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Cobra 29 Limited Edition 29LTDSE "Chrome"

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MSRP: $150.00
Average Price: $103.73
Manufacturer: Cobra
Recommended?
Yes: 47 / No: 2

Cobra's Limited Edition 29LTDSE
All the great features you expect from Cobra with
a great New Look

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DorkAlert

Member
DorkAlert's Reviews
03-12-2014, 10:05 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Pretty LCD Display
Cons: NA
Recommended? Yes

Comments: easy to operate


jeepers99
Registered User
jeepers99's Reviews
12-03-2012, 02:15 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: Looks good.
Cons: Big for the jeep.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Looks good. Kind of big for the jeep. I have it mounted on top of the dash. The PA is lots of fun.


95cherokee318
Registered User
95cherokee318's Reviews
08-07-2012, 08:07 AM
Price: $120.00
Pros: everything about its preformance is excellent, works very well, and i have it amplified, internally and mic. soon to be antenna too.
Cons: not backlit... yet ;)
Recommended? Yes

Comments: this CB has been great for me, i had a certified CB shop install a amplifier in it.
the only thing i wish was different is i wish it was backlit. other than that... LOVE IT!!!!


PlaneJob
Registered User
PlaneJob's Reviews
02-22-2012, 07:32 PM
Price: $79.99
Pros: cool looking, new faceplate style, digital freq readout,
Cons: The buttons do not light up at night - you have to know what you are feeling around for.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It's an update to the classic 29 LTD. Amazon.com had it for 99.99 with a 20 dollar rebate so i jumped on it. The internals are the same as the old 29, only the display is updated. The built in SWR meter makes it worth it to buy this radio over ones that are just a bit cheaper with no SWR meter.


johntod
Registered User
johntod's Reviews
12-07-2011, 09:42 AM
Price: $130.00
Pros: works great, looks great, very easy to use and has a built in SWR meter which is nice for setup. the automatic weather scan and notification is really nice also, looking forward to that feature this winter
Cons: it's BIG! had to mount it on top of my dash in the center
Recommended? Yes

Comments: so far I have not had a chance to use this on a trail with others but have used it quite a bit on the thruway to get updates and just shoot the ***** with truckers. The speaker in the CB is pretty loud where I have it mounted (top of dash in center) and everyone that I talk to says that I come through clear. the only issue I had with installation wasn't related to the CB but the antenna, I made the mistake of buying a firestik cut to tune instead of the newer models with the screw top. The antenna is working fine with the CB and checks out good on the SWR meter but took a little longer to get setup. the CB also has a PA output which is fun with the PA speaker I installed under the hood (not necessary but fun :-)


tealo951

Registered User
tealo951's Reviews
11-30-2011, 10:49 PM
Price: $100.00
Pros: fits well in my dash, long range after supping it up.
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: great range for the unit, swr meter built in.


Im Rebel
Registered User
Im Rebel's Reviews
10-22-2011, 05:39 PM
Price: $50.00
Pros: fits where I wanted it
Cons: no side band
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I've had this radio for a while and it fit where I wanted to install it. I would have rather installed my 128.



blax_4x4
Registered User
blax_4x4's Reviews
07-23-2011, 11:01 AM
Price: $49.00
Pros: good price, nice size for dash mount
Cons: none
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I got this for its size because I wanted to mount it on the rugged ridge dash mount. I picked it up at a Pilot truck stop along with a firestick antenna and 18' coax cable (it was recommended by cobra and firestick).


SDphotoman

Registered User
SDphotoman's Reviews
02-26-2011, 09:42 PM
Price: $250.00
Pros: Great Radio
Cons: Great Radio
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I really like this radio for two reasons. First, Cobra finally brought their products to the 21st century with an updated design and new features. Secondly, Cobra didn't mess with a good thing when it came to making changes to the transmit and receive portions of the radio. Some people might complain that Cobra didn't make the Cobra 29 any better, they just added some bling to the radio and they might be right except for the fact that the new interface and features do improve the users experience with the radio. It's easier to see the channel display, you can adjust the color, you can scan the channels, and you can store and scan memory channels.

Now even though I found myself drawn to the new display I'd be failing my readers if I didn't point out a couple of things that drive me nuts with this radio.

The dual control knobs on this radio are awful. The volume knob is difficult to grab with your fingers and once you have a hold of it the knob is hard to turn. Same thing with the talkback knob. Now there are only two dual controls on this radio so it's not the end of the world, but the volume on/off knob was the one that really annoyed me. Maybe I just have big hands but I found it difficult to turn the radio on and off compared to previous models.

My only other real complaint is probably the bigger issue. Lack of NightWatch lighting on the control knobs make this radio hard to use in a vehicle in the dark.

The knobs are black and have no reflectivity making them hard to locate in night conditions. On older Cobra's without NightWatch because the knobs were chromed they at least would reflect some light inside the vehicle so you could make a guess at which one to turn. If they had been able to do backlit knobs of some sort on this model or added the Nightwatch type feature it would have really made the radio a slam dunk.

Overall I'm impressed and the new radio definitely has it's selling points. The more modern styling is much more suited to the newer vehicles of today and the display and features will garner more attention from those operators who like to tinker with their options. No need to add blue LED's to your Cobra 29 anymore to make it look cool, you can change colors with the touch of a button.

I'm not sure how well the menu knob will hold up over time and I'm pretty sure the display will be the first thing to go wrong if the radio is going to develop problems but only time will tell on the quality.

Big props to Cobra for taking the risk on the new technology, now if they can just make a SSB version I think they might be on to something.


thedirtman

Senior Member
thedirtman's Reviews
12-07-2010, 10:14 AM
Price: $129.00
Pros: Nice features includes weather radio
Cons: It is full size but I mounted it overhead and it looks great.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: It is big for a floor mount check out my post on the gear overhead rack for some photos. The full size fits perfect in the overhead.


smokinlib1

Registered User
smokinlib1's Reviews
09-27-2010, 07:57 PM
Price: $149.99
Pros: Great looks and features
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Works great and the blue back lighting is nice at night


bmweseman
Registered User
bmweseman's Reviews
04-02-2010, 08:51 PM
Price: $102.00
Pros: Everything so far! Its only been a couple of days since the install.
Cons: None as of yet
Recommended? Yes

Comments: So far it has been an excellent cb! I paired it up with the 8.5 foot whip from radio shack for 19.99 and it has done awesome! Easy to follow instructions on set up and install. This is the first cb that I have installed and it went flawlessly! I do get a little feedback from the engine compartment but im researching that rite now.


olsont
Registered User
olsont's Reviews
03-08-2010, 01:55 AM
Price: $50.00
Pros: external speaker output
Cons: wish i know how to use it
Recommended? Yes

Comments: not really sure how to work it
hopefully someone can show me how someday
but it looks like this is a good one


Red91xj26

Registered User
Red91xj26's Reviews
01-31-2010, 05:36 PM
Price: $199.99
Pros: Grrrrrrrrreat
Cons: None
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I got it tuned up a couple weeks after I got it and had signal strength and was talking to people 15-20 miles away!. I love it


GrandJoker
Registered User
GrandJoker's Reviews
07-28-2009, 07:01 PM
Price: $254.95
Pros: It works lol
Cons: NONE
Recommended? Yes

Comments: This is an excellent CB it has around a mile and a half radius if not further havent really tried further than that. it has never let down.


cx300

Registered User
cx300's Reviews
07-23-2009, 04:49 PM
Price: $99.99
Pros: Great looking
Cons: none so far
Recommended? Yes

Comments: CB looks great mounted in my TJ. Use it all the time on the interstates and have a range of about 50-100 miles with a 4' wilson fiberglass antenna


Duracell278
Registered User
Duracell278's Reviews
07-20-2009, 12:44 PM
Price: $129.00
Pros: Amazing to have the SWR meter installed within, Easy to use, Shiny, Easy to mount
Cons: The Shiny chrome has caught the eye of 2 would be thefts, but I mounted it pretty well.
Recommended? Yes

Comments: I really enjoy it, I have it mounted on the roll bar between the driver and passenger front seats. Mounting options were limited due to its size. The Chrome really brings attention to it, almost got it stolen the last time my jeep was broken into. The SWR meter works great, and now that i have a better antenna I can hear everyone just fine!


thehunter012
Registered User
thehunter012's Reviews

04-01-2009, 06:45 PM
Cobra 29 Limited Edition 29LTDSE "Chrome"
Price: $100.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: looks great


JeepShaun84
Registered User
JeepShaun84's Reviews

04-01-2009, 11:48 AM
Cobra 29 Limited Edition 29LTDSE "Chrome"
Price: $129.99
Recommended? Yes

Comments: Its the Black Chrome Edition,
just wish it had weather band on it


hduck12ga
Registered User
hduck12ga's Reviews

03-26-2009, 10:02 PM
Cobra 29 Limited Edition 29LTDSE "Chrome"
Price: $65.00
Recommended? Yes

Comments: good cb for the price///////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////////



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