Whistler DE-1788 Cordless

The Whistler 1788 is the first cordless radar detector from Whistler. The DE-1788 is a sleek detector, offering good performance and POP mode detection. A key feature of the Whistler 1788 is the built in battery charger, and the included home battery charger. The 1788 is the only detector on the market right now to include rechargeable batteries, or a charger of any type.

The Whistler 1788 stays on 100% of the time for total radar and laser protection. Other cordless units go into a "sleep mode" to save on battery life which cuts down on performance. The Whistler 1788 has rechargeable batteries and a built in battery charger so it does not need a "sleep mode" to save on battery life. The translates into one of the best cordless detector we have ever tested.

The Whistler DE-1788 offers a blue backlit text display. The display is configurable, and the back-light can be setup to change the brightness setting when an alert is received. This model also offers 3 city modes to reduce false alerts, and supports disabling any band through the "Selectable Bands" feature.

The Whistler DE-1788 responds to all types of radar currently in use by police, and provides 360 degree detection of all types of laser guns laser. The Whistler DE-1788 is immune to the VG-2 detector, and provides alerts when VG-2 is in use. The alpha-numeric display allows for full support of SWS alerts, including detailed information messages. Support for Whistler’s Stay Alert feature is included as well.

Whistler DE-1788 Cordless


  • X, K, Ka, and Super Wideband Ka Detection
  • 360° Protection against all types of Laser
  • Instant-On (Pulse) Detection
  • Detects POP Mode
  • Safety Warning System™ (SWS™) Alert
  • VG-2 Undetectable
  • VG-2 Alert
  • Cordless Option
  • Built-in Battery Charger and Home Charger Included
  • Blue Backlit LCD Text Display
  • Signal Strength Indicator
  • Selectable Bands
  • 3 City Modes and Highway Mode
  • Auto and Manual Muting
  • Bright/Dim/Dark Display Settings
  • Selectable Vehicle Battery Saver
  • Setting Saver
  • Stay Alert Feature
  • Volume Control
  • Self Test
  • Teach/Tutorial Mode
  • One Year Manufacturer Warranty

Price 129.99$, you can buy it here


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