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KDlinks DX2 Car Dash Cam Review

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KDLINKS DX2 Full-HD 1080P Front + 720P Rear 290° Super Wide Angle Car Dash Cam with G-Sensor & WDR Superior Night Mode, 1 Year Dashcam Warranty

KDlinks DX2 is a dash cam system for your vehicle that gives you double the protection with a front facing full high definition (HD) 1920x1080p at 30fps and a second rear facing camera that records in HD 720p.

The added peace of mind of having a rear facing dash cam is nice, especially with 260º of coverage.

As KDlinks describes themselves: The use of six-glass F1.6 lenses and an extremely sensitive AR0330 sensor ensure excellent quality. As a result, the video quality is very detailed and smooth.

Out of the box the system us very user-friendly and easy to install in a manner of minutes. The only minor set back is figuring out where to run the wire for the rear facing camera. KDlinks does provide a long enough cord and everything out of the box to get both cameras mounted.

Overview

I am very impressed with the durability and the camera when I unpackaged it. Out of the box, you get the following:

  • 1920x1080p Dash Cam
  • 720p Camera (rear)
  • Suction cup mount for the front dash cam
  • Mount with 3M tape for the rear dash cam mount
  • Power Cable
  • USB mini cable to connect the rear dash cam
  • Micro 16GB SD card
  • USB to connect to your computer
  • A felt camera bag for transporting your camera (if need be)
  • Owner Manual / Instructions
  • Circulare Polarizer Filter (CPL) an option to place on the lens of your dash cam to reduce glare.

KDlinks DX2 Experience

I have purchased and ran the KDlinks X1 in my F150 for a few months now and have been very impressed with the quality of the video. Getting my hands on a KDlinks DX2 was my next mission and now here it is.

As with all of KDlinks products, it was very well packaged and everything mentioned above was included to begin the install. If you are as impatient as I am and excited to get going using the product, this is the perfect product for you.

The video quality is excellent from both cameras during the day, but the rear camera at night is pretty useless when it comes to vehicles with tinted windows. As you can see in the review video below, you can only see the headlights. If my truck was not tinted, you may get better quality out of the rear camera.

KDlinks DX2 Installation

The suction cup mount is very easy to use and it also gives you the flexibility once mounted to your windshield to reposition the KDlinks DX2 as needed.

The most difficult part for me was figuring out how to run the rear wire to ensure it is tucked away to where my passengers are not kicking the wire (’16 F150). Luckily for me I have trim across my windsheild, a-pillar, b-pillars, etc. where I can run the wire. That is pretty much the case with most vehicles, you can use the a-pillar, the trim, etc. around the vehicle to run the wires. I temporarily ran the wire draped down the center console and tucked away underneath my rear floor mount and behind the rear seats for now.

As mentioned above, the KDlinks DX2 is installed in a F150, so if you have a rear sliding window or your rear window comes completely down like in the Toyota Tundras (my old truck) keep in mind when mounting the rear camera. Also note in which direction the window slides before securing the mount.

I mounted my rear camera on the drivers side, centered to the left seat. The rear camera mount allows you to angle the dash cam up and down to position it perfectly to capture the rear of the vehicle.

Install the micro SD card prior to powering on. Once powered on you can see both cameras in a picture-in-picture view and this is where you can make adjustments.

KDlinks DX2 Configuration

Make your way through the menu options to set-up your preferred camera options. The setup and navigation is very easy and the user manual will guide you through most of the steps needed to get the camera set-up.

For questions or concerns KDlinks customer service is outstanding. They are always responsive and helpful when it comes to the function of the camera and handling warranty issues.

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KDlink DX2 Photos

KDlinks DX2 Video Review

An enthusiast, a Father, a Husband, and a U.S. Navy Veteran. The Creator of CarShowz a hobby gone mad and a passion for anything on wheels. Armed with a camera who knows where this journey will take me but, stay tuned, it's going to be an exciting ride!

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