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Cobra - 24.9-Mile 2-Way Radios-Angle_Standard

Cobra - 24.9-Mile 2-Way Radios

Model: ACXT360SKU: 5108000

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Rating 4.3 out of 5 stars with 284 reviews

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  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent just not long range

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    mazdaboi
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    Decent 2-way radios, i can get a little over a mile in dense housing/populated areas (within rural city). Slight elevation changes and cant get it to 2 miles. Kinda disappointing on the advertised distance, yet i know these conditions for maximum range are open fields, over water, etc. I gave these a 3 out of 5 due to cost ($50), came with 3 (another plus) and rechargable batteries with a micro usb cable to charge 2 at once. We use this just to keep track of the kids around the neighborhood and it does fine just with that. Would i solely rely on these for a primary way communication, maybe/maybe not. They do what they are intended to do. I would buy these again no questions asked. Good for a solid 1-1.25 miles range.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Pretty good walkie-talkies for a cruise

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    ChrisL
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    I bought these three Cobra 2-way radios to use on a cruise ship, since communication by phone is so expensive. They worked pretty well in more open spaces but sometimes lost the signal when we were trying to communicate from our cabins. The design is very cute, which made it easier to get my fashionable sister to carry one. They come with a recharging device, which allows charging of two radios at the same time. Charging was fairly quick. The radios also can be used with three AA batteries.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worked alright, but build quality issues

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    Cruisebuddy
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    We bought these for a cruise. They were the only ones I could find that had 3 radios instead of two. They worked OK, but not great on a typical large cruise liner. Sometimes they just wouldn't connect if you were too far apart on the ship. The biggest gripe I have is that the antenna cover was not well attached and came off very soon after we got them. They still worked even if it was off, since the antenna itself looks like a spring and doesn't come off, but that just makes it look silly and things get snagged. Over open ground these things work perfectly fine though.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great 2 way radios

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    Iah525
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    Brought these to use on the cruise ship had no problems. Also use for the grand children when they are over. They clip them to their belt and have to call us and let us know were they are in the neighborhood. Every time they go to another area they must call and let us know. Work fine so far. it just seems to take a while to charge. Have not had to use the weather alert as of yet. The furthest distance used so far is 7.5 miles with no problems.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Serves its purpose

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    yortie
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    We have had only good things to say about the product. It isnt without some issues but what product doesnt have some flaws? The buttons are sensitive so when my custodian runs around the campus with it lodged on his belt he will change his channel several times and we are never on the same channel. They are sturdy and take a beating. They have fallen on concrete and gym floors and still keep working. We have tested it up to 1000 yards and comes in clear as a bell. Nice product for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Work great but short range

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    Dd1254
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    These two way radios work great and sound really clear. There are two issues I have, first the range is about 1.5 miles at best. We used them in a campground which was perfect, but when we went on a hike we quickly fell out of range. The second issue is the charging cable only lets you change two radio at a time not three. Since there are three radios that seems rather stupid that you can't charge all three.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Easy to Use, Clear Voice

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    Rustacles
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    These wakie talkies are easy to use. I have had other units even Cobras that were much more difficult to use when they use the same buttons for multiple functions. It is easy to change the channels. Have alert buttons. I think they were reasonably priced for the 3 units. I have not tried them out at long range but I did use them in a medium sized commercial building with concrete and steel with good performance.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good but you need a license to get max range

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    Anderen
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    It's hard to blame Cobra for this since it applies to all walkie-talkies but it is important. You aren't allowed to use the more powerful channels in the U.S. without the appropriate FCC license (about $60 per person). The channels you can use have about a mile effective range. This will be true of all radios.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great walkie talkies

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    JLud82
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    I bought these when they were $20 off original price. I would gladly have paid full price knowing how well they work. We use them for camping. They work very well up close and are expandable. We can add another unit if need be. They also do an awesome job long range. I had to go to the camp headquarters to check on something and they still reached back to camp. Just over 3 miles.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great for fun

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    OVela
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    My son loves these. They work just fine for what we use them for. Its says 16 miles but their must be flat land with no houses,other frequnceys, or mountains. They come with rechargable batteries and they work great for him. Charging cord will only charge 2 at a time. They are back lit. So far had them for a bit 1 month and still working.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Reachable

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    Slim
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    During the summer the kids were being separated from their father. With these walkie talkie they was able to communicate with him. The range was just right and the item colors they loved.when not engaging with their father the child would play police radioing each other.With them having this product I was able to get a lot done without the kids distractions.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Range Over Estimated

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    Charlie
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    Purchased these 2way radios for all vehicles in a 3 vehicle caravan during a cross country trip. Even in flat desert areas, range never made it to estimates. Otherwise, clear and a tremendous asset while within sight of each other, and by in sight, I’m not speaking horizon line of sight but no more than 10 to 15 car lengths.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    finally found set of 3!

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    mclan6
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    in Best Buy for something else & walked by these and wanted to scream was so excited to finally find a set of 3 walkie talkies for my 3 kids who have fought for years over having only 2 walkie talkies!!! i felt like it was the find of a lifetime! even better was their reaction on Christmas when they opened them...even better then that...they work amazingly!!! the range is awesome! would buy & recommend repeatedly! so happy!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Great with small distance

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    JustDandi
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    Used these during a long road trip with multiple vehicles. Seemed fine when we were all within one mile of each other and within visual, but beyond that, wasn't very reliable. Perhaps I just had a bad batch, was really optimistic about these behaving as expected from the specifications. Also, weather alerts were obnoxious and couldn't figure out how to turn them off. I returned them.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Distance is way off

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    ITHippy
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    I have not used the unit in the mt. location to test the 24.9 mile radius. I have tested the unit in a urban environment it should be 2 miles the unit only go 1/2 mile. You can not put a different antenna on the unit. so best is line of sight you can communicate. I would pick a 2 pack they seem to have a better antenna.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Radios

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    Diane
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    These radios were used for an 8 hr car ride with 3 cars on this trip. They worked great. We were able to keep in constant communication and the batteries lasted all day. We used them the entire week we were away. The only challenge came in a city area where there were many tall buildings and we had gotten separated. Transmissions were difficult for the car that was not close to the other 2.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Cool product

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    Chris
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    I was slightly skeptical about the functionality of the product due to its packaging but it has actually been quite useful. The handsets are durable (although the face scratches readily) but the audio works well and voice is clear. The only setback is that the charger that is provided only charges (2) handsets at a time (not the 3 that come in the package).

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Item for Camping

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    Ionakohoe
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    We enjoyed very much using these walkie-talkies between our cars when traveling and anticipate using them when we go camping. Most unfortunately, there is so much technology in the place where we live that there is too much static for a clear signal in the city. Smaller sizes make them excellent for children to handle or to be carried in a small space. Nice!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great reception.

    Posted
    Francisco
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    I like the fact that you can use batteries or charge the walkie talkies. My son takes one with him when he goes to his friend house which is two blocks away, so that I can stay in contact with him. The reception is always great. I bought this item at Bestbuy for $79.99. It was a little pricy but since I have not had any problems with it so far, it was worth buying.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works great for my 3 young kids!

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    mclan
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    no fighting for my 3 youngsters now!!! was so excited to finally find 3 walkie talkies for my 3 young kids to not fight over having only 2! i wasn't sure that they actually existed, had only hoped & then walked passed these while in BB while xmas shopping. they were priced well & work excellently! kids were so excited when they opened them! excellent range too!

    I would recommend this to a friend