Cobra Debuts World's First Color Touchscreen Radar Detector

Cobra Electronics recently presented the world's first full color touchscreen radar detector, a model included in the 2010 range of detection systems that are said to be easier to use as compared to their predecessors. We can't really appreciate how difficult to use a radar detector actually is since it only features a few buttons, but the touchscreen support is surely a great addition to such a device.

Besides the touchscreen display, Cobra also rolled out the first radar, laser and safety camera detector with a price tag below $200, as the company proudly announced in a release.

Both the XRS 9970G and XRS 9965 models are now equipped with a 1.5-inch full color graphic display that lets you browse through its menus by tapping the icons appearing on the screen.

"The most inconvenient part of purchasing a new radar detector was setting it up," said Tony Mirabelli, senior vice president of marketing and sales for Cobra. "With the new touch screen models, we've removed the fumbling through button combinations to make changes. Just tap and set."

Besides the touchscreen ability, the XRS 9970G comes equipped with AURA Camera Driving Hazard Database plus IntelliView Pro that "displays a photo-enforced alert as well as the speed of the vehicle if under radar surveillance," as the parent manufacturer explained in a release.

The XRS 9550G radar, laser and safety camera detector on the other hand, is the first of its kind that is priced below $200, despite the fact that it includes features such as 14 Bands of detection, Voice Alert, POP detection and a lifetime subscription to the AURACamera and Driving Hazard Database.
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