Review: Escort Solo S3 Cordless
Overview of the Escort Solo S3
The Escort Solo S3 has been superseded by the new Escort Solo S4.
We rate the Solo S3 as the
best cordless radar detector in the world, providing you with 2X the capture distance of a police K and Ka radar gun.
The Escort Solo S3 offers 360-degree protection and detects X, K, and Ka signals.
However, when compared to the performance of other models in the same price category, the Solo S3 just doesn’t measure up, and here is why.
The Solo S3 is battery operated; therefore, it is designed with low power consumption components.
Because of this, the overall performance of the Solo S3 is reduced relative to powered units in both detection range and responsiveness to instant-on (I/O) police radar..
One reason we hear often from customers wanting a cordless unit is that they don’t want ugly power cables hanging down their windshield.
In response to this, we've put together this 8-minute video that will walk you through the process of hard wiring to your fuse box.
The Solo S3 has the
best range and performance in the cordless class, and is ranked in the 2-star category with two times the range of a police K and Ka constant on radar guns.
This level of performance of the S3 is adequate for constant on encounters, but may not be sufficient in an instant-on encounter.
The Solo S3 offers no TSR filtering to block out false alerts from the anti-collision sensors installed in new cars.
Because of this you may become annoyed from an increased amount of false alerts.
Clear Tone Alerts
The Solo S3 has distinguishable audible tone alerts, providing you with the information you need without having to take your eyes off the road.
The Solo S3 displays its alerts using an LED display. However, the display can be difficult to read in bright sunlight.
Easy Advanced Programming
You program your Escort by pressing the top buttons to change the brightness, program the bands used in your area, adjust the filtering options, and more.
Warranty & Support
This Escort model comes with
Escort’s 1-year warranty and RadarBuster’s 30-day no risk money back guarantee.
Also, because we have been an authorized Escort dealer since 1995, you’re automatically qualified to purchase their extended 1-year service plan for only $29.95
We have several help
guides to assist you in getting the most out of your equipment such as:
How to Maximize the Use of your Detector, How to Update Your Detector, and Defensive Driving Tips.
You’re also welcome to contact us direct 24/7 by using the contact form on this website or calling our toll free number during normal business hours.
The S3 includes the Sole S3, a windshield mount, and a reference guide.
An optional accessory you may want to consider when purchasing your S3 is:
SmartCord: Batteries die, because of this you may want to consider purchasing a SmartCord to plug into the unit.
One question that Roy is often asked is: if you plug in the S3 will the performance increase? The answer is no, because the circuitry inside is designed for battery use.
Why Buy from Us?
We've been an authorized dealer since 1995, so
you can be assured that you purchase is covered under their warranty
program and pre-approved for their 24 month extended warranty
Unlike the other websites out there, our company was founded by Roy, a retired cop and certified traffic enforcement instructor with over 40 years
of experience and we have are own arsenal of speed measurement equipment.
Luxury Automotive was so impressed with our high standards and
qualifications that they dubbed us the “General Schwarzkopf of detectors”.
No Sales Tax: You will not be charged sales tax as long as your order is shipped outside of Arizona.
No Risk 30-Day money back guarantee: Don’t like your choice? Return it no questions asked!
Low Price Guarantee: By becoming a member of our VIP Club you will receive his 90-day price match guarantee, ensuring that you will get the best price anywhere!
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