|Need Help choosing the right radar detector for your specific needs?
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 Escort Redline
would be the best radar detector for you. In areas where detectors are
illegal enforcement uses RDD's (Radar Detector Detectors) to find
vehicles using radar detectors. The Escort Redline is immune to all RDD technologies so they can not detect that
you have a radar detector in your vehicle.
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.
More information is available you can view our Detailed Product Comparisons. If you have any questions always feel free to contact us toll free at 1-888-229-7594