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If you’re brand new to radar detectors and are wondering which one to get, check out my complete¬†Radar Detector Buyer’s Guide.

For in depth information, check out my Radar Detector Reviews.

Once you’ve selected a detector and you want to set it up, check out my Tutorials.

You can also find more information about any particular detector by hovering your mouse over the different brands at the top and clicking on the detector in the drop-down menu.

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Radar Detectors:

Best Entry Level Detector: Uniden DFR6 ($179)

How to Configure, Purchase

Uniden DFR7 teeny thumbBest Bang for the Buck: Uniden DFR7 ($269) [Top Pick]

How to Configure, Purchase

Quiet Urban Detector: Radenso XP ($399)

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Ultimate High End Performance: Uniden R3 ($399) [Top Pick]

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Plug & Play, Automatic Detector: Escort Passport Max2 ($449)

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

V1 teeny thumbTech Savvy Tinkerers: V1 / YaV1 ($449)

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Max360 teeny thumbPlug-and-Play, All the Bells & Whistles: Escort Max360 ($649) [Top Pick]

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Net Radar teeny thumbAll-around Remote Radar Detector: Net Radar for the ALP ($499) [Top Pick]

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Stinger VIP teeny thumbHigh End Remote Radar Detector: Stinger VIP ($2500)

Review, Purchase


Laser Jammers:

ALP 5 heads availableVery Best Available: AntiLaser Priority (Starting at $749)

Review, How to Configure, Purchase



Waze iconReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)



RD Accessories:

Blendmount teeny thumbRear View Mirror Mount: BlendMount ($99 before discounts)

Review, Purchase

Hardwire Cable teeny thumbHardwire Cable

How to Install, Different Cables for Purchase



G1W-CB teeny thumbMost Inexpensive, Good Quality Video: Black Box G1W-CB ($49)

Review, Purchase

Best Bang for the Buck: Viofo A119 ($79)


Front & Rear Dashcams for Driving and Parking: Blackvue DR650S-2CH ($399)

Review, Purchase

Remote version of the Uniden R1 & R3 coming as the new DSP Net Radar

So the cat has been let out of the bag. ūüôā For those of you guys who are loving the new high performance Uniden R1 and R3, Net Radar will be releasing a remote mount version of that same detector which will be able to plug into your AntiLaser Priority laser jammer system. It’ll be …

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Is Vortex Radar Biased or Sponsored by Radar Detector Manufacturers?

Occasionally, despite my focus on being an objective and unbiased tester, I’ll hear someone suggest that I must be paid or sponsored by manufacturers, I’m biased for one reason or another, or something along those lines. Honestly I find that fear totally understandable because that stuff happens among reviewers. As a matter of fact, those …

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How Many Bands Can a Cobra Detect?

One day some years ago, I was walking around the automotive section of Best Buy. (This was way back before I got into radar detectors.) I was checking out the different models they had on display, mostly different Cobra brand radar detectors, and wondering what the differences were between models. Some were more expensive. Some …

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How to Conduct Long Range Radar Detector Testing Properly

IMHO, testing radar detectors to see how they perform is a fantastic thing to do. You learn SO much, the results you share are incredibly beneficial to others, not to mention we need lots of different testers using different terrains, different test courses, and different detectors all working together to help us put together the …

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Uniden R3 vs. Escort Max360: Which Radar Detector Is Best?

The Uniden R3 and the Max360 are both fully featured top of the line radar detectors and lots of people have been asking which one is better and which one they should get. Honestly this has been a little tough to answer because while they have a lot of similarities, there’s also some important differences, …

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Where and How to Mount your Radar Detector for the Best Performance

Where should you mount your radar detector on your windshield and how does that impact your radar detector’s performance? Should you mount it high or low? Should you skip over using suction cups altogether and hang it under your rear view mirror? Does a tint strip or do those black dots at the top of …

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Radenso XP and SP

The Benefits of GPS in a Radar Detector

Many higher end radar detectors include a GPS chip in the detector. Some detectors even come in two separate models, one with GPS and another without. Some detectors lack a GPS chip built-in, but they offer Bluetooth capability so you can pair it with your phone, run an app, and use your phone’s GPS to …

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Escort Max Ci 360 vs. DragonEye Compact: Test Results

Escort has released their latest integrated remote mount radar detector and laser jammers, the Max Ci and Max Ci 360. They’re the successors to the 9500ci and offer all the same benefits with even better BSM filtering, the ability to add a rear radar detector antenna to give you arrows, and they come with new …

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