The design of the HX290 fits well in your hand and with large keys and volume knob it is easy to operate even with gloves. Speaker mic and headset capable The HX290 has a jack which allows optional speaker microphones and headsets to be used. Best of the basics and advance features The HX290 includes the best of the basics and also advanced features: Programmable Scan, Dual Watch, Ch16 Priority Scan; NOAA weather channels with weather alert, selectable 5 and 1 Watt transmit power, 10-channel preset key, keylock and a battery life indicator. Value packaged with accessories The HX290 is supplied with a Li-Ion battery, Antenna, belt clip, AC, DC chargers, cradle with charging indication and wrist strap. Its built better so backed better Because the HX290 is built better, its back better. If your Standard Horizon HX290 ever fails for any reason including water damage during normal use in the first three years, STANDARD HORIZON will repair or replace it free, without hassle or chargesperiod! If it fails thereafter in normal use it for the life time of the product it is covered by Standard Horizons Lifetime Flat Rate Service Program.