Cobra announced two new additions to its current line of two-way radios during the 2012 International Consumer Electronics show, which was held January 10-13, 2012 in Las Vegas, Nevada.
Both models are modestly priced, yet include two specific features previously found only on higher-end models: advanced NOAA Weather Radio (NWR) and All Hazards Alert. NWR allows access to the national network of NOAA Weather Radio All Hazards radio stations. These stations broadcast around-the-clock information on weather conditions from the National Weather Service, as well as official National Weather Service warnings, watches, forecasts and other alerts.
These two new models, due out in March of this year, are the CXT135 and the CXT235.
CXT135 - Now available! This new Cobra GMRS two way radio includes advanced NOAA Weather Radio capabilities and Cobra touts it as "the most economical weather radio on the market today". It has an advertised range of up to 16 miles, Call Alert, a Power Saver feature to extend battery life, and rechargeable Nickel Metal Hydride (NiMH) batteries. For all its powerful features, the new CXT135 also quite affordable, with a manufacturer's suggested retail price of only $49.95.
CXT235 - Now available! This powerful new member of the Cobra GMRS family has all the aforementioned features of the Cobra CXT135 with greater range of up to 20 miles, according to Cobra. Along with the NOAA All Hazards Alerts, this radio emits a loud audible alert if there is a weather related or other emergency. Should NOAA send a tone alert with the warning, the alert will trigger an automatic alarm on the CXT235, which will activate even if the audio is turned off. This feature can be very important if such a warning is issued overnight while you are asleep. The suggested retail price of the CXT235 is $59.95.
Cobra added the CXT 135 and CXT 235 to their existing product line, which includes the CXT425, CXR725, CXR825 and CXR925. According to Cobra, the CXT135 and CXT235 will replace the CXT125 and CXT225, respectively.