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Cobra Electronics

August 24, 2011 07:00 ET

Cobra Electronics Takes Professional Driver Safety to the Next Level With Unveiling of New Remote CB Microphone System at Great American Trucking Show

With Universal 4-Pin CB Radio Compatibility, New System Brings Simple, Safe and Ergonomic Radio Operation Within Thumb's Reach of Virtually Every Trucker

CHICAGO, IL--(Marketwire - Aug 24, 2011) - Cobra Electronics Corporation (NASDAQ: COBR), the number one choice of professional drivers and the leading manufacturer of Citizens Band (CB) Radios, today announced it will unveil its new Remote CB Microphone System at the Great American Trucking Show, which takes place August 25-27 at the Dallas Convention Center. At the event, Cobra will demonstrate its entire lineup of industry-leading products for professional drivers in booth #16074.

Building upon its long-standing heritage as a leader in safety-enhancing products for professional drivers, the new Remote CB Microphone System offers truckers safe and convenient remote operation of all standard 4-pin CB radios from Cobra Electronics, as well as all other CB radio manufacturers. The system consists of an ergonomic headset with retractable cord, a state-of-the-art boom microphone featuring noise canceling technology, and a heavy-duty push-to-talk (PTT) button. With the PTT unit affixed to the gear shift lever and the headset and boom microphone placed on the driver's head or around their neck, professional drivers can safely operate their CB radio without ever moving their hands or taking their eyes off the road. With a highly affordable $59.95 MSRP, Cobra Electronics brings enhanced driver safety and convenience to virtually every trucker by virtue of its universal compatibility with all 4-pin CB units.

"Driving today's big rigs is a demanding job, and drivers are constantly faced with many tasks and many distractions, and safety is always the paramount concern," said Toby Bogard, veteran trucker, author and Cobra spokesperson. "CB radios provide a vital communication link for truckers, but operating them adds another distraction, and it forces drivers to take their hand off the wheel and their eyes off the road. Cobra's innovative new Remote CB Microphone System is a breakthrough in professional driver safety that eliminates this problem and delivers safe and convenient CB operation at the touch of a button."

The new Remote CB Microphone System includes an ergonomic headset, boom microphone with noise canceling technology, junction module, Push-to-Talk switch and mounting hardware, and features simple, 10-minute installation in most trucks.

Pricing and availability:
The Remote CB Microphone System carries a suggested retail price of $59.95, and will be available in late September nationwide at travel centers, CB shops and truck dealers, and on the company's website at www.cobra.com.

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 www.cobra.com. Follow Cobra on Twitter at www.twitter.com/CobraElectronic and Like Us at www.facebook.com/CobraElectronics.

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