Two way radios make excellent gifts for families at home or on the go. They can be useful for camping, hiking, fishing, and other outdoor activities. For the kids, walkie talkies can be just plain fun. Here are three models of two way radios that are popular gifts during the holidays.
The Midland GXT1000VP4 is our most popular consumer radio and is an all-around great value. It is a powerful radio with a great feature set, is JIS4 waterproof, and includes popular accessories. Features include support for NOAA weather channels, group mode, dual channel watch, and support for hands-free use. The set includes two radios, rechargeable batteries, charger, DC vehicle charging adapter, and two headsets. It's a little bulkier than most radios, but the power and clarity make it a good choice for just about any use.
The Motorola MR350R is smaller and lighter than the GXT1000VP4, yet still delivers above average range has a few unique features. It is equipped with an LED flashlight and emergency functions, which make it a nice addition to safety kits and a useful tool for activities such as camping or hunting. NOAA weather channels and hands-free use are also supported. This model comes standard with rechargeable batteries and a charging base.
The Cobra CXT125 is a very small and lightweight radio that is a good choice for short range communications. This model is typically good for staying in touch outdoors at a distance between a quarter and one half mile, so this is a good choice when longer range isn't required and price is a concern or when it is imperative to have a smaller radio. This radio would be great for staying in touch with the family at a resort or camp site , or as a gift for a child to keep in touch with his friends around the house.