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