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Talex Lite Review and Comparison


The Talex Lite 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.

Talex LiteReview: Talex Lite
Detection range: 500yards
Set up: Integrated GPS antenna, LED screen, Verbal warnings.
Cost: £89.99


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 Talex Lite 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 Lite Explained

The Talex Lite is easy to install and alerts the driver to a fixed or possible mobile camera site, gives the speed limit at that speed camera site and the LED display on the front of the GPS Talex Lite provides additional information to the voice announcements.

When a warning is triggered, a chime is heard followed by an announcement such as 'Warning speed camera 500 yards ahead – limit 30 miles per hour', the speed limit at the speed camera site will flash for eight seconds, before going back to displaying the vehicle's speed. This will typically happen at 500 yards from the camera position, (in some cases a 500 yard warning is not ideal because of the road layout). A second chime is heard at 200 yards from the camera site, and if the vehicle is still over the speed limit, a continuous warning is heard 'Warning – reduce speed' until the vehicle speed drops to the speed limit, or the camera site is passed.


Talex Lite alternative purchases

Please note the Talex Lite is no longer available, the Snooper S2 neo and Novus Delta (compared below) are also no longer available.

The Talex 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 Snooper S2 neo and Novus Alpha. To read the latest speed camera detector reviews click here.


Snooper S2 neo

The Snooper S2 neo GPS speed camera detector like the Talex Lite provides warning to all UK fixed and mobile speed camera locations via an internal speed camera database of GPS co-ordinates. The Snooper S2 neo however doesn't include spoken voice alerts or on-screen speed limits which the Talex Lite offers. The Talex Lite includes 3 months free database subscription and then is charged at £29.99 for 1 year or £59.99 for 3 years subscription. The Snooper S2 neo currently includes lifetime subscription to the award winning Enigma speed camera database, when purchased from the online retailer ActiveGPS this offer is worth £99.95 - making the Snooper S2 neo a worthy consideration when purchasing a budget speed camera detector.

You can read the Snooper S2 neo review by clicking here.



Novus Alpha

Novus AlphaThe new Novus Alpha features the same speed camera database as the Talex Lite. But whereas the Talex Lite displays all alerts via a green LED text display, the Novus Alpha utilises a 1.5-inch OLED screen, displaying speed camera type, camera speed limit, your vehicles speed and proximity bar to the speed cameras location. Meaning that, in addition to the voice alerts, at a glance all the necessary speed camera information can be read by the driver. The Novus Alpha also features an infra red remote control making it easy to select the various different camera/hazard warning types. The Novus Alpha 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 Novus Alpha features 12 months free subscription to the Novus speed camera database.

To read the Novus Alpha review in full click here.


Last updated: 21st September 2021