So you have been researching and you know you want a radar detector. You decide to set your budget at $100 so you can buy a good radar detector and get yourself out of some tickets, right?
If you are limiting yourself to $100 on a radar detector, plan to pick up more grocery store doors than police radar guns. If you want a radar detector that will actually get you out of tickets, you will need to spend at least $300, and I am not exaggerating.
The Valentine One, for instance, retails at about $400 and it is worth every single penny.
What You Will Find Here
On my Valentine One site, I have all the information you need to do proper research and hopefully teach you why you should not be driving without a V1 detector. Here is a quick breakdown of the information you can find:
- How and Where To Mount Your V1
- Laser Defense Info
- My Personal Review
As I discover new information or videos, I will post it so you can always stay updated with the most current radar and laser defense technology!
Why Are “Good” Detectors So Expensive?
The answer is complex, but a basic response would be sensitivity. The more expensive radar detectors are much more sensitive to each specific band (including laser, or lidar), thus alert you MUCH sooner than a cheaper counterpart. I have personally witnessed this and it is completely true. I wouldn’t be sitting here explaining how awesome the V1 is if I didn’t have one and really believe in its effectiveness.
However, I have found research on a few detectors that do in fact rival the V1 in terms of KA detection, but have yet to find a detector more sensitive picking up laser.
I plan to post any of the research I find so you can make an informed decision before you buy a radar detector.