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Snooper S2 GPS Speed Camera Detector

by Snooper

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  • LED Display
  • Detects all fixed cameras and many mobile sites
  • Auto ranging
  • Speed sensitive alerts
  • Covers all of the UK
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Product details

  • Boxed-product Weight: 440 g
  • Item model number: Snooper S2
  • ASIN: B000BUMSB8
  • Date first available at Amazon.co.uk: 21 Sept. 2006
  • Average Customer Review: 3.3 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (11 customer reviews)
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Review

Snooper NEO S2 ***BEST BUDGET BUY***this is great value for money if you're travelling in the UK only. -- 06/10/2006-Sarah Neville-MSN Cars contributor

Box Contains

  • Snooper S2 GPS Speed Camera Detector
  • Windscreen Bracket
  • 12v Power Lead
  • USB Lead
  • Software CD Rom
  • Quick Start Guide
  • Velcro Pad

  • Customer Questions & Answers

    Customer Reviews

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    249 of 252 people found the following review helpful By melvyn adjei on 8 Sept. 2007
    just to let people know, after you purchase this product, you need to pay an additional 50 pounds for a 12 month subscription to allow you to download spped camera updates. You must do this in order to use the camera detector.
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    8 of 8 people found the following review helpful By Vultch on 17 Oct. 2010
    Well its physically small, the GPS function works fine and has saved me once or twice, it alerts you as you approach a fixed camera on its database and it even has different beeps depending if your above or below the speed limit.
    It takes maybe 1-2 min to lock up to GPS signal similar to a lot of GPS navigation systems.
    You can even add your own locations to the unit with a quick press of one of its buttons.

    Now the bad bit, (mobile laser speed traps) the laser detector is blind and useless, over the last 3 months i have been targeted numerous times virtually at point blank range by police using laser guns and the thing just sits there..nothing..
    The laser gun being on one occasion no more than 20 m in front of me... nothing.
    These things work by supposedly detecting laser scatter as the laser gun targets other vehicles, this device cant even alert when i am being targeted (by then too late).

    Maybe I have a defective unit but my gut feeling is the electronics in this just cannot detect an infra red laser aimed at your front registration plate

    GPS good

    laser detection... non existant
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    7 of 7 people found the following review helpful By R. Adcock on 26 Sept. 2009
    I've had an S2 for a week now and when it works it seems to do the job well. I installed the software and followed the simple instructions to activate the device. I've no idea what the other reviewer meant when he wrote "you have to know how to change the coms settings". That's simply not true! I plugged the S2 into the USB slot and it immediately updated itself, no problem at all. So does it work? Sometimes! Basically there seems to be a problem with it actually finding and staying linked to a satellite. A green light shows when it's connected but it's taken up to 25 minutes of driving for it to connect after being switched on (usually it takes a few minutes) which is ridiculous! My phone GPS doesn't have a problem finding a satellite so I don't know why the S2 does. Another problem is that even when it has connected it will often lose it again and go back to search mode. In my experience so far it's only worked about 60% of the time. That said when I tested it on a local speed camera it did work well and warned me in good time that I was approaching it. I repeated the test several times and it didn't fail to alert me. Anyway I'm going to email Snooper to find out if I should expect a better service than I'm currently getting and if they'll do anything about it.

    Also people should be aware that the updates are free for this product now if you buy new and that there is no extra monthly fee to pay.

    EDIT: I'm unable to change the star rating but after a few weeks use I'd give this 4 out of 5. It does a decent job for the price.
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    5 of 5 people found the following review helpful By G. Kendall Smith on 3 Mar. 2010
    I was given this as a present. I gave it back because it had no database on it, it was then returned with the database added - not sure how much this cost. It did not work with Windows 7 and I needed to contact Snooper to download a patch.

    Having got it installed, it needs a power lead plugged in constantly as it seems to have no battery. Whilst they do supply a permanent 'wired-in' lead this is all further spaghetti for the dashboard.

    Using it fresh off an update down the M4 it seems to be about 30% accurate, better at getting the permanent cameras but provides a lot of false warnings and no warnings for the average speed areas. Still picks up on cameras that have been removed over 6 months ago.

    The last thing that I remember not liking is the flashing lights that are very bright and distracting at night. There is a dim function but this did not seem to do enough. This very actively displays to the world that you have a camera device. If you place it lower down in the cabin, ie not adjacent to the windscreen the GPS rapidly loses signal.

    I believe that Snooper do a range of products. I think I would look for one that has an integral battery, and a digital display of distance to camera and not so many bright lights. Not sure about what to do about the database.

    Sorry Snooper - not happy with product at all.
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    21 of 22 people found the following review helpful By A. G. Westerman on 26 May 2009
    After damaging my old radar detector, I thought that I'd "upgrade" to GPS detectors. Big mistake! Upgrading involves connecting to the PC but you have to know how to change the coms settings. When I got the device registered the first didn't work correctly, nor the second nor the third! Totally hopeless and since then have had a few others say the same. Wish I'd read the reviews
    Ali
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    18 of 20 people found the following review helpful By Timothy J. Callaghan on 9 Dec. 2009
    I was initially disappointed to read that you had to buy subscriptions for it as the advert had said not but it turned out that a free lifetime subscription was currently available. Having successfully registered it I tried it out and it failed to detect most speed cameras so I decided to download the updates. This proved somewhat difficult and I had to un-install and re-install the software several times. I e-mailed technical support and got a reasonably helpful response. In the end I had to change a hardware setting in order for it to be recognised but then it said it wasn't registered. I got some helpful advice over the phone to un-install (again) and install from the website rather than from the CD. This worked and it now works pretty well, detecting most speed cameras and some that don't appear to exist! The only other problem was that it initially seem to take ages (half an hour) to lock onto a satellite but it's now a lot better and connects within 5 minutes or just a few seconds from a warm start.
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