Motorola Talkabout T480 Helps You Keep in Touch with Those You Love

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Disclosure: I received product from Motorola in exchange for my honest review. All opinions are my own.
You might not think of a Motorola Talkabout T480 for Valentines Day as a gift but why not?  Valentines Day isn’t just for couples.  There are many reasons you will find that a Motorola Talkabout comes in very useful. 

Motorola Talkabout T480 Helps You Keep in Touch with Those You Love

 

Pros of the Motorola Talkabout T480 

When the unexpected hits you can stay connected.   The always-on connectivity and instant communication keep you and your family ready for emergency occurrences.  Even with the power is out or cell phone towers are down, your radio will be charged and ready to go.  This will ensure you get weather alerts and you can communicate with your community.  

How far can I expect my radios to communicate?

The communication range quoted is calculated based on an unobstructed line of sight test under optimum conditions. Actual range will vary depending on terrain and conditions and is often less than the maximum possible. Your actual range will be limited by several factors including, but not limited to terrain, weather conditions, electromagnetic interference, and obstructions.

Motorola Talkabout T480 Helps You Keep in Touch with Those You Love

Fun Features

FM Radio in Two-way Radio

This is one of my favorite features of the Talkabout T480.  I love that it has an FM radio mode which allows me to listen to my favorite songs or news.

Light Your Way
Especially during emergencies, the built-in LED flashlight gives me a safe feeling during dark adventures, and unexpected emergencies or power outages. I also like that the flashlight also automatically turns on during a blackout and when unplugged, so you always have light during an emergency.  Anytime we have lost power I always seem to have to search for a good flashlight, now that is no longer an issue.

Ready-to-Go Radio
The wall/desk stand is easy to use and keeps the charger cable neatly tucked away. The stand bottom opens and you can roll in the rest of the cable, resulting in no tangling wire.

Charge Quietly – Don’t Miss Alerts
Quiet Charge allows you to charge the radio and turn off calls. You will still receive weather and emergency alerts, so you don’t miss important information.

IP54 Weatherproof
With the IP54 weatherproof design, the radio withstands the effects of rain, snow and other weather conditions.

22 Channels Each with 121 Privacy Codes
With 22 channels and 121 privacy codes, totaling 2,662 combinations, it is easy to find an available channel. 

Know the Weather In Advance
I always check my weather app each morning when I wake up but sometimes it seems to be out of date.  So now I keep updated with real-time weather conditions by turning on the weather channel or initiating weather alerts. With these capabilities, I will always be prepared for the unexpected.

NOAA radio service may not be available in all areas. But you can check with your local weather office for frequency and details, or visit www.weather.gov/nwr (Canada: www.msc.ec.gc.ca/msb/weatheradio).

Quickly Ask for Help
When in danger, easily ask for help. Press the emergency alert button, and the radio will transmit an alert siren followed by spoken or incidental sounds. This will allow others to know that you have an impending danger.

Power Through Your Adventures
There are two ways to power your radio. You can use NiMH rechargeable batteries included for up to 10 hours. Or use 3 AA batteries on the go for up to 26 hours. This way you will always have an option on the go.

There are three ways to charge the NiMH rechargeable batteries. You can connect it to your vehicle adaptor,  your computer, or plug the micro-USB cable into an outlet. So you have more than one option to charge it if you aren’t near an outlet.

Extra Power When You Need It Most
Push-To-Talk (PTT) power boost allows you to extend the transmission range by increasing the transmitter power output. It also saves battery life when no power boost is necessary.

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Becky

Wife, mother, grandma, blogger, all wrapped into one person. Lover of coffee, crime shows as well as humor. Loyalty, honesty and positivity is what attracts me to a person as that is what I try to project to others. Hard working and driven to a fault helps me help others and in turn helps myself in my daily work and life.

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ken ohl
3 years ago

these would come in handy to communicate with

Amy D
Amy D
3 years ago

I’ve really wanted to get walkie talkies for my daughters, and these look amazing. These are perfect for camping. I love that they are waterproof, have 22 channels and have radio.

Edward
Edward
3 years ago

These would be great for the kids to use.

Christopher Mason
Christopher Mason
3 years ago

I can’t wait to get this to use for my daughter so she can communicate with her best friend a few houses down.

AJ T.
AJ T.
3 years ago

A nice kid’s toy.

Lucy Rapposelli
Lucy Rapposelli
3 years ago

What a great giveaway!!! Could really use these to keep in touch with the kids when camping

Tamra Phelps
Tamra Phelps
3 years ago

My oldest nephew loves this kind of thing. They would be really handy in emergency situations.

April Monty
3 years ago

These are so cool, like modern day walkie talkies!

Steve Weber
Steve Weber
3 years ago

I love that they are weatherproof! super cool feature.

Kimberly Frazee
Kimberly Frazee
3 years ago

I think I love the idea of the FM radio. Sometimes one of us are up on the north 40 and its nice to keep the weather handy when your up there

Robin Creager
Robin Creager
3 years ago

Wow! The Motorola Talkabout certainly has a lot of features that one needs in case of emergency. I like that it is weatherproof and also has FM radio. Great to have on hand during a weather crisis or if the power goes out. Nice review!!

Betty Jones
Betty Jones
3 years ago

These would be awesome for my son and husband to use while in the field. We farm and sometime you are in a spot where cell phones don’t pickup these would be a great backup for them to use to communicate with each other.

jenny
jenny
3 years ago

These are walkie-talkies beefed up! WOW! These bad boys do it all and have great extra features! We would use these camping and hiking…. and my kids would use these daily running the neighborhood!

LeAnn Harbert
LeAnn Harbert
3 years ago

We could really use these on our farm.

Dawn Monzu
Dawn Monzu
3 years ago

These would be so perfect to use! In Nebraska we have so many tornado scares, so if we had these it would make me feel a little better. They sound like they work really well. I’d love to try them out!

bn100
bn100
3 years ago

looks helpful

bn100
bn100
3 years ago

would keep

wendi
wendi
3 years ago

i love that it has the weather app on it!! I love to know the weather

Jessica Gipson
Jessica Gipson
3 years ago

I love all the features, my favorite is the ease of finding channels with privacy.

Tamra Gibson
Tamra Gibson
3 years ago

Wow this is perfect and honestly would be a great gift. I love that it works in power outage. That is one if my biggest worries with my kids. When I can’t reach them I go crazy. I’m really happy to see Motorola come out with a product like this

Jeremy McLaughlin
Jeremy McLaughlin
3 years ago

This would be great for my sons.

nickie
nickie
3 years ago

This would be great for my son

Angel Waddle
Angel Waddle
3 years ago

These are a great idea

Jeanna Massman
Jeanna Massman
3 years ago

This would be a fantastic addition to an emergency kit or a camping pack.

Kelly D
Kelly D
3 years ago

I like the feature of the emergency alert button, so the radio will transmit an alert if needed.

Cathy Bradford
Cathy Bradford
3 years ago

This would be great when my husband is in the back of our property, cell does not always work

Laurie Nykaza
Laurie Nykaza
3 years ago

My family would love using these I’m always outside and they could use it to keep in contact with me there . We go walking to the park with our dogs and we do split up so we could use them to stay connected there too.

Randi J Cook
Randi J Cook
3 years ago

This would be great for communication when I’m at the back of our property.

Seyma SHabbir
Seyma SHabbir
3 years ago

I love that it is weatherproof. I have had walky talkies that got damaged with rain. Love that they are great for different terrain so when we hike we can use it!

Melissa Storms
Melissa Storms
3 years ago

I think these would be great for when we are walking through the woods or picking wild berries and get separated.

Juana Sanchez
Juana Sanchez
3 years ago

These would be great for when we go camping. Love the emergency feature button.

Shannon Vitvitsky
Shannon Vitvitsky
3 years ago

These are awesome!

Angela Saver
Angela Saver
3 years ago

I love that these are waterproof and that you can charge quietly and not miss emergency and weather alerts!

jeanette sheets
jeanette sheets
3 years ago

i sure could use these for my family especially on outings or camping trips adds extra level of security .

Brian L.
Brian L.
3 years ago

These are great. With also a radio, 2 ways to charge and the send help feature..so nice! Great for camping and hanging out and being able to keep in touch while at the mines in Arkansas.

Nicole Martin
Nicole Martin
3 years ago

These would be awesome for camping!

Sue E
Sue E
3 years ago

These radios would be great for camping, hiking, emergencies and more!!
They are very handy to have!

MD Kennedy
MD Kennedy
3 years ago

These look awesome! My husband and I should carry them when we go hiking!

Crystal
Crystal
3 years ago

This is an amazing review very detailed And makes me want to buy this item

Leif E
Leif E
3 years ago

Love all the extra features. Ours not just walkie talkies.

Dionne
Dionne
3 years ago

These would come in handy when 4wheeling

Will G
Will G
3 years ago

They look really nice!

Kim Avery
Kim Avery
3 years ago

These would be great to have for when my husband is in the garage. Better and easier than a cell phone!

Rachel
Rachel
3 years ago

I like the emergency alert button function as well as the built in LED light.

judy sizemore
3 years ago

these would be great to have this summer I can talk to my son while he is playing in the yard an I am in the house

Dan Dykstra
Dan Dykstra
3 years ago

I like that the built-in LED flashlight gives me a safe feeling during dark adventures.

Della Dabner
Della Dabner
3 years ago

These would come in handy during the rough weather season here in Arkansas.

Hagehog
Hagehog
3 years ago

If the price of this WT will rise significantly with LiIon batteries? I don’t think so

Margaret Smith
Margaret Smith
3 years ago

What a great review. These Talkabouts sounds like they are top quality.

Abigail Gibson
Abigail Gibson
3 years ago

Motorola has always been one of the top makers of radios. Awesome!