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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 2022

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R8Uniden R8: My Personal Radar Detector of Choice ($699)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R7Uniden R7: Best Bang for the Buck with Arrows ($499) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Valentine 1 Gen2Valentine 1 Gen2: Arrows, Fantastic Apps ($499) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Escort Redline 360cEscort Redline 360c: Best Plug-and-Play Radar Detector ($799) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase (Unavailable due to parts shortages)

Best Affordable Radar Detectors

Radenso DS1: Best Radar Detector Under $400 ($399)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Radar Detector: Uniden R3Uniden R3: Best Radar Detector Under $300 ($299) 5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Uniden DFR8 radar detectorUniden DFR8: Best Radar Detector Under $200 ($189) 4 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

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

Review, How to ConfigurePurchase

Best Custom Installed Radar Detector: Radenso RC MBest Quiet & Future-Proof Radar Detector: Radenso RC M ($2,099)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

Best Custom Installed Radar Detector: Net Radar DSPAffordable Remote Radar Detector: Net Radar DSP for the ALP ($649)4 Stars

Review, How to ConfigurePurchase

Best Laser Jammers of 2022

Best Laser Jammer: AntiLaser PriorityBest Laser Jammer: AntiLaser Priority ($1009 Dual, $1639 Triple TX BT HiFi)5 Stars

Review, How to Configure, Purchase

TMG A15 laser jammerBudget Jammer: TMG Alpha-15 ($679 Dual, $879 Quad)4 Stars

Review, Purchase (Save $70 off Quads with coupon “VortexRadar”)

Escort ZW5 wireless laser shifterEasiest to Install: Escort ZW5 ($849 Dual)4 Stars

Review, Purchase

Adaptiv TPX motorcycle laser jammerMotorcycle Jammer: Adaptiv TPX ($495 Dual, $675 Triple)4 Stars

Review, Purchase (Save 10% with coupon “Vortex”)

Recommended Apps:

JBV1 for the V1Best Countermeasure App (optimized for the V1): JBV1 (Free)

Learn to Use JBV1, Download

WazeReal-time police spotted alerts: Waze (Free)

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Escort Live

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

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Recommended Radar Detector Accessories:

BlendmountRear View Mirror Mount: BlendMount ($99, save 10% with coupon “Vortex10”)

Review, Purchase

Radar detector hardwire cableHardwire Cable ($10-30)

How to Install, Purchase

Best Dash Cameras of 2022:

Best Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3Best Affordable Front Only Dashcam: Viofo A119 v3 ($109)

Review, Purchase

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

Review, Purchase

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

Review, Purchase

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

Review, Purchase

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

Review, Purchase

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Radenso DS1 Firmware 1.09

Radenso DS1 Firmware 1.09

The Radenso DS1 (purchase here) has been updated to firmware 1.09. This improves the GPS lockouts and K notch filters, plus it adds some new features and bug fixes.

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Uniden R8

How to Set Up and Configure your Uniden R8 Radar Detector

Let’s take a look at how to use your new Uniden R8, what all the buttons and menu options do, and how to configure your R8 for optimal performance and minimal false alerts. Purchase a Uniden R8 here. This guide is current as of firmware 1.24. You can download the latest firmware by using Uniden’s …

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Uniden R8 Long Range Testing

The Uniden R8 (purchase here) improves upon the performance of the already strong Uniden R7 by adding a new dual LNA design as well as an upgraded condenser lens in front of the horn. I’ve been really curious to see how much better the R8 performs and so I headed back to my usual red …

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Uniden R8, front Ka, rear K

Uniden R8 Review

The Uniden R8 is an impressive new radar detector. It’s been my daily driver since November and I’ve been enjoying it so much that even after finishing beta testing and creating this Uniden R8 review, I continue choosing the R8 as my go-to radar detector of choice. The Uniden R8 is now available for pre-order in …

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Valentine One Gen2

V1 Gen2 Firmware 4.1028: Improved Ka Bogey Alerts

Valentine just released firmware 4.1028 for the V1 Gen2. (Purchase a V1 Gen2 here.) This March 2022 update brings a few small improvements to the V1. Let’s go over the details of each change and learn more about the detector’s new behavior. You can download and install this new update using the V1connection app for …

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Uniden R8 front

Uniden R8 Announced

Today at CES, Uniden announced the new Uniden R8 radar detector. I’ve been daily’ing it for the past few months and I’ve been liking it overall. My full review is coming, but let’s take a quick look at the R8, especially including its new improvements over the R7. When the R8 goes on sale later …

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Viofo A129 Plus Duo

Black Friday Deals 2021 on Radar Detectors & Dash Cameras

Black Friday & Cyber Monday may be weird this year, but luckily we’ve still got a bunch of nice deals on different radar detectors & dash cameras with savings of up to $150 off. Note 1: Due to supply chain issues causing inventory issues, many of these links will give you multiple purchase options. This …

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Radenso DS1 boot logo

Radenso DS1 Firmware 1.07

Radenso has released firmware 1.07 for the DS1 and this update brings a bunch of new changes. You can also now download the Android app to connect to your DS1. Here’s a look at all the new features and improvements.

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Uniden R4 Auto Mute Mem On

How To Setup & Configure the Uniden R4

If you have a Uniden R4 (purchase the R4 here), you can customize its settings to get better performance, filter out more false alerts, change the display color to match your vehicle’s interior, and further tweak it based on what’s best for you. There’s no universal “best” settings for everyone since what’s best for you …

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Uniden R4

Uniden R4 Review: An R3 on Steroids

The brand new Uniden R4 ($449) is now available for pre-order. It builds upon the R4 offering even longer range, improved false alert filtering, a refreshed design, and a bunch of useful new features. You can think of it as an R3 on steroids. I’m a fan of this new R4. Let’s take a look …

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