Cobra 480i

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haha cool, looking forward to hearing your impressions! Out of curiosity, why'd you order one?
 
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haha cool, looking forward to hearing your impressions! Out of curiosity, why'd you order one?
Always been a cobra guy @Brainstorm69 it was my first radar and it was my starting point of getting radar detector it was because of cobra I heard of escort radar if that makes since one thing I do like about it is that it has lock out not automatic you have to use the iradar app to use lock outs
 

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Get bored with it, send this way and @Kennyc56 and myself can put it through some paces for you and the Team.
 

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Cobra makes good CB radios and I use their dash cams in both of my cars. As for their detectors I just don't trust the ones made before the Escort take over. For Escort/Cobra to bring out a new detector right now has me wondering just what's going on with it. The only way to find out would be to test it and if it turns out to be good, nice job Cobra. For me the best reasonable priced detector is the R3. You can pick up a factory renewed one on their web sight for about $250, but they sell out fast. Even with that the Uniden is still about $100 more than this new Cobra. Only testing will tell us if it's any good.
 

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Ok, new 480i seems to be a decent unit. But, I bought it for the GPS feature. Yesterday I tried to lock out a supermarket falsie for the first time and it didn’t seem to have any effect? Do I need to be running the iPhone app to have it work? The manual is very sketchy about this function.
 

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Ok, new 480i seems to be a decent unit. But, I bought it for the GPS feature. Yesterday I tried to lock out a supermarket falsie for the first time and it didn’t seem to have any effect? Do I need to be running the iPhone app to have it work? The manual is very sketchy about this function.
That's what I'm talking about. It's the little things that don't work that make these detectors what they are. Crapy features that don't work is why I don't trust them to protect me. I say if a detector saves you ONE time it's paid for it's self. Spend the money it's worth it.
 
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