We love tech and innovation, and we love uncovering new and exciting products that will revolutionize the way you communicate today and tomorrow! We say tomorrow as in this case, the product is currently funding on Indiegogo and looks like it’s going to be a huge success, already over 400% of its planned capital raised and only a week into its campaign. Those kinds of stats always pique our interest, so we took a closer look at this one.
It’s called the PowerTalkie, and it’s being dubbed as an Advanced Off-Network comms device. By that, we’re guessing they mean no network charges or monthly fees to pay. Already sounds like a winner to us.
It’s a portable device that does indeed look like one of those walkie-talkies you might have had as a kid, but this allows your smartphone to stay connected to your friends and family even if there is no mobile service or Wi-Fi where you currently are. Say if you up a mountain snowboarding or out on the ocean sailing. The PowerTalkie enables you to talk, SMS and share your location not just with individuals but also as a group and has a 20-mile range as well as being 100% waterproof. Handy if you are sailing we suppose! You can share maps which is a great function if there are separate groups of you out hiking and with no monthly fees to pay, you’re up and running the moment you purchase your PowerTalkie. It’s not estimated though to start delivering until January 2019 that sounds just about right for extreme winter sports season so guess we’ll be putting our names down for one!
If you love the outdoors, love the group chat and have a keen sense of adventure, then the PowerTalkie might just be your new best buddy, a life saver no less. It’s 100% waterproof and dustproof, has 7 days standby battery and will always be able to send out an SOS. So no matter how far of the beaten track that the latest adventure takes you, you can always stay connected to loved ones. Looks like the days of disappearing off the grid are well and truly a thing of the past.