Here's some trivia for you all. Michael Valentine founded the Escort company. After a while, he sold his business and made the Valentine 1. V1's design is unique. It is still the best and easiest to use on the market. There are some products that compete closely from Beltronics, Uniden, and Escort. Some are very comparable in range and in features, but not always in functionality. I'll keep my V1 because I believe such a device should be easy and intuitive to use, not complex and feature-laden.