I recently upgraded from the Solo S2 to the V1. I have it hardwired high in the bimmer, love the protection, and the clean look without the wires everywhere.
There is one part of 287 where an X band gun is mounted on a Slow Down sign. With my solo I got a 200 foot warning, lol; but with the V1 I was shocked on the distance. I knew I was getting near the gun, so the second the V1 went off, I reset the tripmeter. From the first beep to the gun, the trip meter read on or about 1 MILE. WOW, its worth every penny; that kind of distance leaves you plenty of time to slow down and switch lanes. I don't know how I ever lived without it. I recommend the V1 to anybody who is in the market for a radar detector. The long range detection, arrows, and rear radar and laser antennas; make it a must.