Firmware resolves bugs, improves performance
Escort has continued to refine the digital processing technology showcased in the Passport Max radar detector, which we initially reviewed late last year. The company has followed with new "special edition" color options and, more importantly, several firmware updates to improve response time and false-alert rejection. In our full review, we check out the classy burl-wood model and put a few thousand miles on the latest firmware.
Escort jumps into the digital age
Escort has worked to bring radar/laser detectors into the digital age with the new Passport Max. The windshield-mount unit takes advantage of a digital signal processor (DSP) to help identify radar or laser signals that would otherwise be lost in background noise. In our full review, we drive with the Max to determine if it truly represents a leap in ticket-protection technology.
Ticket avoidance for iOS
Both Escort and Cobra have worked to take advantage of smartphones to enhance their respective radar detectors. Escort's SmartRadar variants offers many of the company's proven technologies taken from standalone detectors, but in compact, discrete packages that connects to iOS or Android devices via Bluetooth. In our full review, we spend a few thousand miles with the SmartRadar Apple Pack and Escort Live app for iPhone.
Escort surpasses Cobra in smartphone integration
Many electronic devices now work directly with smartphones, including radar detectors that help users avoid expensive encounters with law enforcement. Electronista had a chance to try out Escort Live, a new service that aims to provide a deeper level of smartphone integration than Cobra's iRadar system.