Sonnet wireless device is designed to turn phone into walkie talkie. There is no reason to forget walkie-talkies for a safe adventure, but using Sonnet, you can ignore it.
The Sonnet is a versatile and practical gadget designed for outdoor activities. It measures 3.46 x 3.15 x 0.67 inches (88 x 80 x 17mm) and weighs 5.64 ounces (160 grams). The walkie talkie adapter sports a compact and lightweight form factor for easy carrying. Meanwhile, weatherproof design enables it to meet the standards of IP66 rating, which means it’s dust tight and water resistant.
The Sonnet uses built-in WiFi module to wirelessly connect with your smartphone in order to turn it into a powerful walkie talkie. Using 2-way radio, two smartphones with Sonnets support up to 5km point-to-point wireless communication up to 5km range. Furthermore, the Sonnet also features mesh networking technology that significantly extends the communication range using multiple Sonnets, x advanced encryption technologies ensure private and secure and communication.
Moreover, the Sonnet app features a panic button. When you press it for 5 seconds, your phone walkie talkie will broadcast your current GPS location and your distress message to all Sonnet users in range. An offline map has been built in the app for convenient navigation without needing Internet. Apart from these, Sonnet comes equipped with a 4000mAh rechargeable battery. Using a built-in USB port, you even can use it as a portable power bank to charge your smartphone.
The team of Sonnet has successfully completed the fund goal on Kickstarter, but you can still pledge $89 to preorder a pair of Sonnet units. The bundle will be shipped in November 2017 (estimated).