What Xbee Should I Buy

ok i need 2 xbees and i guess 2 shields.

im not sure how to hook one up to an arduino so if somone could explain that tat would be great.

i have a buget of 80 dollars and need:

2 xbees

2 shields/way to hook up to arduino

thank you for your help

well, nkc sells two shields for 26.58, and xbee module for 24.95. total that's ~76 + shipping. I've never used Xbee before, so I'm not an expert.

http://www.nkcelectronics.com/freeduino-arduino-xbee-shield-v20-k21.html

http://www.nkcelectronics.com/xbee-24ghz-1mw-chip-antenna-mod241.html

well, nkc sells two shields for 26.58, and xbee module for 24.95. total that's ~76 + shipping. I've never used Xbee before, so I'm not an expert.

http://www.nkcelectronics.com/freeduino-arduino-xbee-shield-v20-k21.html

http://www.nkcelectronics.com/xbee-24ghz-1mw-chip-antenna-mod241.html

Will this work also and i want to use it without a breadboard if possible: http://www.nkcelectronics.com/xbee-shield-remixed.html

it looks like it, but I would look for a second opinion

There was a thread earlier this month where the OP was using that shield, with success.

It's an improvement over the one that Sparkfun used to sell, with switches instead of jumpers to select whether the Arduino is to talk to the PC or the XBee. And, it fits better as well as allowing the use of passthrough headers for all pins, so that other shields can be stacked on top of it.

As for the XBees, the Series 1 models are much easier to get to talk to each other than the Series 2/2.5 models.