I am considering purchasing the Cobra Dual Pro 360, to run alongside my V-2.

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Mostly because I live in Chicago and we have a ton of pos red light/speed cameras around here. Good or bad idea ?
 

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Running two detectors together is always a bad idea.
I would suggest V1G2 +JBV1 - If you are an apple user, I am sure a cheap Android or decent 2nd hand Android will cost less and be more efficacious than a 2nd detector for your implied purpose.
 

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Running two detectors together is always a bad idea.
I would suggest V1G2 +JBV1 - If you are an apple user, I am sure a cheap Android or decent 2nd hand Android will cost less and be more efficacious than a 2nd detector for your implied purpose.
I would’ve got the JBV1, had I got an android phone. You’re right doesn’t make sense to run two detectors. How about I keep them in rotation if I were to get it, and use the cobra only for city, and the Valentine for highway use.
The android phone I want is the new Galaxy S20, if I go that route then I’ll skip the radar.


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If you only want protection for the cameras use some of the free apps like Waze, Highway Radar, JBV1.
Or buy a used Pro M that Radenso updates more regularly and has good MRCD MRCT protection and Auto City plus lockouts and stealth.
Save the money on the Cobra Escorts if it is for only auxiliary information.
 

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If you only want protection for the cameras use some of the free apps like Waze, Highway Radar, JBV1.
Or buy a used Pro M that Radenso updates more regularly and has good MRCD MRCT protection and Auto City plus lockouts and stealth.
Save the money on the Cobra Escorts if it is for only auxiliary information.
Good advice, and in that case I’ll save my money away for the new upcoming Theia, by Radenso.

Thanks again!!


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I heard it is the same identical hardware inside in comparison to the escort max 360c minus the WiFi update functionality.


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WHAT? We have a new winner here (I will not say for what so I don’t get banned)!

You have a V1G2, why not run JBV1 and wait for Theia to be released?

Have you received a Speed Camera every day you have driven in the last month? I doubt it. If you just can’t wait for Theia using JBV1 to avoid all the fixed speed camera radar, sell the V1G2 and get a Radenso Pro M until Theia is released.

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WHAT? We have a new winner here (I will not say for what so I don’t get banned)!

You have a V1G2, why not run JBV1 and wait for Theia to be released?

Have you received a Speed Camera every day you have driven in the last month? I doubt it. If you just can’t wait for Theia using JBV1 to avoid all the fixed speed camera radar, sell the V1G2 and get a Radenso Pro M until Theia is released.

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Your post literally has me cracking up my friend. I own an iPhone so that’s the problem, but the v1 driver app is cool in a sense that it makes announcements of the frequency through my Bluetooth audio. Perhaps I can consider getting an Android phone and using my hotspot to make it work.


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What’s wrong with Waze? It’s free. Should have RLC’s. It’s not like they move around.

You go from a R-EX to V1G2.... now looking at a Cobra for RLC alerts?

We’re running the same “Vision Zero” program here. Part of Illinois State Law stated that the intersections that have photo cameras HAVE TO BE CLEARLY MARKED at all 4 corners regardless of enforcement direction.

It doesn’t matter what detector you own.... some of the onus is on the person driving to practice situational awareness.

Radar detectors and apps are tools, but they shouldn’t be the only thing you should solely rely on.

As for Cobra? Really... just as good as the Max360? At half the price? Does that sound logical?

There’s a reason why you don’t see many tests on Cobras or K40’s. This is a RD enthusiasts site... not a car forum. That should speak volumes.
 

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What’s wrong with Waze? It’s free. Should have RLC’s. It’s not like they move around.

You go from a R-EX to V1G2.... now looking at a Cobra for RLC alerts?

We’re running the same “Vision Zero” program here. Part of Illinois State Law stated that the intersections that have photo cameras HAVE TO BE CLEARLY MARKED at all 4 corners regardless of enforcement direction.

It doesn’t matter what detector you own.... some of the onus is on the person driving to practice situational awareness.

Radar detectors and apps are tools, but they shouldn’t be the only thing you should solely rely on.

As for Cobra? Really... just as good as the Max360? At half the price? Does that sound logical?

There’s a reason why you don’t see many tests on Cobras or K40’s. This is a RD enthusiasts site... not a car forum. That should speak volumes.
Thanks for talking sense into me. I Iove my V-2 immensely and was planning on keeping the valentine. But just was thinking of acquiring this unit to detect speed/redlight cameras in the city. But your right as waze can provide same functionality and I’ll save $400 as well by not purchasing a cobra lmfao what was I thinking. 😂

I’ll save up and by the upcoming theia as I really want that.
 

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Thanks for talking sense into me. I Iove my V-2 immensely and was planning on keeping the valentine. But just was thinking of acquiring this unit to detect speed/redlight cameras in the city. But your right as waze can provide same functionality and I’ll save $400 as well by not purchasing a cobra lmfao what was I thinking. 😂

I’ll save up and by the upcoming theia as I really want that.
Sometimes you can see a feature or spec advertised by a manufacturer and get sucked into the FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out. But then when you think about the feature and what can serve your needs you realize that the feature can be easily provided through other avenues of information that can deliver equally well or better.

There's no harm in doing your due diligence.
 

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Sometimes you can see a feature or spec advertised by a manufacturer and get sucked into the FOMO, Fear Of Missing Out. But then when you think about the feature and what can serve your needs you realize that the feature can be easily provided through other avenues of information that can deliver equally well or better.

There's no harm in doing your due diligence.
You’re absolutely right my friend, these manufactures really know how to advertise nowadays to entice buyers. I can’t wait to get my hands on the JBV1 app, and see what I am really missing.
 

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If the apps don't work for you for whatever reason you could always get a dedicated GPS device like a Cheetah.
 

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What’s exactly a cheetah, a redlight/speed camera detection device ?
Yup, looks similar to a detector, but only has the GPS database in it.
 

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It says that it has been discontinued as they’re developing new hardware at the moment.
 

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RLC and SC alerts in JBV1 don't use data. No hotspot required.

As JB said, one just needs to have the Android in the house occasionally under your Home WiFi to get the database Updates periodically and JB alerts us to in his Forum Section. The rest of the time in the vehicle JBV1 uses the downloaded database to base the RLC and RSC warnings on. Only CSA, PAWS, Weather, and other up to the minute warning and data need an active Internet connection.
 

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