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.
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.
Reviews of My Favorite Remote Mount 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. ($1,999) 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 for a singular interface, and optional arrows. ($1,599) Watch my Radenso Pro 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 ($649 on up) Watch my Net Radar DSP review.
Great Current Radar Detectors, but not necessarily my top picks:
Escort Max 360c: WiFi for automatic firmware and RLC updates, but a bit gimmicky. Expensive, but easy to use, has arrows, reasonable performance, great false alert filtering, autolockouts, and plug-and-play type of detector. ($699) 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.
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 and a worse design. It retails for $100 less, but you can regularly find the Max360 discounted for the same price as a GT-360. ($549) Read my Beltronics GT-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. ($399) Watch my Radenso XP review.
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.
Reviews of Good, but Discontinued Radar Detectors:
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:
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.
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 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.
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.
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.
Discontinued Dashcam Reviews:
License Plate Protectors: