This was a review on amazon.
I have a new Beltronics STi Driver. I live in West Virginia but drive through Virginia to work each day. I purchased this radar detector because of it's total shield technology, it's supposed to be undetectable. The other day when I crossed the state line into Virginia, I got off the highway and was driving through a small country town at 35mph which was the speed limit. I drove past a cop sitting at a gas station, he came out with force. His lights came on and I stopped. He asked if I had a radar detector? I said yes, I live in WV and forgot to turn it off when I crossed the state line. He was very nice since I was honest and asked to see it. He said this is a good one, then he handed it back to me and said try to remember to turn it off next time or I'll write you a ticket and confiscate it. I said you were able to detect my radar detector? He said yes they just installed Spectre Elite which detects all radar detectors so I suggest you stop using that thing. I quickly said thank you and was on my way. That was a waste of money, now I have a Magnesium paper weight unless I'm driving through states other than Virginia or D.C. Of course not all squad cars have this equipment but who wants to risk losing such an expensive radar detector. In the last two weeks 3 other squad cars came after me but I was able to turn it off before they got close to me, I wasn't speeding any of those times. I looked up the Spectre Elite and sure enough it detects all radar detectors. I thought is was a coincidence that I was being stalked by Virginia cops more now after purchasing and using my STi Driver (and wasn't speeding in any of these situations) but it's Spectre Elite. The STi Drivers owners manual says it's undetectable by all current and future (RDD) Radar Detector Detectors. When I informed Beltronics they said they will investigate further and at least I can use it in states other than Virginia. The problem is I only get tickets in Virgina. I had to laugh at that myself. Other than being detectable it's a great product.
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