I read a lot of comments on this board and others about Cobra RD - many negative, some positive.
I notice that they sell a lot of them! Seems like lots of them disappear off the shelves when students head off to college and around Christmas. Many of the big box retail stores sell them. Some retailers have them on display right next to the higher end RD. And they have one of the biggest selections of different RD models available at one time that I have ever seen. Seems like they come out with new models all the time. If nothing else, it appears that Cobra markets them well.
Some say the design on many of their newer RD is sleek and impressive. I guess.
I've only had an used a ESD 7000 that I used for a short time while deciding on a better RD. It was ok - not great but it did a decent job for me based on the way I drive and use RD. But I won't say anything too negative about Cobra because the one I used served me well. I now have two higher end RD from other manufacturers and can clearly see the differences.
I have looked at reviews of RD and most of the time it appears that Cobra comes out near the bottom in performance.
But I think that Cobra RD work - how well is another issue. I'm not an expert all I can do is read the reviews that are published.
I'd like to read some opinions from the Cobra users on here especially if you like your Cobra RD and use it.