dealscobra iradar irad-105 radar detector for android…

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I mean yea ... but this just has car accident written all over it

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I get it...if your phone is busy being tied to a radar detector, maybe you will not text while driving! Less accidents!!

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Cobra detectors are absolute trash. Save your money.

Escort/Beltronics (same company different product lines), or Valentine One. Don't bother with any other radar detector.

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The better joke would be "No officer, I don't know how fast I was going, but I can tell you exactly where I am" with map pulled up on the phone.

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Please realize, people.. Radar detectors are expensive by nature. Spend $50 dollars on one, and you will suffer the same consequences as buying a smoke detector at a pawn shop.

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Which is a quality brand of radar detector? Anyone know.

In California we are getting taxed like crazy VIA (speed?) traps. My father got pulled over in a area where everyone goes 35-50Mph in a 25 Mph zone.Long road next to a grave yard. My dad was doing 28Mph in a 25mph zone, ticket cost $250 plus $50 to take the driving class,yes $300!

His first speeding ticket in 30 years.

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I have been using Valentine One radar dectors for years. They are the best.

www.valentine1.com

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I like this idea. The reviews are good as is the price. My only concern is that it looks like it has to be connected via bluetooth. Does that mean my phone can't be connected to my car's hands free system?

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gkcmilner, I'm pretty sure with bluetooth you can pair to multiple devices, so you should be fine paired to both your car and this radar detector

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@gkcmilner: Devices with bluetooth capabilities usually have the ability to connect to more than one device simultaneously.

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I'd consider this if I didn't have to have the device on the dash. There used to be units that you can mount under the car or inside your engine by the front grill. That would be hidden and you wouldn't have to remove it every time you leave your car. Technically you don't have to remove it but you should or someone is going to break your window to get it.

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They use laser exclusively where i live. worthless.

if they had a laser version of this that i could clip to my sun visor so an officer couldn't see it, if i did get pulled over, we'd be talking.

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oops. it also does laser too. my bad.

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If it was for iPhone I'd be all over it.

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@fishcandy: Different Model: iRAD 100. I have that one and love it!

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The write-up is a bit misleading. Neither this or any other unit can detect red-light cameras. It's using a database of known camera locations, which is far from being complete. It can only tell you about red-light camera intersections that it already knows about. There's no "detection" function.

And, needless to say, it's junk. All it will tell you is that you just got a ticket. Get a Valentine 1, or just slow down. But don't waste your money on this.

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Radar detectors are a joke! 95% of cops use the "hold" button and hit you with the beam after they see you, and when your gadget goes off, you're already busted! I used to tell people with radar detectors "you should have saved that money for your fine!"

So unless you happen to be speeding down the road a ways BEHIND the guy who gets caught, it's a false sense of security.

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@tewkewl: Lasers have a super narrow beam. Laser Detection is a moot point. If it detects a laser beam it's just telling you you already got busted. Most times it won't even detect it as they tend to point it at your licence place (for the nice reflection) and none would spill over wider than that. Radars shoot wide beams that you could detect shortly before they get you if you react in time. Slim chance a cop would miss and go through the glass on the car in front of you and hit your detector.
Over time you learn the lay of the land and start seeing the likely spots, changes of incline to flat or to downhill, where people tend to speed, and traps even in unfamiliar places.
Be safe.

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Looks like a cheap version of Escort's LIVE! system. Little less frills though.
http://www.escortradar.com/escort-live/?source=prwebELgenOCT24&text=EL

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@plamentor: Actually, unless you spend hundreds of thousands on a laser, they have a wide beam.

Have you ever pointed a laser at a structure far away? It's no longer a pin point of light.

To make it even wider, once the laser reflects off something, that beam is very wide. You can tell how wide it is because if you're the one pointing it at an object, can a person 100 feet to your left also see the beam? Probably can and that means the reflection back is hitting that person's eye too.

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Definitely a lower end unit despite all the features. You need a V1 or one of the other high end ones to really get decent coverage, and then your out like $300... Good for the rich though I guess.

Btw the live updating feature for where speed trap are is way cool.

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Well, the lasers that they use must be a little more accurate because they clock people from more than 1000 ft out.

@tewkewl: I find it hard to believe that they use laser exclusively where you live. They use it quite a bit where I live, but only during daytime (remember they have to have a target to aim at such as a license plate). Luckily for me I'm on the road at 5 AM and the sun is just coming up when I'm arriving at work so I don't have to worry about laser in the mornings. Obviously you can't speed much in the afternoons when they're shooting laser, but staying out of the left lane usually keeps me safe from the tax collectors.

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I've had one of these for about a month. It seems to work. I've had a couple laser warnings, and a couple radar warnings.

Never saw the cop on the laser warning. However, there are a few valleys where I live, and it picked up a radar from an unmarked cruiser coming the other way about 45 seconds before I saw him. I'm guessing it picked up the radar bouncing off of the hills.

The only down side is that it has crashed a few times on my galaxy nexus. That said, I also play pandora in the background when I'm driving, so it could be a compatibility thing with pandora.

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Hmmm interesting that they use iradar (as in iphone, ipod etc) for a product to be used only with an andriod platform product.

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Best deal on this device i was gonna buy @ 79.99 but decided to wait and i jumped on this price

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@dpossenti: irader was first develop for iphone originally. The Android version of the app came way later.

So yes, d.a.. Cobra called it the irader to go with the iphone app they created.

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@fishcandy: it is for the iphone. only thing android is the app that you install on your phone. Go to the app store for iphone and look up cobra irader...its free to download.

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I just bought this! (thank you prettywootprincess!!!) I currently use the Cobra SL3 GPS (which despite mixed reviews has worked very well for me for months) and I also use a Cobra 12 Band Radar Detector w/ Voice Alert, 360 Degree Detection, LaserEye & UltraBright Display which I have been pleased with.....not only does the irad 105 put these gadgets in one but I LOVE the idea of having the data/screen on my droid - and the fact they can continue to enhance the app with more features etc... over time...and no I don't work for Cobra...this purchase was a no brainer for me for $49.99 shipped!

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@prime suspect: It's not misleading at all. Nowhere does it say that it "detects" red light cameras. In fact, the part about red light cameras isn't even under the Detector Unit features - it's under the App's features. And it says "Alerts to speed & redlight cameras, known speed traps, and dangerous intersections."

How is that misleading?

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The SL3 worked by connecting it via usb to my pc to download the latest updates for red light cams...I updated it once a month at most. This must be the same device embedded in the 105. The red light function doesn't use radar to detect them - it uses gps coordinates to identify where they are located and gives you warning with ample time so you don't speed by getting a ticket. I'm looking forward to receiving the 105 because I will no longer have to do updates via my pc from what I understand....it will be all app driven which is brilliant. ;-)

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In for one. What the hell.. Its only $50.

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Shipped already via USPS First Class. Hoping they actually drop it off at the USPS today so I can have this by Tuesday!

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Used mine for 2 days so far - works great! It picked up all the cameras, asks you to verify alerts...and it picked up a policeman behind me coming into work today. It has voice alerts and there are a lot of settings you can tweak in the app - I left mine @ default and it works well. I'm very happy with this device. Very cool!