Need Help choosing the right radar detector? We have compiled a list of the most popular radar detectors along with some of the most popular features to help you choose.
If you live in an area where radar detectors are illegal (Virginia, Washington DC & some countries including parts of Canada) and you can afford $499.95 then the
would be ideal for you. In areas where detectors are illegal enforcement uses RDD's (Radar Detector Detectors) to find vehicles using radar detectors. The Beltronics STi
Magnum is immune to all RDD technologies so they can not detect that
you have a radar detector in your vehicle. If you don't travel to these area's then the
for $200 cheaper would be a very good choice
and its our top performing detector under $300.
When looking for a new radar detector we suggest that you choose a unit with Long Range, POP Mode Protection and if you can afford it a unit which is Firmware Upgradeable.. POP Mode is a normal K or Ka band radar signal which travels from the radar gun to a target and back in less than a 1/10th of a second. Most cheap radar detectors can not see this signal because it is just too fast for the radar detector to see it. This technology is growing and many of the newer models offer protection for this new technology. Firmware Upgradeable has only been available on some of the more expensive units but recently Whistler incorporated this feature on the XTR-690SE, XTR-695SE & Pro-78SE models. This is nice to have because engineers are always trying to increase performance and having an upgradeable unit gives you the option to send the unit back to the factory to get updated firmware when improvements come out for a small fee.
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