Discovery Kids “Night Talkies”, which supposedly are “fun for night excursions”, may seem very cool at first, but they really are misleading. They are static sounding and produce low-quality transmission, so it’s no wonder there is a one-year warranty on them!
One cool feature that I would expect should work is the flashlight, and it only kind of does. If you look at the back of the box, there is a picture of a couple kids turning on the flashlight and having a good time. If you look closely, however, you will see that the light is green. In real life, it is not. The flashlight also has a dim light that hardly works, for what is advertised as “illuminat[ing] the dark”. Its beam is weak.
Next, Night Talkies don’t exactly please your ears. The second you turn them on, you hear a noise kind of like a radio without a reception. Then, to make it all worse, when you speak into it, the other person can hardly hear what you are saying. The back of the box even advertises “high-quality transmission.” It’s not.
Also, the range is only about 50 or so feet, so you can’t really do anything with them long distance.
The Night Talkies require six “triple A” batteries total, which, if you didn’t know, is quite a lot for a toy so unusable.
These walkie-talkies are definitely not worth it, and I would not recommend them to anyone, let alone a 5-year-old, which is what the minimum age is.The Night Talkies make a loud buzzing noise when they’re turned on, which shouldn’t even happen, and the flashlight is not as advertised. Do not buy these. They are a complete waste of money and really junky.