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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Best Radar Detector: Uniden R7Uniden R7: Best Bang for the Buck, Arrows, Long Range ($499) 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: 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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Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7Uniden DFR7: Best Radar Detector Under $200 ($169) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detectors: Custom Installed Remotes

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)

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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 before discounts)

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Radar detector hardwire cableHardwire Cable ($10-30)

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Best Dashcams of 2020:

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

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Best Dashcam: Viofo A129 Pro DuoBest All-around Two Channel (Front & Rear) 4K Dashcam: Viofo A129 Pro Duo ($249)

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Best Dashcam: Blackvue DR900S-2CHBest 4K Cloud Dashcam for Driving & Parking: Blackvue DR900S-2CH ($479)

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Max 3 settings with Escort Live

How to Set Up & Configure Your Escort Max 3 Radar Detector

The Escort Max 3 (purchase here) comes with a bunch of settings and options to let you customize your experience. It does a good job out of the box as a plug-and-play detector, but you can tweak it even further. Let’s go over how to use your detector as well as how to optimize its …

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Escort Max 3

Escort Max 3 Review

Escort has recently released the new Max 3 ($399) radar detector. It offers longer range and better false alert filtering than previous generations of Max-series detectors which is surprising because it’s not based on the same digital platform. There are a few issues I’ve discovered at launch that should be addressed in an upcoming update, …

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Redline 360c detecting 33.8 ahead

Escort Redline 360c 1.3 and Max 3 Testing

After testing the brand new Escort Redline 360c last month, we discovered a bunch of critical issues. Fortunately Escort has since released firmware 1.3 which helped resolve most all the problems that we saw in initial testing. Now that the detector is working properly, I headed back out to retest the Redline 360c. With the new …

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Redline 360c Buttons and Operation

How to Set Up & Configure Your Escort Redline 360c Radar Detector

The Escort Redline 360c (purchase here) comes with a bunch of settings and options to let you customize your experience. It does a great job out of the box as a plug-and-play detector, but you can tweak it even further. Let’s go over how to use your detector as well as how to optimize its …

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Escort Redline 360c

Escort Redline 360c Review

The new Escort Redline 360c ($749) is Escort’s new flagship radar detector. It is very well-rounded and offers excellent long range performance, the best false alert filtering available, arrows, undetectability, and it’s jam packed with tons of useful features. It has just about every feature you could want and is a strong performer across the …

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Redline 360c, O, EX, Max 360c, V1 Gen2, R7, Pro M

Escort Redline 360c Radar Detector Testing

Time to test out the brand new $749 Escort Redline 360c. Escort claims it offers “noticeably” better performance than the Uniden R7 and Valentine 1 Gen2, longer range than the Max 360c, and 2x the range of the Redline EX. How good is the new RL360c in practice? Time to run it head-to-head against the …

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Redline 360c

Escort Redline 360c Announced

This morning Escort released the new Redline 360c. It is an extremely impressive looking radar detector, and it retails for $749. Here are some of the key features and things to know about Escort’s new top-of-the-line radar detector. Update: You can now read my Redline 360c review.

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Escort Max3

Escort Max 3 Leaked

This morning, Best Buy leaked the upcoming $399 Escort Max 3 radar detector. The product listing has since been pulled, but let’s take a look at what we now know about it. Update: It’s now available here.

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Redline 360c Get Redy

Escort Redline 360c Coming Soon…

Next week, Escort will be introducing the new Redline 360c. Right now all we have is a quick video tease of the detector, but this Tuesday, June 9th at 10am Central, Escort will be officially launching the new detector. Click Here to Register. The possibility of a Redline 360c was leaked a few months ago, …

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Radenso RC M display with Ka alert ahead

How to Set Up & Configure the Radenso RC M

The Radenso RC M is an excellent custom installed radar detector with great performance, false alert filtering, low powered radar detection, and ALP integration. The Radenso RC M manual does a great job going over the radar detector and so in this tutorial, we’ll go over things in a bit more detail and help you …

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