Cobra RAD 480i + Premium Mount

Long-Range Detection with Shared Alerts

$169.95

The Cobra RAD 480i is our most popular radar detector that keeps you safe on the road with long-range detection and accurate alerts. It also connects to the Drive Smarter® community so you can receive shared alerts from other detectors and drivers. Built-in Digital Signal Processing (DSP) helps sift through all radar signals so you get the right alerts at the right time.

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RAD 480i + Premium Mount Bundle

Connected Radar & Laser Detector

$169.95
Regular price $169.95
RAD 480i + Premium Mount Bundle
Regular price $169.95
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Our Community

Be a part of the community that shares alerts from our connected radar detectors and drivers through the Drive Smarter® app.

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Price Match Promise

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OUR MOST POPULAR RADAR DETECTOR

Get long-range detection plus enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for rapid warnings and accurate alerts. Bluetooth® connectivity to the Drive Smarter® provides access to speed-based sensitivity and Defender Database locations of red light and speed cameras.

1Long-Range Detection

Earlier warnings provide greater protection against all radar and laser guns in use on the road

22nd Generation False Alert Filtering

Enjoy a quiet ride with reduced false alerts from Blind Spot Monitoring and other radar-based systems

3Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Built-in DSP enables faster processing for all incoming signals to provide rapid and accurate alerts

4Shared Radar & Laser Alerts

With the Drive Smarter® app, you can share and receive radar and laser alerts from other connected detectors

5OLED Display

A monochromatic OLED display let's you clearly see your radar bands, strength, and frequency, day or night

6Updateable Software

Receive regular new updates to your radar detector's firmware for improved performance and accuracy

ADDITIONAL FEATURES

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LaserEye® Protection

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

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Sensitivity (SEN) Button

Adjust sensitivity and filtering modes to control how many notifications you receive

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Defender Database

A continuously updated database notifies you to red light/speed camera locations

"The Cobra RAD 480i Is An Easy To Use And Accurate Radar Detector"

Forbes
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"...consistently warned me about police lurking on the roadside and at least once saved me from an expensive ticket"

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Drive Smarter® App

Upgrade your drive with a Cobra radar detector or dash cam and the Drive Smarter® app. Now compatible with Apple CarPlay®, enjoy shared alerts, red light and speed camera locations, and real-time road conditions on your CarPlay-enabled display*.
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WORKS WITH APPLE CARPLAY®

Conveniently view and verify shared alerts on your CarPlay-compatible display

SHARED NETWORK ALERTS

Get advance warning of laser and radar alerts from other connected detectors
Shared Network Alerts UI

DEVICE SETTINGS MANAGEMENT

Easily adjust your features, alerts, and settings on any supported device
Shared Network Alerts UI

WHAT'S IN THE BOX

  • RAD 480i Radar Detector
  • Premium Mount
  • Windshield Mounting Bracket
  • 12V Vehicle Power Adapter
  • Quick Start Guide
RAD 480i + Premium Mount What's in the Box

Which Rad Is Right For Me?

RAD 480i

Long-Range Detection with Shared Alerts

RAD 700i

Advanced Detection With AutoLearn™ Intelligence

RAD 380

Affordable & Accurate Detection

Long-Range Detection

Premium Detection Range

Long-Range Detection

False Alert Filtering

Advanced False Alert Filtering

False Alert Filtering

Digital Signal Processing

Digital Signal Processing

Digital Signal Processing

Defender Database*

Defender Database

Defender Database

Speed-Based Sensitivity*

Speed-Based Sensitivity

Speed-Based Sensitivity

Drive Smarter® App

Drive Smarter® App

Drive Smarter® App

Bluetooth Connectivity

Bluetooth Connectivity

Bluetooth Connectivity

Dual Language (English/Spanish)

Dual Language (English/Spanish)

Dual Language (English/Spanish)

LaserEye® Protection

LaserEye® Protection

LaserEye® Protection

OLED Display

5-Color OLED Display

OLED Display

Built-In GPS

Built-In GPS

Built-In GPS

AutoLearn™ Intelligence

AutoLearn™ Intelligence

AutoLearn™ Intelligence

EZ Mag Mount

EZ Mag Mount

EZ Mag Mount


*Only with the Drive Smarter® app connected

THE RAD FAMILY

EXPLORE THE RAD FAMILY

The Cobra RAD family of radar detectors are the most popular detectors for a good reason. From affordable and accurate radar detection to the perfect balance of performance and value, Cobra's RAD detectors have you covered.

Item # 0180009-2

SPECIFICATIONS:

Unit Dimensions: 4.25” L x 2.75” W x 1.25” H (107.95mm x 69.85mm x 31.75mm)

Unit Weight (lbs.): 4.8 oz. (136.1 g.)

Individual Box Dimensions : 2.13” L x 5.10” W x 7.70” H (54.10mm x 129.54mm x 195.58mm)

Individual Box Weight: 12.8 oz. (362.9 g.)

SKU: # 0180009-1

Model: RAD 480i

Master Pack Qty.: 4

Master Pack Dimensions: 6.85” L x 10.20” W x 11” H (173.99mm x 259.08mm x 279.4mm)

Master Pack Weight: 4 lbs. (1,814.37 g.)

UPC #: 028377 10786 3

Master Pack Barcode: 1 0028377 10786 0

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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