LAS VEGAS —
Cobra Electronics is updating its iRadar system and bringing new products to International CES this week.
Cobra is launching the JoyRide charging accessory and Android app, which automatically reconfigures a phone for in-car usage. Pushing a single button can initiate phone calls, launch voice commands, share information about road hazards and live police, pause and play music, and launch GPS navigation apps. Shipments are set for Q2 but pricing was not available.
The Vendetta radar and laser detector features a 2.4-inch TFT color LCD display, which can be rotated 270 degrees vertically and 60 degrees horizontally. It comes with an integrated GPS receiver and access to Cobra’s national database of Aura. Pricing will start at $199, and shipments begin during Q2.
Cobra is also upgrading its iRadar Smart Detection System by having alerts sent into the Cloud, allowing drivers to warn one another in real time of live police, caution areas and photo enforcement areas. When an iRadar-capable device detects a safety alert or caution, it can automatically share this information with other iRadar Community users nearby, Cobra said.
The new, updated Tag G5 uses the Bluetooth v4.0 Low-Energy (BLE) standard for battery life of six months or more when paired to a Bluetooth Smart Ready mobile phone. Pricing starts at $49.99 with availability in the second quarter.