Ansoko Long Range Walkie Talkies Rechargeable Two Way Radios FRS/GMRS Review
The Ansoko long range walkie talkies is one of the best long range walkie talkie sets on the market. This set consists of four handheld units that come loaded with some great features that allow you to hear other members in you party loud and clear. This set is designed for use indoors, and indoor to outdoor. Because they operate on ultra-high frequencies, they’re a great choice for people living in large metropolitan cities, or for use in large high rise buildings. Versatile, easy to use, and equipped with sixteen channel options, this set is a steal for the price.
Our Verdict: The Ansoko long range walkie talkies score big for their ease of use, durable construction, and simple design. They have a range of four to five miles and are best suited for indoor and indoor to outdoor use. They’ll work the best in metropolitan areas, or in large buildings where other models that operate on ultra-high frequencies tend to fail. These walkie talkies are equipped with technology that allows the signals to penetrate obstacles such as large buildings, which is why they’re a perfect choice for building security, families who live in urban areas, and indoor use in general. For outdoor use in rural areas, you’ll be better off using a system that operates on VHF, but in major cities, this set of four will be invaluable.
Overview and Features
These walkie talkies will allow you to keep in contact with family and friends, in areas where cellphone use is impossible. This set is perfect for outdoor and indoor group communication. It’s also a great choice for warehouse use, security, road trips, camping, hiking, hunting, and even house communication. This set is reliable, easy to use, and built to last. It comes with a total of four handsets, however, you can expand the set later down the line for up to ten devices, which is pretty impressive. If you’re looking for a versatile set of beginner-friendly walkie talkies that are perfect for use in major cities, then your search is over. Built tough and designed to last, these long-range handheld devices are reliable and a great option if you’re looking for dependable communication devices for your group of four.
This set includes:
- Four walkie talks
- Four antennas
- Four battery packs
- Four charging bases
- Four belt clips
- Four hand straps
- Four ear pieces
- One service card
- Two user manuals
Because the UHF waves are shorter, they can penetrate or get around any areas of interference in buildings. UHF units are much better for indoor use, or indoor to outdoor use.
Like most models in this price range, this set operates on two watts of transmitting power.
The manufacturer claims these long range walkie talkies offer a range of four miles. However, the range tends to vary based on obstructions, weather conditions, and terrain type, so pinpointing the actual range is difficult.
This set operations on lithium-ion batteries. The battery life is decent. While the manufacturer claims that each unit offers twenty hours of operating time, this is heavily dependent on how you use them. When a device is used on standby only, the battery offers five to seven days of use. For basic use, it will last one to two days. On continual use, these devices will need to be charged every eight to twelve hours. Charge time will take approximately four to five hours. The charging bases will allow you to quickly set each device in a protective cradle that offers ultimate contact. So, there’s no dealing with charging cables.
Users will have the choice to operate on one of sixteen channels. These walkie talkies are perfect for road trips, camping trips, hunting, hiking, and more. Clarity and reception is excellent. While these devices will cut out from time to time, it’s rare. These devices are very beginner-friendly and feature a simple, intuitive design that makes them easy to use. If you’ve never used a walkie talkie before, then you’ll appreciate their simple design and their ability to work effortlessly in crowded buildings or on city streets. Lower-quality models will struggle to work efficiently in crowded environments and will often pick up a lot of interference. It will also be difficult to hear other parties clearly, since buildings and large obstacles normally interrupt a signal. Because of this, I recommend only sticking with a set that operates on UHF signals, like this best-selling set by Ansoko.
These beginner-friendly devices are simple to use. The first step is figuring out how to split the channels between your group of users. Next, you can assign each person in your group to a specific channel to use for all communication. Make sure everyone is tuned into the correct channel and simply press the hold button to speak. Next, familiarize group members with basic walkie talkie talk code for clearer communication, especially in loud environments.
These devices operate on UHF channels, which makes them a good choice for people who want to communicate indoors or those who live in a large city. This is because they’re designed to penetrate obstacles easily, where normal walkie talkies would otherwise struggle with interference. However, if you’re looking for a set that allows you to communicate over a longer distance, or you live in a more rural area, then you may want to opt for a VHF set of walkie talkies instead.
The sixteen preset channels have a frequency range of four hundred to four hundred and seventy megahertz, which is perfect if you have several devices and want a set that you can use for different group chats on a different channel. This set is perfect for communicating with your group across a campus with several buildings or within a high-rise building. These walkie talkies are not able to operate on a very high frequency range though. Because of this, their long distance range is limited, which is questionable, considering the manufacturer markets the set as long-range. But, if you’re looking for a set that can easily handle working in built-up areas and cities where other walkie talkies are prone to interference or dropping the connection, then this is the set for you.
These lightweight, compact walkie talkies are highly portable and won’t take up much space in your pack. Their durable housing ensures it won’t easily crack if accidentally dropped. However, if you find that the walkie talkie doesn’t work after a serious fall, the manufacturer covers this model under an eighteen month warranty. If you’re experience performance issues during use, stop by and read my guide on how to fix a walkie talkie.
Belt Clips and Straps
Each handheld unit comes with its own belt clip so you can carry your device clipped to your waistband, for faster access. Having the walkie talkie attached to a strap or the belt clip also means that you can easily hear messages, clearly and respond faster.
Advantages and Disadvantages
- Excellent clarity
- Short charging time
- Long battery life
- Operates on ultra-high frequency channels
- Sixteen preset channels
- Limited range compared to other long-range models
Ansoko Versus Midland LXT600VP3 36-Channel
So, how does this set measure up to the competition? The competing model by Midland features thirty-six channels, against this set’s sixteen. It also boasts a thirty mile range compared to this set’s four to five mile range. Of course, there’s really no way to prove what either set’s range is really like since this often depends on obstacles, terrain type, weather conditions, and more. But unlike this set, the competition features the continuous tone-coded squelch system which offers over two thousand channel options that are designed to block other conversations, in addition to NOAA weather scan reports and alerts. Clearly, the competing set is more versatile, although it comes with two handheld devices up against this set’s four. It’s also available at a comparable price, however, if you’re in need of four devices you can expect to pay twice the price compared to the set by Ansoko.
Conclusion and Rating
These walkie talkies by Anosoko consists of four handheld units, with some great accessories including belt clips and straps, both of which allow you to quickly access your walkie talkie, or hear messages clearly. Since this set operates on sixteen ultra-high UHF frequencies, they’re the perfect choice for city life or indoor use, both of which are environments where VHF models would fail. However, despite the fact that the manufacturer markets these as long-range walkie talkies, they have a limited four mile range, which can be a deal-breaker for some potential buyers. Easy to use, beginner-friendly, and feature-packed, this set earned a rating of four and a half out of five stars.