The walkie talkie is a very useful device that allows two or more people to communicate remotely using radio waves. Talking about walkie talkies or two-way radios is the same thing: the two words are in fact synonyms, indeed to be precise walkie talkie is the English name of these devices, a word that soon became part of our language.

The first image that comes to mind when we talk about walkies talkies is the little toy transceivers that accompanied our childhood afternoons.

In reality, the transceiver is suitable for multiple uses: born at the beginning of the last century to facilitate communications between soldiers, this device is now widely used in both professional and more amateur contexts.

Right here we have listed the best walkie talkies that will be helpful in your communication process.

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Retevis RT628 Walkie Talkies for Kids,Toys for 5-13 Year Old Boys Girls,Key...
  • License free; your kids can keep in touch with friends and families at any time when you camping adventure or in a crowded...
  • Compact and lightweight body; ergonomic design with rounded corners is more comfortable and reduce scratches;beautiful and strong...
  • VOX and 2.5mm headphone connection;the VOX function enables children to speak directly to their neighbors without pressing the PTT...
  • Multichannel walkie talkies communication;one-to-one or one-to-more communication function allow more walkie talkies to...
  • The key lock works for children to stay on the same channel while playing;which prevents children from changing the channel
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Midland 50 Channel Waterproof GMRS Two-Way Radio - Long Range Walkie Talkie with...
  • 2-Way Radios - These Walkie-Talkies Feature 50 Gmrs (General Mobile Radio Service) Channels, Along With Channel Scan To Check For...
  • 36-Mile Range - Longer Range Communication In Open Areas With Little Or No Obstruction. Easy Voice And Sound Activation...
  • 142 Ctcss/Dcs Privacy Codes - The Privacy Codes Give You Up To 3,124 Channel Options To Block Other Conversations
  • Noaa Weather Scan + Alert - Noaa Weather Scan Will Automatically Scan Through 10 Available Weather (Wx) Band Channels And Locks...
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Motorola T100 Talkabout Radio, 2 Pack
  • Call Tones: A call tone is what people calling you can hear instead of the normal default ring. It grabs the attention of your...
  • Quickly Find a Channel: Use the scanning feature to see which channels are currently in use.
  • Flashing Low Battery Alert: Low battery alert reminds you when batteries are running low.
  • Keypad Lock: Keypad lock prevents your personalized settings from being inadvertently changed.
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Motorola Talkabout T465 Rechargeable Two-Way Radio Bundle (Green)
  • With A Range Of Up To 35 Miles And Freedom To Communicate Wirelessly, The T465 Won'T Slow You Down. The Range In Real-Life...
  • 22 Channels Each With 121 Privacy Codes - Totaling 2,662 Combinations, It Is Easy To Find An Available Channel.
  • Keep Updated With Real-Time Weather Conditions By Turning On The Weather Channel Or Initiating Weather Alerts. With These...
  • When In Danger, Easily Call For Help. Press The Emergency Alert Button And The Radio Will Transmit An Alert Siren Followed By...
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Walkie Talkies, MOICO Long Range Walkie Talkies for Adults with 22 FRS Channels,...
  • 【Two way Radio】FCC ID ; 2ASV6-T5A. MOICO walkie talkies have 22 FRS channels plus 99 sets of CTCSS tones (privacy codes),The...
  • 【VOX-Hands Free Function】Walkie talkies for adults have easy voice and sound activation transmission (VOX) with 3 sensitivity...
  • 【 Long Distance Walkie Talkies】Walkie talkie can reach 3-5 miles communication range in open areas such as rural areas,...
  • 【Back-lit LCD Screen and LED flashlight】This walkie talkies has bold green back-lit LCD screen provides high visibility in...
  • 【After-Sales Service Assurance】MOICO provide a money back within 30 days and lifetime customer service.If you have any...
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4 Pack of Motorola CP200d UHF Two Way Radios
  • You Will Receive: 4 x Motorola CP200d Two Way Radio with Included Accessories
  • IP54 Rate
  • 2 Year Warranty from Authorized Motorola Dealer
  • Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Standards Compliant
  • Analog / Digital Voice Communications
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6 CLS1410 - UHF 1 Watt 4 Channel Radios & 1 56531 6 Radio Charger by Motorola...
  • Package Includes: 6-CLS1410 UHF Radios, 6-Li-Ion Rechargeable Batteries, 6-Single Unit Chargers, 1-6-Bank Multi-Charger
  • VibraCall Alert Lets users discreetly receive transmissions.
  • Flexible choice of frequency and channel options Uses four channels and operates on 56 business-exclusive frequencies.
  • Voice-operated transmit Enables hands-free operation with use of a headset accessory.
  • Private line codes (PLCs) 121 interference eliminator codes maximize choices through 83 digital and 38 analog private lines.
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2 Pack of Motorola CP200d UHF Two Way Radios
  • You Will Receive: 2 x Motorola CP200d Two Way Radio with Included Accessories
  • IP54 Rate
  • 2 Year Warranty from Authorized Motorola Dealer
  • Digital Mobile Radio (DMR) Standards Compliant
  • Analog / Digital Voice Communications
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6 Pack of Motorola CLS1110 Walkie Talkie Radios with Headsets & 6-Bank Charger
  • Each of our radios comes complete with a C-shaped earpiece, single-unit charger, 18 hour lithium ion battery and swivel belt...
  • Very clear, light, and simple. Small. One of our most popular models and good for a variety of different industries .
  • Radios can be used with or without earpieces. Earpiece makes communication more private, mobile, and professional. Earpiece can be...
  • 6 Radios and associated accessories.
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Cobra PX650 BCH6 - Professional/Business Walkie Talkies for Adults -...
  • PROFESSIONAL AND DISCREET DESIGN - Designed for business use with up to 300,000 sq. ft/25 floor range. Communicate effortlessly in...
  • 22 CHANNELS AND 121 PRIVACY CODES – These easy-to-use walkie talkies combine 22 channels and 121 privacy codes to secure your...
  • VOICE-ACTIVATED TRANSMISSION (VOX) – Hands-free usage to automatically transmit when you speak so you can keep your arms and...
  • ULTRA-LONG RUNTIME - All-day usage up to 18 hours (90% Standby / 5% Talk / 5% Listen) so you can operate the whole workday without...
  • WATERPROOF (IP54) RATING - Protects from splashing water, no matter the direction. Built with a strong shell and so your radio can...
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12 Motorola CLS1110 Two Way Radio Walkie Talkies + 2 Multi Chargers + 12...
  • 12-PACK Includes : 12-CLS1110 Radios, 12-Rechargeable Lithium Ion Batteries, 12-Single Unit Battery Charger, 12-Belt Clips, 2-6...
  • Operates on 56 business-exclusive frequencies.
  • 121 interference eliminator codes maximize options through 83 digital and 38 analog private lines.
  • Rechargeable lithium ion battery provides up to 18 hours of battery life.
  • Dimensions H x W x D (with standard battery) 4.1 x 2.0 x 1.1 in. H x W x D

Best Walkie Talkies Buying Guide

Walkie Talkies for Home Use

In addition to professional and semi-professional use, the two-way radios can also be used for amateur or home use. In this subcategory are both walkie talkies that are used by parents to monitor infants, also known as baby monitor both transceivers toy, an ideal gift for children who love to play outdoors.

These products are not real two-way radios: they are usually very simple models that tune in only one channel and have a limited range of action. Walkie talkie kids

Four Factors to Keep in Mind

1. Maximum Distance

The first factor to consider when looking for a transceiver suited to your needs concerns the maximum transmission distance, also called the range of action.

This element is one of the fundamental discriminate against certain types of use: it is possible to find on the market walkie talkie very simple with a range of only 500 m, up to the models more professional whose range reaches even to 50 km.

When purchasing a walkie talkie, however, keep in mind that the range data are valid only as the crow flies: in places cluttered with buildings or trees, the maximum distance that can be reached is considerably reduced.

The range of action must also be considered in relation to the use you want to make of the walkie talkie: if for example, you are looking for a product to use on your mountain trips you will have to orient yourself on a model with a fairly wide range of action, while if you want a model to be used in the city you can choose a device with a shorter maximum distance.

It must be remembered, however, that to use some walkie talkies with a very wide range of action (from 10 km onwards) you must have a special license, otherwise you run the risk of being fined. We will go deeper into the thorny issue of transceiver regulations. Walkie talkie distance

2. Frequency Bands and Channels

The second factor to consider is the number of attachable frequency bands and the number of channels available. But what is a frequency band? It is a portion of the spectrum of radio frequencies available for broadcasting: by this term, we mean a part of the ether, in turn, divided into levels, called channels.

The models Professional will allow to attach different bands of frequency and a variable number of channels, from 5 to 300: the amateur models instead usually allow to intercept the local frequency band and will allow access to fewer channels, from 2 to 70.

There are also special devices on the market that allow communication on multiple channels simultaneously. Also, in this case, it must be remembered that the use of devices that allow communication on many channels is regulated by the ministry of communications.

3. Functions

Another important aspect to consider when choosing the walkie talkie concerns the functions integrated with the device: if until some time ago most of the models available were very simple, today it is possible to find on the market decidedly sophisticated devices that allow different possibilities of use.

In our opinion, the most useful function is the one that allows you to connect the two-way radios to a mobile device via Bluetooth: in this way, you will not only be able to control the settings of your walkie talkie from your mobile phone but also to use the transceiver with appropriate wireless earphones, a very widespread use for example in sports.

We can then find models that allow the hands-free function, very useful in situations of loud noise such as construction sites, or the voice distortion function that allows you to maintain your privacy in conversations.

4. Accessories

The last factor to keep in mind when choosing the walkie talkie is that relating to the extra accessories supplied: according to the price range, in fact, the two-way radios can be more or less equipped.

The most common accessories are certainly the earphones and the speaker: the first allows you to communicate easily via headphones, while the second is used to amplify the sounds so as to hear better in very noisy situations.

Other accessories that can be supplied are the power supplies to recharge the battery via an electric socket and to connect the device to the cigarette lighter of the car: having both of them you can be sure of being able to take full advantage of your transceiver both on the road and in the open air.

Finally, we find the most classic accessories, such as protective cases, belt hooks, and replacement batteries. Walkie talkie charger.

How to Use Walkie Talkies

Walkie talkies are useful tools to make remote communication much easier, for play or for work. If you approach this product for the first time, you may have doubts regarding its functioning or possible uses.

Here we wanted to analyze some particularities, which help you understand the right model for you.

First of All: How Does It Work?

It may seem strange to some that, in the digital age, we still talk about devices such as walkie talkies: in reality, these objects are able to put two or more people in communication without the obligation to make a call, such as cell phones, and therefore without having to type a number.

So let’s ask ourselves: the walkie talkie, how does it work? The mechanism that regulates its use is identical to that of radios: just tune in to the same channel to communicate.

For this reason, it is important that the frequency chosen is free: if it is occupied by other users, nobody will be able to understand what the other says.

Another aspect to consider is the fact that one cannot speak simultaneously: the microphone and the speaker, in fact, alternate. Usually, the jargon used is “step”, when the message ends and “step and close” when you want to end the conversation.

How to Use a Walkie Talkie at Its Best

Let’s assume you want to use your walkie talkies for a long time, maybe more than a day, without having to recharge them. Then choose a model equipped with a lithium battery and make sure it is totally full when you are going to use them.

To be sure that the reception is valid, it is better to experiment with them in open and unobstructed places, since buildings and walls are a nice impediment.

A lot of caution must be used when holding them: it is preferable to keep them about 10 centimeters from the mouth, in order to be able to get your voice clear.

For this purpose, it is also useful to spell the words well, with pauses and making sure that the message arrives without interference.

A Diy Walkie Talkie

If you don’t want to buy a beautiful and made model, here are some suggestions on how to build a walkie talkie. The easiest way is to take two cans or two paper cups. Drill the base with a nail, take a string and insert it into the hole.

Then pass it down to place it inside the can or glass and then tie a knot so that it cannot come off. Connect the second element to the first through the string, repeating the operation of creating the hole and so on.

Stretch the string: the sound waves will be able to travel and you can use the glass as a microphone and as a receiver.

Other Decisive Factors for The Choice of The Walkie Talkie

Are the Materials Important?

Most portable transceivers are made of the same material: hard plastic. However, there are some precautions to keep in mind, especially if you are looking for a model to use in “difficult” environments.

We are talking about waterproofness and impact resistance: both features are really fundamental to optimize spending and take full advantage of the walkie talkie in all situations.

Even the design is important: there are in fact two-way radios very small, suitable to be carried in the pocket, and patterns more cumbersome, mainly indicated for those who must use the transceiver in the mountains or on means of locomotion.

Even the colors vary, ranging from classic black to camouflage colors, preferred especially by those who use the transceiver in hikes, survival courses, and sports as the soft air.

Our advice is to choose the model that best suits your needs by looking among the many proposals for a product made with good quality materials.

Is Brand Important?

Like so many other products, even for walkie talkies, it is possible to find an innumerable number of brands, some more known others less. Being an electronic product, it is essential that the manufacturer ensures good customer service and a wide range of accessories that can be purchased separately.

The leading brands in the sector are definitely Motorola (the invention of the portable transceiver is due to this brand) and Brondi, companies specializing in everything related to telecommunications.

In the online stores, it is, however, possible to find many walkie talkies produced by brands little known in Italy but equally reliable as Retevis or Baofeng: the only negative aspects related to these brands could concern the ease of interface with customer service.

If, on the other hand, you are looking for simple two-way radios to give to your children, you are really spoiled for choice: almost all the brands that make toys also produce walkie talkies for recreational use.

We do not recommend the purchase of two-way radios produced by unknown brands: the risk we run is in fact to buy a poorly functional model, difficult to use or made with poor materials.

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