Top 10 - Best Hands Free Walkie Talkies of 2021

Looking for the best Two Way Radios? Discover our top 10 recommendations of the year.

Last updated by Daniel Barnes 3 days ago

Top 10 Best Hands Free Walkie Talkies

We have been testing and reviewing Two Way Radios for more than a decade so know what separates the best from the worst.


Hands free walkie talkies can make life so much easier. Whether you’re a professional who needs to easily keep in contact with your colleagues while working, on a hiking trip where you are carrying things about, or just enjoying the great outdoors with family and friends, these models are so much more convenient. By using a handy feature called VOX (also called “voice activated communication”), they save you from needing to press a button every time you wish to speak to others in your group.

VOX walkie talkies work by constantly listening out for your voice. When it detects someone speaking, the radio then automatically begins broadcasting on its frequency. When you stop speaking, the radio will wait a couple of seconds before ending the transmission. That way, you won’t constantly find yourself cut off during natural pauses in speech.

Nowadays, many two way radios come with a hands free mode. Whether you’re looking for an advanced long-range model, or something a little more budget-friendly, there will be an option to suit your needs. However, not all walkie talkies are created equal. To help you make the right choice with your purchase, our experts have put together the following list of the top 10 best hands free walkie talkies. We’ve tested an enormous range of models to find the very best picks, looking at range, durability, and value for money. Motorola are the market leaders when it comes to license-free walkie talkies, and therefore feature heavily on our list. But there are plenty of other brands who produce hands free models, and these are certainly worth considering.

So, read on to discover our top picks!

What we look for in a Two Way Radio:


  • Sound Quality
    Every Walkie Talkie on our Top 10 has undergone extensive checks for excellent audio quality.
  • Range
    If the signal drops out or doesn’t provide adequate coverage under ideal conditions it won't make the cut.
  • Usability
    We have a panel of experts who test every Two-Way Radio to find out how easy they are to use.
  • Build & Reliability
    We conduct an extensive survey throughout the year to find out which Walkie Talkies are the most reliable.
  • 1. Motorola TLKR T92 Licence-free Two Way Radios
    Our Verdict
    Quality piece of kit with good range, easy to use & robust.
    Product Features
    • License free walkie talkies
    • Range up to 10km (subject to terrain and conditions)
    • 8 PMR Channels + 121 codes
    • Rugged and all weatherproof (IP67) design
    Average Customer Review 4.67/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
    What We Think
    The Motorola TLKR T92 H2O is more or less identical to its predecessor the T80 Extreme; boasting a maximum range of up to 10km, rugged and weatherproof design, and all the same features. Built to withstand the elements, the TLKR T92 is one of the most robust two-way radios around. It even contains a floating core, which makes it ideal for kayaking and other water-based adventures. It also comes with a host of other features, including an integrated torch, helping you to save valuable space in your kit bag. Combining durability with a sleek design and a decent 16 hours of battery life, the TLKR T92 is a reliable choice that offers great value for money and at this price is an unquestionable Best Buy!
    Product Features
    • License free walkie talkies
    • Range up to 10km (subject to terrain and conditions)
    • 8 PMR Channels + 121 codes
    • Rugged and all weatherproof (IP67) design
    RRP: £99.99
    £79.99
    20% Off - Save a total of £20.00
    Average Customer Review 4.67/5
    Editors Rating 95/100
  • 2. Motorola TALKABOUT T82 Extreme Two-Way Radios
    Our Verdict
    Rugged and weatherproof, the T82 also comes with a carry case for easier transportation.
    Product Features
    • Up to 10km range
    • LED torch, vibrate alert & hands-free
    • LCD display with backlight
    • Weatherproof IPx4
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
    What We Think
    The Motorola T82 Extreme Two Way Radios are rugged and weatherproof with an IPX4 rating and a hidden screen that can light up making it easier to navigate through the menu. With range of up to 10km, they are ideal for hiking, skiing, or other outdoor activities where you need to keep in contact. What's more, the T82 also includes a number of handy extra features, such as an LED flashlight for professionals working at night. A further benefit of the T82 includes a vibration alert function to work without disturbing others and the iVox function, with which you can enjoy automatic activation by voice and hands-free.
    Product Features
    • Up to 10km range
    • LED torch, vibrate alert & hands-free
    • LCD display with backlight
    • Weatherproof IPx4
    RRP: £129.99
    £74.99
    42% Off - Save a total of £55.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 92/100
  • 3. Motorola XT180 Two Way Radio
    Product Features
    • 8 PMR Channels with channel monitor/scan
    • Range of up to 8km (5 miles)
    • Interference eliminator codes give a choice of 121 interference eliminator codes which can be set for each of the 8 channels
    • IPx2 Sealing making the radio splash proof
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
    What We Think
    Developed specifically for business and commercial users, the Motorola XT180 is a general purpose two-way radio ideal for users needing to stay in touch with staff, colleagues or team members quickly, easily and economically. The Motorola XT180 provides you with all the convenience and benefits of two-way communications without the cost or hassle of obtaining an operating licence. Multiple new handsets can be added to your radio fleet at any time and existing Motorola PMR446 users can also expand their existing radio fleets with Motorola XT180 radios to accommodate a growing workforce.
    Product Features
    • 8 PMR Channels with channel monitor/scan
    • Range of up to 8km (5 miles)
    • Interference eliminator codes give a choice of 121 interference eliminator codes which can be set for each of the 8 channels
    • IPx2 Sealing making the radio splash proof
    RRP: £119.99
    £74.99
    38% Off - Save a total of £45.00
    Average Customer Review 4.6/5
    Editors Rating 86/100
  • 4. Cobra AM1035 12km Twin Walkie Talkies
    Our Verdict
    With long range and a floating core, these are some of the most advanced radios around.
    Product Features
    • Up to 12km extended signal range with 968 channel combinations
    • IPX7 waterproof
    • Handsfree with VOX voice-activated transmission
    • VibrAlert offers silent vibrations to notify you of incoming transmissions
    • Compatible with all other PMR 446 two-way radios
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 84/100
    What We Think
    Representing a big step up from the MT975, the Cobra AM1035 is a seriously rugged piece of tech that can put up with just about anything that the wilderness might throw at it. Most notably, it floats, so it’s the obvious choice for kayaking and other water-based activities. With a colourful orange core, you’ll have no trouble spotting your radio should you drop it- and its IPx7 rating means it will stay safe in even the roughest surroundings. Thanks to a 12km range, the AM1035 will ensure you stay connected even at long distances. It also includes voice-activation functionality and a hands-free feature, vibrating alerts, plus compatibility with virtually all other PMR446 two-way radios. In short, it packs everything you could ask for in a two-way radio into a neat little package that’s built to last.
    Product Features
    • Up to 12km extended signal range with 968 channel combinations
    • IPX7 waterproof
    • Handsfree with VOX voice-activated transmission
    • VibrAlert offers silent vibrations to notify you of incoming transmissions
    • Compatible with all other PMR 446 two-way radios
    RRP: £129.99
    £79.99
    38% Off - Save a total of £50.00
    Average Customer Review 5/5
    Editors Rating 84/100
  • 5. Binatone Terrain 850 Walkie Talkies
    Our Verdict
    Extra long battery life makes this model equally at home in the workplace or the hiking trail.
    Product Features
    • Maximum Range of up to 8km
    • 968 Channels
    • IPX2 Drip Proof
    • Dual-charging dock
    • Rechargeable Batteries Included
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 82/100
    What We Think
    This user-friendly set of license-free and rechargeable two-way radios are (as the name suggests) ready for action, boasting a battery life of up to 20 hours on a single charge. Although Binatone aren’t quite as well-known as some other radio manufacturers, they have always had a solid reputation among enthusiasts for their high-quality devices. In our tests, we found that the Binatone Terrain 850 handsets certainly live up to that reputation, with crystal-clear sound and a maximum range of up to 8km, depending on the terrain. The Binatone noise-reduction software also really excels, making this a high-end model that’s as equally at home in the workplace as it is on the hiking trail.
    Product Features
    • Maximum Range of up to 8km
    • 968 Channels
    • IPX2 Drip Proof
    • Dual-charging dock
    • Rechargeable Batteries Included
    RRP: £79.99
    £49.99
    38% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 82/100

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  • 6. Cobra AM845 Twin Walkie Talkies
    Product Features
    • Provides extended signal range up to 10 kilometres with 968 channel combinations
    • Water Resistant
    • VOX - Voice activated transmission (handsfree)
    • VibrAlert® - Enhanced vibrating feedback to notify you of incoming transmissions
    • Built-in LED flashlight
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
    What We Think
    Another model from Cobra, the AM845 is a solid mid-range model with up to 10KM range- making it an excellent choice for hiking, camping, or just keeping in contact with each other while outdoors. Its rubberized grips ensure that it won't easily slip out of your hand, and its waterproof build means it can be used in all weathers. These radios also come with a belt clip, with VOX for hands-free use and vibrating alert, to make sure you don't miss anything just because your hands are full.
    Product Features
    • Provides extended signal range up to 10 kilometres with 968 channel combinations
    • Water Resistant
    • VOX - Voice activated transmission (handsfree)
    • VibrAlert® - Enhanced vibrating feedback to notify you of incoming transmissions
    • Built-in LED flashlight
    RRP: £99.99
    £69.99
    30% Off - Save a total of £30.00
    Average Customer Review 4.3/5
    Editors Rating 80/100
  • 7. Cobra AM645 Twin Walkie Talkies
    Our Verdict
    A dependable pair of compact, low-cost radios.
    Product Features
    • Provides range of up to 8km
    • VOX - Voice activated transmission (handsfree)
    • Backlit LED Display
    • No licence required
    • Compatible with all other PMR 446 two-way radios
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 79/100
    What We Think
    The Cobra AM645 are another great pair of compact and robust two-way radios that offer excellent value for money. At a mid-range price, they come with a solid range of features, including backlit LCD display, rechargeable batteries, VOX, 8 channels and 121 privacy codes. They are also compatible with all other PMR 446 two-way radios, so can be added to your existing setup if required. Whether looking for a set of two-way radios for skiing, hiking or work, the Cobra AM645 are a relatively low-cost solution that offer dependable performance.
    Product Features
    • Provides range of up to 8km
    • VOX - Voice activated transmission (handsfree)
    • Backlit LED Display
    • No licence required
    • Compatible with all other PMR 446 two-way radios
    RRP: £64.99
    £54.99
    15% Off - Save a total of £10.00
    Average Customer Review 4.5/5
    Editors Rating 79/100
  • 8. Cobra SM660 Trio Walkie Talkie
    Product Features
    • Provides extended signal range up to 8 kilometres with 968 channel combinations
    • Weather Resistant
    • VOX - Voice activated transmission (handsfree)
    • Call Alert - 5 selectable tones distinguishes between different parties on incoming calls
    Editors Rating 76/100
    What We Think
    The Cobra SM660 is a three-pack of two way radios that makes for a great choice for families. Key features include VOX for hands-free use, five selectable tones to distinguish between incoming transmissions, built-in rechargeable batteries, and up to 8km range.
    Product Features
    • Provides extended signal range up to 8 kilometres with 968 channel combinations
    • Weather Resistant
    • VOX - Voice activated transmission (handsfree)
    • Call Alert - 5 selectable tones distinguishes between different parties on incoming calls
    RRP: £89.99
    £74.99
    17% Off - Save a total of £15.00
    Editors Rating 76/100
  • 9. Hytera TC320 License-Free Two Way Radio
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • 16 PMR channels
    • Up to 10 hours talk time
    • Rugged design
    • Programmable via USB connection
    Product Features
    • 16 PMR channels
    • Up to 10 hours talk time
    • Rugged design
    • Programmable via USB connection
    £69.99
  • 10. Hytera BD305LF License-Free Two Way Radio
    2 year guarantee included
    Product Features
    • Digital & analogue modes
    • VOX function for hands-free communication
    • Up to 16 hours' battery life
    • Channel number voice announcement
    Product Features
    • Digital & analogue modes
    • VOX function for hands-free communication
    • Up to 16 hours' battery life
    • Channel number voice announcement
    £97.99