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Bluetooth Hearing Protection

chrishoerner

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Wilmington, Delaware
Hi, I own a small landscaping business. I've been struggling for a while to make radios more useful in the field for the employees especially for the grass crews as they cannot hear the radio over a lawn mower or really any power equipment. I've tried wired headsets and speaker mics and some cheap earpieces but the wires get in the way and the cheap earpieces don't have noise canceling mics. With the new Kenwoods having Bluetooth built in it would be great to find a bluetooth headset with built in mic. I'd prefer to find one that can connect to 2 devices at once as some plantronics earpieces do but without the mic in front of your face and just on the side. I tried 3m worktones it was affordable, somewhat decent volume built in mic but only connected to 1 device and i couldnt get it to connect to an nx-5000 the radio just said failed to connect. I was hoping someone on here might know of something that works and doesn't cost an arm and a leg. Remote PTT would be an added bonus Residential crews don't need portables to talk to eachother it would be great if they could just connect to the mobile in the truck and eliminate their portables all together.

Thanks!
 

prcguy

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Peltor Tactical 500. I use them with various Motorola radios with a Bluetooth adapter and with a Harris hand held with built in Bluetooth and with my iPhone listening to music when I'm vacuuming or doing other loud chores. They run about $125 on sale.
 

chrishoerner

KC3KSJ
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Location
Wilmington, Delaware
Peltor Tactical 500. I use them with various Motorola radios with a Bluetooth adapter and with a Harris hand held with built in Bluetooth and with my iPhone listening to music when I'm vacuuming or doing other loud chores. They run about $125 on sale.
Thanks for the reply. I have some none bluetooth peltors for shooting ive used an adapter and used them with a speaker mic before. I love them they are great for shooting, i dont like that they require batteries though id perfer a rechargable option for the employees
 
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