Back around last fall, the flood of ULTRACHEAP Chinese HTs started to hit stateside. They were so affordable that they sold like hotcakes. The first was a Baofeng UV-3R which had separate antennas for VHF and UHF even though it was dual band. Then came the UV-3R MK2, which added a few nice features and those sold like mad. I finally bit when they came out with a UV-3R+PLUS. It was a nice little HT, smaller than a hand. But I had no sooner ordered the UV-3R+PLUS that they came out with a UV-5R, which not only was twice the power (4W instead of 2W) but also had a multicolor Display and Touchtone pad. It was so cheap I ordered one of those too. That way, my wife and I can keep in contact at DAYTON. But today, less than a month from the debut of the UV-5R, now we have the UV-8R! This is labeled "RONSON", and looks exactly like a UV-5R. But it is good for 7W instead! [video=youtube;VzvW1sHgzlk]http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VzvW1sHgzlk[/video] Lets see if I can find a pic of it....... Nope, just the video. They don't seem to be for sale yet (wait a day or 2). It used to be YaeComWood would come out with a new HT every year, but the Chinese are coming out with a new one EVERY MONTH!!!! Expect to see a UV-10R somewhere around late May or JUNE! UV-12R???? UV-20R????????? The hook is that some folks just gotta have the NEWEST, whizbang radio out even if they just bought one a few weeks ago. So the Baofeng company is keeping up with that demand. WILL I get a UV-8R???? I have YET to even make a contact on the UV-5R or the UV-3R+PLUS! (other than talking from one hand to the other!) Chinese Handytalkies!!!