Very nice. Not that you need my approval, but that was great. Factual, anti-agenda, and to the point. Real nice!My Max 360c has served me well so far. The range has been just fine and I have had no lockups. I don’t need RDD immunity in Texas. BSM’s are not giving me fits like they were with my old detector. I am very pleased with it. It is a recent purchase but so far so very good.
The R7 sounds like a pretty nice piece of hardware and I may eventually buy one. However, to me, right now it might as well be vaporware. It is just a prototype and hasn’t even entered beta testing. Comments on the forums seem to indicate that it is going to need better BSM filtering than the R3 to make many happy. It doesn’t have WiFi or Bluetooth. It won’t get automatic lockouts or some other features until the first firmware upgrade sometime this summer. No one has even tested one to see how well it will perform in the real world.
Then there is Radenso, who isn’t going to sit on their laurels either. They indicate they are working on some big things down the line so they could blow everyone out of the water. If so then look out. TIme will tell.
All that being said Jon at Radenso has a big announcement coming soon. He also said that the next year will shake up the industry like no one can anticipate. That makes me wonder if all of the current detectors may soon be obsolete.
I will use my Max 360c until it fails me or is rendered obsolete or unreliable. Then I will pick the next successor. I was looking for a new detector when I found this one.
Back in the 80's the original Escort was $245.00, I paid $185.00 for a Bel 844s Express. That Bel was a monster back then on K band. I was making like 5 bucks an hour. With todays hourly wages $600.00 is not really out of line. I understand what your saying but the market is what it is.Not going to pay 600 dollars for any radar detector period. If price comes down yes I will own one. Only paid 400 for 360. My 360 is great very good range on KA half mile to mile and I own R3. And find myself running the 360 most of the time. Filtering is 10 times better period.
Lol. Your close. I watch the classifieds (Facebook Marketplace, Craigslist, etc.. ) very close for deals. The best ones are the people selling decent detectors for almost nothing and not knowing the value. I’ll play with it for a couple of weeks and sell it for more. When I spend $600 for a R7 it’s basically paid for, maybe a small loss. If I notice activity on the forum that will bring down the value of something that I have and don’t use, I’ll unload it on eBay before the average user knows it’s old news. The day the R3 was announced I sold 2 LRD 950’s for almost retail price before average joe knew there was something better. This system allows me to enjoy the hobby at minimal expense.Sounds like you are in the import / export business, like day-trading stocks before the price drops