Walkie Talkies

Walkie talkies, are they just a relic of the past? With everybody having a smartphone in their pocket, surely the only use for walkie talkies is for children to play with? Not necessarily, they are a thriving and essential part of communication in many areas of life and work. They can be especially useful in cases of emergency when the phone network is overwhelmed or down or you are in an environment when there is no phone signal. The BF-88E Series Walkie Talkies are a testament to this, offering a blend of traditional functionality and modern convenience.

In the event of any emergency, communication is key and can save lives. But in times of emergency or disaster, phone networks can become overwhelmed with everybody making phone calls and sending messages to find out information and check on friends and family. Having a walkie talkie for short distance communication can be a lifesaver and should be part of any emergency bag you are putting together.

The BF-88E Series Walkie Talkies boast a robust design that is both user-friendly and durable. The units are compact and lightweight, making them easy to carry around, and they come with a USB rechargeable battery that ensures you’re not constantly in need of new batteries. They operate on the PMR frequency range (16 channels), a licence-exempt service in the UHF radio frequency band and is available for business and personal use in the UK and most countries throughout the EU. Best suited for small-site, same-building and line of sight outdoor activities.

In the box:

  • Walkie Talkies (x2)
  • Earpieces (x2)
  • 1500mAh Li-ion Rechargeable Battery (x2)
  • USB Desktop Charger (x2)
  • Belt Clip (x2)
  • Hand Strap (x2)
  • User Manual
Walkie Talkies

These walkie talkies are best suited for small-site, same-building and line of sight outdoor activities. They have a range of up to 3 miles (in an open space with no obstacles), and 16 easily selectable channels and even feature a small flashlight. They are also supplied with an earpiece for each radio.

One of the most critical aspects of any walkie talkie is its performance, particularly its range and clarity of communication. The BF-88E Series Walkie Talkies excel in this area, providing clear audio quality even at extended ranges. This makes them suitable for various settings, from outdoor adventures to professional work environments where reliable communication is key.

They also feature rechargeable battery, charged from USB docking stations – you can charge the battery independently or as a whole unit with the radio. The battery is long lasting and fully charges in 3-5 hours.

Overall, I have found the BF-88E Series Walkie Talkies to be good quality and reliable walkie talkies. They are lightweight and easy to carry, measuring approx. 17x6cm, come equipped with a hand strap and belt clip and they are so easy to use. The on/off knob is also the volume and the channel selector is simple; just twist the knob to the channel you want with audio prompts letting you know the channel. Press the talk button to transmit and release it to receive or you can use the earpiece with goes over the ear and has a microphone and transmit button on the cable.

These walkie talkies are a solid choice for anyone in need of reliable, portable communication, whether that is for emergency situations or just keeping each other updated. Their blend of traditional walkie talkie functionality with modern features makes them a versatile and valuable tool. They offer performance and reliability that can enhance any communication needs.

For under £20, these walkie talkies are great for emergency use, work use or even for children to play with and keep in contact with their friends. They feel good quality and the audio quality is good with not a lot of noise interference and they work well over a good distance.

Rating: 5/5

RRP: £21.99

Available to buy from Amazon here.

DISCLOSURE: All thoughts and opinions are my own. This review uses an affiliate link which I may receive a small commission from if you purchase through the Amazon link (it helps with running costs of the website).

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