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