So how would you like it if someone paid for every speeding ticket you get during the next year?
Well, that's what will happen if you purchase and register a K40 Electronics radar detector.
I've used the K40 RLS2 (all-band radar and laser detector with GPS technology) for a while and fortunately for me, I haven't gotten a ticket, nor have I pushed temptation with my gas pedal. Never-the-less, this radar detector is packed with amazing features past the Ticket-Free Guarantee program.
It detects law enforcement radar and announces what band and approximately how far it is from you. This includes the newest KA radar band, K band and the oldest X Band, which according to a K40 customer service representative is rare these days.
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If you've ever used a radar detector you know it goes off for non-police radar sources. To combat that, the Quiet Ride feature is perfect. Through an easy to navigate menu, you can eliminate alerts from anything until you get to the speed you set it to for alerts.
False warnings can also be eliminated with the Mark to Mute setting for false alerts, along with alerting you for upcoming school zones, stop signs or traffic lights.
K40 promotes a consultant system, which I called to get some tips and tricks. The rep suggested using the device horizontally (obviously aiming forward) for the best performance.
Another suggestion I really liked is the Wake Up setting to shorten the startup time when it's turned on.
Overall there are 13 customized settings, including the brightness of the display, customized audio and visual alerts and mark alerts, which might be highly patrolled by law enforcement.
As for the Ticket-Free Guarantee program, K40 claims to be the first radar detector manufacturer in the world to offer this program. The full policy on what's covered or not covered (speeding in school zones etc.) along with the complete policy is on the K40 site.
A windshield mounting bracket with suction cups, a 12V coiled power cord and straight power cord for a custom hardwired installation are included.
The PhotoFast iOS card reader is built with a lightning connector that plugs directly into any iPad or iPhone supporting the lightning connection.
What makes this more than just another device is that it stores a microUSB memory card (up to 128GB) for extended internal storage capabilities of your device.
Once the memory card is in the reader, it's essentially plug-and-play to transfer, stream and backup digital images, audio, video, calendars and document files. All this is done through the free i-FlashDrive ONE app, which also stores and backs-up from cloud storage and social media.
This essentially gives the iOS devices the memory and ease of use to get content on and off and even transfer from a non-Apple device.
The app has security features, supports Touch ID and has a lock to keep the tiny memory card secure.
photofast.com available with up to 128GB capacity, prices start at $39.99
Sticky Sounds is a mountable speaker for extreme sport enthusiasts.
It's built with an IPx6 waterproof rating, enabling it to withstand splashes of rain, dirt and dust. You can use it with most GoPro adapters and mounts as well as several third party accessories for mounting on bikes, water accessories and backpacks.
An internal battery keeps it playing for about 8 hours and is charged via USB, so you can mount a portable battery (not included) for extended use. Easy to use, simply insert a microUSB memory card full of music or pair it to a device with Bluetooth.
After a day on the muddy trails, wipe the speaker with a damp cloth and you'll be ready for the next adventure.
Gregg Ellman, gadget guru, can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org. Follow him on Twitter@greggellman.