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Mostly a toy these days I think...
on April 6, 2015
For the money, I really appreciate the numerous features this detector provides! Its very hard to compare this unit's performance as I have no other devices to directly compare it too but I can say every time I have been targeted by police "clocking traffic", it has alerted several seconds ahead of time. I wouldn't say it gave me much lead time (maybe 2-3 seconds warning)... but I don't really depend of this device to avoid tickets as this is more of a "toy" for me to play with while driving. I like the ability to enable/disable the many features like turning off X-band warnings although in Ohio, I leave that enabled because I've read online some Ohio police departments still rock the X-band detectors?! Honestly I mostly leave it in "city" mode to cut down on false alerts (always near grocery, gas, or retail stores with automatic doors). Also, I commute downtown every day on the freeway that passes the CMH airport, they must have some laser-based auto-pilot landing technology in use because this sucker screams "laser alert" every time I go by the north runway. I've also been "lasered" by parked police cruisers on the side of the freeway... no warning at all before alerting. Instant on Laser really makes these devices useless as a warning device. Smart drivers should learn where those "hidden" spots are where highway patrols clock traffic from and just know the instant-on guns really don't provide any warnings these days. I also notice this detector alerting for minutes at a time on the freeway with a weaker signal... I'm assuming the modern cruise control radar-based autos are causing this... again, almost making these devices useless or at least very annoying.