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Still works great
on May 8, 2013
Normally I don't have kind things to say about any Chinese made item. This one still surprises me after a couple of months. Not only was it far cheaper ($20 in lieu of $500) of other models I've purchased, but it still actually works with daily use. Nearly every other Chinese product I've purchases has failed within a week or two. This one has an added feature I really like, a simple rheostat on the side to adjust the sensitivity of wireless signal detection, plus LED and signal strength meter. My $500 model from Brickhouse Security was always giving false alerts on stray signals I couldn't filter out, and I never knew the distance or direction the signal was coming from (this one has a compass on it as well. Tiny, but useful when chasing hidden signals).
It has other features the high dollar model doesn't. In addition to earphones, it can be set to vibrate. This is excellent when you are scanning hotels, cars in public view, or other things you don't need nosy people asking about while you are helping your customers or law enforcement. Another benefit over my overpriced unit, the red LED's used to detect camera lenses (that aren't wireless), the flash speed can be adjusted also. This is better for time lapsed cameras that open and close the lenses openings (like critter cameras, motion photo cameras, etc.).
Using this cheap model (that also comes with rechargeable batteries and AC adapter)has helped me spend less time chasing down false alerts on things that aren't there. Just in recent weeks, I've located one GPS tracker on a car and several "Voyeur" cameras set up with client's vehicles or private areas (locker rooms, bathrooms, showers) in less time than usual. It is also much smaller than my commercial unit, thus making it easy to carry in a shirt or pants pocket unnoticed.