When in-dash car DVD players aren't enough for you, you should think about providing a full video / gaming / car pc upgrade for all the seats of your car. For the passenger in the front you can put in a sun visor monitor, and for the back there are headrest screens or roof monitors for bigger vehicles. A 15" roof monitor would normally be suitable for a bus, so in a normal car you'll have a truly impressive sight.
Unless otherwise stated, all the car video devices here will work in any country in the world. Make sure you get the choose the correct side for sun visor monitors though.
Editor's Note: Car Video Installation is not for the faint of heart. Rewiring and connecting all the audio / video wires in your car seats, floor, or headlining is a task that should be undertaken with care. However, the end result is well worth the effort. If you aren't sure about it, check out the Chinavasion.com Car AV Installation introduction, and consult professionals for the actual installation process.
Car Video: Entertainment and Security in your Auto:
Chinavasion's car video gadgets and gizmos can make your life easier, and could potentially save you money. If you have trouble parking, you could purchase a low-cost rear view monitor to help you reverse into the tightest gap. Or you could fit a headrest monitor to your car, increasing the saleability of your vehicle and keeping your passengers entertained on long car journeys.
The idea of fitting cameras in vehicles is not new, of course. Planes have had black boxes for years, and cameras are often used in emergency vehicles and lorries. As prices fall, car digital video recorder (DVR) devices are getting ever more popular, especially with business travellers or anyone who drives for a living, making this a hot product for retailers.
Even a low-priced car DVR from Chinavasion can do quite a lot. DVRs can be fitted to your windscreen and powered from your car's cigarette lighter. Most DVRs have an auto start and stop feature that is triggered by the car's movement, so you don't need to remember to turn them on. A wide angle lens captures maximum detail, giving you a valuable record of your journey. Such data could be vital in case of an accident or fraudulent insurance claim.
So whatever your driving needs, Chinavasion has a car video solution to meet it. The products in this category are high on features on low on price. We are careful to source only the best quality items. Every product you see on our website is fully tested and available in our warehouse right now, ready to be shipped to you today.
Discover The Car Video Wholesale Subcategories...
Our wide range of car video products is divided into five categories - car DVRs, rear view car cameras, headrest/armrest monitors, mirror monitors, roof monitors and sun visor monitors.
Our car DVRs enable you to keep a record of a car's journey, while rear view cameras make parking easier and safer by giving you a clear image when reversing, cutting down on the risk of damaging someone else's vehicle. Rear view mirror monitors put the power of GPS navigation and Bluetooth right in front of you, so you can keep your eyes on the road and not on the Sat Nav or car stereo. And you can relieve the boredom of long journeys or traffic hold-ups with one of our range of in-car DVD monitors.
Supporting Insurance Claims with Car Digital Video Recorders:
Car DVRs are one of those products you hope you won't ever need. But in the unlikely event of an accident, even a low cost product, such as one of our dual camera DVRs (CVWL-I245) could save you from having to pay out for an expensive legal case. With two cameras you can record outside and inside views throughout your journey and store the time-stamped recordings on your PC. Not only will you have a record of your journey and events inside the car, you will also have access to acceleration data, hard-braking events, sharp corners and collisions, as well as GPS data. Hopefully you will need none of this, but in the event of an accident, such detailed information could be invaluable - especially if you can prove that an accident was someone else's fault.
Cheaply Equip Any Vehicle With Reversing Cameras:
Parking is a problem for some people, especially if they find it difficult to turn round in their seat. Chinavasion's Car Rearview Mirror with Wireless Parking Camera (CVSL-C112) puts an end to parking blues by giving you eyes in the back of your head. The handy gadget clips easily to your existing mirror and connects via Bluetooth to a camera at the back of your car (so no wires to worry about). It even comes with an MP3 player so you can sing along as your reverse easily and safely into your parking space.
Gadget Lover's Rear View Mirror
Our Bluetooth Rear view Mirror Kit (CVTP-C158-N1) puts you in control. This nifty gadget fits easily onto your windscreen and is like a guardian angel, looking after you throughout your journey. The onboard GPS navigation makes it easy to plot your route. While you're driving, you can listen to music via the MP3 player, while the radar detector keeps a look out for speed traps - no more tickets for you! And when you arrive safely at your destination, the built-in wireless reversing camera lets you see everything directly behind your vehicle so you can easily park your car.
Car Video Terminology
DVR stands for Digital Video Recorder. DVRs work like the old Video Cassette Recorders (VCRs), except they record video in a digital format onto a hard drive, high capacity memory card or USB flash drive rather than onto a cassette.
- Black box
Black box recorders monitor how and when a vehicle is driven. They were first used in aircraft to record aspects of the plane's performance and instructions sent to the electronic systems in the cockpit. These days they are becoming increasingly popular with motorists, and can be used to record things like a vehicle's speed, acceleration and braking, as well as the time of day a car is on the road. Having a black box in your car can encourage you to be a safer driver. Many insurance companies now offer insurance with a lower premium for drivers whose cars are fitted with a black box.
GPS stands for Global Positioning System. It is a navigation system that uses a network of 24 satellites orbiting the planet to provide location and time information anywhere on earth. The system sends signals to and from the satellites to your GPS device and uses this information to calculate your position. The software in your GPS receiver can take this information and combine it with map data to display your position. The technology also enables you to plan routes, find out about nearby locations and approximate your speed and journey time.
Bluetooth technology enables you to transfer information over short distances without the need for a wire. A Bluetooth chip can be fitted in a computer, mobile phone or digital camera and used to transmit file data, such as music, photos or documents, to another Bluetooth enabled device without having to use a cable. The same technology makes it possible to link mobile phones with hands-free headsets, and is a vital part of connecting controllers and peripheral devices to computers, tablets and games consoles.
- Region-free DVD player
Most DVD players sold in a country or region will only play in that country or region. For example, you cannot play a Region 6 DVD, made for the Chinese market, on a Region 1 American DVD player. Chinavasion's region-free DVD players let you play DVDs from any country or region.
Comparing Retail Car Video Options to Wholesale Sources
When it comes to this category, there aren't actually many big name manufacturers, although you can buy a small range of car DVRs and in-car monitors from companies such as Philips, Audiovox and Prestigio. You can read product reviews in blogs such as Engadget or Gizmodo, or check out sites such as Techmoan for hands-on reviews of the latest products. In print, you could try Which or Auto Express or read customer reviews on Amazon for first-hand testimonials. However, when it comes to this category, Chinavasion is one of the major players, offering a comprehensive range of low-cost, high quality products to suit every need and every budget.
At Chinavasion, we test all the products we source to make sure they meet the same high standards, no matter how much they cost. However, higher priced DVRs are likely to have better camera resolution and screen size, and will come with extras such as dual cameras, night vision and GPS. They may also have extended battery life. The same goes for our monitor players, where larger screens and higher resolution will increase the price, as will additional features such as a touchscreen and inputs for games consoles.
Car Video Installation
Headrest DVD monitors can be fitted in almost any vehicle. The installation is quite straightforward, provided you have a basic set of tools, including pliers, screwdrivers and a wire stripper. Most of our headrest monitors run on a universal +12V DC power supply and have standard video inputs and outputs. The cables can be run through the poles of the headrest, into the seat and connected to your car's +12V power supply and the video source.
If you are not confident about your practical skills or uncertain about the wiring, there are plenty of "how to" videos on the internet. Of course, you should contact a garage if you have any doubts about your ability to install a headrest monitor. It is not a major job for a competent technician, and should not be expensive.
Car Tech Innovations Coming Soon...
In the near future you can expect to see higher spec car DVRs, with enhanced displays and improved camera resolution for even crisper imagery. A greater number of our models are likely to have radar detection as well as the ability to connect to the internet. Look out, too, for car monitors preloaded with the Android OS, giving you access to more than 600,000 apps and games from Android Market. Keep visiting the Chinavasion website for news of our hot new products.
Tips For Sellers of Car Video Devices
Retailers and dropshippers of car video systems should consider selecting good titles and description keywords to attract more customers. Remember consumers may be searching on eBay or elsewhere for "car DVR", "vehicle DVR", "mini car DVR", "car DVR camera", "vehicle CCTV" "car monitors", "car TV monitors", "headrest DVR", "roof monitors", "sun visor monitors", "in-dash monitors, "mirror monitors", "parking cameras" or any variation of the above. There is no harm in adding titles and keywords that match the keen bargain hunter, either, such as “cheap car DVR”, “cheap electronics” and “discount car gadgets”. Of course resellers should point out that Chinavasion-sourced products are high quality as well as highly affordable.