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Valentine One Radar Detector

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  • X, K, Ka, and Super Wideband Ka Detection
  • 360° Protection against all types of Laser
  • Rear Radar Antenna
  • Ku Band Detection
  • Directional Indicator
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Technical Details
Item Weight10.6 ounces
Product Dimensions6 x 2.5 x 4 inches
Item model numberV1
  
Additional Information
ASINB000U89KGW
Shipping Weight2 pounds (View shipping rates and policies)
Date First AvailableJuly 24, 2007
  
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  • Model: V1

Product Description

The Valentine One is one of the highest performing radar detectors on the market. One reason for this is multiple radar antennas! The only other detector with two radar antennas is the Bel STi Driver, but in the STi both antennas face forward. In the Valentine One, there is one forward antenna and one rear-facing antenna. Using this combination of antennas, it effectively tells you the band and strength of the radar signal, along with the number of "bogeys," or radar units being detected. It will also tell you what direction the signal is coming from, and provide the best rear detection out of every other windshield-mounted detector on the market. Even when this sounds too good to be true, there's more. The Valentine One has excellent laser reception, consistently appearing at the top of tests in this category. In addition to the super high-performance of Valentine's detector, this model will never become obsolete. The very first Valentine detectors from 1992 look identical to the ones today, and can be sent in to Valentine to be updated with the latest hardware and software (charges may apply). If you decide on a Valentine One, you'll be in good hands with the same detector for the rest of your life.

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Customer Reviews

The arrows tell you exactly where the radar source is coming from!
Darryl
I bought my V1 directly from Valentine One's web site and I recommend you do the same if you want the best windshield mount radar detector on the market.
PDH
And as for customer service and support - I have't had to use them yet.
Cable 900

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219 of 226 people found the following review helpful By M and K on January 15, 2008
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I've had a Valentine 1 since the early 90's. Over the years, it has been upgraded and has consistently been a top performer. Since those early days, these new V1s offer laser, a reinforced power cord (fixing a former Con), slightly modified/improved interface (see Pros) and new detection capabilities for instant-on radar.

Pro:
+Incredible detection range that always amazes my passengers... consistently voted #1 in the rankings in laser and radar tests, usually only dinged for price (see Cons) or styling. (Are they serious? Who care's if it's boxy?)
+Able to track multiple targets at one time (9), which at first sounds silly, but it helps you filter threats
+Able to tell that you've passed a target. Signal in front will shift to side lights and then to rear helping you ID where the signal is
+Is he behind me? Front AND rear detectors (and matching light indicators) I think makes this detector one-of-a-kind
+Black color (unit, mounts and cables) blends into your dash and does not reflect as much light and glare as its shiny counterparts. I can't believe the competition has gone with the shiny titanium styling... silly!
+The longer power cord (four feet?) looks like a "phone cord" and is reinforced nicely, a vast improvement over the early V1 cords
+Also has pieces for hardwiring the unit, but I suspect you'll need to buy wire and an installer (not a typical do it yourselfer project)
+The glass mount (with spare suction cups) is just awesome! After 15 years, the design is still unbeaten!
+Variable volume and mute settings, with one-touch mute
+Display will show a "J" when a signal is determined to be "junk", a false-alarm. When you get the "J" your V1 is telling you that it is retracting the warning from this signal.
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93 of 95 people found the following review helpful By Spendtoomuchhere on May 8, 2012
First I'm a long time owner of the V1 from back in my younger days of owning a Viper and running with friends south of Stockton on I 5 south, their Italian cars were pushing 200 mph while the Viper hit measly 170. I still drive fast and still have my license thanks to the V1 and 9500ix. It appears Viper and Corvette owners are like V1 and Escort owners, they do not like each other, a bit of a long stand rivalry. Well the V1 is like a Viper, no frills, mind blowing torque and power. The V1 is the most sensitive and will pick up bogeys miles away when on open flat roads, if you're a rural dweller with little minimal city driving the V1 is for you. It is simple to operate and has one knob, no frills and lets you know the direction and number of bogeys. If you keep it, upgrades every few years will set you back $189. Yes, the guy has his cranky old Mother in law working the phones and customer service is less than pleasant at Valentine
The 9500ix is like the Corvette, plush interior, plenty powerful with lots of options and technology. For you city folk and those who live in heavily populated areas AND can understand and use technology the 9500ix is for you. Less sensitive on the wide open road but has all the features required for people who travel the same route each day in and around the city or populated area. GPS enabled device, when your detector goes off you look at it, it alarms and displays your mph, speeding again. It warns you of those dam red light cameras and permanent photo speed traps ($35 for 3 years of updates). It auto learns all those annoying X and K band false alarms along my commute, somehow when a cop is hiding in one of these areas it picks him up. It will display you battery voltage when it gets low.
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150 of 162 people found the following review helpful By Tiresias on December 9, 2007
For years Valentine had Escort and the others completely trounced. Finally, with the X50, Escort came close to Valentine in some respects. Their new GPS detector the 9500i is also based on the 8500 X50 model. The thing is, Valentine keeps a commanding lead in four respects:
1. Yes, Escort now equals Valentine on K and Ka (but not X band); however, Valentine responds much better to instant on.
2. Valentine's laser detection is insanely good. No one comes close...and that's what you need with laser, because it is very hard to "spot."
3. Because of patent considerations, Escort can't have front and rear antennae on their unit and tell you what direction the radar is coming from. This is actually a VERY useful feature...and the rear antenna lets you know when a mobile instant on unit is creeping up behind you.
4. Valentine detects instant-on POP radar nearly 100% of the time. Escort just plain doesn't see it half the time.
I've driven with one since the mid 1990s, and never received a ticket while using it. It's the best investment you can make in driving peace of mind.
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90 of 98 people found the following review helpful By Richard A. Megica on December 22, 2007
I've had a Valentine One for four years and am preparing to order another one for our second car, since I've just had the first one hard-wired into our new one. The hands-down "winningest" features are the arrow system to tell you where the radars are and the "bogey counter" that tells you how many different signals the V1 is receiving. My wife is very impressed that the V1 can see so far down the road and over hills. Some reviews snipe at the V1's boxy styling. I didn't buy it to make a fashion statement. I bought it for its unmatched performance. There is a very nifty option: a small lightweight plastic block called a "concealed display" that has the direction lights, type-of-radar lights, and a mute on/off button. I velcro-mount it to my steering wheel column near the dash, so I don't have to look up to see what's going on (my V1 is near the roofline). Think about how much a ticket would cost, adding in risk of an insurance premium increase. The V1 is the way to go. Recommend that if you hard-wire the unit, you have the tech leave the in-line fuse exposed or at least easy-to-access.
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