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Pros: We use these in our Child Care Center. When management leaves the office to walk through the building we use the 2 ways to be able to be in contact with the office. We also use them on the playgrounds for teachers to communicate with the office. We have had no problems with connections at all. We are enjoying using them.
Cons: We don't have any cons at this point. All has been good.
Reviewed By:N/A,7/20/2015 6:30:27 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Other Thoughts: It did not work well enough out of the box to even make a normal phone call. The build quality is so poor, it seemed like it could break by breathing on it. Threw it in the trash day one, after making sure it was not the phone by trying a few others.
Reviewed By:N/A,6/18/2015 9:32:02 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is High and has owned this product 1 week to 1 month.
Pros: Small, easy to set up. nice belt clip with spring tension so you don't have to worry so much about it popping off.
Cons: Battery life was cut by 40% within 6 months. So about 120 charge cycles and these things were dying halfway through the day. Before they would die, they would emit loud bursts of static on and off for about 3 hours. So effectively only working for about 2 hours. I bought new AAA batteries as Cobra says they will charge any...not so. I got some 750mAh to replace the 300mAh these come with, and found that either the original batteries weren't the problem and the AC adapters weren't working anymore, or that the radios no longer charged correctly. From day 1, you had to repeat everything twice, as they cut off the first 5 seconds of every transmission...and just not impressed with the lack of accessory options (no way to use a charging cradle, no active battery life display, loud acknowledgement beeps, poor button lock control, etc.).
Other Thoughts: I only used these on low power channels, so I can't speak to the high power radius or quality...but from my experience I wouldn't use these for more than hobby/kids...or if you're like me, testing out a new workflow system as an initial investment before buying a better product. They lasted 6 months, so for the price I guess that's not too bad. Used every day for 8 hours at a time. But when they start to go, they go quickly. Out of 6, only 2 worked correctly at the 6 month mark.
Reviewed By:JARED W.,6/3/2015 10:34:23 AM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year. Did you find this review helpful?
Pros: Small, light, versatile, easy to move between vehicles, easy operation, and can listen to NOAA weather radio stations. The accessories allow for direct 12VDC operation with or without an external antenna, 6AA alkaline, or 8AA rechargeable. The power source modules are quick and easy to swap. The external antenna connection and the 12VDC power input cables both go to the same module.
Cons: Like John W. said, the backlight cannot be set to stay on all of the time, even with the 12VDC module. Cannot use AA batteries and the external antenna option at the same time due to the design of the modular power sources.
Other Thoughts: I drive over 20,000 miles a year, mainly on interstates in different vehicles. This is a nice way to know what is going on up the road. I purchased mine June 2014 and have not had any problems with the CB or its accessories. I am getting up to 5 miles of range in moderately hilly terrain using a good quality, well tuned external antenna.
Reviewed By:Edwin T.,3/8/2015 2:46:52 PM
This reviewer reports that his/her technical understanding of this type of product is average and has owned this product 1 month to 1 year.