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Best radar detector reviews 2020/2021: what are the top radar detectors?
What is the best radar detector 2020/2021?
Best Radar Detector Reviews 2020/2021 Introduction
Despite COVID-19 and the subsequent lock-down of our economy, the radar detector manufacturers continue to continue to crank out, ever better radar detectors. Just in the first six months, drivers have been presented with two new appetizing radar detectors.
The first out of the chute for 2020, is the brand-new completely redesigned Valentine 1 radar detector, now called the V1 Gen 2 (for generation two).
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.
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.
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.
Beltronics GT-7 Review
Beltronics nails this one, right out of the gate.
By Veil Guy — Updated: November 15, 2015
Beltronics GT-7 Review
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.
Published: October 17, 2015
EXCLUSIVE: Escort Max 360 Radar Detector First Look
We had a special guest from Escort recently visit us to give our subscribers a first hand account of the revolutionary, fully directional, dual-antenna, GPS-enabled Escort Max 360 radar detector.
After this introduction, we set out to find a complex operating speed trap to see if the new Escort Max 360 had the chops to deal with it and, I’m pleased to say, we weren’t disappointed.