Comparing Design Features
v1 vs. Ordinary Detectors*


Valentine One® is designed to be a superior instrument. Early and complete warnings of radar and laser are only the beginning. We’ve given equal attention to the qualities that bring long-term satisfactions. Our magnesium case, for example, is light yet reassuringly rigid. Why shouldn't a radar and laser detector be an enduring pleasure? Consider the following Valentine One advantages:
FEATURES VALENTINE ONE ORDINARY DETECTORS
  • Case construction?
Die-cast magnesium. 1Plastic
  • Radar reception?
Two antennas: one facing forward, one behind. Front antennas only.
  • Tells Radar Location?
2Yes; red arrows indicate "Ahead," "Beside," or "Behind." NO.
  • Tells how many signals?
Yes; illuminated digital display. NO (some Escort® and BELTRONICS™ models let you squint at small marks and attempt your own count).
  • Windshield mount adjusts for angle of glass?
Takes one finger: 15 angle positions available with one press of adjuster tab. Bend mount or use screwdriver: Escort and BELTRONICS models have simplified copy of V1’s mount with only four positions.
  • Windshield mount releases from glass?
Takes one finger: just press release bar. Escort and BELTRONICS models claim “quick release.” In fact, the detector quickly releases from the mount, but you still must use your fingernails to get the mount’s suction cups off the glass.
  • Lighter Adapter can't jiggle out of lighter socket.
Yes: locks itself in. Maybe; held by friction.
  • Power cord can't jiggle out of Lighter Adapter?
Yes: locks itself in. Maybe; held by friction
(some Escort and BELTRONICS models have no disconnect here).
  • Power cord can't jiggle out of detector.
Yes: locks itself in. Maybe; held by friction
(some Escort and BELTRONICS models have RJ11 connectors).
  • If power cord fails?
Click here or call 800-331-3030 for replacement; use any phone cord (wall to phone) in the meantime. Varies; spare parts not always available; "get by" not possible.
  • Factory can upgrade your unit when engineering improves performance?
Yes, click here or call 800-331-3030 for more information. No. Some Escort and BELTRONIC models have upgradeable software.
* Ordinary Detectors means every model offered by Beltronics, Inc.; Cobra Electronics, Inc.; Escort, Inc.; Radio Shack Corp.;
   and The Whistler Group.

1. Two other brands each have one model with a metal case.
2. Laser location shows "Ahead" or "Behind" only.
Valentine One is a registered trademark of Valentine Research, Inc.
BELTRONICS is a trademark of Beltronics, Inc.
Escort is a registered trademark of Escort, Inc.