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Cobra's iRadar detector combines sophisticated radar/laser detection with the power of the iPhone and iPod touch. Download the free Cobra iRadar app from the Apple® App Store™ — the detector links to the app using your iPhone's or iPod touch's Bluetooth® wireless connectivity. Once connected, the app will let you view radar and laser alerts and functions on your iPhone or iPod touch display, including signal strength, settings adjustment, alert history, and warnings for upcoming speed and red-light cameras.

The iRadar detector also acts as a powerful road companion without the app — it offers 360-degree protection against all radar and laser bands and provides audio alerts as you drive. The audio signals will come in loud and clear through the iRadar's built-in speaker, and you'll hear escalating alerts as you approach the source of the signal. You can adjust the detector's sensitivity for city or highway travel to reduce false alarms.

The iRadar app gives you the choice of Dashboard or Map view to best suit your driving style. It also gives you a heads-up for known enforcement areas and dangerous intersections, even if you don't have the detector turned on. The app also stores a history of spots where you've had alerts, warning you as you approach them in Map View, so you can drive with confidence.

Product Highlights:

  • radar/laser detector for use with Cobra iRadar iPhone/iPod touch app
  • 12-volt USB power cord, windshield mount, and hook-and-loop fastener
  • mute button
  • audio tone alerts for laser and radar bands
  • 360° laser protection
  • 2 city/highway sensitivity modes
  • dimensions: 3"W x 1-1/8"H x 4-1/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Cobra iRadar app available free through Apple App Store
  • connects to iRadar detector via Bluetooth
  • allows wireless programming of iRadar detector settings
  • Dashboard Mode or Map View on iPhone/iPod touch display
  • provides warnings for speed and red-light cameras

Cobra iRadar Detector Reviews

Average Customer Review:

5 Reviews

Cobra iRadar Detector

Written by: waipahukane from Waipahu, Hi on July 7, 2011

I'm having no problems with this IRadar. It hooked up as directed. If you touch the green eye in front of each item in the settings modes , it will give you all the information you need for that item. You really don't need a manual........... I'm only having a problem finding a "good" holder for my air vents to hold it !! I'm using it with my sony 5700 blue tooth radio. So while i'm driving, I'm listening to my I pod music, the IRadar screen is on & my cell phone is hooked up thru my bluetooth for hands free calling & answering !! A nice combination for me !!!!!!!!!!



Not ready for primetime

Written by: HugoD from Houston, TX on June 12, 2011

Save your money and get a real radar detector, you know the kind that doesn't need a PHONE to work. There are too many moving parts to this solution.

I got one with hopes that this would be a great radar detector with the option to map out false alerts using the iPhone's GPS. Boy was I wrong. First of all the PLUG keeps popping out of the cigarette lighter, so your detector would go off line in silence and you'd never know it was off. Second, the bluetooth link between the phone and the detector is a joke. After the detector loses power (mainly because the silly plug keeps popping out of the cigarette socket) and you plug it back in, the phone never sees the detector again, until you restart the iRadar app on the phone. I don't know about you but I have better things to do while driving than babysit this detector. Returned it and am now getting the Cobra 9970G



Cobra iRadar Detector

Written by: JC from Stafford, VA on April 25, 2011

This unit is terrible. The first one I had would pair to the phone just fine, but it would never display the alerts on the phone. So it was pointless. Returned it and got another one. This one would display the alerts on the phone about 50% of the time. I give up, returned that one too. If it doesn't display alerts on the phone it is nothing more than a standalone radar detector with just audio alerts. Go to the website for this product and look at their forum, Everyone is having problems with this product. Great idea, poor implementation.



Cobra iRadar Detector

Written by: Alberto5 from TX on April 6, 2011

This is an innovative product and I would like to understand its full feature set. However, it comes with NO MANUAL!! That's right, no manual. Enclosed in the product package is a Quick Start Guide with nstructions on Bluetooth pairing with your iPhone. Period. There is no manual and one is not available on line, in PDF or any other form! I can't believe it!
You can call Cobra's support number and they will tell you that they see no need for it. Never mind the myriad of options, map-related symbols, explanation of how their online alert/trap database works and any number of questions that you might have!



cobra i radar 100

Written by: pepe from perris, ca on February 25, 2011

Crutchfield Customer Review (What's this?)

i bought the radar, install the app in my iphone, pair ir to it, and it lasted pair for 5 seconds. i follow instructions online, by phone but couldn't make it work
don't buy it!



Hands-on research

What's in the box?

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  • iRadar radar/laser/camera detector
  • 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter (with attached 6' DC cord)
  • Suction-cup mount
  • Velcro strip
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty
  • Online Product Registration

Product Research


Overview: Cobra iRadar combines industry leading radar/laser detection technology with the power of the Apple iPhone/iPod touch. The Cobra iRadar (iRAD 100) is a radar/laser/camera detector which uses Bluetooth wireless technology to connect to your iPhone/iPod touch (via a free downloadable Apple Cobra iRadar App) to display radar alerts, control settings, log alert history, and be warned of upcoming speed & red-light cameras.

iPod/iPhone Compatibility: The Cobra iRadar (iRAD 100) is compatible with the iPhone (3G/3GS/4) & iPod touch (2nd/3rd/4th gen). Requires iOS 3.1.3 or later.

Note: Location-based alerts and GPS settings available only with iPhone. Only radar/laser alerts and settings will work with iPod touch.

Cobra iRadar App: You will need to download the free Cobra iRadar App from iTunes onto your compatible iPhone or iPod touch for the iRadar (iRAD 100) to function with your Apple iPhone or iPod touch. The free Cobra iRadar App provides the following features for your iPhone/iPod touch.

  • Alerts to speed & red-light cameras, known speed traps, and dangerous intersections.
  • Displays visual alerts from the detector on the iPhone/iPod touch.
  • View alert history on the radar map view.
  • Control radar detector settings from your iPhone/iPod touch.

Note: Functionalities of this App are only available when linked to the Cobra iRadar Detector unit.

Pairing: Once the Cobra iRadar App is downloaded to your iPhone/iPod touch, the iRadar (iRAD 100) will appear under "Devices". Your iPhone or iPod touch then must be paired to the iRadar (iRAD 100). It may take 30-60 seconds for pairing to complete. The detector's LED will flash blue during pairing. When pairing has completed, the LED will turn solid blue.

360-Degree Detection The Cobra iRadar Detector Unit (iRAD 100) provides 360-degrees of detection for all radar & laser guns.

City/Highway Modes: The Cobra iRadar Detector unit (iRAD 100) utilizes City & Highway modes to reduce false alerts.

Dual Alert Screen: Your Bluetooth connected iPhone or iPod touch lets you view detection & alert information at the same time.

Dashboard: The Dashboard feature displays speedometer, compass, and car battery voltage on your iPhone/iPod touch's LCD screen.

View Map: You are able to view user-marked locations, red-light camera locations in your area, and GPS-based speed & direction of travel on your iPhone only.

Mounting Options: The Cobra iRadar Detector unit (iRAD 100) comes supplied with a suction-cup mount which allows you to attach the unit to your windshield. The unit also includes a velcro-strip if you prefer to attach it to your dash.

12-Volt Cigarette Lighter Adapter: The Cobra iRadar Detector unit (iRAD 100) includes a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter to supply power to the unit. The cigarette lighter adapter also feature a USB port which allows you to connect your iPhone/iPod touch to keep it charged (requires USB/dock-cable that comes with your iPhone/iPod touch).

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