The Motorola Talkabout MR350R is a sturdy walkie talkie with average area coverage and a wide range of tools. The MR350R scans NOAA weather channels and sends you an alert if there is emergency weather in your area. If you get stuck and need help, the walkie talkie has an emergency alert button, and you can use it to program an SOS and send it with a press of a button.
Pros: With features like a headset jack, hands-free communication, privacy codes and noise canceling, the Motorola Talkabout MR350R has all the best features of a modern two-way radio. This is also one of the lightest weight walkie talkies we reviewed at just over 6oz.
Cons: This Motoroloa walkie talkie did not perform reliably in our testing when we increased the range to 1.5 and 2 miles on the low-power FRS frequency: the MR350R dropped out completely, not registering any of our transmissions. Design-wise, testers were not impressed with the grip, and the unit is not water resistant to any degree.
Bottom Line: The Motorola Talkabout MR350R is an average walkie talkie with some excellent emergency tools, but a poor communication range makes it useful only over short distances.
Best for: Hiking short distances in ideal weather conditions
Key Attribute: Features
- NOAA Weather Channel
- Hands-free Communication
- 22 channels, each with 121 privacy codes
Size: Weight (with battery): 0.40 lbs.