“Helmet on the head well fastened and lights on even during the day” said the great Nico Cereghini in the Grand Prix broadcast, not knowing that about twenty or thirty years later this sentence could not help thanks to Lanmodo Vast Pro night Vision System Integrated with Dash Room.
A very special device, evolution of the first incarnation that we tested several months ago.
The new model, which we received in preview here at Cyberlayman, improves on the previous design with a new recording function, enhancing the offer into a really interesting product for the driver.
Lanmodo Lanmodo Vast Pro night Vision System Integrated with Dash Camera, the review
As before, more than before
The external shape of the Lanmodo Lanmodo Vast Pro night Vision System Integrated with Dash Camera appears substantially identical to the previous one, in practice a sort of rearview mirror with attached front camera, which thanks to the accessories in the box, can be attached to the windshield or to the dashboard , based on the type of car available.
The power supply is taken from the cigarette lighter, but it can also be connected to the battery, if the car is compatible: in the device settings it is possible to establish the orientation so as to place it resting on the base or hanging from the glass.
The look, however, has changed a little, become more sober and a little more refined in the details, as has the position of the buttons, now more important, changed.
What is it for
For those who do not read the review of the first model here is a small summary: Lanmodo Lanmodo Vast Pro night Vision System Integrated with Dash Camera basically does two things, few but very important.
The first is to digitally illuminate an area in front of the device: and when we say illuminate it means just that.
At night, with the lights off, without street lights, the view from the display is as if it were the full day: this result is achieved with a combination of Lanmodo technologies, the use of lenses and digital reconstruction in real time.
The effect is clearly extreme and obviously some digital noise is there but don't worry, it is not decisive and both during use at night and after in the files, the view is very good, miraculous at times and the disturbance is not is decisive.
The second is to record when it appears on the display on a MicroSD (we recommend using a large model, at least 64 or 128 GB).
Unlike the first model, which was activated as soon as it was powered, this is activated only manually: one press on the button and the display turns on and the recording is activated instantly. Although, to tell the truth, it was better to have a more obvious groping.
A menu panel allows you to customize all the details, such as having the right orientation and recording time.
The function has been well thought out: leaving the display on could lead to visual disturbance, while turning it on (and recording) on the fly is more comfortable, especially in delicate moments.
The recordings show the date and time stamped and are finalized on MP4 files with a particularly aggressive codec: reading via VLC had no problems, while QuickTime does not recognize the format.
Needless to say, Lanmodo Vast Pro night Vision System Integrated with Dash Camera turns out to be a very particular product, which can make the fortune of those who perhaps drive at night for work (couriers, police forces, private security, those who work in the fields, truck drivers but even those who go by boat), like those who may often find themselves in traffic with bad weather and need a better view, like a recorded proof of some passages.
The device is able to “turn on” the night, alone, as well as to free the view during rain and fog, not just factors.
On this page you will find some examples that have not been retouched in any way, as well as a live video (the writer lives in Milan, in the city, but the recording was made in a rather unusual area of the Alexandrian countryside, useful because without street lamps ): of course, seeing it live has another effect, sometimes impressive, especially at night, so much so that one wonders why this technology is not already integrated in all cars.
If we wanted to find defects we could say that the interface can be improved and that we would have liked a USB power supply instead of only via the cigarette lighter and via the battery, as well as a more accurate interface, even if the improvement compared to the old version is there (but the device that was given to us is in preview, so it is possible that some improvement will arrive).
The price is important, for a specialized device that obviously will make the fortune of those who buy it for a real need: it is not a whim, mind you, but a really important device for those who work, for work, in difficult conditions.
• Impressive digital reconstruction • Simple and practical to use
• Power supply only for cars • Interface can be improved
• $ 199.00 in pre-order during the upcoming Idiegogo campaign (after it should be $ 619.00)
Since Lanmodo Vast Pro night Vision System Integrated with Dash Camera is still a preview product, readers can find all the relevant information starting from this page. At the moment, those interested can pre-order it from the site, becoming a Gold User with 10 Dollars of registration, which will be returned in case of purchase.