1. f75gunslinger's Avatar
    I just ran across one of these in a store and looked it up. I read a review and it seemed like an interesting idea....

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    08-10-2011 05:30 PM
  2. cadzilla74's Avatar
    Cobra is lower end radar detection at best. This seems like lipstick on a pig at a relatively steep price. Get a higher end Escort or Valentine and it will include these functions and be a far superior radar detector to boot.
    08-10-2011 06:48 PM
  3. SnyperX's Avatar
    I have the iOS version before I swapped to Android. I like the integration on the phone as far as seeing traffic cams and speed traps, however Trapster is better for the speed traps as it updates way faster. As for radar detection..... It sucks pretty bad. It works in my county for the Sheriff's office and local PD, however it does not work when I go out of county, or for state police. It just doesn't detect enough newer bands.
    The range on the detection is also pretty small. It works fine for city driving where you're going 35-40 or less, but at highway speeds, it doesn't detect anything till after you can visually see the Officer on your own, and by then it's generally too late unless there is heavy traffic around you.

    So overall I would NOT recommend it, and agree with Cadzilla74 on just investing in a better one. They are more expensive, but they pay for themselves the first time you avoid a ticket with it.
    08-11-2011 01:14 AM
  4. codesplice's Avatar
    To be honest, I wouldn't trust any radar detector that costs less than $300. I've been through too many before I learned that truth. Just save up for a V1 and never look back - I haven't, and there's no need to since the arrows tell you where the bogey is!
    08-11-2011 08:19 AM
  5. takeshi's Avatar
    Spend some time reading up on Cobra RD's on sites dedicated to RD's. IMO it's not a good idea for hopefully obvious reasons (already stated in this thread).

    Just save up for a V1 and never look back - I haven't, and there's no need to since the arrows tell you where the bogey is!
    There are quite a few good options out there. The V1 isn't one-size-fits-all just as any Android device isn't one-size-fits-all.
    08-12-2011 05:43 PM
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