Built Like The G1W, With A Few, Key Differences
The G1W is widely regarded as the best dashboard camera, in terms of cost versus features, by camera users and reviewers alike. If you are not familiar with the key features and specs of the G1W: the G1W gives you astounding 1080p video quality, audio and visual recording capability, an accessible 2.7” screen for immediate playback and viewing, and up to 64GB in storage. Best of all, it gives you all these features and more for a startlingly low price tag that comes out to less than 60$. While the G1W-C packs all of the G1W’s recording power and impressive price point, it distinguishes itself by employing a capacitor instead of a battery.
Uses A Capacitor As Its Power Source - No Internal Battery
Until the release of the G1W-C, capacitor powered dash cams had been a unique selling point of a few, high-end Korean cameras, and for good reason. By using a capacitor as its power source, the G1W-C bypasses many persistent dash cam problems that are inherent to battery use. Battery life notably degrades over time, with mere months of use shortening battery life by considerable amounts. More importantly, batteries are often the first component of a dashboard camera to fail, requiring relatively costly or time consuming repairs.
Operable In Extreme Temperatures
The interior of a parked car, exposed to the blazing rays of the sun, is not exactly the ideal operating environment for most electronics. Unfortunately, one those electronics all too susceptible to overheating is your camera’s battery that sits front and center on your car's windshield day after day. The G1W-C’s capacitor makes it operable in much higher temperature ranges so you do not have to worry about your camera overheating, making it an ideal choice for drivers in hot climates. Even if you do not live in a particularly hot environment, for a couple more dollars than it’s battery powered equivalent, a capacitor-powered dashboard cam gives you measurably more peace of mind. No matter how high the temperature gets in the interior of your car, your camera’s most vulnerable component is not liable to degrade or suddenly quit on you.
Capacitor powered dashboard cameras are not only more reliable because they avoid many of the problems that often accompany battery use, but also because camera settings and last video files are saved directly onto the memory.
More Covert Placement With A Simple Add-on
While the G1W-C comes with a basic, suction-cup mount, if you would like the option of more covert placement, you can try a rear-view mirror mount (link to http://www.spytecinc.com/rear-view-mirror-mount-for-g1w-g1w-c-g1wh.html). The mount lets you attach your camera to a car’s rear view mirror, camouflaging the G1W-C’s form with that of the mirror, while simultaneously allowing for quick and easy detachment of the camera and mount.