About the Cobra DASH 2308
Super HD, speed camera alerts, and more
Super HD, speed camera alerts, and more
Record the road ahead in full 1296p with a 160-degree wide angle view. Cobra made its DASH 2308 dash cam with Bluetooth for easy integration with your smartphone. Using data from your phone, this cam can geo-tag your footage with time, date, location, and speed information. Additionally, your live connection with Cobra's online iRadar® community will give you a heads-up if speed cameras, red light cameras, or live police locations are in play nearby. And if you make a discovery of your own, you can add it to iRadar.
Enhanced with driver assistance
The DASH 2308 doesn't just record the road ahead, it monitors it as well to help you steer clear of accidents. With both Forward Collision and Lane Departure alerts built-in, Cobra equips you to drive more safely.
Mount it in a convenient spot
The compact DASH 2308 and its adhesive-backed mount won't crowd your field of vision when you're driving. Installation is simple thanks to a 12-volt car adapter, and with an 8GB memory card included, this dash cam is ready to use right out of the box.
The fully automated camera will start recording once the engine is turned on and it'll stop when the engine is turned off. Beyond that, the DASH 2308 is loop-recording in Super HD to document the road ahead.
Just in case
If you're involved in an accident, the DASH 2308's built-in G-Sensor will detect sudden acceleration or a collision, then save the critical footage. An integrated microphone allows audio recording capability, and the cam features photo capability and a 2" LCD display to ensure you get the shot you need.
- compact Super HD dash cam with 2" LCD display for viewing and playback
- package includes:
- adjustable adhesive-backed mount
- 8 GB microSD memory card (accepts up to 64 GB)
- vehicle power adapter
- PC software for viewing GPS-enabled video
- USB to micro USB cable
- driver assistance features: forward collision and lane departure
- forward collision (warns that you are approaching a vehicle too quickly)
- lane departure (warns that you are drifting out of your lane)
- Bluetooth capability for use with smartphones
- Cobra's iRadar app gives you:
- red light camera
- speed camera
- live police location
- shared radar alerts
- location tagging on every event
- Bluetooth-powered video geo-tagging
- internal microphone for audio recording
- built-in speaker for playback
- parking mode for motion detection
- G-sensor incident detection
- mini HDMI output
- 160-degree viewing angle
- video resolution: up to 1296p
- video format: .mov
- dimensions: 2-1/2"W x 2-1/4"H x 1-1/4"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
- MFR # DASH2308
What's in the box:
- Dash camera
- Windshield mount (3M adhesive backing)
- Lighter adapter with USB socket (Type-A)
- 8GB Micro-SD card (in plastic case)
- 10' USB cable (type-A to micro-B)
- 20" USB cable (type-A to micro-B)
- Quickstart guide
- Safety information
- Product registration card
More details on the Cobra DASH 2308
Overview: The Cobra Dash 2308 dash-camera provides a continuous recording of the road ahead and can even warn you of upcoming red light cameras, speed cameras, and police enforcement locations via the Cobra iRadar app. A built-in G-sensor can detect impacts and will automatically protect the footage around that time. The iRadar app will also embed location, time and date information into the recorded video, protecting your side of the story in the event of an accident.
Super HD Video: The Dash 2308 records video at 1296P resolution for crystal clear recordings in both day and night conditions. Designed for set-and-forget operation, the unit will turn on and start recording each time power is applied to it, after the initial setup is completed. When power is removed, the dash-cam will safely stop recording and shut down.
Continuous Loop Recording: Video footage is recorded to the included 8GB micro-SD card (expandable to 64GB) in a continuous loop fashion, with the oldest footage getting overwritten when the card becomes full. Footage is stored in 3, 5, or 10 minute clips, making it easier for reviewing and transferring to a computer for editing. An Emergency Record button on the rear-panel of the camera allows the currently captured video to be saved and won't be overwritten.
Wide View: The Cobra dash-camera provides a 160˚ wide-angle view of the road and peripherals while minimizing edge distortion.
G-Sensor: The Dash 2308 features a built-in 3-axis accelerometer that can sense sudden accelerations, stops, and collisions, and will automatically protect video footage around the time of the impact. The G-sensor features 3 sensitivity settings, with 1 being the most sensitive and 3 the least, or can be turned off completely.
Microphone & Speaker: The Cobra dash-cam features a built-in speaker and microphone, allowing audio to be recorded along with video. This feature can be turned off if desired.
LCD Screen: The rear-panel of the Dash 2308 includes a 2" LCD display for playing back recorded video. Recordings can also be viewed on a TV screen or downloaded and viewed on a computer.
Parking Mode: A Parking Mode feature can be set that will only record video when vehicle motion or impact is detected while the vehicle is parked. This mode can be set for either a 5 or 10 minute timeout. If no motion is detected during this time, the display will turn off and recording will stop (asleep). If motion or an impact is detected, the unit will wake up and start recording. Recording will continue until the timeout puts the unit back into Parking Mode.
Note: The Parking Mode feature can only be used if the camera is powered from an always-on power socket or is hardwired to constant power.
SnapShot: A SnapShot button on the rear panel allows you to capture a still image at any time while the camera is powered on.
Lane Departure & Forward Collision Warnings: The Lane Departure Warning System (LDWS) provides both audible and visual warnings as you approach a lane boundary, indicating whether you are departing the lane to the left or to the right. The Frontal Collision Warning System (FCWS) provides audible and visual warnings if you are quickly approaching an obstacle in the road ahead. Both of these features rely solely on analyzing video of the road ahead and, therefore, work best with good visibility and clearly marked roads.
Note: The Lane Departure and Forward Collision Warnings are strictly a driving aid and should not be a substitute for alert driving.
GPS Information: GPS information regarding your speed, location, heading, and G-sensor can be embedded into the recorded video using either the optional Cobra GPS Mount (sold separately) with GPS antenna, or by downloading the iRadar app to your Bluetooth enabled smartphone.
App Features: The Dash 2308 allows smartphone integration using the Cobra iRadar app, available for download from the Apple App Store or the Google Play Store. The iRadar app is compatible with iPhone 4S and newer iPhones as well as Android phones, both with Bluetooth capability. After downloading the iRadar app and pairing your smartphone to the Dash 2308, additional features will be available:
- iRadar Route Tracking: This feature embeds your location, speed, and G-sensor information at every point of your route when connected to the iRadar app. It also embeds location, date, and time information into your recorded video, providing viable evidence in case of a collision.
- iRadar Alerts: The feature provides real-time threat information, accumulated from the millions of iRadar users on the road. This provides alerts for red light cameras, speed cameras, and live police locations.
Note: Bluetooth functionality is strictly for using the iRadar app and does NOT support hands-free phone calls or Bluetooth audio streaming.
Computer Connection: A 20" USB cable (type-A to micro-B) is provided for connecting the Dash 2308 to a computer or television. An HDMI port is also included for connecting to a TV or monitor. If connected to a computer, two options will be given:
- Power Only: Allows you to use the dash-cam for viewing of video files.
- Connect to Computer: This allows the dash-cam to connect to your
computer in Mass Storage mode, acting like a flash drive. Videos can be
downloaded to the computer as well as viewed using any standard video player
that supports .mov files. By downloading the
Cobra Drive HD Player to your computer, you can view dash-cam footage
along with GPS and G-sensor data. System requirements:
- PC: Windows XP, Vista, 7, 8, or 10.
- Mac: OS X 10.10 (Yosemite) or later.
Power: The Dash 2308 includes a 10' USB cable and lighter adapter for powering it. An optional hardwire kit is also available (sold separately) for powering the dash-cam directly from the fuse box or 12V power source.
Mounting: The Dash 2308 comes with a suction cup mounting bracket for mounting the camera to a windshield. The bracket features a tilting ball/socket adjustment, allowing you to position the camera for best visibility. It can be easily removed from the mount, if desired.