Radar protection with a digital upgrade
I've got a healthy fear of anything that might make my car insurance rates go up, so a radar detector seems like a natural solution. Unfortunately, I live in the one state in the country where they're illegal, but Cobra's DSP 9200 BT radar detector would make a good candidate for a trip outside of Virginia — with its digital signal processing and smartphone compatibility, it seems ready to keep me abreast of what's happening along the the road ahead.
Cobra's most advanced detector
The DSP 9200 BT boasts completely digital circuitry and signal processing, for long-range detection and quick alerts that'll have you aware in a jiffy. Digital signal processing quickly compares detected radar signals with known radar gun signatures, so you'll have instant information about what threats lie ahead. It'll cover you across multiple radar and laser bands. And this compact detector's color OLED screen shows you everything you need to know with exceptionally readable graphics and alphanumeric characters.
Cobra claims the DSP 9200 BT is their smallest detector yet, and it'll fit comfortably into most pockets. In addition to the standard suction-cup windshield mount, Cobra also includes a handy dual-lock permanent mount for those who want to make this detector a fixture in their vehicle.
Fewer false alarms
False alarms can render even the best radar detectors nearly worthless. The DSP 9200 BT's digital signal processing quickly rejects false signals from multiple sources, including traffic flow sensors and vehicle collision avoidance systems, so you can be sure when you get an alert it's the real thing. You can adjust sensitivity for city or highway travel to reduce false alarms, or turn on the detector's AutoCity mode for automatic switching between highway and city modes based on your speed and other information the detector gets from your smartphone.
Incorporate your smartphone...
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 detector also tells you about upcoming caution areas with high accident rates, and areas of photo enforcement. The app offers a speedometer and compass to help you keep track of your velocity and bearings when connected to the detector.
Note: In-app purchases may be required to take advantage of some of the free iRadar app's offerings, including the AURA camera database.
...while keeping it out of sight
You can view all the great features of the iRadar app on the DSP 9200 BT's color OLED screen, so you won't have to worry about mounting your phone in a convenient location before you hit the road. The detector displays location-based alert types with easy-to-understand symbols.
Engage with 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.
Sound and sight options
The DSP 9200 BT features voice alerts, which audibly inform you of which specific band is detected. Several different mute options allow you to hear what you want, when you want. 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.
The detector's frequency display mode shows exact frequencies of alerts, while adanced frequency display mode delivers a graphical representation of signal frequency, SSM levels, and center frequency, for those who need the most information right away. Multi-color threat level indicator gives you a sense of the severity of detected signals. You can take advantage of the detector's four dimness settings to save your eyes when driving at night, and turn on the screen saver to prolong the life of the display.
Invisible to most radar detector detectors
The DSP 9200 BT 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."