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Hello, I am looking for a device to be in communications with another person while skiing without having to push a button. Exactly like a cell phone, but since phones don't work up where we ski looking for something else.

any ideas?

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Hi. What have you looked into? DX and ebay sell things one doesn't know exist... –  Vorac Oct 16 '13 at 8:27
    
@Vorac What is DX? –  gerrit Oct 16 '13 at 13:13
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@gerrit, dx.com, madeinchina.com etc. are a series of large Chinese online-shops with questionable quality, low prices and free worldwide shipping. Shopping there is close to gambling :D –  Vorac Oct 16 '13 at 13:21
    
@Vorac Wow, I didn't know things could be so cheap. Perhaps not something one would want to rely on... –  gerrit Oct 16 '13 at 13:30
    
@gerrit, it's a gamble. Read the users comments - they are always truthful (or at least good-intended). And you are correct - the items there are not to be relied on, but insane deals do show up. E.g. I got a quality hobby boxing gloves for 1/2 of the price of the cheapest, provided locally. And, free shipping. –  Vorac Oct 16 '13 at 13:35

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What you are looking for is a walkie-talkie / two-way radio / private mobile radio with voice control.

Normally, to communicate with a walkie-talkie, you need to press a transmit button. Some models, however, have voice-control: they will automatically start transmitting based on voice input. My friend and I used the Midland G7 XTR, that includes this feature. We did not use the voice control, so I don't know how well it works. We were quite worried about battery lifetimes, and wanted to prevent our walkie-talkies from transmitting without need (there are other sounds in nature besides our voice). In principle, though, walkie-talkie with voice control should be exactly what you need.

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Awesome, thank you so much. I will research that. Thank you for your time. –  Jason Oct 16 '13 at 12:37
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@Jason No problem, and welcome to Outdoors Stack Exchange! If my answer is useful, you can consider upvoting (with the up-arrow) and, if it solves your problem, you can consider accepting (with the green button). –  gerrit Oct 16 '13 at 13:13
    
@gerrit: equally, questions good enough to answer may be worthy of an upvote :) –  Sdry Oct 16 '13 at 14:09

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