Gadgets

Argus

FHD Full-Screen Display Rearview Mirror

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Rating

7.5

About the Project

When driving, don’t you often get frustrated by the blind spots that cannot be fully reflected by vehicle’s rearview mirror when changing lanes or backing up? Especially when the car is packed with passengers or cargos, the driver’s view is often hindered and the rearview mirror seems to be obsolete? Even worse, when there is a child or dog behind the vehicle, the rearview mirror simply cannot see them and thus cause irretrievable grief? Argus had heard your voice and decided to develop a revolutionary “full-screen display mirror” to solve this nearly century issue! This hybrid rearview mirror system is designed to eliminate the blind spots of any traditional rearview mirror, displaying real-time images captured by the rear camera, providing full and wide-angle views of the back of vehicle.

View on Kickstarter

  • Founder: I-Cheng Chiu
  • Company: Argus: Driver's Guardian
  • Goal: $3,000.00
  • Entry Level Price: $289.00
  • Campaign Ended On: August 12, 2017
  • Delivery Date: October 2017

"About the Project" and "Claims" content are taken from the campagin as is.

Reality Check

  • Claim:

    Easy switch between conventional mirror and display mirror

  • Reality:

    The design allows the possibility for easy transitioning from mirror to display.

  • Claim:

    Real-time images with no lag

  • Reality:

    Without wireless complications, the Argus is set up to deliver lag free video feed.

  • Claim:

    FHD Super Clarity

  • Reality:

    Technically, the camera can record in FHD, but the dimensions of the Argus limit the ability to portray FHD.

Bottom Line

Argus FHD is a project that is jumping into a market that already exists. Currently on Amazon, there are similar projects with wireless options, so do not take this as the first of its kind. The Argus FHD is a straightforward idea with technology to support it. However, the amount of installation required is substantial, especially when considering selling the car or going back to a conventional rear view mirror after drilling into a car. Price point is on the high end, when compared to other similar products currently available. Keep in mind that the Argus FHD was a project on Kickstarter recently that failed to reach funds so this is the second campaign of the same product. The things that were changed this time around, we as follows: changed goal from $15K to $3K, lowered entry level price from $299 to $289, and added copyright watermarks to the images used on the current Kickstarter campaign.

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