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Best radar detector review: what are the top radar detectors of 2020?
Radar detector reviews of the best radar detectors available on the market in 2020 from Cobra, Escort, Radenso, Uniden, Valentine, and Whistler.
Best Radar Detector Review Introduction
Radar detectors have evolved more in the last several years than they did for the last several decades. For much of this time there were effectively only two means of measured traffic enforcement in use, police radar and police laser. In terms of police radar, there have been three radar bands to measure speed: X-band, K-band, Ka-band. With police laser, it’s been infrared light at a wavelength of 904nm. Since these remained the primary methods of measuring speed, radar detectors didn’t need much changing or updating.
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 ZR5 & ShifterMax Review Preview
Escort takes on VPR police lasers with their new shifter system
Published: 10/16/17, Veil Guy
Introduction to the Escort ZR5 & Escort ShifterMax Add-on Pack
For a number of years, the preferred laser jammer of many enthusiasts has been the ALP system, which has been regarded as the most effective against the Dragon Eye Variable Pulse Rate (VPR) lasers, being able to thwart the most versions of the DE guns. While their circulation is quite limited relative to the more established lidar gun manufacturers, such as Kustom, LTI, Stalker, the potential benefits of this advanced capability has put the ALP on top for many.
Escort Redline EX Review/Preview
The Escort Redline finally gets a significant makeover
Written: 01-22-2017 by Veil Guy
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.
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.
Escort Max Ci 360 & Max Ci Review/Preview: Custom Installed Radar Detectors
The Escort Passport 9500ci grows up and in a big way
Published: 01-03-2017 by Veil Guy
Escort Max Ci 360 Custom Installed Radar Detector Review/Preview
Say hello to Escort’s new top dogs.
After literally years of asking by the radar detector enthusiast community, Escort is finally updating the Escort Passport 9500ci remote installed radar detector platform with what will be their new halo products called the Escort Max Ci 360 and Escort Max Ci. You know the old adage, a rolling stone gathers no moss and that expression is most apt for Escort Radar and its parent company Cedar Electronics.
Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016: The Top-Rated Radar Detectors
What are the best radar detectors on the market today for avoiding speeding tickets?
Updated: 12-31-2016 by Veil Guy
Read our updated radar detector review of the best radar detectors of 2017.
Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016 Introduction
To save you time, I’m providing a summary overview of each of the radar detectors that I am including in my list along with the pros and cons of each radar detector.
For those of you interested in reading a more in-depth review of each radar detector, I have provided links to those reviews as well. Like our best radar detector review 2016, this list does not include radar detectors that are no longer being manufactured or being being phased out in the near future.
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 iX Review/Preview
Meet the new boss, not the same as the old boss
By Veil Guy — Updated: August 6th, 2016
Escort iX Review/Preview
UPDATE: Read the in-depth Escort iX review.
Escort introduces the new Escort iX
It’s hard to believe that’s it’s been eight years since the Passport 9500ix first announced, but looking back at one of my earlier posts, it is indeed nearly eight years to the day. Man, does time fly!
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.