Tag: Radar Detector

The Top 5 Must Haves for a Road Trip

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Who doesn’t love a good ol’ fashioned road trip? The answer is no one. Even if someone doesn’t love a road trip, the answer is still no one. Anyways, we decided to bring you the top 5 must haves for your next road trip.

Emergency Equipment

Seriously, this entire movie is based off getting a flat tire. Sure, they got a flat tire in a former nuclear test zone but so what? Don't let it happen to you!

1. Emergency Equipment

The last thing you want to happen on your road trip is get a flat tire or be otherwise stranded on the highway. I mean, how many slasher horror movies are based around this concept? I’ve seen plenty of horror movies about stranded people and none of them end well, mostly because not many of them are actually movies… But whatever, you get the point. Luckily for you, we carry Lifeline Emergency Equipment. We’ve got tire gauges so you can find the leaking tire BEFORE you leave on your trip and we’ve got an air compressor for tires just in case that tire explodes on the road anyways. And we’ve got a nice warm blanket in case you stuck somewhere cold and we EVEN have orange road triangles so that people don’t crash into your stranded vehicle. Wow, are we prepared or what?

2. The HHROADTRIP

We couldn’t leave this one out, it’s got “road trip” right in the name. Yes, CB radios have been around for a long long time but they’ll never go out of style. If you don’t believe me, check out the CB and 2-Way Radios – Why the Technology of the 50’s is Still Relevant Today article. You’d be surprised to find that CB radios are actually far more convenient than a Smartphone for keeping in touch with your fellow road trippers in other vehicles. Just one touch of a button and you can send and receive messages. Texting? Too slow. Phone call? Gotta wait while it rings. CB Radio? Just press a button on your HHROADTRIP, talk and the other people can magically hear you instantly! Sometimes old school is better!

MAD11 Android Computer3. The MAD11

The MAD11 is a genius new device that basically turns any monitor in your vehicle into an android computer. There’s a video on the product page you check out and see it in action. But on a road trip, entertainment is key so this way you can keep yourself and your friends occupied with rousing games of Angry Birds and Temple Run, or you watch movies with Netflix or Hulu. Just remember to keep your eyes on the road.

4. Radar Detector

If you’re gonna be cruisin’ down the open road you’re gonna want a radar detector. Sometimes you just realize how fast you’re going, it’s OK, we’ve all been there. But if you’re on a long trip, maybe out of state and in places you aren’t familiar with, the last thing you want is a speeding ticket. But the convenience doesn’t stop there: some of the fancier radar detectors like the Cobra iRad200 use GPS to link up to the Aura redlight and speed camera database to warn you if you’re approaching either of these road nuisances. Like I said, perfect for areas you’re unfamiliar with.

Personal Massager

Release that driving tension!

5. The Personal Massager

Last but not least, the personal massager. Hey, driving can cause some tension and soreness so why not vibrate it away with the Limitless Creations PM1PR MagicTouch Personal Massager? It even comes in pink and it’s waterproof too! Check out the reviews on it, we’ve left some satisfied customers.

So there you have it, the top 5 must haves for your next road trip. Get them all right here at Sonic Electronix!

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Top 3 Gadgets for Truckers

Being a trucker is a lot of hard work so we decided to recommend a few items to make your lives easier while on the road. Here are The 3 Gadgets For Truckers!

bluetooth hands free headset#1 Bluetooth Handsfree Kits

Nothing says convenience like a Bluetooth handsfree kit. Not only is it extremely dangerous to talk on the phone while driving, it’s also illegal in many states including here in California. That’s why we’ve got plenty of Bluetooth headsets to choose from from brands like Motorola, Jaybird, Parrot, Samsung and more. Just them all out here. And we know it’s tempting to answer that text message right after you get it, even if you’re driving, but that’s even worse than than talking on the phone. That’s why we’ve got Bluetooth headsets with the Text-to-Speech function. This handy feature will read your text message aloud to you and allow you to send a message back just by using your voice. This even works for emails as well! So be safe and be responsible, stop talking on the phone while you’re driving and get yourself a Bluetooth headset! Check out the VXI Xpressway, one of our top sellers!

Radar Detector#2 Radar Detectors

Radar Detectors are an absolute must for anyone that spends long hours on the road. It’s always a relief to know where the cops are but that’s not all a radar detector does; the CR85 from Whistler features a Safety Warning System that can decode signals sent from emergency vehicles or hazard crews to warn you of approaching emergency vehicles, obstructions on the road, or road crews. In addition, the Whistler CR series have the exclusive Stay Alert feature to keep you awake. Every 4 hours the radar detector will emit a tone to make sure you’re alert and awake.

GMRS Radio#3 CB and GMRS Radios

The technology might be old but the value is definitely still there. Check out my other article, Why the Technology of the 50’s Is Still Relevant Today, if you don’t believe me. As a trucker, you probably drive through stretches of road that still have never even heard of a cell phone tower—Hence, GMRS and CB Radios. In addition, these radios allow you to contact emergency services and receive weather alerts instantly. With a Smartphone you’d have to dial the number, wait until someone picks up, wait to be directed to the right person blah blah BLAH! CB and GMRS radios get you that information instantly. Boom. Not to mention, YOU SHOULDN’T BE ON THE PHONE WHILE YOU’RE DRIVING ANYWAYS!!! That’s why Bluetooth headsets are #1 on this list! So anyways, yes CB and GMRS radios are still very much useful, even 60 years later.

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The Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-C475 – The Totally Awesome Laser and Radar Detector

Oh yeah… You’re cruisin’ down the freeway with the top down feeling fly like a G6 when all

Ouch...

of a sudden BAM! No we’re not kickin it up a notch, you’ve got red and blues flashing behind you and a whopper of a ticket awaits. “But wait a minute,” you’re thinking, “I have a radar detector! How could this happen?” Because you didn’t have the Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-C475 THAT’s how. Does your other radar detector have a 360 degree radar, laser/LIDAR AND scrambler? Yeah I didn’t think so. Rocky Mountain Radar isn’t a company to mess around with cheap imitation products, I mean they have the name “Radar” in their name. With their exclusive Smart-Scan technology, your false alerts are lowered and the reaction time is quicker keeping you safer and more protected than ever before. The RMR-C475 can detect ALL radar bands including “Instant-on,” “POP,” and “Photo” so you’ll never be vulnerable.

Now that's pretty...

The RMR-C475 laughs in the face of all radar threats by scrambling their brains out. And don’t worry, it’s completely undetectable by VG-2 and VG-3. The officer’s radar signal will be scrambled by a white nose that is reflected back onto the radar’s own signal! And if you get hit by a laser, or LIDAR, the scrambler basically decreases the range of the reflected laser which won’t allow the signal to reach the officer which means you’re good to go. The coolest part, is that this scrambler conforms to all FCC rules and regulations. Part 15 off the FCC code regulates products that leak or transmit radio frequency energy into the atmosphere. Since the scrambler are not transmitting and work by either reflecting the same signal or by decreasing the reflective range of the radar and laser guns, those regulations do not apply. Boo ya. And guess what, Rocky Mountain offers a 1-year ticket refund policy if you do somehow manage to get get caught so your back is covered no matter what!

Not having the Rocky Mountain Radar RMR-C475. THAT’s how you got caught. Step up to the best protection today!

 

Note: Sonic Electronix does not endorse speeding or breaking the law in any way. Do yourself and everyone else a favor by driving safely.

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Great Father’s Day Gift Ideas

I’m going to go ahead and assume that you haven’t already got your dad something special for father’s day.  Well shame on you, but it’s not too late!  I decided to put together a little Father’s day gift list for you last minute shoppers with a hint of Sonic Electronix flavoring.  These are just a few of the fantastic gifts that your dad would be proud to call his own:

HIDs  


Vision Extreme 9006-6K-VEIf your dad is getting old like mine, his vision is probably deteriorating so you might want to consider getting him a set of HIDs. They will drastically increase road visibility at night and will increase longevity of his headlights. HIDs produce light that reflects better off of highway signage and critical road postings, meaning he will be less likely to miss an important notice as you’re approaching it.  They come in sizes for almost any car and require minimal installation.

Bluetooth Headsets


BlueAnt T1In today’s modern world there are many laws prohibiting using phones while driving.  In order to alleviate this danger, get your dad a bluetooth headset.  He might appear to be crazy and talking to himself but that comes with the territory of headsets.   We have a huge selection such as the popular BlueAnt T1 headset which features voice control for seamless initiation of phone calls.  Don’t let your dad fall behind in the bluetooth world!

Shavers

Panasonic ESRT51SThat’s right people! We now carry shavers for all kinds of dads.   The Panasonic ESRT51S for instance, is a rechargeable wet or dry shaver that would make your dad look like a million bucks.  It features a 5-stage LCD display which shows battery status, charge indicator, and cleaning reminder.  Give your dad that edge he’s been looking for!

 

Radar Detectors

What dad wouldn’t love to have a radar detector in his car? You can save him lots of money in the long run if you purchase him a radar detector like the K-40 RL100.   K-40 will even pay for a speeding ticket up to a year after it has been purchased with no questions asked!  No longer will he be in fear of getting a speeding ticket!

Last but not least, Check out our Father’s Day amplifier sale!

Father's Day Amplifier Sale

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K40 RL100 vs. The Legendary Valentine One

The best way to test something to see if it’s up to snuff is to put it against the industry leader. In this case, we’ve decided to take the K40 RL100 Radar Detector and compare it directly to the Valentine One Radar Detector. The Valentine One has been an industry standard when it comes to radar detectors for many years; does the RL100 have what it takes to stack up against the top dog? Here is our no holds barred matchup between the RL100 and the Valentine One Radar Detectors.

Valentine One
The Valentine One has been an Industry Standard for many reasons. First and foremost are the radar and laser sensors that face both forward and backward. This allows you to detect the presence of radar and laser from both directions. It also displays which direct the presence is coming from. The Valentine One detects the X, K, Ka, Ku, and Laser frequencies that are in range. Another major advantage of the Valentine One system is that you can always have the most up-to-date version with a simple software upgrade.

Valentine One

The helpful display of the Valentine One has an easy to understand indicator to let you know which way the signal is coming from

Although it sounds like it’s ahead of the competition in every way, the main benefit to Valentine One is really the fact that it displays which direction the signal is coming from. For many who are new to radar detection, this indicator may very well be what helps them out of their next speeding situation.  Those who are more accustomed to radar and how signals are distributed and received may not need this additional feature.

K40 RL100
RL100

Although it’s up against a veteran, the RL100 has it’s own advantages. It features 360° detection from both radar and laser, and also has many convenience features. The convenience options available on the RL100 are features found even on their highest end models, such as the RL360. One of the main things to keep in mind with the RL100 is the GPS technology on board. You can program areas into the GPS to block specific bands & alerts in that desired area, allowing you to prevent false alarms in familiar territory, but still maintain the security of full-band coverage when in another area. Having GPS on board with the RL100 also promotes safe driving in areas such as dangerous intersections, or school zones.  The RL100 also features many other safe driving features, such as the Speed Monitor. This allows you to select a specific speed to be alerted at by your detector. If your vehicle rides so smoothly that you constantly end up at speeds higher than you mean to be driving, this is a very convenient feature.

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