Before trying this unit, I had not used a radar detector in over five years. This weekend I was given an opportunity to try my buddy's Escort radar detector. It is hard for me to fully test this unit, but I can definitely compare this to my poor experience with my detector from yesteryear. Thankfully, there are also many good industry reviews with controlled lab tests.
Driving in the city, I experienced only a couple of false positives. No more beeping when you pass by the front door of the supermarket. It picked up the handful of speed-traps e.g. at underpasses.
Escort has been around a long time, and it seems like they own the whole market now. This detector picks-up X-band, K-band, Ka-band, and laser.
This has a very long cord, much better than my detector from yesteryear.
Would I buy this? $300 is a lot of money, but if I were going to buy one I would definitely buy an Escort brand detector. This one would definitely get my consideration.
*** Please drive safely ***