We consume a load of time writing about Motorola radios, so we’ve decided to do a succession that concentrates on the earpieces that relate to them.
Not only do a quantity of respectable businesses make top-of-the-range two way radios that are both affordable and reliable, there are additionally a huge array of radio earpieces that vary from inexpensive and cheerful (but nonetheless operational) to the last word in techno badassery (Editor’s Note: not actually a word).
So, kicking off our new 5-part sequence celebrating 2 way radio earpieces, is the Motorola 2-pin earpiece.
Amazon lists this thing at a paltry £17.50, but the GP300 earpiece is surprisingly high spec for such a inexpensive device.
First of all, this is wholly versatile, as it fits into any 2 pin Motorola radio. It may not be the best earpiece ever made, but it will match with any number of diverse Motorola 2 way radios. However, I must say that the GP300 earpiece does require an adaptor block to work with Motorola GP320 and Motorola GP340 series radios (oh well, you cannot have everything!)
Secondly, the noise quality is excellent; there will be no misunderstandings or botched comms when the Motorola gp300 earpiece is in use, that is for sure. For such a cheap device, it in fact reproduces noises amazingly clearly.
Thirdly, there are the features. These features are a bit thin on the ground when evaluated with some of the costlier Motorola units, but they continue to enrich the user experience and add to the complete product.
Want illustrations? Well, the Motorola 2-pin earpiece is ergonomically designed to fit your ear canal comfortably and is effortlessly able to wear in either the left or the right ear (whatever you happen to favour).
It also has an in-built ‘push to talk’ button, so you are not dependent on your two way radio’s controls in order to transmit an outgoing message. It also has a sprung metallic clothing clip that attaches the Motorola gp300 earpiece to what you happen to be wearing, enabling you to be discreet, as well as to prevent tangling yourself up in wires.
Overall, the Motorola 2-pin is a fine radio earpiece. A variety of companies have created better ones and I would not propose this one if President Obama asks your business to guard him on his next family skiing trip, but for most intents and jobs, the Motorola gp300 earpiece gets the job done.
In our next episode, we’ll be taking a look at the GP340 earpiece, but for more information on the full range of Motorola gp300 earpieces visit www.earpieceonline.co.uk