Cobra Microtalk for the Geek Travelers
In the last couple of months that the Band of Bloggers have been traveling — Tagaytay, Bataan, Puerto Galera, Punta Fuego, Pampanga — one of the very crucial leg of our trips is maintaining the convoy to the destination. Volumes of text messages and hours of call times are exchanged amidst confusion and sometimes frustration sets in. We even joke at times that since a couple of us have Globe Visibility and Smart 3G, we should log in to our individual Skype accounts and do voice chats instead (much less expensive!).
So, I thought of a better solution — bring a walkie talkie.
We got a Cobra Microtalk with a line of sight range of about 3 miles. We tried it out in Punta Fuego and it delivered just fine even though we’re on opposite sides of a hill. The chargers were bulky so one can opt to use disposable double A batteries instead.
The problem was we’ve been playing with the two-way radios too often that when the time comes we really needed it (going back home), the batteries have depleted and I got lost at the Sta. Rosa exit. So, for our Bohol trip this week-end, it stays in the bag on stand-by.
Still, its fun playing with it. 10-4. Roger!