Crave giveaway: Cowon Auto Capsule AC1 dashboard camera

The AC1 only has one button and one indicator light, which changes colors to indicate status.

(Credit: Antuan Goodwin/CNET )

Congrats to Jean F. of Gainesville, Fla., for scoring a Crux360 iPad case with Bluetooth keyboard in last week’s giveaway.

Do a lot of driving? You and your car (and your insurance company) will love this week’s freebie, a Cowon Auto Capsule AC1 dashboard camera.

The 2-megapixel cam with a 16:9 wide screen records and stores high-resolution 1,280×720-pixel high-definition footage in real time at 30 frames per second. When the device’s internal accelerometer detects a shock, it automatically captures a video clip (“see, a Tasmanian devil really did dash in front of me!”). The 15 seconds of cached video preceding the event and the 15 seconds following are stored on the microSD card as a 30-second AVI file.

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In his four-star review of the product, CNET Car Tech editor Antuan Goodwin says the pill-shaped Cowon Auto Capsule AC1 is so simple to use it requires almost no interaction from the driver. He does think the product’s $ 200 MSRP is a bit high fo… [Read more]

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