The previous generations of radar detectors did pretty much one thing: they let you know when there were radar guns being used in your vicinity, so you knew when it was a good time for you to slow down. But this is 2014, and radar detectors like the Cobra iRAD 230 can do a lot more than that.
The Cobra iRAD 230 radar detector works with an app on your smartphone to give you much more detailed information than the usual radar detector’s beeps. Info on police sightings, speed traps, “high threat areas,” and more are all delivered right to your screen. And if you use it wisely, you’ll probably never have to take part in a conversation with a police officer about your radar detector sending you phone messages, which is probably a good thing.
You can see a few photos of the Cobra iRAD 230 in the gallery up top, and to buy one for a little over $100 just head to Amazon here. Remember, safety first.