We are very happy with this product, works very well for what we wanted the radios to do, user friendly, and good looking, rugged. I haven't seen any of these portable radios work the range they say, more like a couple of miles unless you are on top of a mountain shooting down into a valley with a clear shot, but we use them for RVing and they have worked well for us up to 5 miles so far.
I had bought a set of these. We use them when we are hunting. They have a really good range, I think that we have used them 5miles distance and they worked well. They are nice and durable. The battery life on them is good also. I have been really happy with this purchase.
This item shipped quickly, and was put into use the day after it arrived. Dual-slot charger is nice; radios can also be charged via USB port.
Lots of privacy codes, so we were able to select a channel/code combination that is unlikely to be picked by others in the area. Settings can also be "locked" so users are unlikely to accidentally change a setting which might make communications difficult. (Note: it's easy to "lock", and also easy to "unlock", so it's not foolproof, but it helps.)
Hope that nobody really depends upon the "35 mile" rating, but these work just fine across our several acre property, inside and outside of concrete block buildings.
Compatible with older FRS/GMRS radios, as long as you pick the right privacy codes. (or ignore them completely)
I'd purchase these again.
To start off, almost all Motorola products are of good quality. These Motorola 2-way radios are no exception. The charging can be done by cradle or mini-USB. The battery(s) you can use are the official included battery pack or AA rechargeable batteries will fit in it as well. Also it features a flashlight built into it that will be useful for indoor use. The flashlight has limited throw so outdoor use of the flashlight is limited to close distances. Overall, it is a great for the price.
Motorola Talkabout® MR350R is the ultimate communication tool for the serious outdoor enthusiast. With a range of up to 35 miles and loaded with every possible radio feature, you know that with the MR350R, you are ready for the extreme outdoors. Lightweight and rugged, with extra large buttons to help you operate even with gloves on, the MR350 is built to handle any challenge without weighing you down.