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Cobra - 16-Mile 22-Channel FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radio (Pair) - Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 519 reviews

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  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    For driving? Look no further!

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    YoAdrian
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    I read many mixed reviews about these radios and decided to give them a chance. I'm glad I did! I used these on my move from Long Beach, CA to Beaverton, OR and they worked great! Driving a uhaul with a follow car took us about 20 hours to drive. Having the walkie talkies to communicate between the two cars was the best idea ever! Made it a breeze to alert eachother of any hazards and simply to stop for a break every few hours. The rechargeable batteries included lasted 15 hours!! I was really surprised how long the batteries lasted. For the remaining 5 hours we used 3 regular AAA batteries and they continued to work great as well. If you're thinking of buying some walkie talkies to use on a roadtrip, look no further. These are it! They're rechargeable and come with a single USB wire that splits into 2 micro USB wires (kind of like a letter Y) that connect into the radios to charge. You will need either a USB block or port to charge them. I used my cell phone chargers block and they did great. Sound and clarity was great, no complaints at all. Very happy with my purchase. Thank you!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Probably good for kids - not much else

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    exwyo
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    I bought these as replacements for use in a warehouse. We needed a replacement for a Midland model that is no longer made. THIS is not a good replacement. The volume is not great for a working environment. The buttons are too easily accidentally pushed while wearing on a belt. The USB charging is an interestingly novel way to recharge, but it means you need to leave your computer on while charging. The batteries that come with the unit lasted only 4-5 hours before running out. I replaced them with Duracell rechargeable batteries, which lasted 8+ hours. Range is adequate for our use and price is good. Of course, they went on sale right after we bought them, so watch for the sale if you want some for your kids to use. Can't recommend them for anyone else, though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Absolutely Worthless - Do Not Buy !

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    UnhappyJack
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    Battery "life" is ridiculously short. To advertise "Battery Saver Circuitry" as a feature is an outright joke. Even with fully charged high quality batteries in place of the cheap ones that come with these units the battery life is only a few hours. The reception is poor at best and the speaker sound quality rivals only that of two tin cans and a string - and that's being kind. The ring tone is absolutely annoying. The screen is so small it's virtually useless. Honestly, a child's toy walkie talkie is better in terms of quality. This product is a complete waste of money. We bought a set made by Uniden for LESS money and we couldn't be happier with them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Toyish

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    Jepelaphe
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    Radios were purchased for hurricane preparedness in my local community. One reason I selected them was they claimed they took AA batteries. They can only take AAA batteries. Second claim was 16 mile range. We tested the radios in our gated community and some people that were closer to my position couldn't hear me, while others who were slightly further away could hear me. The terrain is quite level here in Florida and the tallest building is only two story. I would not recommend this product for any S&R work. I returned my product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cobra 2 way radio

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    Dara
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    Can't believe how good the reception is!! When my 7 year old granddaughter is staying with me I will go to the basement or take my dog outside to use the bathroom. The whole time my granddaughter and I talk on these. She feels a little more grown up being able to be in the apartment for a short period by herself and I feel comfortable being able to talk to her and making sure she's fine those few minutes. I know this summer we will be using them a lot at parks and nature trails. Also when we go on a car trip. Trying to call the other car isn't safe but with this 2 way radio you just have to push the button and talk to let the other car know we need to stop. I wish we would have bought them sooner!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Low quality but functional

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    Aaron
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    A few minutes after I would turn it on, the display would become almost unreadable, the glass would get a weird haze or something so you wouldn’t be able to read it, almost like the heat of the radio distorts the display until you turn it back off again. The range wasn’t bad for what I was using it for but the volume could definitely be a bit louder. If you just need a cheap walkie that you don’t care if you break it, this will work fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Flawless performance and a great value.

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    Steve
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    These 2 way radios performed flawlessly. I utilized these for a move across country- for communicating between a UHaul truck and my daughter following behind me in another vehicle. Clear communications between vehicles the entire trip. Radios come with rechargeable batteries, two chargers, and the allowance to change from rechargeable batteries to AAA batteries, should they be needed. Highly recommend these radios.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Does the job

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    Dispatch
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    Good value. More immediate, reliable comm than cell phone in our area. Worked well within range of about 100 yards, house to house/yard. Pretty clear reception and speaker/mic. Shortcomings include the batteries provided -- unit never seemed to indicate fully charged though batteries were charged. Can't complain given sale price and solid performance over a few weeks. They did the job.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Kids love it

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    Dolamite
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    I got this knowing fully well the limitations of the device. It is wonderful for kids to play with around the block and with their friends at the parks, pretty good reception none the less, about 2 miles or so in city limits. If you are looking for a long range clear comms with lots of features keep looking. But for the price I paid on sale for about $24 it was well worth it.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Very solid

    Posted
    Josh
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    These are great walkie-talkies all around. Great range, clarity and options for whatever you might need. The design is very solid, I feel like I could drop these things several times without so much as a cosmetic problem. Only con I would have is that they are really small. If you have big hands, like I do, its like your talking into a little toy phone. However, seeing as these were for my kids, I don't have an issue with their size otherwise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great -- great value for the money

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    spot6fel
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    Both my son (age 6) and his friends and my son and I use these walkie talkies -- they are simple enough for a child to use but also effective for adult 'actual' use -- if he is going to his friend's house 3 houses up the street, I have him take one, and then I can call him on the other one when it is time to come home for dinner, for example -- also he and his friends have a great time playing 'army' or 'spy' with them -- both practical and fun!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good 2-Way Radios

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    Scout
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    Bought these for our scout trip to Colorado. Great to keep in communication with the other vehicle when driving and we had no cell phone reception. They did take a while to charge, searched the internet to see if this was common, it was. Charge for 8 hours initially even though the unit still indicates it is charging. Good for hiking and traveling to keep in contact with everyone.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 2 way radio

    Posted
    Manny
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    Cobra - 16-Mile 22-Channel FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radio (Pair) - Black Keep in touch at a distance of up to 16 miles with these Cobra ACXT145 22-channel FRS/GMRS 2-way radios, which feature call alert to notify you of incoming calls and battery-saver circuitry for extended use.FRS & GMRS Radio Guide good for out doors

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Read carefully is only 1 mile in town

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    Mike
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    Bought this expecting to have a wider range, I made the mistake to by not reading the back and they got me with the big bold 16 miles range in the front, in the fine print state is only 1 mile range in town, which that was not is true either your lucky if you get 500 ft. But at the same time I only paid 25 bucks

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay 2-way Radios

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    Mark
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    Bought these for a two car road trip. We stayed reasonably close together and never experienced a problem with reception. The only problem was the volume level. We had to be careful to hold the radios close and enunciate very clearly to be heard and understood, and we had to use the beeper to get the other person's attention before starting a conversation so they could hold the radio close ... otherwise we couldn't talk.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    great 2 way radio for traveling

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    marissa
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    My husband and I recently moved. We were in two separate vehicles and kept in touch with the 2 way radios because cell phone reception was spotty during part of the trip. My husband was driving a rental truck pulling his car and I was in my SUV following him. The radios gave us peace of mind by being able to talk to each other easily. I highly recommend these radios. And the batteries are rechargeable.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Low floor use and close quarters

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    collinsc
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    This product is great for my housekeepers who appears to be unable to find them when needed. Usually close quarters and not for the long range all day use. Another great feature it has the USB charging capability. Multi channel and volume controls plus you can install your earpiece to avoid disturbing the guests.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Keep in touch in short spans

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    SilverFox2015
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    great product for keeping track of family and friends while on a short excursion or in your own neighborhood. A good alternative in a variety of scenarios. I used it to keep track of a fellow passenger on a cruise ship with many decks and activities going on throughout the day. It worked great.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Disappointed Purchase

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    Donald
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    Disappointed purchase. These 2 way radio do not work to hard to operate, poor directions too fine print and not enough information. Only one charger came with it, so you have to charge the 2 together. I did contact the company and they did send additional cords which I appreciated but they still do not work. Also very difficult to open to put batteries on spent a long time trying to do this.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    afforable family camping/traveling commo

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    CommoNeeds
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    Cobra has been around for ever and I have used cobra products for decades. Wanted something low priced with a three mile reach. Terrain will limit the communication ability of all radios, so why pay more when cobra is light weight, space saving and has the basic features of an expensive long range that really wont reach the distance for the same reason, terrain. Water proofing would be excellent!

    I would recommend this to a friend