The Cobra XRSR8 offers a truly unique and innovative design. The unit includes two parts: the actual radar detector which should be mounted by the rearview mirror, and a wireless display/control panel which can be mounted anywhere within the vehicle. This design offers the driver a great combination: a discrete mounting location and easy access to controls!
The radar detecting unit of the Cobra XRS R8 has a simple, rectangular shape with no display and only one button (power). This unit should be mounted high on the windshield by the rearview mirror. Both a hard-wire kit and an extra long straight power cord are included. These accessories are designed to allow you to route the power cable in a discrete way so that it stays out of sight.
The XRS-R8 is controlled using a small control panel, called the remote display unit (RDU). The RDU includes the XRSR8's full color ExtremeBright DataGraphix ™ OLED display graphical display, which is easy to see both day and night. It also provides access to functions such as the volume control, options menu, mute function, and more. You can choose from five different color displays to match the interior of your vehicle. The IntelliLink ™ control panel is wireless and operates using a rechargeable lithium battery. A holster is included for mounting the RDU, and includes attachments for clipping the unit on a visor or an air vent. On a full charge, the RDU will last up to 40 hours in standard mode and 8 hours with the screen in "always on" mode.
The Cobra XRS-R8 can be combined with Cobra's GPS locator (GPSL) (sold separately). When the GPSL is added, the XRSR8 will then be able to alert you to speed cameras and red light cameras, using Cobra's built in database. It will also allow you to lock in your own locations for alerts. With the GPSL, a digital compass feature will also become available on the R8, along with a Speed Alert function.
The Cobra XRS-R8 15 band™ radar detector features Cobra's Xtreme Range Superheterodyne™ Technology, which provides more range than past Cobra models. In addition, the Cobra R8 provides voice alerts and an intuitive IntelliMute™ feature which will automatically mute the detector based on your speed. This model will also detect POP radar, and even has built-in support for the Ku band which is currently used in Europe. It can even be upgraded to use the AURA camera database to warn you of redlight and speed cameras.
The Cobra XRS-R8 responds to all types of radar currently in use by police, and provides 360 degree detection of all types of laser guns. The XRS-R8 also provides detailed messages from Cobra's exclusive Safety Alert® and Strobe Alert warning systems. The Cobra XRS-R8 is immune to the VG-2 radar detector detector, and provides alerts when VG-2 is in use.
Cobra XRS-R8 Features
- X, K, Ka, and Super Wideband Ka Detection
- 360° Protection against all types of Laser
- Instant-On (Pulse) Detection
- Detects POP Mode
- Safety Alert®
- Strobe Alert™
- VG-2 Undetectable
- VG-2 Alert
- Optional GPS Locator Unit (sold separately)
- Select Between Voice or Tone Alerts
- Detailed Safety Alerts
- Full Color DataGrafix™ Graphical Display
- Wireless Rechargeable Remote Display Unit
- Signal Strength Indicator
- Ku Band Detection
- 3 Levels of City Mode plus Highway Mode
- Visual Only Mode
- Auto and Manual Muting
- Display Dimming
- SmartPower™ Power Saver System
- Stay Set Electronic Memory
- EasySet™ Programming Menu
- Volume Control
- Self Test
- One Year Manufacturer Warranty
Included with the Cobra XRS-R8
- Main Detector Unit (MDU)
- Remote Display Unit (RDU)
- LiON Battery Pack for RDU
- Retractable USB Power Cord
- Straight Power Cord
- Hard Wire Power Cord
- RDU Holster with Vent and Visor Clips
- Hook and Loop Fasteners
- Adhesive Power Cord Clips
- Owners Manual