Uniden R3 & R1 Review
An in-depth look at these two spectacular new radar detectors
Published 8/1/17, by VeilGuy
Uniden R1 & Uniden R3 Radar Detectors
After a couple of months of driving with both the Uniden R1 and Uniden R3 radar detectors, it’s clear to me that these two new detectors are simply amazing. There really is no other way to put it.
Not only do the R1 and R3 offer astounding levels of performance, they do it in a well-refined manner that I wouldn’t have expected to see at this stage in their industry engagement.
Uniden has been in and out of the radar detector market over the years, but with these two radar detectors that they’re marketing, it would appear that they’ve been committed to this industry as much as the more established players (if not more so).
I understand that Uniden has other things in the works that should continue to dazzle us, which will be no small feat, because already the R1 and R3 are exceptional and may hard to top, that’s how good these detectors are.
Those of you who have followed me over the years know that historically my “go to” detector has been the Valentine 1 (and when it comes to laser detection, it will remain so for the foreseeable future).
Other detectors have come along that have, at times, provided greater sheer performance (such as the Escort Redline), but what has kept me coming back to the V1 is its overall balance and refinement.
Everything the V1 does, it does well. Every feature the V1 has, serves a genuine purpose. I’ve always maintained that a radar detector is greater than the some of its individual parts. The V1 is a driver’s detector.
So, if I were to say that the Uniden R3 is the radar detector that I would consistently choose now to protect me from police radar enforcement, that would be saying something extraordinary.
After driving with these two new Unidens, especially the Uniden R3, well folks, that’s exactly what I’m saying.
When you finish reading my review, you’ll understand why.
Uniden doesn’t live in a vacuum, so it’s going to be interesting to see how other manufacturers respond, but given my experiences with both the R1 and R3, they’ve clearly have their work cut out for them.
It’s going to be very exciting to see what Uniden has up their sleeves for the future. From what I understand, we’re not going to be disappointed.
In the meantime, the R1 and R3 are here now for all of us to enjoy (provided they can manage to keep them in stock, given the overwhelming demand).