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.
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.
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.
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.
the product itself is fine. no issue with both units. product seemed well made.
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.
Nice looking (much lighter shade of orange than pictured)
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."
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