Cobra RAD 480i

Broader Protection with Shared Alerts


The RAD 480i radar detector keeps you safe on the road with real-time speed trap alerts from the Cobra community and advanced tech for longer range detection and accurate alerts. Plus, get access the nationwide database of red light and speed cameras.

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Cobra RAD 480i

Broader Protection with Shared Alerts

Cobra RAD 480i
Regular price $219.95

Best-In-Class Detection Range

Best in its class detection range protects against all radar and laser threats.

Next Gen IVT™ Filter

Intelligently reduces false alerts from blind spot systems and other vehicle avoidance systems.

iRadar® App

The world’s largest database of threats and our community of drivers sharing real-time alerts.

Sensitivity (SEN) Button

Adjust sensitivity and filtering modes to control how many notifications you receive.

Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Provides Early Warnings and rapid response on all radar bands


Detect laser signals from the front and rear of your vehicle.

Our Community

One hundred million alerts shared and received each year from our community of Cobra drivers on the iRadar app.

Price Match Promise

Find a better advertised price online for any current Cobra product and we’ll match it within 30 days of purchase.

Free Shipping

Enjoy free shipping on orders $100 and up. We want you to focus on the road, not how much you’re paying to get your detector.

Simple Returns

Not satisfied? No questions asked. All products purchased factory direct come with a 30-day money back guarantee.

Technology You Need

From repairing televisions in a small garage to a world leader in consumer electronics—our 50 years of innovation allows us to deliver the technology you need for a modern driving experience.

Best-In-Class Detection

Get 2x the range plus enhanced Digital Signal Processing (DSP) for rapid warnings. Bluetooth connectivity allows you to access the Cobra community and receive real-time driver alerts from the Cobra iRadar® app.

Best-In-Class Detection Range

Earlier warnings provide greater protection against all radar and laser guns in use on the road.

Next Gen IVT™ Filter

Next generation updateable IVT Filter and advanced anti-falsing circuitry intelligently reduces false alerts from blind spot systems and other vehicle avoidance systems.

Digital Signal Processing (DSP)

Faster processing for all incoming signals rapidly provides accurate alerts.

Updateable Software

Receive continuous updates to firmware for improved performance and accuracy.

iRadar® App

Get real-time alerts to red light, speed camera, and law enforcement activity from a community of over 3 million drivers.


LaserEye® detects laser signals from both the front and rear of your vehicle.

"The Cobra RAD 480i Is An Easy To Use And Accurate Radar Detector"

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"...consistently warned me about police lurking on the roadside and at least once saved me from an expensive ticket"

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iRadar® App

Share and receive real-time alerts from the Cobra driving community. Instant red light, speed cam, and law enforcement detection notifications. Millions of user-base traffic avoidance exchanges. Increased awareness and ultimate road coverage.

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The Defender Advantage

Gain access to the world’s largest, most accurate database of red light and speed camera locations and alerts.

Plan Your Route

Reach your destination safely and efficiently. Find directions and gain access to speed limit and live traffic data.

Join The Community

Join a community of 3.5 million driving enthusiasts sharing and receiving over 100 million real-time alerts each year.

What's Included

  • RAD 480i detector
  • Windshield mounting bracket
  • Vehicle power adapter

Item # 0180009-1


Unit Dimensions: 4.25” L x 2.75” W x 1.25” H (107.95mm x 69.85mm x 31.75mm)

Unit Weight (lbs.): 4.8 oz. (136.1 g.)

Individual Box Dimensions : 2.13” L x 5.10” W x 7.70” H (54.10mm x 129.54mm x 195.58mm)

Individual Box Weight: 12.8 oz. (362.9 g.)

SKU: # 0180009-1

Model: RAD 480i

Master Pack Qty.: 4

Master Pack Dimensions: 6.85” L x 10.20” W x 11” H (173.99mm x 259.08mm x 279.4mm)

Master Pack Weight: 4 lbs. (1,814.37 g.)

UPC #: 028377 10786 3

Master Pack Barcode: 1 0028377 10786 0

Are radar detectors illegal?

Radar detectors are illegal only in Virginia, Washington DC, and most parts of Canada.  They are also illegal in all 50 states for commercial drivers, such as truck drivers and taxi drivers.

If you are not a commercial driver, and you are not in Virginia or Washington DC or Canada, then it is perfectly legal to use a radar detector.

What is the range of radar detectors?

In flat, open conditions the range is at least 2 miles.  Please note that road conditions (hills and curves) can affect the range.

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