The world’s leading radio brand is Motorola, so, with that in perspective, we have high expectations for the SL4000, let us see how it delivers.
The SL4000 is designed with discretion in mind. Small, slender, sleek and light, this 2 way radio is great for communicating with other people, silently and inconspicuously. It weighs about the equivalent as a typical smartphone.
Nonetheless, despite its petite stature, the SL4000 is a very powerful two way radio, able to transmit and receive over a surprisingly broad range. Because of this, it is apparent that this 2 way radio is best suited to utilizes like airports, hotels, security, hospitality and anyplace else that a large, military style two-way communication is probably a little bit unsubtle for the job at hand.
It also is included with built-in Bluetooth, a extraordinary ‘covert mode’ and smart audio.
It’s certainly not the cheapest two way radio on the market. Still, it has been made specifically for business use and will be judged on those virtues. The Sl4000 radio is most certainly not a ‘hobby’ two way radio, nor is it a radio that is intended for play in any way. This is a reliable, top of the line radio that is created for hotel/airport/security/public service employees and has spared no expense within the process. The price is what it is, but you’ll get what you pay for.
The very first thing we noticed regarding the SL4000 is just how intelligent it truly is. We were geared up for a pleasant, tiny two way radio, obviously, but it certainly is a stunning design. In truth, at first glance, you might easily mistake it for a circa-early 2000’s phone.
The SL4000 includes a amazing array of connectivity options, including a USB port for programming and charging, as well as an choice to charge upright in a charger, or simply take off the battery and charge it independently. The battery alone, by the way, is merely a little bigger than a mobile phone battery.
The display is crystal clear and a mobile phone-style menu display enables you to select your particular talk group. In reality, there is a menu display for just about everything, it is clear that’s a more city, more sophisticated radio than most of its peers. It is able to even compose ‘text messages’.
The audio quality is excellent indeed (even using the little speakers) and also you’ll not have a problem communicating between this and some other two way radio device.
The only downside we can 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 is a very bad option for ‘Operation Desert Storm’, but for a more discreet, contemporary style of two way radio, it’s perfectly suited to the purposes that it is intended.
Sophisticated, modern, neat and absolutely smooth to operate, the Motorola sl4000 is a genuine winner. It is a bit like the supple younger sister of the DP3400, cooler, smarter, sexy and utterly charming – an excellent product and a considerable leap forward in urban radio technology as well.
Once again, Motorola deliver a fine product, but this time it is a bit aloof from their typical fare. Still, they thrive with assurance, creating what’s quite probably the best model of its type around today.