Released in June 2017, the DR490-2CH is an affordable dual-lens dashcam from industry-leading dashcam manufacturer Pittasoft BlackVue. The DR490-2CH is a dual-lens (two channel) that records in 1080p resolution (from both front and rear lenses). The DR490L-2CH (this dashcam) is that is similar to the newly released DR490L-2CH, except the DR490-2CH does not have a touchscreen display, where the DR490L-2CH does.
The DR490-2CH is designed to mount in the front and rear windshields to record audio and video of what is going on in front of and behind your car. With simple plug-and-play operation, you can be safely recording both in front of and behind your car in Full 1080p HD, in a matter of minutes!
By default the DR490-2CH records audio from inside the vehicle, but audio recording can be disabled permanently in the BlackVue settings, or temporarily by pressing the button on the left side of the front camera. This new side button (a first for the BlackVue DR400 series dashcams) will also perform an in-camera format of the memory card if held down for 10 seconds. This may be convenient if you need to lend your vehicle out and you would prefer no one else see your previous video recordings.
The DR490-2CH uses a new, more robust video cable to connect the front and rear cameras. This is another fine improvement to the BlackVue product line, and another example of BlackVue continually improving their dashcams in order to be the best dashcams on the market.
The power cord of the DR490-2CH is compatible with other DR400 and DR650S dashcams, except for the DR490L-2CH.
For parking mode, you either need to plug the DR490-2CH into a cigarette lighter power outlet that is on all the time (even when the car is turned off), or you can opt for the Power Magic Pro which is a BlackVue accessory that quickly integrates with your car's fuse box and will supply constant power to the 650 (while also ensuring your car battery does not drop too low). Get the BlackVue DR490-2CH and Power Magic Pro combo for ultimate protection and peace of mind!
For a hard-wired installation, and so that you can enable "Parking Mode" recording, we recommend pairing the DR490-2CH with the Power Magic Pro battery discharge prevention module. Please see our BlackVue installation page for more information on DIY installation with a Power Magic Pro, or check out some of our BlackVue dashcam installation photo galleries to see what the DR490 will look like installed in a vehicle like yours.
Note: The DR490-2CH includes either a 16, 32, 64, or 128GB BlackVue memory card. You may choose the size above. The memory card is provided by BlackVue and is already inside the DR490-2CH retail box, ready to go! While the memory card is removeable and the card slot will accept other brands of memory cards, we strongly suggest the use of only BlackVue memory cards in the BlackVue dashcams. The BlackVue OEM memory cards are industrial-grade and are designed to withstand the extreme high and low temperatures of being inside of hot and cold vehicles day in and day out, and they are also designed to cope with the constant read/write cycles of a high quality dashcam, without fail.
The DR490-2CH includes FREE priority ground shipping within the continental United States. Expedited shipping may be selected during checkout for an additional fee. International shipping is not available on this item, except to Canada or Mexico.
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The bottom line
Dual 1080p video recording in an affordable and sleek design from BlackVue. If you don't need all the bells and whistles of WiFi/Cloud features and built in GPS, you can save money by choosing the DR490-2CH over the more feature packed DR650S-2CH. We would have liked to see a few extra adhesive pads in the box "just in case", but besides that, the new DR490-2CH may be BlackVue's best mid-range camera to date!
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