Cobra iRadar Review

Introduction and Design
Introduction :

For the longest time, we haven’t seen a radical shift in radar detector technology, but Cobra is planning on stirring things up with its aptly name iRadar detector. Naturally, radar detectors are primarily regarded as standalone devices that provide useful alerts when various detection systems are located. However, Cobra iRadar is not your average middle of the road offering – rather, it’s being touted as the world’s most advanced, smart detection system available today.  Priced at $129.99 on the average through a variety of retailers, is this smartphone companion capable of making you ditch your old and trusty radar detector? Let’s take a peek shall we? Included with the box is the car charger and windshield suction attachment.


Not deviating dramatically in form to other radar detectors out there, the iRadar implements a more minimalistic design that most others with its completely piano black plastic exterior. Of course, it’s able to exude an alluring presence with its polished appearance, but it’s easily dirtied up since it’s a magnet for fingerprints. All in all, it’s solidly built for the most part – though, it’s rather hollow and lightweight.

Using the dial found on the left edge of the iRadar, which also doubles as the volume control as well, we’re able to turn it on since it’s accompanied by a noticeable click feel to indicate that it’s accepting power. Also, we find its charging port sitting close-by.

Being the most prominent thing found on the iRadar, the dedicated mute button is placed conveniently towards the bottom area of its main façade. Not too far from it, we also find the radar detector’s  narrow looking speaker grill, which is used primarily to emit alerts and notifications.

Although it’s not visible when it’s powered on, there’s actually a single LED built into the bottom edge of the iRadar that turns red when it’s not paired, or blue when it is.

Lastly, there’s a small slot found on its backside that’s used to connect it with the windshield suction cup attachment. Furthermore, this area is completely clean of anything else because it houses most of the iRadar’s sensors that are used to detect various radars.

Loading Comments...
FCC OKs Cingular\'s purchase of AT&T Wireless