Dewalt has just come out with new 2-way radio walkie talkies. There are two versions, with the difference being in transmitter power: 1-watt (DXFRS300) and 2-watt (DXFRS800).
Features include Dewalt’s yellow and black color scheme, which might make the radios harder to misplace, 22 preset channels, IP67 waterproofing, a backlit LCD display, shock-resistant construction, and lock function to prevent accidental operation.
They’re sold in pairs, with belt holsters that Dewalt says allow them to easily attach to a belt, backpack, or purse, rechargeable batteries, and a charging cradle.
The 1-watt radios are said to be able to cover up to 250,000 square feet or 20 floors, and the 2-watt radios up to 300,000 square feet or 25 floors. The radios operate on UHF/FM bands.
They also feature a speaker/mic jack and VOX, voice-activation transmission for hands-free use. A headset or related accessories are not included.
Update: In addition to the charging cradle, the radios can be charged via micro USB.
Runtime is up to 12 hours (90% standby, 5% talking, 5% listening).
Price: $99 for the 1-watt set, $129 for the 2-watt set
(As of the time of this posting, the sets are on sale for $80 and $105 via Amazon.)