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Talex Elite Review and Comparison


The Talex Elite speed camera locator provides advanced alerts to speed camera locations across the UK using GPS technology. Find out more about the Talex's features, how it works and which speed cameras it detects. Plus read comparisons with other best buy speed camera locators.

Review: Talex Elite
Detection range: 500yards
Set up: Integrated GPS antenna, LED screen, Verbal warnings.
Cost: £149.99


Key Features:

‣Detects fixed and mobile speed cameras
Detects to Gatso, Truvelo, SPECS, Speedmaster, DS2, traffic light cameras, accident blackspots and all other permanent safety cameras
‣Know the speed limit
The detector will give an over-speed warning in close proximity to the camera if exceeding the speed limit, but will automatically mute when within the speed limit.
‣No false alerts
The driver is advised of only cameras on the road they are driving along, thereby negating false alerts.


Talex Elite Explained

The Talex Elite builds upon the multi award-winning speed camera database used by all Talex based products and adds the unique 'vehicle profile' feature with full colour screen that gives you more information as you drive. 'OLED' Technology overcomes the problem of viewing the screen in bright sunlight.

The Talex Elite speed camera detector gives warning of fixed and mobile speed camera locations and utilises the unique 'vehicle profile' feature - this enables the user to select between six different vehicle types including car (with or without caravan/trailer), bus, goods vehicles below and above 7.5tonnes providing speed limits specific to vehicle type. Talex Elite operation is via the supplied 24 key IR (Infra-Red) remote control. Talex Elite comes with a 12 months free subscription period and is ready to use immediately.

The Talex Elite contains GPS co-ordinates of the following speed cameras and road safety hazards: Fixed speed cameras, SPECS speed cameras, Mobile speed cameras, Red light cameras, Congestion charging zones, Safety camera protection zones, Accident black spots, Steep hills and Sharp bends. Using the Talex Elite remote control the user can enable of disable individual groups of warning types.

Talex Elite Vehicle Profile Mode

The Talex Elite vehicle profile feature allows you to select from a choice of six different vehicle types including car, cars towing caravans or trailers, buses and coaches, goods vehicles below 7.5tonnes and goods vehicles exceeding 7.5tonnes. Once the vehicle profile mode for your vehicle has been selected Talex Elite will then warn you of the speed limit at speed camera locations for your specific vehicle type.


Talex Elite Features:

‣1.5inch colour OLED screen
‣Warns of Gatso, Truvelo, SPECS, Speedmaster, DS2, traffic light cameras, accident blackspots and all other permanent safety cameras
‣Displays camera type, speed limit, vehicle speed and proximity to camera location
‣Natural voice alerts and colour visual warnings
‣Operation via 24 key IR remote control
‣KMH or MPH modes
‣Vehicle profile vehicle, car mode, HGV mode
‣12-24v Dc
‣Easily transferable between vehicles (extra mounts available)
‣Free speed camera subscription for six months, then £29.99 per year or three years for £59.99
‣1 Year manufacturers guarantee


Talex Elite alternative purchases

Please note the Talex Elite is no longer available, the Pogo Alert and RoadPilot microGO (compared below) are also no longer available.

The Talex Elite isn't the only speed camera detector available to buy and use in the UK. Below you can read comparisons with two alternative speed trap locators the Pogo Alert and RoadPilot microGO. To read the latest speed camera detector reviews click here.


Pogo Alert

Pogo AlertThe stylish and compact Pogo Alert speed camera detector features a slightly larger colour TFT screen than the Talex Elite. The Pogo Alert also features a Laser detector for detection of mobile Laser based speed camera vans and other handheld devices. The Pogo Alert also features the patented 'Directional' feature where alerts are only provided if warning is applicable to your direction of travel and the 'Limitator' feature where full warnings are only provided if travelling over the prevailing speed limit. Both systems have been designed to be plug and play and can also be easily transferred from vehicle to vehicle. The Pogo Alert includes 6 month free subscription to the Origin 360 speed camera database, further subscription is priced at £50.00 per year. The Talex Elite features 12 months free subscription to the Talex speed camera database and then is charged at £29.99 for 1 year or £59.99 for 3 years subscription.

You can read the Pogo Alert review by clicking here.



RoadPilot microGO

The RoadPilot MicroGo like the Talex Elite is a purely GPS based speed camera detector. Relying simply on the internal updateable speed camera database to provide all alerts to the driver, the Talex Elite also features a unique vehicle profile setting from car to HGV, which allows the user to select the vehicle type that they are driving and receive speed limits specific to their vehicle. The RoadPilot MicroGo also provides alerts to speed cameras in the UK and Western Europe, whilst the Talex Elite provides alerts to UK only. The RoadPilot MicroGo features a 6 month free subscription to the RoadPilot speed camera database and is then £49.95 a year thereafter. Whilst the Talex Elite features 12 months free subscription to the Talex speed camera database and then £29.99 for 1 year or £59.99 for 3 years.

To read the RoadPilot microGO review in full click here.


Last updated: 21st September 2021