Best Radar Detectors: Reviews, Tests, & Guides

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Best Radar Detectors of 2019

Uniden R7Uniden R7: Best Performing Windshield Radar Detector, Arrows ($599) 5 Stars

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Escort Max 360c radar detector Escort Max 360c: Easiest to Use, Arrows, All the Bells & Whistles ($649) 5 Stars

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Radenso Pro MRadenso Pro M: Best False Alert Filtering & MRCD Detection ($449) 5 Stars

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Best Alternative Radar Detectors

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R3Uniden R3: Best Performing Radar Detector Under $400 ($399) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7Uniden DFR7: Best Radar Detector Under $200 ($169) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detectors: Valentine OneValentine One: For Tech Savvy Tinkerers ($449) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden R1Uniden R1: Best Highway/Rural Detector ($299) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detectors: Custom Installed Remotes

Best Radar Detector: Escort Max Ci 360 Radar Detector and Laser Jammer

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

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

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Best Radar Detector: Net Radar DSPAffordable Remote Radar Detector: Net Radar DSP for the ALP ($649)

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Best Laser Jammers of 2019

Best Laser Jammer: AntiLaser PriorityBest Laser Jammer Available: AntiLaser Priority (Starting at $749 Dual, $1,249 Quad)

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Escort ZW5 Wireless Laser ShiftersEasiest to Install: Escort ZW5 ($849 Dual)

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Recommended Apps:

WazeReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)

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Escort Live

Real-time alert sharing with Escort radar detectors: Escort Live (Free)

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Recommended Radar Detector Accessories:

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

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Hardwire CableHardwire Cable ($10-30)

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Best Dashcams of 2019:

Best Dashcam: Viofo A119 ProBest Basic Budget Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3 ($119)

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Viofo A129Best Basic Two Channel (Front & Rear) Dashcam: Viofo A129 Duo ($169)

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Best Dashcam: Blackvue DR750S-2CH Dash camBest High End Dashcam for Driving and Parking: Blackvue DR900S-2CH ($479)

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K Block Now Available for the Uniden R1 and R3, Firmware 1.50

Firmware 1.50 was just released for the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3. This brings a few small, but helpful changes.

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Uniden R7 and Escort Max 360c alerting to Ka 34.7 ahead

Uniden R7 vs. Escort Max 360c: Comparison Review

Two of the best radar detectors of 2019 are the Uniden R7 ($599) and Escort Max 360c ($649). You guys ask all the time which one is better. Both are feature-packed high end windshield mount radar detectors. Both have directional arrows, good false alert filtering, and useful GPS features. However, each detector offers some unique …

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Radenso RC M radar detector

Radenso RC M Radar Detector Review

Radenso RC M Overview The Radenso RC M ($1,849) is a high end custom installed radar detector. It offers long range performance, best in class BSM filtering, the best MRCD/CT detection capabilities, arrows, GPS lockouts, plus AntiLaser Priority integration. It’s one of the very best custom installed radar detectors available on the market. It’s also …

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Amazon Prime Day

Amazon Prime Day 2019 Deals on Radar Detectors and Dash Cameras

Amazon Prime Day 2019 is here. It lasts for just two days and there’s a bunch of great deals on countermeasures. Here I am continually tracking all the best deals on radar detectors and dash cameras during Prime Day. You do need to be a Prime member so sign up for a free trial of …

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Thinkware Q800 Pro 2CH Dashcam

50K YouTube Subscriber Giveaway: Thinkware Q800 Pro Dashcam

I’m about to hit 50,000 subscribers on YouTube and so to celebrate, I’m giving away another copy of Thinkware’s flagship dashcam, the Q800 Pro, to one of my YouTube subscribers. Vortex’s 50K YouTube Subscribers, Thinkware Q800 Pro Dash Camera Giveaway (If the you’re on a mobile device and the giveaway isn’t loading for you above, …

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K40 Defuser Optix head

K40 Defuser Optix Laser Jammer Review

K40 Defuser Optix Overview The K40 Defuser Optix ($899 for duals) is K40’s top of the line laser jammer. It’s smaller and more effective than their previous bulky K40 G5’s. The Defuser Optix is designed to integrate with the RL200di and RL360di radar detectors. (Read my RL360di review.) K40 also claims that the Defuser Optix …

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K40 RL360di radar detector

K40 RL360di Radar Detector Review

K40’s latest and greatest radar detector setup is the RL360di radar detector ($1,999 for front and rear antennas) and the RL200di ($1,499 for front antenna only). Traditionally radar detector enthusiasts stay away from K40 products since the performance tends to be subpar, despite the higher end price tag and K40’s performance and speeding ticket guarantees. …

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Uniden R7 long range test results

Uniden R7 Radar Detector Review

After Uniden released the Uniden R3, an excellent new detector that took the crown as being the best performing radar detector and blew away everything else on the market, they followed it up by giving the R3 arrows, adding a few more useful features, and the Uniden R7 was born. It’s time for a full …

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