Aug 16

ALP TX Sensors: New Tool to Defeat the DragonEye Lidar Guns

AntiLaser has just introduced a brand new laser jammer head for the ALP called the TX sensor specifically designed to offer two new capabilities:

  • Improved DragonEye jamming performance.
  • Ability to run 3 heads in the rear, for 6 heads total.
  • Bonus: If you drive a car like a BMW with vertical grill slats, you can mount the normal ALP heads vertically.

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Aug 14

Uniden R1 / R3 Teardown: Under the Hood

Let’s take a look under the hood of the Uniden R1. I popped mine open recently (as you guys know, it’s the same thing as the R3, just without the GPS chip) and we’ve been having a discussion on RDF about the internals here. Anyway, let’s take a look at a few photos of what you’ll find inside the new Unidens.

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Aug 13

Uniden R3 vs. Escort Redline EX: Comparison and Review

If you’re looking for a high end, high performance radar detector with good filtering and GPS functionality, two of your top picks are the Uniden R3 ($399) and Escort Redline EX ($599). Both detectors are great choices and each one offers features and benefits the other does not. The R3 even offers better performance than the Redline EX and costs $200 less, but the Redline EX offers more convenience and several other helpful features that you may want or need that would justify its higher price tag. Which one should you pick? Let’s take a closer look at both detectors.

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Aug 09

How to Set Up & Configure the Escort Redline EX

Would you like to program your Redline EX for maximum performance while also cutting down on the false alerts? Let’s take a look at the different settings and options available with the new Escort Redline EX. You can take a look at everything in the Redline EX Quick Reference Guide. Here let’s go ahead the different settings in more detail to both explain and show you what they do.

Now you can adjust these options either through your detector (press and hold the “Mark” and “Sens” buttons to get into the menu) or you can simply use the Escort Live app which is much easier. The order of the menu options is different between the detector and the app, some options are only available through the app, and some options are only available in the detector. (I’ll point out the differences when applicable.) We’ll run through the order of the options as they show up in the app.

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Aug 07

Radar Detector Testing: Uniden R3 1.30, Redline EX, Radenso RC, Stinger VIP, Max360, and more…

This weekend I met up with @meismyname to test out some of the newest RD’s and firmware updates, specifically including the Uniden R3 fw 1.30, Redline EX, and Radenso RC. I ran them against most all of the other top contenders as well, both windshield mounts and remotes. Let’s see how they did.

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Aug 04

Escort Redline EX Teardown: Under the Hood

Let’s open up the new Redline EX and take a look at what’s going on under the hood. 🙂

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Aug 02

Escort Redline EX Review

The brand new Escort Redline EX is the detector that enthusiasts have been asking Escort for for years, and here it is! A Redline with improved BSM filtering and GPS? Add in Bluetooth to boot? Sounds great! It took Escort more time than we hoped to come out with such a detector and since then some stiff competition has come out in the form of the Uniden R3 ($399) and the Radenso Pro SE ($499), but how does the Redline EX ($599) compare, especially given that it offers some excellent features that the competition doesn’t?

Well my Redline EX arrived just a few days ago and I, along with many other enthusiasts, have been feverishly testing our copies to learn all about it. How is it looking? Is it all it’s cracked up to be? Does it set itself apart from the competition? Let’s see how the Redline EX stands, what it has to offer, and if it deserves the title of “Best Radar Detector.”

Note: This is an early review since the detector has only been out a few days at the time of posting (Aug 8th) and I’ll be updating it with more information as it comes out. 🙂

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Jul 22

Best Radar Detectors, July 2017 (Windshield Mounts)

Are you wondering what the best radar detector is? Let’s take a look at what the very best windshield mounted radar detectors available today are. There’s a lot of great detectors available, but which one will ultimately do the best job of helping you avoid a speeding ticket? Let’s look at my Top 3 Radar Detectors which would be the top picks for the majority of drivers, as well as several honorable mentions that are worth looking at too and, depending on your specific needs and where you drive, may actually be a better choice.

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Jul 04

Whistler CR85, CR88, CR90, & CR93 Review

Whistler’s detectors haven’t been particularly popular among enthusiasts these days yet many people have had good experiences with them and have been saved many times thanks to them. Whistler makes some very affordable radar detectors plus. Even their top of the line detectors are very inexpensive. (The CR93 is currently just $166, for example.) The thing is though, there’s other inexpensive detectors now available that offer significantly more performance for similar money (the DFR5 and DFR6 come to mind), but rather than just pointing people to another detector whenever they ask about Whistlers and leaving it at that, let’s take a closer look at Whistler’s top of the line radar detectors and see what they offer.

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Jul 03

Uniden DFR6 & DFR7 Review

At around $269 (available on Amazon or through BRD), the Uniden DFR7 is one of the best bang for the buck radar detectors you can get. Against the radar frequency used most around the US (Ka band, 34.7), it offers performance comparable to detectors that cost $100-200 more, it has some of the best blind spot filtering available at any price, plus it offers all the important GPS features you need to make this a well-rounded radar detector suitable for both highway and city driving.

At this point, whenever someone is looking for a good and relatively inexpensive radar detector for both highway and city driving, the DFR7 is the first one I point them towards. There’s times when another detector would be a better choice (no detector is right for everyone) and I’ll point out a few examples of when this may be the case, but as an inexpensive yet still good all-around detector, this is a top pick.

Additionally, for people who want a more basic and/or even less expensive detector, the GPS-less version of the DFR7, called the DFR6, is available for around $179 (available on Amazon or through BRD) and it’s the most inexpensive radar detector that I’d recommend. It offers identical performance and BSM filtering capabilities, just without the extra benefits of GPS (which I explain a bit about below).

Both the DFR6 and DFR7 are top picks for radar detectors and I’m going to focus primarily on the DFR7, especially since much of this applies to the DFR6 as well, but let’s go ahead and take a closer look at both.

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