What Sets It Apart: The “rewind-say again” feature is essentially a digital voice recorder, allowing you to replay the last 20 seconds of any transmission. The HH475 also features Bluetooth wireless technology, allowing you to stash the cell and use the VHF for phone conversations. Memory scan allows you to program frequently used channels.
Our Experience: The “rewind-say again” feature is slick. Bluetooth allowed us to take phone calls through the radio, with our cell as far as 30 feet from the handheld. The catch? Bluetooth takes precedence when you’re on a phone call, meaning you may miss someone hailing you on VHF. Ultimately, however, the Cobra stood out for the simplest reasons. Its screen offers the best contrast, as well as backlighting — and it’s the only one with a traditional volume knob.
Bottom Line: $199.95; cobra.com