How revamped walkie talkies could fit our distracted lifestyle

They used to call them bricks: plastic clunky objects that people lugged around to stay in contact with colleagues or friends. Remember walkie talkies? Well, they're getting an update called Onyx, a new product from Orion Labs, a San Francisco-based company seeking to connect people through seamless voice communication.

The device is meant to solve communication challenges that we face every day. If you’ve ever missed a crucial life moment because you were distracted by looking at your phone, this could be the device for you.

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