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<font color='#000000'>just want to review the valentine one radar detector because i've noticed there's been small talk about decent detectors in other topics.  please note that i don't condone street racing, and a radar detector isn't a "get out of jail free" card.

so a friend of mine got a valentine one, and a few months after riding with him and experiencing it in action, i had to get one myself.

multiple bogeys
it detects more than one quantity AND type of radar signal.  so if you're passing by a shopping center with automatic doors and your x-band goes crazy, and there's a cop around the corner, it'll pick up both x-band and the ka-band and alert you that there's a cop nearby.

signal strength
the cool thing about the signal strength is that if you're aware of your surroundings and you know the x-band is coming from automatic doors, you can push the secondary volume button and it'll mute the warning so that the beeping doesn't drive you crazy.  the website says that the signal's good for half a mile, but i've picked up signals from cops well over a mile.  granted, you're screwed if you're getting clocked by a laser, but you'll have time to slow down if there's enough obstruction to save you from being fined too much.

signal detection and upgradability
the v1 accurately detects x, k, ka, and laser.  the detector itself is designed by mike valentine, the very same guy that designs radar guns FOR the cops, as well as one of the co-inventors of the escort passport.  this guy's a real entrepreneur.  most people don't get detectors because as soon as the cops upgrade their technology they just have to throw out the detector and get a new one.  mike valentine will upgrade your detector chip for a small fee when there are advances in radar technology so that you don't have to buy a new detector.

this radar detector has been ranked first in tests against other detectors in several magazines, and have first-hand experience, this thing is definitely worth every penny.  it sells retail for $400 on their website, which would pretty much pay itself off after one ticket.  i would definitely recommend it.</font>
 

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<font color='#000000'>hehe, i could make a lot of money selling them, couldn't i?  nah, i just really like them.  if you've had at least two tickets in the past four years, it would definitely be worth it to invest in one of these things.</font>
 
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