The Good The Beltronics Pro RX65 offers a nice set of programmable features and its tested performance ranks with the best.
The Bad The LED warnings look rough, although they are informative. The volume button isn't particularly convenient.
The Bottom Line The Beltronics Pro RX65 works well for novice to advanced users, giving long distance warning about radar monitoring. Although we had some interface issues, the device works very well overall.
Beltronics Pro RX65
Among the higher-priced echelon of radar detectors, the Beltronics Pro RX65 includes solid features and easy user programming, along with demonstrated threat detection. Its interface choices range from a simple warning to a highly technical frequency display. While its simple three button interface is easy to use, its volume control leaves something to be desired.
Like your typical radar detector, the Beltronics Pro RX65 is a small box that clamps to your windshield. We like how the clamp, with two suction cups, slides and locks into the top of the detector, offering a slight amount of adjustment. And with portable GPS and satellite radio devices becoming more common, windshield-clamped devices don't attract the attention they used to.
The RX65 has a red LED information display on one end, which isn't particularly attractive, and a black plate on the other, for receiving radar signals. It also has a small pod on top that faces toward the back of the car, for detecting radar from behind.