I bought my friend's 2 young daughters the Disney Princess Walkie Talkies for their birthday. They were so excited to get it, because now they could talk to each other if they were in another room instead of yelling or running back and forth. They wanted to try it out while I was there and were disappointed at what went wrong. We could only hear static through both handsets and we tried almost every possible length to see which one gaves us better reception. Thinking I had picked up a defective set, I returned it to the store and exchanged it for another set. Same problem happened with these, so I returned it and asked for the money back. They had said that my complaint was the 5th one they had that day about the Disney Princess Walkie Talkies.