate through the menus and set up the device and you are then good to go, Mounting the unit to is simple with a suction cup that can be placed anywhere in the vehicle and easy to remove should you have more than one vehicle or just want to reposition the unit. You can also alter its angle with the mount in any direction which is good for getting the angle right which some mounts do not offer.

When it comes to function this is what is on board.

  • 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

Some dashcams require alot of work to set up where as this given it is not touchscreen is simple to use and it is a plug and play experience and more or less ready to go out of the box and has you covered for your journey ahead and is worth the spend. You do not get a SD card in the box so ensure you have one at hand or purchase one..

Aukey Magnetic dashboard carmount

These I love for several reasons. Better than the window mounts that dont last long and ease of use plus the option to place almost anywhere in the car. How do they work. In the two pack we have you get two mounts plug some magnets with 3M pads to mount the main body on your dash and one for the back of your phone. and both magnetic and also these will work with most phone cases on too depending on how thick they are on the back. If you have two cars you can have one in each or with one car you can have one on the passenger side if you have a regular passenger or partner sharing the vehicle. Additionally these can be used at  home or in the office too and not restricted to just your car and I find these a must have for anyone. To note you get the choice of two pads for your phone you can stick to your case if you like,there is a circular pad and a bigger square pad for heavier devices.


Aukey 3 port usb car charger

A common sight in petrol stations and euro shops.. You get what you pay for from either a euro or two up to ten euro depending on where and petrol stations just like earphones and cables they sell you are typically fleeced at the till and I would avoid at all costs. This is another hand kit to have in your car especially if you have more than one device to charge or again carry another passenger so for taxi men for example an great bit of kit to have to charge customers phones. This offers 3 ports and can be bought in a range of variants with one or two ports for example. This also comes with quick charge and a USB-C cable in the box to get you going,this is another must have if you travel often.

Charge compatible devices up to 4 times faster with Qualcomm Quick Charge 3.0 technology

  • Quick Charge 3.0 connection + 2 AiPower connections (adaptive charging technology) with 2.4 A dedicated adaptive power
  • Compatible with all USB devices including Quick Charge 2.0, Android and Apple smartphones and tablets
  • Built-in safety mechanisms to protect against excessive current flow, overheating and overcharging
  • Scope of delivery: AUKEY CC-T11 car charger, operating instructions, 24 months warranty


By Jim O Brien/CEO

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