Rexing Dash Cam Review & 10% Off

Rexing V1LG Dual Channel Car Dash Cam FHD 1080p 170° Wide Angle Dashboard Camera Recorder with HD Rear Camera, Built-in GPS Logger, G-Sensor, WDR, Loop Recording.

In our analysis, the Rexing V1 is a capable camera, but too sparse to garner anything better than average points. The company made sure I understood that some dash cameras offer something that can be in short supply: technical support. It should be pretty good if my experiences with the Connecticut company are any indication. While this is a solid product that takes good video for not a lot of cash, the overall much better offer is the V1LG of the business.

The $100 V1 dashcam from Rexing takes a really good video of the day, decent video of the night, and is easy to set up and use. We appreciate it. It's bare-bones, though: adding GPS, which we suggest, costs an extra $30. If you have room on your budget, you might move up to Rexing's dual-channel, dual-camera V1LG with built-in GPS for $170, or go to our full dash cam list. 

The Rexing V1 is a little larger in dimension. Not big enough to mess with something if it's placed in the right position (it's cool behind the mirror), but if you're looking for small, that's not it. 

However the scale allows for a display of 2.4 inches wide buttons, and enough air to moderate heat. There's a single micro SD slot, but with the simple $100 V1 model we tested, Rexing doesn't include a card. For a 32GB card, add $20 at checkout.

This leads us to a review of the various models. The V1 has a GPS port, and an add-on module is available for $30, but the auxiliary camera port is disappointing because the V1 is single-channel only. The $130 V1P is dual-channel and actually comes with a rear camera, but for a GPS module, add $30, again. The previously stated V1LG, which has integrated GPS, a rear camera, and a 16 GB micro SD card in the box for $170, is probably the best deal of the bunch. That's quite a nice deal. 

We've discussed quite a bit about GPS. About why? The difference between winning and losing your argument, or case, maybe getting GPS info on your video. As a bonus, it's useful for putting on your road trips some fascinating sights that you might not have had time to stop and view properly.

The Rexing V1 mounts flush to the windshield and to fit the horizon, the camera part rotates vertically. When mounting the device, you might consider using a level, so you don't end up in your video with a horizontal skew. Mounting seemed to have somewhat influenced the video, more on that later. 

The V1 is adhesive-mounted, but the adhesive and the mount are different. Notice that it's much easier to remove the protective film by cooling the double-sided adhesive tape (in the fridge if necessary). When the first profanity pops into your brain, you will know if you need to do this. 

The Rexing V1 skips driver-safety features such as crash warnings or lane exit. They're not missing us. But it does have one new feature for us you can enter your license plate number for your videos to be watermarked. As anybody could enter the data, there's obviously no legal advantage, but if you use the camera for different cars, this would tell you which one you were in.

The 170-degree, 1080p video output of the V1 is a blended bag. It's sharp and highly stable, if not as color-rich as we've seen on other similarly-priced dash cams. But when ambient light conditions changed, we noted occasional, mild artifacts. The camera also captured an extremely large amount of dashboard reflection, either because of the distance between the windshield and the lens, or the very wide viewing angle.