Valentine Research released firmware 4.1029 for the V1 Gen2 earlier this month. This free update brings a number of improvements to the V1 Gen2, particularly a reduction in Ka falses. Let’s take a closer look at this November 2022 upgrade.
Download the latest update using the V1connection app for Android or iOS.
Black Friday and Cyber Monday have arrived! Here are all the best deals on countermeasures to keep you protected on the road.
As new deals pop up or expire, I’ll continue updating this page so be sure to check back periodically.
Note: Beware of the ongoing fake listing scam on Amazon for radar detectors that are 70-80% off and send out fake tracking numbers after you order. Those aren’t real Black Friday / Cyber Monday discounts. 😉 All the links below are designed to take you to legitimate sellers with real deals.
Adaptiv has released their new automotive TPX laser jamming system. It takes their motorcycle-specific laser jammer and makes some changes specifically for larger cars and trucks. It is a fairly simple jammer, feature-wise, but it seems to work pretty well and should be a contender for those looking to purchase a relatively affordable laser jamming system.
It is available for preorder now and will begin shipping in mid-October. (Save $100 off preorders and an additional 10% off using the coupon code “Vortex”)
I’ve had a chance to beta test a unit and so let’s go ahead and take a closer look at it.
Whistler has just released the new Titan ($349). This is the first Whistler radar detector that can truly compete with the big dogs. Thanks to its all new DSP platform, it offers improved signal analysis giving us both longer range and fewer false alerts. The Titan is a long range detector like the Uniden R3, plus it introduces several brand new features which are a first for Whistler including GPS lockouts, a 3 digit frequency display, customizable preset modes, and MRCD/CT detection.
This is a big step up from the CR97 in terms of both performance and false alert filtering, plus it fixes some of the annoyances like the K/Ka confusion. The Titan finally puts Whistler in the big leagues if you’re looking for a high performance and nicely featured radar detector.
Full disclosure: I’ve been beta testing the Titan off and on for a year, since August 2021. It was sent to me for free by Whistler for test and review purposes. I’ve tested both beta and production firmware. My pre-production test detector is running production hardware.
In addition to this full written review, you can also check out my complete video review here:
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 notable differences in terms of how plug and play they are, their photo radar detection, and some of the additional features you can add in using Bluetooth or WiFi.
The TMG Alpha-15 is a pretty capable laser jammer, and it’s been my go-to pick for an affordable jammer. There’s no such thing as a free lunch though and there’s reasons why it’s a cheaper jammer.
While TMG does offer a 2 year warranty and @Jag42 does do a good job with customer support in case things do go wrong, not to mention the TMG support forum is an excellent resource too, many of us have experienced several key annoyances and system failures, some of which can be avoided, and so I’d like to help you work around some of these issues too and ultimately have a good experience with your TMG.
Here are some best practices and things to know regarding how to install, use, and test your TMG laser jammers.
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