We are please to report that we have received a current production model of the newest and high-tech radar detector from Escort. The Passport 9500i arrived today and after a brief spin around town, it appears that the early X and K-band reception/ramp-up idiosyncrasies have not been excised. We will be taking our new 9500i with us on a trip to the Florida highway system next week and will be incorporating this model into our up-and-coming Ultimate Radar Detector Review 2007 (back by popular demand) which will include the latest versions of the Beltronics STI Driver and Valentine 1 radar detectors.
In the meantime, I can't wait to face-off against the FHP with this new radar detector!
We'll continue to keep you apprised of our experiences behind the wheel with this fascinating new detector.