Transcend Wins Good Design Award 2016 in Japan


Transcend Information, Inc., a leading manufacturer of storage and multimedia products, today announced that its DrivePro 50 Car Video Recorder has won the “Good Design Award 2016” for top design quality and groundbreaking design.

The Good Design Award is one of the world’s most prestigious design awards, with over 4,085 entries submitted from all over the world this year.

DrivePro 50 Car Video Recorder 
Featuring an extremely compact size, the DrivePro 50 can be well hidden behind the rearview mirror without blocking the driver’s view. The DrivePro 50 also boasts a large F/1.8 aperture, a 130° viewing angle and a Full HD imaging sensor for clear and smooth 1080p video recording to capture all details of an incident during either daytime or nighttime. The DrivePro 50 also comes with a built-in Wi-Fi and the free DrivePro New App, which allows users to stream, download, and share videos on their smartphones and tablets. Besides, the built-in G-Sensor in DrivePro 50 will detect the impact and instantly trigger emergency recording mode. This prevents overwriting of the recording made of the critical moments leading up to the accident.

The jury for the Good Design Award commented, “Car video recorders can be a good solution to prevent the drivers from a car accident dispute. Although there are many kinds of car video recorders sold in the market, DP50 is unique with its compact and screen-free design. Also, the features of ƒ/1.8 aperture, 130° wide angle, high image resolution and wirelessly access from mobile devices may be a mainstream in the future.”

Transcend DrivePro Car Video Recorder series

Besides DrivePro 50, Transcend offers a complete line of DrivePro Car Video Recorder series, including the DrivePro 100, DrivePro 200, DrivePro 220, and DrivePro 520. The entry-level DrivePro 100 features a 3 megapixel image sensor, 130° wide angle lens, F/1.8 aperture, G-Sensor, built-in battery, snapshot feature. Moving one level up is the DrivePro 200, which has a 3 megapixel image sensor, but the lens are wider, at 160°. The DrivePro 200 comes with a F/2.0 aperture, Wi-Fi function with an exclusive app, G-Sensor, built-in battery and supports MicroSD cards up to 64GB. One level above the DrivePro 200 is the DrivePro 220. The DrivePro 220 also comes with a 3 megapixel image sensor, 130° wide angle lens, F/1.8 aperture and a whole suite of safety features, like Lane Departure Warning System, Forward Collision Warning System, Parking Mode, Wi-Fi function, GPS Coordinates, Speed Alarm, G-Sensor and a built-in battery. The range-topping model in Transcend line up is the DrivePro 520. The DrivePro 520 features a dual lens camera: drivers can clearly capture both the road and the interior of the vehicle simultaneously, thanks to the rotatable rear lens with infrared LEDs for night vision. Features available in the range include GPS, rear-facing in-car camera, collision warning and driving assistance, and a mobile app with Wi-Fi connectivity. Day or night, your DrivePro Car Video Recorder is your most reliable eyewitness on the road.

About Good Design

The Good Design Selection System (or G Mark System) was founded in 1957 by the current Ministry of Economy, Trade and Industry in Japan. Submissions come from a wide range of fields, and roughly 1,200 designs are recognized every year. Over 59 years, around 43,000 designs have been recognized by the awards. Recipients of a Good Design Award are granted use of the G Mark symbol, which has been an emblem of good design for over half a century. With over 20 years of technical experience and expertise, Transcend has received many prestigious design awards, including Germany’s iF and Red Dot awards, Japan’s Good Design award and Taiwan’s Innovation awards.

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