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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

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

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

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

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Best Non-Arrow Radar Detectors

Uniden R4Uniden R4: Best Non-Arrow Radar Detector ($449)5 Stars

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Escort Max 3Escort Max 3: Best Radar Detector Under $400 ($399)5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden R3Uniden R3: Best Radar Detector Under $300 ($299) 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 ($2,099)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 2022

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

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Escort ZW5 wireless laser shifterEasiest to Install: Escort ZW5 ($999 Dual)4 Stars

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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)

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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”)

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Radar detector hardwire cableHardwire Cable ($10-30)

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Best Dash Cameras of 2022:

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

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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 Plus ($459)

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Escort Max 360c Mk II

Escort Max 360c MkII Announced

Escort has just announced the second generation Escort Max 360c MkII radar detector ($699). This is essentially an upgraded Max 360c featuring some welcome improvements including longer range, fewer false alerts, and 5 GHz WiFi.

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Adaptiv TPX Auto Jammer, Full system

Adaptiv TPX Automotive Laser Jammer Review

Adaptiv has released their new automotive TPX laser jamming system. It takes their motorcycle-specific laser jammer and makes some changes specifically for larger cars and trucks. It is a fairly simple jammer, feature-wise, but it seems to work pretty well and should be a contender for those looking to purchase a relatively affordable laser jamming …

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Whistler Titan Review

Whistler has just released the new Titan ($349). This is the first Whistler radar detector that can truly compete with the big dogs. Thanks to its all new DSP platform, it offers improved signal analysis giving us both longer range and fewer false alerts. The Titan is a long range detector like the Uniden R3, …

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Prime Day 2022

Prime Day 2022 Deals

Amazon Prime Day runs July 12-13 this year. We’ve got some nice deals on radar detectors and a bunch on dash cameras. During Prime Day, I’ll be continually updating this page as new deals pop up and old ones expire so be sure to continue checking back in then.

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Radenso DS1 fw 1.13

Radenso DS1 Firmware 1.13

Radenso has released firmware 1.13 for the DS1 which addresses an annoying K band muting issue, plus it adds a Bluetooth muting fix.

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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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