The Chronic Consumer

I buy things — all the time!

Radar Detectors

Passport 9500i My husband and I both tend to drive over the speed limit, especially when we’re using the highway. We don’t go dangerously fast; just 10-15 miles over the limit — which is enough to get a sizable ticket these days.

We’ve both received several speeding tickets over the past few years, so I think it’s time to invest in a radar detector. I’ve been doing a lot of research into these products and see that the units are all over the spectrum in terms of price, features, and performance. Since I believe it would be rather silly to go for the low-end models in this particular case (because of the potential for disastrous consequences), I’ve been focusing my energy on comparing the top-of-the-line units.

After checking out several different brands, I’ve concluded that the Escort Passport 9500i would be the best choice for us. It has innovative features such as GPS positioning, TrueLock, Mark Location, and more. Plus, every time the alarm sounds, the unit displays your actual speed so you know exactly how fast you’re going and how much you have to slow down. Pretty cool!

I’ve talked to my husband about the Passport 9500i, and he thinks it sounds great too, so we’ll probably end up buying it sometime in the near future. As of now, it’s officially on my Wish List!