Reviews of My Favorite Windshield Mount Radar Detectors:
(Last updated: Feb. 2023)
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 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: 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 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.
Escort 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 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 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.
Reviews of My Favorite Custom Installed Radar Detectors:
Escort 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: 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: 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: 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.
Cobra 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. ($649) Read 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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Radar Detector Accessories:
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.
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.
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.
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