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Motorola TALKABOUT® MR350R Radios – The Perfect Father’s Day Gift for Adventurous Dads


Two-Way Radios with Emergency Alert, NOAA Weather Broadcasts and Flexible Charging Options are the Ultimate Communication Tool for Dads on the Go
June 08, 2009

LIBERTYVILLE, Ill. – The TALKABOUT MR350R two-way radios from Motorola (NYSE:MOT) are a Father’s Day gift dad can use all year long to keep him in touch with those that matter most. Reliable features and reliable two-way communications at up to 35 miles1 are combined in a rugged and easy to use multi-purpose communication device.

Reliable Features Provide Peace-of-Mind for Every Outing

Dad will appreciate how the MR350R two-way radios keep the family in contact while helping prepare for unforeseen situations at the family cabin or on the road in the RV. The emergency alert feature allows dad to enjoy his escape to the great outdoors with confidence that others can be informed of any dangers that may come along. When the alert button is activated, the radio transmits an alert siren followed by transmission of spoken or incidental sounds, allowing the signal to be sent to other radios and warn of impending danger. The MR350R also features a built-in LED flashlight for peace-of-mind during evening adventures outdoors or unexpected emergencies and power outages at home.

Whether in the back yard or the backwoods campsite, the MR350R can alert the family to severe weather from one of seven National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and four Environment Canada (EC) weather channels.2 The continuous broadcasts of local and regional weather updates let dad prepare for any weather while fishing at the lake or during summer storms at home. When he’s skiing or engaged in other winter sports, dad will be grateful for the extra large buttons that make radio operation easy even with gloves on.

Convenient and Reliable Two-Way Communications On-the-Go

Dad can easily reach far-flung family members on the soccer fields or in a national park with Motorola’s Push-to-Talk Power Boost (PTT). When activated this feature allows him to extend the transmission range by increasing the transmitter power output while saving battery life when no power boost is necessary. With 22 channels, each with 121 privacy codes, he also has 2,662 combinations of communication to choose from. Plus, the Motorola exclusive QT (Quiet Talk) function eliminates interference from other manufacturers, which provides more clear channels.

Communication is made even simpler with the iVOX hands-free feature. Much like using a speakerphone, dad need not stop what he’s doing to talk. He can flip hamburgers on grill or take a fresh caught fish off the hook while answering a call. And, he won’t miss a signal when ambient noise such as cheering at the little league game would drown out the ringtone by using the VibraCall™ silent vibrating ringer. This feature is also useful for locations where ringing would be intrusive, like when he is out on the golf course.

Four different charging methods make staying connected a breeze. A desktop charger is provided for use at home or use a mini-USB car cable on your road trip to the trailhead. Dad can even charge his radio from a PC when no power outlet is available. Of course, 3 double-A batteries work just fine for a quick recharge when he’s out in the wilderness and no electrical power is available.

Motorola Talkabout MR350R Key Features:

* Delivers a range of up to 35 miles1
* 22 channels, each with 121 privacy codes for 2,662 combinations of clear, uninterrupted connections
* Dual power, works with 3 double-A batteries (not included) and rechargeable NiMH battery packs (included)
* Approximately 27 hours of estimated alkaline battery life or 9 hours of NiMH estimated battery life
* iVOX for speech-activated, hands-free communication
* QT (Quiet Talk) interruption feature which helps to ensure private communication
* Emergency alert button
* LED Flashlight
* Mini-USB charging port
* Seven National Oceanic Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) and four Environment Canada (EC) Marine Weather Channels2
* VibraCall™ vibrating alert
* 20 call tones
* Backlit display for readability in low lighting conditions
* LCD battery meter for charge indication
* PTT power boost feature
* Other features include: priority scan, audible low battery alert, battery save feature, keypad lock and time-out timer.

Pricing & Availability

The Motorola Talkabout MR350R radios have a Manufacturer’s Suggested Retail Price of $79.99 per pair, which includes two radios, two belt clips, one dual charger,one charging adapter, two NiMH rechargeable battery packs, and emergency preparedness checklist sheet. It is available in black. For a full listing of features and additional information on the 2009 Motorola Talkabout series of products, please visit


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