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  • Overall Rating: 5
  • Price: 5
  • Quality: 5
  • Ease Of Use: 5
  • Usefulness: 5
Interesting device – UCOM 8-KM/5-Mile Walkie Talkie (2-Pack) Reviews

posted by sae22 on 07/27/2010 Certified Owner

Involvement:General (knows how to use it) - Ownership:1 day to 1 week

Pros:
Very interesting device:
- small and light
- has a big space for batteries: 3xAA or 3xAA NiMH, and possible Li-Ion accu.
- need only 3 batteries, 4.5volts total, so you can use Li-ion.
- has internal charger! You can use plug from nokia, for example simple Nokia-USB charger.
- good power: clear connect from ground floor to 8-floor, about 1km in city, even from car.
- has some useful things: channel scan, selectable call rings etc.
- easy operations, even for children or grandmother.
Cons:
- On package written "range 3-5??"
- In manual written "8 channels" (actually is 22 channels :))
- You need to detach a belt clip for replacing batteries. Not so good for clip's life.
- Not clear noise cutting in city environment.
- No chargers included, and no specified. Manually i found that thick (old) nokia socket is accepted.
- No socket for external antenna ;)
Other:
Bottomline:
So, this is not a "professional motorola", but good enough for many activities, in buildings, in city, in car, or on the nature. You can install NiMH or even Li-ion accumulators, and charge them any time from USB, solar panel, auto-adapter etc. And good low price. I think to by a second pair :)

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