I had a Cobra DSP9200BT that after 6 months became a brick that was locked in a "laser alert" warning the second it was turned on and never would stop, so I returned to the 2 year old Cobra Vendetta SLR600 that the bricked one replaced. But the windshield mount broke, and I had been using a large weighted pad mount on the dash. That was fine, but made some noise, and the false alerts on the detector were getting worse. Especially after I bought a new car with the various radar safety features. It would go off in my garage as soon as I started the car, or as soon as I pulled in when backing in to park it. So I got this to try.
The good - you can change the color of the LED display. My son loved that feature, as he's a fan of red. So we made it red. App synced up easy enough as well, but that's one of the reasons I returned it. I had no need to pay for their premium features, so any time I powered up the detector and opened the app on my iPhone, I had to click through buttons four, five, sometimes 6 times to keep telling it "no thanks" that I don't want to register for premium features. VERY annoying.
Then the app had a feature to report an area as a false positive. I have a few stores I go past on my way to work, with radar for the entrance doors I assume, that every detector has always gone off as I drive past. This one, despite all the claims to the contrary, also fell victim to all these false positives too. But the app had a feature to tell it to ignore this one - I had figured it should persist, and remember that next time you drive by the same spot, but it didn't. Why should I go through the hassle to report it as a false positive if it won't "learn" and remember?
Then there was all the false positives - more than the older one it replaced. This one was supposed to be better for the passive radar systems that newer cars have, but it was going off randomly for no apparent reason in areas that I didn't even get false alarms normally. And it STILL went off every time I started my car and went to pull out of my driveway, or every time I backed into my garage.
So this just wasn't worth the cost at ALL to me. I normally am a proponent of the phrase, "You get what you pay for," but that clearly didn't apply here.
I returned it, picked up the $129 Cobra that Best Buy had right next to it, and so far that one, while it lacks the smart app feature, is outperforming this one in every respect, all the places that normally trigger false alarms (those stores on my way to work) did NOTHING this time. Only time it fired off was when I passed a police car with someone pulled over - legitimate radar warning. The Cobra doesn't even go off in my garage. Almost 1/3 of the price and 10 times the reliability...