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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.

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.

Beltronics GT-7 Review/Preview: Finally Beltronics Get's Some Love & Attention

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Beltronics GT-7 Review/Preview:

Finally Beltronics Get’s Some Much Needed Love & Attention

By Veil Guy — Updated: November 15, 2015

Beltronics GT-7 Review

Those of you who have been following me know that over the years I’ve been a big fan of Beltronics.  Some may also know that I’ve been disappointed that Beltronics hasn’t offered any substantive new products for quite some time.  With the introduction of the Beltronics GT-7 radar detector, this is set to change.  Even better, expect additional product announcements from them in the near future.  It appears that Beltronics is finally getting a much needed “dusting off.”

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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