Thursday, January 31, 2013

Choosing a radar detector in 2013

Wow, 2012 came and went fast.  2013 is now upon us and everyone is asking what is the best reviewed radar detectors for 2013.  We revised our top picks for 2013 and as new items come out and get tested we will do our best to keep this page updated.  For now there are no new detectors coming out Escort & Beltronics and many of the late 2012 models are still our strong picks for 2013.

Monday, January 21, 2013

Help choosing a Radar Detector

We get asked all the time which is the best radar detector for the money and unfortunately there is no one detector that is best for everyone.  We have recently made some changes and additions to our FAQ's page to include information on some of the newer radar detectors.   We have several models that we like across various price ranges.  We also have custom installed radar detectors as well as the more common windshield mounted radar detectors.

Still the easiest way to find the best unit for yourself is to contact us and let us know where you drive and your budget and we can tell you what unit would be the best for you.

Tuesday, January 15, 2013

New 2013 Cobra Radar Detectors

At CES 2013 Cobra introduced 2 new radar detectors that they plan to release for 2013.  Both will be in the iRadar platform.  One is the iRadar ATOM which will eventually replace the iRadar windshield mounted units.  Its 30% smaller from previous versions and will have a performance increase over their older models.

Next will be Cobra's first introduction into remote mounted radar detectors.  It is the new Cobra iRadar S-Series ($300) . It differs from previous radar detectors from the company in that it's designed to be mounted in the front of your vehicle usually behind your grill.  All controls and alerts will come through your smartphone.
Next Cobra also introduced their new SPX Radar Line which will include three new models – the SPX 5300, SPX 5400 and SPX 5500, all which include super-charged performance in a more compact unit size. The three models offer double the detection range with less false alerts, all at a highly affordable price.

As with all products manufactures always claim their newer models are better and offer better performance.  Once these products start to come in we will test them and see what they really can do.  As of yet no Cobra radar detector has made it to our Best Radar Detector listing.  Maybe one of these models will perform goof enough to make it on our recommendation list.