When I first researched radar detectors for my car, I just Googled “best radar detector” and the like, and stumbled upon a few similar products by a random company called Rocky Mountain Radar, or “RMR” for short. These products reportedly also scrambled the radar and laser signals used by traffic police to measure vehicle speeds. — Okay? Hmm. So, I bought one from Buy.com back in May.
The basic detector portion of this device did potentally save me from a few tickets (as any working detector would), but overall the product I later found out is actually a total gimmick. Not only does it not work as it claimed, but it's actually one of the poorest-rated detectors on the market!
This company's products are apparently based off of some cheap, third-party manufactured detectors that offer no actual scrambling functionality whatsoever, and even lack the features that you'd commonly find on basic detectors otherwise sold for the same or better prices at retailers like Walmart or Radioshack.
For more information on the scandal with this company, I highly recommend this article at RadarTest.com, as well as Radar Roy's write-ups on his website, RadarBusters.com.
To replace my crumby “RMR-C430” model that I'd bought (and last week sold on eBay for just shy of the original purchase price, luckily!), I've ordered a highly-rated Escort Passport 8500 X50 instead. — I'm hoping that its red, dot-matrix display will match and contrast nicely with the dash lighting in my Volkswagen GTI, too!