LINC Smartphone Walkie Talkie

Feb 20, 2017

Category: Tech

The last thing you want to do in the woods is to completely lose your ability to communicate. But given the nature of our large national parks and thin phone networks, our phones – no matter how smart they are – can be incredibly unreliable. As a result, most backpackers opt for big two way radios, while others just cross their fingers and hope all goes well. Phantom Dynamics has come up with a third solution – something they’re calling the LINC Smartphone Walkie Talkie.

This clever tool is built to clip right on to the back of the Moto Z. Once paired with the phone and the LINC app, it will function as an essential backcountry communication tool. The add-on and app combine to offer users 22 channels, SMS support, GPS sharing and can even shoot out an SOS signal. One of the best parts about this setup is that not everyone in your team has to have LINC. The clip-on can also communicate with other two way radios within a five mile radius thanks to its radio-over-IP gateway. All of this will make it a must have for adventurers who often find themselves outside of the reach of phone service. Prices start at $100. [Purchase]

HiConsumption is reader-supported. When you buy through links on our site, we may earn an affiliate commission. Learn more

More From Tech

Upgrade Your WFH Uniform With Faherty's Legend Hoodie & Sweatpants

An ultra-comfortable athleisurewear set made from a Spandex-infused viscose-poly blend.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner

Take On The Cold In Style With Moose Knuckle's Down 'Valleyfield' Jacket

A field coat with a performance-laminated shell and RDS-certified goose down.

Posted By Tim Huber

Partner
Featured Image

Toyota Made a Mini Mirai RC Car That Runs on a Real Hydrogen Fuel Cell

The reveal of the Mini Mirai comes on the heels of Toyota's release of its life-sized counterpart.

Posted By

Oct 22, 2021

Featured Image

Google’s Pixel 6 and Pixel 6 Pro Run on the Brand’s First In-House Processor

The tech wizard's new smartphone runs on the Google Tensor chip.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021

Featured Image

DJI Utilized Their Drone Tech in Their Professional-Grade Ronin 4D Camera

The Ronin 4D offers unparalleled innovation in the forms of Automated Manual Focus, a modular build, and a Z-axis for added stability.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021

Featured Image

Alienware Revamped Their Aurora Desktop to Commemorate 25 Years

The legendary gaming brand's latest is a looker.

Posted By

Oct 20, 2021