I don’t remember the last time I’ve ever seen people this excited about a new radar detector… The most common question you guys ask me is, “What’s the best radar detector?” and because there’s so many different radar detectors available, all with their own unique advantages, my answer usually starts with “Well it depends…” However, …
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Improved Audio Quality on the Uniden R3, R4, & R8
Uniden has released new firmware versions for three different radar detectors to improve their audio quality. The new detectors and firmware versions include:
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Radenso DS1 Testing vs. 33.8, 34.7, & 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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Radenso DS1 vs. Uniden R3
The new Radenso DS1 builds upon the same platform as the popular Uniden R3. The DS1 features some improved hardware and new features missing from the R3. While I’m playing with the DS1 (will be available starting Sept 1st), I’ve been mentally comparing it head-to-head with the R3 and taking note of the main differences. …
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Radar Detection Testing Around a Bend
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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Uniden R1 / R3 Firmware 1.54
Uniden has released firmware 1.54 for both the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3. This is a minor update that gives you a little more customization for MRCD alerts. Long range performance, BSM filtering, and MRCD detection performance itself is unchanged compared to 1.53. Download 1.54 for the R3 here. Download 1.54 for the R1 here.
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Uniden R1 & Uniden R3 Updated to Firmware 1.53
Uniden just released firmware 1.53 for the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3. This is a small update that improves MRCD detection, changes how speed camera overspeed alert show up, and improves the responsiveness of the detector’s interface. This update adds some changes first brought over to the Uniden R7 with fw 1.29. Let’s cover all the …
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Uniden R3 vs. Uniden DFR9: Best Radar Detector Under $300?
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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K Block Now Available for the Uniden R1 and R3, Firmware 1.50
Firmware 1.50 was just released for the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3. This brings a few small, but helpful changes.
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Uniden R7 Long Range Testing vs. R3, Max360c, Pro M, V1, and more
It’s time to test out the new Uniden R7! The Uniden R3 has established itself as the best performing windshield mount radar detector on the market. The updated R7 not only adds arrows and several other new features, but its performance should be able to meet or exceed that of even the R3. To test …
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Uninstalling Everything From My Miata
I’m going to trade my Miata in for another vehicle, but before I do so, we need to uninstall everything out of the car! Everything from radar detectors, laser jammers, dashcams, batteries, power cables… everything. 🙂 Here’s the full video of the uninstall so you can see everything that I have been running and where …
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