Well, some of you may recognize my horrible cobra post explaining my worst 70 dollars I ever spent. Well, I was looking in Wal Mart a week or so ago and noticed a radar detector in the clearence. I was kinda curious at this point so I picked it up. 50 dollars. Reasonable enough. It was a whistler XTR-180. Traditional screen and when they just introduced POP detection. Also with a battery backup.
Very nice unit for the price, but you might be wondering: How does it perform? So far it saved me 3 times. 1 I/O Ka and 2 C/O Ka. Superb sensitivity! It gave me a good 3/4 mile warning. Lets be honest, for $50, thats kinda nice!
So thats my whistler story. I think I'm hooked! My next is a Pro 78.
And yes, my avatar picture is a XTR 180.
EDIT: Will add vids soon!