Cobra “CDR 895D” Dual Channel Dash Cam

OVERALL RATING: MUST HAVE

I just finished testing the Cobra “CDR 895D” Dual Channel Dash Camera and LOVE this product for multiple reasons.

  • Dash Cam has dual HD cameras, which record and display simultaneously in color on the LCD screen.
  • Main Camera doubles as a portable Action Camera, which attaches to helmets, bikes, or anything with the camera mount attached.
  • Dash Cam is easy to set up, automatically records once powered and the files download easily by connecting USB cable and dragging and dropping from Dash Cam to your computer.

According to the National Safety Council there are over 6 million auto accidents every year in America, or almost 16,500 accidents per day.  Owning a Dash Camera provides you with the evidence that you may need to defend yourself if you are the victim of an accident, or a parking lot hit and run.

If you think one camera is great, you need to consider the Cobra “CDR 895D” Dual Channel Dash Cam, which features two high-quality HD cameras.

DASH CAM INSTALLATION

The Cobra “CDR 895D” Dual Channel Dash Cam is easy to install and setup. The main camera attaches to the windshield with a powerful suction mount and the rear camera uses a strong adhesive tape.  The included power cord connects both cameras to the 12V receptacle.  An adapter is available to connect your power cord to the fuse box, to free up your 12V adapter.

It only took me approximately 30 minutes to hide the power cord and rear Cam extension cable.  I accomplished this by tucking the 10 foot cable into the headliner trim and the 20 foot extension rear wire into the door trim.

COBRA “CDR 895D” HIGHLIGHTS

Anyone who drives for a living, or spends extended time in their car, should own a Dash Camera.  I highly recommend the Cobra “CDR 895D” Dual Channel Dash Cam.  Cobra understands what their consumers want and they continue to build great products that meet those needs.  This great Dash Cam exceeded all of my expectations with the thoughtful design, numerous options and great features.

Cobra “CDR 895D” Dual Channel Dash Cam offers two high quality dual cameras.  The main camera (1080P Full HD) records forward action and the secondary camera (720 HD) can be attached to record the passengers, or the rear traffic.

The dual cameras are compact, rugged and feature high quality HD video, or JPEG images and are clearly visible on the 2” LCD color display.

The main camera offers a 1080P wide-angle 160° camera, while the display screen provides split screen views of live video, as well as playback of front and rear cameras.  The secondary, or rear-record camera is tiny, but features a clear high-quality 720P wide-angle 130° camera.

The camera settings are easy to use and the Dash Camera offers many other customer friendly features, such as Lane Departure Warning, an alert to warn that you are drifting out of your lane.  The Dash Cam also offers a Forward Collision Warning* to alert you when you are rapidly approaching an obstacle and a G-Sensor, with 3 settings that automatically begins recording when the device detects collision, or impact.  This feature is perfect for those bump and run incidents in the grocery parking lot.  The Dash Cam also offers a Parking Lot Mode that you can set for 5 minutes, or 10 minutes and will switch into sleeping mode based on your settings.

The system includes a 16GB micro SD card, that can be replaced with a 64GB SD card.  The cameras records in intervals of 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes or non-stop Action Cam Mode and the settings allow you to overwrite Micro SD card, while leaving the Emergency Recorded protected from deletion.  The “Action Cam Mode” feature is perfect for outdoor enthusiasts who want to record video in one long recording.

KEY FEATURES:

  • Device is chargeable and will operate with, or without power for up to 30 minutes
  • Volume is adjustable, with 5 settings, including mute
  • Video screen shows single, or dual video playback
  • Recording is automatic when powered on
  • Playback on device LCD screen, or connect to TV with HD, or USB
    • 1080P Full HD (1920×1080 / 30 FPS)
    • 720 HD             (1280×720 / 60 FPS)
    • 720 HD             (280×720 / 30 FPS)
  • Record in duration of 3 minutes, 5 minutes, 10 minutes, or Action Cam Mode.
  • GPS features are optional
  • Lane Departure Warning
  • Frontal Collision Warning
  • HDMI output
  • English, Spanish, French, German, Dutch, Portuguese, Russian, Chinese (traditional & simplified)

* Forward Collision Warning for CDR 895D only works with GPS CA-MOUNT-002 – click here

 

PRICING

At time of testing the Cobra “CDR 895D” Dual Channel Dash Cam is listed on Amazon for only $159.03, plus tax, down from the list price of $199.00, plus tax.

Click the link to Amazon and buy this great product for you, or a loved one.

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SPECIFICATIONS:

Viewing Angle . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  160 degrees
Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  4 MP CMOS
Video resolution (front) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   1080P 1920×1080 30 fps
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   720P 1280×720 60 fps
. . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .   720P 1280×720 30 fps
Video resolution (rear) . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  720P 1280×720 30 fps
Video Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .    .mov
Snapshot Format . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  JPEG
Continuous Loop Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supported
Built-In G-Sensor . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  3 axis
Date and Time Stamp . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supported
Media Supported . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . micro SD Card – 16GB Included (64GB Max)
Languages . . . . . .English, Dutch, French, German, Portuguese, Russian, Spanish, Chinese
Sound Recording . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  Synchronous video and sound record
USB Interface . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . USB 2 .0
USB Mass Storage . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Supported
Display Screen . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .  2 .0” LCD
Battery . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . Rechargeable battery with >30 minute recording time

IN THE BOX:

• CDR895D HD Dash Cam
• Rear-Facing Camera
• 16GB MicroSD Card
• Mounting Bracket
• 20 ft. (6m) Rear Cam Extender Cable
• Y-Cable
• 12V Power Adapter
• 10 ft. (3m) Micro USB Cable (power only)
• 18” Micro USB Cable (data)


PRODUCT INFORMATION:

  • Unit Dimension 2.28” H x 2.56” W x 1.24” D (58mm x 65mm x 31.6mm)
  • SKU# CDR895D
  • UPC 028377 10724 5
  • Master Pack Qty. 4
  • Master Pack Bar Code 1 00 28377 10724 2
  • Giftbox Dimension 9.5” H x 6.69” W x 2.38” D  (241mm x 170mm x 60mm)
  • Giftbox Weight 1.08 lbs. (489.9 g.)
  • Master Pack Dimension 7.2” H x 11.25” W x 10.25” D  (183mm x 286mm x 260mm )
  • Master Pack Weight 5.21 lbs. (2363 g.)

DISCLAIMER

OceanParadise Media Group received no compensation from Cobra Electronics for the product we reviewed, but we did receive the product at no charge for the purpose of testing. We test each product thoroughly and give high marks to only the very best. We are independently owned and the opinions expressed here are our own.

five star rating