Conclusion: I chose this vendor because of their price. I received the product in good condition and it worked as should.The product arrived in a reasonable amount of time, just a few days. I would purchase again from Sonic Electronix.
Excellent Low Cost Radio with Excellent Up to Date Features and Technology
Rodd from Columbia,SC, Sonic Electronix
28 August 2013
Conclusion: This is an excellent radio whether you use the Blue Tooth version or not. I have been using it for road trips and temporarily installed using lighter plug extensions and a neatly tucked away antenna cable. Coupled with an Amp it has excellent reception and extended range transmission capabilities as well. Plus the Blue Tooth Function makes it an excellent hands free device for added safety without another distraction from the road.
Excerpt: I purchased this Radio over a year ago, using it in my home as a base station. I don't have any problems talking several miles away when the conditions are right. I like the color light featusre, and the tune up feature very much. Eventually I will buy a power mike just to see if it improves modulation any. I have been so satisfied with this radio I just ordered the 2nd one tonight.
Pros: Clear Signal, Easy To Use, Good Audio, Rugged
Summary: Cobra could really improve the microphone quality, but it's minimal impact. This will by my second 29LX. My 29 LXLE was stolen.
Pros: Finally! A Cobra radio with talkback! After a quick tune up, this radio swings 15 watt deadkey no problem. ~25 watts transmit. Considering that you can check the firmware, it looks like there may be updates at some point. Would be nice to see side band added.
Cons: Standard Cobra mic boxed with it. This mic is almost worthless. Get yourself a nice power mic to go with it.