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Whistler XTR-130 Laser Radar Detector: 360 Degree Protection, Icon Display, and Tone Alerts

Style:XTR-130 Product Description The Whistler XTR-130 radar detection provides total band protection against all radar guns used today - including X-band, K-band, Superwide Ka-band and laser. It delivers 360 degrees of complete perimeter protectio...

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Reviews around advertise (5.00 of 5)

  • It works as advertised and has picked up the radar the local cop uses when he was well out of sight and over a 1/4 mile away.
  • Three star because it works as advertised, however it is not a great product deserving 5 stars, Ive tried 3-4 Cobra products in different cars and across the years, and those by far outperform this one
  • My only complaint about this specific unit is that the periscope light is not as bright as on other Whistler models.
  • It alerted almost as well as the much more costly one I am used to using, and easily picked up on stationary and moving radar/laser, as well as on all the speed cameras
  • fast shippng will buy from selldr abiam.seems to work as it should great price
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Reviews around price (4.72 of 5)

  • it's a good price but, it sucks it won't even fit in my
  • Great price, easy packaging and easy to figure out how to use
  • fast shippng will buy from selldr abiam.seems to work as it should great price
  • i like this and it has really has help me while driving and a great price
  • If you want a radar detector that works at a cheap price, here is the one for you.
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Reviews around value (4.69 of 5)

  • For as simple as it is, it still gets 5 stars because of the fantastic value.
  • altho in the city works great in the country not so much u will get busted
  • What was once a great product and value has now been obsoleted by the lane-change and automatic braking radar sensors installed on new cars...which just happen to be one of the same common radar bands sensed by this detector and still used by the police to catch speeders
  • If you shop around, the XTR-145 can be an excellent value.
  • So at the $50-$60 price point offered to me it represents good value and performs to my expectations.
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Reviews around work (4.55 of 5)

  • I was skeptical if the thing worked at
  • altho in the city works great in the country not so much u will get busted
  • The detector flat out stopped working after about 20 days, other than that, it's very easy to use, does what it advertises and it does it well for the price
  • The whister-xtr130 is a cheap but yet a fine working device that does the job
  • I have had a couple and this one works great for the price, it’s already saved me a bunch of times and I got it quick
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Reviews around device (4.44 of 5)

  • Although its a cool little device it never alerts you when a cop is around only gives false
  • Useless device
  • A small compact device that does the job of keeping you aware of highway conditions
  • I find it weird that whenever I ride by police stations or police cars (on at least eight occasions) the device is completely silent; however every time I pull into my job's parking structure (at a hospital) or sitting in my car outside of a restaurant the device is going crazy.
  • This device is working perfectly in outside the US ( far) too even though it is illegal to use
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Reviews around product (4.38 of 5)

  • I would recommend this product for anyone needing something that doesn't cost alot and gets the job done just the same as a more expensive product.
  • Besides the detection of security systems and so on, it is a nice product.
  • All in all this is a very good product and I highly recommend it to all you guyz!
  • The product did not work and kept shutting off an on, never once picked up any cop radar signals
  • I would definitely not recommend this product as it is nothing at all as is advertised
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Reviews around quality (4.37 of 5)

  • PROS: no frills, solid detector with decent sensitivity/range, only modest false-alarmingCONS: unless on sale, better value can be found elsewhere in the Whistler lineupThis XTR-145 is a no-frills, good quality detector.
  • Not what I wanted the quality is not good hardly ever picks up the signal when I drive by a cop.
  • It came with burnt fuse had to buy one at store wouldn't recommend poor quality control peoples
  • Quality of the unit itself isn’t bad, still has saved me from speeding tickets but it cries wolf often.
  • so I was able to see the cops before it detect anything who ever give this detector 5 stars they really over exaggerating to help sell this product or they don't know good quality equipment
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Reviews around time (4.26 of 5)

  • Gives plenty of warning for police radar- more than enough time to check your speed
  • It detects radar earlier on flat roads than on windy roads, but nontheless, it gives enough time for me to slow down
  • It has excellent range, and notifies me of police ahead of time, giving me enough time to slow down
  • This radar detector does it all and plenty enough time to react to the alert
  • It seems like every time a car comes the other way with a radar detector this one goes off.
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Reviews around range (4.16 of 5)

  • This is a great buy cause it has great range and will work better that some that have bigger price tags
  • Hard to see,but great range and protected from summer heat waves while parked at work
  • This is a great buy cause it has great range and will work better that some that have bigger price tags
  • Hard to see,but great range and protected from summer heat waves while parked at work
  • pretty good - few false alarms and range could be better
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Reviews around buy (4.03 of 5)

  • I do recommend that anyone who wants to save money on traffic fines buy one of these.
  • This is a great buy cause it has great range and will work better that some that have bigger price tags
  • altho in the city works great in the country not so much u will get busted
  • False readings over and over.. regret buying.
  • Works very well, a great buy for someone who typically rides 5-10mph above the speed limit
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Reviews around radar (3.97 of 5)

  • This is a nice unit and it does what it is supposed to do; I would recommend this unit to those looking for a good radar detector at a good price.
  • This will not be the best radar detector out there but well worth the cost.
  • If you want a radar detector that works at a cheap price, here is the one for you.
  • I think it's a pretty good radar detector, but laser detecting
  • Not so happy with this product, it picks up the radar but not until you are on it or just past
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Reviews around money (3.86 of 5)

  • Doesn't even pick up half the police anyway.. not worth wasting your money.
  • thats exactly what i got a piece of junk that is just sitting here to steal your money
  • This product will not help you, do not waste your money.
  • one ticket later ..don't waste your money it doesn't work
  • one ticket later ..don't waste your money it doesn't work
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Reviews around detector (3.78 of 5)

  • terrible radar detector this thing never goes off until somethings 4 feeet in front of you.
  • This is a nice unit and it does what it is supposed to do; I would recommend this unit to those looking for a good radar detector at a good price.
  • Price aside, this is hands-down the best radar detector I've ever used
  • With collision avoidance radar standard on many new cars, my previous detector false alarmed constantly.
  • I was actually doubting this detector at first since many people claim that radar detectors do not work at all
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Reviews around unit (3.13 of 5)

  • This unit isn't obnoxious at startup and even when it gets false alarms it doesn't really bother me much
  • Don't know if I got a bad unit as it seems as though many peoples units worked well for them
  • This is a GREAT unit and has already saved me from some tickets.
  • After 1 month it is constantly turning on and off every time I hit a bump in the road or even gently bump the unit
  • I am not saying this unit was bad at detecting, but the fact it's already dead after a year with no drops or damage
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Reviews around band (2.82 of 5)

  • Only thingI get false X-band readings sometimes.
  • This is annoying because K bands are everywhere they come from the doors on stores and even the rear bumper detection on fantasy cars, so you kinda lose that great warning system because you have to take everything so serious in the city or not serious enough driving and hear the beep and people don't think to worry because its prob just some random K band but sometimes, its actually the KA band and you are being tagged
  • It alerted almost as well as the much more costly one I am used to using, and easily picked up on stationary and moving radar/laser, as well as on all the speed cameras
  • My only complaint about this specific unit is that the periscope light is not as bright as on other Whistler models.
  • fast shippng will buy from selldr abiam.seems to work as it should great price
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Reviews around signal (2.02 of 5)

  • fast shippng will buy from selldr abiam.seems to work as it should great price
  • It alerted almost as well as the much more costly one I am used to using, and easily picked up on stationary and moving radar/laser, as well as on all the speed cameras
  • My only complaint about this specific unit is that the periscope light is not as bright as on other Whistler models.
  • I had an older Whistler unit that had no bells or whistles but false signals were very few and it would warn you of
  • It started acting up and constantly detecting a strong radar signal and then the volume knob broke completely.
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Reviews around mph (1.95 of 5)

  • Finally, after my wife's last ticket when she did the trip solo without using it and my "reckless" 31 mph capture by the local cops, I pulled the stops out on the wireless one and "sprung" the cash for the under-$40 current version of my old Whistler, just to make sure I had the latest in proven technology
  • I don't drive super fast, I tend to drive between 10-15 mph above the speed limit
  • 1000 miles in that trip, countless cops, and no tickets!Pros:-Sensitive-good amount of warning to slow down 10mph or so.-dim/dark is a great feature so that your vehicle doesn't light up like a x-mas tree at night.-easy setup-
  • Works very well, a great buy for someone who typically rides 5-10mph above the speed limit
  • The "H" for highway mode isn't always easy to see in direct sunlight with sunglasses on, but that's not a big deal.
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Reviews around bite (1.80 of 5)

  • and I had a good amount of warning to slow down just a bit.
  • I panicked a bit and had to quickly snatch the power cord out of my cigarette lighter to get it top stop
  • I still was able to slow down a little bit before he saw me, but the cop flashed his lights at me as warning... :
  • Also, as I already mentioned, the mount rattles quite a bit, especially when music is playing
  • Easy installation but the warning codes could be a bit easier to comprehend, especially during highway driving
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Reviews around detection (1.80 of 5)

  • This doesn’t have great rear detection, but it does detect radio and laser from a good distance away
  • Excellent detection
  • I wonder if I am picking up radar signals from the blind spot detection in other cars?
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Reviews around alarm (1.55 of 5)

  • It alerted almost as well as the much more costly one I am used to using, and easily picked up on stationary and moving radar/laser, as well as on all the speed cameras
  • pretty good - few false alarms and range could be better
  • I do get occasional false alarms, but so do more expensive units
  • Some false alarms but its a good reminder to keep your speed under control
  • It alerted almost as well as the much more costly one I am used to using, and easily picked up on stationary and moving radar/laser, as well as on all the speed cameras
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Reviews around speed trap (1.38 of 5)

  • Today, I drove through a town that is a well-known speed trap
  • But it's come through for me plenty of times against speed trap whores
  • I use the detector solely for purposes of avoiding speed traps, not to speed.
  • My only complaint about this specific unit is that the periscope light is not as bright as on other Whistler models.
  • Helps you monitor speed and keeps you alert for speed traps
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Reviews around beep (1.38 of 5)

  • This thing is just horrible beeps constantly and there no cops or any thing around
  • This is annoying because K bands are everywhere they come from the doors on stores and even the rear bumper detection on fantasy cars, so you kinda lose that great warning system because you have to take everything so serious in the city or not serious enough driving and hear the beep and people don't think to worry because its prob just some random K band but sometimes, its actually the KA band and you are being tagged
  • If you like beeps instead of voices talking at you, this is the best detector out there.
  • but it takes a while of the incessant beeping before it realizes a
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Reviews around speed limit (1.00 of 5)

  • We just have to remember to drive within the speed limit.
  • Only once since installing it, did I run through a radar trap, and I was well under the speed limit
  • I don't normally drive more than 10-15 above the speed limit
  • I'm not a speedster, 5-10mph over speed limit is normal.
  • I don't drive super fast, I tend to drive between 10-15 mph above the speed limit
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Reviews around cop (1.00 of 5)

  • Let's you know when cop is already in sight, busted!!!, wouldn't even give a star except for fact seemed to be the only way I could warn others not to buy ...
  • I have passed city and hiway patrol numerous times in my town where cops seem to hang out pulling people over and it only detects one cop car
  • I replaced an acient Whistler that missed four different cops shooting something on the Interstate on a trip to FL

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Reviews around spot (1.00 of 5)

  • Vehicle navigations, lane departure warning, blinds spots, and that's only what is travelling besides you
  • It alerts for every single blind spot sensor, and of course nothing to differentiate between that and any real threat.
  • I wonder if I am picking up radar signals from the blind spot detection in other cars?
  • Lots of false alarms, picks up radar emitted by modern vehicles that have blind spot monitoring, parking assist sensors, adaptive cruise control, etc

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More about Whistler XTR-130 Laser Radar Detector: 360 Degree Protection, Icon Display, and Tone Alerts

  • Style:XTR-130 Product Description The Whistler XTR-130 radar detection provides total band protection against all radar guns used today - including X-band, K-band, Superwide Ka-band and laser
  • It delivers 360 degrees of complete perimeter protection, detecting signals from the front, sides, and rear
  • The icon display provides distinct visual symbols of alerts detected and engaged modes, which the tone alerts provide audible alerts for bands received
  • Features VG-2 detection, vehicle battery saver that shuts off the radar detector when not in use, and alert priority, as well as 3 city modes that reduce the annoyance of false alerts caused by common X-band radar sources such as security systems or door openers
  • Included with the radar detector is a power cord, windshield bracket kit, a user guide, and a limited 1 year manufacturer warranty. Amazon.com Amazon.com Product Description Whistler's XTR-130 laser/radar detector is as affordable as it is full-featured
  • With total band protection from radar signals, 360-degree laser detection, Whistler's patented VG-2 cloaking technology, and plenty more, you'll get an effective detector that doesn't break the bank
  • An affordable, full-featured laser/radar detector
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  • Easy access to various modes and functions
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  • Brilliant icon display provides visual alerts
  • 3 City Modes/Highway Mode Highway mode provides full audio and visual warning of laser/radar systems while maintaining full sensitivity
  • Highway mode is the default setting of all Whistler's laser/radar detectors
  • City mode helps reduce the annoyance of automatic door openers and burglar alarm alerts by providing an initial alert (same distance as Highway Mode) then remaining quiet unless the signal strength becomes very strong
  • When the signal increases the unit will alert briefly to notify you of the change in signal strength
  • Quiet/Auto Quiet Modes Pressing QUIET before a signal is detected engages Auto Quiet Mode, which automatically reduces the audio level after the initial warning to a low audio level setting
  • Pressing QUIET during a radar/laser encounter silences audio alerts, while allowing visual alerts to keep you informed
  • Alert Priority When two or more signals are received at the same time, the alert priority is: Laser, VG-2, Speed Radar, Safety Radar
  • Example: If X band is alerting, then suddenly a VG-2 signal is detected, the VG-2 warning will override the X band alert
  • Vehicle Battery Saver Mode The Vehicle Battery Saver Mode automatically shuts off your detector within 3 hours if you forget to turn it off
  • The timer is reset if the detector is turned off, unplugged or any button is pressed before the 6 hours have expired
  • The detector will alert you with an audible and visual warning before it shuts off
  • Safety Warning System--SWS This relatively new radar is not for speed detection at all, it is used to keep you informed of highway safety
  • Transmitters are installed and programmed (for example: in emergency vehicles) to make you aware of possible situations that may require your attention, such as: ambulance vehicles that are moving or stationary, road hazards ahead, road construction delays or detours, etc
  • VG-2 Detection Mode The VG-2, also known as a "radar detector detector," is a special receiver used by police to detect signals radiated by a radar detector
  • The XTR-130 alerts you its presence, and thanks to Whistler's patented VG-2 cloaking technology provides undetectability
  • What's in the Box Whistler XTR-130 Laser/Radar Detector, Windshield Bracket Kit, Power Cord, User's Manual