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Escort Max 360c Review Preview: First Radar Detector with WIFI

Escort Max 360c Radar Detector Review Preview

Escort Max 360c Review: First Radar Detector with WIFI

The Escort Max 360c is Escort’s first cloud connected radar detector.

 

Escort Max 360c Radar Detector Review

Updated: 03-25-24 by Veil Guy

Introduction (the C means connected)

Escort is showing to have a habit of doing things, in time, that they say they are not going to do.

A recent example of that was the release of the new stealth radar detector the Escort Redline EX, a replacement to their outgoing Escort Redline. In the case of the EX, Escort maintained that producing an M3-based radar detector with the capabilities of GPS (like the Escort Max series of detectors) was not feasible and would be too large to be practical. Fast forward a couple of years and the engineering team did just that. The sheer size champ goes to the dual antenna Escort Max 360 radar detector, but up until now, it was the Escort Redline EX that took the weight crown.

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.

Uniden R3 Review: VeilGuy reviews these awesome radar detectors

Uniden R3 Review

The Uniden R3 radar detector redefines what’s possible.  See why in our Uniden R3 review.

Since the initial publication of this review, the non-GPS version of the Uniden R3, the Uniden R1, has been discontinued so references to the Uniden R1, in this review, have been kept for historical purposes.

Also the Uniden R3, while still available and a very popular seller has been superceded by the newer and more capable Uniden R4.

Escort Redline EX Review/Preview: The king is dead, long live the king!

Escort Redline EX

Escort Redline EX Review/Preview

The Escort Redline finally gets a significant makeover

Written: 01-22-2017 by Veil Guy
Updated: 3-25-2024

Escort Redline EX Prototypes (formerly Redline 2)

Fans of the Escort Redline have a new treat, the new Escort Redline EX (formerly called the Escort Redline 2)

For the last several years, the Escort brand has seen some pretty significant changes at the helm at the hands of its new owner.  As can be the case, things at times may seem “chaotic” or in flux, but eventually from “chaos” can come order.  With Escort–at least from an engineering stand-point–it appears that the brand remains under good stewardship with a continued focus on product innovation, even if those changes are not coming as forthright as some of us would prefer.

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

Updated: 3-25-24

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 Uniden R3 & Uniden 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 R3 & Uniden R1 Radar Detectors

Uniden R1 & Uniden R3 Review/Preview:

The Uniden R3, a radar detector with greatness in the making.
 

Updated: 03-25-2025, by Veil Guy

Introduction to the Uniden R3 & Uniden 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.

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.

Best Radar Detector Reviews: Top rated-radar detectors of 2016

Top Rated Best Radar Detectors to Avoid Speeding Tickets

Top-Rated Best Radar Detectors to Avoid Speeding Tickets in 2016

Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016: The Top-Rated Radar Detectors

What are the best radar detectors on the market today for avoiding speeding tickets?

Updated: 03-21-2024 by Veil Guy

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

Best Radar Detector Reviews 2016 Introduction

To save you time, I’m providing a summary overview of each of the radar detectors that I am including in my list along with the pros and cons of each radar detector.

For those of you interested in reading a more in-depth review of each radar detector, I have provided links to those reviews as well. Like our best radar detector review 2016, this list does not include radar detectors that are no longer being manufactured or being being phased out in the near future.

Radenso Pro SE Review – Small in Size, Big in Performance

Whistler CR93 Review & Whistler CR88 Review

Radenso Pro SE Review

Radenseo Pro SE Review: Veil Guy Reviews the Radenso Pro SE Radar Detector

Is the Radenso Pro SE really the most sensitive windshield-mount radar detector yet?

Published: 10-21-16 By Veil Guy

Introduction

It’s been nearly forty years since I have been driving with radar detectors and for the most of this time there have only been a handful of viable players in the U.S. and you’ve probably heard of all them.  These manufacturers are Beltronics, Cobra, Escort, Valentine Research, and Whistler.

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