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 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 2017

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

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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

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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 RadarAffordable Remote Radar Detector: Net Radar for the ALP ($499)

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Radenso RC-MHigh Performance Remote Radar Detector: Radenso RC-M ($1,599)

(Coming very soon…)

Escort Max Ci 360 Radar Detector and Laser Jammer teeny thumbnail

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

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Best Laser Jammer of 2017

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

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Recommended Apps:

Real-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)

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Recommended Radar Detector Accessories:

Blendmount teeny thumbRear View Mirror Mount: BlendMount ($99 before discounts)

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Hardwire Cable teeny thumbHardwire 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)

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

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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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Brand new Blackvue DR750S-2CH in the box

Blackvue DR750S-2CH Review

Blackvue’s latest top of the line dashcam is the DR750S-2CH. It’s a significant upgrade over their previous top of the line, the DR650S-2CH. (If you’re already familiar with the DR650S, check out my DR650S vs. DR750S comparison.) I ran the DR650S as my primary dashcam for about a year and upgraded to the the DR750S …

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How do dashcams work? Dashcam installed by rear view mirror

How Do Dashcams Work?

Dashcams, or dash cameras, are an incredibly valuable tool to have in your vehicle. They keep you protected in case of accidents, they’re helpful for insurance purposes, plus you can record all sorts of crazy events you see on the road which are great for YouTube. 🙂 How do dashcams work? Let’s take a look.

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Radenso SP

Best Black Friday Deals on Radar Detectors and Dashcams

Black Friday is here! It’s time for some awesome deals on Black Friday radar detectors and dashcams. Amazon has their Black Friday Deals Week going on, different websites are offering Black Friday deals, and even different manufacturers are offering their own special discounts too. I’m here with a cup of coffee, finding the best Black …

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Escort Max 360c radar detector

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

The Escort Max 360c radar detector (buy a Max 360c here) comes with a whole bunch of different features and settings that let you customize it the way you want. Let’s go over all the different settings, explain what everything means, and help you pick the best settings so you can best program your Escort Max …

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