Anyone that has been following me over the years knows that I am a BIG fan of technology and electronics, and I love to dabble and try many different things to see how they work and how best they can make my life better.
So you can probably guess that there are usually just a few electronic/technology related items on my gift lists. Sometimes this is a challenge for my family, as they complain as there are not always affordable gift options, but one of the companies that continues to come on my radar over and over again for affordability and quality is Cobra Electronics.
I have owned Cobra Electronics Two-Way radios in the past, and loved them due to the range and quality that I received. Because of this experience I have always stayed connected to what they were up to and interested in their products. Recently, they asked me to try out the , their latest in radar detection technology.
At first J-Mom was flat against using this because she thought it was illegal in Michigan (which I think it might have been when we were growing up). That being said, we verified this and no, it is not illegal to have these, just having radar jamming equipment.
This radar is small, but powerful and includes the SPX 7800BT, which is the world’s smallest radar detector. This detector has more than double the detection range than previous models from what I found in my research which was very cool!
The SPX 7800BT offers IntelliShield™ quad-level false signal rejection, pin-point radar frequency, auto mute/IntelliMute™/IntelliMute Pro™, super-charged LaserEye™ 360 laser detection, 5-level graphical signal strength meter, voice alert, car battery voltage display, low car battery warning and super-bright white OLED graphics display. All of this being said, this means that it was completely decked out with all of the bells and whistles which made it amazing to use.
Let me tell you that I am not a speed-demon – far from it, but it was cool to have this and have a eye on the road to come and to know where the “hot” spots might be. The installation was easy and Cobra Electronics has made it simple to understand and use too.
I found that it was accurate and while there were a couple of false readings around stores, I wondered whether there might be some other technology in place that was giving off similar waves as were given off by radar guns.
Purchasing this also gave me access to the iRadar™ Community, which is the world’s largest and most active detection community in the world, for live speed trap data via smartphones. I never even knew that this existed, so it was a ton of fun to explore this and learn more about this community.
This model is available now for a retail price of $249.95 but I have seen it on sale at a few places, so you may still be able to find a good deal. I know right now at they have it for only a little over $185.
This is not the only fathers day gift that they offer. I have put a ton over at my Amazon Cobra Electronics Store for your to check out but some others include:
Drive HD™ Dash Cams
Cobra’s series of Drive HD™ Dash Cams capture everything drivers see in full 1296P Super HD or 1080P HD video for the ultimate in security and entertainment. Cobra’s Drive HD Dash Cams continuously record a vehicle’s surroundings ensuring peace-of-mine, safety and security. An embedded G-Sensor automatically saves and protects clips when an impact is detected. The intermediate models include GPS to simulcast your precise location on a Google™ Map, while the high-end, WiFi-enabled model allows users to connect and stream live and recorded footage directly to an iOS or Android device to instantly view and share footage. Drive HD Cams also take 12 MP still shots and all images and videos can be viewed on a TV or computer.
Models are available now at retail prices ranging from $59.95-$249.95.
The multipurpose ™ is the ideal emergency power source for home, auto or outdoors and boasts enough capacity to charge mobile devices and even jumpstart most vehicles multiple times. This ultra-compact unit is optimal for travel, featuring a 200A starting current, 400A peak current, 2.1 Amp USB Output and a 7500 mAh Li-Cobalt battery with an LED battery status indicator.
The Cobra JumPack is available now for a retail price of $129.95.
Cobra has utilized the latest in portable and solar panel energy technologies to create its Cobra CPP Series of long-lasting power products. The base model, the Cobra CPP 50 features dual USB outputs and a built-in micro USB connector to charge multiple devices simultaneously and eliminate added cables when you’re on the go. Two solar models, the Cobra CPP 100 SP and CPP 300 SP, integrate high efficiency solar panels and allow users to charge their mobile devices multiple times. Both models feature a 6000 mAh Li-ion battery and can be charged using both the solar panel and USB port. The Cobra CPP 100 includes a 2.1 Amp Outlet and LED Battery Status Indicator. The Cobra CPP 300 features an LCD Battery Status Indicator, Micro USB Output 1A and Dual USB Outlets with 2.1A and 1A Outputs.
Models are available now at retail prices ranging from $39.95-$79.95.
Cobra’s two-way, walkie-talkie radios consist of a powerful lineup including the Cobra 100 and 300 Series and its rugged, All-Terrain TWR radios including the 500, 600 and 1000 Series. Cobra’s highly affordable and reliable series feature extended range in a compact design and include call alerts and Micro-USB charging capabilities.
- CXT 100 Series: Cobra’s most economical weather radio solutions on the market featuring a 16-mile communication range, Roger Beep and Power Saver Circuitry.
- : Designed for outdoor use and features a 23-mile range, NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio, NOAA Auto All Hazards Alerts that allows Voice Activated Transmission for hands-free use.
- : Cobra’s waterproof model that features a 28-mile range with NOAA alerts, NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio, VibrAlert, hands-free voice-activated transmission, LED flashlight and rubberized grips.
- : The newest addition to Cobra’s TWRs is the CXT 645, which features a rugged, waterproof exterior with up to a 35-mile range with NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio, VibrAlert, hands-free voice-activated transmission, LED flashlight and rubberized grips.
- Cobra CXT 1000 Series: The and feature a waterproof casing and floating design and offer up to 37-mile communication range. The CXT 1035R offer’s Cobra patented Rewind-Say-Again® and the CXT 135 CAMO features a RealTree® Max 4 Camo pattern.
Models are available now for retail prices ranging from $49.95-$99.95.
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