Arkon RDMET01 Radar Detector Mount for Escort and Beltronics Review

You purchase a new Escort Passport 9500ix radar detector for hundreds of dollars.  The box it arrived in is substantial reminding me of the feeling you get when opening the box to a new Apple iPad (it probably costs as much).  Everything is there that you need to use your new radar detector.  Take a look at the mount.  It’s a small unsubstantial mount with tiny suction cups.  That’s where the Arkon RDMET01 Radar Detector Mount comes into play. Arkon has been making mounts for a long time.  My first exposure to them was with an XM satellite radio.  They … Read more

Escort Passport S55 Radar Detector Car and Motorcycle Mounts

The Escort Passport S55 Radar Detector was introduced a few years ago and continues to be very popular.  It will detect K and Ka bands of speed enforcement radar.  But there’s a lot of radar detectors that can do this.  It is also compatible with Escort Live which is their flagship smartphone application.  Compatible with Escort Live, an exclusive real-time ticket-protection network, which warns you of upcoming alerts received and reported by other users in the area, and gives you access to local speed limit data for over-speed alerts The mount that is provided with the Escort Passport S55 is the usual double suction … Read more

Car Mounts for the Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector

The Escort Passport 8500 X50 Radar Detector is one of the more popular radar detectors manufactured by Escort over the past several years.  While it will work well for many years, the car mount will not. There’s a good chance that the Escort Passport 8500 X50 radar detector will outlast the mount.  This is a well made and expensive radar detector.  Unfortunately the mount isn’t made as well as the radar detector.  The small suction cups will likely lose suction after a year or two.  This is especially going to be the case if living in extreme climates. The mount that is … Read more

Car Mounts for the Rocky Mountain Phantom-T Radar Detector

The Rocky Mountain Phantom-T radar detector is a tried and true device which has worked well for me over the years.  However, the included mount leaves a lot to be desired.  This is an expensive radar detector, yet the included mount leaves something to be desired. The problem with the included mount starts at the small suction cups that are attached to the metal clip.  They tend to dry up and become ineffective.  Especially with weather extremes such as what we run into in New Jersey.  Very cold in the winter.  Very hot and humid in the summer.  Anyway, that … Read more

How to Mount an Escort Radar Detector to a Rear View Mirror

There are only a few locations that work best when mounting a radar detector.  While a radar detector can technically be mounted almost anywhere, somewhere near the windshield works best.  That leaves your choices to a windshield mount, dash mount or your rear view mirror.  Escort makes some of the best radar detectors including the 9500ix, 8500×50, Solo S3, Redline Series.  Today we discuss how to mount an Escort radar detector to a rear view mirror. Almost all Escort radar detectors utilize a mounting system that utilizes a slot at the top of the device (the Escort Max series is an exception). … Read more

Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector Car Mounts

The Escort Passport 9500ix Radar Detector was introduced a few years ago and continues to be very popular.  This is a radar detector owner’s dream.  It will detect all bands of speed enforcement radar (X, K, Ka, and Ku) from both front and rear.  But there’s a lot of radar detectors that can do this.  One of the best and most unique features in the GPS integration and on-board database of red light and speed camera locations. This detector also has an auto-learn feature that integrates the GPS position so that once it you tell the detector of the false alert, it will … Read more