Best Radar Detectors: Reviews, Tests, & Guides

Get the Best Police Radar Detector: Do you want the best radar detector? Check out my complete guide to The Best Radar Detectors.

Set Up Your Radar Detector: Once you’ve purchased a radar detector and you’re ready to configure it for optimal performance, program it using my Radar Detector Tutorials.

Get the Best Laser Jammer: Police regularly use laser as well and so you will need a good laser jammer to complement your radar detector. Read my comparison review of The Best Laser Jammers.

My Personal Countermeasure Setup: Here’s what equipment I depend on to protect me from speeding tickets:

Vortex Radar's Countermeasures

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

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

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

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

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 ($189) 4 Stars

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

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

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)

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

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 Pro ($89)

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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 camFront & Rear Dashcams for both Driving & Parking: Blackvue DR750S-2CH ($379)

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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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Purchase a Uniden R7 with accessories

Where to Buy the Uniden R7

Now that the Uniden R7 has started shipping (and since some places are already sold out and on backorder), let’s take a look at the best places to buy it. These places are authorized resellers to make sure you get a warranty, have great customer service, offer quick shipping, and are good stores to purchase …

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Uniden R7

How to Set Up and Configure your Uniden R7 Radar Detector

Let’s take a look at how to use your new Uniden R7, what all the buttons and menu options do, and how to configure your R7 for optimal performance and minimal false alerts. Purchase a Uniden R7 here. This guide is current as of firmware 1.22. You can download the latest firmware here. Uniden continues …

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Max Ci 360 showing Shift4 AutoJTK option

Escort Adds AutoJTK Support to their Laser Shifters

Escort is now finally adding AutoJTK support to their laser shifters. As of this week, the custom installed Max Ci and iX Ci have new firmware updates that add the ability for the connected laser shifters to automatically disarm after 4, 6, 8, or 10 sec of you being shot with police laser. Similar updates …

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Radar detectors to test and radar guns

Uniden R7 Long Range Testing vs. R3, Max360c, Pro M, V1, and more

It’s time to test out the new Uniden R7! The Uniden R3 has established itself as the best performing windshield mount radar detector on the market. The updated R7 not only adds arrows and several other new features, but its performance should be able to meet or exceed that of even the R3. To test …

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hiddencam R7 test results

Uniden R7 Long Range Test Results

This weekend, the beta testers have been hard at work putting their new Uniden R7‘s through its paces and seeing if we can continue to expect the same top notch performance we saw with the R1 and the R3. Thanks to the group, we now have a bunch of hard data and test results to …

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Uniden DFR9

Uniden DFR9 Drops to $249

The Uniden DFR9 is dropping in price to $249. (Use the coupon code “SPEED“)

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Uniden R7

Uniden R7 Pre-orders Now Available

The Uniden R7 is now available for pre-order! The Uniden R7 is based on the R3 with the same level of performance, filtering, and features, except it now adds arrows, auto-lockouts, and more. The R7 has the makings of being the ultimate high performance radar detector. When the R3 launched, it was an instant hit. …

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My Audi Q5 Radar Detector Test Vehicle

Now that I’ve uninstalled everything from my Miata, I traded it in for my next radar detector, laser jammer, and dashcam test vehicle: a 2018 Audi Q5. This SUV is wonderful. The grill is just about ideal for installing a variety of different CM’s. Plus it’s wonderful to drive and I love spending time behind …

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