Cobra Rad 250

Radar/Laser Detector

$79.95

The Rad 250 keeps you aware of your surroundings by protecting against radar and laser gun threats. Advanced anti-falsing technology eliminates false alerts and the easy-to-read display makes it easy to stay informed while driving.

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Radar + Laser Detection

The Cobra Rad 250 detects all radar signals—X band, K band, Ka band, laser guns, and VG-2.

Instant-On Protection

Detect even the quickest “instant-on” radar gun monitoring for maximum protection.

LaserEye®

LaserEye® detects laser signals from both the front and rear of your vehicle.

Anti-Falsing Technology

Automatically reduces false alerts so you can hear just what you need to hear and stay focused on the road.

Easy Read Display

The bright display and intuitive band identification icons make it easy to view alerts at all times.

Audible Signal Strength Levels

Unique tones provide signal strength and band identification.

City & Highway Mode

Select your driving modes to reduce false alerts in densely populated areas.

Radar + Laser Detection

Detect X band, K band, Ka band, laser guns, and VG-2

Instant-On Protection

Detect even the quickest “instant-on” radar gun monitoring

Anti-Falsing Circuitry

Advanced anti-falsing circuitry and IVT filter reduce false alerts

Easy Read Display

Bright display with intuitive band identification icons

LaserEye®

Detect radar and laser signals from the front and rear of your vehicle

Audible Signal Levels

Unique tones provide signal strength and band identification

FEATURES

Radar/Laser Protection - Detects all radar signals (X, K and Ka bands signal strength indicated), laser and VG-2 signals

Instant-On Ready - Detects radar guns with “instant-on” (very fast) speed monitoring capabilities

Laser Eye - Detects laser signals from both front and rear

Anti-Falsing Circuitry - Automatically reduces false alerts from erroneous sources including blind spot systems and traffic flow monitoring devices so you hear just what you want to hear

Easy-to-Read Display - Bright display with intuitive band identification icons for easy viewing in any light

Audible Signal Strength Levels - Unique tones provide signal strength and band identification

Are radar detectors illegal?

Radar detectors are illegal only in Virginia, Washington DC, and most parts of Canada.  They are also illegal in all 50 states for commercial drivers, such as truck drivers and taxi drivers.

If you are not a commercial driver, and you are not in Virginia or Washington DC or Canada, then it is perfectly legal to use a radar detector.

What is the range of radar detectors?

In flat, open conditions the range is at least 2 miles.  Please note that road conditions (hills and curves) can affect the range.

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