KDLINKS X1 Dash Cam Review

KDLINKS X1 HD Dash CameraKDLINKS X1 is a full-HD, wide angle dash cam with a large screen, inbuilt GPS and superior night mode recording. It can automatically record high clarity videos at a resolution of 1920×1080 pixels at 30 fps in a continuous loop. In the unfortunate event of an accident, the inbuilt G-Sensor automatically detects it and the emergency lock button locks the video file to save it from deletion. While the 165 degrees wide angle lens and the WDR or Wide Dynamic Range technology ensures that nothing goes uncaptured by this intelligent car dashboard camera, the 2.7 inches wide, bright LCD screen allows you to play the recorded clips right inside your vehicle without having to transfer them to any external device.

Since the GPS module is built into the camera, it embeds the location information and related data into the video clips. Using the KDLINKS Player software that comes free with the dash cam in a CD, you can also use Google Map to track the location, speed and route of your vehicle. And if you don’t want to use the GPS feature, you can easily turn it off.

KDLINKS X1 DashcamKDLINKS X1 comes with an 8 GB micro SD card and is ready to use as soon as you unbox it. The innovative suction cup mount helps you do away with the clutter of tangled cables on your car’s dashboard. The camera itself features an ultra slim design and works without inviting any plundering eyes towards it. It boots up almost instantly and starts recording as soon as you turn on the ignition of your vehicle. Another striking feature is that you can turn around this camera at 360 degrees in any direction. This is extremely helpful in certain situations like when you want to record an officer or somebody standing by your car window, or some other vehicle driving by your side.
The camera is known for its smooth, clear and detailed recording. You can easily read vehicle plates at a distance of 10 to 20 meters. The quality of the videos recorded during the day is definitely better than those recorded during night time but having said that, the night mode feature allows you to take pretty decent videos even in poor light conditions.

The high quality Li-polymer battery can withstand extreme temperatures ranging from minus 40 degrees Fahrenheit to plus 170 degrees Fahrenheit. It would be good if the battery could last little longer than mere 60 seconds but given the perfect USB power port this dashboard camera comes with, that is hardly any drawback worth getting a mention.
The company is known for its outstanding customer service. Their support team is super responsive and they respond to queries within 24 hours without any exception. There have also been cases wherein they replaced charger cables and other accessories on request from customers.

The car camera comes with one year warranty to take care of any unexpected issues. Definitely a feature rich dash cam you’d not like to miss, especially when special offers are going on!

Full Specs, Manual and Firmware

Dimensions: 6.6 x 5.1 x 3.2 inches
Video Resolution: Full HD videos (1920 * 1080p) at 30 fps with H.264
Video Format: .MOV
Sensor: AR0330
Lens Angle: 165 Degrees
Screen: 2.7″ LCD
GPS: Yes
G-Sensor: Yes
Storage: microSD, up to 32GB
Battery or Capacitor: Battery – Li-polymer 3.7v 110mah
Temperature: 170°F, 6+ hours in -40°F
Item Number: X1

User Manual: Download Full PDF User Manual

Software and Firmware download:

KDLINKS Driving Recorder Player Software Ver.1.0.5728.20341 (Windows)

KDLINKS MAC Version Recorder Player Software

What’s in the box?

KDLINKS X1 Box Includes

  • KDLINKS X1 Dashcam
  • Suction cup windshield mounting bracket
  • GPS Module with suction cup mount
  • Car adapter power charger
  • 8GB microSD card
  • microSD card adapter
  • CD software for GPS function
  • User manual

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Video Samples

Daytime driving on sunny day through scenic area

Night time driving in heavy rain

Video of Daytime car accident captured on KDLINKS X1 DashCam