3 thoughts on “Whistler XTR-140 Laser/Radar Detector with Exclusive Twin Alert Periscopes

  1. 54 of 57 people found the following review helpful:
    4.0 out of 5 stars
    Great throwaway for 2nd car, June 4, 2008
    By 
    stuston “E&SW Engineer” (Middle GA, USA) –

    This review is from: Whistler XTR-140 Laser/Radar Detector with Exclusive Twin Alert Periscopes (Electronics)

    Perfomance is on par with my cheap Cobra, and the alerts are less annoying. It is particularly nice to have multiple city modes with the ability to disable X-band entirely. The Blue LED “periscope” indicators really catch the corner of your eye, but become annoying with prolonged indications, such as when a patrol car is directly in front of you. This unit also lacks a DIM/Night Mode. The display is clear and informative, but looks very cheap, especially compared to the Cobra in the same price range. The mount is sturdy, but the suction cups are small and I don’t expect them to last long. This one does detect other detectors nearby, which increases the false positives. A great value, just don’t expect flawless detection or lots of features.

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  2. 99 of 105 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Great buy!, January 31, 2009
    By 
    W. Crawford (Transylvania) –
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    This review is from: Whistler XTR-140 Laser/Radar Detector with Exclusive Twin Alert Periscopes (Electronics)

    Nice quality. No nonsense.

    Picks up some stray X from industrial parks or commercial buildings occasionally in Highway mode if buildings are adjacent to interstate, BUT these signals easily discerned giving only one bar on strength meter, and a couple warning only chirps.

    However, first night out, I had my unit reach three bars, light up the entire display like a Christmas tree, blip the periscopes constantly, basically seemed like the thing was going to implode (“scary”), and then I saw the cop! He was about 3/4 mile away, opposite side of interstate facing me with a victim pulled over, lights flashing.

    Caught him a second time while exiting an off ramp in a hotel parking lot perpendicular to me prior to that with another victim! “Big, bad, Dodge Hemi” cruiser, all painted up with intimidating graphics. “Big bad”, muscle car, chase car with undoubtedly the latest radar.

    All I know is that this little $38 Whistler “smells” his butt a mile away like a geiger counter detecting radiation! He hangs in the same geographic area around my workplace constantly busting people (a real worka”ho”lic), but now I can “smell” him a mile away for $38!

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  3. 174 of 177 people found the following review helpful:
    5.0 out of 5 stars
    Amazing cost/performance detector, January 12, 2008
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    S. Shin
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    This review is from: Whistler XTR-140 Laser/Radar Detector with Exclusive Twin Alert Periscopes (Electronics)

    I was extremely skeptical about the performance of a $40 detector, but after a few recent road trips, I am convinced this is actually a well functioning product. Although it does not have exceptional filtering ability for false signals, it can still give you enough X/K/Ka warning for you to slow down in time.

    The two blue LED’s are a great innovation, because you can easily see them out of the corner of your eye. This is extremely useful when your radio drowns out the audible signals, or when the sun washes out the primary letter warning lights.

    You simply can’t go wrong with the price. It does not have the features of the top of the line detectors (coiled power cord, voice alert, text readout, settings save, compass, etc), yet it has at its core the most important feature: the basic detection ability to provide enough warning for the driver.

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