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Cobra Unveils iRadar 200 Smart Detector

5/21/2012 12:01:00 AM Eastern

NEW ORLEANS — Cobra Electronics went
to CTIA Wireless 2012 to unveil its latest
radar detector in its iRadar line: the iRadar
200.

The device is designed to detect all models
of radar and laser guns on the market,
Cobra said, and pairs via Bluetooth with
Cobra’s iRadar app, which can be used with
Apple or Android smartphones. All iRadar
app versions are supported, including those
with iRadar Community, which allows users
to share alerts with one another.

Unlike previous Cobra models, the iRadar
200 can be paired with either the iPhone or
Android smartphones -- the previous hardware
models were platform specific.

The app also provides access to Cobra’s
Aura database of threats and hazards, as
well as GPS-based alerts, a graphical compass,
max speed setting and mapping features.
The app enables users to customize
detector settings and alert viewing, among
other things.

The iRadar 200 can also be used without
the app. In that case, the notifications will be
heard through the detector’s built-in speakers.

Features for the iRadar 200 include a
City/Highway mode that is designed to reduce
false alerts by automatically filtering
out alerts caused by automatic door openers.
Its design is meant to have a low profile,
with a black sheen finish and brushed-metal
accents.

The iRadar 200 will be available in June for
a $129 suggested retail.