I bought a 9500ix last year and, when it came out, a SmartCord Live. I love the 9500ix. I love the Escort Live concept, however, most of the time I think I am the only driver with it. I have it so I use it hoping usage in my area picks up. I'm looking to add laser jamming and fortunately the cost of the 9500ci has kept me from installing one. After finding out more about other laser shifters I'm considering other brands to use with the 9500ix.