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 2021

Escort Redline 360cEscort Redline 360c: Best All-Around Radar Detector ($749) 5 Stars

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

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Valentine 1 Gen2Valentine 1 Gen2: Arrows, Situational Awareness w/ Fantastic Apps ($499) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Radenso Pro MRadenso Pro M: Compact, Stealth, & Best MRCD Detection ($449) 5 Stars

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Best Affordable Radar Detectors

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R3Uniden R3: Best Performing Radar Detector Under $300 ($269) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7Uniden DFR7: Best Radar Detector Under $200 ($199) 4 Stars

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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

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Best Custom Installed Radar Detector: Radenso RC MBest Quiet & Future-Proof Radar Detector: Radenso RC M ($1,849)5 Stars

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

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Best Laser Jammers of 2021

Best Laser Jammer: AntiLaser PriorityBest Laser Jammer: AntiLaser Priority ($839 Dual, $1,339 Quad)5 Stars

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TMG A15 laser jammerBudget Jammer: TMG Alpha-15 ($679 Dual, $879 Quad)4 Stars

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

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Adaptiv TPX motorcycle laser jammerMotorcycle Jammer: Adaptiv TPX ($495 Dual, $675 Triple)4 Stars

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Recommended Apps:

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

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WazeReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)


Escort Live

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


Recommended Radar Detector Accessories:

BlendmountRear View Mirror Mount: BlendMount ($99 before discounts)

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Radar detector hardwire cableHardwire Cable ($10-30)

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Best Dash Cameras of 2021:

Best Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3Best Affordable Front Only Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3 ($119)

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

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

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

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

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Amazon Prime Day 2021

Amazon Prime Day Deals 2021

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Cobra SC 200D dashcam

Cobra SC 200D Dashcam Review

Cobra and Escort radar detectors have the ability to share police spotted alerts with one another in realtime. Cobra now offers a lineup of cloud-based dashcams like the Cobra SC 200D ($199) that can also tap into that network, providing realtime police spotted alerts and help drivers stay protected. I’ve spent the past few weeks …

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ALP Releases Upgraded TX Black Sensors

The AntiLaser Priority now has upgraded new TX sensors called the TX Black sensors. They feature improved hardware for better overall protection and are the successors to the previous gen blue/green TX sensors.

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Cobra DualPro 360 radar detector

Memorial Day Deals 2021

For Memorial Day weekend, we’ve got some nice discounts on different radar detectors & dashcams. Discounts expire after Monday.

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Uniden R7 firmware 1.37

Uniden R7 Firmware 1.37: Improved Arrows, Autolockouts, & More

Uniden had released firmware 1.37 for the Uniden R7. (Purchase your R7 here.) This update includes improvements to the autolockouts, arrows, and MRCD detection, plus it adds some new features and menu options.

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Cobra Road Scout

Cobra Road Scout Review

The Cobra Road Scout ($449) is an integrated radar detector & dashcam combo. Beneath its funky design, you’ve got a mid-tier radar detector and a 1080p dashcam, plus GPS, Bluetooth, WiFi, and cloud connectivity. Personally I love the idea of having both a radar detector and dashcam in your vehicle and an all-in-one like this …

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Alfa Romeo Guilia Front ALP Placement

Alfa Romeo Countermeasures for the PNW

Hey everyone from the Northwest Alfa Romeo Club. Thanks for joining me for our May 11th live chat. This companion article goes with our conversation about using radar detectors, laser jammers, and dashcams in your Alfa Romeo and driving in the Pacific Northwest.

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Valentine One Gen2

V1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1025: Reduced False Alerts

Valentine just released a small update to the Valentine 1 Gen2, firmware 4.1025. This May 2021 update introduces one small fix: “Enhanced suppression of false alerts when in close proximity to traffic radar.”

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Redline 360c

Escort Redline 360c Firmware 1.8

Escort has now released firmware 1.8 for the Escort Redline 360c (purchase the RL360c here). This is a relatively minor update and is available over WiFi or via Detector Tools. Escort has posted a changelog so let’s talk about the improvements with this latest update.

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Redline 360c fw 1.7

Escort Redline 360c Firmware 1.7

Escort has just released firmware 1.7 for the Redline 360c (purchase here). This is a minor update with just a few small bug fixes.

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