Category: Radar Detectors

Uniden R7 firmware 1.29: Lots of New Changes

R7 rear antenna set to 50% sensitivity

Uniden has just released firmware 1.29 (download here) for the Uniden R7 radar detector (purchase here). This update brings a long list of changes that Uniden has been working on the past months including many features specifically requested by enthusiasts. This firmware update improves MRCD detection range, allows you to dial back the sensitivity of …

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Will We See a New Valentine One?

Valentine One

Since March of 2019, the Valentine One has been out of stock on VR’s website. There’s been endless discussion and speculation on the forums ever since. You guys have been regularly asking what the latest news is so let’s go over what we know. Is Valentine coming out with a new detector? Will it be the …

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Radenso Pro M: New Alert Tones with Firmware US19

Radenso has released firmware US19 for the Pro M which adds new alert tones for the different radar and laser alerts. Here’s a quick demo of the 15 different alert tones. They’re individually selectable for X, K, Ka, MRCD, MRCT, Gatso, & Laser. I’ve never been a huge fan of the default tones for K …

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Why I Don’t Recommend K40 Radar Detectors or Laser Defusers

K40 RL360di radar detector

K40 products are generally considered among enthusiasts to be overpriced underperformers. There are far better options available. After purchasing and testing both their RL360di radar detector and the Defuser Optix laser jammer against the competition, I found them both to be bottom of the barrel performers. Once I then had a chance to take a …

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Genevo Max Overview

Genevo Max

Genevo recently released their new Genevo Max radar detector (€ 799). While I generally don’t cover European detectors that aren’t available in North America, the Max introduces some unique new features that we haven’t seen before in other radar detectors so I think it’s worth taking a closer look. The new Max is an evolution …

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Radenso RC M: Bug Fixes with Firmware 24

Radenso RC M radar detector

Radenso just released firmware 24 for the Radenso RC M radar detector. FW24 is a minor update that fixes a few bugs with the detector: KA mute (some couldn’t mute certain KA alerts) Lockout mute (some units didn’t mute a locked out alert) Update error fix (Some had issues updating the firmware. They were locked …

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Uniden R3 vs. Uniden DFR9: Best Radar Detector Under $300?

Uniden R3 and Uniden DFR9

The Uniden R3 and Uniden DFR9 are both two great radar detectors. Both offer good performance, helpful false alert filtering, and important GPS features like redlight camera alerts and manual GPS lockouts. The R3 is the more popular choice due to its extreme range and additional features, but the DFR9 is a little bit more …

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Vortex Radar’s 2019 Holiday Giveaway

2019 Holiday Giveaway Prizes

Update Jan 1, 2020: The winners have all been randomly drawn and selected! See if your name is listed below in the list of prizes. All winners have been now been contacted via email so you can claim your prizes. Thank you and welcome to 2020! Time for one of my favorite parts of the …

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Escort Adds MRCD Support to the Max 360c

Max 360c with MRCD on

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

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

Escort M1 on the Max360c

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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