Category Archives: Radar Detector Reviews
Uniden R8 Review
Supercharging the Uniden R7 makes the Uniden R8 the best directional radar detector we’ve ever driven with.
Updated: 01/14/2022, 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
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: what are the top radar detectors for beating a speeding ticket?
Updated: 1-19-2022 by Veil Guy
Introduction to our 2022 Reviews
Despite COVID-19 and the subsequent lock-down of our economy, the radar detector manufacturers continue to crank out, ever better radar detectors. Just in the first six months, drivers have been presented with three 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.
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.
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.
Best radar detector reviews 2019 of the best radar detectors ranked by VeilGuy
Best radar detector reviews of the best radar detectors for 2019 from Escort, Radenso, Uniden, Valentine, and Whistler.
Radar detectors continue facing more difficult challenges on the road in 2019. The best radar detector used to be considered to be one that was the most sensitive and alerted to police radar from the farthest distance but this hasn’t been the case for some time now. The best radar detectors today offer plenty of radar detection and alerting range and selecting one solely on the basis of range and sensitivity to police radar is not something that I would recommend as there are other aspects of performance that matter equally much of which will be mentioned below.
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.
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 2020/2021.
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.
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.