The good: The Cobra iRadar works with or without a connected Android or iOS smartphone. Its car charger has a powered USB port for the paired smartphone. A free app helps you fine-tune the iRadar’s sensitivity and discern between actual alerts and false positives, as well as monitor for traffic cameras and speed traps.
The bad: We still ran into a number of false positives during our testing, requiring quite a bit of interaction with the app for the first few days.
The bottom line: The Cobra iRadar justifies its entry-level price as a good radar/laser detector. And when paired with a smartphone running the iRadar app, it becomes a much more flexible and useful speed management tool.
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