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Midland - X-TALKER 28-Mile, 22-Channel FRS/GMRS 2-Way Radios (Pair)-Angle_Standard

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Rating 4.4 out of 5 stars with 96 reviews

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  • Rating: 1 out of 5 stars

    Horrible Product and Worst Customer Service

    Posted
    Parrothead

    We purchased five of these a year ago. First of all the range is not what they claim and most importantly THEY DO NOT HOLD A CHARGE LONGER THAN A DAY. We use them for hunting and have tried charging them with the battery packs they come with, with the USB and conventional batteries. With the conventional batteries I had to put new ones in daily. I contacted Midland customer service to rectify this situation, as we had spent over $200 on five of these and their response was "Sounds like your batteries are bad." I'm sorry Midland, but I don't think five days worth of batteries are bad. They just didn't want to deal with me. DON'T BUY THESE!! Not only will you have issues with them, but you will be disappointed how the company won't stand behind their own product.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MidlandUSA

      Hi, we are sorry to hear you had a poor experience. We pride ourselves in having the industry best customer service. Midland support is available at 816-241-8500 M-F 8am-4:30pm CT to troubleshoot any issues you have. MidlandUSA

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    28 Miles is a Stretch

    Posted
    tralexan
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    I live in a two story house with a full basement that contains a studio where I spend a good deal of time. My wife has some medical issues and I purchased the 2-way radios so that she could reach me when she is on the second floor and I am in the studio working. For that purpose, all is good. I thought the 28 mile distance would allow me the freedom to leave the house and make short trips with my wife still being able to reach me by simply pushing a button. On my first outing, less than a mile from the house, we were no longer able to communicate. 28 miles seems to be nothing more than a fantasy. Communication outside the house remains a phone call and not the push of a button away.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Really good radios.

    Posted
    Planetcat
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    I go through a set of inexpensive radios about once a year for camping/fishing/hunting/ATV'ing. I've stuck with Midland brand, as they've been better than cobra and Motorola. I usually buy the smallest ones they make, but needed some in a pinch so I got these. I bit more expensive, but are better than the lowest models with no sub-codes. These have some nice features, talking and hearing is very clear and goes a pretty long way, even in steep terrain and deep woods. Overall, I'm extremely happy with this model of two way radio from Midland. They are definitely an improvement over the lower models.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Quality talkies with good range

    Posted
    meeklog
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    Bought this as a gift for my kids so that they'd have something higher quality than a toy, but without breaking the bank. I like that it comes with a charger and an option to use standard batteries in case the rechargeable ones are no longer working. Only one instance so far of the walkie talkies picking up an outside conversation. We switched channels and couldn't seem to get rid of it, so we turned them off and tried again 30 minutes later. No big deal since we weren't looking for a "perfect" solution. Good buy for the price!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great, small, and easy

    Posted
    Dennisdc16
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    I didn't read the instructions upon buying these. They were bought as a test baby for inter-office communications. When they are paired with the headsets; made by midland as well; they are flawless. 2 way communication, talk on the channel and it will sense your voice if you want it to. Want the local weather? just push a button. 28 miles away? no problem. definitely would consider buying these again, and I probably will. They come with a recharging stand and if you lose that, just use micro-usb to recharge them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Battery life and range could be better

    Posted
    DionysusSC
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    Fun and kid friendly. Works well around the block. However tried it over a 12-mile range and couldn’t pick hear or ping the other user. So, the 28-mile range isn’t quite true. Also have to recharge batteries after only 3 to 4 hours of continuous use. But for the price and the face that I got this for the kids, I’m not complaining too much.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Perfect for our needs

    Posted
    MrPerris
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    These Walkies are Great. The have great sound and great range. We use them when we go camping which is often. My wife usually stays at the RV and go hiking with the dogs. Since we often don't have cell service when camping, the walkies allow us to stay in touch. And since they are rechargeable, they are always ready to go. Very happy with them.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Worked 50% of the time on the cruise

    Posted
    Dree
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    I bought these for my 2018 christmas vacation aboard Royal Caribbean’s Freedom of the Seas. They work perfect from stateroom to stateroom if you’re on the same deck, but once you start going on diferent floors, you get a lot of interference and, sometimes, you can’t get through at all.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 2 out of 5 stars

    Do not work 28 miles away

    Posted
    Morgs
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    We got maybe 2 miles from one another and they stopped working we tested them the 1st day bc that was why we bought these Walkin talkies. So the range is 2miles give or take but definitely not 28 miles. Other than that within the 2 miles they are a good 2 way radio.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

    • Brand response

      MidlandUSA

      Range will be relative to line of sight, terrain, and obstructions. Range will be better in rural areas than urban areas because of less interference. The radios are rated as "Up to 28 miles" and can be achieved across open water, flat desert, or mountain top to mountain top. MidlandUSA

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great product for kids and adult communication

    Posted
    GlenH
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    This product works as advertised and was easy to setup. Five minutes, max, to first use! Fantastic range. You could have multiple parties scattered at an event or activity and remain in touch. The kids love playing with them around the house as well!

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Easy to use and has a long range

    Posted
    Yiayia
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    I bought this for my grandson for his birthday. He and his sister have had fun using it and it is easy to control. One problem is caution for children other people have been on their same channels and that needs to be monitored.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Walkie talkies

    Posted
    Mybiggestfan
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    Well on a cruise ship because of the metal, despite the 25 range mile claim, we couldn’t hear well at 1000 ft apart....after a while the ship sec9seized them for the remainder of the cruise.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Nice Product

    Posted
    Mark
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    I bought these to use on a cruise. They worked very well on the ship. You can't really expect them to go through all those steel decks. But, they did better than expected. Will definitely be using them on future cruises.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Seem to Work Just Fine

    Posted
    cazador
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    Not the top of the line radios, but they seem to work just fine for the price point. They run with the included rechargeable batteries, but I think you could also just use AAA if in a pinch and not able to charge the pack.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 5 out of 5 stars

    Great radios for the price

    Posted
    MrLahey
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    I bought these for the few times we need them at work. I've even dropped them and they're still fine. They aren't high end , look at the price, so don't expect that sort of functionality. Definitely recommended.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 3 out of 5 stars

    Okay...

    Posted
    DenverNOVAchix
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    Bought two sets for a beach trip caravan of cars. Some walkie talkies worked well others not so much. Interference or volume issues. Never more than 1 mile apart on open terrain.

    No, I would not recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Excellent Clarity

    Posted
    IFLMan
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    Durable, easy to handle. Haven't gotten the 28 miles, but great for travel through areas without cell services. No worries about kids playing outside with them either.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Good for around the farm

    Posted
    KeninCTX
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    Got these to use out on the farm so I don't have to carry my cell everywhere. This way I can communicate with back and forth. They are rechargeable and have good enough range for the area we use them in.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Works Well Outside.

    Posted
    chefzman
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    I bought these to use at work so I can communicate with my staff from outside. Unfortunately, they no one could hear me inside. But when using it outside on hikes and so on, they work fine.

    I would recommend this to a friend

  • Rating: 4 out of 5 stars

    Gave these as a christmas gift

    Posted
    kgh1959
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    Gave these to my sister in law to use out on their farm, easier to keep in touch with each other then using cell phones, these are rechargeable so no need to keep up with batteries, so far working out well.

    I would recommend this to a friend