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February is Rideshare Care Month

February is Rideshare Care Month

Do you drive a taxi cab or do rideshare for Uber or Lyft? Getting into an accident is one of the most common fear because it’s so easy to do. You’re covered under Uber’s insurance every time you’re en route to pick up riders or you’re driving a passenger to their destination, but what if an accident happens when you’re waiting for a ride request, or after you’ve just parked the car and called it a night?

Luckily, if your status is Available and/or you’re waiting for a ride request, Uber maintains basic auto insurance on your behalf. However, when you’re Offline, or have powered down and call it a night, your personal insurance and coverages apply. This is pretty much the same if you drive for Lyft. With that said, should anything happen to your car off the road and/or in the middle of the night, you’re pretty much on your own.

Sketchy situations and shady passengers are part of the job. Accidents happen. Thefts happen. You need to protect yourself and your vehicle and you’ve come to the right place because February is Rideshare Care Month at BlackboxMyCar and we’ve got great deals on rideshare models as well as our Best of 2020 4K UHD dash cams.

Take 5% off Rideshare Dash Cams with code 'RIDESHARE5'

When we talk about rideshare dash cams, we are typically referring to the front-and-interior dual-channel systems. These dash cams are also called IR dash cams - the in-cable camera is an infrared camera that is designed to record in poor- or no-light environments, like the inside of the vehicle at night. And because it’s still a dash cam, the IR models can record audio and video at all times when the vehicle is in use, or when you’ve powered down and walked away from your vehicle.

We carry several IR dash cams, including the BlackVue DR900S-2CH 4K IR, the best 4K IR dash cam of the year, and the VIOFO A129 Duo IR, the best Budget-Friendly IR Dash Cam of the year. All of our brand new rideshare dash cams come with a 1-year manufacturer’s warranty and extended warranties are available should you need.

For the month of February, take 5% off your rideshare dash cam with code “RIDESHARE5” at checkout.

Need to record the traffic behind? Save $50 Off on 4K UHD and 2K QHD

The rear camera of a regular dual-channel system is not designed for in-cabin recording. Yes, the rear camera is fitted with image sensors that provide a decent level of night vision for nighttime recording. But in order to get usable, detailed recording of in-cabin activities, you need infrared cameras.

It's also not a good idea to flip an infrared dash cam around to record the outside of the vehicle - the glare from the infrared bulb reflecting on the windshield will adversely affect the quality of the recording.

If you are looking for a good 2-channel dash cam system to record the front and back of your drive, then may we recommend the Thinkware U1000 Dual-Channel - a 4K front-plus-2K rear dash cam system that comes with Super Night Vision 2.0 to deliver the best day and night-time recordings. Looking for a more budget-friendly high-resolution dash cam? There’s the VIOFO A119 V3, a 2K front-plus-Full HD rear system. Both systems are now $50 off!

Free Power Magic Pro with the BlackVue DR900S series

Whether it’s the DR900S-2CH, DR900S-1-CH or the DR900S-2CH IR, get a free Power Magic Pro hardwiring kit with code “FREE-PMP” at checkout.

BlackboxMyCar Valentine's Day $100 Gas Card Giveaway

Yes, February is a month of hearts, hugs and love - all in your face! Valentine’s Day is fast approaching and whether you’re single or taken doesn’t change the fact that Valentine’s Day is horrifying. And while we can’t tell you how you’re supposed to get through that day, we can give you a $100 gas card to make it better, perhaps?

BlackboxMyCar is giving away a $100 Gas Card to one lucky winner this Valentine’s Day. Imagine all the places you can take her on a full tank of gas (or how far you can get away from everything you want to avoid - swooning couples, jam-packed restaurants…)

So, what are you waiting for? Contest ends soon - winner will be announced on February 14, 2020!

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Nice solution for fast choice parking power alternatives. Also, I would prefer to have chosen the OBSD adapter version for easiness, but once installed should be fine. The cigar adapter contacts doesn't appear to be enough reliable.

this is awesome product

it relay make the insulation for me very very easy and my customers was very happy because i didn't use any factory wire to connect the dash cam
i give to my customer 30% off from my insulation coast and i save 30 min from my instillation time .

Great camera system

Bought the front, rear and diagnostic port cable (plus their crevasse tool - buy this for sure, I didn’t need the huge install package). Setup was simple and the quality of image is stellar. I personally don’t like all the audio startup info (got old within a day) but will have to live with it, cannot turn it off it seems. For the overall system with me installing it myself, she gets 5/5, could be 6/5 if the audio could be turned off.

easy as pie

so i watched a video as they talked about all the best cameras of all different levels. i chose the best of the best. i placed the order and it was sent to me. literally just that easy

Viofo A129 Pro duo

Hooked the unit to my truck amazing picture quality amazing videos great sound it has it all very satasfied

Thinkware Q800PRO 2K QHD Dash Cam

great price, bought two!

Best mini 128GB at a nice price. Thank you

Overall decent - night is iffy

Overall the camera is decent. The site's service is great. Camera is mostly good. Night time videos has lots of halos/streak

No complaints - ready for another

Quick shipping and all the tools necessary for me to easily install the DR900S. I've had the camera installed in our Equinox now for almost 90 days and I don't have any complaints with it. Changing settings and accessing the footage via wifi is straight forward and was very helpful to review with my daughter after our driving lessons! Now that she has her own car it's time to purchase a second dash cam and I don't have any hesitation in purchasing a second DR900S for it.

so many emails

I bought the suction cup mount 10 days ago and every couple days I get an email about leaving a review so here it is. I have not used the suction cup mount yet or even taken it out of the packaging. I'm sure it's a nice mount but I can not attest to that. I can say when I contacted the website, they got back to me within a day and were very helpful. Would buy from "blackboxmycar" again.

Bought this to replace a different camera

I tried to use the financing option to pay for the camera. Story of my life, I was rejected for some stupid reason. I also had a lot of hours cut from work, so I didn’t get paid a whole lot. I ended up having to make the purchase in full, which left me with very little money. Other than that (I’m not holding it against anyone; the universe hates me lol), my experience shopping here was excellent. I didn’t have to pay any sales tax like I thought I would and shipping was free. The camera also arrived one day earlier than the initial estimate.

The system has been installed in our vehicle for only three or four days. I wanted to get the hardwire kit, but that’ll have to wait until next pay check. The power adapter that was included seems a little questionable. A little green disk lights up when it’s receiving power, which I like, and it includes two USB ports. I assume one to power the camera (duh) and the other for your phone or whatever. It has a three amp current output, but I don’t know how much the camera system uses. I figured probably 2 amps for the camera(s) and the last amp for your device. I didn’t like that it doesn’t list the input current, but that could just be me being picky. The power cord is plenty long enough for us. We installed it so that the cable runs out of the camera and then drops straight to the floor and back up to the power adapter. Absolutely nothing fancy about it. Well, we have a medium binder clip clipped onto one of the hvac vents and then the cable is ran inside of the...the flippy things you squeeze to open the clip.

The rear camera was a different story. I used the included wire clips to take the cable across the top of the windshield (to the passenger side), then I sent the cable over the sun visor, using it as support. Then I used the little hook over the back seat (the one you can put hangers and stuff on) as another support (did I mention this is an 05 Chevy cobalt). I then used another of the included hooks to hold the cable to the back windshield. There was a lot of leftover cable, so I lowered the back seat backrest and dropped the excess behind the seat. I do wish that both ends of the cable were angled or that the connector on the rear cam was angled. I had to place it fairly low on the window to allow the cable to plug in. It would also be pretty cool if there were some bigger cable clips included too so that I could stuff both cords into one clamp. I’d only need a couple though, as the two cables would depart ways early in the routing.

Installing the camera system was easy. Maybe a little too easy. I found a great spot to place the front cam first. It was right behind the rear view, and the mesh allowed me to get the camera installed level. I took the film off the sticky pad and very gently touched it to the glass to line it up before pressing it firmly. I got it just a little bit uneven, but the sticky pad had already taken a strong hold to the glass. It isn’t noticeable at all, which is good because I never got it unstuck to realign. I did take the gps unit off (since it is the base) and mounted /it/ to the window.

The rear cam went about the same, but I did have to peel it off a few times. Once because I misaligned it, again because I couldn’t fit the cable into the port, and yet again for the same reason. Other than those nuances, installation was fairly straightforward. I also downloaded the app (which only has two stars on the App Store!!) to assist in the installation (yay for live view lol). My first issue with the app was when I put my phone into landscape mode. It would seem like the app developers would have accounted for people who rotate their phone in different directions. I flipped mine in a direction the app wasn’t proud of, and I was getting an upside down view of everything. Of course, when I flipped my phone the other way, the view was right side up. But surely that’s not the reason it was given only 2 stars (I’ll come back to this. I’m writing this review chronologically).

The captured videos are massive in size. Almost a half gigabyte or more for a 10 minute recording. The instructions imply the cameras WiFi has a 5G mode. Either this is wrong, or the option is very, very well hidden. It takes about as much time to download a video as the videos duration is (10 minutes for a 10 minute video). It looks crisp on smaller displays, but on a 1440x1080 monitor (which is basically standard these days), the view becomes degraded rather obviously. As with basically all wide-angle cameras, it’s hard to get a good judge of distance and speed, which is part of why I wanted the gps (the leading factor was so that our speed would be stamped in the video, so no one could claim we were speeding or something if something happened).

Next came what I’m going to refer to as long-term testing. When I initially tested a video, there was still plenty of free space left on the included uSD card. My precious camera gave a weird issue. It’s videos ...

Hi Joseph, thank you for leaving a detailed review. We're glad to hear that you had a positive shopping experience with us, and sorry to hear that the financing option didn't work out. Our support team will be reaching out personally to assist you further with your installation if necessary, but we look forward to your long-term testing! Do let us know if you come across any further issues and we will be sure to help you out.
Thanks

Thanks to All at BlackboxMyCar. From the time I purchased my Viofo 119 V3 Dashcam, to the excellent and timely delivery, and technical support I received from your Company is second to none. Thank you, look forward to doing business with you in the future.
Sherri
Kelowna BC

Hi Sherri, thank you for shopping at BlackboxMyCar! We're glad to have you as a customer. Come back anytime :)
Great customer service!

I bought this dashcam based on very positive reviews! Well I received the package and realized that I was sent the wrong rear camera, a 1080p as the U1000 two channel comes with a 2K QHD rear camera! I was able to email Jonathan and he verified that I received the wrong camera and will send the matching camera when I send back the 1080p camera! Thank you Jonathan for your assistance! I could have bought from other authorized resellers but I had bought from you because your company is based on customer service! I could have paid more or less but customer service and support is more important to me! Loyalty to service is key! Even though you are located from almost opposite sides of the Country, your customer service sold me to you!!! Continued success!!!

Hi David, thank you for leaving a review! We apologize for the mishap and we thank you for your patience. We're glad to hear that Jonathan was able to help you out with fixing the situation. If you have any other questions, please don't hesitate to reach out to us in the future.
Excellent customer service

Was able to get the right dash cam and the service provided was excellent. The CS representative Katrina was really resourceful. In depth analysis on installation and dash models. Thanks!

Hi Kevin, thanks for leaving a review. Glad to hear you found what you were looking for :) We'll pass on your compliments to Katrina!
It can with stand cold Arctic

I didn't have it that long but it could with stand the very cold weather in Yellowknife NT.

Hi Abdikarim, just the review that we wanted to hear ;) Glad to hear that the VIOFO is holding up.
Excellent Customer Service and Product! Would Definitely Recommend!

Katrina was very helpful when I walked into the store. She spent 5 minutes going through all the dash cams, answered my questions with exceptional product knowledge and recommended which model that I should consider based on my needs. I purchased one of the recommended units and scheduled a hardwire installation. The installation itself was smooth and the technician explained thoroughly on how to operate the unit with great detail. Lastly, they offered a large client lounge with free wifi and Netflix while waiting for the installation. I would definitely recommend BlackboxMyCar in the future. Good work guys!

-DW

Hi Dave, thank you for leaving a review. We're glad to hear that Kat was able to help you out with your installation and that you love your A119 V3 :) Let us know if you have any questions in the future, and feel free to reach out anytime!
Great Dash Cam and good price

VIOFO A129 Pro 4K is a fine dash cam. Good quality video and easy to operate. Installation (hard wire) was very easy. I highly recommend this dash cam.

Hi Bobby, thanks for leaving a review. Hope you continue to love your VIOFO!
Response

Have not installed yet as weather to cold to fasten suction cup. Following instructions laid out on installation setup.

Hi Jolanda, thank you for leaving a review! Best of luck with your installation.
Great camera setup and customer service

The customer service was excellent and helped me when I needed to change fuse type. The camera setup is a huge step up from the single channel I used to have. Had it installed a little over 1 week and it has already caught a close call. Would definitely recommend the camera and company.

Hi Paul, thanks for leaving a review and shopping at BlackboxMyCar. Glad to hear that you didn't get into an accident, but may the dash cam continue to protect you!
Blackvue coaxial

Excellent experience with Blackvue and conversation smoothly. Keep it up pal!

Hi Jimmy, thanks for leaving a review!
Fast and efficient

I couldn’t be happier of the service done on my car by BlackBoxMyCar company.
Great service and good quality. I would recommend anyone to visit them.

Hi Sebastien, thanks for leaving a review! Come back anytime :)
Awesome Thinkware U1000 2-Channel System

Thus far I couldn’t be more pleased with the Thinkware U1000 2-Channel System and the service that I received from the BlackBoxMyCar staff.

Hi Dave, thanks for leaving a review. Glad you love your Thinkware U1000 :)
Radar Module

This is a really nice feature and thus far couldn’t be happier with the overall Thinkware U100 unit and the great service from the BlackBoxMyCar staff.

Hi Dave, thanks for leaving a review! Glad you love the Thinkware U1000 and the service you received from our team.
Blackvue DR900S-2C

This is an awesome dual dash cam, installation was made amazingly easy with the Blackvue Power Magic Easy and also gives me the capabilities of Parking Mode....albeit a very expensive dash cam, i think it is worth it..Thank you BlackBoxMyCar... Denis... still learning on how to use it to its best capabilities possible...

Hi Denis, thanks for leaving a review! Glad to hear that the Power Magic EZ was what you were looking for. Let us know if you have any questions regarding the dash cam's capabilities :)
Cellink NEO Battery review

Even though it has’t been 2 whole weeks of use the battery has done its job well. We will see how it stands up over the next few months and its lifetime expectancy.

Hi Jason, thanks for leaving a review. Glad you love your battery!