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I like this idea, too.

One of the things that has not changed, ever, is a RD has to hang from the windshield or the rear view mirror.

If you do not like that, you get to spend thousands instead of hundreds.

There's a big market segment between hundreds and thousands. :hmm:

Yeah, but what about the third group? Those of us that want to mount our Antenna outside from the front bar of our luggage rack and the rear from the rear bar of our luggage rack utilizing both stealth (with proper install techniques) and maximum height. Problem is power and getting signals, but with wireless units it could be reduced to just needing power. I already have an NMO and 11 Meter antenna roof penetrations so hiding a cannon or amphenol connector by the luggage rack would be no big deal for me.

I am probably going to have to buy a Radar Detector company to get what I think would be perfect.
 

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Me, too!

A control box talking to sensors over bluetooth. A DIY dream.
maybe we can just buy the sensors needed for each vehicle and just transfer the same control box between vehicles and plug it in...? Dang, im stoked to see what they have coming!
 

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please be careful with socket quality, better yet, provide some secondary retention to keep the USB firmly connected. The last 2 phones I've had have gotten loose and I have to bite the connectors on the cables constantly to crush them a bit so they stay in the phones.
New USB-C has good friction. Phones see a lot of insertion cycles which RDs won't.
 

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Yeah, but what about the third group? Those of us that want to mount our Antenna outside from the front bar of our luggage rack and the rear from the rear bar of our luggage rack utilizing both stealth (with proper install techniques) and maximum height. Problem is power and getting signals, but with wireless units it could be reduced to just needing power. I already have an NMO and 11 Meter antenna roof penetrations so hiding a cannon or amphenol connector by the luggage rack would be no big deal for me.

I am probably going to have to buy a Radar Detector company to get what I think would be perfect.
You’re in the minority category...

doubt you’re going to get exactly what you want...

besides remote units only need one cable that does data and power to the horn together already...
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New USB-C has good friction. Phones see a lot of insertion cycles which RDs won't.
That’s debatable... for those who take them down for security and weather purposes...
 
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That’s debatable... for those who take them down for security and weather purposes...
The USB-C secure fitting spec is pretty onerous for potential common use. They'd have to go proprietary for ease, which isn't likely I'd assume.

I know loose connections happen, but -C is more robust than micro. I've yet to experience any nuisance wear in -C sockets vs the predictable micro problems.
 

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From last few weeks I understand one thing. The number of people using windshield CM on highways is fractions of percent. Few Cobra epic fail mountings. Even fewer advanced products In use. hitting The radar gun down range did not illicit one slow down or brake light at any time in the 3500+mi journey to/from. This was on very busy corridors of interstate where mass serious long distance drivers were pushing 12-20 over. For the cops on the hunt, was easy pickins. Waze did not help some of these foolish, plus, LEO was onto Waze, reporting “not there” as fast as reports Popped up.

what does this mean? No matter what, the market is wide open low penetration. But.. Does anyone care about CM anymore? If not, why? Because the round in round gerbil circle/maze of CM chaos chased them away? If broken, and they find out, will they buy again In high percentages? Will CM again retain view for the masses one purchase item that can “stick it to the man”?

what kind of UI in CM ecosystem will show up as the next cool thing? Is that possible? It is not possible with rotary dial knobs, chicklet button controls, flapping gear suctioned onto the windshield, or RJ11 jacks. Something radical has to happen.

I am excited to see what is coming. It is wide open market. As noted, education will be needed. @Jon at Radenso and team are one group of people who can make this happen.
 
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The USB-C secure fitting spec is pretty onerous for potential common use. They'd have to go proprietary for ease, which isn't likely I'd assume.

I know loose connections happen, but -C is more robust than micro. I've yet to experience any nuisance wear in -C sockets vs the predictable micro problems.
again that’s debatable do a google search...

when using a quality cable I’d agree... but there are plenty of manufacturers making shitty cables...
 

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DIY Radenso'berry' Pi?
 

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I would take a high quality USB-C cable and connection over a high quality micro-USB cable and connection any day.

The USB-C cable that plugs into my MacBook Pro makes a very solid connection that requires no locking mechanism. I could probably pick the laptop up by the cord...
 

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I believe a USB C connection will be one of the ways to connect a compact RD antenna device to a hardwire like kit, which then goes to a hidden processor box with all sorts of connection / processing / filtering possibilities.
Sort of a hybrid windshield / custom install system.
This would be good for stealth look and maximum computing power by utilizing available devices.
Portability between vehicles might suffer as it probably won't be completely stand alone, unless the receiver head has a processor and memory that retains the functions when disconnected from auxiliary processing sources.
Integration with factory car displays is high probability...
There was a new USB cable ad floating around, I think I saw it on Facebook, that magnetically connected to your device, and appeared to very good but dont know if that is possible in an RD.

For the box were you thinking an ALP style one for power/plugins? Personally I wouldnt want something like that and dont have the space. Anyway we will see soon what they have up there sleeves. When they talk game changer, well that gets me excited...
 
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You’re in the minority category...

doubt you’re going to get exactly what you want...

besides remote units only need one cable that does data and power to the horn together already...
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That’s debatable... for those who take them down for security and weather purposes...
It would be hard to find a non-military connector more reliable than RJ-11/RJ-45. Don't give up what WORKS.

[EDIT: Well, that looks odd. I was replying to Message #86, but a different message was quoted.]
 

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It would be hard to find a non-military connector more reliable than RJ-11/RJ-45. Don't give up what WORKS.

[EDIT: Well, that looks odd. I was replying to Message #86, but a different message was quoted.]
yeah I’d much rather have an rj11...
 

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RJ + a usb that can also be used for power.
 

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hitting The radar gun down range did not illicit one slow down or brake light at any time in the 3500+mi journey to/from.
We’re you shooting K or Ka?
Does anyone care about CM anymore? Of not, why? Because the round in round gerbil circle/maze of CM chaos chased them away?
No. BSM proliferation chased them away. 99% of the RD using public has no idea of the relationship between police K, Ka, & BSM Falses. To them the damn thing just beeps too much and has become intolerable.

I took an Uber across town a few weeks ago. The guy driving the minivan had a cheap POS on the dash that literally didn’t STFU the entire 15 minute ride. He had absolutely no idea what this beeping box was telling him.
 

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again that’s debatable do a google search...

when using a quality cable I’d agree... but there are plenty of manufacturers making shitty cables...
I know the spec firsthand and that's why I used the word onerous. Link for others: https://www.usb.org/sites/default/files/documents/usb_type-c_locking_connector_specification_rev_1_0_20160309_0.pdf

Pic attached.

Decide for yourself if a screwed USB-C is worth the hassle. Consider that if you mount and touch once a year, the locking to ameliorate wear slippage isn't necessary. And if you do an insertion cycle daily for security, you'll go nuts unscrewing.
Screenshot_20191010-125153_Adobe%20Acrobat.jpg


You're better off going with the aftermarket magnetic add-on setup. Just not worth an iota of time for Radenso to do otherwise.
 
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Magnetic adaptor will take care of all this, they come in all shapes and tastes and do transfer data per usb standard too.

The fun will be the voltage, with the need to drop the 12v to whatever the 5+.something volts USB ports usually deliver, as some users will use their car USB ports while others will go through the 12v lighter port, and the mirror taps that will start popping up on the market with 12v directly to the usb plug.
 

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I’m going off base here

I would say radenso was 4th in the detector market.

U can place Uniden,V1, escort/belscort into the any place in the top 3

I will say the picture is a switch. And radenso no longer in 4th and moving up 3-2-1

And the 4th being crossed out could also be a double meaning that VR will soon be no longer around due to the mysterious “2 weeks” saga.
 

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