Summary: I am extremely unhappy with the MicroTalk Cobra LI5600-2DX VP up to 20 miles. I bought a pair 7 days ago and one of these doesn't work . The battery doesnt charge and his range in urban setting is no more than 900 feets. The voice quality is crackling and noise. This unit is only good for kid's back yard use and not for people like me, that goes to skiing to the mountains and need a good radio. I Will NOT recommend it to anyone...really.
Summary: I bought these radios a couple days after the Chino Hills quake with the specific intent of emergency use. (Cel phone lines were extremely erratic the first couple of hours after the quake). My mom lives about 1.06 miles away from me, but I figured that the range ratings of these radios were typically overblown. Still, I bought them just to give them a try. As expected, being in a (beach)city environment, reception with my mom was virtually non-existent.
Summary: The radios worked as expected. I like that the batteries are Li ion and I don't have to fully deplete them before re-charging. I assumed that the advertised range of 20 miles was exaggerated and it was; 2 miles through thick woods was about the limit.
Summary: My wife and I purchased the raidos so that we could communcate back and fourth while I was pulling our trailer and she was pulling our boat. It work great with the exception when you get out of line of site, but thats for most of the raidos. Otherwise when I was on the lake fishing we were able to chat and I could tell her all the big fish I was catching. It works well and easy to operate. This is our first raido and I would recommend this product.
Summary: Have been dedicated to the Motorola brand up til now. I'm very impressed with the Cobra LI5600, and have 4 pairs of radios to compare them to. My first impression was the sound quality, it doesn't sound like a tin can, and is plenty loud. It's very compact, and is only slightly thicker than a cell phone. In fact, I use a cell phone holster to carry it. Unfortunately the belt clip looks fragile, but could do the job.
Summary: I recently purchased 2 sets of these walkie talkies. currently I have 4 different types of Cobra walkie talkies which I use at my job. I am a Building Manager that oversees Custodial Services in several government buildings so these walkie talkies are essential to my daily interactions with my co-workers(custodians). I love these radios, they are smaller and easier to handle and the range is just incredible.