Cobra Brings Radar Detectors to the 21st Century with OLEDs and Smart Car Monitoring

I thought radar detectors were a thing of the 1980s until I spotted Cobra's sexy new Super-Xtreme Range Superheterodyne Maximum Performance 12 Band XRS 9950. Even its name says "I drive a long red car very fast for reasons I won't go into now." Seriously, the 1.5" OLED screen on this baby shows you everything from… » 1/05/08 9:13pm 1/05/08 9:13pm

Uniden Packs Radar Detector Inside MapTrax GPS for High-Tech Cop Spotting

Uniden hasn't been long in the GPS game, but its experience in high-end radar detectors goes back years and years. So it's no surprise that, come CES, it will be the first company to introduce a MapTrax GPS navigator with radar detection built in. We don't know much about them yet, like how the radar detection might… » 12/27/07 8:35am 12/27/07 8:35am

How Can the Valentine One Still Be the Best Radar Detector?

I have to buy a radar detector before snow season starts and the Tahoe PD start crawling all over my ass. For a long time, I'd wanted a Valentine One. I knew it was supposed to be the best a few years ago, but was shocked to see that was still the case today when Alex Roy mentioned he'd used a Val One in his… » 10/15/07 10:04pm 10/15/07 10:04pm

Radar Detector with GPS Memorizes Speed Traps

The Passport 9500i is a radar detector that has GPS loaded into it, giving you even more of an excuse to dangerously speed without worrying about getting busted. The GPS doesn't do anything fancy like give you directions — no, that would be boring. Instead, it memorizes the locations of speed traps to better warn you… » 2/08/07 11:32am 2/08/07 11:32am

Cobra XRS R9G GPS Radar Detector: Fights the Man by Dodging Red Light Cams

Here's a gadget for those who learned to drive by watching Mad Max. Cobra's latest radar detector picks up on standard radar and laser guns used by The Man in speed enforcement. But it also has a GPS and a database of known speed traps and red light cameras. That's good for slowing down before John Q. Law pegs you… » 1/05/07 8:01am 1/05/07 8:01am