Friday, December 30, 2011

Updated Radar Detector Laws

We have updated the Radar Detector Laws page to include the recent changes in Texas in regard to laser jammers now being banned and we now include a listing of all Provinces in Canada where radar detectors are allowed and not allowed.

Happy Holiday's From Best Radar Detectors

I cant believe another year has come and gone.  Lots of new products came out in 2011 and 2012 looks to be very promising with Escort's Live Product and other new models which should come in the future.

We have been selling radar detectors now since 2004 and we look forward to helping everyone in the New Year.  As new products come out we will constantly check them out and when we find a detector that fits one of our Best categories we will update the Best Rated Radar Detectors page.

Thanks for choosing BestRadarDetectors in 2011 and we hope you all have a safe and happy 2012!

Monday, November 14, 2011

Black Friday Radar Detector Deals from Best Radar Detectors?

We get asked all the time if we are going to run Black Friday and Cyber Monday radar detector deals and each year we do run a sale but due to manufacture price requirements we never post them online.  The best way to be informed of sales and promotions is to add yourself to our newsletter.  Not only will you be informed of member only sales and promotions but you also automatically get entered to our quarterly radar detector giveaways.

Visit the FREE Radar Detector page on our site to sign up.  2014 is coming to an end and many new models came out this year. To get caught up on which detectors are the best for 2014 visit the Best Radar Detectors 2014 page.

Saturday, October 15, 2011

Beltronics Sti Driver --> Beltronics Sti Magnum

With the new and improved Beltronics Sti Magnum being out many Sti Driver customers are upset especially if they recently purchased the Sti Driver since the Sti Magnum has improved performance.  Beltronics is offering any Sti Driver owner even if it was purchased a few years back an option to upgrade to the new Sti Magnum for $99, This is a great deal considering the improvement between the old and new model.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

New Escort 8500x50 Black Radar Detectors

Escort has recently released an update to their 8500x50 radar detector called the Escort 8500x50 Black. Besides the immediately noticeable black colored case the Escort 8500x50 Black has a new lens which also gives the new version some performance increase. Escort has claimed a 40% performance increase but they do not specify where they get this figure from. 

In testing the new Escort 8500x50 Black there is some increase over the original 8500x50 but its definately not 40% better.  I think Escort is comparing it to average competitors in the $100 to $200 price range and not directly saying its 40% better than the original model.  Overall they did not increase the price with this new release so if buying a new detector definately get the black over the older model.

The Escort 8500x50 has always been a solid performer and one of the best radar detectors under $300.  I am courious if they will revise the Beltronics RX65 with the new lens as well.  Right now we still like the Beltronics RX65 as the top performer in the price range since it also offers voice alerts and KU Band support at the same price.

Sunday, September 25, 2011

New Radar Detector Forum

We are working on a new radar detector forum which will be live soon.  The Radar Detector Forum and we hope it will be a place for everyone to discuss and share information on radar detectors in a friendly environment.

Thursday, September 22, 2011

New Beltronics STi Magnum Radar Detector

Lots of improvements going on with both Escort and Beltronics lately.  The last improvement is the refresh of the Beltronics Sti Driver and its now called the Beltronics Sti Magnum.  From the outside not much has changed to the design but Beltronics is stating that the new Sti Magnum has an Amazing 60% Performance Improvement.

We expect to have them in stock in a few days and we will test them to see just how much better this new Sti Magnum is over the older model.  In any case even if the improvement in performance is minor it would still be the lowest cost completely invisible radar detector!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Escort Redline or Escort 9500ix Radar Detector?

Both are great detectors but they are designed for different uses.  The Escort Redline is more geared for people that will mostly use the radar detector on the highway.  Its also immune to all radar detector detectors so many commercial drivers opt for the Redline and also those users that plan to use radar detectors where they are banned such as Virgina & Washington DC and parts of Canada also love the Redline.

The Escort 9500ix while not immune to all radar detector detectors does however come with great benefits having an embedded GPS antenna.  Using the GPS antenna the detector is smart enough to mark false alerts and memorize the frequency and the GPS location of the false alert so that it will never alert you to those false alerts in the future.  It can also give you advanced notice of red light cameras and fixed speed cameras.

Both of these detectors are listed in the Best Radar Detectors of 2011-2012, If you live or travel frequently through areas where detectors are illegal and you plan to use a radar detector get the Escort Redline, If not the 9500ix will give you more for your money.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

Why we choose the Escort 9500ix as the best overall radar detector.

On our site we rate the Escort 9500ix as the best overall windshield mounted radar detector.  There are lots of best radar detectors for certain uses for example the Escort Redline is our best detector to use in areas such as Virginia or Washington DC but overall the Escort 9500ix would be the best detector for the majority of users.

The Beltronics GX65 would be very close the 9500ix but for only a few bucks more the Escort 9500ix adds the auto learn feature for automatically marking and ignoring false alerts which is a manual process on the Beltronics GX65.  With its high sensitivity and gps functions for marking and ignoring false alerts and also for giving you the ability to be warned of fixed speed cameras and red light cameras the Escort 9500ix cant be beat.

Saturday, July 9, 2011

Beltronics Rock & Rule Summer Radar Detector Promotion

Beltronics is running a national promotion and you will receive a Free $50 Accessory Pack with the purchase of a GX65, STi Driver, RX65 or Vector 995 Beltronics radar detector from June 12 to August 14.  This is a great addition to any of these radar detectors.  For more information visit the Beltronics Radar Detector Promotion page.

Saturday, June 4, 2011

What is the difference between the Beltronics RX65 & Beltronics GX65 Radar Detector

We get asked this question almost daily so I figured I would spend a few moments to post the answer to the blog.  The Beltronics GX65 is based on the same platform as the Beltronics RX65 so when comparing the radar & laser performance they are virtually identical.  The GX65 adds an internal GPS antenna which basically takes the RX65 to new level with great advantages.

Having GPS the GX65 can alert you to red light cameras and fixed speed cameras by comparing your GPS location to the pre-installed coordinates of cameras across the US & Canada. The internal database is updateable via any PC computer with a USB port.  The 2nd advantage is the ability to mark and ignore false alerts.  The GX65 can memorize your GPS location and the frequency of the false alert so the next time you pass the false the detector will not alert you unless it see's some new activity at that same location.  This makes the GX65 much more quieter than the RX65.

Wednesday, May 4, 2011

Compare Beltronics GX65 and Escort 9500ix Radar Detectors

The Top 2 GPS enabled radar detectors are the Beltronics GX65 and the Escort 9500ix.  If you did not know already Escort & Beltronics are the same company and both of these items run on the same platform so performance is just about identical.  The key differences are mainly in small feature differences which I will clearly list for you.

1. Escort 9500ix has a Blue led screen while the GX65 has a Red led screen.
2. Escort 9500ix has voice alerts with a woman's voice, GX65 has a man voice.

But the more important difference is the Escort 9500ix has an auto learn feature where the detector will automatically mark and ignore false alerts for you.  On the Beltronics GX65 this is manual and you will press the mark button when you want the detector to memorize a false alert location.

For more information visit our Best Radar Detectors full website.

Cobra iRadar IRAD 105 backorders have shipped

Our shipment of the Cobra iRadar iRad-105's has been received and we have cleared out all back-orders on these units.

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Cobra iRadar IRAD 105 Radar Detector for Android Phones

On 4/15 Cobra shipped the new version of the iPhone for Android devices.  This is a much requested product and we hope to have them in stock any day now.  We have added the product to our site and you can order them now if you want to be one of the first to get one.  Visit the following page for more details on this product Cobra iRadar iRad 105 Radar Detector.

Thursday, March 10, 2011

Escort Passport iQ Radar Detector

Another new product that we are very excited about is the new Passport iQ radar detector.  Escort has once again created a new and unique product.  We have always had customers ask if they could connect their radar detectors to their gps units and Escort has done just that with the new Escort Passport iQ.  The iQ if a full portable navigation unit with a full radar detector in one unit.  Now not only can you get your laser and radar alerts but you can see on the map the locations of red light and fixed speed cameras while you are given door to door directions!  This is a game changer for the industry!

Escort Passport iQ

Beltronics Sti-R Plus is finally here

We have been waiting for the Beltronics Sti-R Plus for over a year and its finally here.  The Beltronics Sti-R Plus takes off where the old Sti-R left off.  The original Sti-R was a great unit with incredible range and was the perfect stealth unit.  The Bel Sti-R Plus however adds a gps antenna for marking and ignoring false alerts and also for advanced warning of red light cameras and fixed speed cameras.  The new model also offers TSR which is needed for those that travel on highways in major citys and are tired off all the false alerts from those traffic sensors. 
We will get one installed soon and we will report back with a test drive... I cant wait!