Released December, 2003
The Pros:Doesn't give too many false alarms. Power cable is long enough to mount the unit in a convenient place. Winshield mount is very sturdy.
The Cons:Doesn't show which direction the signal is coming from. A bit difficult to remove from the bracket. Any city with red light cameras at every intersection will sound the alarm every time.
The Whistler PRO-68SE is a mid-grade radar detector designed to be mounted on the dashboard or windshield of a vehicle. The PRO-68 Special Edition model includes the same form factor and specifications as Whistler's standard PRO-68 model with the exception of several added features.
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The additional features included in the PRO-68SE are the "low profile alert periscope", meaning the device alerts with two flashing LEDs for added alert like the PRO-68 only the LEDS are not quite as flashy, and the unique triple filter mode that filters the alert coming through to make sure it is in fact a legitimate radar signal. The PRO-68SE allows full control over selected scanning bands by allowing the user to pre-select which bands are to be detected.
The PRO-68SE model includes 360 degree detection; meaning it detects radar signals at all available angles combined with multi-band detection support (X, K, Ka, Superwide Ka, VG-2). The PRO-68SE model includes a small LED screen that displays information in a blue text depending on detection and prioritizes certain alerts if there is a lot incoming at one time. In addition the PRO-68SE includes different audio alert features such as a unique stay alert mode that chimes every 30 to 60 seconds, 3 city modes and a highway mode, and quiet and auto quiet modes for times when the user requires the device to be silent. The PRO-68 Special Edition also includes a Dim/Dark mode to allow the user to turn off all lighted alerts and keep the integrated LED display dim to eliminate any distractions or even conceal the device more viably.
The Whistler PRO-68SE device city modes are designed to help eliminate false radar detections in a highly populated area; some false detections can usually be made from automatic door openers installed in nearby stores which use the X band radar emission and the city modes turn this detection band off. The PRO-68SE model includes additional features such as a vehicle battery saver mode, and a Safety Warning System designed to alert of additional highway hazards such as emergency vehicles or road hazards.
Whistler claims that all PRO radar devices have a unique POP detection mode; modern radar guns can be set into a special POP mode allowing the device to be used without detection however all of Whistler's PRO model detectors including this one will still alert the user to said detection mode.
- Mid-grade radar detector
- Blue LED Display
- Permanent Display Dimmer
- "Low Profile Periscope" LED Alert
- Detects X, K, Ka and VG-2 laser and safety bands
- Prioritizes During Multiple Simultaneous Alerts
- Automatic Alert Triple-Filter: Analyzes Alerts Coming In
- Dim/Dark Mode Eliminates Bright LED'S
- Alert Modes
- Each Band Type
- Stay Alert Mode
- 3 City/ Highway
- Quiet/ Auto-Quiet Mode
- Safety Warning System (SWS)
- PRO/ POP Detection
- PRO-68SE Radar Detector
- Power Cord
- Direct Wire Cord
- Windshield Mount
- Dashboard Padding
- User's Manual
- Bands: K, Ka, X
- X: 10.500 to 10.550 GHz
- K: 24.050 to 24.250 GHz
- Ka: 33.400 to 36.000 GHz
- Laser Wavelength: 905 +/- 50 nanometers
- Operating Temperature Range: -10 degrees C to +70 degrees C (-14 degrees F to +158 degrees F)
- Power Requirements: Operational 12 to 15 volts DC, 250mA nominal
- Vehicle Battery Saver Mode: 30mA nominal
- Width: 4.688"
- Height: 1.375"
- Depth: 3.0"
- Weight: 6.5oz
- 1 Year Parts and Labor Manufacturers Warranty
User Reviews (1)
doesn't give too many false alarms
power cable is long enough to mount the unit in a convenient place
winshield mount is very sturdy
gives enough notice to slow down in time
doesn't show which direction the signal is coming from
a bit difficult to remove from the bracket
any city with red light cameras at every intersection will sound the alarm every time
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