August 28, 2015
After testing hundreds of products, Field & Stream magazine has awarded the Midland X-TALKER® (model T75VP3) the title of “Best of the Best.” This model takes its place on the honored list of what the magazine touts as the most “innovative” new products of the year for hunting. The latest in two-way radio technology which provides reliable range for clear transmission, reception and sound quality, this award-winning product features the company’s legendary weather alert radio expertise, multiple charging options including Rapid Re-Charge, and is packed with accessories to do the job - all without breaking the bank.
“Our team of experts spent the better part of the past year finding and testing the hunting gear that will enhance readers’ time in the woods and help them be more successful,” says Colin Kearns, Senior Deputy Editor of Field & Stream. “The winning products not only withstood our rigorous testing, but they stood head and shoulders above the competition, displaying absolute excellence in their field. The Best of the Best is the highest honor Field & Steam bestows on gear and the winners truly are the best of the year.”
The flagship product of the X-TALKER series, the T75VP3 two-way radio is available in the new Mossy Oak® Break-Up Country camo pattern. It also provides valuable features to the hunter such as Silent Operation, Vibrate Alert and a reliable communication range (up to 38 Miles line-of-sight), along with a choice of 36 channels and 121 privacy codes. Created by Midland’s development team and field-tested by its experts, the radio was built to deliver the most dependable performance possible.
“The entire team at Midland has worked hard to create exceptional performance across the entire X-TALKER line, at a price hunters, family campers and adventure travelers can afford. We are honored to have the X-TALKER T75VP3 recognized by Field & Stream,” said Director of Marketing for Midland, Terry Mears. “A two-way radio is a must have piece of gear, especially when hunting in deep canyons or the backcountry, and we’ve developed the X-TALKER T75VP3 with truly advanced communication technology.”
In addition to exceedingly high-performance capabilities, the X-TALKER T75VP3 also boasts extra-long battery life, valuable while on longer hunts. In fact, the radio has a HI/LO power option, offering the choice of greater range or extending the battery life even further. The radios are powered by two long-lasting rechargeable battery packs (included) and utilize Midland’s Rapid Re-Charge feature, which allows fast charging with the included charging station or via USB port. If the rechargeable batteries run low, the radio can also use three field-replaceable AAA batteries (not included) to keep everyone in contact.
Weather can change in an instant, and the X-TALKER T75VP3 which includes a NOAA weather alert radio, keeps you prepared. With Midland’s advanced Weather Scan + Alert technology, the radio will scan for the local weather transmission from the National Weather Service, and sound an alert tone if one of over 80 possible severe weather or emergency situations is detected in the area. Midland stands behind its products because every radio is built to last, and proves it by offering an industry-leading 3-year warranty. With an MSRP of $89.99, this two-way radio also boasts additional features such as a backlit display with battery meter and low level indicator, headphone jack for one of many optional accessories offered by Midland, and 9 levels of eVox hands free operation together with variable voice sensitivity to keep your communication as quiet as possible. The radio also has five animal call tones including: turkey, duck, crow, cougar and wolf — allowing the radio’s call tones to seamlessly blend in with nature, and not spook nearby animals.
The T75VP3 radio is part of the 2015 X-TALKER Series which includes the following models: T10, T31VP, T51VP3, T55VP3, T61VP3, T65VP3, T71VP3 and the T75VP3. These models range in price from $29.99 to $89.99 (MSRP).
About Midland Radio Corporation
From the brand’s inception in 1959, Midland Radio Corporation has been a pioneer in two-way radio technology —the first brand of CB radios in the United States and the first to introduce a 14-channel FRS radio to the market. Today, the company is the leading supplier of consumer two-way radios as well as weather alert radios, and is also an innovator in emergency radios, action cameras, Bluetooth intercoms and its legendary CB Radios. Headquartered in Kansas City, the heart of the country, the Midland brand represents quality, value and reliability —everything America prides itself on. With its products sold in leading consumer electronics, sporting goods and many other retailers nationwide, the company is the U.S. affiliate of an international group of companies spanning North America, Europe and Asia. For more information, visit midlandusa.com.
About “Best of the Best” Award
Each year the editors at Field & Stream review new products and innovations and choose the top performing items for inclusion in the annual Best of The Best round-up. Field & Stream test-team members rigorously test each item during a process dubbed the “Field & Stream Torture Tests.” Products are shot, bent, driven, dropped, and generally abused. Anything that falters is immediately eliminated. Beyond surviving the torture tests, winning products are ultimately selected based on significance of the innovation, the quality of the design, and the value they bring to outdoorsmen. Selection criteria varies, depending upon the category, but all of the winning products share one characteristic: excellence in their field.
About Field & Stream
Field & Stream, The World’s Leading Outdoor Magazine, is the country’s largest enthusiast title and most recognized outdoor publication. Devoted to the complete outdoor experience and lifestyle, Field & Stream (www.FieldandStream.com) gives its readers the knowledge and inspiration to pursue the sports they love. It celebrates the outdoor experience with great stories, compelling photography and sound advice, while honoring the traditions hunters and fishermen have passed down for generations. Established in 1895, Field & Stream is published 11 times per year by the Bonnier Corporation.
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