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Description:
Advanced radar detection unit with full featured warning alerts. Fundamental Mixer Technology (FMT) results in higher sensitivity and greater detection range.

 
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Reviewed by:
scott kanter


Review Date
September 11, 2002

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 4 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

Visitors rate this review
5.00 of 5, 9.00 votes

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Review 1 of 17 , from milwaukee, wi

Price Paid:  $80.00 from ebay

Year / Model Reviewed:
 93 mazda 626

Strengths:
very bright excellent visibility display, very sensitive on k (only k band is used around here by police), useful features like sws and vg-2 detection

Weaknesses:
audio to quite even at full volume, severe falsing in city especially in areas with many alarms and near stores

Summary:
good looking radar with many useful features,excellent visual display with voice, works very well on freeway, very annoying in city due to an extremely high amount of false alarms, highly recommended for highway travel especially in rural areas

Similar Products Used:
uniden 6499. the bel 880 is far superior to the uniden



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Reviewed by:
jessekb


Review Date
November 8, 2001

Overall Rating
 5 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
More than 1 year

Visitors rate this review
3.90 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Review 2 of 17

Price Paid:  $110.00 from discountcell.com

Year / Model Reviewed:
 2000/880

Strengths:
Different tones for bands that are easy to remember so you don''t have to look at the screen. Ka, K, and laser have good range. Sturdy construction that has lasted for 2 years.

Weaknesses:
Lots of falses on x, but that is normal in cities and major roads. Laser is not loud enough sometime.

Summary:
Great overall radar detector. It was a good pick in the $120-170 price catagory. It has stood the test of time giving me good warning many times of the last two years.

Similar Products Used:
None



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Reviewed by:
JT


Review Date
August 26, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 3 of 5

Used product for
Less than 1 month

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5.00 of 5, 8.00 votes

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Review 3 of 17 , from IL

Price Paid:  $169.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 bel 880

Strengths:
Good sensitivity in x, k and ka! Nice bright display with the dim feature.

Weaknesses:
Falses a lot but after time you can learn the differance between what is false and what is probably not. The voice is a bit annoying.

Summary:
Very sensitive on X,K and KA but also falses alot. I would have given this unit a 4.0 but due to the amount of falsing I will have to knock it down a notch to 3.

Similar Products Used:
My first detector unit.



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Reviewed by:
Danny


Review Date
August 12, 2001

Overall Rating
 2 of 5

Value Rating
 2 of 5

Used product for
1 to 6 months

Visitors rate this review
4.30 of 5, 10.00 votes

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Review 4 of 17 , from Washington

Price Paid:  $120.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 Bel 880

Strengths:
Did detect cops sometimes.

Weaknesses:
Doesn't work in real time situations like when you can't already see the cop.

Summary:
I find this product to be inferior in many ways to start i got pulled over, and with out a warning that the cop was even there. I would think that for a radar detector it would sense radar, but i guess that would be asking to much. If you want a product that detects cops about as well as you can see them than this is the detector for you, but if you want one that actually has function get a better model or a scrambler.

Similar Products Used:
none



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Reviewed by:
Andy Fritze


Review Date
July 13, 2001

Overall Rating
 4 of 5

Value Rating
 5 of 5

Used product for
1 to 6 months

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4.71 of 5, 7.00 votes

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Review 5 of 17 , from Maple Valley, Wa, USA

Price Paid:  $150.00

Year / Model Reviewed:
 Bell 880

Strengths:
Very good sensitivity on all bands, Including Ka.
Solid and compact. Just the right amount of bells and whistles.
If you can't see spending $300.00 for an Escort 8500 or $400.00 Valentine One. This is the best detector to have in $120 to $170 price range.

Weaknesses:
False Alerts in the City. Most of the false alerts are in the X band and are easly recognizable.
The window mount requires a screw driver to re-adjust if moved to a new vehicle.

Summary:
After allot of research, I determined that the Bell 880 is without a doubt the best detector you can purchase in the $120 to $170 price range.

It's a compact, solid feeling unit. The text display is bright and clear. The tone for each band is unique, so you don't have to look at the display.
It has all the features you would expect in a high end unit.

This detector is very sensitivity on all bands, including the important Ka band (most of the cheaper units don't perform well in this band). It receive 4 out 5 stars at www.radartest.com. If your considering mid to low price detector, don't go with anything less. You can't beat it.

Best of all, this detector works. I can't count the number of times it has sounded off and down the road was a COP laying in wait.


Similar Products Used:
I've owned two previous detectors. RadioShack, I don't remember the model (it was junk). A Uniden 737 (don't by one, it was not a fuctional detector). The Bel 880 is far better then both of these.



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