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Monthly Archives: June 2012

  • Cobra Vedetta SLR-650G - Coming Soon!

    SLR_650G_LG.pngWe just received word here at Buy Radar Detectors that the Cobra Vedetta SLR 650G Radar/Laser/Camera Detector will be launched very soon! The SLR650G is one of three new radar detectors in the new Vedetta series from Cobra.

    This detector is notable for its unique, stylized enclosure and 2.4-inch TFT color LCD display that can be rotated up 270 degrees vertically and 60 degrees horizontally. The Display will offer 6 user-selectable color themes and back-lit Touch-point Controls. The SLR 650G will also feature Quad-Level IntelliShield™ False Signal Filtering, Voice Alert™, an integrated GPS receiver and free, lifetime access to its AURA™ national speed/red-light camera and speed trap location database.

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  • Are Laser Jammers Legal?

    Although most if not all radar detectors today do offer laser detection, the effectiveness of a laser alert isn't guaranteed. A laser gun can get your speed in less than one second, which is hardly enough time for the average detector to even issue an alert, much less enough for you to react, so even the best detector will only provide a minimal reaction time to laser.

    In scenarios where a laser gun is in use, simple detection isn't enough. You need something more. You need a laser jammer.

    A laser jammer can be a key component in any good traffic enforcement detection system. The laser jammer will prevent the laser gun from working effectively by blocking the laser somewhat as it hits your vehicle and buy you a few valuable seconds to react and slow down while the laser gun attempts another read. This makes the laser jammer an important partner for your radar detector.

    But are they legal? Are you allowed to have and use a laser jammer in your area?

    States where laser jammers are illegal

    • California (CA)
    • Colorado (CO)
    • Illinois (IL)
    • Minnesota (MN)
    • Nebraska (NE)
    • Oklahoma (OK)
    • South Carolina (SC)
    • Tennessee (TN)
    • Texas (TX)
    • Utah (UT)
    • Virginia (VA)
    • Washington, D.C.

    States where laser jammers are legal

    • Alabama (AL)
    • Alaska (AK)
    • Arizona (AZ)
    • Arkansas (AR)
    • Connecticut (CT)
    • Delaware (DE)
    • Florida (FL)
    • Georgia (GA)
    • Hawaii (HI)
    • Idaho (ID)
    • Indiana (IN)
    • Iowa (IA)
    • Kansas (KS)
    • Kentucky (KY)
    • Louisiana (LA)
    • Maine (ME)
    • Maryland (MD)
    • Massachusetts (MA)
    • Michigan (MI)
    • Mississippi (MS)
    • Missouri (MO)
    • Montana (MT)
    • Nevada (NV)
    • New Hampshire (NH)
    • New Jersey (NJ)
    • New Mexico (NM)
    • New York (NY)
    • North Carolina (NC)
    • North Dakota (ND)
    • Ohio (OH)
    • Oregon (OR)
    • Pennsylvania (PA)
    • Rhode Island (RI)
    • South Dakota (SD)
    • Vermont (VT)
    • Washington (WA)
    • West Virginia (WV)
    • Wisconsin (WI)
    • Wyoming (WY)

    In states where such devices are not allowed, there may be other alternatives - Laser Veil or Laser Shield. Veil Stealth Coating is a transparent, topical solution that is applied on the reflective surfaces of your vehicle where traffic enforcement officers tend to aim their laser guns. Laser Shield is a translucent anti-laser license plate cover that absorbs and diffuses a laser beam when aimed at your license plate. (Note: Laser Shield may or may not be considered "covering" a license plate in states where license plate covers are not permitted, so check your state laws before using it.

    While not quite as effective as a laser jammer, these products do tend to reduce the range of a laser gun when applied or installed properly. This allows your radar detector to give the alert and give you a few extra seconds to react, which could be the difference between getting a ticket, or getting by.

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