I have not bought a radar detector yet, but I have been reading a lot of online reviews about radar detectors. I have read reviews on the following brands, Beltronics, Escort, Valentine One, Whistler and the Cobra. After reading all these reviews it appears to me that the pick of the crop is the Escort PassportCI, but unfortunately it is priced way out of my league.
The second best radar detector appears to be between the Escort Passport 9500ix and the Beltronix GX65, both are priced about the same at approximately a third of the cost of the Escort PassportCI which to me is more realistic and within my price range.
The thing that has helped me the most to make up my mind are the features of the Escort Passport 9500x Detector, these are as follows.
The Auto-learn feature: Which uses artificial intelligence to Automatically learn each radar signal it encounters and determines if it’s a threat or not. This helps to cut down on the number of false alarms.
Simple Controls: Even though all the products are preset and ready to go, each of them can be setup to your Fethiye Escort own driving and personal preferences. You are able to choose which radar bands you wish to monitor, which meter you want to observe when a signal is detected and if you want to see your vehicle speed during the alert.
Safety Camera Database: Speed traps can be anywhere. They could be where the speed suddenly changes from a 100 kph to 50 kph and you forget to adjust your speed but now your passport 9500ix will warn you if there is a speed camera round.
Variable Speed Sensitivity: With the Patented GPS technology to vary X and K-band sensitivity based on your vehicle’s speed thus allowing the detector to provide alerts based on what the vehicle is actually doing. Out on the highway you need the best long rang sensitivity you can get.
Web ready: The Passport 9500ix is the first radar and laser detector that can be easily updated via the internet using your computer. The Passport 9500ix is Red Light capable which means if you drive through a red light then your not listening to your radar detector and you deserve to get a ticket.
The Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector comes complete with a comprehensive owner’s manual, quick release windshield mount (very handy if your worried about it getting stolen), coiled SmartCord for power or can be hardwired.
I have decided after reading a lot of reviews and studying the facts that the better detector where it matters most is the ESCORT PASSPORT 9500ix.