"Midland Xtra Talk LXT118, With 22 Channels, call alert, and eVOX (1 level) for easy voice activation, the water-resistant LXT118 puts communication in your hands The LXT118 features JIS4 waterproof protection against light rain and splashing.The two way radio supports eVOX hands-free operation for easy voice activation and auto squelch to remove obstructive background noise and offers crystal clear crisp communication
LXT118 Features: Xtra Talk Two Way Radio - Longer Range Communication In Open Areas w/ No Obstruction, Up To 18 Mile Range, 22 Selectable Channels, Water Resistant - Prevents Damage from Light Water Exposure, Dual Power - 4 AAA Batteries( Not Included), Audible Button Beeps, Call Alert Tone, Channel Scan, Keypad Lock, Keystroke Tones, Auto Squelch, Mic & Headphone Jacks, Plug-In Charge Capable Via Headset Jack, eVOX Hands-Free Operation - 1 Level, Signal Strength Indicator, Low Battery Alert, Battery Life Extender, RoHS Compliant (Lead Free)"
Most of the negative reviews about this product focus on the range or the belt clip, so I'll comment on those first.The advertised range of any radio is always "under optimal conditions", which means unobstructed line of sight and dry air. Absorption from buildings, trees, hills, rain, etc. will cause loss, and there are other limitations as well. I agree that the limitations on range should be made more clear in the description to set..
After buying several 'kiddie' sets of walkie talkies for my grandkids, I decided to buy a real set. These were inexpensive, and the other reviews looked good, so I gave it a try. The kids love them! They are lightweight, durable, and have a fantastic range. We are never that far apart, but the cheap sets would be out of range very quickly. Also, the sound quality was horrible with the other sets. We have had a lot of fun with the..