Radar Detector Reviews

Reviews of My Favorite Windshield Mount Radar Detectors:

Uniden R1 & R3: Top of the line, crazy long range performance, excellent false alert filtering, insane amount or detector for the money. Arguably one of the very best radar detectors on the market. (R1 is $299, R3 is $399) Read my R1 and R3 review.

Escort Max360: 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 ($649 or less) Read my Max360 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. ($399) Watch my Radenso XP review.

Uniden DFR7: Best bang for the buck city/highway detector. Good performance, great false alert filtering, GPS, manual lockouts, a lot of detector for the money. ($269) Read my Uniden DFR7 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.

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

Reviews of My Favorite Remote Mount Radar Detectors:

Stinger VIP: Fully featured, advanced hardware, long range, good filtering, RDD immune, optional arrows, firmware updates are hit or miss, expensive. ($2800 retail for standard setup, $4300 retail for front and rear antennas for arrows) Read my Stinger VIP review.

Net Radar: Best standard pick for people running the ALP. Good performance, great filtering, optional arrows, GPS lockouts with phone ($499 on up) Watch my Net Radar review.

 

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

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.

 

Reviews of Good, but Discontinued Radar Detectors:

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:

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: Possibly the worst detector I’ve ever tested, 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 GPS lockouts or 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.

 

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 2017 including the AntiLaser Priority, Stinger VIP, Escort ZR5, Blinder HP-905, 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.

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.

 

Favorite 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)  Full review pending, watch my video showing the improvements between the DR650S and DR750S.

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.

 

Also Good Dashcams:

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.

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.