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Cobra - 28-Mile 22-channel 2-Way Radios (Pair) - Orange/Black-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.1 out of 5 stars with 62 reviews

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  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Awesome battery life, decent range for size.

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    Ducati1198
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    So I've owned and used these radios for about a month now and have tried out most all of the features and found them very user friendly. The first thing most people want to know about is the range. First of all, ALL radios sold have exaggerated claims on their maximum range, period! In a perfect setting maybe they will work for 28 miles but you will NEVER be in a perfect setting. I used them in a huge factory building with lots of walls and machines in the way and they worked without any issues and have a nice loud volume too. We used them for 8 hours solid at a time and the battery life was barley down to 3/4. They could easily be used for several days without charging. Now for outside use. My nephew and I tested them in a typical urban neighborhood for a little over a mile before they started to break up a little in transmission. This was with many, many houses and trees in between us. Second test was in nearly perfect line of sight. Again over nearly a mile and 1/4 the sound was good and just starting to break up a bit. We also tried them while out mountain biking in the woods with elevation changes near 200 feet and had no problem talking in a 200 acre riding area. For what I paid for these I am very happy with them. They have decent features and work like they should. If you need more range then use your cell phone, but for most recreational uses I have encountered they work great and have exceptional battery life. If I had 1 complaint it would be that the charger needs to be plugged into a powered USB port to charge. I rarely have my computers on for more than an hour or 2 at a time so to charge I found a cheap wall plug in USB power supply that cost like $5 to use as a standalone charger.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Useless For Me

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    APPMAN
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    I returned these 20 minutes after I bought them. To hear anyone talking you would have to turn the volume up to 3/4 position. But then all of the alert tones would be super loud. If you were outdoors even full volume would not be loud enough to here someone talking, but the alerts tones could be heard a block away! Maybe the pair I had was defective. I was not able to try another pair because the store did not have any more in stock.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good for novice user, but lack power.

    Posted
    Morris
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    The radio is advertised with a distance of 22 miles. This radio fails to transmit and receive at a range of greater than 5 miles. To reach a 5 mile range, there must be a clear line of sight. The recharging base is a great idea, but it comes with only a USB cable. I could not locate the input power requirements to ensure I used the correct power adapter.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Great buy for our in house use of 57,00sq ft facil

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    Jamiezz
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    This product is small and easy to pack around. We host a number of different events in a 57,00 sq ft facility and they do a great job. The sound is clear and loud enough to be heard. We use 12 radios on the same channel with alternate channels if needed. I haven't found any negatives about this product, unless it was the chargers.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Amazing clarity!

    Posted
    Bossman
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    I've been searching for the perfect replacement 2-Way Radios that don't keep picking up local truck traffic etc. I purchased two sets, programmed them and have been so very pleased with the performance and clarity of this product! You won't be disappointed!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    1 didn't work

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    viper63
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    My car club bought these and apparently Best BUY has a 15 day return policy...Hello the event was 45 days later....One worked fine and the other was all static. Does not go 28 miles or even 3 miles down the hill. I guess I am more pister at BB than the walkies....the rest of my group loves em.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Good radios

    Posted
    Sfdefender25
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    The radios worked really well, but you can't use them on high power because of the stupid FCC laws. They should include a license voucher in the package so you can get the license and use the radio to its full potential.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works outstanding

    Posted
    Krazhill
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    I got these so that I can use them when I go places ( fair, camping and etc.)with my kids. And use them if we get separated. So that we can find each other quickly. I'm very happy on how they work and will be taking them to six flags this weekend.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great radios!

    Posted
    KayakingFools
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    I use these radios for kayaking and hiking and they are great! The LED light on the bottom is a plus. Having NOAA weather available for the local area is wonderful. Many channels and sub-channels to choose from.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Birthday Present

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    Charlie
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    This was purchased as a gift. I will let you all know what my grandson thinks of it and his father as soon as I hear from them. I was impressed with the timely manner in which it was delivered and also, the box was not torn this time.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Works well in the mountains

    Posted
    67volkss
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    I bought these because they where on sale and claimed a long range We live on 40 acres in the mountains and needed a way to contact each other They work very well for my needs

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Decent

    Posted
    Mrsnurse
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    I bought these for my 7 yr old nephew. They were fairly expensive but don't have near the range that was advertised. We live about 5 miles apart and they barely worked 1/2 mile away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Need to eventually reorder

    Posted
    Customer
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    Product was defective and returned. Battery cover could not be connected May need to get a stronger one due to distance needed. I am now looking for further options now will visit the store for other options

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works well for our intended use

    Posted
    Robin415
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    Bf hikes/climbs & I am temp disabled & have to stay in car. Product works well enough most of the time which relieves stress wondering if he is hurt & needs help or is on his way back.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Tough to match

    Posted
    gnibblet
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    This is what it says it is, a walkie-talkie...if you want to have a full utility head-set capable radio, you really need to look elsewhere. All-in-all, it serves it's purpose and for a good price.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great Safety Item!

    Posted
    ABoater
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    Very solid and easy to use radio! This is a must-have safety item to not only have onboard our boat, but our RV as well! Maintain communications when the cell phone doesn't have reception. A++++++

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    One of the walkies isn't working

    Posted
    John
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    I just bought these for my niece as a present and the first time I tried to use them one isn't working so now I'm not very happy but I'm glad I checked before giving as a present.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Work great, especially for the price.

    Posted
    pfanny37
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    We bought these for our young sons to play with in the house and the yard. They work great for those purposes. We have not tried them out for long range situation yet though.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Value

    Posted
    Percypilot
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    Purchased these for my grandson who thinks they are great fun. Although he has all the latest i-things he and his friends like to communicate like "soldiers"!!!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good Enough

    Posted
    Bill
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    I recently used this product with no issue. It's range is okay.Excellent performance at 1-2 mile distances.However the batteries that comes with it does not last very long

    I would recommend this to a friend