i must confess..
the first detector i ever owned was a cobra my sister got me last july (04) for my bday. it was the cheapest one at the time, i think 60 bucks, and managed to alert x band in nj half decently (not horrible). it did manage to alert me ka band once i was about 2 seconds away from the leo and i was toast going 80 in a 65 (originally going 90).
ps- can i use it to test the range on my v1?