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Discussion in 'Whistler' started by PointerCone, Oct 18, 2011.
Was at Costco on Sunday and they had this for $129.00 (Oh and this is battery operated)
That's the same thing that caught my eye!!!
Correction on the price, its, $119.
Red periscopes must be a custom feature for Costco.
I wonder if its any better then the solo, its definitely a lot cheaper.
I'd never bother with a cordless detector.
WOW, that's a pretty cover
Its not on the Whistler website so it looks like a Costco Exclusive. Most likely its just the 540 with the new display and the red periscopes. If is uses the same antenna as the 540 its not a bad unit but not as good as the old Solo S2 but I would never buy a cordless unit myself.
yay it has my username Red Alert. umm yea so battery operated? smh
I have a cheaper whistler cordless that works pretty well. This one looks like a major improvment over that one.
Yes, This is a cordless detector and from what I can find seem's to be the XTR-540 with the new OLED screen and different color periscopes. Not a bad deal at $129 as its the same price we sold the 540's for but again you can never compare a cordless detector's performance to a corded version.
Actually when the batteries are fresh, the unit works quite well BUT they drain pretty rapidly with use and performance just degrades from there.
I believe that is a pretty good assessment. I usually ran mine with a cord just out of habit and only ran it for short times on the batteries. Probably when the batteries are low it would get worse reception.
I'm gonna pick up one of these just to try it out, Costco's return policy is amazing for items you may want to try.
Should have no prob picking up Laser ally.
That's the way to go ! BTW whistler cordless unlike other cordless detector don't shut off and on to save battery power.
That idea of switching them off and on never worked very well and whistler did away with it fortunately.
all cordless detector before the whistler turned themselves off and on to save power. NOT a good idea as the range suffered a lot.
There was a neat add accessory I saw one time to any detector
It was a battery box add on that let any detector become a cordless model.
I know.My friend had a very expensive one and he ended up selling it on ebay.
YUP sadly that scheme never worked out as it was suppose to even with the best detector companies producing them.