I have wanted a backup camera for my MINI Cooper for years but haven’t made the effort to install one because of the wiring that’s involved. I kept thinking that someone would come up with a wireless version that could interface with my smartphone. I’m happy to say that my wait is over. Well almost… Dozens of former Apple employees have teamed up to create RearVision which has 2 HD wide angle backup cameras that are built into a frame that you install over your license plate. The frame even has solar panels that power the cameras so no wiring is needed. There’s a small adapter that plugs into the OBD port of your car and the RearVision pairs via Bluetooth to your iOS or Android smartphone to provide a live view when you’re backing up and audible alerts when objects block your path. The Pearl RearVision camera is now available for pre-order for $499.99 with shipping estimated for September 2016. For more info visit pearlauto.com.
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