The HX290 is an affordable 5W floating handheld VHF that features an oversized, easy to read backlit display and a 1150mAh Lithium battery. The unit is submersible to nearly five feet for up to 30 minutes and has a glow-in-the-dark strip for easy location. Other features include a rugged belt clip; 110 VAC and 12V DC trickle chargers; drop-in charging cradle; NOAA weather channels with weather alert; speaker mic jack to connect optional speaker mics and headset; battery life indicator; programmable scan; and dual watch. The HX290 retails for $119.99 and comes with a three-year warranty. To purchase go to www.westmarine.com.