Summary: A GOOD PRODUCT BUT UNFORTUNATELY THEY DID NOT WARN YOU ABOUT THE DIFFERENT POWER RATING,NOW I HAVE A USELESS PRODUCT BECAUSE I CHARGED IT ON 240 INSTEAD OF 110.PERHAPS THEY SHOULD FOR EUROPE, SUPPLY A MAINS CONVERTER AS STANDARD.
Summary: We have purchased more than a dozen of the Uniden GMR2889-2CK (2-pack) radios for use at a hotel in Central America. The radios are used heavily and daily by hotel staff including our security people who value the privacy code feature. We are in a semi-tropical climate where humidity is high and where there are heavy rains during part of the year. These radios hold up well with constant exposure to these conditions.
Summary: I purchased these for a car caravan summer trip in 2008 where we would not have the use of cell phones due to some of the remote locations out in the western U.S. The claim of a range of 28 miles is absolutely ridiculous. Typically 1 watt = 1 mile under good conditions. I figured that even if I got ¼ of that range it would still be good, it was not. We have very poor communications car to car even when we were 200 feet apart.
Summary: PURCHASED THEM FOR A CRUISE, SINCE WE WERE A LARGE GROUP AND WOULD BE ALL OVER THE SHIP, UNLESS YOU WERE PLACING THE WALKIE TALKIE AGAINS YOUR EAR, YOU COULD NOT REACH OUT FOR THE PARTY THAT WERE CARRING THE UNITS. THE VOICE OR THE PRESSING OF THE NOTIFICATION BUTTON WAS NOT LOUD ENOUGH OR ABLE TO ATTRACT THE ATTENTION OF THE RECEIVER OR THE PARTIES WHO WERE HOLDING THE PRODUCT.. CONSTRUCTION WAS SATISFACTORY, BUT PRODUCT WAS JUST OKAY.
Summary: I just bought these for some snowboarding in Colorado. 9 of us went out there and were spread out all over the mountain. My radios were never out of contact and were always able to make a call. Also, I should note that we used them all day and they never ran out of battery as long as I charged them at night. My only gripe is that the belt clip is too lose for extreme sports, so I had to put it on my jacket. Great radios, glad I bought them.
Summary: They give nice range about a mile and the half in the city. At The Park you can get few miles pretty easly. A lot of features and the privacy codes which i like in these radios. These radios pretty easy to use, nice clear voice and so far i never had any enterferance. For the price you get realy awesome radios. Plus transmitting on FRS channels are FREE !!! That counts too.
always looking for a good read "easy reader", Amazon
21 September 2008
Summary: Our family goes on cruises every few years and we find this 2-way radio package to be a great resource. We bought several pairs and give them out to everyone in our group. On a huge ship it really helps to track where people are and helps you to get to places/activities on time. We got this model because it has so many channel choices and had a 28 mile optimal distance.