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The Cobra BT 200 goes where <br />smartphones dare not tread

The Cobra BT 200 works best when connected to the 12-volt outlet of an ATV or snowmobile and allows for mobile calling where smartphones dare not tread, but it isn't the best choice for in-car calling.

Cobra BT 200
The Cobra BT 200 is a bit of a blunt instrument, but sometimes that's just what you need. Corinne Schulze/CNET

The Cobra BT 200 is a heavy-duty Bluetooth handset that features a fairly limited list of features. It connects to your phone to make calls, and that's about it. During our time with the BT 200, we encountered a few inconveniences, such no automatic contact-list importing and an unintuitive interface for advanced features like inputting numbers into the phone book.

However, when you're using a device in an outdoor environment, sometimes the strongest feature can be rugged simplicity, which the BT 200 has in spades. With its water, UV, dust, and everything else-proof design, the BT200 can take a beating from Mother Nature without blinking. That way you can keep your precious iPhone dry while you make calls from the wild.

Check out our full review of the Cobra BT 200 heavy-duty Bluetooth handset.