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  1. never speedin
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    The display is nice, but the Autodim is not really needed. Range seems to be about the same as the old S2. Definitely needs MORE volume, it isn’t loud enough, and I don’t ever even have my radio on!! More time will tell for me, but I upgraded from the S2 for the display alone.

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  2. Fernando R
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    Very nice just to have the cordless option or when transferring between vehicles, I would also think it would be very good on a motorcycle.

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    Feedback: 6 positive, 3 negative
    • markinsac
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      I’m sorry this radar (Solo 3) is in my opinion is worthless. It isn’t loud enough, doesn’t reach out far at all like my Valentine–I know it’s cordless but this is not even close. I was hoping to exchnge it for an upgrade 9500…but since I had it over 30 days they would only give me a $80 credit. I originally bought it for my motorcycle but tried it in my car a couple times and realized the only way it would work for a motorcycle is to have an adapter eye piece that goes into your helmet.

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      Feedback: 8 positive, 10 negative
  3. Jim
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    Had a S2 and now S3 all flat land here in South Texas. I drive 60 miles round trip daily. 1st time I used it I thought the cop was following me then I ran into the speed trap 3+ miles ahead. Tracked it all the way. Has saved me at least 20 times. Gives plenty of time to slow down. Has almost 0 false alerts. It is great for daily driving with some traffic. Lone wolf and no traffic should look for top of the line corded escort and counter measures.

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  4. ecar
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    Since I have the S2 and not the S3, I can only comment on the one I have, although I’m sure they’re close to the same.

    I just love my cordless! I don’t have to fight the cord, and it doesn’t look like a radar detector to the cops, since alot of things are mounted on the windshield anymore. The cord gives the radar detectors away.

    The volume is a little low, but most folks probably don’t turn up the volume when they get it, cause it doesn’t come at full volume, you gotta go in & turn the volume up all the way.

    A lot of Money for batteries? NOT. I purchased 4 Everready Rechargeable Ni-Mh 2450 mAh batteries over 2 years ago. They last a long time in the detector, (2 for the unit) and I always have the other 2 with me. When the need happens, I’ll recharge the 2 I’ve used, or just update all 4 and I’m good to go again. The initial purchase for the batteries & charger is all I’ve spent.

    The part I like best is that there are really very little false alarms. Plenty of range and warning, and so easy to use, set up, and carry. And I hate cords, and since I have more than one car, it goes back & forth real easy.

    It’s more compact since it doesn’t have a cord, and smaller to carry.

    Boy does it work good though.

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  5. Lee Michael Andrews

    I agree with the very first poster. At first he states that the S2 is the only cordless radar detector he would consider owning. Then he turns right around and writes that the S3 is the only one? Curious, it would appear that he knows who butters his bread. That being since the review is on a page selling the S3. If I were a gambling man, I would bet that his real choice for a cordless is in fact the S2 (which is still available new online, and lightly used on eBay!) I have owned my S2 for years. It has never failed me! Just when I believe that the cop is behind me I see a speed trap. It is by far the greatest radar detector ever on the market. Given that the cheapest speeding ticket in my state is about two hundred bucks, the S2 has saved me over a thousand bucks this year (I am by no means a reckless driver. I just happen to live right by the country’s number one speed trap city and pass through to get to work/home)

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