Category Archives: Radar Detector Reviews
Whistler Titan Review – Whistler’s Radar Detector That Runs With The Big Dogs.
Whistler Titan Review
High performance DSP makes the Titan the best radar detector ever offered by Whistler which can run with the big dogs.
Written: 08/21/2020, by Veil Guy
Veil Guy’s Whistler Titan Review
This Whistler Titan review has been a long time coming. I expected to publish it at the end of 2020, but as the COVID pandemic evolved into causing worldwide disruptions of supply chains, especially semi-conductor production, the Whistler Titan has been delayed for nearly two years!
Uniden R8 Review: The New King of Radar Detectors
Uniden R8 Review
Supercharging the Uniden R7 makes the Uniden R8 the best directional radar detector we’ve ever driven with.
Updated: 07/13/2022, 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 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 detectors of 2023 ranked with concise reviews.
Review of the Best radar detectors for 2023
What are the best radar detectors for beating speeding tickets?
Updated: 02-11-2023 by Veil Guy
Top 15 Best Radar Detectors of 2023 Ranked
- #1 Best – Uniden R8 – $699
- #2 Best – Escort Redline 360c – $799
- #3 Best (tie) – Escort Max 360c Mk II – $699
- #3 Best (tie) – Escort MAXcam 360c – $849
- #5 Best – Valentine 1 Gen2 – $499
- #6 Best – Uniden R4 – $449
- #7 Best – Whistler Titan – $349
- #8 Best – Uniden R7 – $479
- #9 Best – Uniden R3 – $299
- #10 Best – Escort Max 3 – $399
- #11 Best – Cobra DualPro 360 – $449
- #12 Best – Radenso XP – $189
- #13 Best – Radenso Pro M – $449
- #14 Best – Whistler CR97 – $189
- #15 Best – Adaptiv TPX Pro – $399
Quick summary of our best radar detector test results:
- The Uniden R8, Uniden R4, Escort Redline 360c, Escort Max 360c Mk II, V1 Gen2, and Whistler Titan are best radar detectors to consider.
- The Uniden R8 is the best radar detector overall at any price point.
- The Uniden R7, Uniden R3, and Whistler Titan are the best value-priced radar detectors at their reduced price points.\
- The best GPS single-antenna radar detectors are the Uniden R4 or Whistler Titan.
- The Escort Redline 360c remains the best stealth radar detector.
- The Escort MAXcam 360c is the best radar detector and dash cam.
- The Escort Redline 360c, Uniden R8, and Whistler Titan remain my top choices when I go for long-distance multi state and Canadian province drives.
- The new V1 Gen2 is a worthy replacement to the original V1, although the Uniden R8 and Uniden R4 detectors can detect more types of speed radars.
- For difficult to detect radars like Gatso, MultaRadar, or Redflex we recommend opting for the Uniden R8 or Uniden R4 over all others.
- The Adaptiv TPX Pro is the best motorcycle radar detector.
Best Radar Detector Reviews of 2023
Despite frequent supply-chain issues for much of 2022, radar detector manufacturers have continued to crank out even better radar detectors, although purchasing availability has been spotty at times. For our 2023 radar detector rankings, we have dropped the Escort X80 as it simply is too outdated and has been listed as out of stock on Escort’s site for some time.
Cobra DualPro 360 Review – The Cobra Dual Pro 360 is the Best Detector for the Money, Period
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 – Cobra’s Novel Radar Detector & Integrated Dash Cam is a Winner
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 – Uniden’s First Directional Radar Detector
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 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 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 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.