New Whistler Units-
Whistler has released at least two new models- The DE1778 and 1776.
Features for the 1778:
Interesting, huh?The Whistler DE-1778 radar detector is a high performance detector with plenty of extra's. This model, with it's sleek, black design and intense, blue text display will look great in any vehicle. The DE-1778 offers real voice alerts, and will detect the new POP mode radar. One unique feature of the 1778 is an "Auto Dim" feature. In Auto Dim mode, the display will automatically adjust the brightness based on the current lighting conditions of your car. The DE-1778 is also compatible with Whistler's new Intelli-Cord power cord.
A valentine-ish auto-dim and a cord that really resembles the escort smartcord.
I also found an interesting image on Whistler's site, but I can't seem to link it to any particular model-The Whistler 1778 is compatible with Whistler's optional Intelli-Cord Power Cable. The Intelli-Cord provides a programmable button on the base of the power cord to which you can assign your choice of two features. You can have the IntelliCord button control any two of the following: Power On/Off, City Modes, Dim/Dark, and Quiet/Auto Quiet. A short button press activates the first feature, a long press activates the second!
There's no mention of the new models, the only info that I can find is on another site selling the detectors, so it would be against Roy's policy to post it. My guess would be that it will be tested at SML soon, and if it does well, I would hope Roy would choose to offer it, as it looks like an interesting unit.