Category Archives: Radar Detector Reviews

Whistler CR93/CR88 Review: Veil Guy Reviews the Whistler CR88 & CR93 Radar Detectors

Whistler CR93 Review & Whistler CR88 Review

Whistler CR93 Review & Whistler CR88 Review

Whistler CR93/CR88 Review: Veil Guy Reviews the Whistler CR88 and CR93 Radar Detector

The Whistler CR93 and Whistler CR88 radar detectors, demonstrate that Whistler continues to push their own performance envelope.

By Veil Guy

Published: 9-9-16

Introduction to the Whistler CR93 & Whistler CR88 Radar Detector

The publishing of this review has  long been overdue as Whistler had provided me with an early production sample, back in June, of their up and coming release of the new Whistler CR93 and Whistler CR88 radar detectors.  Both the Whistler CR93 and Whistler CR88 radar detectors replace their outgoing Whistler CR90 and Whistler CR85 detectors.

Escort iX Review: Veil Guy reviews the Escort iX radar detector

Escort iX Review

Escort iX Review: Veil Guy reviews the Escort iX radar detector

Is the new Escort iX their next radar detector for the ages?
By Veil Guy — Updated: August 24th, 2016

Veil Guy’s In-Depth Escort iX Review

Introduction to Escort iX Radar Detector

Shortly after the I published my Escort iX preview, I learned Escort was sending me an Escort iX for their first formal public review.  I appreciate their faith in my unique understanding of how Escort radar detectors have performed over the nearly 40 years I’ve been driving with them.

Escort Max 360 Review: Veil Guy Reviews the Escort Max 360 Radar Detector

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Escort Max 360 Review: Veil Guy reviews the Escort Max 360 radar detector

The arrows of the Escort Max 360 point to a bright future for Escort.

By Veil Guy — Updated: 9-6-2016

Veil Guy’s In-depth Escort Max 360 Review

Introduction to the Escort Max 360 Radar Detector

I was very pleased when I initially penned my Escort Max 360 radar detector preview, but was thoroughly ecstatic when Escort sent me a production for my formal Escort Max 360 review.

Long in the making, Escort has finally given us a radar detector with the capability of threat-source identification (ie; directional arrows).  Often discounted by some retailers (who couldn’t sell the V1) as an unnecessary feature, the driving cognoscenti knew better.

Laser Detector Reviews: Best laser detectors at preventing speeding tickets

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Police Laser Detectors Review

Review of the best laser detectors at preventing police laser speeding tickets

Updated: 12-30-2020 by Veil Guy

Best Laser Detector: Valentine 1 (Now V1 Gen2)

Introduction to Laser Detectors

If you recently received a speeding ticket and the officer who pulled you over told you that he used police laser on you or you read your speeding ticket and you saw the word “lidar”, you are probably wondering how exactly he determined your speed and if there was a way in preventing another speeding ticket in the future.  And you wouldn’t be alone.

Beltronics GT-7 Review: Beltronics Produces a Brilliant Radar Detector

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Beltronics GT-7 Review

 Beltronics nails this one, right out of the gate.

By Veil Guy — Updated: November 15, 2015

Beltronics GT-7 Review

Introduction

When Ron Gividen of Beltronics recently sat down with me to give my readers an exclusive first look of the new Beltronics GT-7 radar detector, I was thrilled.  Thrilled, because I’ve been a huge fan of the Beltronics brand of radar detectors over the years.  Thrilled, because Beltronics was finally getting some long-overdue and much needed attention.

Cobra DSP 9200 BT Review: New Cobra Radar Detector is their Best Yet

Cobra DSP 9200 BT Review

Cobra DSP 9200 BT Review

Good things come in (very) small packages

By Veil Guy — August 20, 2015

Cobra DSP 9200 BT Review

Introduction

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.

Escort Max 360 Review: Look out Valentine, Escort’s Got Arrows!

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Escort Max 360 Review/Preview

Look out Valentine 1, this Escort has arrows!

By Veil Guy — Updated 10-13-2016

Escort Max 360 Review

Update: Read our in-depth Escort Max 360 review.

Escort introduces the new Escort Max 360

Mark this day on your calendar!  What’s the big deal, you say?

The new Escort Max 360, Escort’s new top-of-the-line windshield-mount radar detector, is its first ever to incorporate both a front and rear facing antenna to provide enhanced situational awareness with directional arrows.

Escort Passport 8500 X50 Review

Escort Passport 8500 X50 Review

Escort Passport 8500 X50 Review

The ultimate expression of a legendary radar detector

Updated: 12/2/15

New products, of late, have been coming fast and furious from both Escort (and its sister company Beltronics).

To maintain their respective product line-up’s “freshness,” some of their stalwart products have been getting a make-over, such as the Beltronics STi Driver whose recent replacement is the freshened Beltronics STi Magnum.

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