Beat Bugs Bugged Out Walkie Talkies comes with two walkie talkies designed after the animated Netflix series, Beat Bugs. Beat Bugs celebrates the music of the Beatles. The walkie talkies are plastic, and require three AAA batteries, which are not included. They allow kids to talk to their friends, and feature wings that flip up. Inspired by favorite characters Crick and Buzz, one is green with a C on it, and the other purple with a B. Fans of the series can pretend to be Crick and Buzz, and communicate by turning the switch to ON and pressing the top button to talk. The bottom button releases the wings, revealing fun Beat Bugs graphics. We found the walkie talkies work best outside in an open area. There seems to be too much interference indoors, or in a city like Manhattan where we tested them. It was difficult to hear the other person. The sound is also much easier to hear when the wings are released. The manufacturer claims the talkies have a range of over 100 feet. They are lightweight, and sized well for preschoolers. Kids can also use them as part of imaginative play.
These are fun to look at, lightweight, and sized appropriately for preschoolers. Unfortunately, it was too difficult to hear the other person due to static when we tested them indoors, and on the streets of Manhattan. The manufacturer states that they have a range of over 100 feet, and work best in an open area in the suburbs or rural space. Either way, they would be fun for imaginative play as Beat Bugs fans can pretend to be favorite characters Crick and Buzz.
Beat Bugs Bugged Out Walkie Talkies are recommended for ages 3 years old and up but we think they're best suited for 5 and up to use as actual working walkie talkies. Younger kids may enjoy using them as part of imaginative play.
We played with these for a while, and found there is too much interference indoors or on the city streets of Manhattan where we first tested them, making it difficult to hear the other person. The sound is much easier to hear when the wings are released, and per the manufacturer, clearer when in an open area like a large backyard, field, or park. Three AAA batteries are needed for each.
3 AAA batteries required
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