OK so look, we’re cool with miniaturization. We understand that if there’s a way the factory can cram something extra into a product, they will. Because, well because they can.
But surely they’re running out of space? This Car Mirror Bluetooth Dashcam GPS Speed Detector is a case in point. Back in the day, peeps, a rear view mirror was just that. A mirror for looking behind you to make sure Smokey wasn’t on your tail, or that hulking Kenworth semi was friendly. But now?
Well it seems these things now have to ship with a full suite of software, a 5 inch screen, a front facing dash camera and rear facing wireless parking cam, and to top it off a full blown speed radar detector. And if you’ve got a spare bit of compatible satnav software lying around, you can install it on the device and you’ll also have a GPS navigation system running on your mirror. Yes mirror. Sigh.
The thing features a 500Mhz processor (remember when that was the most powerful desktop computer you could buy?), 128MB RAM, an FM transmitter, microSD slot, Bluetooth 2.1, microphone and speaker, MStar GPS chipset, an 800×600 capacitive touchscreen and two f 2.8mm video cameras.
In. Your. Mirror.
The product is priced at $230.14 (£147.85) and comes with 8 screws.