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Best Radar Detectors: Reviews, Tests, & Guides

Welcome to Vortex Radar where you’ll find the latest tests, comparisons, and reviews of all the best radar detectors and laser jammers.

Best Radar Detectors of 2022

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R8Uniden R8: My Personal Radar Detector of Choice ($699)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R7Uniden R7: Best Bang for the Buck with Arrows ($499) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Valentine 1 Gen2Valentine 1 Gen2: Arrows, Fantastic Apps ($499) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Escort Redline 360cEscort Redline 360c: Best Plug-and-Play Radar Detector ($799) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase (Unavailable due to parts shortages)

Best Affordable Radar Detectors

Radenso DS1: Best Radar Detector Under $400 ($399)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R3Uniden R3: Best Radar Detector Under $300 ($299) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Uniden DFR8 radar detectorUniden DFR8: Best Radar Detector Under $200 ($189) 4 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Custom Installed Radar Detectors

Best Custom Installed Radar Detector: Escort Max Ci 360

Feature-packed and Refined Remote Radar Detector: Escort Max Ci 360 ($2,399)5 Stars

Review, How to ConfigurePurchase

Best Custom Installed Radar Detector: Radenso RC MBest Quiet & Future-Proof Radar Detector: Radenso RC M ($2,099)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Custom Installed Radar Detector: Net Radar DSPAffordable Remote Radar Detector: Net Radar DSP for the ALP ($649)4 Stars

Review, How to ConfigurePurchase

Best Laser Jammers of 2022

Best Laser Jammer: AntiLaser PriorityBest Laser Jammer: AntiLaser Priority ($1009 Dual, $1639 Triple TX BT HiFi)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

TMG A15 laser jammerBudget Jammer: TMG Alpha-15 ($669 Dual, $889 Quad)4 Stars

Review, Purchase (Save $70 off Quads with coupon “VortexRadar”)

Escort ZW5 wireless laser shifterEasiest to Install: Escort ZW5 ($849 Dual)4 Stars

Review, Purchase

Adaptiv TPX motorcycle laser jammerMotorcycle Jammer: Adaptiv TPX ($599 Dual, $799 Triple)4 Stars

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Recommended Apps:

JBV1 for the V1Best Countermeasure App (optimized for the V1): JBV1 (Free)

Learn to Use JBV1, Download

WazeReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)

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Escort Live

Cloud-based alerting sharing with Escort radar detectors: Escort Live (Free)

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Recommended Radar Detector Accessories:

BlendmountRear View Mirror Mount: BlendMount ($99, save 10% with coupon “Vortex10”)

Review, Purchase

Radar detector hardwire cableHardwire Cable ($10-30)

How to Install, Purchase

Best Dash Cameras of 2022:

Best Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3Best Affordable Front Only Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3 ($109)

Review, Purchase

Viofo A129 Plus DuoBest Bang for the Buck Front/Rear Dashcam: Viofo A129 Plus Duo ($179)

Review, Purchase

Best Dashcam: Viofo A129 Pro DuoBest Bang for the Buck 4K Dashcam: Viofo A129 Pro Duo ($249)

Review, Purchase

Thinkware U1000Best Premium 4K Dashcam: Thinkware U1000 ($499)

Review, Purchase

Blackvue DR900X-2CHBest 4K Cloud Dashcam: Blackvue DR900X-2CH Plus ($459)

Review, Purchase

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Uniden R8, Escort Redline 360c, V1 Gen2 alerting to 34.7 ahead

Uniden R8 vs. Escort Redline 360c vs. Valentine 1 Gen2: Best High End Radar Detector of 2022?

What’s the best radar detector for 2022? The best three are the Uniden R8, Escort Redline 360c, & the Valentine 1 Gen2. They are the best performing radar detectors with good false alert filtering plus directional arrows to help locate the threats around you. I’m a fan of all three. These detectors also have some …

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TMG Triple

How To Have A Good Experience With the TMG Laser Jammer

The TMG Alpha-15 is a pretty capable laser jammer, and it’s been my go-to pick for an affordable jammer. There’s no such thing as a free lunch though and there’s reasons why it’s a cheaper jammer. While TMG does offer a 2 year warranty and @Jag42 does do a good job with customer support in …

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Escort MaxCam 360c

Escort MaxCam 360c firmware 1.7

Escort has just released firmware 1.7 for the MaxCam 360c which adds some new features, fixes several bugs, and improves compatibility with the Drive Smarter app. Read the official release notes here. Purchase a MaxCam 360c here.

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Grill with Stinger jammers installed

Testing the Best Laser Jammers of 2022

Which police laser jammer performs best? Recently I went back out with all the top options and a bunch of police lidar guns to see which jammers could jam the best. Laser Jammer Lineup: AntiLaser Priority Triple: 2 Regular Heads + 1 TX Black (fw 5.6.7 / 9.3) AntiLaser Priority Triple: 3 Regular Heads (fw …

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Uniden R4 and Radenso DS1, 34.7 alert

Uniden R4 vs. Radenso DS1

The Uniden R4 and Radenso DS1 are both excellent high performance radar detectors, two of the best non-arrow detectors you can buy. Both are evolutions of the wildly popular Uniden R3, building upon the same platform and adding longer range, better false alert filtering, and more useful features. Uniden and Radenso have both done different …

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Radenso DS1 fw 1.11

Radenso DS1 Firmware 1.11

Radenso has released firmware version 1.11 for the Radenso DS1. This update brings some adjustments to the K band muting, plus several bug fixes.

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Radenso DS1 Firmware 1.09

Radenso DS1 Firmware 1.09

The Radenso DS1 (purchase here) has been updated to firmware 1.09. This improves the GPS lockouts and K notch filters, plus it adds some new features and bug fixes.

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Uniden R8

How to Set Up and Configure your Uniden R8 Radar Detector

Let’s take a look at how to use your new Uniden R8, what all the buttons and menu options do, and how to configure your R8 for optimal performance and minimal false alerts. Purchase a Uniden R8 here. This guide is current as of firmware 1.24. You can download the latest firmware by using Uniden’s …

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Uniden R8 Long Range Testing

The Uniden R8 (purchase here) improves upon the performance of the already strong Uniden R7 by adding a new dual LNA design as well as an upgraded condenser lens in front of the horn. I’ve been really curious to see how much better the R8 performs and so I headed back to my usual red …

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Uniden R8, front Ka, rear K

Uniden R8 Review

The Uniden R8 is an impressive new radar detector. It’s been my daily driver since November and I’ve been enjoying it so much that even after finishing beta testing and creating this Uniden R8 review, I continue choosing the R8 as my go-to radar detector of choice. The Uniden R8 is now available for pre-order in …

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