Beartooth Radio Turns Your Smartphone Into a Walkie-Talkie

“Having a walkie talkie application on your mobile phone can be more gainful than you might suspect, particularly on the off chance that you are somebody who utilizes it frequently. You can have a few advantages in utilizing your telephone as a walkie talkie instead of the customary gadget. There are numerous walkie talkie applications accessible online from your versatile application store.”

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Smartphones are becoming increasingly popular amongst backcountry types, as a decent option for communication when the shit hits the fan. However, if you just want to chat to your partner a mile away, you still need a two-way radio – or, you did.

That’s the problem Beartooth Radio is trying to solve with their snazzy smartphone case, which will use short-range radio frequencies to allow you to talk to another Beartooth user within about a two-mile range. In addition, you can also send encrypted texts (perfect for the log-cabin-dwelling NSA-hating survivalist type in your life), share your location, and send out a distress signal. It operates on the same FRS frequency as standard Walmart two-way radios, so you don’t need an operating license like you would for more powerful radio sets, either.

Read more: http://gizmodo.com/beartooth-radio-turns-your-smartphone-into-a-walkie-tal-1635661204