Pros: It Picks up all different types of Radar and Laser
Cons: It Picks up so many types of Radar that its always going off. There is a City mode that sort of helps but not really. I also got a ticket with it. Really if you get hit with a laser there is no slowing down. There are also so many false alarms that I have started ignoring the device. I had a rocky mountain radar Laser detector before this device (it was stolen out of my car) and I thought this would be an upgrade to that old radar detector. I was mistaken and will nev...
Summary: If you're looking for a high quality low wallet impact radar detector then I would greatly recommend this.
Pros: I got my for 400 off of that one popular online bidding site and I have to say its very solid for the price. I can pick up city police with their K band Stalker dash mounts 0.5 miles ahead. And the MAXID feature lets me know the difference from false alarms and actual Instant On radar ahead.
Cons: If you live in a state with laws against detectors then you might want to grab another one, although this is rated at 300 feet detection. This detector does pick up a decent amount of false alarms (All of them justified by other cars with leaky detectors or garage door openers and even picked up a trucks backup distance sensor. As another rater said, be sure to drive as normal with this detector for a while before you start relaxing about police. Learn where your fals...
Summary: Think about it.... A $300+ ticket that dings your driving record which boosts insurance premiums or a $150 device to prevent it? To me it is a no brainer.
Pros: I can attest this detector has saved me from at the least three guaranteed tickets. Considering I live in CA it has saved me a lot of money, time and grief. I get great distance responses. I usually catch cops radar from a good mile out. This gadget catches them far before I can spot them visually. It is excellent for night and highway driving.
Cons: I haven't been able to turn off the k band which gives me quite a few false alarms. The false alarms on Ka are very seldom and only in the city.
Conclusion: Best detector out there for the money!! It has detected police radar over 2 miles out. False alarms minimal! Had it 6 months now and hasn't failed me once yet. Compass is about the only thing its missing. Who needs it, i have GPS.
Conclusion: Best detector out there for the money!! It has detected police radar over 2 miles out. False alarms minimal! Had it 6 months now and hasnt failed me once yet. Compass is about the only thing its missing. But who needs it, i have gps.
Saved my a.s.s several times and has more than payed for itself
Nigel from Decatur, AL, Sonic Electronix
2 December 2011
Conclusion: I bought this unit because I read multiple good things about it on radar detector forums and when I asked friends they tried to tell me that whistlers were "cheap and wouldn't work good" well all of those people have eaten their words lol! This unit more than payed for itself within the first day of it being installed in my vehicle! It gives unbelievably quick and accurate alerts to approaching Leo's radaring!
Summary: My first Whistler unit still works after greater than 10 years of use. The second lasted about 5 years. I bought this one to replace it. Not sure I would buy another Whistler, seems the quality is no longer there.
Pros: Worked as expected for 10 months.
Cons: Sound (speaker) failed after 10 months so no longer able to have audible alerts.
Shitty from Saskatchewan, Canada, Sonic Electronix
2 June 2011
Conclusion: Compared to a really old but decent detector this one is far batter. When comparing it to a newer Cobra, this one is night and day difference (better-wise). I've had it pick up signals on the highway long before I could see the cop, even within lots of traffic on a divided highway. Definitely a great product for the price.