The Best Walkie Talkies for Kids in 2021

Walkie-talkies serve a pretty simple purpose. The name itself is quite self-explanatory, it’s a device you can speak into and the person with the other device can hear and respond back. Even in 2021, there’s still something cool and interesting about a Walkie Talkie. What was once a military device has now trickled its way into the children’s toy realm.

Witness your toddlers unleash their imagination as you hand them over this little radio. Not only are these a pair of interactive toys but also a means of efficaciously keeping in touch with your kids while they are off to the playground around the block. With the features of being portable, hands-free, long-ranged and children-friendly, the Walkie Talkies are the new adored toys.

So let your kids be secret agents in the making, and watch them have endless hours of fun with these cool interactive toys. Here are 5 of the best Walkie Talkies right now.

1. Retevis RT628 Walkie Talkie

Best Overall


  • Clear sound
  • Durable
  • Long-range
  • Tough
  • 22 FRS and GMRS channels


  • Complicated for kids

2,107 Reviews

Weight: 3.2 ounces | VOX: Yes | LED Screen: Yes | Earphone Jack: No | Battery: 3 AA batteries

If it’s a reliable, robust and static-free walkie talkie you’re looking for, with a long transmittance range, then the Retevis RT628 is the one for you. This is the hottest walkie talkie in town as of today, with the most economical retail price as well.

This five-button device is not too challenging to decode. It’s 22 FRS and GMRS channels can easily impede static and interference, providing you with clear and impeccable sound. The VOX feature allows you to operate the walkie talkie hands-free, without the hassle of pressing the PTT before communicating every time.

In addition, the box comes with two belt clips, which allows you to tie the walkie talkie around your waist or any other comfortable place because holding the device in your hands is way too mainstream.

Also, if your children are too young and you’re afraid they might change the settings you’ve set up for them, you can always lock the keypad, which only enhances convenience and restores more faith in the device.

The range of the RT628 is incredible. It is dependent on the line-of-sight and blockage due to hills, trees, and housing in a way that tends to decrease it. From the high hilltop, your range can reach well more than 10 air miles away. As of standard line of sight over the flat open land, your range will be able to reach from 2 to 3 miles.

In a residential area, your range will average from 1/2 to 3/4 mile, up to 1 mile, which is pretty neat for a ‘toy’. It is powered by 3 AA batteries (not included). The body is made up of super durable hard plastic that is slightly water-resistant too.

The Retevis RT628 close to being flawless in almost every aspect. This will certainly be your best purchase, which not only will be fun to have, but awfully beneficial too. Labeling this walkie-talkie as a ‘toy’ and not the ‘actual thing’ would be an understatement.

2. Power Rangers Walkie Talkies

Nostalgic Throwback


  • Inexpensive
  • Straightforward to use
  • 2 colors


  • Less range
  • Not very durable

568 Reviews

Weight: 8.5 ounces | VOX: No | LED Screen: No | Earphone Jack: No | Battery: 8 LR44 batteries

They say it’s all about catching the eye of the younger lot when it comes to toys, with colors and appealing shapes and designs. And the Power Ranger walkie talkie fits the shoe well.

These fetching little toys will make any kid jump with ecstasy. The set comes in two pretty colors; red and black. It requires 8 LR44 batteries which come along with the walkie-talkies.

These are exceptionally easy to hold, given their round circumference and small size. Its range is about 500 feet on a flat surface, including all the typical hindrances.

Operating these toys is a child’s play, quite literally. It has just one easy to use push button, pressed when talking. The inner circuitry is such that it bars static and other unnecessary noises, hence sound quality is great.

Not too fancy on the features, but simplicity is always preferred when it comes to toys for kids, especially of the lower age group. And best of all, it is really inexpensive and will not make you reconsider your budget.

This walkie-talkie is ultra child-friendly and would make the perfect present for occasions like birthdays or Christmas.

3. Petask Kids Walkie Talkies

Fully Featured


  • 7 in 1
  • Long-range
  • Solid construction


  • Pricey

Weight: 8.8 ounces | VOX: No | LED Screen: Yes | Earphone Jack: No | Battery: AG10 batteries

Affordable, beginner-friendly and easy to spot, Petask Kids Walkie Talkies are the best on the list for preteens and kids alike. With this toy, we can guarantee you radiant smiles. The most exciting thing about this walkie talkie is that it comes with a pair of binoculars, giving the real-time little adventurer vibes to the kids. It’s a seven in one toy including the features of a walkie-talkie, a watch, a magnifier, a night-light, secret capsules, a compass, and a reflector!

This walkie talkie will indisputably become an instant favorite of your child within minutes. The sound quality is absolutely astounding as a result of the extendable antenna that makes transmission distance longer and the sound clearer.

The auto squelch function will mute the background noise so you get the crisp sound even in crowded places. The auto-scan feature will find the clearest channel and squelch function automatically. The volume can be adjusted as desired and can even be completely muted, a feature that most walkie-talkies are deprived of.

The design of the walkie-talkie is unlike the others, it resembles a watch that wraps around the wrist with an adjustable band, and is smaller than the size of a mobile device, making it convenient to carry around. The camouflage color opens a new door to children’s vivid imagination, taking them to the world of the military and the jungles. It is royally simple to use, with the same PTT button that needs to be pushed to talk.

The Petask asks for AG10 batteries (not included). The LCD display is not just for show but displays real-time. Compared to other walkie-talkies as listed above, the Petask Kids Walkie Talkie is a little out of the budget, but keeping in view the numerous incredible features it has to offer, we believe the retail price is justified.

4. Qniglo Walkie Talkie

For The Whole Family


  • 4 walkie-talkies
  • Camo design
  • Automatic power-saving


  • Not the most durable

139 Reviews

Weight: 15.2 ounces | VOX: Yes | LED Screen: Yes | Earphone Jack: Yes | Battery: 4 AAA batteries

The Qniglo walkie-talkie set consists of 4 walkie-talkies in attractive camo pink and green designs, perfect for outdoor as well as indoor games.  This toy consists of the following amazing features: 22 channels, two-way radio, and LCD backlit display.

The range of this device is unbelievable, that is, up to 3 miles! So running out of the range field will never be your concern. Qniglo is ultra-portable and lightweight and super easy to set up and use. It requires 4 AAA battery per walkie talkie (not included in the package).

The battery lasts for about 12 hours with the attribute of automatic power saving. What makes this walkie talkie stand out from the rest is that it has something the others lack: earphone jack! Yes, you heard that right.

Now if you’re in a scenario where you’re surrounded by people and don’t want them to be eavesdropping on a conversation between you and your friend, you can simply plug in your earphones and prevent the whole awkward situation.

Since these are 4 in number, the first question that comes to mind is, can you connect all four walkie-talkies together? The answer is, yes. You can connect as many walkie talkies together as you want, as long as they are on the same channel which can be adjusted in the settings.

VOX and locking are a part of the various features of the Qniglo. The volume of the sound can also be controlled. The only downside of this toy is the price because we understand that not everyone can afford to spend so much on a set of walkie-talkies.

We will only recommend buying this set if you have more than 2 children, otherwise, a normal pair of two will suffice. With this set, we can guarantee your child a non-stop playtime full of fun and adventure.

5. Obuby Walkie Talkies

Best Value


  • Clear audio
  • Flashlight built-in
  • Waterproof


  • Short Range

13,979 Reviews

Weight: 9.6 ounces | VOX: Yes | LED Screen: Yes | Earphone Jack: Yes | Battery: 4 AAA batteries

Last but definitely not least, we have to mention the Obuby Walkie Talkies. These have a lot of features built-in to them and as a bundle of 3, they are extremely compelling value.

They come with 4 rechargeable batteries. The battery can last for a couple of hours. The range of this walkie-talkie is approximately 5000 feet but in reality, it falls quite short of that range. Still, considering it’s such a good value overall, it’s not a major issue

Like others on this list, it also has the VOX hands-free feature, that lets you communicate even when you’re too busy to press the talk button.  They also include an earpiece connection for the earphones that permits communication without disturbance or interference (earpiece not included).

The LCD display and built-in led torch are very convenient for kids to use in a weak light environment. They also include the typical premium features such as the great LCD display, keypad lock, a battery-saving function, and it even alerts you when the battery is low.

Bill Wilson
Bill is a certified Microsoft Professional providing assistance to over 500 remotely connected employees and managing Windows 2008 to 2016 servers.