love this product very handy piece of equipment for any serious 4x4 operator
Awesome customer service. Very happy with this purchase and I'm sure you will be too! Just buy one!
Purchased in September 2020 at oricom Australia for $149.00.
Good as expected
It's a better alternative than other available uhf waterproof radios.
One handheld was a little soft in voice (microphone). But Oricom warranty is excellent. They've shipped me new set of handheld after I've complained.
I wish the size (and weight) could be smaller/lighter. With today's high capacity rechargeables, it may well be use smaller AAA batteries instead.
Also, I was expecting squelch tail suppression would just work across Oricom radios offerings. Unfortunately, does not work that way. You would get that annoying squelch tail noise when paired with fixed radio such as Oricom DTX4200.
Purchased in August 2020 at Supercheap Auto for $150.00.
Great for spotting while 4wding
I use my origin handheld mainly for spotting while off-road and have dropped it many times in dirt, mud and on rocks and it’s still working beautifully. Super durable and works great. Definitely recommend to a 4wd enthusiast
Purchased in July 2020 at Oricom.
Used whilst driving. Very good reception. Good battery back up as well. It is useful that it is waterproof. There is no similar product in the market with same features at the same price point. Was purchased on the oricom website. Delivery was super fast as well. Happy customer, can recommend to interested in purchasing.
Purchased in July 2020.
The radio is perfect for our before and after school care. After reading the instructions to avoid truckies the radio has good range long battery.
Highly recommend this product and not to mention great customer service and fast delivery.
Purchased in January 2020 for $200.00.
I will be heading to the Great Victorian desert later in September along with 5 mates I will hold any comments until after ,as there is no point in saying what I have not tried
Purchased in August 2020 at Oricome online for $69.00.
Great little hand-held UhF, practical, easy to use and great for communicating between spotters and drivers. Also great for communicating between hikers, hunters, campers and caravaners. Out bush i would not be without it.
Purchased in July 2020 for $79.00.
Great Value for Money
Easy to use, great for camping and 4wd trips. Range is good. In built flash light handy. Has a lot of features with sub channels for more private chats. Would recommend
Purchased in May 2020 for $150.00.
Excellent waterproof radio, intuitive to use. The charging cradle is simple and neat. The USB cable provides options to recharge from vehicle, when not able to use cradle. Shipping and packaging was spot on.
Purchased in May 2020 at Oricom.
could be better
Not user friendly Hard to navigate through the functions. display is easy to see sound is of good quality. the water proof unit is a plus seems robust. maybe next time will look at one of the other hand held Oricom units
Purchased at oricom for $139.00.
very happy with this very versatile product. being waterproof with a flashing light is perfect especially if your going fishing on your own away from others. So easy to use and great display. Everything that comes in the pack makes it a great kit. My first oricom product and I will definitely be back to that brand for more products
Purchased in June 2020 at Oricom for $139.00.
Great versatile portable 2way radio
These handheld radios are great for hiking to keep in contact, I like the water resistant feature as I sometimes hike in the rain and the end conversation beep is handy for those who forget to say "over" and the end of each chat
The radios are limited by hills which cant be helped and sometimes it is hard to find a exclusive channel but also cant be helped, all in all a great portable radio with great battery life(love the feature of using normal AA batteries or being able to charge of a portable battery pack via the usb port)
Purchased in August 2019 at Google Store for $120.00.
We purchased these radios to assist in reversing the boat down the ramp and into the garage. I am impressed with the ease of use straight out of the box and the sound is crystal clear.
Purchased in June 2020 at Oricom online store for $139.00.
A Handy Handie!...
The style of the radio first caught my eye, along with the discount offer which clinched the deal.
In my handling of the radio, I could wish it was about one third smaller, but perhaps it is a little larger to make it float better?
The scanning feature is painfully slow, more like stepping through the channels than scanning.
Setting up how I wanted it was quite simple to me, but newcomers might find it somewhat daunting.
I would have preferred a removeable antenna, but to keep it simple, I guess it's the way it is.
Love the charging/battery ide...
Purchased in May 2020 at Oricom for $79.00.
Best little handheld I found
Easy to use out of the box and the ideal helper for low volume reversing in the caravan. Wish we had one when I was 40 years younger and Mum and Dad entertained a lot of other caravaners with chat on backing into sites.
Purchased in May 2020 for $99.95.
Questions & Answers
is the oricom 2500 hand held a better unit than the oricom 2920 hand held in range and speaker sound?
Hi Phil, please give our locally based Oricom Support a call on 02 4574 8888 Mon-Fri 8am-6pm AEDT, as the team will be able to assist with any specific questions. The UHF2500 is 2 Watt and waterpoof, whereas the UHF2190 is 2 Watt (not waterproof). Both have a listed range of up to 10km. All the best, Oricom Baby Care.
Wondering how suitable this model is for kids? It seems a bit large and heavy and maybe tricky to use?
Keen to set it to a sub channel and maybe DCS advanced digital code to prevent them from picking up other channels.
I like that it is waterproof and more powerful over for example the Uniden UH45 which seems to be designed with kids in mind.
My kids are 5 and 8.
Keen to hear some thoughts, or better even experiences.
Hi Berry, the UHF2500 is a little larger and is a 2 Watt radio. The radio in the oricom range that we would recommend for that age group is the PMR795BL as per the link below. It is however, not waterproof. All the best, Oricom.
Purchased in August 2020 at Oricome online for $69.00.
So this gentleman puchased UHF2500 for $69.00 - If I want to buy one at that price where can I do that?
Hi Tony, the product would have been on promotion. Keep up to date with our deals in this category on the below link:
All the best, Oricom
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