For this week's giveaway, we've teamed up with Pearl Automation to give MacRumors readers a chance to win the Pearl RearVision iPhone-connected wireless car backup camera system.

Priced at $499.99, the Pearl RearVision is a backup camera kit that's designed to be installed on a car's rear license plate, giving iPhone users a simple way to get an aftermarket backup camera.


This system, compatible with cars made in 1996 and newer, is designed to work with an iPhone 5 or later, and it includes a Camera Frame, Car Adapter, and Phone Mount for use with the iPhone. It's easy enough to set up that it doesn't require a professional - it's similar to installing a license plate cover.

Once the Camera Frame is installed, it connects to an iPhone running the accompanying Pearl app and displays whatever's behind the car in either portrait or landscape mode using two wide-angle 180 degree HD camera lenses, one with infrared for night vision capabilities. The Car Adapter also plugs into the car's OBD port, and the whole thing connects to the iPhone over WiFi and Bluetooth.

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Pearl RearVision includes collision detection and gives audible and visual alerts when objects, including cars and people, are in the way of the car. The warning noise varies based on how close an object is to the camera.

Using the iPhone's screen, it's possible to pan left and right to get a better view of what's behind the car, and the frame itself is both water resistant and theft resistant. A built-in solar panel provides power, allowing the device to be wire-free, while a built-in battery stores power.

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We have one Pearl RearVision to give away to a MacRumors reader. To enter to win, use the Rafflecopter widget below and enter an email address. Email addresses will be used solely for contact purposes to reach the winner and send the prize. You can earn additional entries by subscribing to our weekly newsletter, subscribing to our YouTube channel, following us on Twitter, or visiting the MacRumors Facebook page.

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The contest will run from today (April 28) at 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time through 11:00 a.m. Pacific Time on May 5. The winner will be chosen randomly on May 5 and will be contacted by email. The winner will have 48 hours to respond and provide a shipping address before a new winner is chosen.

Top Rated Comments

ThunderSkunk Avatar
55 months ago
I prefer to just put it in reverse, floor it, and let the squealing tires and smoke clear the area behind me.

Everywhere I go.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Asarien Avatar
55 months ago
Good, I have an older car with a crappy backup camera. I hope it has night vision.
"...it connects to an iPhone running the accompanying Pearl app and displays whatever's behind the car in either portrait or landscape mode using two wide-angle 180 degree HD camera lenses, one with infrared for night vision capabilities."

Dude. Read the article.
Score: 2 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rainshadow Avatar
55 months ago
This would be sweet. $500 to buy it though is a joke! Great prize choice.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Amazing Iceman Avatar
55 months ago
This is something I would definitely love to get. My cars don't have backup cameras, and I'm not getting a new car in a very long time unless my app sells more... :oops:
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
vertical smile Avatar
55 months ago
I'm skeptical that this can work well (because you want the backup camera to work RIGHT NOW without launching apps), but I'd cheerfully try it out if I won.
It does not work like a typical BU camera, you have to launch the app to turn it on.

I liked the idea of this device, but not automatically turning on when I go in reverse is a big turn off.

If this was much cheaper, then I would probably still get this for one of my vehicles, but not with no auto-turn on @ $500.

I wonder what Pearl's log term plans are, and if they are working on anything else. I doubt they will have much growth with the Rearvision alone.
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)
Rossatron Avatar
55 months ago
LoL, $499 for a backup camera license plate?
Score: 1 Votes (Like | Disagree)

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