If you're tired getting unfair speeding tickets, then you'll know how expensive not driving like a grandma can be. Wouldn't it be great if there was a gadget you could keep in your car to detect radar and laser signals to warn you about upcoming speed checks? Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector is the answer to your problems. This easy to use device has the ability to identify up to 8 radar signals simultaneously.
It weighs just one pound and has a small suction cup bracket so that you can keep it in your car and it is housed in a good quality plastic case so that it remains compact, around the size of the Seagate GoFlex Satellite. There is a receiver window and laser detector window designed to detect the signals coming from the back of a vehicle. The Escort Passport 8500 X50 device is charged by an Escort SmartCord which is included in the package. You just have to plug it into the cigarette-lighter power socket. This SmartCord also has an alert LED and built-in button for mute. When not on mute, this device has quite a good audio alerts feature. The alert sound gets progressively louder as the signal gets closer. You can also set a particular tone level for audio alerts.
The Escort Passport 8500 X50 is easy to set up and use. It has two buttons on the top that adjust the display brightness and sensitivity settings. These buttons can also be used as selection buttons when the device is in programming mode. There is a large horizontal LCD panel on the front that shows the graphs of the intensity of radar and other laser signals. When you are in the settings mode the LCD screen acts as the system menu. I found that false alarms are minimal on this device; it checks all the other sources and then filters them to get to the correct source. It has nine built-in customizable settings.
The Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector is a great device with lots of user friendly features. Buy it today.