The Blueskysea B2W is a dual lens rideshare (Uber/Lyft/Taxi) camera released August 2019. The camera has a unique design with 2 rotatable cylindrical lenses. Typically you will point the right lens forward to capture the road and the left lens pointed in the cabin to capture what is happening inside the vehicle. The nice feature is that either lens can be pointed to the side windows. This allows you to record any interactions at the window, for example if you are pulled over by the police. Some users have setup the B2W to record the side windows whileusing a separate dual camera to record the front and back. This gives full 360° coverage of your vehicle.
The B2W uses a Novatek NT96660 processor, a Sony Starvis IMX307 sensor for the front camera and a Sony Starvis IMX307 sensor for the interior camera. Video quality for the front camera is very good in the day and average at night using a bitrate of 16Mbps. The interior camera does a good job both day and night using a bitrate of 8Mbps. While you can set the bitrate to 12Mbps for each channel, we recommend 16 for the front and 8 for the interior.
The interior camera has some unique features. It includes 4 infrared LEDs (940nm wavelength which is not visible to the human eye) . This helps illuminate the cabin improving video quality. The B2W also has a mechanical IR-cut filter. This allows the B2W to record in monochrome at night, picking up more detail. During the day, the camera records in normal color. The camera automatically determines whether to use the IR-cut filter based on the illumination level. This mechanical IR-cut filter is a nice feature and is common in security cameras but is rarely found in dash cams.
Note that the B2W is larger than many of the wedge shaped cameras available today at 111mm x 66mm x 29mm as can be seen in this photo from our member kamkar1.
However, with an all black design, the camera can be mounted behind the mirror so only the 2 lenses are showing as in this picture from our member 98 Snake Eater.
The B2W build quality is very good and comes with a G-sensor, 2″ screen and WiFi which allows you to download clips and adjust settings via an app (search for Roadcam app). The camera also includes both adhesive and suction cup mounts. An external GPS antenna is available as an optional item. Note that the B2W does not have buffered parking mode.
An excellent comparison between the B2W and VIOFO A129 IR (arguably the 2 best rideshare cameras available today) has been completed by our member Nigel.
The B2W has verbal notifications and error warnings to let you know if there are any issues while you are recording such as microSD card errors. This is an excellent feature which ensures you are aware of any errors.
Initial reliability has been very good for the B2W and there are no known common problems.
Day – Front Camera
Night – Front Camera
B2W as a side camera (another dual camera provides front and rear coverage)
Should I Purchase?
The Blueskysea B2W is a good value for a rideshare camera. While the form factor may not be ideal for everyone, the good video quality, rotating lenses, IR cut filter, WiFi and reasonable price under $150 makes it a good value.
For slightly better video quality you may want to consider the VIOFO A129 Duo IR. If you are looking for a more affordable option with a traditional form factor, consider the Anker Roav DashcamDuo.
See what other owners have to say on our Blueskysea B2W forum.
Where to purchase for lowest price
The Blueskysea B2W sells for approximately $150 on Amazon and eBay.
WARNING! MAKING CHANGES TO YOUR FIRMWARE ARE PERFORMED AT YOUR OWN RISK. WE ARE NOT RESPONSIBLE FOR ANY DAMAGE TO YOUR DASH CAM AS A RESULT OF THESE INSTRUCTIONS.
The latest firmware can be found on the Blueskysea site.
The English user manual can be downloaded here.
Published: Oct 14, 2020