COBRA CXT425 25-MILE MICROTALK 2-WAY RADIOS 2 PK
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- Illuminated LCD display & Belt Clip for Wearing
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There is a place on the belt clip to place a wrist strap. However, no wrist straps come with this model. I had wrist straps that came with my older Cobra 950DX model and transferred them to this model.
The reason I bought this model is that it had the longest advertised range that still used AAA rechargeable batteries. It does say in the manual to "Use only the supplied rechargeable batteries and charger for recharging your Cobra microTALK radio." Now I know why! I tried to use my duracell AAA rechargeable batteries that were fully charged. No lights came on the charger and the batteries would not charge. AAA rechargeable batteries should be interchangeable-right? The Duracell batteries are 800mah 1.2 volts and the supplied rechargeables are 600mah 1.2 volts. If you look at the batteries in the illustration, you will note that the bottom 3/8" of the battery is silver in color. This is a continuous wrap from the bottom negative terminal. On the lower left inside the battery compartment of the radios is a contact that makes contact with that lower 3/8" of the battery. Without making that contact the charger lights and charger will not work. You can wrap some aluminum foil around the one duracell or generic AAA rechargeable battery that makes that contact and everything works. I can only figure that Cobra tried to make everyone buy their OEM batteries for replacement. Personally, I think this is stupid. The advantage of the AAA rechargeable batteries is that they can be easily found and purchased if needed.
The radios work although I have not done any distance range tests. I also wish they had the vibration alert on this model.Read more ›
We'll be investing in Rinos over the next few years, but for now these radios are just fine. I recommend taking some time to get familiar with the instruction manual. I ended up using more of the features than I ever have before on a radio, and really liked them. I even used the VOX feature as a baby monitor so I could hang out in camp with my baby napping in our tent.
As far as Amazon.com goes: Their customer service has been outstanding. They sent the first replacements and they appeared on my doorstep the very same day I shipped off the defective ones. The refund on the second set came very quickly, too. They have been Johnny-on-the-spot. No questions asked. Thank you Amazon.
---On the open water 5 miles in bad weather - 7 miles in perfect. In the car with closed windows about 1.5-3.0 miles on the road. In the city ,like NY - 2 miles behind about 6-7 building. For a toy class radio = its a real rare find .Oh yeah ,and the voice clarity is amazing ,plus VOX working good, but the batteries going down twice faster.
---Remember to charge at list 20 hours right out of the box /don't use batteries before charging 20 hours/ this is the most common mistake people do,coz the life span and capacity of batteries gonna be bad.
---Batteries supplied AAA is only 600mah... witch is not as good as Eneloop Sanyo - 900mah,or Energizer -1200mah, though for the full summer months u be OK, I think ;) Enjoy!
Most Recent Customer Reviews
It worked fine for a couple of months, then died. It's the second Cobra radio that failed me. I'll buy a different brand in the future.Published 5 months ago by Alferher
Used these for a weather radio in tornado country and then for our 2,000 mile move to keep in touch between vehicles. Worked really well up to a pretty good distance..Published 8 months ago by V. Casad
Awesome little Walkie -Talkies! You can go quite a distance without losing the person you are talking to! Great walkie-talkies, in which are dependable!Published 19 months ago by Diana Hammermeister
The walkie talkies themselves work fine but they no longer recharge. We just use regular batteries in them now.Published 19 months ago by kg
These are great, shirt pocket-size radios. Their in-hand feel is one of quality. We are pleased with them for our around-the-house use; the audio is crystal clear. Read morePublished 23 months ago by D. Mullane
We bought these walkie-talkies for our 7 year old son to have when he is out and about in our neighborhood. Read morePublished on May 7, 2014 by Max W Blalock
Did radio work for years between the Army, the Fire Department and broadcasting but these have me totally confused. Read morePublished on April 28, 2014 by Phil Hager
We can never get our range where it says it should be but maybe it would work better outside of the city. Read morePublished on April 8, 2014 by Avid Reader Girl
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