Transcend DrivePro 220 review

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Sample video:

The Good:

  1. Good value for money : you get decent video quality with a 1.8f aperture, GPS, WiFi, an LCD, 16gb MLC microSD card, reusable suction mount and other features you may not even use for 6,000PHP (140USD)
  2. Simplicity : it works out of the box. Just plug it in into your car’s 12 volt socket. It powers up when you start your car and turns off when you shut it down. There is an option to leave it running …at the risk of draining your battery.
  3. Mounting and Interface : It comes with a compact suction mount which is sturdy and reusable. The interface is simple with 4 buttons and an idiot-proof UI to navigate through.
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The Bad:

  • The optional App and software sucks… but it works!
  • license plates are unreadable in low light conditions without your headlamps turned on.
  • GPS receiver is weak and takes time to get a signal.

Conclusion:

The video quality could be better but at the price they are selling it I can’t complain. It comes with practical features, no bells and whistles and just works out of the box. At the price point it sells at, I can’t complain really.

Free Windows 10 upgrade!

I was pleasantly surprised after restarting my laptop to see a Windows icon on my system tray.

After clicking on it, I was greeted by an app windows stating that I am eligible for a free upgrade to Windows 10 once it is available. I’m currently running Windows 8.1, so I am guessing all Windows 8 users get the free upgrade.

All you have to do is to re click the reservation button on the lower left hand side of the app window. Mine is already gone since I clicked it already… and that’s basically it! Just wait for the update to be downloaded then viola!

Hooray for free stuff!