Last week we covered the TV watch, which is about as
lonely and solitary as you can get with a gadget, but this week's gadget watch requires at least one other human, it's
the Walkie-Talkie wristwatch.
What it is: It's a Walkie-Talkie that sits on your wrist. Press to talk and voice activation—a little on the big side, but hey, it's a Walkie-Talkie.
Here are the features:
Uses FRS and GMRS 2-way local communication walkie-talkie frequencies
22 Channels (14 FRS and 8 GMRS)
1.5 Mile Range
VOX Voice Activated operation
Digital Watch with backlit LCD
We've used these in the wild at conferences, instead of trying to call other people (and discovering that the calls
never going through) when covering the floor, and we've also put them to the test at an
MIT swapfest—they paid for themselves ten times over.
Where to get it and how much: You can pick them up at Amazon for $24 each. There's also a "pro" version of these which cost $20 more.