Posted on April 7, 2014 12:00 AM by Techgage Staff
A dashcam might be a simple device, but it’s one that could prove invaluable in the event of an accident – nothing tells the truth quite like video. And as far as dashcams go, Papago! makes some attractive ones, including the P2 Pro we’re taking a look at here. So, let’s take it for a drive and see if it’s worthy of sticking to your windshield.
Dashcams are still a fairly new idea here in the US, and not that many people have them. However, GPS devices have found their way, in one form or another, into most cars on the road. A significant number of drivers have smartphones with video recording capabilities with them at all times, but anyone who has been in an accident or any other event that would be worth capturing on video knows that time is not on your side when the unexpected happens. You need to take into account the time needed to find the phone, wake it up, access the video recorder, and then record the event – all while you are endeavoring to operate a motor vehicle. These are less-than-ideal conditions in which to reliably capture a sudden event on video.
Enter the ever recording dashcam.
Papago! contacted us last month, making clear its intentions to break into the US market. To do that, it helps if US media takes a look at its products, so when offered up the chance to take a look at the company’s P2 Pro model, we couldn’t resist, given its great feature-set. So, without further ado, let’s take it for a drive.
The packaging is simple, clean, and easy to open. Once inside the package, you’ll find the device itself, the suction cup mount, car charger (which is not a charger; I’ll get to that later), quick-start guide, and a warranty card.