Wow!!! 9500ci eh? How is it? Has the laser jammer worked for you?
I love the ix and even more so with the smart cord. As the smart cord gets more users it could be the end of speeding tickets. It allows people to report cops even if they are not currently engaged in speed limit enforcement. The GPS feature is great too at weeding out false alarms. I also like that you can now do firmware updates on your own. I had a 8500 x50 and it was in bad need of an update.
A lot of the features are the same as what you have with the ci so I am sure you are not missing out on much if anything.
It's been great. I am definitely a fan. The smart cord sounds like a pretty cool concept, but I don't think there is anyway for me to get this feature without completely changing to a new radar detector.