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The Escort SmartRadar is, unsurprisingly, a radar detector. What's perhaps more surprising is the Android app that comes with it. This piece of software lets users measure how fast they're going and receive warnings for upcoming speed traps. Someone out there may have a use for this, and said person may just like to know that the product is currently available for just $179.95 following a coupon code. This reduces the price down to $20 lower than what we saw it going for the last time around and $70 less than its current price on Amazon.

The radar detector is on sale over at BuyDig.com. By default it's priced at $279.95. To get $100 hacked off, enter the code AUGTRAV at checkout. The product will also come with free shipping.

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For a very brief refresher of what this thing can do, here's a video.

Escort SmartRader radar detector with Android app on BuyDig.com

Via SlickDeals

Bertel King, Jr.
Born and raised in the rural South, Bertel knows what it's like to live without 4G LTE - or 3G, for that matter. The only things he likes sweeter than his tea are his gadgets, and while few objects burn more than a metal phone on a summer day, he prefers them that way anyway.

  • ArberBeq

    This is detectable

    • Obama’s tranny wife

      only illegal in Virginia and Washington DC where a bunch of criminals are located

  • godutch

    I want one, these are illegal but I just get to many tickets but I can't send one here in the netherlands

  • Sam Shaw

    I have used Escort in past but they are not the best radar detector in market. Look for valentine one. They are in similar price range and much better.

    • ckeegan

      I have the 9500ix with the Escort Live app, and it is by far the best radar detector I have ever owned, including the Valentine One.

      • Sam Shaw

        How many times do you look at your app when you driving?
        Within a year of owning Passport, I had to resend mine as it would not calibrate, they fixed it and it still kept on doing the same thing.

        • ckeegan

          I haven't had a single problem with my Escort 9500ix, and why would I need to look at the app? It runs in the background on my phone, and the relays alerts of reported traps to the detector itself 4000+ feet in advance. I can also report traps via the Smart Cord, without even touching the app. Granted, I do leave the app and phone display on when on long highway trips, especially when visibility is less than optimal, or in states that use laser.

    • Bryan

      The Escort Passport Max makes the Valentine One look like a child's toy. Please update your knowledge.....

      • Sam Shaw

        Only thing they escort has done is put a fancy display. Rest of other thing like traffic light camera are just a database for which one has to subscribe.

    • mjmedstarved

      I highly disagree; my REDLINE works wonders.

      Check out some radar forums and comparison tests of any of escorts models from the last 2 years, and tell me the V1 is still a clear top-dog.

      • Sam Shaw

        Escort has more money to spend on sales and marketing, ability to give away hardware and even more point of sales. Lot of the times ppl dont even know what V1 so just coz it does not show up on online forums does not make it bad.

        • mjmedstarved

          No man, you can't argue with cold hard facts done by third parties..

        • ckeegan

          Huh, I see full page ads in Motor Trend for the V1 all the time. I've seen the same for Escort, but rarely anything more. Also, the V1 is always in comparison tests of top detectors, so obviously it's still being tested.

  • RH

    Most vehicles these days, have this button called "cruise control". If you use that, stay 10mph or 16kph of the speed limit, most police on the major highways will leave you alone. As a comedian said one time, if you are in that much of a hurry, leave the house sooner ;)

    • Rickrau5

      No. IF you are driving with the "flow" of traffic at 10mph over the limit then they will most likely leave you alone. But if everyone is doing 70, your at 75, speed limit is 65, then you are asking for it.

      • Obama’s tranny wife

        Yup you get pulled over by a hypocrite. The cops make roads more dangerous because when people see them they halt to 10-20 under the speed limit. Then the fact that the cop will speed after you, swerve in and out of traffic, and drive more dangerous to you so the road pirate can steal your hard earned money that the government will blow on stupid stuff and not use it for purposeful things, just corruption.

  • MistiXF

    ~$300 with shipping to UK and taxes. Not a deal for non-American people.

  • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Zが現れた!

    Well, this thing is pretty much illegal here in Brazil.

    For me the best way to avoid speeding tickets is follow this very simple trick: You know that signs to show a number with a "Speed Limit" label by the road? Try not to drive faster than that number! It's working wonders for me!

    • Obama’s tranny wife

      Ain't nobody got time for government oppression so a pirate can pull you over and steal your money.

      • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Zが現れた!

        If you live in a country where you CAN buy a car, you can't complain about government oppression. Just obey simple laws and the government will leave you alone.

        • Obama’s tranny wife

          they exist to take your money to support their existence, therefore they should not exist. Victimless crimes are more sought than crimes of someone who was a victim. Cops exist for revenue generation, theft and taxation at gunpoint pretty much or lose your freedom if you resist.

          • http://mekakiwi.blogspot.com.br/ ED-Zが現れた!

            Yeah, some people prefer be shot at the site instead of pay monetary compensation.

            Most Laws are made to keep you safe, from others and from yourself.
            Just think, you may never speed, but some other driver can hit you and have you killed or crippled.

            Also, I'm pretty sure that some people that get hit by a speeding car are Victims.

          • Obama’s tranny wife

            There is no victim of speeding until someone get hit by a speeding car. So speeding is a victimless crime as well as not wearing your seatbelt and only becomes a crime with a victim when someone is impacted by your speeding or if you flew out your windshield in a head on collision and landed in another car killing someone or hurting someone.

  • frafri

    what if you use WAZE instead/
    I mean is the same.

    • mjmedstarved

      True. Most people don't know this. (they share the same 'spotted' database.