The release of the TALKABOUT T82 from Motorola Solutions has signalled the discontinuation of the ever popular T80 models, license free radios that have been market leading devices from the manufacturer. The last order date should you want to purchase this radio is the 27th April 2018, with delivery available to be scheduled up until the 31st October later in the year. There is the potential for more T80 models to be available after these dates, but this is only up until depletion of stock.
The T82 was released in July 2017, an upgrade on the still available T80 boasting many more features not previously seen on a license free device. VOX voice activation allows for hands free use of the radio, automatically transmitting should the user begin to speak, ideal when working in a manual environment, or when partaking in leisure activities such as cycling. Further adding to this is the device being IPx2 Rated, this means that the T82 is splash proof. An emergency alert button is also present on this radio, further adding to the safety features not previously seen on the T80 model, alongside its 16-channel capacity, a further 8 more than seen on the previous model.
One of the key features of the TALKABOUT T82 is having a dual power battery function. This allows for the use of both AA standard alkaline batteries or the NiMH batteries which are included in the box when purchasing this device. These devices are 800mAh and offer up to 18 hours battery life when charged fully, should this not be enough though, it is possible to purchase a 1300mAh NiMH which will extend the life of your device to 26 hours of use when fully charged. Charging your device is done by a micro USB, a single power point with a double headed USB connector allows for your radios to be charged from the same point. Should you want a more efficient method of charging, a drop-in charging deck is available to purchase separately.
If you already have a fleet of T80s but don’t need to purchase any more devices before the cut-off date, there’s no need to rush into a purchase as the T82 is compatible with its predecessor. Therefore when/if you need any further devices adding to your fleet, the T82 will work fine with your current models and there is no need to purchase an entirely new batch of radios.
In The Box
Twin Pack of Motorola T82 Radios
2x Belt Clips
2x Mains Adaptor Plug & Charger Plug
2x 800mAh Rechargeable Battery
16 Personalization Stickers