I did some basic research and am not completely sure which detector to go with. The V1 seems like a really good choice, but it seems that it is more geared towards city driving, and less so on the highway. I would mainly be driving in the city, with limited highway driving in and out of downtown Chicago (from the suburbs).
I'm not too worried about Laser since I don't think it is used anywhere in the Chicago-land area. Also, I don't think speed cameras are used in the area so I don't think I need a GPS.
So would the V1 be my best choice? I think my only concern is highway performance and how much of a tradeoff I should make (assuming the V1 is not as good as the 9500xi on the highway).
I've had three tickets in the last two months, so it seems I definitely need to do something...