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Klein Blu RSM!!! Works well on G series!

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Hello all. I received my Klein Blu RSM today. I am very happy with the volume, Bluetooth connection and audio.
Here's a few pics for size comparison with the G4 and a Motorola Commander II mic.

Works flawlessly with my G4 1.3 fw. No cutting off transmissions, no beeps and I truly believe the audio is a bit louder if not punchier than the internal G series speaker. I do not regret this purchase one bit. The RSM also has a 3.5mm audio out so this now allows us to feed audio into an auxiliary input or other audio device. Pairing to the G pager is foolproof and simple...no hokey crap.

Don't let my huge hands fool you, the RSM is not tiny.

Interestingly, the clip is interchangeable with Motorola lapel clips (as per the photo)

I give credit to forum members gcopter1 and IAmSixNine for sharing their success with this audio solution making the G Series a full package in my opinion.

Stand by as I edit to add some photos and a video link.

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tunnelmot

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I honestly don't know. I did notice that after trying to pair the RSM with my Android ( for Zello/etc) and succesfully pairing it with the G4, when I pressed the PTT, my phone triple beeped with a tone I've never heard before. I agree that dual pairing would be cool, but IDK if it's possible or feasable depending on how the unit handles it (if it even can).
 

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Thanks for sharing . I am planning on purchasing the BLU RSM as well , however would like to know if the 1.13.1 would be comparable .
Thanks
 

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Thanks for sharing . I am planning on purchasing the BLU RSM as well , however would like to know if the 1.13.1 would be comparable .
Thanks
There is no "1.13.1". The latest released firmware is V1.31. The previous version was V1.30. There never was a V1.3 either.
 

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Thanks
If I understood correctly, I believe this video confirms being able to simultaneously pair with an LMR and cell phone:

Thanks so much!
I am going to explore this further. I would really love to be able to have this pair simultaneously with my iphone and the G5.

One of the deputies I know has the Noxgear 39g (a product someone mentioned in the Unication forum earlier) and it works PERFECTLY with the G5, except it only pairs with one item at a time,
It is very loud, no beeps, great audio quality (probably as loud as the Unication itself ) good build quality, 3.5 inch audio output, water resistant (IP64).
Its also around $60 (if you use their promo codes on their website). Only pairs with one device at a time, which is a negative for me.
 

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I just heard back from Matthew at Klein Electronics regarding the blu-RSM.
He said that unfortunately, you cannot have two devices (in my case, the pager and the phone) paired simultaneously.
What I wanted to do is utilize it as a speakerphone to answer incoming phone calls while also streaming audio from the G5.
So for me, I will probably end up buying the Noxgear 39g as it is about half the cost with pretty much the same feature set. I was using one this past weekend at a drive through vaccination clinic and everyone was amazed at the clarity and volume in the outside windy environment.
Thanks for the info everyone.
 

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I would give it a shot. Keep the packaging and such and see if it pairs well and is up to your liking. I'm sure Klein would accept your return. Better yet, contact Klein and share their response with the rest of the class for others also curious. At this point I have no intention of returning the unit.

I used it today at my first day at work since receiving the unit. I'm pleased with the increased audio punch. Previously the G4 was nearly unusable in my Freightliner work truck. I was actually able to monitor comfortably. Comparable to the Motorola Commander 2 on my XTS portable, which I find has more fidelity and flat out volume over the Commander 1 and 4051 style mics. I will be testing the audio out into the stereo to see what that yields over the next week.

So far battery life has been stellar and may outlast the G4 battery life before recharge.

Again this is paired with my G4 with FIRMWARE V1.30
 

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Thank you!

My apologies. I am running the Klein Blu RSM with FIRMWARE V1.30
 
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