The leading two way radio brand name is Motorola, so, with that in mind, we have great expectations for this SL4000, let us see how it presents.
The Motorola SL4000 is designed with discretion in mind. Tiny, slim, sleek and lightweight, this radio device is great for speaking with others, quietly and unobtrusively. It weighs the equivalent as the standard smart phone.
However, regardless of its petite build, the SL4000 is a very commanding two way radio, able to transmit and receive over a surprisingly broad range. Because of this, it's clear that this 2 way radio is best suited to utilizes like airports, motels, security, hospitality and anyplace else that a large, armed forces style two-way communication is perhaps a little bit clear for the tasks at hand.
It also is included with built-in Bluetooth, a special ‘covert mode’ and smart audio.
It's certainly not the lowest priced 2 way radio on the market. However, it has been created specially for business use and will be judged on those virtues. The Sl4000 radio is most definitely not just a ‘hobby’ radio, nor is it a radio that is meant for amusement in any way. This is a dependable, top of the line radio that has been created for hotel/airport/security/public service staff and has spared no expense in the process. The cost is what it truly is, but you will get what you pay for.
The first thing we noticed concerning the SL4000 is just how smart it really is. We were set for a pleasant, little walkie talkie, obviously, however it really is a surprising design. In reality, at first glance, you could easily mistake it for a circa-early 2000’s phone.
The Motorola sl4000 has a amazing array of connectivity options, including a USB port for programming and charging, in addition to an choice to charge upright inside a charger, or simply disconnect the battery and charge it independently. The battery alone, by the way, is only slightly larger than a mobile phone battery.
The screen is crystal clear and a cell phone-style menu screen allows you to choose your particular talk group. In reality, there is a menu screen for just about everything, it is clear that this is a more urban, more cosmopolitan two way radio than nearly all of its peers. It will even create ‘text messages’.
The audio quality is very good certainly (even using the miniature speakers) and you’ll have no problem communicating between this and some other radio device.
The only downside we could find is that it only handles digital, not analogue. Still, that really is not the end of the world lately, is it?
This walkie talkie could be a very bad option for ‘Operation Desert Storm’, but as a more unobtrusive, contemporary style of radio, it is perfectly suited to the purposes that it is intended.
Sophisticated, modern, tidy and completely smooth to operate, the Motorola sl4000 is a genuine winner. This is a bit like the supple younger sister of that DP3600, cooler, smarter, sexy and downright charming – an incredible product and a substantial step forward in urban radio technology as well.
Once again, Motorola supply a fine product, but this time it is a little far from their typical fare. Still, they thrive with aplomb, creating what's quite possibly the very best model of its type around.