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  • I had to wait 16 years, but someone finally made one

    Remember that nifty watch that Micheal Knight had in Knight Rider? You know, the one that he used to talk to KITT?

    I asked Santa for one when I was 6, and finally someone has made one.
    http://www.xactcommunication.com/about.asp

    It lists for $50 on the website, but Wal*Mart has them for $30.
    Gimme a couple of years (to get a car that works, and put the PC in it) and I WILL have Voice activation through my watch, dammit.
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    22 Channels:
    Channels 1-14 FRS
    Channels 15-22 GMRS

    Hm looks kinda plastic,but $30 aint bad. Where are they located in walmart? I might have to look at one for the hell of it

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    • #3
      That's way pimp. For $30, I would figure out a way to hook it up to the car pc. I was reading some guy's web site where he used 2-way radios to get feedback/control his automated house. Granted, it's "illegal" (FCC says 2-way radios have to be used between 2 real ppl) and there's a chance that someone else can control your stuff but it's still cool. Otherwise, it seems kinda handy for when you're hiking/skiing. The problems (FAQ) seem to bother me tho...perhaps we should wait for a objective review?

      Nice find BTW.
      No Carputer YET.
      A car I'm designing...

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      • #4
        Here in starkville, they are located in the electronics section where all the other FRS radios are, near the computer stuff section.
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        • #5
          I know it's kinda old...

          If anyone's still looking, I found a usb adapter for $50 at best buy next to the frs radios that's set up to allow you to patch into voip through a pair of frs radios (one for you and one for the computer) how's that for remote start/stop possibilities? Or asking your gps software where it is when your girlfriend 'borrows' your car... Cheap way to ad a security/tracking system.

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          • #6
            $9.99 on Ebay!

            http://cgi.ebay.com/New-Act-WristLin...QQcmdZViewItem
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            • #7


              I will wait another 3 years and it will be free with a cup of coffe at starbucks.

              Guerra,

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              • #8
                All you need is to connect the headphone out on the radio to the mic in on the soundcard and possibly use navivoice

                I think before I do I may buy some new radios......
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                • #9
                  Originally posted by Filip
                  Granted, it's "illegal" (FCC says 2-way radios have to be used between 2 real ppl)

                  Umm...huh? there are LOTS of 2-way applications that have computers on one or both ends of the line. One that comes to mind is the taxi dispatch system for our cab company, with a computer at the dispatch center and a computer in the cab.

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                  • #10
                    yeah but they pay a stonking big licence fee.

                    cheap pmr is just for that, pmr, and low power, and shovelling data down a carrier can cause much more spurious bleed into other channels than voice, hence they dont want fsckwits doing it, so its not allowed.
                    Lez, more widely known as flez1966

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