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Cobra Electronics announces 825E dash cam with 140-degree view and 1080P resolution

The open road can be a strange, scary, hilarious, and exciting place, often all at the same time.

So whether it’s a meteor strike, tornado, street brawl, car accident, or rogue wildlife, sometimes an extra pair of eyes can do a lot of good.

There are countless bad dash cams out there, from the flimsy no-names to the grainy, unreliable throwaways you’ll see all over eBay, but Cobra Electronics’ Drive HD CDR 825E looks to be pretty good.

The model was just announced at the 2015 International Consumer Electronics Show (CES) in Las Vegas, Nevada, and features a 2.7-inch LCD screen, 1080P resolution, and a 140-degree viewing angle.

All of Cobra’s Drive HD units use something called ‘Continuous Loop Recording,’ which automatically deletes old clips from the 8GB Micro SD card to create space for new video.

The 825E also equips a ‘G-Sensor’ that detects sudden acceleration, change of direction, and collisions to carefully document accidents. There’s often a lot of hearsay during fender benders, so having HD video to back up your claims could potentially save you a big headache.

The Drive HD CDR 825E dash cam is available now for $149.95.

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Cobra is also showcasing radar detection systems, portable jumpstart devices, two-way radios, marine radios, CB radios, and navigation systems at the 2015 International CES.

One standout product is the Cobra CXT 1000 Series radio, which offers a 37-mile range, a waterproof case, and a ‘Rewind-Say-Again’ playback feature.

Also being displayed at CES is the Cobra iRadar system, which combines radar and laser detection with smartphones, allowing drivers to share alerts and information with other iRadar owners.

You can follow along with our ongoing CES coverage here.