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Escort ZR3 Laser Shifter opinion/review:

UPDATE:  February 2013

Escort no longer manufacturers the ZR3 Laser Shifter, nor does the jammer have any firmware update support.  This jammer does NOT jam any of the new variable pulse rate guns.  I do not recommend buying a product that doesn't jam the latest wave of LIDAR guns.  Only purchase this product if you live in an area with older LIDAR guns like the Marksman, Kustom Prolaser 3, Kustom Prolaser 2, etc. 

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Escort is practically giving away laser jammers at $250.00

Radar detector(Escort Passport) and Laser Shifter manufacturer, Escort, is offloading a ton of older stock.  The ZR3 Laser Shifter once sold for $450.00, but now you can buy them at what dealers used to pay for them.  $250.00 bucks!  The Escort ZR3 Laser jammer is an LED based laser jammer just like the Blinder Xtreme M20/M40 and K40 Defuser EX.  It comes with 2 front transponders and one license plate mounted rear transponder.  One man, Erickonphoenix, has over 16 confirmed saves from a LIDAR/Laser speeding ticket with his Shifter.  It was only until recently that Eric received a LIDAR citation.   Escort no longer makes the ZR3 Laser Jammer/Shifter because it was phased out for new and improved ZR4 Shifter by Cincinnati Microwave(Escort Rebrand.)


If the Escort ZR3 Shifter is an outdated jammer should I buy one at the liquidation price?

Answer:  You'd be stupid not to buy it at this price.  The Escort Shifter may be outdated, but it still jams many of the lidar guns still in use today.  Laser Atlanta Speed Laser in stealth mode and Stalker Lidar guns eat the ZR3 shifter up, however the new LTI Truspeed(200.3Hz) is easily neutralized by Escort's older laser jammer.  Think of the Shifter as a good back up laser jammer.  This recession is hurting all consumers.  If you don't have hundreds of dollars to plunk down on an expensive jammer, the ZR3 will serve you well.  How much money has the Shifter saved Erick in Phoenix?  Thousands of dollars in speeding tickets.

For more information on the blowout sale at Escort you can visit the manufacturer directly by clicking here. (UPDATE: Sale is over)

Please take notice that the Escort ZR3 Laser Shifter doesn't do well against the Stalker LIDAR gun, nor does it even detect the Laser Atlanta Speed Laser in stealth mode.   The Escort laser jammer should be used as a bare bones back up system only.  Consider upgrading to a more advanced system when you have the funds.   Enjoy the drive.  Shift away!

- Chris

UPDATE:  May 5th, 2009 -- Goodbye ZR3!

The deal wasn't too good to be true, but in a tight recession the 'Blowout Sale' on the Laser Shifter ZR3 was pretty decent at $250.  It seems Escort has finally pulled the plug and deleted the older Shifter from its pull down menu.  Maybe Ebay has a few left?  Hardly.  Even on Ebay the sellers were only selling pieces of the unit.  A rear transponder for $99.99, a front transponder for $99.99, and a control hub for the same.  If you waited to save up some dough you're too late.  A ZR4 will cost you $449.99 on their site.  Shop around and call up some authorized resellers.  Over the phone you can always haggle for a lower price because MAP pricing doesn't apply verbally.  Just remember that Escort products purchased on Ebay don't come with a warranty, regardless of what the seller claims.