Cobra XRS 9960G Radar Detector winner

We finally have our winner for the Cobra XRS 9960G Radar Detector.

The winner is commenter number #26 Jeff who said:

I could really use this because my mini-van looks fast even when it’s standing still.

Here is what the 9960G can do:

The XRS 9960G provides total protection and peace of mind with Super-Xtreme Range Superheterodyne™ Technology, detecting all 15 radar/laser bands with its super-fast lock-on detection circuitry. The unit provides extra detection range and the best possible advance warning to even the fastest of POP mode radar guns. It comes with a GPS Locator and Lifetime updates to the AURA™ Database to alert you to verified Speed and Red Light Camera locations, dangerous intersections, and reported Speed Trap locations for entire United States and Canada. Other features include Cobra exclusive full-color ExtremeBright DataGrafix ® II Display, an 8-point electronic compass, Voice Alert™, car battery voltage display/low car battery warning and much more.

Stay tuned for more giveaways coming very very soon.

giveaway reminder: Cobra GPS radar detector

Don’t forget about our giveaway for a Cobra XRS 9960G. We will finish this giveaway in two days and so far there are less than 50 entries. So you have a pretty good chance.

Just go there and leave a comment and maybe you’ll win free stuff. That’s all.

giveaway: Cobra XRS 9960G Radar Camera detector with GPS

As promised we continue to clean out the garage here at Navigadget. We’re now giving away a A Cobra XRS 9960G Radar Camera detector. We initially talked about this a while back so you may have to update the database for the radar locations.

You can read about the specs and everything else for 9960 at Cobra’s own site and see that it costs about $389. Some of the highlights for this Radar Camera with GPS include:

  • 15-Band™ Detection
  • AURA™ Camera & Driving Database
  • Full Color ExtremeBright DataGrafix™ II Display
  • 8-Point GPS Compass
  • 8-Point Electronic Compass

How to enter? Really easy. 1) Follow our RSS feed and then 2) leave a comment below. That is all. Do make sure you enter a valid email so we can contact you back.

We will ship this out to a U.S. address only. Sorry rest of the world. Also duplicate entries, emails, IP addresses will be disqualified.

One week from now we’ll announce the winner.

GPS navigation and radar detector: PASSPORT iQ

PASSPORT iQ is the new GPS navigation and GPS radar detector combo from Escort. The device will be showcased at CES 2011 which we’ll be attending so we can get you some more information there. But to cover some of the basics: the device is based on the successful PASSPORT 9500ix GPS + laser detector and the navigation system offers 3D maps, voice guidance, lane assistance.

The price is quite remarkable though. A whopping 650 dollars. I wonder how much it would cost to buy a navigation unit and a GPS radar detector separately though? Less than $650 I bet. But with that logic nobody would buy smartphones. Anyhow the price is a bit high if you ask us.

giveaways: NaviGadget cleaning out the garage

OK guys; merry Christmas. We haven’t done any giveaways for a while. We have some GPS stuff we need to get rid of. It’s all yours for free. We’ll do this one by one. Oh yes, what are we giving away?

A GPS backtracker from GPS X Guider to help you find your path, or campsite etc. A Cobra XRS 9960G Radar/Safety Camera detector with GPS so you won’t get any speeding tickets (I hope). An Enzym SG-350 GPS navigation device with text to speech. Another GPS backtracker - GF Q900, this time from QSTARZ. A small pocket GPS receiver for outdoor activities; from Storyish. A 60beat Hearth Rate Monitor with chest strap that gives you the best workout analysis on your iPhone when used with their GPS enabled LogYourRun app. The new Bike GPSport 260pro from Holux with ANT+ wireless technology. And finally the latest GPS travel recorder from QSTARZ: BT-Q1000XT. Wait; that’s not all. We’re also giving away 5 promo codes for GPS Kit iPhone App (not pictured above).

OK, that’s a lot. Stay tuned (subscribing to our RSS feed should help) We’ll get the first one started shortly.

Escort Passport iQ: GPS radar detector and navigation

Escort has been designing radar detectors and other rear view mirror with GPS navigation systems. Now we get the news that they came out with a new GPS navigation system called Escort Passport iQ that combines turn by turn directions with radar detection.

The radar detector is based on the Escort 9500i which gives you protection against radar, laser, red light and speed camera ticketing while utilizing a 5″ touch screen display and a newly designed antenna:

…engineers were able to change the standard radar detector form by designing a radically new microwave antenna assembly,” said Tim Coomer, ESCORT’s vice president of New Product Development. “Until the merging of these two major mobile technologies by ESCORT, drivers had no choice but to purchase and connect separate driving devices at the same time….

Are you ready for the price though? $650! Yes, The PASSPORT iQ Radar/Laser Detector with GPS navigation starts at $649.95. What do you think? Is it worth it?

Cobra iRadar

Cobra has been quiet for a while but it looks like they were busy perfecting their new radar detection system called Cobra iRadar. This device works with your iPhone with a free app. You’ll be controlling some of the settings using your iPhone but of course you’ll have to purchase the radar device which talks to this app via bluetooth.

They kinda work separately as well though. For example on your iPhone you’ll be able to get Alerts to speed & redlight cameras, known speed traps, and dangerous intersections from the AURA Camera and Driving Hazard Database thank to the embedded GPS receiver in your iPhone. When connected to the radar unit (which costs $170) you’ll be able to control radar detector settings and get visual alerts on your screen.

The radar detects all radars and guns, including X-Band, K-Band, Ka-Band, VG-2, and Laser.

Read more about Cobra iRadar.

Cobra XRS 9970G

Cobra just announced a couple of world’s first touch screen radar detectors which include XRS 9970G and XRS 9965. Touch screen is not really a necessity on GPS radar detectors but it can simplify user setup and alert settings. It only measures 1.5 inches.

Cobra XRS 9970G also features the AURA Camera Driving Hazard Database which stores GPS coordinates of speed and red light cameras and driving hazards. XRS 9970G comes with GPS and all you have to do is to plug in their USB GPS locator which you can sync online with the latest camera and dangerous intersection alerts. You can also customize your ares with up to 1,000 new locations.

Cobra XRS 9970G costs $390 and includes Aura database with lifetime subscription.

RoadPilot Mobile

You must’ve heard of RoadPilot before. No? Well, they’re big in Europe. They do speed camera detectors - more like a GPS radar. They just announced their mobile version which currently works on Nokia’s only. However support for Samsung, Blackberry, and Sony Ericsson is on the way.

Being “mobile” the new RoadPilot Mobile has features such as the real-time alert that enables drivers to notify other members of the RoadPilot user community about new speed cameras, or a police cars on the hideout.

Currently it supports N95, N95 8GB, N78, N79, N82, N85, N96, E66, E71, E75, 6110 Navigator, 6210 Navigator and the 6220 Classic…

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Coyote Mini v2 GPS radar detector

As you know there a lot of GPS radar detectors out there. And if you live in Europe we really advise you getting a radar detector since that continent is filled with speed cameras, red light cameras, and the usual cop with a radar gun.

Coyote is a big name in France for GPS radar detectors and they just came out with a new model called the Coyote Mini v2. This new version from the Coyote Mini series offer a screen that is twice as big as its predecessor. It has audible and visual alerts, can be configured without a PC or the internet, displays speed limits, and even real time traffic updates.

Coyote also has a community based web site where users can mark police hideout areas and participant has a confidence score based on their history.

Coyote Mini v2 promises no false alerts, highly configurable distances for highway and city, and reliable speed limits.