February 28, 2018

Unboxing of Transcend DrivePro 130 Dash Cam

Dash cameras are becoming pretty standard these days as a way for people to somehow protect themselves further in the event of an accident as it gives them solid evidence on how the accident occurred. Because of the rising popularity of dash cameras, brands like Transcend have begun releasing their own dash cameras during the past few years. The DrivePro 130 is one of Transcend’s mid-range dash cameras and we unbox the DrivePro 130 for you so you know exactly what you’ll be getting when you get this dash camera.

First off, the packaging of the DrivePro 130 is fairly simple and looks very much like the packaging of the company’s other DrivePro models. The front of the cardboard box shows what the dashcam itself looks like as well as a few of the device’s features. The front of the box also notes that the DrivePro 130, much like the company’s other dash cams, comes with a free 16GB microSD card.

The rest of the box, such as the rear and the sides, shows some of the other features and inclusions of the DrivePro 130 as well as its specifications, system requirements, and other details.

Inside the outer cardboard box is a plain white box which holds the camera and its inclusions. The box only features the Transcend branding and slogan as well as a small arrow to indicate where to open the box. Flipping it open reveals the DrivePro 130 dash cam itself, the included Transcend microSD card, and another plain white box, also with Transcend’s branding and slogan, which holds the rest of the dash cam’s inclusions.

Looking at the camera itself, the front features the lens, the microphone, an etched Trasncend logo, and the Wi-Fi icon to signify that the DrivePro 130 is Wi-Fi capable. As for the rear of the camera, it features the device’s display, an LED notification light, and four control buttons. Its left side holds the microSD card slot and the emergency record button. Thanks to the cam’s G-sensor, the impact triggers emergency recording mode to capture footage. The feature can also be manually activated through the red button found on the bottom-left side of the device.

The other side holds the microUSB port and the top of the device is where the slot for the mount is placed.

As previously mentioned, the DrivePro 130 comes with a 16GB Transcend High Endurance Class 10 Micro SDHC card, which is quite suitable for the DrivePro 130.  You do not need spend extra efforts finding a compatible and reliable micro SDHC card to keep your recordings safe.

And the smaller plain white box contains the charging adapter of the dash cam that you connect to the car’s cigarette lighter port as well as the manual, the suction mount, warranty information, and a product guide.

 The Transcend Dashcam DrivePro 130 also comes with a couple of alerts to ensure driver safety. The Headlight reminder alerts drivers of poor lighting conditions, something that automatically activates when needed. There is also the Parking Monitoring Mode which should shore up the potential incidents that may happen even while already parked. The Transcend Dashcam DrivePro 130 will need a constant power supply to keep it up (i.e. powerbanks) and functioning.
Sample video below shows the high quality that DrivePro 130 will record your driving journey. The DrivePro 130 uses a Sony sensor to capture high-resolution images with superb, rich color even in low light. Its built-in Wide Dynamic Range (WDR) technology balances the light and dark areas of captured images, ensuring that every critical shot is as clear as possible.

The Transcend Dashcam DrivePro 130 is a simple companion any vehicle owner will want to have. It not only captures photos and videos on the road but ramps up the safety precautions needed in today’s unpredictable world. The Transcend DrivePro 130 is available from several online and offline retailers for a fairly affordable price for a good quality dash cam, especially considering that it already comes with a microSD card.


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