Category Archives: Cobra
Best radar detector review: what are the top radar detectors of 2020?
Radar detector reviews of the best radar detectors available on the market in 2020 from Cobra, Escort, Radenso, Uniden, Valentine, and Whistler.
Best Radar Detector Review Introduction
Radar detectors have evolved more in the last several years than they did for the last several decades. For much of this time there were effectively only two means of measured traffic enforcement in use, police radar and police laser. In terms of police radar, there have been three radar bands to measure speed: X-band, K-band, Ka-band. With police laser, it’s been infrared light at a wavelength of 904nm. Since these remained the primary methods of measuring speed, radar detectors didn’t need much changing or updating.
Cobra DualPro 360 Review
Our testing and review leads us to believe that the Cobra DualPro 360 is simply the best on the market, for the money
We first saw the Cobra DualPro 360 when we had visited Cobra’s parent company at their Chicago office. We visited them to hear about and discuss their up-and-coming products at the time, the Cobra Dual Pro 360 and the Cobra Road Scout. The Cobra team also laid out their strategy for 2019.
At the time we felt the challenge for Cobra was going to be overcoming image of the Cobra brand among the radar detector enthusiast community, whose perception is that Cobra radar detectors are not top-tier. Historically, that may have been the case, but no longer and it’s certainly not the case with these two new Cobra detectors. Indeed, we had noted that Cobra did start producing an upscale detector, their first DSP model, the Cobra DSP-9200BT, some three years ago and that it did offer good performance.
Cobra Road Scout Review
The Cobra Road Scout leads me to ask, why don’t all radar detectors have an integrated dash cam?
We first saw the new Cobra Road Scout at Cobra’s headquarters in Chicago, seven months ago. When Cobra’s executives described their new design, we were skeptical at first. But when the Cobra team actually showed us the Cobra Road Scout in person, we had a change of heart not only by the concept, but by the Cobra Road Scout’s novel design.
You see, the Cobra Road Scout is the first device of its kind–a combination dash cam and radar detector, all-in-one.
Best radar detector reviews of the best radar detectors
Radar detector reviews of the best radar detectors from Escort, Radenso, Uniden, Valentine, and Whistler.
UPDATE: Read our updated rankings for 2019.
Radar detectors have been around a long time, nearly 40 years, and for much of that time the best radar detector was considered to be one that was the most sensitive and alerted to police radar from the farthest distance. A lot has changed in both the best radar detectors and traffic enforcement industries and today as we approach Christmas of 2018, the RF landscape continues to deteriorate, becoming even more challenging for a radar detector to function well. Now more than ever, the best radar detectors have to successfully balance two opposing dynamics: filtering (signal rejection) and sensitivity.
Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016: The Top-Rated Radar Detectors
What are the best radar detectors on the market today for avoiding speeding tickets?
Updated: 12-31-2016 by Veil Guy
Read our updated radar detector review of the best radar detectors of 2017.
Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016 Introduction
To save you time, I’m providing a summary overview of each of the radar detectors that I am including in my list along with the pros and cons of each radar detector.
For those of you interested in reading a more in-depth review of each radar detector, I have provided links to those reviews as well. Like our best radar detector review 2016, this list does not include radar detectors that are no longer being manufactured or being being phased out in the near future.
Cobra DSP 9200 BT Review
Good things come in (very) small packages
By Veil Guy — August 20, 2015
Cobra DSP 9200 BT Review
2015 is shaping up to be an exciting year for the radar detector industry. We saw an old player (Uniden) re-emerge, after a long absence, with a series of all-new radar detectors and stay tuned for some new product announcements that are going to shake things up in a huge way.
But what’s especially fascinating happened this past June. Cobra Electronics, long a competitor to Escort, has been merged with Escort to form Cedar Electronics Holdings Corp. The merging of these two companies is the equivalent of the formal ending of hostilities between the Hatfields and McCoys. There’s been some “bad blood” between these companies over the years, broken agreements, claims of patent infringements, lawsuits, etc. All of this will be history now. I can only imagine the dynamics of the blending of the two corporate cultures. But, I am pleased to see that an appropriate “pecking-order” was chosen for Cedar’s executive management team, with Escort at the top. I wish this new team the best going forward.