|Beltronics PRO STi Magnum Dash mount Radar Detector~ Sti Driver New 2013 Version|
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|They said it couldn’t be done, but Beltronics has produced a radar detector that is truly undetectable with the STI Driver. That’s because it’s built from magnesium which keeps the STI invisible to radar detector detectors. The Bel STi Driver features a Multiple Threat Display, which will let you know if multiple radar signals are detected at once, and their relative signal strength. The AutoScan feature of the STi Driver eliminates the need to shift between city and highway modes, and virtually eliminates false alarms. This model also supports the detection of "POP" mode radar.|
|MPN||STI Driver, STi Driver|
|Detection Mode||City / Highway modes|
|Detection Type||K Band, Ka Band, Laser, X Band|
|VG-2/VG-3 Alert||VG-2 Undetectable|
|Release Date - Year||2006|
Average review score based on 51 user reviews
of customers recommend this product
THis is the only undetectable radar detector detector, that's why I bought it. I have had a valentine one for years, but their technology is 20 years old and isn't close to undetectable by newer radar detector detectors (Spector 2/3/4). If you do a little research, you will see. Though I thought I would get another valentine one if they figure out how to make it undetectable because of it's ability to locate radar with it's arrows and bogy counter, I have to say the STI Driver has less false alerts and works just as well, if not better. The v1 picks up led brake lights as they set off the laser, as do vehicle tracking systems like on infinity anad lexus that warn of lane wandering. I can't tell you how annoying all the false alerts were cause I got used to it, but now the STI driver has proved just how far behind V1 has fallen.
I was able to pick up the STI driver for much less than a Valentine one by shopping around a little (thanks ebay!).
I like the ability of the STI Driver to black out the display and turn off different bands of radar detection. The options are really nice to be able to customize the detector for your use. V1 has no options like this.
Again, V1 has been a class act for several decades, and, still to this day, make a remarkable product considering how old it is, but the rest of the field has clearly passed by them.
When I spoke to V1, they said they were working on something but had no time frae for their "eureka" moment... Not very encouraging and their website gives no hope or promise of new development. When I hear corporations start pitching phrases like "eureka moment" I run the other way because it they aren't even close to addressing the situation.
Technology keeps getting better and there is a continuous cat-and-mouse game being played out between the group that want to drive fast, and the group that try to prevent them from doing it. As of now, the STI certainly gives the former the advantage.
Even the inexpensive detectors have now got more range than is necessary, and in fact, more sensitivity is not always a good thing - detecting the motion control doors at a 7-11 from 4 miles away is NOT a selling feature ... The anti-falsing circuitry in this device is amazing, best of the 5 Bel detectors I have had in the past (they have all been detected: Cat 5, Mouse 0). When you hear it, slow down. No questions.
Because the diversion of the laser beam is so small, there is little to no reflected light to detect when the laser targets another vehicle. As with most window mounted laser detectors, if you hear it, pull over and get out your wallet ....
The biggest advantage that this particular model has over ANY other detector currently on the market is its stealth ability. I have been running it for over 3 years in a state where detector detectors are rampant. At first I was quick to shut it off when I saw an approaching car. Now I just smile and wave ! Amazing.
Until the cat comes up with some new detector detector technology, the mice can play happily all day long.
After intensive research, I purchased the Sti driver. I drive for a living and this has been a great investment to my driving career. Sti says it's ready out of the box which it is. The Dark mode is great, It basically looks like the unit is completly turned off but it's actually working while it is completely undetectable by passing motorists. Craftmanship is awsome, a little pricy but you get what you pay for. When you hold this unit in your hand, you know that this is a great product and the magnisium case if stealth like technology and none reflective. Performance wise, I got to say that I am very confident that if there is a threat it will pick it up and give you plenty of warning. The other radars have plastic cases or leak out signals to radar detectors detector and feels like you are holding a toy. The Sti is an impressive radar detector all the way around.
Radar detector detectors have been with us for over a decade. The first RDD was the VG-2 and has not been sold nor manufactured for over ten years.
The VG-2 was replaced by the Spectre series marketed in the United States by Applied Concepts Inc. Their newest Spectre is the Spectre Elite which features a switch of filtration. With the filter “on” the Spectre Elite filters out old radar detectors, i.e. with an IF of 11.55 GHz. With the switch “off” the Elite is advertised to detect all detectors.
If you drive a car there is really nothing to worry about as detectors are illegal in only Virginia, Washington, D.C. and U.S. Military Installations, DOD Directive 6055 4 E3 11.3. If you drive a commercial vehicle, i.e. an 18 wheeler, detectors were banned nation-wide in February of 1995, C.F.R. 47, parts 392, 392.71. In Canada, detectors are only legal in Alberta, British Columbia, and Saskatchewan. Invisibility to a RDDs has become a significant marketing point of detector makers as the 18 wheeler market was one of their largest market segments. You will still see detectors for sale at truck stops.
In our 2010-2011 Annual Detector Test a cone was placed at 1/4 mile and each detector was given two tries at each RDD, i.e. VG-2, Spectre III, and Spectre Elite. Test vehicles were
told to drive 30 mph at the base vehicle containing the RDDs. If detected by the RDD, the test vehicle was told to stop and the distance of detection was determined by a Kustom ProLaser III and/or a Stalker Laser set in the range mode. All RDDs were provided and operated by police personnel or manufacturers representatives. SML staff and police officers accompanied each detector evaluated. The Spectre Elite was operated with the filter “off”. The overheating problem of previous Spectre models has been addressed and corrected in the new Spectre Elite.
I've been a fan of Beltronics for many years now, but this is the first time that I've been so impressed,I felt the need to write a review. For anyone that travels alot like myself, this detector will more than pay for itself, very quickly. Let's face it, anyone looking to buy a radar detector does not like to do the speed limit all the time. If your going to make the investment you might as well get something worth the money. I have detected radar from a sheriff's car well over 2 miles in advance with this model. That shold be all I really need to say. The only bad thing I can say is that you still do get false readings from things like those big electronic signs you see, mostly near construction. Have not found one yet that doesn't pick them up.