We are approaching our 400th post at Gadgets 4 Guys and will be approaching a very important anniversary soon. We wanted to start thinking about what are some typical man gadgets we should feature that have seen little to no love on G4G and sadly realized radar detectors were one of them. How many times do you drive by a cop and have a that “oh s$$t” moment and quickly pump the brakes while looking down at the speedometer (that makes you look even more guilty by the way)? We’re guessing it is a lot. How great would it feel to cruise by Officer Farva and not have to worry one bit about your speed because you already knew Captain Krispy Kreme was there shooting radar? None of us in the G4G office have owned a radar detector in the past couple of years and quickly wondered why not. We all still drive fast, we all still don’t like cops, and we just want to do 85 down the highway with a certain peace of mind. The technology that cops use have continued to evolve but so have the machines that are made to detect them. We looked at a couple of the big manufacturers and decided to feature the Excort Passport line as they have a tried and true name.
The Passport is a radar and laser detector that will provide voice and tone alerts for when you are approaching a speed trap. There are apparently a ton of police bands out there being utilized and the Escort can pick up on any of those (X, K, Ka, and Ku). There is also an awesome feature that will actually utilize satellites (much like your GPS) and pinpoint intersections you are approaching and alert you if cameras are present. That same GPS locator feature will also pick up common speed trap locations across North America and alert you of those which is a huge plus when traveling cross country. We all had a radar detector growing up and that was when we were broke. For some reason, we have all become “ok” with getting tagged for doing 1o over the speed limit when buying a radar detector would have saved us that headache. Click here for image source and where to purchase the Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector