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Old 06-09-2013, 04:39 PM   #1
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Who's going to get one of these?

I am!

https://www.cobra.com/detail/cobra-i...id-devices.cfm

This may get moved but since this is where I hang I posted it here.

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Old 06-09-2013, 04:43 PM   #2
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Hummm interesting, I wonder what the communication lag time is between device and detector

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Old 06-09-2013, 05:01 PM   #3
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Hummm interesting, I wonder what the communication lag time is between device and detector
It depends on where you mount the detector. Can it be much farther away than say 4'?
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Good luck. The "lag" time would only add to the existing "lag" time it takes the detector to pick up and register the radar signal. I am a cop and don't really write a lot of tickets but I love to tease the drivers with visible detectors when stopped near them in traffic. I purposely turn the radar on and off when I am right next to them to see how long they will pretend to ignore it because they know I'm there (I am amused by little stupid things like that). When I do this I am always amazed by the delay between my turning it on and the detector going off - as much as 3-4 seconds sometimes, plenty of time for an officer to get a good reading of speed. Actually, the sudden drop off of speed can be used as further evidence of speeding later.

I will grant that the detector will alert to radar being used on another driver and possibly you will slow down, but when not in traffic the cops gets your speed well before your detector goes off. Oh and I always write the ticket for speeding when a detector is visible.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:12 PM   #5
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Oh and I always write the ticket for speeding when a detector is visible.
Exactly why these will fly out of the door at Cobra.!

Btw, I do not speed. I just like to know who is where.
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Cobra = junk. Get an Escort.
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$300? I prefer to just not speed excessively. Easy to not get tickets that way and most of the time when someone goes flying past me and we happen to be going to the same place I usually pull up right behind them at the red light...so what's the point?
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Cobra = junk. Get an Escort.
Does Escort make this type of device? I have never had a detector in my windshield and never will.
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Old 06-09-2013, 05:16 PM   #9
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Nope. Just very good detectors that work. I had a 9500ix that had built in GPS. Thing was amazing. Research on RadarDetectors.net before lying down cash for a mediocre gadget at best.
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Does Escort make this type of device? I have never had a detector in my windshield and never will.
I also believe cobra is one of the lower end detectors. Escort doesn't have an iPhone one but I wouldn't want it to be wired thru the phone due to lag. They do have a mountable version that you can mount behind the grill and wire it into the cabin. It won't be a "visible" detector unless you know what to look for
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Does Escort make this type of device? I have never had a detector in my windshield and never will.
I believe it's called Escort SmartRadar, but I don't think any wireless radar detector that has lag is going to perform as well as the wired Escort that costs much less.
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I have a fool proof device that stops me from getting any speeding tickets. Cops don't stand a chance. It's called the gas pedal, and I use it just enough to where I don't go over the speed limit.

Try it sometime!
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I don't even think my jeep could go over the speed limit on the highway. I get passed by SmartCars all the time
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Old 06-09-2013, 06:41 PM   #14
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Probably shouldn't have started this thread. More than likely I am on the NSA list now.
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very cool. Please report back once you have it and have tested it out a little.
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Old 06-09-2013, 07:12 PM   #16
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Not shipping until 3rd quarter 2013.

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