NEW Alienware 18 18.4″ Laptop Intel i7 @3.5GHz Turbo 1TB HDD + 80GB SSD 16GB RAM

Features:
Type  Gaming Laptop
Brand  Alienware
Model  ALW18-8500SLV
Processor  Intel Core i7-4710MQ
Hard Drive  1TB Hard Drive 5400 rpm + 80GB SSD Drive
Memory  16GB DDR3  SD RAM
Screen Size  18.4-inch WLED TrueLife display with Full HD resolution (1920 x 1080)
Optical Drive  DVD+R/RW, DVD-R/RW, CD-R/RW and double-layer DVD. M-DISC enabled.
Graphics  Dual AMD Radeon R9 M290X With 8GB Video Memory
LAN  10/100/1000Mbps
Wi-Fi  802.11b/g/n Wireless LAN + Bluetooth
Headphone Jack  Yes
Microphone Jack  Yes
Mouse Type  Touching Point Device
Mouse Buttons  2
LAN Port  Yes
USB Port 3.0  Yes
USB Port 2.0  Yes
VGA Port  Yes
HDMI Port  Yes
Webcam   Yes
Operating System  Windows 8.1
Audio  Standard Speakers
Keyboard  Standard Island Style Backlit Keyboard With Numaric Keypad
Card Reader  9-in-1 Digital Media Card Reader Secure Digital Multimedia Card
Battery  4.0 Hours
Color  Silver
Weight  5.4 kg
Power  65W (19V 3.42A) Auto-sensing, 100-240V/50-60Hz)

HP ProBook 440 G2 14 LED Notebook – Intel Core i3 i3-4005U Dual-core (2 Core) 1

The sleek HP ProBook 440 G2 with optional 10 -point touchscreen and the latest generation technologies delivers powerful performance in the office or on the go. Proven reliability and comprehensive HP security features help keep your data and investment protected.
Manufacturer HP Inc.
Manufacturer Part Number L8D95UT#ABA
Brand Name HP
Product Line ProBook
Product Series 440 G2
Product Name ProBook 440 G2 Notebook PC
Product Type Notebook
Processor & Chipset Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i3
Processor Model i3-4005U
Processor Speed 1.70 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Direct Media Interface 5 GT/s
64-bit Processing Yes
Hyper-Threading Yes
Chipset Manufacturer Intel
Memory Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3L-1600/PC3-12800
Number of Total Memory Slots 2
Memory Card Reader Yes
Memory Card Supported SD,SDHC,SDXC
Storage Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB
Hard Drive Interface Serial ATA
Hard Drive RPM 7200
Optical Drive Type DVD-Writer
Optical Media Supported DVD-RAM/±R/±RW
Dual-Layer Media Supported Yes
Labeling Technology LightScribe
Display & Graphics Screen Size 14″
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Touchscreen No
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model HD 4400
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3 SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Network & Communication Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Dual Band Wireless-AC 3160
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0
Built-in Devices Webcam Yes
Microphone Yes
Speakers Yes
Interfaces/Ports HDMI Yes
Total Number of USB Ports 4
Number of USB 2.0 Ports 2
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 2
VGA Yes
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Headphone/Microphone Combo Port Yes
Software Operating System Platform Windows
Operating System Windows 7 Professional Upgradable to Windows 8.1 Pro
Operating System Architecture 64-bit
Input Devices Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture
Battery Information Number of Cells 4-cell
Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Energy 44 Wh
Power Description Input Voltage 120 V AC,230 V AC
Maximum Power Supply Wattage 45 W
Physical Characteristics Color Black,Silver
Height 1″
Width 13.4″
Depth 9.6″
Weight (Approximate) 3.97 lb
Miscellaneous Package Contents ProBook 440 G2 Notebook PCLithium Ion BatteryAC AdapterWindows 8.1 Pro License Media
Security Features HP Client Security, Microsoft Defender (models with Windows 8), Drive Encryption, HP BIOS Protection, Security lock slot, TPM 1.2 Embedded Security Chip
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority REACH,WEEE,EU WEEE,RoHS,IT Eco Declaration,EPEAT Gold
Country of Origin China
Warranty Limited Warranty 1 Year

 

 

 

 

Samsung Note Pro P905 32GB Verizon Wireless 4G LTE WiFi 12.2″ Black Tablet

Product Information
With an integrated memory of 32 GB the Samsung Galaxy Note Pro SM-P905 makes storing user data and downloaded content easy. Running on Android operating system, this Samsung tablet offers a variety of handy features, as well as Wi-Fi + 4G connectivity. Additionally, this Samsung Galaxy Note Pro weighs 1.65lb (0.74 kg) and comes in black color with 12.2in (30.99 cm) display, ensuring convenient usage and menu navigation.

Product Identifiers
Brand Samsung
Model SM-P905
MPN SM-P905VZKAVZW
Carrier Verizon (US)
UPC 887276971421
Key Features
Type Tablet
Product Line Galaxy Note Pro
Display Size 12.2in (30.99 cm)
Storage Capacity 32GB
Operating System Android
Internet Connectivity Wi-Fi + 4G
Supported File Types PDF
Exterior Color Black
Processor
Processor Manufacturer Samsung
Display and Screen
Resolution 2560 x 1600
Digital Camera
Rear Camera Resolution 8 megapixel
Connections and Expandability
Expandability microSD
Expansion Ports USB
Dimensions
Width 11.6in (29.46 cm)
Weight 1.65lb (0.74 kg)

 

 

 

 

 

Samsung Galaxy Note Tab SM-P607 32GB, Wi-Fi + 4G (T-Mobile), 10.1in – Black (A)

Product Information
With an integrated memory of 32 GB the Samsung Galaxy Note SM-P607 makes storing user data and downloaded content easy. Running on Android operating system, this Samsung tablet offers a variety of handy features, as well as Wi-Fi + 4G connectivity. Additionally, this Samsung Galaxy Note weighs 1.206lb (0.54 kg) and comes in black color with 10.1in (25.65 cm) display, ensuring convenient usage and menu navigation.

Product Identifiers
Brand Samsung
Model SM-P607
MPN SM-P607TZKETMB
Carrier T-Mobile
UPC 0887276041155
Key Features
Type Tablet
Product Line Galaxy Note
Display Size 10.1in (25.65 cm)
Storage Capacity 32GB
Operating System Android
Internet Connectivity Wi-Fi + 4G
Exterior Color Black
Processor
Processor Manufacturer Samsung
Processor Speed 2.3 GHz
Display and Screen
Display Tech LCD
Resolution 2560 x 1600
Digital Camera
Rear Camera Resolution 8 megapixel
Memory
Installed RAM 3GB
Connections and Expandability
Expandability microSD
Expansion Ports Micro-SD
Dimensions
Weight 1.206lb (0.54 kg)
Battery
Battery Technology Lithium polymer
Battery Run Time Up to 10 hours
Miscellaneous
Release Date 2014

 

 

 

DELL Laptop Latitude E6420 Intel Core i5 2520M (2.50 GHz) 6 GB Memory 500 GB HDD

Learn more about DELL E6420

Model
Brand
DELL
Series
Latitude
Model
E6420
Part Number
NE5-0367
Quick Info
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
CPU
Intel Core i5-2520M 2.5 GHz
Screen
14″
Memory
6 GB DDR3
Storage
500 GB
Optical Drive
DVDRW
Graphics Card
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Video Memory
Shared memory
CPU
CPU Type
Intel Core i5
CPU Speed
2520M (2.50 GHz)
Core Name
Sandy Bridge
Number of Cores
Dual-core Processor
CPU L3 Cache
3 MB
Display
Screen Size
14.0″
Touchscreen
No
Wide Screen Support
Yes
Operating System
Operating System
Windows 7 Home Premium 64-Bit
Graphics
GPU/VPU
Intel HD Graphics 3000
Video Memory
Shared system memory
Graphic Type
Integrated Card
Hard Drives
HDD
500 GB
Memory
Memory
6 GB
Optical Drive
Optical Drive Type
DVD±RW
Ports
HDMI
1 x HDMI
Input Device
Webcam
Yes

 

 

 

 

Panasonic Toughbook 54 CF-54A2900CM 14 LED Notebook – Intel Core i5 i5-5300U Du

Item specifics

Brand:

Panasonic

MPN:

CF-54A2900CM

Model:

CF-54A2900CM

UPC:

885170241060

 

Panasonic Toughbook® mobile computers are engineered to withstand drops, spills, dust and grime, and to perform in the harshest environments. Rugged reliability, low cost of ownership and accolades from reviewers are just a few of the reasons why Toughbook computers keep winning over the world’s toughest users.
Manufacturer Panasonic
Manufacturer Part Number CF-54A2900CM
Brand Name Panasonic
Product Line Toughbook
Product Series 54
Product Model CF-54A2900CM
Product Name Toughbook CF-54A2900CM Notebook
Product Type Notebook
Processor & Chipset Processor Manufacturer Intel
Processor Type Core i5
Processor Model i5-5300U
Processor Speed 2.30 GHz
Maximum Turbo Speed 2.90 GHz
Processor Core Dual-core (2 Core)
Cache 3 MB
Direct Media Interface 5 GT/s
64-bit Processing Yes
Hyper-Threading Yes
vPro Technology Yes
Memory Standard Memory 4 GB
Memory Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Memory Standard DDR3L-1600/PC3-12800
Memory Card Reader Yes
Memory Card Supported SD,SDXC
Storage Hard Drive Capacity 500 GB
Hard Drive RPM 5400
Hard Drive Configuration 1 x 500 GB
Optical Drive Type No
Display & Graphics Screen Size 14″
Display Screen Type Active Matrix TFT Color LCD
Aspect Ratio 16:9
Screen Mode HD
Screen Resolution 1366 x 768
Backlight Technology LED
Touchscreen No
Graphics Controller Manufacturer Intel
Graphics Controller Model HD Graphics 5500
Graphics Memory Technology DDR3L SDRAM
Graphics Memory Accessibility Shared
Wi-Di Technology Yes
Network & Communication Wireless LAN Yes
Wireless LAN Manufacturer Intel
Wireless LAN Model Dual Band Wireless-AC 7265
Wireless LAN Standard IEEE 802.11a/b/g/n/ac
Ethernet Technology Gigabit Ethernet
Bluetooth Yes
Bluetooth Standard Bluetooth 4.0 + EDR
Built-in Devices Speakers Yes
Interfaces/Ports HDMI Yes
DVI No
Total Number of USB Ports 3
Number of USB 3.0 Ports 3
Network (RJ-45) Yes
Headphone/Microphone Combo Port Yes
Software Operating System Platform Windows
Operating System Windows 7 Professional Upgradable to Windows 8.1 Pro
Software Included Panasonic Utilities (including Dashboard)Recovery Partition
Input Devices Keyboard Yes
Pointing Device Type TouchPad
TouchPad Features Multi-touch Gesture
Battery Information Battery Chemistry Lithium Ion (Li-Ion)
Battery Capacity 3220 mAh
Maximum Battery Run Time 8 Hour
Power Description Input Voltage 120 V AC,230 V AC
Physical Characteristics Color Black,Silver
Construction Semi-rugged
Height 1.2″
Width 13.6″
Depth 10.7″
Weight (Approximate) 4.20 lb
Miscellaneous Package Contents Toughbook CF-54A2900CM Notebook Lithium Ion Battery AC Adapter Windows 8.1 Pro License Media
Certifications & Standards MIL-STD-810GACPISection 508 Standards
Security Features Trusted Platform Module (TPM) Security Chip v.1.2 Kensington Cable Lock Slot Computrace Theft Protection Agent in BIOSPassword Security: Supervisor User Hard Disk Lock
Green Compliant Yes
Green Compliance Certificate/Authority ENERGY STAR,EPEAT Gold,RoHS
Warranty Limited Warranty 3 Year

 

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HP Omen 15-5010NR 15.6″ i7-4710HQ 8GB 2.50GHz 256GB Touchscreen Gaming Laptop PC

Item specifics:

Type: Notebook Graphics Processing Type: NVIDIA-GEFORCEGTX860M/2GB
Brand:

HP

Memory: 8GB
Product Line: Omen Hard Drive Capacity: 256GB SSD
Model:

15-5010NR

Color:

Black

MPN:

J9K19UAR#ABA

UPC:

888793913932

Operating System: Windows 8.1 Weight: 4.7lbs
Screen Size: 15.6″ Internet Connectivity: Wi-Fi
Processor Type: Intel Core i7 4th Gen. Carrier: Not Applicable
Processor Speed: 2.50GHz Contract: Not Applicable

 

Product Description

Overview:

  • OMEN 15-5010NR GAMING LAPTOP
  • 15.6” IPS Full HD Touch Screen Display
  • INTEL:I7-4710HQ/CI7-2.50G 4th Gen i7 Quad-Core up to 3.50Ghz CPU
  • 8GB/ONBOARD
  • 256GB/SSD
  • Multi-Card Reader
  • USB/ENET
  • Wireless: 802.11AC+Bluetooth
  • WEBCAM
  • NVIDIA-GEFORCE GTX 860M/2GB
  • 15.6 IPS FHD/TOUCH
  • Windows 8.1 Home-64 Bit O/S
  • Black-Color

Specifications:

Product Name 15-5010nr
Product Number J9K19UA
Microprocessor 2.5GHz 4th generation Intel Core i7-4710HQ Processor with Turbo Boost up to 3.5GHz
Memory On-board 8GB 1600MHz DDR3L SDRAM
Video Graphics NVIDIA GeForce GTX 860M graphicswith 2048MB GDDR5 of dedicated video memory and up to4096MB total graphics memory
Display 15.6-inch diagonal Radiance Full HD Infinity LED-backlit IPS touchscreen display (1920×1080)
Hard Drive 256GB solid-state drive
Wireless Connectivity 2×2 802.11ac WLAN Bluetooth
Sound BeatsAudio dual speakers
Keyboard Full-size island-style backlit keyboard
Pointing Device Touchpad supporting multi-touch gestures without on/off button
External Ports Multi-format digital media card reader for Secure Digital cards 4 SuperSpeed USB 3.0, all supporting USB Boost Mini DisplayPort 1 HDMI 1 Headphone-out/microphone-in combo jack
Dimensions 15.07 in (W) x 9.67 in (D) x 0.61 in (min H)/0.78 in (max H)
Weight 4.68 lb
Power 120W AC adapter 4-cell 58WHr 3.82Ah lithium-ion polymer battery
ID Mech Description Front-facing HP TrueVision full HD WVA Wide Viewing Angle webcam with integrated dual digital microphones

 

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Lenovo Yoga 3 Pro 2-in-1 13.3″ Touch-Screen Laptop

Item specifics:

Brand:

Lenovo

Screen Size: None MPN:

Yoga 3 Pro – 80HE011WUS

Processor Speed: 1.2 gigahertz UPC:

889800654190

Memory: 8 gigabytes Bundled Items: See Item Features Below
Hard Drive Capacity: 256 gigabytes Manufacturer Warranty: Yes
Operating System: Windows 10 Warranty – Parts: 1 year limited
Type: NOTEBOOKS Warranty – Labor: 1 year limited
Release Year: 2015 Product Line: MOBILE COMPUTING

 

Features:

Microsoft Windows 8.1 operating system preinstalled

Upgrade to Windows 10 for free** – it’s easy. Learn more about Windows 10 ›

13.3″ QHD+ 10-point multitouch screen

3200 x 1800 resolution delivers amazing color and clarity with nearly 2.8 times the pixel density of Full HD. Capacitive display responds to touch instead of pressure. IPS technology. LED backlight.

Intel® Core™ M-5Y71 processor

Dual-core, four-way processing provides ultrafast performance on the go. Intel Turbo Boost Technology delivers dynamic extra power when you need it, and increases energy efficiency when not in use.

8GB system memory for advanced multitasking

Substantial high-bandwidth RAM to smoothly run your games and photo- and video-editing applications, as well as multiple programs and browser tabs all at once.

256GB solid state drive (SSD)

While offering less storage space than a hard drive, a flash-based SSD has no moving parts, resulting in faster start-up times and data access, no noise, and reduced heat production and power draw on the battery.

360° flip-and-fold design

Offers four versatile modes — laptop, tablet, tent and stand. It detects when the PC switches modes and recommends apps and settings for each position.

Intel® HD Graphics 5300

On-processor graphics provide vivid visuals for Internet use, video streaming, and gaming.

Weighs 2.6 lbs. and measures 0.5″ thin

Ultrathin and ultralight for maximum portability, featuring a smaller screen size and omitting the DVD/CD drive to achieve the compact form factor. 4-cell lithium polymer battery.

Bluetooth 4.0 interface syncs with compatible devices

Wirelessly transfer photos, music and other media between the laptop and your Bluetooth-enabled cell phone or MP3 player, or connect Bluetooth wireless accessories.

2 USB 3.0 ports maximize the latest high-speed devices

Also includes 1 USB 2.0 port to connect more accessories and peripherals. The USB 3.0 ports are backward-compatible with USB 2.0 devices (at 2.0 speeds).

Built-in media reader for simple photo transfer

Supports Secure Digital and MultiMediaCard memory card formats.

Wireless network connectivity

Built-in high-speed wireless LAN connects to your network or hotspots on the most common Wi-Fi standards.

Built-in HD webcam with microphone

Makes it easy to video chat with family and friends, or teleconference with colleagues over Skype or other popular applications.

Ergonomic AccuType keyboard

Automatically deactivates in tablet mode to prevent unintended keystrokes. Intelligent touchpad is optimized for Windows 8.1 with simple scroll, zoom and rotate functions.

Basic software package included

12-month subscription of Microsoft Office 365.

Additional ports

Microphone-in/headphone-out combo jack.

Note: This laptop does not include a built-in DVD/CD drive.

Intel, Pentium, Celeron, Core, Atom, Ultrabook, Intel Inside and the Intel Inside logo are trademarks or registered trademarks of Intel Corporation or its subsidiaries in the United States and other countries.

**Offer valid for qualified Windows devices for one year after Windows 10 upgrade availability. Windows 10 features vary by device. See www.windows.com/windows10specs for details

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Wireless Headphones: The Best Type for You

The majority of devices today are designed to be mobile. You are constantly on the go, and your tech should be able to keep up with you. Smartphones and laptops are only getting smaller, lighter and more hands free. Headphones have also been following this trend in the past few years. You don’t see a cable connecting your laptop, smartphone and tablet together – your headphones should be no different.

There are many different wireless headphones options and many different applications for those headphones. This article takes into consideration when and where you’ll be using your headphones to help you make a decision on the best wireless headphones for your lifestyle.Wireless Headphones

Style

One of the first considerations in choosing wireless headphones is deciding which ones are most comfortable. There are a few different styles of Bluetooth headphones that rest differently on your head and ears. You want headphones that you can wear for long periods of time without your ears or head becoming fatigued.

Over The Ears
These headphones cover your entire ear. Generally larger than both on-ear and earbud-style headphones, these are some of the most comfortable headphones you will find. They are usually heavily cushioned around the ears and have cushioned headbands to keep your head and ears from hurting during prolonged use.

On Ear
This type of headphones rests over or against your ears and comes in a number of different styles and sizes. They are often convenient for travel, as many of them fold up into the headband, making them more portable than over-the-ear headphones. Since these headphones press against your ears, they can sometimes cause fatigue and become uncomfortable over long periods of use.

In Ear
Also known as wireless earbuds, these are much smaller than both on-ear and over-the-ear headphones. They fit right into your ear and generally don’t have a headband. This style is ultraportable but doesn’t have the speaker size to deliver the type of audio quality that over-the-ears and on-ear headphones provide.Wireless Headphones

Application

What you are doing and where you plan on using your headphones is an important factor in deciding on which pair is the best for you. In-ear, over-the-ear and on-ear headphones styles are all suited best in certain listening scenarios.

Best Wireless Headphones for Exercise
If you plan on using your wireless headphones mostly during exercise, then you want to go with a pair of wireless in-ear headphones. Using these headphones, you don’t have to worry about pulling out the cable while you run, nor do you have to deal with a sweaty headband or ear cushions as you workout. These wireless headphones stay comfortably placed in your ears, even during the most strenuous workouts.

Best for Travel
Over-the-ear headphones are the best Bluetooth headphones for travel. When you’re traveling, whether on a plane, bus, train or subway, there are many outside distractions. Over-the-ear headphones keep that noise from seeping into your ears by coving them and blocking external sounds. Many of these wireless headphones are also noise cancelling, meaning they produce a slight white noise the helps further block outside sounds.

Best for Office Settings
On-ear and over-the-ear headphones are both great choices for an office setting. Both have padded headbands and cushioned earphones to prevent fatigue from prolonged use. On-ear headphones aren’t as insulated or sound proof, so you remain aware of your surroundings, which can be helpful when coworkers are trying to get your attention. Over-the-ear headphones help to cancel out unwanted noise, so you can focus without distraction.

Critical Listening
Over-the-ear headphones are the top wireless headphones for critical listening. While on-ear headphones can also produce high-quality audio, the sound barrier that over-the-ear headphones create between you and the outside world is optimal for mixing music or watching movies. These headphones engulf your ears with quality audio and remove distractions.

Everybody’s ears are different and require different levels of comfort and care. Once you know which style is most comfortable for you and where you plan on using your headphones, you can make an educated decision on which wireless headphones are the right ones for you.

– See more at: http://www.toptenreviews.com/headphones/wireless-headphones-review/wireless-headphones-the-best-type-for-you.html#sthash.XZId0jhF.dpuf

Rear-View Cameras Review

HOW TO CHOOSE A REAR-VIEW CAMERA

The top performers in our review are the Rear View Safety 091406, the Gold Award winner; the TadiBrothers Wireless License Plate Camera, the Silver Award winner; and the Yada Digital Wireless Backup Camera, the Bronze Award winner. Here’s more on choosing a system to meet your needs, along with detail on how we arrived at our ranking of 10 products.

Rear-view cameras are video cameras that mount on the rear of your vehicle and enable you to reverse more safely. They are built into many new vehicles, but older or less expensive cars might not have them. To learn more, check out ouradditional articles on rear-view cameras or keep reading.Cameras

Although you can buy cameras separately, all the ones we reviewed come with included monitors. The picture from the rear-view camera gets displayed on the monitor’s screen. In our review, we looked at systems with monitors 5 inches or smaller. The image is transmitted from the camera to the monitor in one of two ways: through a wireless transmitter and receiver, or through a cable that runs the length of the car, physically connecting the camera and the monitor.

Wired backup cameras require professional installation, which typically costs between $80 and $150, depending on your vehicle. This review focuses on wireless backup cameras, which you can install yourself with a drill, electrician’s tape, a screwdriver and a wire stripper.

Installing a Typical Wireless Rear-View Camera
Because the actual picture signal on a rear-view mirror camera is transmitted wirelessly, you won’t need to run a video cable under your car. However, you will need to provide a power source for the camera and transmitter at the rear of your car.

Below, we describe the installation process for a typical wireless rear-view camera. Before you follow any of these steps, you should consult the manual of the device you purchase. Also turn your vehicle off, disconnect the battery and consult the owner’s manual to make sure you won’t drill into any wires.

The camera mounts on the outside of your vehicle. It’s typically held in place by the screws at the top of your license plate. You’ll need to use a drill to bore a small hole behind your license plate into the trunk. You then run the included video cable from the camera to the transmitter, which stays in your trunk.

The transmitter needs power. To provide the power, you’ll need to tap into your car’s reverse light power cable by stripping that cable and attaching it to the power cable of the transmitter using electrician’s tape. This way, the monitor and camera will power on when you put your vehicle in reverse.

This installation process takes around an hour. It’s worth noting that a few rear-view cameras require even less installation. If you are unsure of the safety of your installation, consult with a professional mechanic.

REAR-VIEW CAMERAS: WHAT WE EVALUATED, WHAT WE FOUND

Field of View: Bigger is Better
When you’re reversing, you want the largest field of view possible. The units we reviewed varied in their horizontal field of view from 90 degrees to 180 degrees. To put that in perspective, your eyes have a field of view of about 130 degrees.

You should look for a camera with a field of view of about 100 degrees or more, to ensure you’re getting complete coverage of your back bumper. If you drive a large truck or SUV, you might want even more coverage. Several of the units we reviewed have 120-degree or wider fields of view, so you can find a camera that has enough coverage for your vehicle.

Night Vision: A Must-Have
You do much of your driving when it is dark outside. To combat this, the best backup cameras have infrared LEDs. Infrared LEDs glow red, and you’ll see a black-and-white picture on the monitor. Most of the cameras we reviewed have night vision, even some of the more affordable ones around $70.

Wireless Signal Strength and Quality
Interference can be an issue for some wireless backup cameras. They broadcast on the 2.4GHz frequency, which is also used by a variety of common electronics such as Bluetooth devices and Wi-Fi networks. When there is interference in your signal, it leads to degradation of the quality of your picture, even to the point where it can be unusable at times.

Some of the best rear-view cameras have a digital signal, which combats interference. This ensures that you have the best possible picture quality, but it is pricey: The cheapest unit we reviewed with a digital signal is around $120.

Of course, another way that camera manufacturers overcome interference issues is with brute strength. A powerful analog signal is more resistant to interference than a weak analog signal. So, look for a backup camera that has a bigger wireless range than you’ll need. The stronger the signal, the less interference will be an issue. Several of the backup cameras in our top 10 have signals rated for over 50 feet.

THE VERDICT: OUR RECOMMENDATIONS

The Rear View Safety 091406, the Top Ten Reviews Gold Award winner, is the best rear-view camera on the market. It offers a wide, 130-degree field of view and a digital, interference-proof signal. Rear View Safety also has exceptional customer service, so you know you’ll get excellent support on the product.

The TadiBrothers Wireless License Plate Camera is our Silver Award winner and another excellent choice. At around $200, it’s about $50 cheaper than the Rear View Safety model. It has a 120-degree field of view and night vision. It lacks a digital wireless signal; however, its analog signal is rated for 65 feet, which means it has one of the strongest signals we’ve seen, so interference should not be a problem in a typical vehicle. Much like Rear View Safety, TadiBrothers has excellent customer service.

The Yada Digital Wireless Backup Camera is our Top Ten Reviews Bronze Award winner and the best value on the rear-view camera market. It’s about $110, and it has most of the features boasted by premium models, including night vision and a digital wireless signal. Its only real weakness is just-average customer support.

While it’s expensive at about $250, the QuickVu Backup Camera is the best option if you don’t feel comfortable installing a rear-view camera. The transmitter is built into the camera and runs on AA batteries, so all you have to do is mount the camera to the screws above your license plate and plug the monitor into your cigarette lighter. The QuickVu lacks night vision, but other than that, it’s one of the best cameras we reviewed.