A new Moto Mod has landed on IndieGoGo and it transforms the Moto Z into a true walkie-talkie
by Joe M. / Feb 18, 2017, 4:59 PM
a $45 mod that brings wireless charging and an IR blaster in a body not much thicker than a Style Shell Moto Mod, and one of the most recent ones to make an appearance on IndieGoGo is currently dubbed as "Linc." The name may not be all that catchy, but its ability to transform any Moto Z-branded handset into a fully-functioning walkie-talkie is insanely cool.We've seen a lot of cool concepts so far, such as
The Linc is compatible with 22 radio channels and has an operating distance of over 4 miles, meaning that you can still communicate with friends and family when you don't have any cell service (assuming that they've also got access to the same frequencies). In addition to the normal walkie-talkie features, the Linc also supports sending and receiving of SMS, allows for location sharing thanks to the built-in GPS, and can tap into two-way radios with different branding by making use of a radio-over-IP gateway.
As if that wasn't enough, the Linc also comes with a 1,500 mAh battery that can last for up to 20 hours while on standby and can send out an SOS signal if you find yourself needing to do so. The Linc is currently being sold on IndieGoGo for a starting price of $99, and while there's always a bit of risk involved whenever backing a project on a crowdfunding site like this, the Linc has already reached 36% of its funding goal with 20 days still remaining in the campaign.
- Display 5.5" 1440 x 2560 pixels
- Camera 13 MP / 5 MP front
- Processor Qualcomm Snapdragon 820, Quad-core, 2200 MHz
- Storage 32 GB + microSDXC
- Battery 2600 mAh
Posts: 196; Member since: Aug 28, 2012
Why not make a shell with a rotary dialer on it? You can but walkie talkies for less that $99.
posted on Feb 18, 2017, 8:42 PM 4
Posts: 7; Member since: Jun 19, 2015
What a worthless mod. Walkie talkie.LMAO
posted on Feb 18, 2017, 10:11 PM 3
Posts: 3960; Member since: Oct 21, 2014
It's not worthless, those are still being used 24/7 in the oil sands industry (including at my worksite), and unless you've been living under a rock, you'll know that's no small industry. However, this should have been a standard OTG accessory.
posted on Feb 19, 2017, 9:41 PM 3
Posts: 275; Member since: Apr 30, 2012
Its actually a relevant mod... for people in limited signal places, people that must go really deep in tunnels or any kind of construction sites that need the inmediate communication but have no wifi or proper signal. Still kind of expensive, but neat!
posted on Feb 19, 2017, 9:48 AM 2
Posts: 299; Member since: Jul 21, 2014
Funny reading all the negative comments regarding this mod. Have you guys ever gone for a hike, or any other outdoor activity, where there's no cell-signal? This mod is perfect for that! Just because it's not for you, posting from the comfort of...wherever you are with wifi signal and reception, doesn't mean the rest of the world doesn't want it. Kudos to Sil80 for thinking outside the box!
posted on Feb 19, 2017, 3:01 PM 2
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