1 July 2003
Walkie-Talkies(HKTDC Toys & Games , Vol 02,2003)
Beach Toys & Games
A long-time favourite with youngsters worldwide, the walkie-talkie continues to be produced by Hong Kong's electronics manufacturers in quantity. Most are 4-transistor items and are fun but practical products that can also double as baby monitors and baby phones. Good quality plastic, used universally for body parts, ensures durability.
Over and Out...
AA Toys Ltd manufactures a smart, ergonomically designed walkie-talkie
set, which is produced in ABS and offered in a wide range of colours.
A belt clip is incorporated for a snug fit, and the antenna is the flexible
safety type with a plastic top cover to guard against accidents
Hot Shot Talker...
For a wide selection of walkie-talkies. Artlight Electrical Mfg Co Ltd is hard to beat. The range includes gaudy junior sets for the very young and a space-age look-alike type for more mature users in the hands-free style complete with a flexible boom microphone. Another flip-style model has a Morse code facility.
The future is here with these space-age looking glasses in cool colours that are actually walkie-talkies. Cleverly designed by maker Loyal Technology Co Ltd, the audio parts are neatly and stylishly built into the headband, while the microphone is a tiny mouthpiece similar to a telephone speaker
NPD Ltd manufactures a 4-transistor walkie-talkie with an LED light. Simply pressing the talk function brings the speaking indicators alive. The colour for standard items is blue and units are sold per piece but packaged as sets according to buyer requirement. Another model is a cheekily coloured set especially for younger children
Mobile To Base...
If a base station walkie-talkie set is required then look to Sunco (China East) Electronics Co Ltd. This company produces smart designs in darker colours or military-style khaki with easily visible yellow controls. These sets have that important reality factor to make them look authentic
Among the walkie-talkies from Tsuen Shing Enterprises Ltd are headset
models of robust appearance and larger fitting sizes, surely appreciated
by boys. Wearing the headset allows users to keep their hands free for
other tasks. Other audio products include baby monitors and baby phones
made of transparent plastic in bright colours
Pink appeals to young girls, and the Phone Angel 4-transistor, belt-clip walkie-talkie operating from two 9v batteries is bound to please. Made by Yuen Tat Electronic Toys Mfy Ltd, also among this maker's larger offerings, and sharing similar features, are the sturdy Robot and Army walkie-talkies
WRITTEN BY TONY HENDERSON
Chinachem Golden Plaza
77 Mody Rd
Tsim Sha Tsui East, Kowloon
Sunco (China East) Electronics Co Ltd
Unit 2, 11/F, Blk 2
39 Healthy St East
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