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Talex Review and Comparison

The Talex 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
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 Explained

The Talex 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 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 alternative purchases

Please note the Talex is no longer available, the Snooper Sapphire 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 Sapphire and Novus Delta. To read the latest speed camera detector reviews click here.

Snooper Sapphire

The Snooper Sapphire includes full colour visual alerts plus voice alerts that confirm the speed camera type, speed limit and distance countdown to every speed camera stored in Snoopers' unique Enigma database. The Snooper Sapphire detection system features Motorway mode that will only provide alerts for fixed speed cameras located on a motorway road.

You can read the Snooper Sapphire review by clicking here.

Novus Delta

The Novus Delta speed camera detector features the same speed camera database as the Talex. Though the Novus Delta doesn't include Schools, Accident Blackspot locations, Trip Meter, Average journey time, maximum journey time features.

To read the Novus Delta review in full click here.

Last updated: 21st September 2021