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Cobra RAD 450 Laser Radar Detector: Long Range, False Alert Filter, Voice Alert & OLED Display

Color:Black  |  Style:Cobra Electronics RAD450 Radar The RAD450 is one of the top-rated radar detectors from the industry leader, Cobra Electro...

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Reviews around price (5.00 of 5)

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Reviews around describe (5.00 of 5)

  • Also the voice alert is quite peaceful and realistic like a British nanny, i call her Alice.9-15-18 UPDATE: Still working as described and has paid for itself more than once over.
  • Works extactly as described, filters out all extraneous signals from other vehicles, ie
  • Works well as described

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Reviews around value (4.51 of 5)

  • The unit is small, easy to install and remove, a good value for the price
  • In day light, even on a cloudy day, not just with the sun shining directly on the unit’s face, all four of the icons glow as if they are all equally lit up, and when the detector detects radar, the particular band it detects is no brighter than the other icons
  • Doesn’t even go off for automatic doors, great value for the money
  • Disappointing as it was a Father’s Day gift
  • , I think this is great value if you don't need GPS and other fancy features on the high end models.
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Reviews around distance (4.40 of 5)

  • On medium setting it warned me like 3 times on time, a good distance ahead of a cop
  • Cobra detectors have always had the ability to detect police radar and laser at great distances, but even more so in the past 10 years, they detect everything else also
  • Disappointing as it was a Father’s Day gift
  • The radar units in the construction area are using K/Ka band and it detects them both at a very reasonable distance (between .5 and .75) even in heavy traffic
  • In day light, even on a cloudy day, not just with the sun shining directly on the unit’s face, all four of the icons glow as if they are all equally lit up, and when the detector detects radar, the particular band it detects is no brighter than the other icons
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Reviews around product (4.28 of 5)

  • I actually liked this product until on Aug, 15th, 2018 the LED light quit working
  • Useless product
  • Or so before I finally see where it's coming from which leaves me plenty of time to slow down before the problem occurs... solid product at this price point!
  • Did not dislike anything,excellent product price wise,used for travel
  • Not too long afterwards, Cobra downgraded their products and became the brand with all the fancy lights, funky spaceship shapes, and inflated statistics (14-band detector!!!), but the products themselves had really mediocre performance.
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Reviews around thing (4.18 of 5)

  • This thing is a joke!!
  • Love this thing not very many false ....
  • This thing works better than expected even for that much money
  • The nice thing too is that if you do get a false alarm its very easy to hit the mute button and the radar will mute the false alarm until you are out of range
  • Good thing I was only following traffic maintaining speed limit
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Reviews around feature (4.10 of 5)

  • The best feature about this unit is that it rarely false, even on X Band
  • In day light, even on a cloudy day, not just with the sun shining directly on the unit’s face, all four of the icons glow as if they are all equally lit up, and when the detector detects radar, the particular band it detects is no brighter than the other icons
  • Disappointing as it was a Father’s Day gift
  • This new unit has cut down on those 'noise alerts' tremendously even at highest sensitivity, and has the ability to remove X & K band scanning...nice features
  • , I think this is great value if you don't need GPS and other fancy features on the high end models.
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Reviews around money (4.03 of 5)

  • SUCKS DON'T waste your money
  • It works great and i wasted my money on 3 other cobras but struck gold on this model
  • Well worth the money, had an older radar detector and had stopped using it due to all the false alerts.
  • Do not waste your money on an expensive radar, because this works exactly the same.
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Reviews around work (3.95 of 5)

  • Not sure why it didn't detect those, or what band they were shooting, but made me concerned how well the detector was working.
  • It has worked fine, alarms fairly far away in relatively flat areas
  • Do not waste your money on an expensive radar, because this works exactly the same.
  • Awesome little radar detector, bought for my son he had an escort and says this works great, distance though is not as good as his old escort detector,but he is happy with it.
  • I'll admit this is a picky criticism for someone who complained the old Cobras were too glitzy and if the display worked adequately, I'd be OK with its minimalist approach, but I'd just like something a bit more, know what I mean?CONCLUSION
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Reviews around range (3.71 of 5)

  • The Cobra 450mhas terrible range and if driving over the speed limit will definitely get a ticket
  • Even at the most sensitive setting, this unit had very poor range, a big disappointment so back it goes for "Inaccurate description"
  • I got a refurb and its range is so bad i cant believe how good it looked and how bad it actually is so i tested with a 15 dollar radar yes $15.00
  • If you need a cheap radar detector with good range this is the one for you, the detection range is a little over half if a mile with little to no false alarms
  • Saved me a couple times but seems as though newer Jeep's make it go off, and unless the sheriff's around my area mainly use instant on radar it seems to lack range.
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Reviews around unit (3.71 of 5)

  • The unit is small, easy to install and remove, a good value for the price
  • This unit performs very well and easily gives useful detection range that will provide you with time to slow down for radar to avoid tickets, notwithstanding what the snobs who bought a $400 detector will claim (most of whom have never tried this unit).
  • I did inadvertently buy a refurbished model, so giving Cobra the benefit of the doubt, perhaps thats the problem, but this unit is worthless.
  • If you can't afford the $250 price tag, the RAD450 is a pretty good unit and option
  • If you can't afford the $250 price tag, the RAD450 is a pretty good unit and option
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Reviews around radar (3.57 of 5)

  • In day light, even on a cloudy day, not just with the sun shining directly on the unit’s face, all four of the icons glow as if they are all equally lit up, and when the detector detects radar, the particular band it detects is no brighter than the other icons
  • If you need a cheap radar detector with good range this is the one for you, the detection range is a little over half if a mile with little to no false alarms
  • You just have to remember what you are still getting for this price, a great radar detector
  • I did my research and this is the best radar detector for the money
  • It's really not a bad radar detector I have videos to share going up against the ix the range is about 2 miles a real quite detector against bsm falsing
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Reviews around speed trap (1.77 of 5)

  • Overall I am very impressed and satisfied it has warned me of numerous speed traps and police cars hidden out of sight and gives me plenty of warning and time to slow down.
  • Has detected 3 cops so far and 1 speed trap so definitely worth the money
  • The reason for it to be placed in the bottom center is most speed trap lasers are lower to the ground for best accuracy meaning the laser is pointed at the hood/front bumper of your car
  • I'm impressed by how well this detector sniffs out the speed traps
  • Has detected 3 cops so far and 1 speed trap so definitely worth the money
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Reviews around reading (1.76 of 5)

  • but at this point I wouldn’t know to believe it or not based on all the false readings.
  • A few false readings are fine, helps to keep me alert.
  • In day light, even on a cloudy day, not just with the sun shining directly on the unit’s face, all four of the icons glow as if they are all equally lit up, and when the detector detects radar, the particular band it detects is no brighter than the other icons
  • In closing, this Cobra gives me the confidence and awareness that I need without-so far all the excess chatter from false readings of retail doors and the proximity sensors built into most car manufacturers these days.
  • it is easy to use, and works (worked) as it should
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Reviews around signal (1.61 of 5)

  • In day light, even on a cloudy day, not just with the sun shining directly on the unit’s face, all four of the icons glow as if they are all equally lit up, and when the detector detects radar, the particular band it detects is no brighter than the other icons
  • He also has a lot of false signals from vehicle proximity sensors
  • Works extactly as described, filters out all extraneous signals from other vehicles, ie
  • This detector has yet to have a false signal from said sensors
  • Mostly eliminates the false car avoidance signals, overhead road speed sensors which I was picking up with my old unit
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Reviews around alarm (1.55 of 5)

  • In day light, even on a cloudy day, not just with the sun shining directly on the unit’s face, all four of the icons glow as if they are all equally lit up, and when the detector detects radar, the particular band it detects is no brighter than the other icons
  • I love that this one doesnt give false alarms constantly like my old one
  • The nice thing too is that if you do get a false alarm its very easy to hit the mute button and the radar will mute the false alarm until you are out of range
  • I love that this one doesnt give false alarms constantly like my old one
  • This one has a few false alarms, (ie some store doors, construction equipment?
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Reviews around speed limit (1.00 of 5)

  • Since it is 1500 miles driving, I am sure I will be driving faster than the speed limit at some
  • The Cobra 450mhas terrible range and if driving over the speed limit will definitely get a ticket
  • Fortunately one time I was in a group a traffic that was traveling just a little over the speed limit and the second time I was in an area where I know CHP typically hides, or I would have a ticket in hand.
  • I have had about 5 so far over the years and they have saved me many a time as I like to drive about 7 to 10 miles over the speed limit.
  • In total, i passed 7 State Trooper over the course of 12 hours and each time it picked them up with plenty of time to slow down and get closer to the speed limit
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Reviews around spot (1.00 of 5)

  • In the driving test below I had all kinds of falsie's on the old radar including the blind spot radars used on cars
  • My old Cobra picked up false alarms like crazy from the blind spot sensors on newer cars.
  • NEVER picks up on blind spot monitoring or collision avoidance signals
  • I tried it from MD-NY it worked great deff does not pick up blind spot sensors and collision
  • no complaints here had to turn off the X band because I was getting a lot of false alarms from other cars anti-crash / blind spot warning systems
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Reviews around plenty (1.00 of 5)

  • Or so before I finally see where it's coming from which leaves me plenty of time to slow down before the problem occurs... solid product at this price point!
  • I have plenty of time to slow and often I don't even see the cop for 1+ minutes after an alert
  • Provided you are driving fairly sensibly (not more than 20-25mph over the limit), this unit should give you plenty of warning to slow down in time to avoid getting a ticket, provided you aren’t tagged out in the open by a hidden cop with instant-on POP radar with no other cars around (in which case, your $300-$600 Escorts, Unidens, and Valentines will most likely give you the same too-late warning).
  • It typically detects from about 0.3-0.4 miles away, which is plenty of time to slow down

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More about Cobra RAD 450 Laser Radar Detector: Long Range, False Alert Filter, Voice Alert & OLED Display

  • Color:Black  |  Style:Cobra Electronics RAD450 Radar The RAD450 is one of the top-rated radar detectors from the industry leader, Cobra Electronics
  • With best-in-class patented technology and audible band identification and signal strength, you can focus on enjoying the drive
  • This long-range unit comes with everything you need to get started and is pre-programmed for both English & Spanish
  • Choose Cobra for unparalleled radar detection!