Category Archives: Radar Detectors

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.

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.

How the New Uniden R7 Handles MultaRadar MRCD & MRCT Speed Cameras

Uniden R7 vs MultaRadar MRCT Speed Cameras

Uniden R7 versus MultaRadar MRCT/MRCT Photo Enforcement Speed Cameras

Does the new Uniden R7 measure up to the challenge?

Uniden R7 vs MultaRadar Speed Cameras
Published: 05-22-19, Veil Guy

The new Uniden R7 has the ability to detect MultaRadar photo enforcement speed cameras when enabled in the configuration menu. We’ve tested a number of different radar detectors with these very hard to detect forms of K-band radar with varying degrees of success.

So, when we received one of a handful or pre-release Uniden R7s, we were interested to see how well the Uniden R7 actually did when faced with one of these systems. We selected one particular location that is especially challenging on radar detectors that are claimed to detect MRCT & MRCD because not only are there two systems (each facing different directions) but they are straddled by two K-band speed signs.

Uniden R7 Review Preview: Uniden goes 360 with a dual antenna version of the R3

Uniden R7 radar detector side view

Uniden R7 Review Preview

Uniden’s new radar detector has arrows!

Updated: 5-21-19 by Veil Guy


Uniden R7 Radar Detector Side View

Uniden R7 Radar Detector is Uniden’s answer to the Escort Max 360 & Valentine 1

The Uniden R7 radar detector is Uniden’s answer to the Valentine One and Escort Max 360 and will soon be available to those looking for a sensitive gps-enabled dual antenna high performance radar detector with arrows.  Unlike the Uniden R3 and Uniden DFR9 radar detectors, at least for the moment, the GPS-enabled Uniden R7 will not be available in a non-gps variant.

Uniden DFR9 & Uniden DFR8 – First Look by VeilGuy

Uniden DFR9 & Uniden DFR8 Radar Detectors

FIRST LOOK: Uniden DFR9 & Uniden DFR8

Uniden easily puts two more home runs on the board

Published: 07-01-18, Veil Guy

Unless you have been living on Mars and haven’t had an Internet connection back to Earth you already know the Uniden has taken the radar detector industry by storm last year with the release of their top of the line models, the Uniden R3 and Uniden R1.  Both of these radar detectors have shaken up the industry in a big way and Uniden, all by themselves, have redefined what we all thought was achievable in radar detection performance and filtering.

Escort Max 360c FIRST LOOK

Escort Max 360c Escort Live! Alert via WIFI

Escort Max 360c First Drive & Initial Impressions

The Max 360c looks strong out of the gate

Published: 11/02/17: Veil Guy

Escort Max 360c Escort Live! Ka Alert via WIFI Connection

Escort Max 360c Introduction

It’s been only a couple of short days since I first wrote about Escort Max 360c radar detector, the first ever to incorporate WIFI.  But since that time, I have been able to accumulate some time behind the wheel with the new Max 360, enough so that I feel comfortable in sharing some of my early impressions, which have generally been quite favorable.

Escort Max 360c Review Preview: First Radar Detector with WIFI

Escort Max 360c Radar Detector Review Preview

Escort Max 360c Review Preview: First Radar Detector with WIFI

Escort comes up with the first cloud connected radar detector.

Published: 10/31/17: Veil Guy
Updated: 11/05/17

Escort Max 360c Radar Detector Review Preview

Introduction (the C means connected)

Escort is showing to have a habit of doing things, in time, that they say they are not going to do.

A recent example of that was the release of the new stealth radar detector the Escort Redline EX, a replacement to their outgoing Escort Redline. In the case of the EX, Escort maintained that producing an M3-based radar detector with the capabilities of GPS (like the Escort Max series of detectors) was not feasible and would be too large to be practical. Fast forward a couple of years and the engineering team did just that. The sheer size champ goes to the dual antenna Escort Max 360 radar detector, but up until now, it was the Escort Redline EX that took the weight crown.

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.

Escort Redline EX Review/Preview: The king is dead, long live the king!

Escort Redline EX

Escort Redline EX Review/Preview

The Escort Redline finally gets a significant makeover

Written: 01-22-2017 by Veil Guy
Updated: 7-22-2017

Escort Redline EX Prototypes (formerly Redline 2)

Fans of the Escort Redline have a new treat, the new Escort Redline EX (formerly called the Escort Redline 2)

For the last several years, the Escort brand has seen some pretty significant changes at the helm at the hands of its new owner.  As can be the case, things at times may seem “chaotic” or in flux, but eventually from “chaos” can come order.  With Escort–at least from an engineering stand-point–it appears that the brand remains under good stewardship with a continued focus on product innovation, even if those changes are not coming as forthright as some of us would prefer.

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