Great Product for the Price
I have used this detector for 5 years. To the other reviews who complain about it going off a lot: I'd rather that then it not go off when it should- besides, after a while the beeping starts to be registered almost subconsciously like many other vehicle or road signals are. Plus, if it's particularly annoying I just reach over and press the mute button. However, I'd say %90 of the time it goes off for a legitimate reason. My dad's a cop (who frowns on my using this) and trust me when I say
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there are a lot more undercover cop cars than you might think. Also, factoring all the other signals this will pick up from store alarm systems, etc. it should be going off more often then not. One of it's valued features is that it can pick up random, unidentifiable signals and alert you to a "possible" situation (that sometimes is a cop using a new laser or radar- which allows this device to stay relevant beyond it's capacity to only identify a handful of specific signals). There have been a couple times when this has gone off, I slowed down and blended with traffic, and the other fast guy I was following or leading got pulled over. I live in Salt Lake City but I frequently travel through rural areas so I have a pretty good feel for the capabilities of this device.
This review was originally posted to cobra.com.