I’ve seen my fair share of fender-benders, so I’m familiar with that feeling of dread when I realize that no one witnessed the crash. This of course means it’s going to be your word against the other guy’s, and that’s never fun. I’ve been tempted to pick up a camera for my car so that I can have video proof the next time someone decides to pull out right in front of me. I just haven’t found the right one for the job. So far, I’d have to say that this one from Brick House looks the most tempting.
The Rear View Mirror Car Camera Recorder Pro beats out the competition for having the most obnoxiously long name, if nothing else. That aside, I like the fact that this will attach to any rear view mirror, without any professional installation. You will have to figure out what to do with the cord, as it’s powered by your car’s AC adapter.
The device only runs when your car is on, so you won’t waste storage space recording the goings-on in the parking garage. All of the video is stored on an included 1GB SD card, but I might spring for a slightly larger one. The whole kit will set you back a whopping $449.95, which is pretty salty, but much cheaper than getting wrongfully accused of causing an accident.