COBRA ACXT1035R FLT Floating Walkie Talkies- Waterproof, Rechargeable, Long Range up to 37-Mile Two Way Radio with NOAA Weather Alert & VOX ( 2 Pack )

$99.95

  • LONG RANGE UP TO 37 MILES: Provides an extended long range signal up to 37 miles with 2662 channel combinations & 121 privacy codes to minimize unwanted interference
  • NOAA WEATHER & ALERT: Be prepared for storms and emergencies with built-in NOAA radio receiver and alert in the event of weather or other emergencies
  • VOX - VOICE-ACTIVATED TRANSMISSION: The user's voice is detected and the radio transmits without the need to press any buttons, freeing hands for other tasks
  • FLOATING & WATERPROOF (IPX7 standard): Never lose your radio. Floating design and orange core makes retrieving the radio easy if dropped in water
  • REWIND-SAY-AGAIN: Replay missed radio calls. Automatically records the last 20 seconds of incoming audio
  • VIBRALERT & CALL ALERT: Your microTALK radio can alert you to incoming signals by sounding an audible call tone only or both with vibrating
  • BUILT-IN LED/S.O.S. FLASHLIGHT: The LED/S.O.S. flashlight located at the base of the radio provide enhanced functionality to keep you on the go when the sun goes down

Brands:

Brand: Cobra

Product Code:

B019RIP24E

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In Stock
Style:ACXT1035R FLT

The CXT 1035R FLT two-way radios come pre-charged and ready to use out of the box and have a max performance range of 37 miles. The radios' compact design and rubberized grip make them easy to carry in wet and dusty environments and even if you do drop them in water, their floating & waterproof (IPX7 standard) design make them ready for anything you or mother nature can throw at them. Your range will vary depending on terrain and conditions.


Product information Style:ACXT1035R FLT Product Dimensions 1.5 x 2.4 x 7.5 inches Item Weight 5.6 ounces ASIN B019RIP24E Item model number ACXT1035R FLT Batteries 6 AA batteries required. (included)

Was really excited about this product. Bought them to communicate with my friend while doing some kayak fishing. The reason I got these because they were supposed to be water resistant. However, that was not true at all! Both walkies got damaged when water splashed on them and after that, both wouldn't go on at all.

I grew up with CB Radio. KYV-5151 was my dad's call sign from his FCC license (they no longer give them out anymore, although the Cobra ACXT1035R manual makes it appear that you need one - you don't, the FCC automagically issues them to all citizens as a "rule.") and I remember him having a CB radio to make sure we were protected from Smokey Bears and we would get into convoys and talk with truckers and it was loads of fun.

Then along came really good car audio, radar detectors, cell phones and GPS and suddenly everyone was too hip to have a CB radio in their car anymore. Pretty soon it was mostly just truckers that used CB again. (Citizen's band, if you weren't aware.). But when CB's ruled the Interstates of the US, Cobra was one brand that stood out above all the others. It was widely accepted as one of the best CB radios made and many, many people owned them.

Well, little did most of us know that CB started to make a comeback in recent years in the form of "Walkie talkies." These newer models of Walkie talkie use the citizen's band and have incredible transmission ranges, in some cases better than 35 miles. Even with lower power settings and congestion, they are good for several miles.

Enter the Cobra ACXT1035R FLT Walkie talkie and you can see why... First off, these are great units for traveling in pairs. My family often organizes trips to theme parks, national parks and other vacation destinations. With three kids, and often six adults or more, we need to take two vehicles. Sure, cell phones and texting will do much of the communication you need these days, but Walkie talkies are instantaneous, simple to use (these even have VOX activation) and far less distracting than the typical smart phone.

They also cost FAR less than the typical smart phone. A pair of even these TOP NOTCH walkie talkies will often set you back no more than $100. And the benefits are tremendous... They are great in theme parks, on the way to and from and so much more.

These Walkie talkies also excel at camping. They are waterproof and float with the supplied batteries. (Which are rechargeable NiMH batteries, and that is very impressive!) They are rugged and bright orange and easy to find and they even have a flashlight built right in. Weather is just a push button away and they feature voice rewind which means if you do have trouble understanding something someone said, you can press the little arrow/circle button and rehear the last 20 seconds of any conversation.

It has been a few years since I ponied up for Walkie talkies, mostly for driving purposes as I mentioned above. I am VERY impressed with the quality and extra features available now. Even encryption that would make Apple jealous is included in the Cobra Walkie talkies, so you can keep your convos on the down low so that your neighbors can't listen in and find out where you are getting off to eat at the next stop if you don't want them to do so...

I have not tested the water proof-ness of these Walkie talkies but I have enclosed pics to show the airtight seals. I trust these will be very waterproof. Floating is awesome for camping and boating. They sound very much like a CB radio, which is to say "ok." They are Walkie talkies, fancy Walkie talkies, but Walkie talkies nonetheless.

In closing, I am VERY IMPRESSED with this set. You get a matching pair of WT's, charger and case, belt clips and all six necessary batteries in the kit. If I had ANY complaint or concern, it is the belt clip spring seems very soft and could slip out of your belt and fall off. But so far that hasn't happened to me yet. I highly recommend the Cobra ACXT1035R, these are pretty much as good as it gets in this price range.

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I am slowly replacing our Motorola MH230 walkie talkies at camp with these Cobra ACXT390 walkie talkies. They cost less, and the sound and range are comparable.

But the best "feature" is that they can accept any standard rechargeable AA batteries. The rechargeable batteries they come with lasted 38 hours on standby. However I swapped those out for Amazon Basics rechargeable AA batteries (which cost me about $10/pair), and they lasted a whopping 116 hours (almost 5 days) on standby (after charging in the base station). The Motorolas, with their proprietary battery packs, only lasted 24 hours, with no opportunity for improvement.

Another improvement over the Motorolas is that the charging base stations charge by USB. I use an Anker 10 port USB charger to charge 10 pairs of walkie talkies, and it takes up alot less room than the individual AC adapters that came with the Motorolas.

One last note, the ACXT390 walkie talkies have orange buttons, and an orange backlight, not gray as is shown in the picture. The gray model is the previous CXT390, which is identical in function, however I tried the older model, and they have less volume (harder to hear someone talk), and their "push to talk" buttons have less tactile feedback (less clicky). I didn't like the older model.

I'm total newbie and did a lot of research before I decided to buy this radio and I'm overall I'm very happy with it.

Since there are already more than enough reviews here on Amazon about this model, so I will focus on the issues that I found less discussed:

- Microphone Volume:
It is true, the microphone volume is not impressive. However I according to what I read this is often the case with other waterproof radios as well. So it seems to be somewhat of a necessary evil for the water proofing function. Interestingly just like I read in someone's review, it was as if the microphone got better after opening the external microphone port and letting the pressure to equalize. MOST IMPORTANTLY you MUST talk CLOSELY and DIRECTLY into the speaker/microphone, meaning your nose should almost touch the mode button. If you are trying to talk like on a celphone, then the radio won't pick up your voice well and the others won't hear you loudly.

- Range:
If you research this subject you will find that most of the experts will agree: the manufacturers claim of 35 miles range is likely (if at all) only going to happen under ideal conditions from mountain top to mountain top. As for RANGE IN SUBURBAN CITY TESTING we got close to 1 MILE on the stronger (2 Watt) GMRS Channels (Channel 15-22) and about 1/3 MILE on the weaker (0.5 Watt) FRS Channels (Channel 8-14). It needs to be mentioned that it IS VERY important what channel you are using not only because of the differences in range, but also because currently the FCC actually requires you to get have a license for using the GMRS Channels. Having said that, while one GMRS license will cover you and your entire family, there is no license requirement for using the FRS Channels. You will find this information printed in the users manual of this radio as well (on page 21 under General Specifications and Licensing).

-Compatibility:
From what I read so far, FRS and GMRS Channel Frequencies are standard, which means you can talk to any other FRS/GMRS radio as long identical numerical channels are selected.

- GMRS Repeater Capability:
Those who are interested in using this feature will already know, this radio is not repeater capable. From what I read, as far as hand helds go, currently only a few Motorola phones and a phone from Olympia are repeater capable.

the product itself is fine. no issue with both units. product seemed well made.

However, i do have an issue with the claim that the list price was $177 on sales for $51, which Amazon claimed to be 71% off as per product listing. I believed it and thought it was a great deal. As it turned out, the Cobra website had this product at $59.99. So I feel that it's bit mis-leading and will certainly double check on claimed savings in the future - a lesson for others as well.

Jack

Huge waste of my money. It’s basically a toy and DOES NOT work at all like the ad says it does. As soon as a building or anything is between you and the person with the other radio, you get nothing.

I just recently used the Walkie-Talkies for a long trip involving two cars. They were great for keeping in contact with the two cars for the most part. Once the vehicles exceed a mile or two distance apart, they were out of range. If you read the document that comes with them, you will see that using the longer range channels requires a license.

I bought these after I saw a RV lifer use them for their kids. I thought GREAT idea for travel where you don't want to roam on your phones. I bought the ones with the longer range because we were staying with friends and their family was in their house about 2 km away. The first night we had a black out and it was extremely useful to call them to come and help. However, after what seemed like a decent battery life, after a few days, they stopped holding a charge. No matter how long we left them on the charger, they would die minutes after turning on. So I don't know if we just got a dud but for something like this TEST a full charge and use cycle before you are out of the return window. I returned them.

Have had the cobra acxt390 for a couple weeks now, we use it at the campground we operate. Nice units, not too big, great that it comes with the docking station. Clear transmission, easy to use. Only issue is the weather button on it, is set for US NOAA channels, dont seem to be able to get any Canadian weather broadcasts.

I purchased these walker talkies for my Mom and Dad in a different province in hopes it would be of help to them in a very difficult situation. It was delivered to their address on January 7th. From opening the parcel one has never worked.
My father spent approximately 1 month in the hospital and when he returned home an electrician attempted to get them both to work. I called amazon on February 18th to explain the situation and was advised to call the company directly being over the 30 days. The company advised to test the Unit with 3 alcoline batteries. The electrician did just that who said it was the circuit board and would never have worked. Now February 20th contacting the company advised I need to start the warranty process, the unit will need to be sent to the states at my expense...this is their process. I understand processes need to be in place under normal circumstances... but sometimes there are extenuating situations that do not fall under the “normal process,” In this situation someone tethered to an oxygen tank and the caregiver who can’t jump through the “Process” hoops.
I reported the situation 10 days past the allotted 30 day and what was intended as a life line has become a complete lesson as to what a company could do different and how to completely frustrate the consumer.
Very poor and very disappointing.

Nice looking (much lighter shade of orange than pictured)
These are well built and comfortable to use not overly complicated my seven-year-old uses them no problem the range is okay but it's like any walkie-talkie you got to be in premium conditions to get anywhere near the maximum range but here around trees and buildings I get about a kilometer and a half and an open Highway about 5
Flashlights pretty powerful works well charging stands nice they light up nice.
the weather station is a little fuzzy but that's probably just where I'm located but it works and it's handy

We got what we expected because we've had talkies for 10 years. The only way to get 35 miles would to be in "Space."
I WAS less then 1 mile from my wife inside a store and she didn't receive. I was inside my home she got 3 miles away before they were out of range.
I loved the ability to lock the settings and speak hands free. I think they will do what we wanted them to do.

Received, charged and the next day one of the units was dead. Appeared to be faulty rechargeable batteries. Amazon replaced promptly and new ones have been working fine for a few weeks. Like the smaller size and reasonably clear sound. Have not really tested range yet. Would have liked to have seen charging instructions included. Contacted Cobra support and they explained to charge 16 hrs for first use, then up to 8 hrs on subsequent use.

They work well but they don’t have the range they claim. I got 1 mile at best. Maybe if you were in an open flat land with no buildings in between it would be different, but that’s just not possible. It’s a little pricey for the quality. I was expecting more range for that kind of money. Also the belt clip broke off.

Après 2 semaines d’utilisation (silence radio) sur un des deux talkies walkie