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Old 09-10-2014, 09:34 AM   #1
 
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Default Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector w/ Red Display $190 + Free Shipping

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Deal Editor's Note: This Radar Detector has earned 4.2 stars overall (out of possible 5) based on 219 reviews at Amazon. - slickdewmaster

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i ordered this one yesterday...

BuyDig.com - Escort SmartRadar Radar Detector- Android Version (0100014-2)

similar but different. $180 with some coupon too.
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How good are those against pop? And anyone hear good things about the solo models? I prefer battery powered so I can easily swap it in vehicles.
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Pop is instant ON so you're fucked just like laser. The escorts will pick then up at least a mile away if their radar gun is on.

There is no way legally to beat POP or LIDAR. Jammers are the only way to give them a - - - reading for speed but most radar guns can detect jammers and will inform the cop that the signal being received is not the same as sent out.
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still shows 189 for me.
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still shows 189 for me.
Weird... List Price:$339.99Price:$234.88*Free Shipping for Prime MembersYou Save:$105.11 (31%)
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Same. $189. I was close to ordering went to the last page then decided i could use that money else where like paint.
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I had to reload the item so now I see the 189...thanks
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Same. $189. I was close to ordering went to the last page then decided i could use that money else where like paint.
I rarely even put up my radar unless I'm doing long trips. Its useless in stop/go traffic and when I'm only planning on doing 5-10 over around town.
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i havent had one in a while... but want to again... the only driving i do for work is down long country roads where cops don't "hide"... they are going to be coming at me from wherever they are when they are around... it'd be nice to "see" them before they see me.
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I have the Passport Max. Works well. Picks up signals up to 1.5 miles away (as long as conditions are good), and at least a mile when conditions aren't as great. It replaced my 9500ix (which I actually like just as much).

Saved me plenty of times when I haven't paid attention to the speed limit and my radar goes off. Kind of a reminder to look down and check every once in a while (although I should be doing so anyways. ) I heard the 8500 is a great detector as well.
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I have the Passport Max. Works well. Picks up signals up to 1.5 miles away (as long as conditions are good), and at least a mile when conditions aren't as great. It replaced my 9500ix (which I actually like just as much).

Saved me plenty of times when I haven't paid attention to the speed limit and my radar goes off. Kind of a reminder to look down and check every once in a while (although I should be doing so anyways. ) I heard the 8500 is a great detector as well.
I've been wanting the max for a while, just can't justify the $500 price tag when I haven't been pulled over in a couple years. (knock on wood) Do you use the escort live app?
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I used to use the Live app (both with the 9500ix, and then when I got the max). I somewhat like the app with the Max as it (the Max) actually shows the speed limit on the detector itself along with your current speed. The app is alright but I don't think it's the greatest. I feel as if that should be free instead of the need to purchase a subscription to that service. $100 for the Live cable and year subscription (iirc). Plus, I also think they could make the app much better. It shows a map on the screen. That's cool. But you can't use navigation with it. I think it'd be cool if they could integrate it with Google Maps or Apple Maps or have their own navigation tool built into the app. Kind of sucks needing to switch between 2 different apps if you need to navigate somewhere. (I don't use the voice turns). But it's not entirely bad. Just not really worth the money IMO. I think I have about a month left with Escort Live. I might start using it for the remainder of my subscription.

As for the price. It's steep. But I think the detector has saved me a couple times. Although before I even used a detector, I never really got pulled over or ticketed neither, but it does kind of serve as a reminder to check your speed when the detector goes off (although I do tend to go over about 5mph).

Lastly, Escort does have 2 new detectors that came out just a couple weeks ago (if that). One being the Max 2. The other I can't remember the name, but kind of an upgraded 8500 if I recall correctly. The max 2 is basically the Max but with integrated Bluetooth (for Live-instead of needing the Escort Live cable). You can purchase the detectors through Escort themselves and pay a couple hundred down or so, and then pay $30/month for 12 months. Still same price, but broken down and no interest. Not entirely to bad if you don't have all the money up front.
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