Meet the Talkabout T400 from Motorola: a 2-way radio system with a range of up to 35 miles to allow you to stay in touch with others wirelessly. It helps you stay on top of the weather with real-time information. You can power the radio using rechargeable batteries, a micro-USB cable, or with 3 AA batteries (last up to 21 hours).
The Talkabout T400 can act like a speakerphone to allow hands-free communication when you are on the move. It has 22 channels with 121 privacy codes. The family version sets you back under $80.