Best Radar Detectors: Reviews, Tests, & Guides

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Best Radar Detectors of 2019

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R7Uniden R7: Best Performing Windshield Radar Detector, Arrows ($499) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Escort Max 360cEscort Max 360c: Easiest to Use, Arrows, All the Bells & Whistles ($649) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Radenso Pro MRadenso Pro M: Best False Alert Filtering & MRCD Detection ($449) 5 Stars

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Best Alternative Radar Detectors

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R3Uniden R3: Best Performing Radar Detector Under $400 ($349) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7Uniden DFR7: Best Radar Detector Under $200 ($169) 4 Stars

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Valentine OneValentine One: Arrows, Fantastic Third-party Apps ($449) 4 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden R1Uniden R1: Best Highway/Rural Detector ($299) 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)

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Best Custom Installed Radar Detector: Radenso RC MBest Quiet & Future-Proof Radar Detector: Radenso RC M ($1,849)

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

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Best Laser Jammers of 2019

Best Laser Jammer: AntiLaser PriorityBest Laser Jammer: AntiLaser Priority ($839 Dual, $1,339 Quad)

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Escort ZW5 wireless laser shifterEasiest to Install: Escort ZW5 ($849 Dual)

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TMG A15 laser jammerBudget Jammer: TMG Alpha-15 ($629 Dual, $819 Quad)

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Adaptiv TPX motorcycle laser jammerMotorcycle Jammer: Adaptiv TPX ($495 Dual, $675 Triple)

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Recommended Apps:

WazeReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)


Escort Live

Cloud-based alerting sharing with Escort radar detectors: Escort Live (Free)


JBV1 for the V1Best App for the Valentine One: JBV1 (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 2019:

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

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Best Dashcam: Viofo A129 DuoBest Inexpensive Two Channel (Front & Rear) Dashcam: Viofo A129 Duo ($169)

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Best Dashcam: Blackvue DR900S-2CHBest High End Dashcam for Driving and Parking: Blackvue DR900S-2CH ($479)

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2019 Holiday Giveaway Prizes

Vortex Radar’s 2019 Holiday Giveaway

Time for one of my favorite parts of the year! Time to give away a bunch of fun prizes! Just like last year, we’ve got a thousands of dollars worth of radar detectors and dash cameras to give away to you guys. 🙂 Giveaway Prizes: Uniden R7, provided by Uniden ($500) Uniden R3, provided by …

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Max 360c with MRCD on

Escort Adds MRCD Support to the Max 360c

Escort just released firmware 1.11 for the Max 360c which adds support for MultaRadar CD detection.

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Escort M1 on the Max360c

Black Friday and Cyber Monday 2019 Deals on Radar Detectors, Laser Jammers, and Dashcams

Black Friday and Cyber Monday are here! So as always, I’ll be compiling all the very best Black Friday deals on radar detectors, laser jammers, and dash cameras available. I’m continually updating this post as new deals are announced. 🙂 After Cyber Monday is over, you can always find all the best current discounts and …

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Radenso Introduces Artificial Intelligence in their Radar Detector, Theia

Radenso is introducing Artificial Intelligence in their upcoming line of radar detectors. Combined with significantly better hardware and developed by extremely talented engineers, this should lead to the creation of the best radar detector on the market… by a mile. It’ll be named Theia. Here’s a few benefits you can expect from Theia: Zero BSM …

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How to Enable H.265 on the Viofo A119 v3

The Viofo A119 v3, my favorite budget dashcam, has a hidden advanced feature to enable H.265, a more efficient codec for reduced file sizes without sacrificing video quality. It also gives you the option to boost the maximum resolution from Quad HD+ to an interpolated 4K.

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Radenso RC M custom Ka tone

Radenso RC M update: Improved Audio Alerts with Firmware 22

Radenso just released firmware update 22 for the RC M that adds some welcome updates to the radar and laser audio alerts. Performance and filtering are otherwise unchanged in this update.

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Radar Detector deals, discounts, and coupons

New Countermeasures Deals Section

Lots of you ask about the best deals and discount codes available for different radar detectors, laser jammers, and dashcams. To help make things easy, I’ve created a new deals section on my website that compiles all the different deals currently available, all in one place. You can find it by clicking on “Deals” at …

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TMG Triple

TMG’s Latest Updates and Coming Improvements

TMG, the budget friendly laser jammer, recently released both some hardware and software updates. Plus they’re working on updated VPR heads to improve close range DragonEye jamming as well as a motorcycle-specific laser jammer. Here’s all the latest news about this capable yet affordable laser jammer. Read my TMG laser jammer review here.

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Escort Max 360c firmware 1.10

Escort Releases Updates for Lockup Bug and False Alerts in 360-series Detectors

This week Escort is releasing firmware updates for their 360-series radar detectors including the Max 360c, Max 360, Beltronics GT-360, and Cobra DualPro 360. This latest update fixes several important issues.

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AntiLaser Priority releases HW4 CPU

AntiLaser Priority is releasing an updated version of their CPU, version HW4. This is a relatively minor update that adds some additional memory in the CPU to support new radar BSM filtering options for Net Radar DSP users.

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