Category Archives: Uniden

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.

Best radar detector reviews 2022 with concise rankings.

Best Radar Detectors of 2022

Best radar detector reviews 2022

What are the best radar detectors for beating speeding tickets?

Updated: 6-3-2022 by Veil Guy

Best Radar Detectors of 2022 Ranked

  • Overall Best Radar Detector
    Uniden R8 – $699
  • 2nd Best
    Uniden R4 – $449
  • 3rd Best
    Escort MAXcam 360c – $849
  • 4th Best
    Uniden R7 – $479
  • 5th Best
    Escort Redline 360c – $799
  • 6th Best
    Valentine 1 Gen2 – $499

  • 7th Best
    Escort Max 360c – $649
  • 8th Best
    Escort Max 3 – $399
  • 9th Best
    Cobra DualPro 360 – $449
  • 10th Best
    Uniden R3 – $299
  • 11th Best
    Radenso XP – $189
  • 12th Best
    Escort iXc – $449
  • 13th Best
    Radenso Pro M – $449
  • 14th Best
    Whistler CR97 – $189
  • 15th Best
    Escort X80 – $299
  • 16th Best
    Adaptiv TPX Pro – $399

Best Radar Detector Reviews of 2022

Despite COVID-19 and the subsequent lock-down of our economy, the best radar detector manufacturers continue to crank out, ever better radar detectors.  Just in the first six months, drivers have been presented with new appetizing radar detectors.

As this pandemic rolls into 2022, I suspect many people will opt to travel by car than airplane and after a long lull, police appear to be issuing tickets to speeders with greater frequency, perhaps to make up for short-falls in municipal budgets over the last several years.

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.

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.

Uniden R3 & R1 Radar Detectors: Why you need to be driving with one of these extreme performance detectors

Best Radar Detector
Uniden R3 & R1 Radar Detectors

Uniden R3 & R1 Radar Detectors: Why you should own one of these detectors

 Uniden vs 34.7 Ka-band

Brief Introduction

I’ve been driving with both the Uniden R3 & Uniden R1 radar detectors in preparation for my formal review and have some very telling police radar encounters.  Particularly noteworthy was several encounters with a couple of Pennsylvania state troopers who ran very low-powered K-band radar at night.

What makes the R3 & R1 especially good in these scenarios:

  • Both the R3 & R1 deliver extreme sensitivity (best we have ever experienced)
  • Quick to detect instant-on police radar
  • Quick to alert to instant-on police radar with minimal processing overhead
  • Very good signal ramp up and decay with excellent latch times
  • Very quick radar band signal differentiation
  • Very good filtering algorithms ensure most alerts are to genuine police radar

These real-world experiences were very telling of the incredible performance that both the R1 & R3 offer, so much so, that I felt it was appropriate to feature them in a new video tutorial highlighting the true value in driving with an ultra-high performance radar detector and how to properly use one when confronted with some very difficult to detect radar encounters.

Uniden R3 & Uniden R1 Review/Preview by VeilGuy

Uniden R Series of Radar Detectors
Uniden R1 & Uniden R3

Uniden Radar Detectors

Uniden R1 & Uniden R3 Review/Preview: Game-changing new radar detectors

Radar Detection Greatness in the Making?

Updated: 07-17-2018, by Veil Guy

Introduction to the Uniden R3 & R1 Radar Detectors

For those of us who have been using radar detectors since the late 70s, the name Uniden may ring a bell and you may be asking yourself, “didn’t they used to make radar detectors”?  But perhaps you may not be aware that Uniden has been producing capable windshield-mount models over the course of the last several years, under the proverbial radar.

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