I haven't had a radar detector in more than 20 years. I haven't lived in an area that had anywhere one could drive faster than about 35 mph and i haven't had any fast vehicles either. The radar detector that i did have was made by escort. I bought a fast street bike in 1982 and proceeded to get 3 speeding tickets in 26 days. This prompted me to get the Escort. I don't even remember the model but it was supposedly the best available at the time. I didn't get another speeding ticket after that.
The main point of this post is that i am glad to hear that Escort is still a leader in radar detectors and deservedly so. I had my clunky, by today's standards, unit velcro'd to the top of my instrument cluster. Needless to say this was not the perfect method of attaching it. I worked quite well for sometime however. Inevitably, as you might imagine the velcro failed and of course i was on the highway going about 90 mph. I saw the thing fly off and bounce down the road. I almost didn't stop as i figured what would be the point. I did pull over and walked back to retrieve it. being night time it wasn't too crowded a stretch of highway. I took it with me even though i figured it would be junk. I plugged it back in and it lit up but that might not mean much. I contacted Escort and told them what happened. They suggested that I return it to them to check out. The bottom line is that i got it back from Escort pretty quickly with a note that the knob that had broken off had been replaced but other than that it had still been working perfectly. I just thought anyone thinking of buying a radar detector might want to take this into account. Escort builds a damn fine product. Oh, and no charge for the inspection or the knob or the return shipping!