SkyEye Radar Detector another Scam?
Is the SkyEye GPS enabled radar detector from Radar Shield Technologies another one of those “cheap ass radar detectors” manufactured by Rayee Technologies?
On Monday, January 30th I received a cease and desist order from Radar Shield Technologies regarding my review of the Ghost Pro radar detector published on February 10, 2011.
When I published this review the Radar Shield Technologies website stated that their SkyEye GPS enabled radar detector would be coming soon.
The image of the SkyEye looked exactly like the “counterfeit Chinese radar detectors” that Tommy Chen from Rayee Technologies was hawking at the 2009 Las Vegas Consumer Electronics Show.
During my interview I asked Tommy if he “sold cheap ass radar detectors” and he replied, “yes, we make cheap ass radar detectors”.
After receiving the C&D order I did what any good “retired cop would do” and that was to do more research on Radar Shield Technologies, the owner Nir Steel and of course his attorney Yechezkel Rodal from Bavaro Legal in Plantation Florida.
Radar Shield Website
Radar Shield is now selling their SkyEye GPS equipped radar detector for $389.95 promoting it as the “smartest speed-trap defense system ever made!”
Their ad states “by adding GPS engine into our legendary Ghost platform.. enables alerts far and behind conventional detection range…”
As Escort Inc. holds the patent for GPS enabled radar detectors in the US and being that they recently filed a second lawsuit against Cobra electronics for patent infringement, I was curious if Nir Steel, the owner of Radar Shield Technologies had worked out a licensing agreement.
So called one of my contacts at Escort
The first words out of his mouth were “who, never heard of them” then my contact related that Escort had not entered into any licensing agreement allowing the use of their patent.
My contact then asked if I could obtain a unit for his inspection and I told him that I was working on it.
Radar Shield Yahoo Local
Radar Shield Technologies also has a Yahoo Local Listing for their “virtual office” (drop box) in Beaverton, Or.
On 4/14/2010 a review was posted by “Dr” stating”
DON’T BUY ANYTHING FROM THEM!!!!!!
BEWARE!!! It’s an Internet scam!!!
What they selling is a piece of shitttttttt!!
You not gonna bve refundede,they not gonna pick up the phone!!!!!!! YOU wasting your money, if you buy anything from these assholes…..
Any SkyEye GPS Radar Detectors on Ebay?
As Radar Shield has also been selling their Ghost radar detector on eBay, I decided to take a peek over there too.
I couldn’t find any listings for their SkyEye, but I did find this listing for the Ghost Invisible radar detector, item number 200611108207.
The seller, Zalyb had an 86% positive feedback ranking.
The last review posted was on December 17, 2011 by Jususc who related that he would buy again.
But what did catch my eye were these 2 negative reviews:
- “Absolute shite, doesn’t work on Spectre as advertised, just got a $1000 fine“
- “Not good at all bad communications! Ghost invisible radar not as described“
Nir Steel – President of Radar Shield Technologies
I’ll respect the privacy of Mr. Steel and his family by not posting any personal information.
However I was VERY SHOCKED to see that someone who is held in such high regard in his temple would lower his standards in by scamming people online.
Yechezkel Rodal – Bavaro Legal
Mr. Rodal was admitted to the Florida Bar on September 21, 2011 and is eligible to practice law in Florida.
In reviewing several of the cases that Mr. Rodal has been involved in since his acceptance into the Florida Bar, they all appear to be related to debt collection issues.
I sincerely hope for his clients’ sake that he takes the time to research their legal standing prior to sending out “ bullshit” C&D letters like he did in this matter.
Is the SkyEye Radar Detector another Scam?
Based upon Nir Steel’s and Radar Shields history in the radar detector industry it would be safe to assume that the SkyEye is another one of Rayee Technologies “Chinese counterfeit” radar detectors marketed by Radar Shield Technologies.
But I don’t base my reviews on assumptions.
So over the course of the next couple weeks I will have an associate of mine purchase a SkyEye GPS enabled radar detector who will then have it shipped to my office.
When I am finished testing the unit I will then ship the unit to Escort Electronics so they can inspect it to see if it violates their patent for GPS enabled radar detectors and post my reviews here, on my radar detector review website.