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 2020

Escort Redline 360cEscort Redline 360c: Best All-Around Radar Detector ($749) 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: Uniden R7Uniden R7: Long Range, Arrows, Integrated GPS ($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 ($299) 5 Stars

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Uniden R1Uniden R1: 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 2020

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 2020:

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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Nextbase 622GW

Nextbase 622GW Dashcam Review

The Nextbase 622GW ($399) is a feature-packed 4K dashcam full of creative features like Emergency SOS to automatically call an ambulance for you in case of an accident, Alexa integration, digital image stabilization, optional modular rear cameras, and more. This gives the 622GW helpful features not available in traditional dashcams, but it also has a …

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Escort M1 dashcam

Escort M1 Dashcam Review

The Escort M1 dashcam is a 1080p dashcam designed to add on to your windshield mount Escort radar detector, letting you record everything ahead of you while you drive. Attach it to the side of your radar detector and now you have an integrated radar detector / dash camera combo that is easy to install, …

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Uniden R7 radar detector

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2020 Deals on Radar Detectors & Dash Cameras

This we’ve got some nice Black Friday & Cyber Monday discounts for different radar detectors and dash cameras. Here’s the complete list. I am regularly updating this post with new information throughout the day. 👍 New deals keep popping up and current ones will expire. Note: Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter the …

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Blackvue DR750-2CH LTE deal

Blackvue DR750-2CH LTE Dashcam Giveaway

Enter to win a Blackvue DR750-2CH LTE dashcam (valued at $419). One winner will be selected Dec 4, 2020. Check out all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals here! Enter the giveaway here: Win a BlackVue DR750-2CH LTE Dash Cam Watch my review of the DR750-2CH LTE:

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V1 Gen2 4.1021 Update Info

Valentine 1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1021

Valentine Research just released firmware 4.1021 for the Valentine 1 Gen2, bringing several important improvements to the V1. Warning: Be careful with this latest update. BSM falsing has gotten quite a bit worse with 4.1021 so I’d recommend holding off on this update for the time being.

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V1Gen2 and FCD all LEDs on

FullColorDefense V1 Gen2 Thin Concealed Display

FullColorDefense now has their thin V1 Gen2 concealed displays available for pre-order. Let’s take a closer look at the new thin concealed display (CD) and how it compares to the stock CD.

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Viofo A129 Duo, A129 Plus, A129 Pro Comparison Review

The Viofo A129 series dash cameras are my favorite bang for the buck dashcams, especially if you’re looking for front and rear dash cameras. They offer excellent video quality and lots of helpful features at an affordable price point. Viofo makes three different versions, the A129 Duo, A129 Plus, & A129 Pro. What are the …

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Uniden R3 fw 1.54

Uniden R1 / R3 Firmware 1.54

Uniden has released firmware 1.54 for both the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3. This is a minor update that gives you a little more customization for MRCD alerts. Long range performance, BSM filtering, and MRCD detection performance itself is unchanged compared to 1.53. Download 1.54 for the R3 here. Download 1.54 for the R1 here.

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Uniden R7 fw 1.33

Uniden R7 Firmware 1.33

Uniden has just released firmware 1.33 for the Uniden R7. This is a pretty big update with a lot of changes to K band, including improved BSM filtering, additional false alert filtering, MRCD improvements, and an improved menu structure. Auto-lockouts are still in development and are not included in this update, but they should be …

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Prime Day 2020

Amazon Prime Day Deals 2020: Radar Detectors & Dashcams

Amazon Prime Day 2020 is here! This year we’ve got a BUNCH of discounts on both radar detectors and dash cameras. Prime Day runs Oct 13-14 this year. I will keep this page updated as new deals show up for Prime Day, both from Amazon and from other sites that offer even better deals. Sign up …

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