Thursday, May 2, 2019

The Uniden R7 Radar Detector Available At Best Buy

*The reviewer has been compensated in the form of a Best Buy Gift Card and/or received the product/service.*

As a new driver (I got my license 6 months ago), I still find it difficult to know (feel) how fast I am going sometimes. I have to watch the speedometer closely, which takes my focus form the road. I am often worried I will accidentally go too fast and end up getting a ticket or something. I've never gotten one, and I don't want that to change.

So I was super excited to discover the Uniden R7 Radar Detector, which is available at Best Buy (my fave place to shop for any type of gadget.) With the Uniden R7 Radar Detector, you can set a "Max Speed". A speed that is no to be exceeded, the R& will notify you if you do start to exceed it.

It has voice notifications, so you don't even have to take your eyes off the road. There are visual indicators too, but with the large OLED screen, you can quickly and easily read the indicators while maintaining focus on the road.

As the name suggests, it also detects radar nearby, so you can have advance notice before you go through a speed trap or something. It will indicate (with arrows) the direction the radar is coming from and use a green/red color scale system to show how close it is. Since you will have set your max speed, you shouldn't be worried about a ticket anyway, but knowing whats ahead is never a bad thing. Knowledge is power.

I really like the peace of mind of knowing my speed without having to take the risk of glancing at the speedometer so much. I wish I had this when I was learning to drive. My eyes were always half on the speedometer and half on the road at all times. How much easier it could have been. Oh well, better late than never. So... I'm off to Best Buy. Drive safe.