I enjoy gadgets as much as the next guy but I dislike having them cluttering up the inside of my car or have wires everywhere. I also enjoy the challenge of trying to making everything look OEM as possible. So naturally I'm attracted to Escorts 9500ci, here's how see it when trying to weight the pros and cons. At firt glance the decision would seem to outweight the cons making the decision simple.
- Similar performance as 9500ix
- Stealth install
- Gps learning/ warning
- Detector & Jammer integration
- Ease or install for laser heads (compared to competition)
- Built in jammers which are 50/50% effective
- Considerably more wiring then standard detector
- Initial Price
I don't mind wiring and the initial price may be high but you're going to pay $1200-ish+ for most highend detectors and jammers in the end anyway. That leave only one real con on the list that matters. Looks like a runaway decision... Not so fast!
$1200 would be justifiable if the jammers actually worked, unfortunately it's like spending double for an 9500ix just because. In my opinion the 9500ci detector is perfect!!! With Escort packaging the jammers with it, now it's the most flawed detector out there.
Why didnt Escort offer this seperately instead of a package? Then customers could purchase in stages making it now more attractive to those who are on a budget or who want different jammers. The way I see it is that 1/2 a sale is better then no sale at all. How incredibly frustrating!