The experts tell us that clear communication solves problems before they begin. Not everyone can use text messaging. There are jobs where only walkie talkies can send a clear communication to another person.
Strange as it sounds, cell phones are not universal. Their signal can actually be dangerous in some situations. On the other hand, walkie-talkies do not present any risk. They are a handy device to have when you can’t use your cell phone.
To help you communicate clearly here is our review of the 10 best walkie talkies for 2018
- List of Top 10 Best Walkie Talkies Reviews
- 10. Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio
- 9. Floureon 4 Packs 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two Way Radios
- 8. Ammiy Galwad-888S Walkie Talkie
- 7. Motorola MH230R Two Way radio
- 6. Proster Walkie Talkies
- 5. ESYNiC Walkie Talkies
- 4. Motorola MG160A Two-Way Radio
- 3. Retevis H-777 Two Way Radio
- 2. BaoFeng BF-888S Two Way Radio
- 1. Cobra CX312 Walkie-Talkie Two-Way Radio
List of Top 10 Best Walkie Talkies Reviews
10. Midland GXT1000VP4 36-Mile 50-Channel FRS/GMRS Two-Way Radio
With this model, you get 50 channels and over 142 privacy codes to send your messages to your neighbor, friends or loved ones. There is also no need to be surprised by sudden weather changes. The emergency weather channels will provide up-to-date weather changes.
If you are on the go, this set of walkie-talkies has a power cord that plugs into the lighter of your car.
- 2 power sources
- 2 earphones
- 50 channels
- 36-mile range
- Needs GMRS licensing
- May stop working
- Features change without notice
9. Floureon 4 Packs 22-Channel FRS/GMRS Two Way Radios
If your kids want to play spy this s a good model to choose. You can keep an eye on them as well. These walkie talkies only have a 1.9-mile range and 22 channels. Your kids can have fun outdoors once again.
When it is time to go home, you can use them in the mall to find your kids.
- Good sound quality
- Ergonomic design
- 22 channels
- Just for kids
- May break quickly
8. Ammiy Galwad-888S Walkie Talkie
These are great if you are out of cellphone service. Or on a cruise. There limited 3-5 mile range, 16 channel capability serves you well in those situations.
Comes complete with rechargeable batteries, charger, earplugs. Also, it has an emergency alarm. Just use channel 11. You can receive messages while it is charging as well.
- Great for camping
- Signal goes through walls
- Manufacturing issues
- May not be part 95 certified
7. Motorola MH230R Two Way radio
If you need range and power for your communication, then Motorola has your answer. These units give you 10 hours of use with alkaline batteries. Or 8 hours with rechargeable ones.
Its 23 miles, 22 channel, 121 privacy codes are more than enough function to meet your communication needs. You also get 2 belt clips, 1 dual charger, 1 adaptor, 2 rechargeable battery packs.
- 22-mile range
- Talk time
- Interference protection
- Some ear plug difficulty
- Some range issues
6. Proster Walkie Talkies
The best feature this model has is its charging flexibility. You can charge them through your phone, computer, or even car lighter jack. Be worry free when it comes to charging. You can get power almost anywhere.
The built-in flashlight allows you to see in the dark. 16 channels and 2 miles of fun or business awaits the owner of these walkie talkies. Long lasting batteries complete this ensemble.
- Quality sound
- Easy to use
- 8-hour charge life
- Flimsy earpieces
- Manufacturing quality issues
5. ESYNiC Walkie Talkies
This walkie talkie can work with outer models as long as you select the same channel. Its 16 channels and 5-mile range provide convenience for your communication needs.
It also has multi-charging capabilities. If you need power, it has the ability to draw energy from almost anywhere. Quick 2-3 hour charging for 8-9 hours of use. Versatile, effective and a great communication device.
- Long use
- Sound clarity issues
- Voltage issues
4. Motorola MG160A Two-Way Radio
Motorola is a name you can trust. They have been making electronic products for decades. This 22-channel, 16-mile range model upholds their reputation for quality. It uses both FRS & GMRS frequencies.
It also features 8 volume levels, 1 ringtone, low battery alert and power saving modes. You also get almost 20 hours of talk time.
- Multiple frequencies uses
- 20 hours of use
- Volume controls
- Range may vary
- No volume control on ringtone
3. Retevis H-777 Two Way Radio
Its single band, single frequency construction does not limit this model’s working capability. Its 16 channels mean you have enough room to talk to you need to talk to without interference.
It also has the usual features. Low battery alarm, LED flashlight, earpieces, belt clips and it is PC software programmable.
- PC programmable
- Hands-free communication
- Easy to use
- Quality issues
- Batteries do not last
2. BaoFeng BF-888S Two Way Radio
If you like machines that talk, here is a model for you. This walkie talkie will talk to you as you turn it on and change channels. You can program it using the PC03 FTDI Programming Cable It has all the standard features- batteries, antennas, earpieces, belt clips and much more.
- 16 channels
- Battery save function
- Unknown range
- Certification issues
1. Cobra CX312 Walkie-Talkie Two-Way Radio
Last on this list but not the least. The buttons are all place on the face of the walkie-talkie. Switch channels by a flick of your thumb. This walkie talkie will automatically shut off weak signals.
It brings with it 22 channels and 10 weather channels. Keeping up with the weather conditions haven’t been easier. Its 23-mile range is perfect for any type of communication.
- 23-mile range
- 10 weather channels
- Convenient thumb control
- Some communication issues
- Range varies
Some Final Words
Communication problems have never been so simple to solve. When your cell phone can’t handle the job. Turn to your handy walkie-talkie. It will fill the void and allow you to get tasks done right.