Category Archives: Radar Detector Reviews

Uniden R8 Review: The New King of Radar Detectors

Uniden R8

Uniden R8 Review

Supercharging the Uniden R7 makes the Uniden R8 the best directional radar detector we’ve ever driven with.

Updated: 01/31/2022, by Veil Guy



Veil Guy’s Uniden R8 Review

Uniden R8 Review Introduction

For the last several years I have been crisscrossing the country every three months as I am participating in a clinical trial located on the opposite coast.  The total round-trip mileage often exceeds 6000 miles each trip.

Uniden R4 Review: Best Single Antenna Radar Detector

Uniden R4

Uniden R4 Review

A supercharged Uniden R3 with some impressive new capabilities

Updated: 01/14/2022, by Veil Guy



Veil Guy’s Uniden R4 Review

Uniden R4 Review Introduction

Back in September of 2021, the owner of RadarBusters and I recently went on a 16,000 mile road-trip throughout large parts of the United States to the Eastern provinces of Canada.  Victoria and I had been recently vaccinated so when the prime minister of Canada re-opened its borders to vaccinated citizens with proof of a negative COVID test, we jumped at the opportunity to visit.  I’ve been to Canada a good number of times, but for Victoria, this was her first trip there. The provinces we visited included Ontario, Quebec, New Brunswick, Prince Edward Island, Nova Scotia, and ultimately Newfoundland.

Best radar detector reviews 2022 with concise rankings.

Best Radar Detectors of 2022

Best radar detector reviews 2022

What are the best radar detectors for beating speeding tickets?

Updated: 6-3-2022 by Veil Guy

Best Radar Detectors of 2022 Ranked

  • Overall Best Radar Detector
    Uniden R8 – $699
  • 2nd Best
    Uniden R4 – $449
  • 3rd Best
    Escort MAXcam 360c – $849
  • 4th Best
    Uniden R7 – $479
  • 5th Best
    Escort Redline 360c – $799
  • 6th Best
    Valentine 1 Gen2 – $499

  • 7th Best
    Escort Max 360c – $649
  • 8th Best
    Escort Max 3 – $399
  • 9th Best
    Cobra DualPro 360 – $449
  • 10th Best
    Uniden R3 – $299
  • 11th Best
    Radenso XP – $189
  • 12th Best
    Escort iXc – $449
  • 13th Best
    Radenso Pro M – $449
  • 14th Best
    Whistler CR97 – $189
  • 15th Best
    Escort X80 – $299
  • 16th Best
    Adaptiv TPX Pro – $399

Best Radar Detector Reviews of 2022

Despite COVID-19 and the subsequent lock-down of our economy, the best radar detector manufacturers continue to crank out, ever better radar detectors.  Just in the first six months, drivers have been presented with new appetizing radar detectors.

As this pandemic rolls into 2022, I suspect many people will opt to travel by car than airplane and after a long lull, police appear to be issuing tickets to speeders with greater frequency, perhaps to make up for short-falls in municipal budgets over the last several years.

Cobra DualPro 360 Review – The Cobra Dual Pro 360 is the Best Detector for the Money, Period

Cobra DualPro 360, Dual Pro 360

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

Review Introduction

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 – Cobra’s Novel Radar Detector & Integrated Dash Cam is a Winner

Cobra Road Scout

Cobra Road Scout Review

The Cobra Road Scout leads me to ask, why don’t all radar detectors have an integrated dash cam?

Review Introduction

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.

Uniden R7 Review – Uniden’s First Directional Radar Detector

Uniden R7 Review

Uniden R7 Review: Veil Guy Reviews Uniden’s Best Radar Detector

The new directional Uniden R7 Offers Extreme Performance

Review Updated: 1/19/2022 by Veil Guy

Veil Guy’s Uniden R7 Review

Update: Read about the all new Uniden R8 radar detector.

Introduction to the Uniden R7 Review

In the Spring of 2017, Uniden took the radar detector industry by storm with the introduction of two class-leading radar detectors, the Uniden R3 and the Uniden R1.  These two radar detectors quickly established themselves as performance leaders and became big sellers, particularly the Uniden R3.

Whistler CR97 Review: The CR97 Does Something No Other Detector Can

Whistler CR97

Whistler CR-97 Review

The Whistler CR97 does something cool that you won’t find with any other radar detector.

Whistler CR97 Review

By: Veil Guy, Updated: 09-22-2018

Introduction to the Whistler CR97

We have been anticipating the new Whistler CR97 for some time and after driving with this new radar detector for more than 12,000 miles–more than any other detector prior to its public release–it was certainly worth that wait.

For those that have followed me over the last 14 years, you know that I hold Whistler in high regard for consistently producing radar detectors that offer very good performance for a great value. I am pleased to report that the new Whistler CR97 provides an incremental improvement that is greater than any model introduction that has preceded it.

Uniden R3/R1 Review: VeilGuy reviews these awesome radar detectors

Uniden R1 Review & Uniden R3 Review

Uniden R3 Review/Uniden R1 Review: Veil Guy reviews two incredible radar detectors

The new Uniden R1 & Uniden R3 radar detectors redefine what’s possible

By Veil Guy — Updated: Januart 5th, 2022

Veil Guy’s In-Depth Uniden R1 Review & Uniden R3 Review

Update: Read about the new Uniden R4.

Introduction to the Uniden R1/R3 Review

After putting some serious seat time behind the wheel with the new Uniden R1 and Uniden R3 radar detectors, it didn’t take long for me to realize how spectacular these two detectors are.

It also dawned on me, that I have been wrong all of these years.  Who likes admitting to being wrong?  Well in this case, I do.  Why you ask?  Simple.  It’s because ever since the introduction of the Escort M3 platform of radar detectors–beginning with the Beltronics STi Driver, followed up with the Beltronics STi-R,  Escort Passport 9500ci, and then the Escort Redline–I believed we had essentially reached the limits of radar detection sensitivity.  In other words, I believed if none of the aforementioned detectors alerted to police radar, then a radar signal wasn’t actually there to detect.  I believed Escort had summited the tallest mountain above sea level there is–Mount Everest.

Radenso SP Review: Radenso’s New Entry-level Radar Detector

Radenso SP

Radenso SP Review/Preview

Radenso SP Review/Preview
Radenso’s new entry-level radar detector offers great value for the money

Radenso, the innovative new radar detector manufacturer, has recently released their new Radenso SP.

The Radenso SP, is essentially a Radenso XP without built-in GPS capabilities.  The SP retails for $249, which is $150 less than the GPS enabled XP, which retails for $399.

Even though the SP is now their entry level radar detector, it by no means offers entry-level performance.

Like the GPS-enabled Radenso XP, expect the SP to offer best-in-class K-band blind-spot-monitor filtering as well as traffic sensor rejection, Ka band segmentation, K narrow, frequency display and POP mode.

Radenso Pro SE Review – Small in Size, Big in Performance

Whistler CR93 Review & Whistler CR88 Review

Radenso Pro SE Review

Radenseo Pro SE Review: Veil Guy Reviews the Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector

Is the Radenso Pro SE really the most sensitive windshield-mount radar detector yet?

By Veil Guy
Published: 10-21-16

Introduction

It’s been nearly forty years since I have been driving with radar detectors and for the most of this time there have only been a handful of viable players in the U.S. and you’ve probably heard of all them.  These manufacturers are Beltronics, Cobra, Escort, Valentine Research, and Whistler.

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