Saturday, May 23, 2009

Beltronics STi-R Review: Ultimate Custom Installed Radar/Laser Detector

Beltronics STi-R Review

Updated: 23 Apr 14, By Veil Guy

After spending nearly a year, accumulating an obscene amount of miles through more states than I care to count, behind the wheel with this awesome remote, I am pleased to be able to share my formal review of the Beltronics STi-R custom installed radar detector.

Beltronics STi-R, Escort Passport 9500ci, Valentine One (V1) versus 34.7 Ka

STi-R, 9500ci, V1 vs CO 34.7Ghz Ka Away

Every once in a great while, a product comes along that is so special, so outside the established norms of the time, that its very existence redefines its own category. The Beltronics STi-R custom installed radar detector (along with its sister the Escort Passport 9500ci), is such a product.

Installation video of the Beltronics STi-R into my vehicle to follow, along with a long-term review of the Escort Passport 9500ci, which was installed into my vehicle at the same time, last year.
Even though the Beltronics STi-R and Passport 9500ci are related, they really are two separate kinds of systems which do not directly "compete" with one another.

The Escort Passport 9500ci is a combination radar/laser detector, laser jammer (Escort calls it "laser shifting"), and an advanced GPS detector which alerts to the ever growing presence of photo-enforcement systems.

On the other hand, the Beltronics STi-R is a dedicated radar/laser detector, one specifically tailored to those driving enthusiasts who can appreciate its virtues and specialized feature-set.

Although, the Escort Passport 9500ci is based-upon the same undetectable platform developed by Beltronics as the dash-mount Beltronics STi Driver and the Beltronics STi-R remote, the Escort Passport 9500ci is sufficiently different to merit its own dedicated review in the future.

Happy and safe motoring!

Veil Guy
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