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Cobra Electronics

April 22, 2014 07:00 ET

Cobra Electronics Announces General Availability of Cobra CWR200 Emergency and Weather Alert Radio

Company Introduces Durable, All-Hazards and Weather Preparedness Device for Ultimate Emergency and Disaster Preparation

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwired - Apr 22, 2014) - Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the leading designer and marketer of award-winning safety, outdoor and consumer electronics, today announced the general availability of the Cobra CWR200 Emergency and Weather Alert Radio, an all-purpose weather and emergency preparedness radio that helps users to stay prepared, connected and safe during emergency weather and other emergencies.

As recent severe weather-related disasters have shown, preparedness is key in minimizing danger. The new Cobra CWR200 is an All-Hazards-Alert portable weather radio with new weather alert features that make it Cobra Electronics' most advanced all-purpose weather radio to-date. As a NOAA Weather and Emergency Radio, users receive alerts to over 60 emergency related events such as tornados, hurricanes, blizzards, natural disasters, civil emergencies and more. As well, the Cobra CWR200 features Specific Area Messaging Encoding (S.A.M.E), allowing users to filter and receive alerts concerning only their local area.

Cobra's CWR200 is a durable, All-Hazards-Alert weather radio that has been designed with ruggedness and harsh conditions in mind. The Cobra CWR200 helps outdoor recreationists or individuals and families located in highly-active storm locations to stay connected and informed of the environment around them. The Cobra CWR200 can also be used as a preparation tool for when severe weather strikes. Additional key features include:

  • Three Level Alert LED Indicator: Bright LED flashes Red (Warning), Orange (Watch) or Yellow (Advisory) depending on the alert level
  • TORNADO MODE Button: Limits or silences all alerts except for tornados and other extreme emergencies
  • USB Output and Smartphone Charging: Charges a mobile device using the radios battery power and standard cable
  • LED Flashlight: Illuminate your way with the built-in LED flashlight no matter the lighting conditions
  • Alarm Clock with Snooze: Helps stay on schedule if other alerting devices fail

The Cobra CWR200 also includes a number of additional user benefits, including a rubberized grip for traction in slick environments, and an illuminated dot matrix LCD display for ease-of-use when navigating through menus. As well, users receive a set of AA NiMH rechargeable batteries, micro-USB A/C charger, desktop charger and a wrist strap with purchase.

"Since minutes and seconds matter greatly in the event of severe weather and emergency situations, a quick and simple way to stay informed and connected is crucial for safety," said Sally Washlow, president of Cobra Electronics. "We worked to provide our customers with a powerful weather alert system that is easy-to-use, portable and affordable; allowing users to stay safe, ready and prepared during severe weather and emergency situations."

The Cobra CWR200 is available now at Amazon,, and as well as for a retail price of $39.95.

About Cobra Electronics:
Cobra Electronics is a leading global designer and marketer of communication and navigation products, with a track record of delivering innovative and award-winning products. Building upon its leadership position in the GMRS/FRS two-way radio, radar detector and Citizens Band radio industries, Cobra identified new growth opportunities and has aggressively expanded into the marine market and has expanded its European operations. The Consumer Electronics Association, Forbes and Deloitte & Touche have all recognized Cobra for the company's innovation and industry leadership. To learn more about Cobra Electronics, please visit the Cobra site at Follow Cobra on Twitter at and Like Us at

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