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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$69.99

Features


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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REVIEWS


X-Talker Two Way Radio is rated 4.7 out of 5 by 13.
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Nice radio, Standard range We have had the radios about a month. They have been on two camping trips and used at home. We like having a good set of radios, especially taking the kids camping, to keep in touch when seperated. While camping we tested them against an older pair of radios we have and these preformed a bit better. Like all radios, it depends on where they are being used. In a campground that was pretty open we experienced roughly a half mile range. Which to me is understandable when the signal is trying to fight its way through many metal campers. While camping in a extremely wooded campground we got a little over a quarter mile range. At home we could go as far as possible with line of sight. I really love that they charge using a standard USB cable. It is very easy to charge them from your laptop, car, camper or really anywhere. Our older set requires a specific cord, a dock and a wall adapter. While these can be charges in or out of their docking station. They are feature packed and from my research utilize the correct FRS frequencies. A lot of cheap Chinese radios will utilize frequencies that are technically illegal in the untied states. Again, compared to our older set these are smaller, more powerful, have WAY more features, better battery life and are overall easier to use. I would highly recommend buying a pair. Especially if you camp, hike or do any other outdoor activities where cell signal may not exist.
Date published: 2020-09-13
Rated 5 out of 5 by from No cell service at your camping site, no problem! These radios were perfect for my family camping trip. They gave me a whole new peace of mind when my children wanted to venture out and explore the campgrounds with new friends. It was comforting to know that I could let them play and explore, but still have them only a push button away. When one little boy fell and hurt his leg, they were able to call for help right away. These radios have a decent range. The range is clearly extended when there are no obstacles or obstructions. I'm not sure about the 32 mile range, but across a lake the range is satisfactory. We may have had better luck with range had I not dropped one of them in a puddle of water on our canoe trip. They are NOT waterproof. I was devastated thinking I had ruined them. However, after about a week of drying out, it started working again! I am super excited to put them to a longer range test during our Colorado ski trip in December. Another feature I like is the charging design. The charging cable is a standard Micro USB cable that is not proprietary. They can be charged individually or together through the charging stand. When you place the radios on the charger the bar meter blinks to indicate that they are charging. There is a "FULL" message that displays on the screen when the battery is fully charged. If you are out and about and the rechargeable battery runs out, you can replace it with standard AAA batteries. Lastly, the NOAA weather station is nice bonus, size is relatively compact, and each radio comes with it's own belt clip.
Date published: 2020-09-11
Rated 5 out of 5 by from Midland Radio X Talked Two Way Radio I’ve never been much of a walkie talkie person, but recently while camping in an area with no service what so ever, we encountered some dangerous weather (a tornado) that went through near our campground. With no way to get reliable updates and no way to contact each other, walkie talkies seemed like a good idea. I chose these because of the weather alert and weather scan technology. Although we luckily did not get the chance to use the weather alert function, it is comforting to have this option if we were ever to go through bad weather again while camping. The product itself is really nice! I like that it came with the batteries for operation. The stand for charging is small and convenient to place anywhere while they’re charging! If you don’t have the space to use the charger, there is a USB cord that can be used to charge them as well which is convenient for charging t in the car in between hikes. As for using them, I enjoyed the clear quality of the audio. We used them on a hike in which we hiked opposite ways (about 5 miles each, so a total of 10 miles apart) and the reception was still clear, although it was spotty depending on what the area was like. For example, if very wooded the reception was a little spotty. They are very user friendly, as I have never used one before but it came naturally to me. The user manual is available on Midland’s product page, which was very helpful since this is all new to me. The battery life lasts an entire hike for us, which is what we wanted, and this would be about 4 hours on average. We have not tried to use them longer than this. Overall, I really enjoyed using this and found them to be of great quality. We will continue to use these on our hikes and other outdoor adventures!
Date published: 2020-09-09
Rated 4 out of 5 by from Fun, easy to use radios! This set of radios were ready to use straight out of the package. The desktop charger is compact so it does not take up a ton of room. It plugs in easily and 2 radios just set in very easily. The 3rd radio can be plugged in using the micro usb charging cord. The radios also came with belt clips and rechargeable batteries. The belt clips have proven to be sturdy however, they are removable if you don't need it. My son and I use these radios to communicate on our 6 acre property. We can always here each other and don't experience any interference. We cannot back up the claim that the radios have a 32 mile range however. I got in my car and drove away and got about 2 miles down the road and we lost radio contact all together. Maybe there is something I am not doing to reach that range? Overall, I love these radios and have already recommended them to a friend who also has several acres of land. The battery life seems really good. We left these off charger (not using) to see how long they would hold a charge and they lasted about 1 week. With continual use, it's several hours. The rechargeable batteries can be removed and 3-aaa batteries can be used instead if 3 or more hours are needed for communication. I have only received one weather alert as it's been pretty mild (weather wise) since I bought these. It was somewhat spotty reception for the weather alert but overall could be very useful if I were out camping in an area without cell service (which happens a lot). The quality of this radio seems to be really good. It feels very well put together and rugged. When considering purchasing a set of radios that work well, have good reception and range and are rugged enough to go camping with and for everyday use, I would purchase these again. Having solid communication with my kids while on our property or in the woods is very important and cell phones just aren't reliable like a good set of 2-way radios. The push to talk feature is easy to use and the rubber coating feels thick and durable.
Date published: 2020-09-13
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
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QUESTIONS


•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: Spothopper82
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

Is there an attachment point for a lanyard or piece of cord?

Asked by: estefanso
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