Radar Detector Reviews

Reviews of My Favorite Windshield Mount Radar Detectors:

Uniden R3, Radenso Pro M, and Escort Max 360c on windshield

(Last updated: Feb. 2023)

Uniden R8Best Radar Detector: Uniden R8: My current daily driver. Long range performance, very responsive, arrows, MultaRadar and Gatso support, good false alert filtering, Bluetooth, compatible with future accessories. ($699) Read my Uniden R8 review.

Escort Redline 360cEscort Redline 360c: All-around excellent & feature-packed radar detector, long range detection, great false alert filtering, autolockouts, realtime cloud alerts, MRCD support, arrows, & more. Easily one of the best on the market. ($799) Read my Escort Redline 360c review.

Uniden R7 thumbUniden R7: Long range performance, arrows, MRCD support, good false alert filtering, and custom third-party firmware. One of my favorite radar detectors. Arguably one of the best bangs for the buck on the market. ($499) Read my Uniden R7 review.

Uniden R4Uniden R4: Nice improvement over the R3 with dual LNAs. Outstanding range, improved false alert filtering, MRCD and Gatso, autolockouts, and more. This is easily one of the best non-arrow detectors available on the market.  ($449) Read my Uniden R4 review.

Uniden R1 & R3: Long range performance, good false alert filtering, MRCD support, insane amount of detector for the money. One of the best radar detectors on the market and a killer bang for the buck. (R1 is $179, R3 is $299) Read my Uniden R1 and R3 review.

Valentine 1 Gen2 Valentine 1 Gen2: Awesome performance, great BSM filtering, arrows, RDD immunity, Bluetooth, and awesome third party app integration thanks to its open API. ($499) Read my V1 Gen2 review.

Escort MaxCam 360cEscort MaxCam 360c: Long range, excellent false alert filtering, Bluetooth and WiFi, built-in 2K dashcam. The best integrated radar detector / dashcam combo on the market. ($849) Watch my Escort MaxCam 360c review.

Escort Max 360c Mk IIEscort Max 360c Mk II: Great range, fantastic BSM filtering, slower than advertised responsiveness, Bluetooth and WiFi features for cloud alerts, flaky WiFi, and automatic GPS lockouts. A MaxCam without the camera. ($699) Watch my Escort Max 360c Mk II review.

Escort Max 360: All the bells and whistles, arrows, plug-and-play, user friendly, realtime alerts shared with other drivers in the cloud, learns and filters out known stationary false alerts automatically. ($499) Read my Escort Max 360 review.

Radenso DS1: Excellent range, nice BSM filtering, autolockouts, MRCD, magnetic quick release mount, custom mounting options available, bluetooth, open API. A souped up Uniden R3. ($469) Watch my Radenso DS1 review.

Whistler TitanWhistler Titan: Whistler’s best radar detector. Long range, great BSM filtering, manual and automatic GPS lockouts, photo radar detection, and MultaRadar detection. It’s Whistler’s first radar detectors that can compete with the big dogs. ($349) Read my Whistler Titan review.

Best Radar Detector: Uniden DFR7Uniden DFR7: Best bang for the buck city/highway detector. Good performance, good false alert filtering, GPS, manual lockouts, a lot of detector for the money. ($199) Read my Uniden DFR7 review.

Reviews of My Favorite Custom Installed Radar Detectors:

Radenso RC M, Escort Max Ci 360, Net Radar DSP, and Stinger VIP in my Audi Q5 grill

Escort Max Ci reviewEscort Max Ci: Best all-around remote mount radar detector. Long range radar detector, effective BSM filtering, automatic GPS lockouts, refined interface, Escort Live support, RDD immune, and optional arrows. ($2,599) Watch my Escort Max Ci review here.

Radenso RC M reviewRadenso RC M: Best future-proof remote radar detector. Long range detection, great BSM filtering, manual GPS lockouts, best for MRCD, removable display, can integrate with the ALP, and arrows. ($2,099) Read my Radenso RC M review here.

Net Radar DSP reviewNet Radar DSP: Best affordable remote radar detector for people running the ALP. Great performance, great filtering, optional arrows, MRCD detection, GPS lockouts with phone ($679 on up) Watch my Net Radar DSP review.

Great Current Radar Detectors, but not necessarily my top picks:

Radenso Pro M thumbnailRadenso Pro M: Compact detector, very good performance, excellent BSM filtering, and best MRCD/MRCT support. Case design and power cable are a little cheapy, but it performs well. ($499) Watch my Radenso Pro M review.

Escort Max 3Escort Max 3: Good performance, good false alert filtering, autolockouts, magnetic mount, MRCD, bluetooth, and cloud alerts, but no arrows or RDD immunity. ($399) Read my Escort Max 3 review.

Cobra DualPro 360Cobra DualPro 360: Best affordable detector with arrows. Autolockouts, Bluetooth, MRCD, and magnetic mount, but sometimes fails to alert to radar properly. Often goes on sale. ($449) Watch my Cobra DualPro 360 review.

Radenso XP: Great urban radar detector. Good performance, great false alert filtering, GPS, very customizable, excellent customer service, lockouts still being refined, but otherwise great for quiet driving around town. ($349) Watch my Radenso XP review.

Reviews of Good / Discontinued Radar Detectors:

Valentine One Gen1: Arrows, lots of useful information, third party apps add a lot of useful functionality, advanced configuration available and necessary, great for technically minded people. ($449 w/ BT module) Watch my Valentine One review.

Escort Max 360c: Easy to use, bells and whistles, has arrows, good performance, great false alert filtering, autolockouts, realtime cloud alert shared with other drivers, and plug-and-play type of detector. WiFi for automatic firmware and RLC updates. ($649Read my Escort Max 360c review.

Escort Redline EX: Long range radar detector with good filtering, autolockouts, bluetooth, and MRCD support, but it offers worse performance than the Uniden R3 while costing 50% more. ($599) Read my Redline EX review.

Uniden DFR6: Best entry level inexpensive detector. If you’re looking for the cheapest detector possible, a basic detector that still offers reasonable performance and filtering, this is the one to get. ($179) Read my Uniden DFR6 review.

Escort iX: Autolockouts, bluetooth, but less performance and BSM filtering than an R3 or even Escort’s very own Max/Max2 yet it costs more than any of them. The detector is good on its own, but not when compared to the competition. ($499) Read my Escort iX review.

Beltronics GT-360: A repackaged Max360. Rebranded as Cobra DualPro 360. ($549) Read my Beltronics GT-360 review.

Net Radar: Great standard remote radar detector for people running the ALP. Good performance, great filtering, optional arrows, GPS lockouts with phone ($549 on up) Watch my Net Radar review.

Escort Redline: Former king of long range detector, excellent range, poor filtering, no GPS, RDD immune ($499-$549) Read my Escort Redline review.

Radenso HD+: Long range performance, standalone or paired with ALP, good filtering, no GPS lockouts ($599 on up) Read my Radenso HD+ review.

Radenso Pro & Radenso Pro SE: Incredibly tiny case, high performance, good filtering, but GPS lockouts and frequency display still need work. (RP $349, RPSE $499) Watch my Radenso Pro & Radenso Pro SE review.

Escort Passport Max2: Buggy initially but improved a lot over time, good performance and filtering, automatic GPS lockouts, bluetooth, easy to use ($369+) Watch my Max2 review.

Escort Passport X70: Good mid-tier detector, good filtering, BS/RDR brought to an M4, bluetooth-less version of the Passport and X80 ($299 or less) Watch my X70 review.

Uniden LRD950: Insanely good performance per dollar when it came out, practically the deal of the decade, succeeded by the DFR7 ($169-$229) Watch my LRD950 review.

Reviews of Not Recommended Radar Detectors:

Rocky Mountain Radar Odin: Poor performance, scrambling features that don’t work, USB C power, Bluetooth, limited app functionality, low end hardware. Scammy waste of money. ($399) Watch my RMR Odin review.

K40 Platinum100: Available optional wireless remote and laser jammer integration, but poor performance, poorly implemented features, overpriced, and a lot of corners cut. ($669) Watch my K40 Platinum100 review.

Cobra Road Scout: Radar detector & dashcam combo. Cool idea, but poor performance and execution. ($399) Read my Road Scout review.

K40 RL360di: Clean looking install, great customer service, subpar performance, basic detector that’s missing important features available elsewhere. ($1,999) Read my K40 RL360di review.

Whistler CR85, CR88, CR90, CR93: Cool features, inexpensive price point, but unfortunately the range is subpar relative to the competition nowadays. ($124-$166) Read my Whistler CR85, CR88, CR90, CR93 review.

Cobra SPX 7800BT: Terrible detector, poor range, poor filtering, poorly designed features, leaks and falses other detectors, misleading advertising ($85-$279) Read my Cobra SPX 7800BT review.

K40 RLS2: Decent/low range, good BSM filtering, GPS for low speed muting but no RLC alerts, overpriced considering features and performance ($399) Watch my K40 RLS2 review.

Rocky Mountain Radar Judge: Scammy product advertising radar and laser “scrambling” that does nothing in practice, flat out lies regarding product’s capabilities, POP detection abilities, RDD immunity, and so on. Range is nothing special, but BSM filtering is actually decent. Much better choices for the money ($399) Read my RMR Judge review.

Batman Radar Detector: Poor range, non-existent filtering, no laser detection, false advertising, cheap, waste of money. ($27) Watch my Batman detector review.

Radar Detector Accessories:

BlendMount: Best rear view mirror mount for radar detectors ($99 before discount) Read my BlendMount review.

Best Laser Jammers:

Comparison review of the Best Laser Jammers of 2019 including the AntiLaser Priority, Stinger fiber jammers, Escort ShifterMax, Escort ZR5, Escort ZW5, TMG Alpha-15, Adaptiv TPX, Blinder HP-905, Laser Interceptor, Laser ShifterPro, and K40 Defuser Optix. Read my laser jammer comparison review.

AntiLaser Priority: Best laser jammers on the market. Very effective, very sensitive, regular updates, can integrate with many different radar detector. ($749 on up) Read my AntiLaser Priority review.

Discontinued Laser Jammers:

Blinder HP-905: I owned it for several years but never formally reviewed it. Good for its time, small heads, but incapable of jamming the newest guns and no longer being updated ($599 on up) Read my Blinder HP-905 review.

Not Recommended Laser Jammers:

K40 Defuser Optix: Poor performing laser jammers. Not great against older laser guns. Nearly incapable of jamming the DragonEye. More expensive than almost every other jammer on the market. Read my K40 Defuser Optix review.

Favorite Dashcams:

Blackvue DR900S-2CH: My primary 2 channel dashcam (front and rear), with 4K recording, driving and parking recording, GPS, WiFi, and cloud integration so I can use it like a security camera ($419) Watch my Blackvue DR900S overview.

Viofo A119 v3: My favorite affordable front only dashcam around $100 for both driving and parking recording ($119) Watch my Viofo A119 v3 review.

Also Good Dashcams:

Blackvue DR750S-2CH: 2 channel dashcam (front and rear) that I run in my car full time. Great video quality, works for driving and parking mode, integrated GPS, wifi, good software, cloud functionality and remote notifications, and basically a fully featured dashcam for complete protection ($399) Read my Blackvue DR750S-2CH review.

Blackvue DR650S-2CH: 2 channel dashcam (front and rear) that I ran in my car full time. Good video quality, works for driving and parking mode, integrated GPS, wifi, good software, cloud functionality and remote notifications, and basically a fully featured dashcam for complete protection ($349) Read my Blackvue DR650S-2CH review.

Papago GoSafe 760: Less expensive front/rear 2 channel dashcam for driving but not parking, GPS is an optional extra and requires an external antenna ($249) Watch my Papago GoSafe 760 review.

Papago GoSafe 200: Dashcam that mounts onto the back of your rear view mirror ($79) Watch my Papago GoSafe 200 review.

Street Guardian SG9665GC: Wedge-shaped dashcam, good video quality, 1080p, LCD ($199) Watch my Street Guardian SG9665GC review.

Vantrue OnDash R2: Good quality video, shaky mount, 1080p, LCD, optional GPS suction cup mount ($99-$129) Watch my Vantrue OnDash R2 review.

Discontinued Dashcam Reviews:

Itronics ITB-100HD: Old dashcam I used to run, discontinued, records at 1080p, integrated GPS ($199) Read my Itronics ITB-100HD review.

KDLINKS X1: Great quality camera, LCD, external GPS, good video quality ($169) Watch my KDLINKS X1 review.

TaoTronics TT-CD06: Great inexpensive camera with high quality video for under $100 ($75) Watch my TaoTronics TT-CD06 review.

Black Box G1W-C: Great dashcam if you’re on a tight budget, records 1080p, good quality video, and at this price there’s no reason not to run a dashcam ($49-$59) Watch my Black Box GW1-C review.

License Plate Protectors:

noPhoto: Flash that mounts onto your license plate and protects you from redlight camera and speed camera systems ($399) Read my noPhoto review.

ProDB: Another license plate flash protector to protect you from photo tickets, but not as good as the noPhoto ($399) Read my ProDB review.

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