Best Radar Detectors: Reviews, Tests, & Guides

Welcome to Vortex Radar, where you’ll learn all about the best radar detectors, laser jammers, and dashcams to keep you protected.

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

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

Choose 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.

Vortex Radar’s Ultimate Countermeasure Setup: If you’d like to go straight for the ultimate speeding ticket countermeasure setup, here’s what I recommend: Buy either the Uniden R3 for a windshield mount radar detector or the Escort Max Ci for a custom installed radar detector, buy the AntiLaser Priority laser jammer, add the Blackvue DR900S-2CH dashcam, and run Waze on your phone. You’ll have the BEST of everything.

Uniden R3: Best windshield mount radar detectorEscort Max Ci 360: Best custom installed radar detectorAntiLaser Priority: Best Laser JammerBlackvue DR900S-2CH: Best Dashcam Waze: Best Phone App

Best Radar Detectors of 2018

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R3#1: Uniden R3: Best Performing Radar Detector ($399) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detectors: Escort Max360#2: Escort Max360: Plug-and-Play, Lots of Bells & Whistles ($499) 5 Stars

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Radenso Pro M#3 Radenso Pro M: Best False Alert Filtering & MRCD Detection ($549) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7#4 Uniden DFR7: Best Bang for the Buck ($249) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR6#5 Uniden DFR6: Best Inexpensive Detector ($179)  4 Stars

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Best Radar Detectors: Valentine One#6 Valentine One: For Tech Savvy Tinkerers ($449) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden R1#7 Uniden R1: Best Highway/Rural Detector ($299) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detectors: Custom Installed Remotes

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

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Best Radar Detector: Radenso RC-MBest Remote Radar Detector w/ MRCD: Radenso RC M ($1,849)

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

Feature-packed and Refined Remote Radar Detector: Escort Max Ci ($1,999)

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Best Laser Jammer of 2018

Best Laser Jammer: AntiLaser PriorityBest Laser Jammer Available: AntiLaser Priority (Starting at $749)

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Recommended Apps:

WazeReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)


Recommended Radar Detector Accessories:

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

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Hardwire CableHardwire Cable

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Best Dashcams:

Best Inexpensive Dashcam: G1W-CBBest Inexpensive Dashcam: Black Box G1W-CB ($49)

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Best Dashcam: Viofo A119Best Bang for the Buck: Viofo A119 V2 ($89)


Best Dashcam: Blackvue DR750S-2CH Dash camFront & Rear Dashcams for Driving and Parking: Blackvue DR750S-2CH ($379)

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Best Dashcam: Blackvue DR750S-2CH Dash camBest 4K Dashcam on the Market: Blackvue DR900S-2CH ($479)

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Amazon Prime Day Deals on Radar Detectors and Dash Cameras

Prime Day Deals on Radar Detectors and Dash Cameras

Amazon Prime Day 2018 is here! Amazon is going giving discounts for Prime members on all sorts of fun stuff. You can sign up for a free 30-day trial of Amazon Prime here. I’ll keep this post regularly updated on the best deals on both radar detectors and dashcams so check back regularly. (Prime Day runs from …

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Waylens Secure360 during an ALP vs. TSS encounter

Waylens Secure360 Dashcam vs. the Viofo A119 vs. the Blackvue DR900S-2CH

So for the past few weeks I’ve been running the new Waylens Secure360 dashcam. I’m going to start working on my review of the dashcam today and wanted to share a quick clip with you guys comparing it with the budget Viofo A119 and the 4K Blackvue DR900S-2CH from a laser save that I had …

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Escort ZW5 wireless shifters and Max 360c radar detector

Escort ZW5 Wireless Laser Shifter Review

The Escort ZW5 wireless laser shifters are a unique set of laser jammers. (Escort refers to jammers as “shifters,” but they’re the same thing.) The special thing about these jammers is that they wirelessly communicate to an Escort radar detector on your windshield without having to run any wireless through your vehicle’s firewall. The benefit of …

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Stinger VIP fiber and ALP heads

Stinger to release All Fiber Laser Jammers

Stinger just announced on their website that they’re going to be releasing laser jammers that use fiber optics for not just the transmitters like they do now, but also for the receivers. This is pretty awesome news. Check out how small the fibers are compared to the ALP head (right) or even Stinger’s normal receiver …

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DOD RC500S and LS500W on windshield giveaway

DOD RC500S and LS500W Dashcam Giveaway

Enter to win a free DOD RC500S or a DOD LS500W dashcam! Enter here: DOD RC500S & LS500W Dashcam Giveaway

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Radenso XP and Radenso SP Radar Detectors side by side

Radenso XP & Radenso SP Radar Detector Giveaway

Win a brand new Radenso XP ($399) or Radenso SP ($199) radar detector! Enter now: Radenso XP & Radenso SP Radar Detector Giveaway

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Thinkware F800 Pro Dashcam Giveaway

Enter to win a free Thinkware F800 Pro 2-channel dashcam! It records at Full HD 1080p front and rear, records when you’re driving and parked, features GPS, WiFi, and cloud integration, retails for $459, but you can enter now to win one free. Update: Congratulations to Max S. for winning the dashcam! Thinkware F800 Pro …

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Blackvue DR900S and B-124

Blackvue DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam Overview

The new 4K Blackvue DR900S dashcam is now available for pre-order. I’ve been fortunate enough to get a unit in for testing and review and I must say, I think I’ve got a new favorite dashcam! This thing is seriously impressive. Here is an overview of the DR900S and my initial impressions. SummaryReviewer Vortex RadarReview …

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