Radar Love>Passport 8500 X50, $300-$340 Pennsylvania hates me. I can't get through without a ticket, and I don't even drive that fast (most of the time). I've gone through four detectors in five years, and the 8500 X50 is unequaled. It wins shootout after shootout in the magazines, courtesy of an increased sensitivity in the range of K- and Ka-band radar-the kind troopers fancy. On a recent trip through Colorado, as I was traveling one of those long, barren roads, it went off for minutes and minutes until I began to doubt its accuracy. But there he was, behind a billboard. Sorry, officer. I'm on to your radar ways.