By Darrell Etherington
Pearl’s goal as a company is to make modern tech available on older cars, and its first product is the Pearl RearVision, a wireless backup camera system that’s easy to install and uses your smartphone as the display. Convenience comes at a cost, though – $499.99, which is more than your average wired backup camera kit, even including a monitor. But Pearl has some unique features that help it stand alone.
The out-of-box experience for Pearl’s RearVision is really well designed. Even packaging is done right, with a folding two-sided box that provides all your necessary hardware, along with the OBD-II dongle and smartphone mounting device on one side, and your license plate cover/camera combo on the other. With the included instructions, I had my old license plate cover (still the dealer one) removed, and the RearVision installed in under five minutes.
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