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.
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.
Summary: The first thing that struck me when i opened the box was the size of this thing. it is huge! same case size (probably the same case actually) as the old Cobra 148GTLDX that i had back in the 80's. IT DOESNT FIT IN A DIN SLOT!!! I couldnt find this out so went ahead and bought it and had to "modify" the din slot to fit.If youre fitting in a car/truck you might want to find out how much the replacement plastic is going to cost before you start modifying!
Summary: What can I say we all do the um and arr over YouTube reviews before making a purchase of this description but all I can say is GO FOR IT!!!! Brilliant radio it's only my second radio so I'm not going to talk about frequencies and all that jargon I simply chose this radio because I was getting annoyed at a blaring blue backlit screen of my old old TTI in the cab.This radio has brilliant personalised functions.