Wednesday, September 9, 2009

Beltronics STi Driver Lite with Reduced Price

Beltronics STi Driver has been the best radar detector available in Canada. It used to come with a metal carrying case, direct-wire SmartCord, external speaker which are usually not included in other Escort and Beltronics radar detectors.

We often ask - even if the STi Driver is the flagship model, is it necessary to include the extras, which adds additional weight (2 Kg), cost, and shipping fees?

Let's take a look at the slimmed down packaging:

Price: $509.00 (CAD), reduced from $599.00 MSRP.

Accessories no longer available:

Metal carrying case:
Most users leave their Bel STi Driver on the windshield or sun visor all the time. It is one of the least important part which is now replaced by a lighter-weight convenient travel case.

External speaker:
The external speaker is designed for Beltronics STi-R and Passport 9500ci remote systems. The Bel STi Driver has a built-in speaker with very loud alert volume. Most users do not need to use the external one.

Direct-Wire SmartCord:
This is what most users will miss. While the slimmed package includes a coiled SmartCord that plugs into the cigarette lighter socket, who wants to hang a power cord from the windshield, across the dash, and use the STi Driver in areas where radar detectors are illegal?

We strongly recommend adding one of the following hardwire accessories if you wish to purchase the new STi package:
Direct-Wire Cord ($29.95) - links to the fuse box or any 12V and a ground
Direct-Wire SmartCord ($39.95) - like the direct-wire cord, with an additional display with LED alerts and mute.

See our previous review on Bel STi Driver.

The new Beltronics STi Driver Lite Pack ($539.00) is now available from

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