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 to 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, 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 spirited driving or the Escort Max360 for daily driving, buy the AntiLaser Priority laser jammer, and run Waze on your phone. You’ll have one monster of a setup.

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, All the Bells & Whistles ($649) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7#3 Uniden DFR7: Best Bang for the Buck ($299) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR6#4 Uniden DFR6: Best Inexpensive Detector ($199)  4 Stars

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Best Radar Detectors: Valentine One#5 Valentine One: For Tech Savvy Tinkerers ($449) 4 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R1#6 Uniden R1: Best Highway Detector ($299) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Radenso XP#7 Radenso XP: Quiet Urban Detector ($399) 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-MHigh Performance Remote Radar Detector: Radenso RC-M ($1,599)

(Coming very soon…)

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

Escort’s Top End Remote: Escort Max Ci 360 ($3,499)

Purchase

Best Laser Jammer of 2018

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

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Recommended Apps:

WazeReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)

Download

Recommended Radar Detector Accessories:

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

Review, Purchase

Hardwire CableHardwire Cable

How to Install, Purchase

Best Dashcams:

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

Review, Purchase

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

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

Review, Purchase

Escort iX Ci horn

Escort iX Ci Remote Radar Detector Introduced at CES

This week at CES, Escort is introducing a new affordable remote radar detector that they’re calling the Escort iX Ci. It’s like a remote version of the Escort iX, but with better performance and filtering, plus the ability to give it arrows with the optional rear antenna. Think of it as the more affordable baby …

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Set Net Radar DSP settings website

How To Set Up & Configure the Net Radar DSP Radar Detector

Let’s take a look at the different settings and options in the Net Radar DSP remote mount radar detector to help you configure it for optimal performance, reduced false alerts, and customized to your preferences. For more information about the NR DSP, watch my Net Radar DSP review video.

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Uniden R3 and Escort Max 360c radar detectors

Uniden R3 vs. Escort Max 360c: Best Top-of-the-line Radar Detector?

The Uniden R3 is the best performing radar detector on the market and the new Escort Max 360c is the most feature-packed radar detector on the market. Which radar detector is a better choice for you? You can read my Uniden R3 review and my Escort Max 360c review, but let’s take a look at a …

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Radar Detector Giveaway: Uniden R1 and R3's

Radar Detector & Dashcam Holiday Giveaway 2017

In celebration of me hitting 20k subscribers on YouTube and because it’s the holiday season, it’s time for the yearly Vortex Radar radar detector and dashcam giveaway! There’s several ways to enter and you can do as many as you like to increase your odds of winning. This giveaway is open to anyone at least …

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Escort Max360c with arrows

Escort Max 360c Review

Escort just released the new Max 360c ($699), their successor to the original Max 360 ($649). The updated 360c adds WiFi for automatic updates which means it’s now the first windshield mount radar detector that can automatically keep itself updated over time as new software updates are released. Let’s take a closer look now at its key …

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Uniden R3 top front

Where to Buy the Uniden R3 Radar Detector

The Uniden R3 is the best performing radar detector on the market. It is now THE radar detector to get. The R3 is my top rated radar detector and the one that I personally rely on to keep me protected. Read my Uniden R3 review here. Because it’s such a good radar detector, demand has …

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Best Cyber Monday Radar Detector and Dash Cam Deals 2017

Here are the best Cyber Monday Radar Detector and Dashcam deals. Many of these deals will be similar to what we saw in terms of Black Friday deals. If you’re in the market for a radar detector or a dashcam, here are the best Cyber Monday deals for 2017.

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Escort iX, Redline EX, Max 360c, and Max360 radar detectors

Escort Max 360c Size Comparison with other Radar Detectors

I currently have a number of Escort’s top radar detectors on hand at the moment. Let’s take a look at the size of the new Max 360c and specifically how its size and design compares to Escort’s other top radar detectors. First up, let’s take a look at how it compares to the original Max360.

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