Cobra Electronics Introduces New Drive HD Dash Cams at CES 2018

New DASH Series Line of Dash Cams to feature 1296P resolution, dual cam options and iRadar® Integration

- January 7, 2018 – Cobra Electronics, the leading designer and marketer of award-winning automotive, mobile and consumer electronics, today announced its new DASH Series line of dash cams.  This next generation of Drive HD Dash Cams are the most technology packed, user friendly, and reliable dash cams yet. These new dash cams by Cobra will be on display at CES Unveiled, January 7th from 5:00 – 8:30 pm in the South Seas Ballroom at Mandalay Bay; Pepcom Digital Experience on January 8th, from 7:00 pm – 10:30 pm at the Mirage; and ShowStoppers @ CES January 9th from 6:00 pm – 10:00 pm in the Lafite Ballroom at the Wynn Hotel.


All new DASH Series models will feature an ultra-wide 160° lens to record 1296P Super HD video.  Footage is optimized to minimize glare, offer crystal clear visibility of license plates, and provide unparalleled night time recording. DASH Series models are loaded with features including loop recording, G-Sensor accident protection, advanced parking mode, auto date/time, and lane departure and collision warning systems.  Xtreme Heat Protection utilizes a super capacitor to reliably function in even in the harshest conditions. 


The DASH 2216D and DASH 2316D are dual view models that include an additional rear camera that allows for front and rear simultaneous recording.  The included Y-Splitter and 14-foot extender cable allow for the rear camera to the interior of the vehicle or the road behind.  Exclusive video editing software allows for viewing front and rear video simultaneously as well as cropping or merging clips.


The DASH 2308 and DASH 2316D are iRadar® enhanced models that add smartphone connectivity to integrate with the Cobra iRadar app.  This patent pending technology provides alerts to upcoming speed and red-light cameras, live police locations and caution areas.  With over 3 million downloads, these alert locations are continuously updated in real time by other Cobra iRadar users on the road.


In addition to iRadar integration, the DASH 2308 and DASH2316D pull location and speed data from the smartphone and embed it into video files on the dash cam.  Route information is then displayed on a map view so that you can see exactly where the vehicle was at any point while playing back a recording. Date, time, and time zone information are automatically pulled from the phone to the dash cam so that video timestamps are always accurate.  This is especially useful for long road trips or when crossing into new time zones.


The Drive HD DASH Series Dash Cams will be available in March 2018 for a retail price ranging from $129.99 - $219.99