Our take on the Cobra SPX 7800BT
Exceptional performance by itself
Cobra's SPX 7800BT radar detector won't lead you blindly into risky situations. You can count on its incredible range and super-fast circuitry to deliver up-to-the-second alerts for all incoming threats. You'll get 15-band protection against radar, laser, and other potential issues, including nearby safety alerts and emergency vehicles with strobe lights activated. The detector's chassis might be small, but you'll have a generous 1.25" color OLED screen showing you what's ahead so you can react with confidence.
The audio signals will come in loud and clear through the detector's built-in speaker, and you'll hear escalating alerts as you approach the source of the signal. You can adjust sensitivity for city or highway travel to reduce false alarms.
Add your smartphone for extra assurance
Built-in Bluetooth® wireless connectivity allows the SPX 7800BT to communicate with your iPhone® or Android™ phone. Just download the free Cobra iRadar app from Google Play or the iTunes® App Store — the detector links to the app through your smartphone's Bluetooth. You can then view all alerts and functions on your smartphone's display or on the detector's color screen, including signal strength, settings adjustment, and alert history. You'll also have warnings for verified speed and red-light camera enforcement locations across the United States, courtesy of Cobra's AURA camera database. The app offers a speedometer and compass to help you keep track of your velocity and bearings when connected to the detector.
Tap into the Cobra iRadar Community
Millions of other drivers are using the iRadar app on their smartphone as they travel, so why not use their information to help yourself? iRadar users can tag detected radar signals or enforcement areas on their own phones, and those locations are uploaded to Cobra's central server. Your app then can incorporate those tagged locations into its own maps and give you a heads-up when you're approaching them.
Leave your smartphone in your pocket
You can view all the great features of the iRadar app on the SPX 7800BT's color OLED screen, so you won't have to worry about mounting your phone in a convenient location before you hit the road. You can customize color themes and take advantage of the detector's dim mode to save your eyes when driving at night.
Invisible to most radar detector detectors
The SPX 7800BT offers complete immunity to VG-2 and Spectre I radar detector detection devices, warning you when they're in proximity. You can follow the digital strength signal meter to learn how close you are to the signal's source, and what kind of threat you're facing.
More benefits of the Cobra iRadar app
You can have the app remember where you parked your car so you can find it after you've spent time at a big shopping mall, amusement park, or sporting event. And select A/V receivers from JVC will allow you to see the display of the iRadar app on the receiver's screen when the receiver's in "App Link Mode."
- radar detector with Bluetooth connectivity
- suction-cup mount windshield bracket kit and hook-and-loop fastener
- straight power cord
- 1.25" color OLED graphic display and headphone jack
- detects 7 radar bands, 6 laser bands, 2 safety bands (including strobe alerts)
- voice and audio tone alerts for radar, laser, and POP
- 4 city modes
- 360° laser protection
- VG-2 and Spectre I immunity and alerts
- Spectre IV+ alerts
- display includes signal strength meter
- dim/dark and auto-mute modes
- IntelliMute suppresses audible alerts based on engine RPM
- car battery low-voltage warning
- Cobra iRadar app
- available free through Google Play or iTunes App Store
- connects to SPX 7800BT detector via Bluetooth
- provides warnings for speed and red-light cameras through Cobra's AURA database
- car finder
- speedometer and compass
Sorry, but we cannot ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.