When you purchase an Escort Passport 9500ix gone are the days of being blindsided by the sight of flashing red and blue lights in your rearview mirror or skyrocketing insurance rates due to one too many speeding tickets.
Once you’ve installed the Escort Passport 9500ix in your car, you will be given plenty of warning by the very intelligent 9500ix radar detection device to slow down your speed to avoid getting slapped with another costly ticket.
Escort 9500ix Pros
The Escort Passport 9500ix has many beneficial and effective features that you won’t find on other types of radar detector devices. It has the ability to detect and distinguish the difference between multiple types of radar bands, some of which will set off false alerts in other radar detectors, such as the radar signals that come from automatic doors at stores and shopping centers and security systems in businesses or homes.
The 9500ix will alert you of these radar signals, but will lock them out automatically or allow you the ability to lock them out manually so they do not continue to alert you each time you pass them. Most other radar detectors do not have the ability to distinguish between the different radar signals and will repeatedly give you false alerts that result in constant annoying beeps each time you approach them.
When you are approaching a radar band, the Escort Passport 9500ix will give you two distinct alerts, one alert will show up visually on the radar’s display screen while the other alert will be spoken to you in English so that you can hear what the alert is without having to look at the radar’s display screen.
This is helpful because you don’t become distracted and because the alert is spoken to you it gives you more time to adjust your speed while still keeping your concentration on driving and the traffic around you and can help to avoid an unnecessary accident.
The Escort Passport 9500ix is equipped with a GPS system that works to locate the exact location of the radar signals and stores those locations in its memory. The GPS system will also adjust the strength of the radar based on the speed at which you are driving.
For instance, when you are driving on the highway at fast speeds, the Escort Passport 9500ix will adjust itself to the fullest sensitivity in order to provide you with the best performance possible. When you are traveling at slower speeds through cities, it will lower the sensitivity of the radar to avoid giving you false alerts.
You also have the option to turn off this feature if you would rather have the highest sensitivity at all times. It also has the ability to show you the speed at which you are driving on the display of the radar whenever a threat is detected, which will allow you to quickly check and adjust your speed accordingly.
The Escort Passport 9500ix is not only suitable for vehicles, but it will also work if you drive a motorcycle with the use of the headphone jack that can be found on the side of the device. You can plug headphones into the jack to be able to hear the alerts audibly.
It is very easy to mount the Escort Passport 9500ix to the windshield in your car with the suction cup installation system that is included when you purchase the radar detector. You can easily adjust the angle at which the radar detector sits to ensure the GPS gets the best possible signal.
The Escort Passport 9500ix can also easily be removed from the mount with the click of a button, which is ideal if you will be using the radar detector in more than one vehicle or if you want to remove it from visibility when it is not being used.
The power cord that comes with the 9500ix simply plugs into the cigarette lighter in your car and also acts as a separate control center. There are LED lights located on the back of the power adaptor base that will light up and let you know how strong or weak the signal is when you are alerted of a threat. You can also mute the radar detector by pressing a button located on the power adaptor.
Escort 9500ix Cons
While there are many additional benefits of the Escort Passport 9500ix that are not listed above, there are also a few cons with using this particular radar detector, the most obvious con being the cost. Depending on where you purchase the Escort Passport 9500ix, you will likely end up paying between $350 and $500.
Although the cost is quite expensive, many people who own this radar detector will tell you that the expense is absolutely worth paying for all the features it has as well as for its effectiveness. However, the cost is also sometimes a deterrent, especially if you just can’t afford to shell out that kind of money on a gadget that isn’t particularly necessary.
The Escort Passport 9500ix is also equipped with a USB adaptor that can be plugged into your computer in order to download updates to its database. While this feature itself is a pro, the con comes along when you discover that the updates are only free for the first 3 months after you purchase the Escort Passport 9500ix.
To continue to have the ability to download updates after those first 3 months, you must pay a subscription fee. Also, the software is only compatible with Windows computers, so Mac users will not be able to use this feature.
The performance of the Escort Passport 9500ix is the best on the market and the overall satisfaction of this radar detector among those who use it is outstanding, especially when compared to the lower cost radar detectors that do not have nearly as many features as the 9500ix does. The most commonly favorite feature of the Escort Passport 9500ix is its ability to detect and eliminate false alerts, so you are only alerted when there is a real threat approaching.