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35-Mile, 22-Channel Two-Way Radios

By: on March 17, 2014
$54.99
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Even in a market flooded with the advanced technology of smartphones and swell devices like Iridium's Go Global Hotspot, walkie-talkies persevere. Because, at least for the reigning generation, they maintain one thing these other gadgets don't: memories of our childhood. (Plus a starring role in that ET re-release farce.) As a bonus for outdoor enthusiasts, Motorola's MR350 two-way radios can also save your life and serve as the ultimate backcountry communication tool.

The Talkabout MR350 set arrives programmed with 22 channels--11 weather, 7 NOAA, and each with 121 privacy codes for interference protection--and functions at a range of up to 35 miles. Additional radio features include: 27-hour operation with 3 x alkaline AA, or 9-hour operation with NiMH batteries; iVOX hands-free communication capabilities; Push-to-Talk Power; 20 different call tones, plus BoostVibraCall vibrating alerts; and an emergency alert button.

The walkie-talkies have also been fitted with helpful add-ons, such as a built-in flashlight, mini-USB charging port, and XL buttons for operation while wearing gloves.

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