Radar Detector Extras Can Add A Little Bang For The Buck
Not everyone loves bells and whistles, but for those who do, electronic devices can provide mind boggling possibilities.
When it comes to radar detectors, there are models out there that do so much it’s almost a wonder they can’t do dishes, too! Offering everything from radar and laser detection to compasses, GPS, road condition alerts and more, these little boxes have become true marvels of modern technology.
But how much is too much? The answer to that question is completely subjective. A driver who really loves gadgets might want a radar detector that does it all, offers every alert possible and looks awesome doing so. Another driver might just prefer a basic, run-of-the-mill detector.
No matter your personal preference, there are a few things to look out for when shopping for a radar detector. First off, it’s a good idea to remember the machine’s main purpose. If your radar detector does an awesome job of telling you whether you’re heading north or south, but doesn’t alert you to a possible speed trap, you’re in trouble.
You’re buying a radar detector, so make sure that function is covered and covered well. A solid radar detector might not be as “neat” as the one that can give you GPS coordinates, too, but it would be the better purchase if the detection capabilities of the GPS model leave a lot to be desired.
If extras are important to you, shop around and be certain you’re getting a good machine. If you can’t find a detector in your price range that offers solid protection and all the bells and whistles, too, scale back your search. Give up the extras if you have to in order to gain maximum protection. The extras can be added in other devices later if necessary.
While all the neat little features make electronics fun, the most important feature to look for in a radar detector is reliability. If you can find that and retain quality, too, you’re all set. If you can’t, the model you’re looking at is not worth its weight in saw dust.