Gear | February 21, 2017 9:00 am

You Can Now Turn Your Smartphone Into a Walkie Talkie

Reception? We don't need no stinking reception!

Sometimes your outdoor adventures take you off the grid. Great for digital detoxing. Bad for emergencies.

LINC hopes to fix that. Dubbed “The Smart Walkie Talkie,” the clip-on device offers text messaging, voice communication, SOS signals and GPS sharing without the need for a cellular network.

Obstentisibly an attachment for the Moto Z, the device also works with any Bluetooth-enabled smartphone (just not as a clip-on). The LINC has a range of five miles and offers 22 channels on FRS/GMRS, with 121 privacy codes for “minimizing unwanted chatter.” It’s also compatible with two-ways radios from different vendors, so not everyone needs a LINC to communicate.

The campaign, which is certified as “ready for production,” is now available on Indiegogo for $99.