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Escort Max 360c MkII Announced

Escort Max 360c Mk II

Escort has just announced the second generation Escort Max 360c MkII radar detector ($699). This is essentially an upgraded Max 360c featuring some welcome improvements including longer range, fewer false alerts, and 5 GHz WiFi.

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Uniden R8 vs. Escort Redline 360c vs. Valentine 1 Gen2: Best High End Radar Detector of 2022?

Uniden R8, Escort Redline 360c, V1 Gen2 alerting to 34.7 ahead

What’s the best radar detector for 2022? The best three are the Uniden R8, Escort Redline 360c, & the Valentine 1 Gen2. They are the best performing radar detectors with good false alert filtering plus directional arrows to help locate the threats around you. I’m a fan of all three. These detectors also have some …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2022/07/uniden-r8-escort-redline-360c-v1-gen2-best-radar-detector-2022/

Escort MaxCam 360c firmware 1.7

Escort MaxCam 360c

Escort has just released firmware 1.7 for the MaxCam 360c which adds some new features, fixes several bugs, and improves compatibility with the Drive Smarter app. Read the official release notes here. Purchase a MaxCam 360c here.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2022/06/escort-maxcam-360c-fw-17/

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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2022/03/uniden-r8-long-range-testing/

Escort MaxCam 360c Long Range Testing

Yesterday I went out to do some testing with the new MaxCam 360c. Escort says it performs better than the Max 360c, but not quite as good as the Redline 360c, so I was curious to test and verify. Additionally I was curious if we finally have a radar detector / dashcam combo unit that, …

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Radenso DS1 Testing vs. 33.8, 34.7, & 35.5

Radenso DS1 on the red barn course 35.5

So after posting my initial test results with the Radenso DS1 where it did great, people had a bunch of questions and I did too. Was its performance a fluke? Does it perform well on all bands? What if it only did well on that last course? Did traffic give the DS1 an unfair win? Are the …

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2021/08/radenso-ds1-testing-vs-33-8-34-7-35-5/

Radar Detection Testing Around a Bend

Around the Bend Test Course Map

This weekend I set out to test a bunch of radar detectors in a very difficult situation we encounter up here in Washington: officers hiding behind a bend shoot radar with trees blocking long range detection. The test course we set up was very challenging and helped separate higher end detectors from the weaker detectors.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2021/08/radar-detection-testing-around-a-bend/

Memorial Day Deals 2021

Cobra DualPro 360 radar detector

For Memorial Day weekend, we’ve got some nice discounts on different radar detectors & dashcams. Discounts expire after Monday.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2021/05/memorial-day-deals-2021/

Escort Redline 360c Firmware 1.8

Redline 360c

Escort has now released firmware 1.8 for the Escort Redline 360c (purchase the RL360c here). This is a relatively minor update and is available over WiFi or via Detector Tools. Escort has posted a changelog so let’s talk about the improvements with this latest update.

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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2021/04/escort-redline-360c-fw-18/

Escort Redline 360c Firmware 1.7

Redline 360c fw 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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Permanent link to this article: https://www.vortexradar.com/2021/03/escort-redline-360c-fw-17/

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