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Best Radar Detector Reviews 2020/2021

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Best Radar Detector 2020/2021 Reviews, Ranked by Veil
Updated: 10-16-2020 by Veil Guy

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 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 ZR5 Laser Jammer Review/Preview

Escort ZR5 Controller

Escort ShifterMax Sensors

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: Radenso’s New Entry-level Radar Detector

Radenso SP

Radenso SP Review/Preview

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 Review/Preview: Remote Radar Detectors Deliver Serious Capabilities

Escort Max Ci 360 Radar Detector

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

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 iX Review/Preview: Escort releases a worthy successor to the Passport 9500ix

Escort iX Radar Detector

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

escort max 360 review

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 Produces a Brilliant Radar Detector

beltronics gt-7 review

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.

EXCLUSIVE: Escort Max 360 Radar Detector First Look

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.