FOR owners of older cars, envious of newer models packed with technological features and gadgets, some part of their self-esteem can be boosted with 70mai’s Dash Cam Omni.
Looking like a tiny R2D2 hanging from your windscreen, this AI-powered (the buzzword these days) dashcam comes with an in-built advanced driver assistance system that warns of lane departure, pedestrians and other potential dicey situations. It also records any shenanigans that might occur when your car is parked.
The Omni offers a 360° view, inside and outside, and records at 1080p at up to 60fps, delivering clear footage, day or night. And you can use it to record yourself, especially if you’ve been pulled over and want to capture what transpires.
As most current car models would be equipped with bells and whistles in anticipation of autonomous driving that is still some distance away, the Omni dashcam would probably be better suited for older models. So, no fear of voiding any warranties since there might be some hardwiring involved.
Newer cars can have the Omni for added protection. It’s easy enough to instal — plug it into the lighter socket — or having it done at a workshop if you want to instal the hardwire kit.
When you purchase the Omni, you have a choice of two colours — grey or red-and-white — and three built-in storage options: 32GB, 64GB and 128GB. The prices range from S$349 to $399
70mai was founded in Shanghai in 2016 and collaborates with Xiaomi as its technology partner. It specialises in dashcams and sells more than 1.5 million units annually.