My dad got me a Cobra XRS9690 15 band for my birthday. After going on this forum, I hear a lot of people say that Cobras are no good. I personally have not put it fully to the test yet, but I don't want to take chances with tickets. I still have 10 more days to return my Cobra and get my money back. Should I return the Cobra and get something better? Or will this radar detector do its job fine. My college is a 3 hour drive from home and can be a long tedious trip. I need a radar detector so I can reduce the trip to 2 hours with relative safety. Should I return that radar detector? If so, what is something good I should get at around the same price? Otherwise, is the cobra just a radar detector that will work fine without all the bells and whistles?