Cobra Electronics will debut the first ever Bluetooth-compatible CB radio at the 2008 Mid-America Trucking Show March 27 through 29 in Louisville.

The patent pending 29 LTD BT is the first-ever CB radio is aimed at making communication easier and safer on the road by bringing your cell phone calls wirelessly into the CB unit.

This isn’t your normal Blast Magazine uber gadget, iPod, MP3 whatchamacallit, but the nerd in me squeals at the sight of this baby.

“With Bluetooth technology, the 29 LTD BT allows drivers a better way to have phone conversations on the road because calls from a mobile phone are synched with the CB radio. A noise canceling microphone allows calls to be heard loud and clear, even over a noisy engine,” Cobra said in a statement earlier this week. “Incoming audio is routed through the radio’s 5-Watt CB speaker making it easy for the driver to hear the caller. The Bluetooth feature also gives drivers the ability to answer and terminate calls by pushing one button on the CB microphone, allowing drivers to stay focused on the road.”

The new 29 LTD BT also has the standard CB complement including access to emergency channel 9, and tactile controls to allow the driver to feel where the dial is in its rotation without taking his eyes off the road.

The new unit also offers 4 Watts AM RF power output, the maximum amount of power allowed by law. (Insert Tim Allen grunt here)

The 29 LTD BT will be available this summer for $189.95.

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14 Responses

  1. Albert Surma

    I really am impressed with the bluetooth cb radio, however I would like to purchase the microphone ment for the device, Please advise me as to how to aquire it. or a telephomne number to you, so I can order it.
    the mic’ that I have purchased just do not do the device justice, and I want other’s tat hear me to know that I have a cobra bluetooth that is the best.
    Thank you for your response.
    Albert

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  2. Albert Surma

    I really am impressed with the bluetooth cb radio, however I would like to purchase the microphone ment for the device, Please advise me as to how to aquire it. or a telephomne number to you, so I can order it.
    Thank you for your response.
    Albert

    Reply
  3. Albert Surma

    I really am impressed with the bluetooth cb radio, however I would like to purchase the microphone ment for the device, Please advise me as to how to aquire it. or a telephomne number to you, so I can order it.
    Thank you for your response.
    Albert

    Reply
  4. CB Radios

    I am so glad Cobra emerged these technologies. CB Radio needs new advances, to keep up with wireless and amateur radio technologies. Cobra also introduced the SoundTracker feature, which was one of the first CB radios with AF Processing that improves SNR of receive’s audio. Although Export Radios are taking over the market share, Cobra will always be the leading seller of CB Radios.

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  5. Criggie

    I want the other way around – a bluetooth-enabled PRS radio that will work with two or three bluetooth personal headsets.

    Would be awesome for 4WD competitions.

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