In the article, The Perfect Gift? It’s the One They Asked For, written for the New York Times in 2016, John Tierney recommmended focusing on long-term enjoyment, not short-term drama, when picking out the perfect Holiday gift. So this Holiday season, let’s look beyond the typical coffee mug or bath bomb set and get them something that they can enjoy for a very long time.
2021 Holiday Dash Cam Gift Guide & Wish List
Do dash cams make good gifts?
We agree that dash cams are not your typical gift, and we do know that some of you might get a little disappointed when you find under the tree on Christmas morning a BlackVue DR900X-2CH Plus instead of the lavender-scented bath bomb gift set from Bed Bath and Beyond.
No one will admit they need a dash cam, at least not until something happens and they wish they had video evidence. A little too late now. So, if the perfect gift is one that you know they will love before they realize they need, then dash cams are the perfect gift!
Our "All I Want for Christmas" Wish List
We know what you’re thinking, a BlackboxMyCar Holiday Gift Guide...dash cams galore! How many dash cams does one person need? Let’s set this straight, each car only needs one dash cam, of course unless you’re trying to top our 4-Channel or 6-Channel challenge.
But, not all dash cams are created equal, and there is no such thing as a dash cam that will last a lifetime (and if do you stumble upon one, don't believe the marketing hype!) Technology is constantly changing, and there’s only so much a firmware update can do. Eventually, you will need to consider upgrading to a newer model either because the parts are getting old, or if you want to enjoy the newer, cooler features.
THE BEST ALL-ROUND
Capture the magic of the season
Thinkware U1000 4K UHD
Get the best parking mode to catch hit and runs. Oh, and did we mention this dash cam records in 4K UHD front and 2K QHD rear? It is currently the highest resolution system in the market!
THE HOTTEST DASH CAM RIGHT NOW
Style Meets Function
BlackVue DR900X-2CH Plus
The signature cylindrical shape screams sexy - and best of all, it packs the latest dash cam technology: outstanding 4K resolution, ultra-wide viewing angle, reliable parking mode recording, LTE connectivity, mobile hotspot functionality, and much more.
THE MOST USER-FRIENDLY SMART DASH CAM
Just Ask Siri!
Nexar Beam Full HD Smart Dash Cam
It's tiny, but don't be fooled - it records crisp 1080p Full HD video, comes with parking mode capability, 1-Click Incident Reports, and Siri-integrated commands.
THE BEST DASH CAM TO RECORD FRONT, REAR AND IN-CABIN
Full car coverage
VIOFO A139 3-Channel
High-quality Sony STARVIS images sensors are built into all three cameras to deliver all-round clear vibrant colours with rich details. The interior infrared camera comes in its own separate casing to offer the most versatility in mounting location.
THE BEST DASH CAM FOR NIGHTTIME RECORDING
2K that Rivals 4K
Thinkware X1000 2-Channel
You will get it because it is the first dual-channel 2K QHD dash cam with and LCD touchscreen, but you will love it because of its Super Night Vision 3.0 and Energy Saving 2.0 Parking Recording, auto image enhancement technology and much more.
THE BEST NO-HASSLE, BASIC 4K UHD DASH CAM
No Frills, Just Thrills
VIOFO A129 Pro Duo 4K UHD
A bargin considering all the features you'll get, including superb 4K UHD video resolution, Full HD rear camera, built-in playback screen, parking-mode ready, built-in WiFi and a viewer app so you can playback your footage on your smartphone, too! .
THE BEST ENTRY-LEVEL DASH CAM
Thinkware F200 PRO 2-CH Bundle
You will love this entry-level from Thinkware! It comes with all the essential Thinkware goodies, including industry-leading parking mode, Super Night Vision, Time Lapse recording, front and back Full HD recording, mobile viewer app and integrated thermal protection. Pair it with the optional GPS module to unlock Advanced Driver Assistane System and more!
THE BEST DASH CAM FOR SPEED
Smooth, Fluid footage
BlackVue DR750X-2CH Plus
Same ultra-steathy design and 60FPS recording, but now better video quality, thanks to the new Sony STARVIS image sensor. All front units come with a universal secondary camera port, so you can swap out the standard rear camera for an interior infrared or an exterior weatherproof camera anytime you need.
THE BEST BANG FOR MY BUCK
Be Blown Away
VIOFO A129 Plus Duo 2K QHD
We are not sure what's more shocking, the clear vibrant colours with rich detail, fluid 2K QHD @60FPS recording, no-fuss parking recording, integrated GPS, built-in WiFi, the convenience of a built-in screen plus a mobile viewer app, or the fact that you can get it all for under $250!
THE MOST TRUSTED 2K QHD DASH CAM
Thinkware Q800PRO 2-CH Bundle
A dash cam that does everything but 4K. Encased in an industry award-winning design lies a new optical lens and an improved 5.14MP Sony STARVIS image sensor that delivers strikingly clear video quality in 2K QHD with advanced night vision and a wide range of safety features.
THE MOST POWERFUL DASH CAM BATTERY PACK
Park with Confidence
BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Battery Pack
Whether in class, at work, or out and about, they always need parking surveillance, and nothing gives them more power and more reliability than the BlackboxMyCar PowerCell 8 Dash Cam Battery Pack. Designed, tested, and backed by BlackboxMyCar. Holds 25% more power than other premium battery packs in the market, which means you can park a little longer with confidence.
THE HOTTEST NON-DASH CAM THIS HOLIDAY
Fits Right in Your Pocket
Sentrym L1 Mini Projector
Ultra portable. Shockingly versatile. The Sentrym L1 is the lightest mini 3D projector on the market. With Bluetooth 5.0 & Wi-Fi, connect the L1 to your PC or smartphone, USB or SD Card, or through the L1's Android 9.0 OS for YouTube, Netflix, Hulu, Amazon Video & more. Exclusively at Sentrym.com - and be sure to use code "XMAS20" to get 20% OFF!
And whether you're shopping for your special someones or looking to splurge on yourself this Holiday, we've got something that will put a smile on your face! But hurry - order before December 15th to make sure it arrives by Christmas!