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 2021

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 ($449) 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 ($249) 5 Stars

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Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7Uniden DFR7: Best Radar Detector Under $200 ($179) 4 Stars

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Best Custom Installed Radar Detectors

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 2021

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)


Escort Live

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


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 Dash Cameras of 2021:

Best Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3Best Affordable Front Only Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3 ($119)

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Viofo A129 Plus DuoBest Bang for the Buck Front/Rear Dashcam: Viofo A129 Plus Duo ($179)

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Best Dashcam: Viofo A129 Pro DuoBest Bang for the Buck 4K Dashcam: Viofo A129 Pro Duo ($249)

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Thinkware U1000Best Premium 4K Dashcam: Thinkware U1000 ($499)

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Blackvue DR900X-2CHBest 4K Cloud Dashcam: Blackvue DR900X-2CH ($459)

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Redline 360c fw 1.7

Escort Redline 360c Firmware 1.7

Escort has just released firmware 1.7 for the Redline 360c (purchase here). This is a minor update with just a few small bug fixes.

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Radenso RC M, Dir Voice On

Radenso RC M Adds Directional Voice Announcements

Radenso has released an update for the RC M (firmware Hub 28 Disp 23) that brings two new improvements to the radar detector including 1) directional voice announcements for radar alerts as well as 2) a bug fix for the removable display.

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R7 autolockout kicking in

Uniden R7 Autolockouts Are Finally Here!

Autolockouts are now here for the Uniden R7! Finally! Firmware 1.35 is now available and it brings a bunch of new changes including automatic GPS lockouts, improved BSM filtering, faster K band reactivity, and more. (It’s available on RDF early and will be posted to Uniden’s website shortly.) Here’s the direct link to download 1.35. …

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Redline 360c firmware 1.6

Escort Redline 360c Firmware 1.6

Escort has released firmware 1.6 for the Redline 360c (purchase here). This update brings a number of fixes, including some changes to address certain weaknesses that could have led to you getting a ticket. Here’s the changelog from Escort: Improved radar detection response time. Response time improvements may vary on geographical and environmental conditions. Improved accuracy …

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2020 Holiday Giveaway Prizes

2020 Holiday Giveaway

Time for the 2020 Holiday Giveaway! To help end the year on a high note, I’ve partnered with a bunch of manufacturers and distributors to bring you some of the very best radar detectors and dash cameras on the market. Update: All 30 winners have been picked! Emails have been sent out to all the …

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Valentine One Gen2

V1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1023: BSM Fixes

Valentine Research has just released firmware 4.1023 for the V1 Gen2. This update features a number of helpful changes, especially a BSM filtering update to fix the increased BSM falses introduced with the previous update, 4.1021. Here’s the list of changes included with this latest mid-December 2020 upgrade: Suppression of Blind-Spot (also called Lane-Change) radars …

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Nextbase 622GW

Nextbase 622GW Dashcam Review

The Nextbase 622GW ($399) is a feature-packed 4K dashcam full of creative features like Emergency SOS to automatically call an ambulance for you in case of an accident, Alexa integration, digital image stabilization, optional modular rear cameras, and more. This gives the 622GW helpful features not available in traditional dashcams, but it also has a …

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Escort M1 dashcam

Escort M1 Dashcam Review

The Escort M1 dashcam is a 1080p dashcam designed to add on to your windshield mount Escort radar detector, letting you record everything ahead of you while you drive. Attach it to the side of your radar detector and now you have an integrated radar detector / dash camera combo that is easy to install, …

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Uniden R7 radar detector

Black Friday & Cyber Monday 2020 Deals on Radar Detectors & Dash Cameras

This we’ve got some nice Black Friday & Cyber Monday discounts for different radar detectors and dash cameras. Here’s the complete list. I am regularly updating this post with new information throughout the day. 👍 New deals keep popping up and current ones will expire. Note: Be sure to scroll to the bottom to enter the …

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Blackvue DR750-2CH LTE deal

Blackvue DR750-2CH LTE Dashcam Giveaway

Enter to win a Blackvue DR750-2CH LTE dashcam (valued at $419). One winner will be selected Dec 4, 2020. Check out all the Black Friday & Cyber Monday deals here! Enter the giveaway here: Win a BlackVue DR750-2CH LTE Dash Cam Watch my review of the DR750-2CH LTE:

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