Point taken. Using your measurement, I like the Radenso Pro M even better. Still, neither is a design I “like” in the context of design excellence.When I first got my hands on the R3, I couldn’t believe how small & light it was compared to detectors I’ve used in the past like the Max 360 for example. I love the form factor & weight of the R3. Using a larger detector again will be ok though as long as the performance is there. I hope Uniden keeps the R7 all black as that’s what I prefer for a RD and I agree with @Vortex that the mute button should be up front, but always willing to give new ideas a shot. I’ve never used a detector where the screen is angled toward the driver, so looking forward to that as well.
Ah, you voted “present” like swamp Congress? kidding. I did vote no. Took a stand in the context of NOT being anti Uniden. Answered the question in context I described.That's exactly how I felt, didn't vote just for that reason.
I can't see how it can NOT raise the bar for performance in a dual antenna arrow unit. The V1 is fair to middling anymore. The Max360 is lackluster. No one else makes a WS mount dual antenna unit.I'm somewhere in the middle on this. I don't think it's the best looking unit, but I also don't think it's bad looking. All that really matters is that it set's the bar in performance for a RD with arrrows!
Mute button on side will be nice if there is a visor mounting clip. Easy to access.I'm somewhere in the middle too. I think it's okay, I like the big LCD screen and the angled display, but I really wish they kept the mute button up front like the R3. The raised bump is on the Mark button on the side, not the Mute button, and I'm not sure if that'll make it easier or harder to manually mute. Either way, I think the smart hardwire cable will be more helpful with the R7 than the R3 for this reason.
I'm really liking the design, even it it resembles the V1 design. I can see the design not working well for vehicles with right side drive setup. The display looks pretty sweet in comparison to my DFR7, not much of a comparison there for sure. For me personally, looks like it would be a while before I purchased the new R7, considering I just bought my DFR7 a month ago new out of the box with FW 1.12 on it so my guess is I will use it for a couple years down the road. I'm really liking my DFR7, it works well for my geographical area where I live. I'm looking forward to a 500 mile Road Trip through North Carolina, through the not so great state of Virginia and into Almost Heaven West Virginia to visit family later this year.
Spot on. The mute button is used far more often. It should be the one with the raised bump.I really wish they kept the mute button up front like the R3. The raised bump is on the Mark button on the side, not the Mute button, and I'm not sure if that'll make it easier or harder to manually mute.
I know what you mean, but I’ll reserve judgment until we get a look at the proper production case design and materials. My guess is the overall result will give that impression much less.At first I was kind of "meh" but now it's growing on me. Kind of reminds me of something from Star Trek or a late 80's Nintendo accessory. It's hard to explain but if I had to try I'd say that it looks like what earlier generations thought the future would look like. LOL
Myself and 1/3 of the world will hate it facing away from the driver.
Main thing I dislike is that the display is at an angle and does not make for easy viewing for those of us with the steering wheel on the right hand side of our vehicle.
Flipping the display should be dead simple to do in firmware and would actually make the detector design more usable since the buttons will be on the bottom. The only concern I’d have is any kind of mounting difficulty as a result of running it upside down, but with all that wasted space in the case (the R3 has plenty, too) they could provide mounting slots both top and bottom. I guess we’ll see if they’re that forward thinking.I can see the design not working well for vehicles with right side drive setup.