Best Radar Detectors

Radar Detector Reviews

Radar detectors are now more than ever, important tools to protect yourself from speeding tickets.

Given the high cost of speeding tickets and elevated insurance premiums, investing in a top performing radar detector is a smart investment that will pay for itself many times over.

We have over 40 years of experience driving with radar detectors and no other review site can make this claim.

Below are the reviews of the top ten Best Radar Detectors of 2024.

 

Best Radar Detector Reviews of 2024

Best Radar Detectors of 2024

 


Updated: 03-29-2024 

Review Introduction

Radar detector review sites generally test radar detectors by their sensitivity to constant-on police radar using orchestrated test courses.

We differ from this testing approach, as we prioritize responsiveness and consistency in alerting to genuine police radar and police laser as we actually drive with them, risking our driving record.

The simple fact is, all of the best radar detectors currently available today, have more than enough radar sensitivity and alerting range to constant-on police radar.

Therefore, we believe this aspect of radar detector performance should no longer be considered the highest priority in evaluation.

It’s important to know that instant-on police radar (I/O) is the form of police radar that remains the most threatening, not constant-on police radar.

Driving with a radar detector that is extremely sensitive, but less responsive or inconsistent in its alerting behavior, is like driving with a radar detector that effectively has low sensitivity.

To the less knowledgeable, a slow responding radar detectors may appear to better filter out false alerts as they are generally quieter, but they will make you more prone to missing an advanced alert, the most important reason for owning a radar detector in the first place.

There are plenty of good radar detectors out there, but for this review we rank the detectors we consider to be the standouts.


Uniden R8: Best Overall Detector (tied for 1st place)

Uniden R8

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The Uniden R8 is simply the best dash-mount radar detector in 2024.  Simply put, we consider it the new king of radar detectors.

The Uniden R8 detector is infused with dual LNAs (low noise amplifiers to maximize performance and reduce its detectability to Spectre RDDs) and increased processing power.

The makes the Uniden R8 the most sensitive and capable windshield-mount radar detector we’ve ever driven with.

The R8 provides class-leading performance, blistering detection speeds, advanced filtering, and customizable configurations like no other and is a significant upgrade from the very capable Uniden R7.

The Uniden R8’s performance is only exceeded by the new Uniden R9 custom-installed remote and is our daily driver when we take our other vehicles that don’t have the Uniden R9 installed.

Pros

  • Best radar detector at any price
  • Exceptionally responsive to instant-on and quick-trigger police radar
  • Dual LNAs add sensitivity increases over the Uniden R7
  • Built-in GPS
  • Capable of detecting Sensys Gatso, Redflex, MestaFustion photo/speed radars
  • Dual antennas, directional arrows
  • Built-in bluetooth
  • Improved case design and layout
  • Backlit front buttons
  • Extremely “bright” and large multi-color OLED display
  • Ka-band segmentation for potentially increased performance and less falses on Ka-band
  • Multa Radar MRCD/MRCT detection without excessive falsing
  • Individual band sensitivity adjustments
  • Notch filters to help reject certain blind-spot monitoring systems (of GM, Honda, and Acura)
  • Multiple threat display with directional arrows
  • Most configurable audio and visual alarms
  • Nearly SPECTRE RDD undetectable
  • Single & dual suction cup mounting brackets included (unique to Uniden)
  • Audio alerts with direction, band, and frequency

Cons

  • Would be nice to have a magnesium case
  • Bluetooth connected smartphone apps not developed/fully realized
  • K-band CAS filtering has room for improvement
  • Laser detection not as good as its radar detection
  • Rear laser sensor position makes rear laser detections impossible

Uniden R8 Review Summary:

If you are looking for the most sensitive, the most responsive to instant-on radar, and the ability to detect many of the exotic speed and photo radars out there, look no further than the Uniden R8.

And with our extensive driving experiences, it reigns supreme in the dash-mount category.

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Escort MAXcam 360c: Best Overall (tied for 1st place)

Escort MAXcam 360c

 

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Cedar Electronics, the parent company of both Escort and Cobra, made their first foray into a combination radar detector and dash camera several years ago with the attractive and now discontinued Cobra Road Scout.

The Road Scout provided high quality videos, however, the radar detection platform was frankly inferior to Escort’s higher-end radar detectors.

Even so, it provided decent detection performance and was very cool looking.

Up until the release of the Escort MAXcam 360c, the only option available to the driver interested in having high levels of detection performance and dash cam video, was the use of the Escort M1 (now M2) video camera that piggy-backs along-side Escort detectors.

With the new Escort MAXcam 360c, Escort fans now have an integrated dash camera and high performance police radar detector and police laser detector. In terms of its detection performance, the MAXcam 360c performs at a higher level than the Max 360c Mk II and has nearly the same level of sensitivty as Escort’s flagship Redline 360c.

In terms of laser detection, the MAXCam 360c is exceptional and this is what we consider a key differntiating factor.  Having a great laser detector is essential.

The general consensus online is that laser detection performance is irrelavent.  This couln’t be farther from the truth.

Police laser is generally used to target approaching vehicles from great distances often close or exceeding the speed measuring range of the police laser gun and when you can’t even see the officer.  Possessing a radar detector with superior laser sensitivity can mean the difference from a costly speeding ticket and just a good scare.

The Escort MAXcam 360c is extremely effective at detection police laser from both the front and the rear and is capable of detecting multi-lane scanning lidar–an incredible feat.

To be sure, its price tag of $849 makes this the most costly radar detector currently available (by $50), but in the context of combining both an exceptional laser and radar detector and a dash cam, the Escort MAXcam 360c is actually a great value.

The MAXcam 360c is Escort’s most underappreciated radar detector out there.  While the Uniden R8 is exceptional in its own right, the MAXcam 360c is our preferred choice on long cross-country trips.

Pros

  • Escort’s best radar detector and dash cam combo
  • Extreme sensitivity to all police radar bands (X-band, K-band, 33.8 & 34.7 & 35.5 Ka-band) only second (by a very small margin) to the Redline 360c
  • Dual antennas
  • Directional arrows for maximum situational awareness to all radar and laser threats from the front and from behind
  • A bogey counter to inform you of how many radar signals there are at any given moment and what radar band is the most important to be concerned with
  • Very good BSM filtering
  • Construction quality both externally and internally
  • High quality video dash camera

Cons

  • Does not provide directional arrows for MultaRadar and police laser detections
  • Multi-color OLED display is small and hard to read at times in bright sunlight
  • WIFI OTA firmware updates can be excruciatingly slow
  • DriveSmarter often hangs/disconnects when viewing or downloading videos

Escort MAXcam 360c Reviews Summary:

For those wishing to reduce the clutter of electronics in their vehicle, the Escort MAXcam 360c is a worthy offering that doesn’t force its owner to compromise performance between a fabulous radar detector and a good dash cam.

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Uniden R7: Best Detector Value Under $500

Uniden R7

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The Uniden R7 remains one of our top picks even though the newer Uniden R8 is out.

When the Uniden R7 made its debut five years ago, it instantly become the top-rated and was one of the most coveted radar detectors available.

While its construction may not feel on par with either Escort or Valentine, it more than makes up for it with its huge and easily read display and its exceptional balance of the key elements of what we consider what makes a radar detector among the best ever made.

The fact the somewhat more capable Uniden R8 has since made its appearance, in no way takes away from the greatness of the Uniden R7 even to this day.

With continued improvements to its firmware and a big price drop (now only $499) we believe the Uniden R7 is the best bang-for-the-buck radar detector currently available.

We don’t have any hesitation in continuing to take it on our long trips or recommending it to others.

The Uniden R7 is the best value going.

Pros

  • Best value dual-antenna radar detector
  • Exceptionally responsive to instant-on and quick-trigger police radar
  • Dual LNAs add sensitivity increases over the Uniden R7
  • Built-in GPS
  • Capable of detecting Sensys Gatso, Redflex, MestaFustion photo/speed radars
  • Dual antennas, directional arrows
  • Built-in bluetooth
  • Improved case design and layout
  • Backlit front buttons
  • Extremely “bright” and large multi-color OLED display
  • Ka-band segmentation for potentially increased performance and less falses on Ka-band
  • Multa Radar MRCD/MRCT detection without excessive falsing
  • Individual band sensitivity adjustments
  • Notch filters to help reject certain blind-spot monitoring systems (of GM, Honda, and Acura)
  • Multiple threat display with directional arrows
  • Most configurable audio and visual alarms
  • Nearly SPECTRE RDD undetectable
  • Single & dual suction cup mounting brackets included (unique to Uniden)
  • Audio alerts with direction, band, and frequency

Cons

  • Would be nice to have a magnesium case
  • Bluetooth connected smartphone apps not developed/fully realized

Uniden R7 Review Summary:

If you are looking for one of the most sensitive and longest range dual antenna detectors capable of ferreting out the the most difficult to detect radars it remains the best choice, for the money, even though its performance has been eclipsed somewhat by the newer Uniden R8.

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Valentine V1 Gen2: Best Laser Detector

Valentine 1 Gen 2 - V1 Gen2
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The Valentine V1 has been around since the early 1990s when Cincinnati Microwave’s co-founder, Mike Valentine left Escort and ventured out on his own.  His small cadre of highly dedicated engineers produced their one and only radar detector.

The original Valentine V1 was way ahead of its time when it was first introduced.

Valentines were the only ones that offered both a front and rear facing radar antennas and provided directional arrows that would point to the source of a radar or laser threat.

I personally drove with the V1 for nearly 18 years, becoming intimately familiar with its steadfast operation.

Quite some time, however, has elapsed since then and VR’s patent on their multi-antenna has long since expired and other radar detector manufacturer have incorporated Valentine’s designs into their own platforms.

Hence, the one key differentiator of the V1 from every other radar detector no longer existed and even though the original V1 remained a fabulous radar detector and laser detector, its design relative to the other manufacturers was getting more dated with each passing year.

Which brings us to their next generation Valentine V1 Gen2.

The V1 Gen2 now incorporates LNAs and DSP, two things that other manufacturers have used for years.

The result is its detection performance is now on par with the best radar detectors available today, such as the Uniden R8 and the Escort Redline 360c.

Like its predecessor, the V1 Gen2’s laser detection ability remains unmatched and this capability should never be discounted as I have personally benefited from advanced detection warnings of laser when another vehicle ahead of me was being targeted.

Beyond radar detection performance gains, the new V1 Gen2 incorporates Bluetooth into the detector without the needed for an attachment, which allows it to pair with Valentine’s free V1connection smartphone app enabling it to convey a wealth of information about its radar and laser encounters that the detector itself can not.

Even so, most other top-end radar detectors incorporate GPS, photo enforcement databases, have the ability to detect exotic speed radars, utilize multi-color displays, and can indicate radar frequency (important for determining what kind of radar you are encountering–important things both Valentine eschews.

As a consequence, the new V1 Gen2 feels immediately dated, like it’s stuck in the last century.

Valentine has marketed the importance of situational awareness for decades and yet the V1 Gen2 falls short in this regard, relative to others.

Despite the V1 Gen2’s design limitations, it will surely appeal to long-time Valentine users.

Pros

  • Valentine’s best radar detector to date
  • Extreme sensitivity to all police radar bands (no backsliding on bands found here)
  • The greatest sensitivity to police lasers, due to its large IR sensors
  • Exceptional ability to detect instant-on Ka-band police radars
  • Dual antennas, directional arrows
  • Built-in bluetooth
  • Magnesium case
  • Solid construction quality both externally and internally
  • Nearly SPECTRE RDD undetectable
  • Best arrowing transitioning in the business
  • Good BSM filtering

Cons

  • Already feels dated
  • Requires smartphone app to give advanced detection information
  • More difficult to program without smartphone app
  • Very limited display
  • No built-in frequency display of radar
  • No GPS
  • No MRCD/MRCT/Gatso detection capabilities
  • Not as responsive to instant-on K-band as the original V1
  • Misses Redflex photo radar before it’s too late

Valentine V1 Gen2 Reviews Summary:

The Valentine V1 Gen2 is a high-end radar detector whose potential is limited by a somewhat dated engineering-design philosophy.

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Escort Redline 360c: Best Completely Undetectable Detector

Escort Redline 360c

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The Escort Redline 360c was supposedly a radar detector that Escort could never build.

For years I was told such a radar detector would be too large in size given the complexity of the hardware.

But things happen.  In this case it was Uniden.

The radar detection performance game had been so substantially upped by Uniden that Escort couldn’t sit on their laurels and so the impossible, became possible.

What Escort has done here is combine their best radar detector platform with the sophisticated bells and whistles of the Max 360c.

Escort claims a 6dB increase in sensitivity to radar, which makes it possible that the Redline 360c can alert to a threat at twice the distance of the Max 360c.

This puts the radar detection performance of the Redline 360c squarely in the neighborhood of the Uniden R8, the MAXcam 360c, and the new Valentine 1 Gen2.

At a price point of $799, I had originally believed Escort was going to have a hard time selling this detector, but this has not been the case, and it is a favorite with online enthusiasts (who miss the greatness of the MAXcam 360c).

Subsequent firmware updates have made this radar detector more sure footed and more worthy of its lofty price point, but there still remains serious flaws in its K-band alerting (notice I didn’t say detections).

Like Escort’s other GPS radar detectors, the Redline 360c alerts to redlight and speed camera locations.

When configured optimally, the Redline 360c, Max 360c MkII, and Max 360 MkII can be scary quiet and false-resistant to K-band collision avoidance systems.  But their quiet nature comes at a steep price–slow responsiveness and erratic alerting to genuine K-band police radar.

In our opinion, this remains the great weakness of this otherwise very fine radar detector.

On the positive side, the Redline 360c can now reliably detect FMCW photo radar sources such as MRCD and MestaFusion even though it is blind to Gatso.

Like other Escort detectors that come with the “C” moniker, the Redline 360c comes standard with both WIFI and bluetooth connectivity which allows for updates to firmware without need to connect to a computer, a nice feature, albeit a slow one.

It’s pricey, to be sure, but the Redline 360c sells quite well.

Pros

  • Best radar detector that’s undetectable
  • Highest levels of sensitivity to a police radar bands
  • Good detection of police laser
  • Immunity from detection by SPECTRE radar detector detectors
  • Three antennas (two front and one facing to the rear)
  • Directional arrows that can be configured to display different colors for easy radar band identification
  • Doesn’t require band segmentation to extract high performance of Ka-band detection
  • K-band segmenting can further cut down on potential falses from collision avoidance systems
  • Can display actual frequencies of police radar (good for distinguishing real police radar from non-police radar)
  • Built-in GPS
  • Firmware and photo enforcement database can easily be updated wirelessly
  • Bluetooth and WIFI add enhanced connectivity options
  • USB Smartcord now comes standard
  • Very high level of construction quality both internally and externally
  • Good BMS filtering (important)
  • Magnetic quick release mount makes for super quick removal and is rock solid and vibration free
  • Can easily mount alongside Escort’s new M2 dash camera
  • Easy wireless updating of firmware
  • Exceptional build quality

Cons

  • Erratic K-band alerting doesn’t install confidence
  • No rear detection of X-band
  • Display is small and hard to read in many lighting conditions
  • Directional arrow transitions can be sluggish
  • Inconsistent signal ramp-up alerts
  • Does not provide directional arrows for MultaRadar and police laser
  • WIFI OTA firmware updates can be excruciatingly slow

Escort Redline 360c Reviews Summary:

Even with its idiosyncrasies, the Escort Redline 360c is Escort’s most impressive radar detector to date.

It’s inability to be detected by Spectre RDDs should give drivers of radar detectors in banned areas peace of mind.

It’s sensitivity is right there with the very best, but its slow responsiveness to K-band radar gives us some pause–as we believe consistent quick alerting to instant-on police radar remains a most important capability of any detector.

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Escort Max 360c MkII & 360 MkII – Best Escort Dual Antenna Conventional Detectors

Escort Max 360c Mk II

Escort Max 360c MkII

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Escort Max 360 Mk II

Escort Max 360 MkII

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Escort’s new MAX 360 MkII and MAX 360c MkII replace that outgoing Escort MAX 360c radar detector which was getting a bit long in the tooth.

Both Mk IIs get an updated M13 platform, the same that can be found in their MAXcam 360c dashcam integrated radar detector.

This ups their sensitivities by 3dB which equates to a potential of about 40% in increased detection range over the outgoing Max 360c.

This increased sensitivity puts in the same realm of the MAXCam 360c and the Redline 360c but at a lower cost of $150 and $100 respectively and only $50 more than the Max 360c.

That’s money well spent, in our opinion.

The MAX 360c Mk II comes with some filtering improvements and as a result makes it one of the more quiet radar detectors currently available.

The Mk II also comes with 5Ghz WIFI which could be handy for in-vehicle WIFI hotspots.

And like the MAXcam 360c , the Max 360c Mk II is not a stealth detector, like the Redline 360c, however especially today, being undetectable by SPECTRE RDDs is merely academic as a recent experience proved.

So in short, think of the MAX 360c Mk II as a MAX 360c with better range, processing, and filtering for $50 more over their predecessors.

Pros

  • Best radar detectors of the Escort MAX series of detectors to date
  • Detection range on par with the best radar detectors today
  • Class leading filtering of K-band collision avoidance systems
  • Good detection of police lasers
  • Detects FMCW radar sources such as MultaRadar and MestaFusion
  • Exceptional quickness and ability to detect instant-on police radars
  • Directional arrows that can be configured to display different colors for easy radar band identification
  • Doesn’t require band segmentation to extract high performance of Ka-band detection
  • Can display actual frequencies of police radar (good for distinguishing real police radar from non-police radar)
  • Built-in GPS for variable speed-sensitive sensitivity and photo enforcement database
  • Firmware and photo enforcement database can easily be updated wirelessly
  • Bluetooth and WIFI add enhanced connectivity options
  • USB Smartcord now comes standard
  • Very high level of construction quality both internally and externally
  • Magnetic quick release mount makes for super quick removal and is rock solid and vibration free
  • Can easily mount alongside Escort’s new M2 dash camera

Cons

  • Multi-color OLED display can be hard to read at times in bright sunlight (but increases longevity of the display)
  • Overly long trailing alerts which continue to sound even when radar or laser source is no longer present
  • Does not provide directional arrows for MultaRadar & police laser detections
  • Erratic K-band alerting doesn’t install confidence
  • WIFI OTA firmware updates can be excruciatingly slow

Escort Max 360 MkII & Max 360c Mk II Reviews Summary:

Simply put, the Escort MAX 360 Mk II and Max 360c Mk II remain solid choices and both are among the best detectors currently available.

The Escort MAX 360 Mk II is the same radar detector as the MAX 360c but without built-in WIFI, so its performance is equal.

Given the fact that updates over WIFI take a very long time (upwards of 40 minutes), we suggest you save the $100 and go with the Max 360c MkII.

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Uniden R4: Best Detector Under $400

Uniden R4

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The new Uniden R4 replaces the Uniden R3 as Uniden’s top performing single-antenna radar detector.

The Uniden R4 comes with an improved design and more features, while building upon the already exceptional performance of the R3 by incorporating dual LNAs (low noise amplifiers).

The result is a radar detector that offers an approximate 4dB increase in sensitivity.

This translates to a potential increase in detection range by about 60%, not an inconsequential amount.

Beyond sheer performance increases, the Uniden R4 sports a number of new features and capabilities, including Sensys Gatso detection, better filtering, bluetooth, and integration into future Uniden countermeasure solutions.

Pros

  • Uniden’s best radar detector with a single antenna
  • Dual LNAs yielding significant performance increases
  • MRCD/MRCT & Sensys Gatso RT3/RT4 detection
  • Identification of police laser guns
  • Advanced digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Easy to program/customize settings
  • GPS with red light camera alerts
  • Free firmware & GPS database updates
  • MicroUSB connector
  • Connection interface jack to support remote control module
  • Connection interface jack to support integration with a laser jammer
  • Built-in bluetooth
  • Extremely “bright” multi-color OLED display
  • Advanced BSM filters
  • KA anti-false filter
  • Ka Narrow/Wide sweeps to maximize performance and minimize falsing on Ka-band
  • Ka-band segmentation for potentially increased performance and less falses on Ka-band
  • Individual radar band sensitivity adjustment (unique to Uniden)
  • Nearly SPECTRE RDD undetectable
  • Single & dual suction cup brackets included (unique to Uniden)
  • Cigarette adapter with MUTE KEY and USB and DAISY CHAIN jacks

Cons

  • Tough to think of any

Uniden R4 Reviews Summary:

Quite simply, the Uniden R4 is the best radar detector with a single antenna currently on the market.

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Uniden R3: Best Detector Under $300

Uniden R3

 

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Uniden’s re-entry into the radar detector industry several years ago has shaken the industry up big time.

The Uniden R3 offers extreme performance and advanced features like dedicated K-band filtering, K and Ka band narrow sweeps (to increase performance and minimize falsing), band selectable sensitivity, and Multa Radar detection.

The non-GPS Uniden R1 has been discontinued.

Pros

  • Best value-priced radar detector from Uniden
  • Advanced digital signal processing (DSP)
  • Extreme radar sensitivity across all radar bands
  • Easy to program/customize settings
  • GPS with red light camera alerts
  • Good BSM filtering (important)
  • Free GPS database updates
  • Updateable via USB connection to PC
  • Extremely “bright” multi-color OLED display
  • Special K anti-false filter
  • KA anti-false filter
  • Ka Narrow/Wide sweeps to maximize performance and minimize falsing on Ka-band
  • Ka-band segmentation for potentially increased performance and less falses on Ka-band
  • Among the top Multa Radar detection capabilities available
  • Individual radar band sensitivity adjustment (unique to Uniden)
  • Nearly SPECTRE RDD undetectable (but NOT undetectable, despite some claims to the contrary)
  • Single & dual suction cup brackets included (unique to Uniden)
  • Cigarette adapter with MUTE KEY and USB JACK
  • Great price points for both models

Cons

  • Laser sensitivity could use improvement

 

Uniden R3 Reviews Summary:

The Uniden R3 remains extremely well-suited for both city and highway driving.

Both radar detectors offer extreme performance for less cost than other manufacturers’ top models.

For those wanting directional arrows but with slightly better performance, the Uniden R7 is the natural alternative.

To get higher performance from Uniden, the newer R4 and the R8. detectors.

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Whistler Titan – Best Detector at CAS Filtering

Whistler Titan

 

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This Whistler Titan review has been a long time coming.

I expected to publish a review about it at the end of 2020, but the COVID pandemic evolved into causing worldwide disruptions of supply chains, especially semi-conductor production, and so the Whistler Titan had been delayed for nearly two years!

Even though the Whistler Titan was delayed nearly two years, the radar detector is regarded as Whistler’s 50th anniversary edition. Whistler incorporates digital signal processing (DSP) and improved circuitry with the Titan and it shows.

The end result is, that after many years, Whistler finally has a radar detector that can consistently compete with the best radar detectors available today.

The Titan is a capable of alerting to weak signals on par with the top ranked detectors here while also proving to be the most false-resistant to collision avoidance systems, fairing better than every other detector on this list. This top-of-the-line detector is an absolute pleasure to drive with.

Pros

  • Can keep up with the top dogs
  • MRCD/MRCT detection
  • Incredibly quiet and false-resistant to K-band CAS systems
  • Extensive programming and configuration options
  • Integrated GPS
  • Photo Enforcement Database
  • Best of breed BSM/CAS filtering
  • Solid construction quality both externally and internally
  • Nearly SPECTRE RDD undetectable
  • Best arrowing transitioninin the business
  • Good BSM filtering

Cons

  • Wish it were priced $50 less
  • Trailing alerts can be too quick

Whistler Titan Reviews Summary:

Quite simply, the Whistler Titan is the best radar detector from Whistler currently on the market.

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Uniden R9: Best Radar Detector & Laser Jammer, Money No Object

Uniden R9 Radar Detector & Laser Jammer

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Custom installed systems often consist of both a radar detecting and laser jamming and the Uniden R9 is no exception.

The Uniden R9 is the top dog when it comes to customer installed systems and is the top performing system we’ve ever driven with, not just in its performance with police radar, but police laser, as well.

The Uniden R9 comes complete with front and rear radar antennas, six laser jamming heads, a GPS module, external speaker, a full multi-colored display module, keypad, and connecting and mounting components.

Uniden R9 Review Summary:

The radar detection and laser jamming performance it second to none and it’s priced lower than other remote systems.

Unlike other laser jamming systems, like the AL Priority, which recommend the use of four jamming heads–on either side of the vehicle–to effectively jam Dragon Eye police lidars, the Uniden R9 offers superior jamming performance with only three heads.

The ability to be able to purchase this custom installed unit directly from RadarBusters can result in a savings of thousands of dollars over purchasing it from a custom install shop that may attempt to sell the hardware at a price higher than the MSRP, set by the manufacturer.

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Pros

  • Best radar detection & laser jamming performance
  • Least expensive remote system (by up to $1000)
  • Most complete package available, requiring no optional purchases
  • All the Pros of the Uniden R8 apply to the Uniden R9
  • Customizable K-band filtering with minimal penalty to legitimate K-band police radar
  • Provides superior laser jamming performance compared to other systems–like the AL Priority and Escort–with less hardware

Cons

  • Nascent dealer network (RadarBusters can assist in locating a quality installer)
  • Some installers may attempt to charge more than the MSRP
  • Be mindful of bait-and-switch attempts by installers of competitive products
  • Requires researching quality and reasonably priced installers (RadarBusters can help)

Conclusion

All of the best radar detectors tested & reviewed here are worthy of providing excellent protection from police radar and police laser traffic enforcement; provide high levels of filtering out of false alarms; and will pay for themselves many times over with the savings of speeding ticket fines and costs associated with higher insurance premiums as a result of points that would otherwise be assessed on your motor vehicle abstract.

We suggest picking a one that appeals to your priorities, has features you like, and is priced right for your budget.

In terms of what detectors to avoid at all costs, stay away from any detector that is being sold as a passive radar scramble jammer as they are bogus products despite any claim to the contrary by their manufacturer.

To learn more about what makes a radar detector the best, we suggest you watch the following video entitled: what makes the best radar detectors, the best?

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Thanks for reading and remember to drive safely, but most importantly, protected!

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