Here are our most common Radar Detector questions that we receive: (Updated 12/3/2014)
1. What is the best radar detector for the money?
Without a doubt we can say that we feel that the best radar detectors are between the following units: Beltronics PRO-300 ($299.95), The Escort Passport ($349.95) , Beltronics PRO-500 ($399.95), Escort Redline ($499.95) and the Escort Max & Escort Max 2 ($549.95 & $599.95).
With a starting price of around $300 for these units, they may be out of the price range for many shoppers. We rank these radar detectors the best because they offer the absolute best performance and they are all firmware upgradeable.
Please check out the following page for more info on both these detectors: Comparing the Max & Max 2 Radar Detectors.
2. What is the best radar detector under $200?
The color of the display is the only difference. Escort has claimed that the blue display cost more money to produce so they pass that cost on to the consumer in the price of the unit.
5. Whats the deal with cordless radar detectors and why have so many of them been discontinued?
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 radar detectors manufactured over 2 years ago and cordless radar detector models can not see this signal because it is just too fast. This technology is growing and many of the newer models do offer protection for this new technology.
7. What are Voice Alerts?
This is best explained in a picture.
The Beltronics is shorter in length but is slightly wider. The Escort 8500 x50 is more narrow but it is slightly longer.
9. What is the difference from the RX65 to the new Beltronics PRO 300?
Pro 300 has both cosmetic changes as well as performance gains.
Visit the following Pro-300 vs RX65 detailed comparison for all the details on these two units.