Cobra PR-3500-2DX / Kenwood TK-3131 Two-Way Radio Comparison

Having trouble deciding which model is the best two way radio? Trying to decide if a more expensive radio is worth the money? This page will allow you to select two 2 way radios, and compare their features side-by-side.

Simply select two radios from the lists below, and click the Compare button. Features will be listed in bold when they are offered by one model but not the other. Click the "?" to the right of a feature for a description of the feature.

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Cobra PR-3500-2DX Two Way RadiosKenwood FreeTalk XLS (TK-3131) Two Way Radio 

Cobra PR-3500-2DX Two Way Radios

Kenwood FreeTalk XLS (TK-3131) Two Way Radio




Feature Comparison
Product 1Product 2 
22 Total Channels15 Total Channels?
10 Mile Range4 Mile Range?
7 FRS Channels ?
8 GMRS Channels15 GMRS Channels?
7 Shared FRS/GMRS Channels ?
38 Privacy Codes121 Privacy Codes (38 standard, 83 Digital Quite Talk (DQT))?
 1.0 Watt Output Power?
Uses 4 AAA Batteries or Rechargeable Battery PackUses 3 AA Batteries or Rechargeable Battery Pack?
 Rechargeable NiMH battery pack included?
 Desktop Charger Included?
VibraAlert Silent PagingVibrating Alert Function?
VOX Mode (hands-free operation)Hands-Free (VOX) Use with Optional Headset?
10 Call Alert Tones6 Call Alert Tones?
Channel ScanChannel Scan?
 Voice Scrambler?
Auto Squelch ?
Roger Beep Tone ?
Backlit LCD DisplayBacklit LCD Display?
Maximum Range Extender ?
Selectable (Hi/Low) Power in GMRSSelectable High/Low Power?
Signal Strength Meter ?
Battery Level Meter3 Level Battery Indicator?
Low Battery Alert ?
Battery/Power Saver ?
 Time-Out Timer?
Key LockKey Lock?
Keystroke Tone SignalKeystroke Tone Signal?
10 Channel Memory ?
Drop-In Charging CapableDrop-In Charge Capable?
Water Resistant ?
Speaker/Microphone JackSpeaker/Mic/Charger Jack?
One Year Manufacturer WarrantyOne Year Manufacturer Warranty?