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Escort Solo S2 Cordless Radar Detector - REFURBISHED

Item# ESO002
 
4.0

(37 Ratings)

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What's Included?

detector, quick-release adjustable windshield mount with extra suction cups, built-in earphone jack, set of AA batteries

Description

The 8500 Just Went Cordless!

 

 

 

Never again must you choose between convenience and performance. The revolutionary new cordless SOLO S2 creates the most powerful combination of long range performance and convenient battery operation ever - it's simply amazing!

 

No other detector provides the portable convenience and protection of the SOLO S2. It's easy to own and operate. No more cords - just stick it to the windshield, turn it on, and you're ready to go. The SOLO S2 is ideal for the person who is constantly in and out of rental cars, or just wants the easiest-to-use protection.

 

Details

 

  • Cordless detector operates on 2 AA batteries which is perfect for people that travel with rental cars or want the flexibility to switch between cars
  • High-efficiency power management maximizes battery life
  • Cordless doesn't mean less sensitivity...the range is superb!
  • Programmable so that you can choose which style of read out you want or the actual radar band number
  • Immune to VG-2 radar gun means law enforcement can't tell if you are using a radar detector
  • Built-in earphone jack for use with motorcycles
  • RadarTest.com says "the Solo S2 is unquestionably the most sophisticated, high-performance cordless detector on the planet"
  • Limited one year warranty

 

 

400% Better Range

 

The completely redesigned SOLO S2 provides long-range warning on all radar bands, including conventional and "instant-on" X-band, K-band, and Superwide Ka-band. Patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) provides the longest warning possible without constant false alarms. A new waveguide antenna, a new low-powered digital receiver, and a high-speed microprocessor with Escort's proprietary software, all run efficiently on just two standard AA batteries. The results are impressive, including an astonishing 400% improvement in detection range on Ka-band over other cordless detectors.

 

High-Efficiency Power Management

 

The SOLO S2's new power management circuit has also been redesigned to give you the longest battery life possible. It constantly watches the condition of your batteries and reminds you to replace them before it's too late.

 

SOLO S2 uses only a fraction of the power used by conventional corded detectors. Using 2 standard AA batteries (included), the SOLO S2 provides months of normal driving protection. A new low-battery warning circuit keeps constant watch on the condition of the batteries, and provides you with both audible and visual alerts before they need to be replaced. We've also added a new AutoPower feature (programmable), which conserves battery life by automatically turning your SOLO S2 off when not in use, and can even remind you to turn it back on once you start rolling again.

 

You can also power the Escort S2 with an optional Escort Smart Cord

 

Ultra-Performance Laser Detection

 

The SOLO S2 uses multiple low-noise laser sensors to provide long-range warning, and the widest field of view against laser encounters.

 

Programmable Features

 

SOLO S2 packs 10 user programmable features, allowing you to customize it for your specific driving style. Your preferred settings are stored in memory, even when you replace batteries. Or, simply use SOLO S2's factory settings, allowing you to just turn it on and go.

 

High-Resolution Graphic LCD Display

 

A new, brilliant LCD display makes the SOLO S2 intuitive to use, and easy to understand. Each radar, laser and SWS signal is identified and communicated to you with clear messages. Signal strength is provided using three different types of meters (programmable), while the backlit display automatically adjusts for optimum viewing.

 

Safety Warning System

 

SOLO S2 provides unique audible and visual alerts for Safety Warning System (SWS) signals. These alerts (up to 64 messages) will keep you informed of road hazards in areas using this technology.

 

Comes Fully Equipped

 

The Cordless SOLO S2 comes ready to drive with a comprehensive Owner's Manual, quick-release adjustable windshield mount with extra suction cups, built-in earphone jack, and a set of AA batteries.

 

Power Requirement

 

2 AA batteries or
Escort SmartCord (optional)

 

Technical Specs

 

Operating Band

  • X-band 10.525 GHz ± 25 MHz
  • K-band 24.150 GHz ± 100 MHz
  • Ka-band 34.700 GHz ± 1300 MHz
  • Laser: 904nm, 33MHz bandwidth

 

Radar Receiver / Detector Type

  • Superheterodyne, GaAs FET VCO
  • Scanning Frequency Discriminator
  • Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

 

Laser Detection

  • Quantum Limited Video Receiver
  • Multiple High-Performance Laser Sensors

 

Display Type

  • High-Resolution Graphic LCD
  • LED Back-Light

 

Tests

Radar Roy's Tests

The best cordless radar detector made today!

 

The Solo 2 leads the cordless pack in the dust with its outstanding range and sensitivity.

 

Filtering is impressive also, very few false alerts!

 

Information About ESCORT

 

ESCORT created the high-performance radar detector market in 1978, and has been issued more patents in the radar detector field than all other manufacturers combined. ESCORT manufactures test-winning detectors under the PASSPORT, SOLO and Beltronics brands. ESCORT Inc. is headquartered in West Chester, Ohio with its principal manufacturing facility located in Mississauga, Ontario, Canada.

Dimensions & Specifications

Warranty

1 Year Limited

Features

Safety Warning System , Text Display

Type

Cordless

Brand

Escort

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Escort Solo S2 Cordless Radar Detector - REFURBISHED
 
4.1

(based on 37 reviews)

Ratings Distribution

  • 5 Stars

     

    (18)

  • 4 Stars

     

    (12)

  • 3 Stars

     

    (2)

  • 2 Stars

     

    (3)

  • 1 Stars

     

    (2)

86%

of respondents would recommend this to a friend.

Pros

  • Good sensitivity (29)
  • Clear alert (28)
  • Easy to mount (28)
  • Versatile (24)
  • Great features (22)

Cons

  • Gives false reads (6)

Best Uses

  • Highway driving (29)
  • Urban navigation (25)
  • Rural navigation (17)
  • Larger cars (9)
  • Small cars (9)
    • Reviewer Profile:
    • Commuter (15), Practical (14), Gearhead (10), Auto professional (5)
    • Was this a gift?:
    • No (7)

Most Liked Positive Review

 

Best Cordless available, period

This detector is amazing, another person on here said the mount was flimsy, I don't really know why that was a complaint or why it warranted only 3 stars. This detector is 5 stars...Read complete review

This detector is amazing, another person on here said the mount was flimsy, I don't really know why that was a complaint or why it warranted only 3 stars. This detector is 5 stars all the way, it has very good range especially considering it is cordless (and it even has an optional corded possibility!). I just went on a trip all over the Western US and saw three drivers pass me as my detector alerted me and they all got pulled over!!! I was ecstatic, I cannot put into words how invaluable this guy is on long trips through other states!

My only small issue was it got some false reads in cities, but hey that goes with the territory right? They put a mute on this thing for that very reason. The mount was not flimsy and the thing only rocked when I was on bumpy poorly upkept roads, again that goes with the territory. If you are looking for a very solid detector without the hassle of hooking cords all over your dash this is the unit for you!

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Most Liked Negative Review

 

Would like more power

Yes, this is the best cordless detector you can get. Problem is, you have to sacrifice sensitivity because of the fact it operates on batteries. The batteries last a long time, but IMO...Read complete review

Yes, this is the best cordless detector you can get. Problem is, you have to sacrifice sensitivity because of the fact it operates on batteries. The batteries last a long time, but IMO, too long. I would love to have this unit generate a little more power to up the sensitivity at the expense of recharging my batteries more often. The unit is a bit light, but not flimsy. Excellent detector overall, but if you push your luck, go with a corded one. Top choice for people who have to stash it fast, move from car to car, or need one on their motorcycle. Has a headphone adapter, which is convenient. This is an old design, it would be nice to see a new design come out with some more power and sturdier feel. VG2-proof, but Spectre will catch this one, so be ready to turn it off fast if you're in Ontario.

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5.0

Escort Solo S2 WORKS GREAT!

By Hollis

from FRANKLIN,TN

Verified Buyer

Pros

  • Clear Alert
  • Durable
  • Easy To Mount
  • Good Sensitivity
  • Neat Features or Extras
  • Versatile

Cons

    Best Uses

    • City Driving
    • Highway Driving

    Comments about Escort Solo S2 Cordless Radar Detector - REFURBISHED:

    Works as advertised.

    • Was this a gift?:
    • No
     
    5.0

    Saved Me Multiple Times

    By John

    from SAINT LOUIS,MO

    Verified Buyer

    Pros

    • Clear Alert
    • Durable
    • Easy To Mount
    • Good Sensitivity
    • Neat Features or Extras
    • Versatile

    Cons

      Best Uses

        Comments about Escort Solo S2 Cordless Radar Detector - REFURBISHED:

        Drove from Saint Louis to Texas and this worked amazing. Amazing for the money!!

        • Was this a gift?:
        • No
         
        5.0

        Excellent radar detector!!

        By Alfred

        from HOPEWELL JUNCTION,NY

        Verified Buyer

        Pros

        • Clear Alert
        • Durable
        • Easy To Mount
        • Good Sensitivity
        • Neat Features or Extras
        • Versatile

        Cons

          Best Uses

            Comments about Escort Solo S2 Cordless Radar Detector - REFURBISHED:

            I've been through many detectors in the past. This is by far the best one yet.. To top it off, it's cordless!! So easy to move to my other vehicles. I would recommend this radar as must buy to anyone looking!!

            • Was this a gift?:
            • No

            (0 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

             
            5.0

            Just about what I was searching for..

            By Richard

            from MINOT,ME

            Verified Buyer

            Pros

              Cons

                Best Uses

                • Highway Driving
                • Small Cars

                Comments about Escort Solo S2 Cordless Radar Detector - REFURBISHED:

                Found this refurb. for $140.00 off list price. My wife has gotten refurb. items herself and they were like new, couldn't tell the difference. The same with this detector. I contacted the cust. service dept. about the missing storage case and they were very helpful to remendy the problem. Had the car out once so far and no complaints (with car or det.). Just bought a '13 Boss 302 Mustang and the detector mounts perfect on the dash in the middle detented section, I have it velcroed for easy removal. Shipping was unbelieviable, next day delivery.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

                (1 of 1 customers found this review helpful)

                 
                4.0

                Not bad

                By Gerard

                from CROSBY,TX

                Verified Buyer

                Pros

                • Easy To Mount
                • Good Sensitivity
                • Neat Features or Extras

                Cons

                • Could Be Louder
                • No Carry Case

                Best Uses

                • City Driving
                • Highway Driving

                Comments about Escort Solo S2 Cordless Radar Detector - REFURBISHED:

                Didn't come with the carrying case that is advertised with new units. Audible alert sounds should be louder. Seems to give adequate warning.

                • Was this a gift?:
                • No

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