Mike Valentine’s V1 Is Lacking Innovation
Back when I retired from law enforcement and began my new career in the speed counter measurement industry back in 1997 Mike Valentine’s V1 was the very best radar detector on the market.
Since there has been allot of innovation in our industry and it seems that it has flew by Mike unnoticed.
Stealth to the Spectre RDD: The “famous brands” as you like Mike calls Escort and Beltronics were the first (and only company) to figure out how to defeat the Spectre RDD (radar detector detector) with their introduction of the Bel STi.
Mike did place a winning bid on Ebay for a Spectre RDD, but I can only assume it is sitting on his shelf in his lab collecting dust as his V1 can still be detected.
GPS Integration: Then the “famous brands” beat him the punch again with the integration of GPS into their radar detectors with their introduction of the Escort 9500i and the Escort 9500ix.
Long Range Sensitivity: Then last year that “famous brand” Escort company came out with their Redline radar detector which has longer range, sensitivity and filtering then the V1.
Now with 2011 a few months away Mike’s patent on the dual antenna system will expire thus turning his “extraordinary” radar detector as he calls it into ordinary.
But what really leads me to take notice of Mike’s lack of innovation these past years was this recent magazine advertisement that he ran.
It was the same ad that Mike developed over 15 years ago after attending one of Joe Sugarman’s training conferences and published way back then!
Hell, he didn’t even change the testimonials to freshen it up a bit!
Mike has become lazy driving around in his Porsche while his dusty old Spectre sits on his shelf and has reverted to running old magazine ads from 15 years ago.
Those other “famous brands” are famous because of one thing, they INNOVATE!
“Radar” Roy Reyer