When we are kayaking or boating, I always worry about my cell phone getting wet. Even though I have a “waterproof” case, I have had these fail, and I am then in the market for a new cell phone. Now I carry my Cobra Floating Walkie Talkies with me, and I can rest assured that they will work, even if they get wet, and I can be in contact with someone in case of a problem.
Cobra’s CXT 1035R FLT 2 way Floating Walkie Talkies come ready to put to work right out of the box. They are pre-charged,and have a peak range of 37 miles, although your experiences with them will vary based on elevations and obstacles. You can recharge using the included micro USB cable and dock charger, or you can use AA batteries when recharging isn’t possible. They feature a built in NOAA Weather & Emergency Radio receiver, and a LED Flashlight, you will be prepared for most all situations you find yourself in. The Rewind-Say-Again technology, allows you to replay the last 20 seconds of a missed transmission, this allows you to double check or just try to hear what was said. The bright orange rubberized case is just 7 1/2″ by 2 1/3″ by 1 1/2″, perfect for holding onto, and being able to grip even when your hands are wet or cold.
The Floating Walkies Talkies do indeed FLOAT! Reluctantly I tossed the walkie talkie into the canal, just to prove to myself that they do indeed float, and continue to work after becoming wet. The walkie talkie performed wonderfully! The bright color made it easy to spot floating on the water, and I am sure even if it had floated away from the kayak for a short distance, I would have spotted it easily. The bright orange color and the ability to stay atop the water make it virtually impossible to destroy or lose these!
Recently while in Florida, we took the double kayak out into the bay, the wind was quite choppy, and we had waves of about 1 foot. I took my walkie talkie, and left the other with my husband. We got buffeted by both the wind and waves, but were seeing manatees and sting rays, so I never even considered going in early. Well as having fun will do to you, time got away from us, and we were still a half a mile out at the time we had arranged to meet for dinner. Not a problem! I keyed up the walkie talkie and soon had Dale changing our reservation for a later time. This sounds so trivial, but it could have been an emergency that I was contacting him about, luckily we only needed contact for something simple. These walkie talkies are going to be great for all the adventures I get into!
For more information, go to their website at https://www.cobra.com/products/max-performance/cxt-1035r-flt. Information on buying the Cobra Walkie Talkies can be found at https://www.cobra.com/support/find-a-store. The MSRP is an affordable $129.95, with a couple of sets, everyone can be in contact!
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