Escort Passport 9500i Radar Detector Review
The Radar Detector that Thinks
by Chuck Arehart
In your daily commute, how many false alarms do you get from your radar detector? Wouldn’t it be nice if you didn’t have to reach over and turn down the volume of the beep, brap or buzz at city intersections where false alarms occur? Escort’s newest Passport 9500i radar detector takes care of that for you by remembering where the false alarms are.
GPS seems to be in everything these days, and Escort has put it to good use in their newest Passport model. When you come to a known false alarm, you can press a button three times and the detector remembers the location via GPS. If local law enforcement sets a trap where your known false alarm is, the Passport 9500i can still recognize it, alerting you to Officer Friendly’s radar blast. For known speed trap locations, the 9500i can be programmed to learn that position and give you ample warning when approaching, radar signal or not. The 9500i also automatically increases sensitivity with driving speed and even displays your speed for you, saving the glance down to the speedometer. The latest Passport helps keeping your license that much easier and retails for $449.95.