Despite its bargain price, the Midland LXT500VP3 boasts features like rechargeable batteries, silent mode and keypad lock -- plus easy-to-manipulate buttons that make it an excellent choice for kids. Although it has a lower claimed range than pricier walkie-talkies, users say that real-world performance is typically similar.
- Rechargeable batteries (rare at this price)
- Includes silent mode and keypad lock
- Three-year warranty
- No weather radio
- Fewer features than pricier walkie-talkies
- Some complaints about faulty rechargeable batteries