Cobra's iRadar detector combines sophisticated radar/laser detection with the power of the Android smartphone operating system. Download the free Cobra iRadar app from the Android Market — the detector links to the app using your phone's Bluetooth® wireless connectivity. Once connected, the app will let you view radar/laser alerts and functions on your Android phone's 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, providing 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.

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Product Highlights:

  • radar/laser detector for use with Cobra iRadar Android 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: 2-15/16"W x 1-3/16"H x 4-1/4"D
  • warranty: 1 year
  • Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Cobra iRadar app available free through Android Market
  • connects to iRadar detector via Bluetooth
  • allows wireless programming of iRadar detector settings
  • Dashboard Mode or Map View on smartphone display
  • provides warnings for speed and red-light cameras

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What's in the box?

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  • iRadar radar/laser/camera detector
  • 12 Volt cigarette lighter adapter with Type A USB port (has an attached 6' DC power cord)
  • Suction-cup mount
  • Velcro strip
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Warranty sheet
  • Online Product Registration

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Features

Overview: Cobra iRadar provides radar/laser detection technology that you can integrate with your Android smartphone. The Cobra iRadar (iRAD 105) is a radar/laser/red-light camera detector which uses Bluetooth wireless technology to connect to your Android smartphone, via a free downloadable app, to display radar alerts, control settings, log alert history, and be warned of upcoming speed and red-light cameras.

Compatibility: The Cobra iRadar is compatible with Android smartphones running Android OS 2.1 or higher.

Cobra iRadar App: You will need to download the free "Cobra iRadar" app from the Android Market onto your compatible phone for the iRadar to function. The free Cobra iRadar App provides the following features for your Android phone:

  • Access to AURA, Cobra's exclusive camera and driving hazard database, and alerts you of speed and red-light cameras, known speed traps, and dangerous intersections.
  • Displays visual alerts from the detector on the Android phone.
  • View alert history on the radar map view.
  • Control radar detector settings from your Android phone.

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 Android smartphone, the iRadar will appear under "iRADAR 105" in the Bluetooth settings menu. Your phone must then be paired to the iRadar unit, which may take 30-60 seconds 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 provides 360-degrees of detection for all radar and laser guns.

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

Dual Alert Screen: Your Bluetooth-connected Android phone lets you view detection and alert information at the same time.

Dashboard: The Dashboard feature displays speedometer, compass, and car battery voltage on your phone's LCD screen.

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

Mounting Options: The Cobra iRadar Detector unit 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 includes a 12-volt cigarette lighter adapter to supply power to the unit. The cigarette lighter adapter also feature a Type A USB port which allows you to connect your Android smartphone, or other USB-powered device, to keep it charged.

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I dadar

Written By Akm, Reno NV on Saturday, April 14, 2012

It works very well with the phone, but as a radar detector it doesn't really have you covered. On an open highway it will detect highway patrol on the ka band very well however if the terrain is hilly the radar will be thrown off quite easily.

Pros: Connectivity software works well in city

Cons: Not very effective on highways

It Actually Works

Written By Bahn, NY on Thursday, May 12, 2011

It works in tandem with my HTC Evo Shift. Download free iRadar app to
connect w/ phone (but don't forget to do the bluetooth connection). After
launching the app, you can even use the radar detector w/o your phone as it
continuously "senses" its surrounding. I ran it both through the city and
highways and it catches the "X", the "K" ,"Photo Enforced" and "Speed Trap"
locations. Yes, it does vocalize the warning.
For the price, I couldn't ask for more.