Our Uniden SX507 review dives into the waterproof technology and strong range which make this walkie-talkie great. Growing up in today’s modern era we have seen through countless examples of why wires and water do not mix. From silly cartoons of characters getting electrocuted when a toaster falls into a bathtub to praying one’s phone works as it sits in a bag of rice overnight, we have all lived or seen people live through these unfortunate circumstances and it is why common consumers remain very wary of what electronics they bring near the water.
In terms of walkie-talkies, the engineers at Uniden have seemed to take these concerns and make them concerns of the past. The Uniden SX507-2CKHS is a waterproof water talkie that is absolutely perfect if you’re going on a fishing excursion or just relaxing by the lake. Moreover, at its core the Uniden SX507 is easy and simple to use and an overall family-friendly device. Below, we will give a brief overview of what we love and don’t love about these walkie-talkies in the hopes of helping you make an educated buying decision.
Uniden SX507 Review
The first thing that stands out to a consumer is functionality, and more importantly, does this walkie-talkie serves the function that one needs. In terms of the Uniden SX507-2CKHS its most notable function is its ability to withstand water. The Uniden SX507-2CKHS can be fully submerged in up to three feet of water for up to 30 minutes. Moreover, it floats, therefore one does not need to worry about retrieving it. So if your primary concern is about getting a waterproof walkie-talkie, stop reading and buy this walkie-talkie now!
The next thing that our team loved about this model is the countless features these walkie-talkies come with. Coming in a set of two, these devices also come with a pair of headsets as well as boasting 22 channels, 142 privacy codes and an NOAA weather scan plus alerts so you can know everything that is happening within your surrounding area. This means that there is always an open line for uninterrupted communication and you can easily communicate with people using other models and brands.
Finally, our last note on what we loved about these devices is their amazing durability, along with their water-resistance these walkie-talkies are nearly life-proof. Our tests found these devices to survive multiple drop tests and while they may end up with some scratches the sound is still as clear as day. So if you are looking to give these as a present this upcoming holiday season, these will surely stand the test of time.
In conclusion, what we love about this walkie-talkie is its outstanding durability both in and out of the water and its countless channels and privacy codes. One thing we would like to add for the upcoming holiday season these are great gifts for kids to use around the house or simply at the park because of their durability and serviceable range. Moreover, these walkie-talkies are extremely easy to use with only a few buttons and an extremely detailed instruction manual. So while these are definitely marketed to those who spend a lot of time around water, they can also serve as great gifts to youngins who will surely get a lot of mileage out of these fantastic devices.
The battery life on the Uniden SX507-2CKHS is of amazing quality. Our team found that the battery will last all day and moreover comes with rechargeable batteries so you don’t have to keep wasting your money buying new ones. In the box comes 6 rechargeable Double-A batteries, plus you can always bring an extra set of regular Double-A batteries if you feel uncomfortable to ensure that you will be able to use these all day long. Our team has found that the 14 hour battery life is true and with constant use one should look at 8 hours as more realistic expectations.
The Uniden SX507-2CKHS is extremely light at 1.5 pounds and has dimensions of 7 x 4 x 3.5 inches. Given the dimensions, one should come to understand that these should fit in most adults and young kids hands with ease.
In the Box
What comes in the box of the Uniden SX507-2CKHS is 2 Devices, 2 Belt Clips, 6 AA Rechargeable Batteries, 1 Dual Charging Cradle with USB Adapter, 2 Earsets, and an instruction manual. Overall this is an amazing haul of add ons and should definitely incentivize one to buy this device.
What Could Be Better
Similar to the housing market relying on location location location, walkie talkies rely on range range range. And that was our team’s number one qualm with this specific model. The advertising on the Uniden SX507 portrays a 50-mile range. However, our tests found that at most this walkie-talkie can get you up to 15 miles rather than the 50-mile range as advertised. Of course, this is all dependent on terrain. So while we wouldn’t recommend this walkie-talkie on long and far excursions where communication might be vital. We would recommend these devices for a day on the lake, or even as a present to kids. As even though they may seem a bit pricey for kids, they are nearly life proof and should be able to withstand anything a child may want to do to them. However other than the far-fetched range everything else advertised about this walkie-talkie holds true.
Whether you are on the water looking for some trout or hanging out poolside it is assuring to know that the Uniden SX507-2CKHS can always go for a nice little swim. With an extremely balanced range and high levels of durability, we would definitely recommend these walkies talkies to families that spend a fair amount of time by the water or have kids that really need and want walkie-talkies that can withstand a lot of life’s uncertainties. Perfect for families and perfect for adults, these could make a wonderful present for any of your outdoorsy family members this upcoming holiday season. Cheers and happy buying! If you want to check out some other great Uniden walkie-talkies you can check out our full Uniden Walkie Talkie Buyer’s Guide.