i had a case the other day where i got nailed with I/O in a pack of cars, i just happened to be speeding past them all so i would have been screwed if i hadnt made a few quick turns. times like those make me wish i had a V1 because i probably would have picked up an ealier alert from someone else and not been the target. do all of you honestly believe the Ka performance is fairly close on both detectors? Not putting down whistler at all, because they have amazing products, but i just find it hard to believe that the V1 wouldn't blow the 690 out of the water on overall performace based on the price difference...??