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.

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

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.

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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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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Beltronics GT-360

Beltronics GT-360 Radar Detector Review

The Beltronics GT-360 is the first new radar detector from Beltronics in a while. It’s essentially a repackaged Escort Max360, with a few changes, designed exclusively for Beach Camera / BuyDig. Here’s the video review: SummaryReviewer Vortex RadarReview Date 2018-04-11Reviewed Item Beltronics GT-360Author Rating 3

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V1Driver Main screen Demo with two signals Bogey Map

How to Configure V1Driver Settings

V1Driver is an awesome app for the Valentine One that adds a ton of useful functionality including advanced false alert filtering, voice alerts, frequency displays, and more. The app can provide a lot of useful information to look at, but also does a good job simply quieting your V1 down automatically while your phone is …

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Escort Redline EX giveaway front

Escort Redline EX Radar Detector Giveaway

Time for another radar detector giveaway! Escort has provided a brand new Escort Redline EX ($599), their long range undetectable radar detector with the ability to automatically learn and filter out false alerts, share realtime alerts with other drivers, and more.

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Uniden R3 firmware 1.37

Uniden R1 & R3 Firmware 1.37 Released

Uniden has just released firmware 1.37 for the Uniden R1 and the Uniden R3. It brings 5 new improvements to the radar detectors: Larger font size for the frequency display Ka frequency voice alerts Auto dimming display functionality added (R3 only) Ability to mute overspeed alerts such as speed cameras (R3 only) GPS lockout improvements …

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Escort Max Ci 360 Radar Detector & Laser Jammer

Escort announces a Radar-only Max Ci

The Escort Max Ci and Max Ci 360 are very capable radar detectors. (You can see my recent test results here.) They’re actually among my favorite custom installed, remote mount radar detectors. Unfortunately, Escort only sold them paired with their own laser jammers which are good, but not on the same level as the AntiLaser …

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