Motorola recently sent over the Mototola Talkabout MT 350R for us to play with it and while I initially thought, oh that’s neat – I had NO idea how useful these 2-way radios would be for our family.
Let me formally introduce you. Blog meet Motorola Talkabout MT 350R. Motorola Talkabout meet the blog. If you are needing a great Father’s day gift – you are welcome… 🙂
Motorola Talkabout MT 350R Review
As you can see in the video, these things are more than just your average walkie-talkie!
Not Your Fisher Price Walkie Talkies
Remember these? With a range of, I don’t know maybe 50 feet you could talk to your friends… Yeah, the Talkabout kind of blows these out of the universe. The Fisher Price walkie talkies were the last ones that I’ve used and woah, talk about hard core!
The Motorola Talkabout has a range of 35 MILES – not the 35 feet or so you could get with the Fisher Price Walkie Talkies! That range is subject to visibility but we did try these out going 5 miles and they worked fabulous. Nothing like driving down the road and your kid dinging you their food order from the device!
I’ve talked here recently the importance of emergency preparedness (see: Red Cross Emergency Weather app.) In tornado alley, we have to be prepared at all times for whatever this lovely tornado season weather brings us.
Motorola has included 2 key features that are essential in tornado alley (or totally would be good in any emergency weather situation such as a hurricane.)
NOAA Weather Radio
That’s right, you have 2 weather radios at your finger tips with these walkie talkies. You just simply push a button and BOOM – instant weather radio.
I don’t know about you, but flashlights often disappear in our house. With the Motorola Talkabouts, you have a flashlight built into the device! (So that’s 2 flashlights for you!)
Motorola Talkabout Specs
Check out all the technical details for the Motorola Talkabout MT 350R at Motorola Solutions.
Protects against we weather (snow, rain splashes)
Emergency alert features, built-in LED flashlight and NOAA weather alert channels for emergency preparedness. he NOAA channels provide emergency alerts including tornadoes, winter storms, severe thunderstorms, flash floods, emergency evacuations and Amber Alerts.
Clear sound quality!
Extra Power When You Need It
Use the Push-To-Talk Power Boost function to extend the transmission range by increasing the transmitter power output while saving battery life on your Motorola 2-way radio.
Hiking? No worries – with iVOX the Talkabout acts like a speakerphone allowing hands-free communication.
Uses a mini-USB charger to charge. Or just use alkaline batteries.
With Vibracall – a silent vibrating ringer can be used – especially good to use with kids who like to play with and talk to you all the time.
Talkabout MT350R 2-Way Radios Include:
- 2 radios
- 2 NiMH rechargable battery packs
- 2 belt clips
- 1 Y cable wall adapter with 2 mini-USB connectors
- 1 Emergency Preparedness checklist sheet
- 1 user guide
- 1 accessories sheet
- Available in orange
Where to Buy Talkabout
Mom to 4 kids, Molly aka Digital Mom is the blogger-in-chief here at digitalmomblog.com. Talking technology and mom life, Molly shares the realities of parents digital kids.