For years I have been warning people about the dangers of purchasing radar detectors from unscrupulous dealers that sell counterfeit radar detectors and jammers, which are manufactured in Korea and China.
Ghost Pro Radar Detector Review
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In one of our previous articles we posted during the 2009 CES show in Las Vegas we video taped an interview with Tommy Chen from Rayee Technologies who had an entire display set up with his cheap, counterfeit wares.
A few weeks after that post we found a new company who was selling Tommy’s detectors calling themselves Radar Shield Technologies.
Their most expensive unit was a detector they were calling the Ghost Pro claiming that the unit had military technology and stealth to all radar detector detectors along with a ticket rebate program, which they were selling for $329.99
Since November of 2010 Radar Shield had become more aggressive in their marketing efforts with Google Adwords placement so I started getting e-mails from people asking about the Ghost detector and what my thoughts were.
So to give an honest and unbiased review, on January 26th we placed an online order for the Ghost Pro and had the unit shipped to my home, order number 307, UPS tracking number 1Z721F720392216013
Finally two weeks later on February 9th, the UPS delivery driver pulled up and delivered my package.
Upon opening the box I found a plain white box that had a sticker identifying the product as the Ghost Pro Radar Detector from Radar Shield Technologies.
Opening this box I found the Ghost Pro radar detector and removed it.
My first thoughts of the unit reminded me of another detector I had tested in 2006 that was manufactured by Microline called the MRD-2000 that was also made in Korea and sold by RDR Enterprises in Henderson, Nevada calling it the Super Stealth 9000 and selling their unit for $89.00.
RDR Enterprises got themselves into trouble by selling these illegal radar detectors that were not FCC type accepted and ultimately they got put out of business in 2007.
So with thoughts of the Super Stealth in mind I immediately turned the Ghost Pro radar detector over and found that they had no FCC type acceptance sticker either.
Next testing the Ghost Pro Radar Detector
As Radar Shield claims on their website that their unit is stealth to all radar detector detector devices I pulled out my Spectre II and IV and tested their claim.
Both of my Spectre RDD’s detected the Ghost at over 300 feet away, so much for being invisible as they claimed.
I then installed the Ghost into our SUV along with an Escort 8500 x50 and headed out for a short trip into the Phoenix metro area.
During our 60-mile trip into Phoenix the Ghost alerted to numerous false alerts while the 8500 remained totally silent.
Then on the return trip back to our home the Escort began to alert to a weak Ka radar signal while the Ghost remained totally silent. Finally as the 8500 was at ¾ alert the Ghost started chirping and just 200 feet ahead we spotted an Arizona Highway Patrol officer.
So you now maybe thinking to yourself will Radar Roy claim that this is this the worst radar detector that he ever tested?
Well actually not, the Super Stealth 9000 that I mentioned earlier still holds that distinction, but I can comfortably say that this Ghost Pro holds second place as the Worlds Worst Radar Detector that I have ever laid my hands on.
I’ve called their telephone number 800-531-8708 which is listed on their website several times which was answered by a recording and left several messages without getting a call back.
In my email I ask a number of questions which includes:
Why their unit doesn’t have a FCC type acceptance sticker as federal law requires?
That their unit failed in testing against the Spectre RDD and why are they using misleading advertising on their website?
That their unit was strikingly similar to Mircolines MRD-2000 and if they were importing this device from Microline?
Therefore I’m following through with several actions against Radar Shield Technology in an attempt to keep anymore of these units from being sold in the US.
First off I have sent a letter to the Federal Communications Commission’s Enforcement Bureau informing them that Radar Shield is in violation of federal law under section 302(a) of the Federal Communications Act of 1934 by not having their detector type accepted prior to its sale in the US. The case number is this action is 11-C00279163.
Secondly I have sent a letter to Google’s Legal Department informing them that Radar Shield is illegally marketing their device utilizing their Google Adwords advertising program.
Third, I will be filling a charge back demand with my Visa informing them of Radar Shield’s illegal marketing and request that they shut down Radar Shields merchant accounts and seize all funds for pending legal action from customers demanding refunds.
And for those of you that maybe reading this review that may have purchased any device from Radar Shield and maybe looking at recovering your money, I would also recommend that you also follow through and file a charge back with your bank or credit card company.
You also may want to do some research on Google on who the actual owners of Radar Shield is and their background.
The Beaverton mailing address that they have on their website is a mail forwarding company and not their corporate office.
In our research we found the owner to be an individual by the name of Nir Steel who operates a company that was incorporated in 2006 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida called N7S Corporation of America, which lists itself as a distributor/wholesaler for radar detectors and GPS units.
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