Our take on the Escort Passport 8500 X50
The pros at Escort took their classic Passport 8500 X50 radar detector and gave it a big upgrade, with 40% better performance and exciting features that'll keep you better informed. It also sports a sleek design with a black finish, so it looks as cool as you'll feel when you drive under its protection.
Coverage you can count on
The 8500 X50's "V-tuned" receiver boasts long-range capability for nearly all radar bands, especially the common X, K, and Ka bands. Digital signal processing means you'll get faster warnings over greater distances. Multiple laser sensors give you full coverage in just about every direction.
Traffic Signal Rejection
Escort's proprietary Traffic Signal Rejection software goes even further to reduce false alerts. It detects strong K-band signals emitted by common highway traffic flow sensors and weeds them out, eliminating meaningless alarms so you can stay focused on the real threats.
The Passport 8500 X50 maintains the solid SmartShield VG-2 immunity of its predecessor, so it'll be invisible to most radar detector detectors. It offers nine programmable features and three sensitivity modes, including AutoSensitivity that lowers sensitivity as your speed decreases. The 280-LED alphanumeric display keeps you informed with easy-to-read text and signal meters. You can adjust the display's brightness or go fully dark for nighttime driving.
Escort includes a nice travel case and an easy-to-use mounting bracket in the box. The coiled SmartCord adapter features an alert LED for visual alerts, even when in dark mode, as well as a mute button for when you need to keep things quiet.
- radar/laser detector
- coiled SmartCord, travel case, and quick-release windshield mount
- digital and audio alerts for radar, laser, and POP
- Traffic Sensor Rejection software eliminates false alerts from roadside traffic flow sensors
- 3 sensitivity modes: AutoSensitivity (speed-based), highway, and city
- 360° laser protection
- SmartShield VG-2 immunity (invisible to radar detector detectors)
- 9 programmable features
- red 280 LED alphanumeric display
- Mute and AutoMute modes
- headphone jack
- dimensions: 2-7/8"W x 1-5/16"H x 5-7/16"D
- warranty: 1 year
- Our 60-day money-back guarantee
Sorry, but we cannot ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.