The IIWEY T2 is a 3 channel dash cam which records the front, rear and interior of a vehicle. Three channel cameras have been gaining popularity, particularly with rideshare drivers. This cam was released in March 2021 by the Chinese manufacturer Shenzhen Nordistech. The T2 was released only 3 months after their first 3 channel camera, the IIWEY T1, was released. In fact, the IIWEY T2 is quite similar to the T1 with a slightly different form factor and a cheaper price.
From a hardware perspective the manufacturer does not disclose the processor or CMOS sensors. Given the $70 price for a 3-channel dash cam, we expect this camera to be running budget level hardware.
The low cost of this camera can be seen in the video quality. The front camera records 1080p video at 30fps with an average bitrate of 10 Mbps. Video quality for the front camera during the day is below average. At night, the video is quite poor particularly in poorly lit areas.
The interior camera, which shoots 720p video, is also below average. During the day, the video of front seat passengers is adequate but rear seat passengers do not come out as clearly. At night it is quite difficult to see the rear passengers. Both the front and interior cameras record in MOV format.
The worst camera of the 3 is the rear camera with 480p video. This is low quality both day and night, regardless of conditions. Note that the rear camera is waterproof and can be mounted on the exterior of the vehicle. Strangely the rear camera records in AVI format.
Like its sibling the IIWEY T1, the T2 disappoints across the board on video quality.
The camera has a 2.45″ screen, g-sensor but does not have GPS. At this price point for a 3 channel system, there is no expectation of additional features such as WiFi or supporting smartphone apps. The T2 provides non-buffered parking mode if you hardwire the dash cam to your vehicle (optional hardwire kit required).
The camera comes with a suction mount for the front camera and an adhesive mount for the rear camera. On the positive side the camera can swivel 360° to record interactions at your side windows (i.e. police traffic stop).
The IIWEY T2 is a medium sized camera at 110 x 50 x 45mm. The build quality is average but it is better than some other low budget cameras. Unfortunately the T2 does not come with audio error notifications. It does provide error notifications on the screen but these can easily be missed by the driver.
IIWEY does have a website but currently it is quite limited. It allows you to register your dash cam to extend the warranty from 12 months to 18 months. That being said, outside of the 30 day Amazon return window, support has not been the greatest for this camera. No firmware updates are available for this camera as well.
Blank, White or Static Screen
Numerous owners have complained that the display no longer functions and shows only a white screen, a screen filled with static or a blank screen.
Additional LCD display issues have been raised. Some users get lines on the screen but this is not widespread. The bigger problem is the LCD screen bleeding where a grayish blob can be seen on the screen. This typically occurs if the camera is exposed to hot temperatures.
The build quality of the IIWEY T2 is not the best and the mount is cheaply made as well. There have been numerous reports of the mount breaking or falling off the windshield.
There are numerous videos and reviews on Youtube for this camera. Video quality across all three cameras is below average.
Should I Purchase
The IIWEY T2 may be the cheapest 3 channel dash cam on the market. Beyond the low price, this camera does not have much going for it. Video quality is disappointing and reliability is not great. Not much better than IIWEY’s first 3 channel dash cam, the T1. If you are looking for a decent 3 channel dash cam, you will need to invest in a better quality dash cam.
Published: June 19, 2022
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The IIWEY T2 may be the cheapest 3 channel dash cam on the market. Beyond the low price, this camera does not have much going for it.
Product SKU: IIWEY T2
Product Brand: IIWEY
Product Currency: USD
Product Price: 70
Price Valid Until: 2023-01-01
Product In-Stock: SoldOut