Jon Jacobi is a musician, former x86/6800 programmer, and long-time computer enthusiast. He writes reviews on TVs, SSDs, dash cams, remote access software, Bluetooth speakers, and sundry other consumer-tech hardware and software.
The Nexus 5 offers as close to 360 degree protection as any dash cam system we've tested via front, rear, and dual interior cameras. It's pricey but takes quality captures day and night with embedded GPS.
The small camera doesn't skimp on features (GPS, Voice commands, phone connectivity, or capture quality. We'd prefer that Viofo improved its lens to include polarization so you don't have to constantly add and remove the optional filer.
Though it's not the fastest PCIe 5.0 SSD we've seen with synthetic benchmarks, Seagate's FireCuda 540 blazed to a first-place finish in our real-world 48GB transfers and offers an outstanding warranty and TBW rating.
Sabrent's 30mm long Rocket Q4 fits in devices that can't handle a full 2280 SSD, but still provides lots of capacity. Even better, thanks to new N48 NAND and a Phison E21T controller, its real-world performance is shockingly excellent.
The Thinkware U3000 dual-channel (front/rear) dash cam combo takes detailed captures and features a unique low-power parking surveillance mode that utilizes the onboard radar. Yes, radar. You pay for it though.