Tran­scend Drive­pro 520

In and Out Se­cu­rity

HWM (Philippines) - - Gear - by Patrick Al­can­tara

to­day’s trend of car ser­vice such as Uber, Grab, and Wun­der, de­mands more se­cu­rity than we ever thought. Whether we side with the driver or the pas­sen­ger, we de­serve an equal level of pro­tec­tion in tran­sit, and the tran­scend Drive­pro 520 in­ter­est­ingly sup­plies both needs with­out a sweat.

the Drive­pro 520 is a dash­board cam­era that fea­tures front and rear in­frared LED that can record Full HD (1080p) videos. the rear cam­era records the in­te­rior of the car with the in­frared LED which helps to lighten up the road and what’s go­ing on inside the ve­hi­cle.

big­ger than the usual dash­cams, the Drive­pro 520 mea­sures 96.2 x 64.5 x 43.9mm in length, width, and height. but of course, tran­scend needed to put on more weight at 108g for plac­ing an ex­tra cam­era for in­te­rior record­ing.

In our taste, the mixed matte and glossy body of the Drive­pro 520 plus the free 32Gb mi­crosd card that comes with it is def­i­nitely a state­ment of su­pe­ri­or­ity among its peers. Other stuff ap­pear­ing in the box were the man­ual, suc­tion cup, war­ranty card, and the car adapter.

What can we say about the Drive­pro 520? It’s the first front-and-rear dash­cam to land on our work­shop and we’ve never seen any­thing like it be­fore.

As men­tioned above, the in­te­ri­ors were lit by the in­frared LED for bet­ter night vi­sion. With this fea­ture, driv­ers and pas­sen­gers may feel more se­cured and com­pla­cent with every trip since other than the road video logs, the Drive­pro 520 doc­u­ments ev­ery­thing inside the car in any light­ing con­di­tion.

For driv­ers, the built-in GPS and Wi-fi would be a great help in wire­less ac­cess to the dash­cam es­pe­cially when they have to save a cer­tain point of the record­ing. Aside from the live view, a 2.4-inch LCD also projects the front im­ages. An emer­gency red lock ap­pears be­neath the dash­cam too, which func­tions as a marker on the clips cap­tured for later view­ing.

road record­ings, as what tran­scend Drive­pro se­ries is known for, were ex­cel­lent. the front lens lets you record 130-de­gree an­gle, pow­ered by an F1.8 aper­ture. We were also able to cap­ture still im­ages while tak­ing videos with the handy snap­shot but­ton placed to the right of the Drive­pro 520. this du­al­lens dash cam also comes equipped with a mo­tion G-sen­sor which is use­ful in case of un­wanted in­ci­dents.

the tran­scend Drive­pro 520 places on top of our musthaves whether you drive or ride pas­sen­ger cars. priced at php 10,990 on Lazada, we can say that the higher price tag is un­doubt­edly worth it.

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