Linc is a Moto Mod that turns your phone into a walkie talkie

Walkie talkies are definitely a little dated compared to a new smartphone, but there’s no denying they had some very useful situations where a smartphone just isn’t as good. When you’re out hiking, for example, you need to be able to just push and talk to someone and not have to worry about dialing a phone number. That’s where Linc comes in. 

The device is a Moto Mod for the Moto Z family that attempts to turn your high-tech pocket computer into something a little more reminiscent of the early days of instant communication. It pops on the back of your phone, like other Mods, and acts like a traditional radio that can communicate with other devices in areas with zero cellular service.

It supports 22 channels with a range of five miles, but can also handle SMS messages and GPS tracking. It’s also technically a Bluetooth compatible device, so even if you don’t have a Moto Z you can still use it with other smartphones. That’s also an incredibly important selling point, because if you’re going camping with a group there’s a very slim chance you’ll all have the same phone.

The Linc is currently undergoing a crowdfunding campaign on Indiegogo where it looks on pace to hit its goal. If you’re interested, you can go ahead and support the project and guarantee yourself one for just $99.

source: Indiegogo
via: The Verge

About the Author: Jared Peters

Born in southern Alabama, Jared spends his working time selling phones and his spare time writing about them. The Android enthusiasm started with the original Motorola Droid, but the tech enthusiasm currently covers just about everything. He likes PC gaming, Lenovo's Moto Z line, and a good productivity app.

  • Dorothy Morgan

    moto mod is pretty good especially when you use it it as walkie talkie.