This Device Turns Any Smartphones into a Short-Range Walkie-Talkie

By: Katherine Pendrill - Mar 8, 2016
References: theairwave & springwise
'Airwave' is a unique device that allows anyone to turn their smartphone into a short-range walkie-talkie. One of the biggest challenges for skiers and snowboarders is staying in touch while hitting the slopes. This device helps sports enthusiasts stay connected even when no cell phone signal is available.

Airwave is a palm-sized device that can be used to link a group of smartphones together. Users simply plug the Airwave device into the headset jack of an existing walkie-talkie and then place the device in their pocket. All parties then launch the Airwave app on their smartphone, plug in their headphones and begin communicating via Bluetooth. As a result, each user's smartphone is instantly transformed into a short-range walkie-talkie.

The system is ideal for skiers, snowboarders and other outdoor enthusiasts looking for a simple way to stay in touch.