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This Moto Mod turns your phone into a walkie-talkie

This Moto Mod turns your phone into a walkie-talkie

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Back in November, Motorola launched a contest to jump-start Moto Mod development, and so far it seems to have worked. The latest Moto Mod to surface on Indiegogo is Linc, a “smart” walkie-talkie attachment that will allow you to stay connected in areas with no cell coverage.

The Linc radio has a range of five miles and supports 22 channels, SMS, GPS location sharing, and an emergency alert button that can transmit an SOS signal. It can also communicate with two-way radios from different manufacturers using its radio-over-IP gateway, and comes with a 1,500mAh battery that will last 20 hours on standby.

Although it’s designed to work with the Moto Z, Linc says the walkie-talkie can connect and work with any Bluetooth-enabled device. Given that this is a crowdfunded device and Linc has never shipped a product, there’s always the chance that the product may never ship or work like you expect it to. But if you’re inclined, you can order a Linc for as low as $99 on Indiegogo.