Monday, March 20, 2017

#DashCamStories: NOON VR Giveaway

Calling all dash cam owners! If you have an interesting #dashcamstories you'll like to share with us, you could win a pair of Noon VR virtual reality goggles! Find out how below.

Friday, March 17, 2017

Getting Familiar With The PC Viewer

Made specifically for Thinkware Dash Cams

The PC Viewer software is the video viewing and device configuration tool made specifically for Thinkware dash cams. If you haven't already, the PC Viewer for both Windows and Mac systems can be downloaded for free from our website here.

Chances are, the PC Viewer will be an integral part of your Thinkware dash cam experience. Let us show you around the Windows version!

Friday, March 10, 2017

Monday, February 27, 2017

8 Really Good (Fictional) Drivers

Inspired by the recent Oscars' awards show for outstanding works of cinematography, we're going to be recognizing outstanding works of cinematography as well! Only with us, we want to recognize 8 notable film characters that know a thing or two about the art of driving.

Just a warning: some clips may contain vulgar language.

Friday, February 24, 2017

#ThinkwareTutorial: How To Organize the Power Cable

We don't like cables hanging from our windshield either! Read down below for a 2 step guide on how to organize (and hide) the 12V power cable for a clean and unobtrusive dash cam set-up!

Sunday, February 12, 2017

Can You Autocross With a Family Wagon?

Wagons always get an unfair reputation for being the nation's favourite schoolrun-mobile -- images of an '83 Oldsmobile Custom Cruiser, driven around by a family with three kids and a St. Bernard in the trunk doesn't exactly help shed that relative uncool-ness. Wagons just aren't sporty, and they sure aren't cool, people say. Over here, we have seen many people ditch the wagons in favor of the taller SUVs and crossovers for their bigger size.

For most of the world however, wagons are great alternatives for those who want to haul more things without needing to get a truck, but still retain the fun driving dynamics and fuel economy of a 4-door sedan. Don't believe me? Take a quick look on Google Streetview for streets of London and it will take you less than a minute to have the first wagon-sighting.

Case in point: in addition to the #SharkNoseDiary 6 series project car that I have, I regularly drive a slightly-scratched up 2007 Mazda 6 wagon as my reliable daily commuter. Fitted with a 3.0 V6 engine that produces 212 horsepower, the car (nicknamed Mazda Miyagi because why not) can propel itself from 0-60 at a respectable (in 2007 standards) 7.1 seconds.

My favorite thing about it though? It's mated to a 5-speed manual transmission. Combined with the zoom-zoom Mazda driving dynamics, I can go fast enough to quickly fall in trouble with the law while hauling my apartment in the trunk. You can't really do that with a modern SUV (unless you are willing to spend a lot of money for one of these).

The bottom line is: The car is a lot of fun, and it can do fun while hauling as much stuff as your neighbor's CR-V.

To prove my point, why not enter my car into an Autocross event?

Friday, February 10, 2017

#ThinkwareTutorial: Adjusting Volume and Voice Guidance

Welcome to the first post of our new blog series, #ThinkwareTutorial! These posts are aimed to help users configure device and feature settings. 

Today, we will be showing you 3 different ways to adjust the volume for voice guidance and sounds alerts on Thinkware dash cams. 
The volume can be adjusted with 4 different levels, including the option to mute the majority of notifications and voice guidance alerts that are not specific to security features. Let's start!