Escort Passport 8500 X50
Released August, 2009
The Pros:Gives plenty of advanced warning in flat terrain. Generous enough warning in hills and around curves to keep you out of trouble if you react right away. Generally extremely quiet, only really calls attention to itself with an alert.
The Cons:Mounting bracket is a little flimsy. Sometimes picks up false reads from garage door openers.
The Escort Passport 8500 X50 is a mid-priced radar detector. Escort promotes this radar detector as having 50% more range on the K and Ka bands than the original Passport 8500. The Passport 8500 X50 offers protection on all bands, at a full 360 degrees, so that you will never be taken by surprise by a red light or speed trap.
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The multiple laser sensors help to make it so you know when things are coming up. The display of the Passport 8500 X50 is blue LED. The Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology of this radar detector cuts down drastically on false alarms. With the Escort Passport 8500 X50, you have the choice between the red text and the blue text model. This radar detector comes with a one year limited warranty.
- Model variations
- Digital Signal Processing (DSP)
- All bands detection
- One year limited warranty
- 360 degree protection
- 3 resolution modes
- LED display
- Blue display
- Multiple laser sensors
- Earphone jack
- Owner's manual
- Windshield mount
- Travel case
- Red text model ($299.99)
- Blue text model ($339.99)
User Reviews (1)
gives plenty of advanced warning in flat terrain
generous enough warning in hills and around curves to keep you out of trouble if you react right away
generally extremely quiet, only really calls attention to itself with an alert
blue display is easy on the eyes at night
design stays only dimly visible from outside the car
easy to toggle between the 3 brightness settings
can be dropped on the ground without getting damaged
mounting bracket is a little flimsy
sometimes picks up false reads from garage door openers
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