But Wait… That’s Not All!

Published: July 23, 2008

By Jim Lichtman
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It’s new.  It’s terrific.  It’s the greatest thing since the I-Mac™, I-Pod™ and I-Phone™!

What is it?

It’s the XRS R9G IntelliLink™ Wireless Remote Maximum Performance Digital Radar/Laser Detector with Speed & Red Light Camera GPS Locator!!

Wow, what’s that?

Back in the day, we used to call it… a Fuzzbuster.

Sooner or later, high-performance technology had to return to the humble police radar detector.  And I admit, it sure sounds great.  Cobra Electronics boasts that “New and improved Super-Xtreme Range Superheterodyne (S-XRS™) detection technology, with its super-fast radar lock-on detection circuitry, provides maximum detection range and best possible advance warning to even the fastest of POP mode radar guns.”

But wait that’s not all!

The XRS offers “Exclusive Cobra-verified Speed/Red Light Camera database to alert drivers in advance of dangerous intersections which are often marked by Camera Enforcement devices.”

Holy smokes! What’s that?

It alerts drivers to most, if not all photo-surveillance locations in both the U.S. and Canada.  These devices allow for less police and more electronic surveillance to catch drivers speeding through streets and intersections or blowing through red lights by sensing and then taking a photo of an offender’s license plate.

With XRS’s comprehensive list of technical details, it’s interesting to note that last on the list is a Global Positioning System; technology gaining wide use by drivers who are able to driver smarter by following specific instructions to find a given location.

What else does it do?

“Detects Ku Band Radar Gun currently being used in Europe. Be prepared for future introduction in the U.S.” and “Warns drivers with specific voice annunciation of the signal being detected.”

Sounds great.  How much does it cost?

You can have the XRS R9G IntelliLink™ for a suggested retail price of $439.95.

Wow, that’s expensive, but I’ll bet it’s worth it!

And that’s probably what I’d be saying if I were 21-years-old again, driving my ’65 Ford Mustang.

On the positive side, the device does alert drivers “…of the presence and/or approaching emergency vehicles, railroad crossing, and road hazard locations.”

But let’s face it.  At the end of the day, the device is designed, built and sold to help drivers do one thing:  cheat.

Want to know the best way to avoid speed traps, red-light photo-surveillance or radar devices?  Don’t cheat.

We now return to your regular programming, “Pinks” on the SPEED channel.

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