There are several reasons for buying a consumer (or license-free) Two-Way radio or radios; for some they make an ideal gift for children to play with, or the perfect companion for an outdoor activity to keep in touch with others in your group, and for others Walkie-Talkies can be a necessary component for effectively running a business.
Take a look at our Top 5 recommendations, and find a model to suit you:
Bright, simple, and fun; this budget set of two-way radios is the ideal choice if you’re looking for something basic for children to use as a toy or to keep in touch with them on family outings/holidays. The compact design of the Latitude 100 and included belt-clips make them easy to carry around with you. They offer dependable coverage with a range of up to 3km, and each handset takes 3x AAA batteries (The rechargeable model is available for £29.99 – Binatone Latitude 150).
Binatone Terrain 750 Long Range Walkie Talkie – liGo Price £39.99
The Terrain 750 are a slightly more robust set of Two-Way Radios, and provide a greater range of up to 8 kilometres (4.9 miles), so are well suited for a number of outdoor pursuits. We found that the sound quality to be particularly clear for a model of this cost, and the battery life is very reliable. Further benefits include a choice of up to 968 channels, a channel scan function, and a dual-charging dock for re-charging both handsets at once.
We were impressed with the build quality of the TLKR T60; the handsets are very durable and feature a simple black design with a backlit LCD display. Motorola 2-Way Radios have always offered dependable performance, and their latest TLKR range has continued that tradition. The range is very good, capable of delivering up to 8km of coverage in ideal conditions, and the handsets have a very long battery life (up to 16hrs of continuous use) so they are an excellent choice for a full day’s worth of activities whether work, skiing, hiking or something else. We found that the VoX function worked very well; and they also come with dual-dock for convenient charging of both handsets at the same time.
Cobra MicroTalk MT975 Two-Way Radios – liGo Price £58.99
Little known outside the U.S., Cobra has been around for over 50 years making top-quality Two-Way radios. The MT975 are an excellent set of Walkie Talkies boasting a long rang of up to 12km, and a dual-watch feature so that you can monitor two separate channels at the same time. Some of the additional benefits of this set include: Vibralert, the facility to store up to 10 channel or channel and privacy code combinations, and dual-charging dock. You can also use them to double up as a baby monitor and receive transmissions whenever a sound is detected.
Motorola XTK446 Two Way Radio – liGo Price £99.99
The Motorola XTK446 is a lightweight and compact professional Two-Way Radio. It is certified to IP54 so is resistant to dust, water, and shocks making this the ideal handset for rigorous use. The battery life provides up to 16 hours of use on a single charge, and it is compatible with 2-pin headsets and earpieces. An ideal choice if you’re looking to keep in touch with staff or increase security for your business.