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Uniden R4 Review: Best Single Antenna Radar Detector

Uniden R4 Review

Uniden R4 Review

A supercharged Uniden R3 with some impressive new capabilities

The Uniden R4 is one of the best radar detectors currently available and is now an even better value given a recent price deduction of $70, to $379.

See why we regard this single-antenna radar detector as being the best at any price with this Uniden R4 Review.


Updated: 3/25/2024, by Veil Guy

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: the top radar detectors in 2020

Best Radar Detector 2019

Best radar detector review: what are the best radar detectors in 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 Reviews of 2020
Updated: 03-25-2024  by Veil Guy

For the latest information and rankings, read our updated radar detector review.

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.

Cobra DualPro 360 Review – The Cobra Dual Pro 360 is the Best Detector for the Money, Period

Cobra DualPro 360, Dual Pro 360

Cobra DualPro 360 Review

Our testing and review leads us to believe that the Cobra DualPro 360 is simply the best on the market, for the money

Review Introduction

We first saw the Cobra DualPro 360 when we had visited Cobra’s parent company at their Chicago office.  We visited them to hear about and discuss their up-and-coming products at the time, the Cobra Dual Pro 360 and the Cobra Road Scout.  The Cobra team also laid out their strategy for 2019.

At the time we felt the challenge for Cobra was going to be overcoming image of the Cobra brand among the radar detector enthusiast community, whose perception is that Cobra radar detectors are not top-tier.  Historically, that may have been the case, but no longer and it’s certainly not the case with these two new Cobra detectors.  Indeed, we had noted that Cobra did start producing an upscale detector, their first DSP model, the Cobra DSP-9200BT, some three years ago and that it did offer good performance.

Cobra Road Scout Review – Cobra’s Novel Radar Detector & Integrated Dash Cam is a Winner

Cobra Road Scout

Cobra Road Scout Review

The Cobra Road Scout leads me to ask, why don’t all radar detectors have an integrated dash cam?

Review Introduction

We first saw the new Cobra Road Scout at Cobra’s headquarters in Chicago, seven months ago.  When Cobra’s executives described their new design, we were skeptical at first.  But when the Cobra team actually showed us the Cobra Road Scout in person, we had a change of heart not only by the concept, but by the Cobra Road Scout’s novel design.

You see, the Cobra Road Scout is the first device of its kind–a combination dash cam and radar detector, all-in-one.

Uniden R7 Review – Uniden’s First Directional Radar Detector

Uniden R7 Review

Uniden R7 Review: Veil Guy Reviews Uniden’s Best Radar Detector

The Uniden R7 directional radar detector offers extreme performance and is a fabulously executed follow-on to the venerable Uniden R3, single antenna radar detector.
 

Veil Guy’s Uniden R7 Review

Review Updated: 3/25/2024 by Veil Guy

Update: Read about the Uniden R7’s successor, the 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, Updated: 07-16-23 by  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: 3-25-24 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.

Best radar detector reviews 2019: Top-ranked radar detectors

Best Radar Detector 2019

Best radar detector reviews 2019 of the best radar detectors ranked by VeilGuy

Best radar detector reviews of the best radar detectors for 2019 from Escort, Radenso, Uniden, Valentine, and Whistler.

Best Radar Detectors of 2019
 

For the latest information and rankings, read our updated radar detector review.

Radar detectors continue facing more difficult challenges on the road in 2019. The best radar detector used to be considered to be one that was the most sensitive and alerted to police radar from the farthest distance but this hasn’t been the case for some time now.  The best radar detectors today offer plenty of radar detection and alerting range and selecting one solely on the basis of range and sensitivity to police radar is not something that I would recommend as there are other aspects of performance that matter equally much of which will be mentioned below.

Whistler CR97 Review: The CR97 Does Something No Other Detector Can

Whistler CR97

Whistler CR-97 Review

The Whistler CR97 does something cool that you won’t find with any other radar detector.

The Whistler CR97 now has a successor that posses extreme performance.  Read about this fabulous new detector in our Whistler Titan Review.

Whistler CR97 Review

Updated: 03-24-2024, Veil Guy

Introduction to the Whistler CR97

We have been anticipating the new Whistler CR97 for some time and after driving with this new radar detector for more than 12,000 miles–more than any other detector prior to its public release–it was certainly worth that wait.

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

Updated: 03-25-24 by 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.

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