X-TALKER T61VP3 Two-Way Radio

Clear Reception. Clear Transmission. Clear Sound Quality. With over 10 hours of talk time, X-TALKER T61 walkie talkie has up to a 32-mile range and features 36 Channels and 121 Privacy Codes, Channel Scan, and our legendary Weather Alert and Weather Scan technology. License Free FRS Radio.

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Three Year Warranty

36 Channels

Clear, crisp communication with easy button access

Xtreme Range* - Up to 32 miles

121 Privacy Codes

Weather Alert Radio with Weather Scan


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X-Talker Two Way Radio is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 14.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Great Product! Very visually appealing product! I love the look and they work great. The sound quality is very clear so long as no major obstructions come between the two radios. I would have liked to have rubber on the sides of the radios for a more high quality feel. I didn't drop them, but they feel a little fragile if I were to drop them. I used them to talk to a friend in a different car as we roadtripped together. It was a great way to keep the trip fun. I also used the radios as I hiked with my family to stay in contact with the group of my brother and his friends hiking ahead of us. They work best over flat, unobstructed landscape as described on the box. Overall great, functional product.
Date published: 2020-08-21
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Fun and useful. I bought these on impulse a couple weeks ago and glad I did. They do what every other similarly priced 2-ways do, but I like them mainly because of the charging options.
Date published: 2018-03-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Great small Radio I bought these as an add on to a set of four already owned units. They all work well together and the distance works for us very well. The units have several available channels and they are clean channels with very little interference. We also bought the headset and they work good. Great quality for the price
Date published: 2018-04-23
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Perfect out of service weekend radio I took these out of the package, stuck the batteries in and packed them for our trip. We used one in our side by side and our friend had the other on their 4wheeler for our 2 hour trip in a no cell zone. These worked wonderfully. I could clearly hear the other person even with the humming of the side by side. My son (9 years old) did most of the talking and loved the responsibility of communicating which came easily. These have a nice look, feel sturdy and are now an asset for our future trips. 10/10 will be bringing on the next trip and recommending to friends. Maybe I should have charged the batteries that came with it before hand as these lasted about 4 hours. I didn’t read the manual so maybe that’s average or above, I’ll look that up after this review. :)
Date published: 2020-08-25
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Does the job This does what I need in a small radio. Reception is great.
Date published: 2020-01-12
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Easy to set up and Get started Took these straight out of the box and on a hike. My husband stayed behind ( typical ) this time though it worked out. I took one radio and he kept the other at the camper while I went on a 4.5 mile hike around the lake. The radio sounded perfect even in the rain. ( I should have checked the weather first ) it’s easy to use and battery charged quickly. This will definitely be a product we continue to use.
Date published: 2020-08-22
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Tons of Features, great for the wide open outdoors The Midland X-Talker T61 Two-Way Radios are a solid purchase. They have tons of available features, a slick design and a very easy-to-read LCD display. The light weight and compact design make it very easy to carry and use. At this point in using the radios, we’ve experienced really good battery life and recharging time (about 3 hours for a full charge). The rechargeable battery packs are clutch, but it’s nice to have the option to use AAA batteries if needed when planning to spend a long day using the radios (especially on a ski mountain when all battery life typically cuts short). The recharging dock is small and easy to find a little desktop space to store it (comes in very handy in a small travel trailer with limited space), but you can also charge individual walkies using the micro usb port. It’s also a very helpful feature to have the option to connect a speaker/headphones. We find this especially useful while on bikes. This set of radios is pretty user-friendly and the instruction manual is mostly easy to understand. As a total novice 2-way radio user, it took me a while to get the hang of the menus and understand the privacy codes. If you’re a newbie like me, I’d recommend bookmarking the user manual (on Midland’s website product page) or keeping the printed version handy for the first couple uses. All the channels available on this set are license-free, which is good because, again, novice. Once you get on a channel (private or otherwise) with your radio partners, you have the option to lock the keypad so you don’t accidentally change channels and lose contact with your buds. I’ve also appreciated the ease of a full factory reset as I play around with the radios. With an easy button press, you can restore it back to “start” without having to navigate through the menu to reset. So far, we’ve had good success using these radios at a moderate distance (1-3 miles). They’ve been good while out on the SUP or kayak and someone is on the beach and have been useful at campgrounds while doing chores and tasks outside. We’ve also used them while hiking in parks, though successful radius really depends on how forested the hike is. Desert hiking offers much better clarity at distances. Midland makes it clear that their claim of 32 miles of range comes with caveats, so we don’t hold them to that long of a range. However, users might be really disappointed with range if purchasing on that 32 mile claim alone. We’ve found that lots of conditions negate the useful range of the walkies, so tempered expectations are good. A small note inside the battery compartment upon opening reminds users to use the “Hi Power” setting for maximum range. The weather alert feature is conceptually really neat, but so far I’ve only gotten one useful and clear weather alert. Otherwise, they’ve been very spotty with brief reception when an alert is found during a scan. I like to think this would be a really helpful feature, but it’s more of a nice-to-have and I wouldn’t rely on it being consistent. Aside from the optimal claimed range of the radios being conditional, my biggest gripe with the radios is that this model (T61VP3) doesn’t come with the animal call alerts… only a series of agitating beeping tones. Personally, I’d much rather have a wolf howl, but alas, only the T65 has this feature. I won’t dock any stars for that. Also worth noting, these claim to be water resistant, though I don’t know how resistant as I haven’t tested that claim yet. I do what I can to keep them from getting wet while out on the water and I imagine anything more than a moderate rain would be unchill for proper radio functioning, so I default to trying to keep them dry. Overall, these are excellent 2-way radios for straightforward communication in the outdoors. We’ve consistently found these helpful in different circumstances, so they’ll hopefully be a solid part of our gear kit for a while!
Date published: 2020-09-01
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Reliable Very satisfied with this product. Sturdy and has good range. I've used a handful of different walkie talkies and I think these are among the easiest to navigate without having to read the instructions. I think the price point is a tad high and I think the battery life could be a little bit longer as well.
Date published: 2020-09-04
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Are these only frs?

Asked by: Ashb
It is both GMRS and FRS
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2021-05-18

•Are these units able to operate directly from USB power (without batteries)? •Are these units able to operate while charging? •Other than damaged/decreased battery performance, will these units function properly if one is left constantly docked and on?

Asked by: ch453
Hello! These products are not designed to be used while charging or directly from USB power so we do not recommend it.
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2020-08-31

what is the difference between this model and the T51VP3 model?

Asked by: mushroom
The T61 is more powerful and a little larger than the T51. Other than that they have the same features.
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2020-07-09

Can these be charged with the desk charger that comes with the LXT630VP3 combo?  If not, how are they charged?

Asked by: Paul B
No, they charge with the desktop charger that comes with the radios and/or my micro-usb charging cord.
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2020-07-09

About how long do they take to charge?

Asked by: Wayne
8-12 hours
Answered by: Midland Support
Date published: 2020-07-09

How long does it take x-talker radios to charge?

Asked by: Off-road Allen
X-Talker radios take 3-4 hours to charge.
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2020-07-09

Can I use 3 AAA NiMH batteries instead of the battery pack? 

Asked by: Wayne
You can use AA NiMH batteries instead of the battery pack.
Answered by: Midland Radio Corporation
Date published: 2020-07-09

The LXT600VP3 and the T61VP3 are almost identical except for the method of charging and the shorter charge time for the later. It also cost more. Are there any significant differences and is the T61VP3 better than the LXT600VP3? 

Asked by: washcroft
There are no significant differences in the T61 and LXT600VP3 other than method of charge. Both are 2 watts so power and range will be the same. Both models are $69.99.
Answered by: MidlandUSA
Date published: 2018-10-09
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