Blackvue DR900S-2CH 4K Dashcam Overview

The new 4K Blackvue DR900S dashcam is now available for pre-order. I’ve been fortunate enough to get a unit in for testing and review and I must say, I think I’ve got a new favorite dashcam! This thing is seriously impressive. Here is an overview of the DR900S and my initial impressions.

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Beltronics GT-360 Radar Detector Review

The Beltronics GT-360 is the first new radar detector from Beltronics in a while. It’s essentially a repackaged Escort Max360, with a few changes, designed exclusively for Beach Camera / BuyDig. Here’s the video review:

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How to Configure V1Driver Settings

V1Driver Main screen with two signals Bogey ListV1Driver is an awesome app for the Valentine One that adds a ton of useful functionality including advanced false alert filtering, voice alerts, frequency displays, and more. The app can provide a lot of useful information to look at, but also does a good job simply quieting your V1 down automatically while your phone is in your pocket or another app is running in the foreground. The app is available for both iOS and Android.

The developer, @mswlogo, has put together a video tutorial explaining all the different settings. The default settings are great for most people and you really don’t have to mess with things too much, but if you want to learn all the ins and outs of the app, let’s explain all the different settings here. You can also tap on all the different settings in the app and it will give you a built-in popup explaining all the different features.

Now his V1Driver settings video is about an hour long so while I watch it and  learn, I’m going to write down an overview of the different features and options, taking notes of the cool tips and tricks that he shares in his video. You can watch his video or check out my written guide below.

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Escort Redline EX Radar Detector Giveaway

Time for another radar detector giveaway! Escort has provided a brand new Escort Redline EX ($599), their long range undetectable radar detector with the ability to automatically learn and filter out false alerts, share realtime alerts with other drivers, and more.

Escort Redline EX radar detector giveaway

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Uniden R1 & R3 Firmware 1.37 Released

Uniden has just released firmware 1.37 for the Uniden R1 and the Uniden R3. It brings 5 new improvements to the radar detectors:

  • Larger font size for the frequency display
  • Ka frequency voice alerts
  • Auto dimming display functionality added (R3 only)
  • Ability to mute overspeed alerts such as speed cameras (R3 only)
  • GPS lockout improvements (R3 only)

Download 1.37 here.

The update software has been improved as well to streamline the update process.

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Escort announces a Radar-only Max Ci

The Escort Max Ci and Max Ci 360 are very capable radar detectors. (You can see my recent test results here.) They’re actually among my favorite custom installed, remote mount radar detectors. Unfortunately, Escort only sold them paired with their own laser jammers which are good, but not on the same level as the AntiLaser Priority. However, this is now changing.

Escort announced today that they are now selling the Max Ci and Max Ci 360 radar detectors as standalone radar-only packages so that we now have the ability to pair their radar detector with any laser jammer we so desire.

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Remote Radar Detector Test Results, Feb. 2018: Escort Max Ci 360, Radenso RC M, Net Radar DSP, Stinger VIP

Last weekend I had a chance to go out and compare all the top remote radar detectors from Escort, Stinger, Radenso, and Net Radar. They’re all really capable and long range detectors and personally I think the most important differences have to do with things like BSM filtering, how the lockouts work, the interface, price, etc., but we always gotta do long range testing too. 

Stinger VIP, Escort Max Ci 360, Net Radar DSP, and Radenso RC M installed on my Miata

Stinger VIP, Escort Max Ci 360, Net Radar DSP, and Radenso RC M installed on my Miata

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Spectre Elite Undetectability Testing vs. Remote Radar Detectors

If you need a stealthy and undetectable radar detector, a custom installed and hidden remote mount radar detector is often the way to go. There’s nothing on your windshield for police officers to spot and the top remotes feature special stealth technology to make them undetectable to radar detector detectors. How undetectable are they?

Spectre Elite vs. Remotes in grill: Stinger VIP, Radenso RC M, Escort Max Ci 360, Net Radar DSP

Let’s take a look at the 4 top remote mount radar detectors and test them against the Spectre Elite radar detector detector.

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Escort iX Ci Remote Radar Detector Introduced at CES

This week at CES, Escort is introducing a new affordable remote radar detector that they’re calling the Escort iX Ci. It’s like a remote version of the Escort iX, but with better performance and filtering, plus the ability to give it arrows with the optional rear antenna. Think of it as the more affordable baby brother to Escort’s top of the line Max Ci.

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How To Set Up & Configure the Net Radar DSP Radar Detector

Let’s take a look at the different settings and options in the Net Radar DSP remote mount radar detector to help you configure it for optimal performance, reduced false alerts, and customized to your preferences.

Net Radar DSP package

For more information about the NR DSP, watch my Net Radar DSP review video.

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