Cobra launches two new dash cams

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Cobra Electronics launched two new dash cameras Tuesday at the 2015 Specialty Equipment Market Association (SEMA) Show in Las Vegas.

The CDR 835 and CDR 855 BT dash cams are the latest additions to Cobra’s Drive HDTM series. Each records in 1080p (full HD video), and features an 8-GB microSD memory card and continuous loop recording. Both models also feature a two-inch LCD screen, ultra-wide 160-degree lens, and a G-Sensor, which triggers the unit to automatically and permanently protect clips if an impact is detected.

The CDR 855 BT includes Bluetooth technology that connects the dash cam to a smartphone. It also integrates dash cam technology with Cobra’s iRadar Community, which allows for access to GPS location information from a smartphone, as well as receiving alerts to upcoming speed and red light cameras, live police locations and shared radar alerts.

“Our ability to integrate the iRadar Community into a dash cam changes the game for the industry,” said Sally Washlow, president of Cedar Electronics.

Additional features of the CDR 835  and CDR 855 BT include parking mode, which provides visual event recording while a vehicle is parked. If motion is detected or the G-Sensor is triggered, the camera will automatically wake-up and start recording. Snap Shot will take a still photo at any time during a video. Action Cam Mode disables the G-Sensor and loop recording to free the camera from the confines of a windshield. The quick release mount is a sliding mount that allows for quick setup or teardown on any mount that uses a standard tripod mount screw.

“The new Drive HD Dash Cam models, especially our top-of-the-line CDR 855 BT, go above and beyond standard video recording to provide value added features that consumers will love,” Washlow said.