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Cobra iRAD230

Radar/Laser Detector For iPhone and Android w/ Speed Trap and Red Light Camera Alerts


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Radar/Laser Detector For iPhone and Android w/ Speed Trap and Red Light Camera Alerts


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General Features:

  • 360° 14 Band Radar/Laser Detector
  • Displays on your smartphone
  • For use with the free iRadar app
    • Provides visual radar alerts
    • Automatically provides accurate speed and direction headings
    • AURA™ Speed and Red Light Camera Database included
      • Provides continuously updated access to Cobra's verified camera locations
    • Access to the iRadar Community
      • Share alerts and locations in real time
    • Plots route line for GPS based directions to destination
    • Displays real-time traffic information
  • Bluetooth enabled
    • Pairs quickly and easily with iRadar app for enhanced functionality
    • Does not interfere with Bluetooth hands-free devices or audio streaming
  • Undetectable by (Spectre 1, VG-2, etc) radars
  • Protection against Pop radar and laser recognition
  • Dark/Night Mode dims the display brightness
  • Audible alerts provide a verbal identification of the detected band
  • Installs on the windshield
  • Authorized Internet Dealer
  • 1-year Manufacturer's Warranty

Due to state laws, Sonic Electronix, Inc can not ship radar detectors to Virginia or the District of Columbia.

Product Features

Voice Alerts
The feature designates if the unit uses voice alerts. Voice alerts will audibly alert the driver of various warnings.
Auto Mute
The auto mute function will conveniently mute the alert tone when the alert lasts for an extended period of time. This is for the drivers convenience during extended encounters.

Product Specifications

Radar Display
The type of display that the radar detector has.

LED Displays: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know through a bright LED display.

LED Icon Indicators: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating icons and symbols.

Text Display: Tells the driver what he or she needs to know by illuminating text on the display.

Turn-on/off Select Bands
Many radar detectors can detect many different bands of signal. This feature designates if the user can select what bands he or she has on or off.
Unit Mounting
Different radar detector are attached to the vehicle in different ways. The most common is for it to be suction-cupped to the windshield. This allows the unit to be moved from one vehicle to another with ease. Another mounting option is called remote-mounting. A remote mount unit is directly installed into your vehicle.

Other ways to mount your radar detector include Velcro and adhesive.

Suction cups
Power Source
The power source is the method in which the unit receives power. Some units will be powered by batteries, while others will need to be plugged in to an AC or DC power source.
12V DC Car Adapter
Travel Case Included
If a protective travel case is included, it will be listed here.


Number of Detected Bands
This number indicates the number of bands the radar/laser detector protects against. The term band includes different radars, lasers, and safety signals, among others. The higher the number, the greater the protection.
X Band
X Band is a frequency used for detecting speed from a police radar.
K Band
K Band is the most popular radar frequency band that is used today. It is able to detect speeds from a stand still location, or from a moving vehicle
Ka Band
Ka Band operates within the frequencies 26.5-40 GHz. This is the newest introduced radar band and it is becoming more and more popular. It rarely has a false alert.
Ku Band
Ku band ranges from 12-18 GHz when used in radar applications.
This feature specifies if the unit will detect lasers.
VG-2 Immunity
The VG-2 detects radar detectors. Radar detectors with VG-2 immunity will be immune to the VG-2 radar and alert the driver when they are under such surveillance.
Pop Alert
Some radar guns operate in a POP mode so they can get a speed reading of a target vehicle extremely fast, resulting in most radar detectors not being able to consistently signal an alert. There are very few radar guns in service in the U.S. capable of POP mode operation. If your radar detector is Pop Alert capable, you may notice an increase in Ka-band false alerts when POP mode radar detection is switched on.

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Warranty and Return Policy

Parts Warranty Duration
1 year
Labor Warranty Duration
1 year
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Summary of Customer Ratings & Reviews

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Simmesport la


June 8, 2014

Had it a month good product very easy to sync and use

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Puerto Rico

Cobra Irad 230

June 16, 2014

Very good device. it notify when a block, hazard area, police road block before you get there. the sound is really loud and clear even if not connected to your smartphone in my case iPhone 5. the map need some improvement like set up for you convenience like set up your home etc. but it tell you were is the situation, police speedcam, etc but it can tell you a traffic jam in order to take alternate rout. in overall is really good and do the job that is made of.

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Cool detector

April 7, 2014

I am not an expert when it comes to radar detectors, however I have owned a couple in the past.
The iRad 230 has some very cool features. Love all the info available and the display on my iPhone works good. Also love to be able to use the detector without the phone app if I'm in and out of the car a lot. The app does seem to use a lot of battery power so I just plug it in whenever I'm driving.
The only negative I can think of is I seem to get a lot of false POP alerts. Not sure why because my older detectors didn't. That is why I gave it a 4 star overall.
I'm happy with the purchase and would recommend it to others.

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Does the Cobra iRAD230 work off of batteries?
A shopper on Dec 15, 2014
Best Answer: No batteries. It plugs into your cigarette lighter / ac plug in your car.
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