We spend a lot of time writing about Motorola radios, so we’ve decided to do a series that focuses on the earpieces that connect to them.
Not only do a number of good companies make top-of-the-range two-way radios that are both affordable and reliable, there are also a large array of radio earpieces that range from cheap and cheerful (but nonetheless effective) to the last word in techno badassery (Editor’s Note: not actually a word).
So, kicking off our new 5-part series celebrating two-way radio earpieces, is the GP300 earpiece.
Earpieceonline.co.uk lists this thing at a paltry £11.50, but the GP300 is surprisingly high spec for such a cheap device.
Firstly, the GP300 is totally versatile, as it fits into any 2-pin Motorola radio. It may not be the best earpiece ever manufactured, but it will fit with any number of quality Motorola radios. However, I should say that the 300 does require an adaptor block to work with GP320 and GP340 series radios (oh well, you can’t have everything!)
Secondly, the sound quality is excellent; there will be no misunderstandings or botched communications when the GP300 earpiece is in use, that’s for sure. For such a cheap device, it actually reproduces sounds amazingly clearly.
Thirdly, there are the features. These features are a bit thin on the ground when compared with some of the costlier Motorola earpieces, but they still enhance the user experience and add to the overall product.
Want examples? Well, the GP300 is ergonomically designed to fit your ear canal comfortably and is easily able to fit in either the left or the right ear (whichever you happen to favour).
It also has an in-built ‘push to talk’ button, so you’re not dependent on your two-way’s controls in order to send an outgoing signal. There is also has a sprung metal clothing clip that attaches the GP300 earpiece to whatever you happen to be wearing, allowing you to be discreet, as well as to avoid tangling yourself up in cable.
Overall, the GP300 is a fine radio earpiece. Various companies have made better ones and I wouldn’t suggest this one if President Obama asks your firm to guard him on his next family skiing holiday, but for most intent and purposes, the GP300 earpiece gets the job done.
In our next episode, we’ll be taking a look at the GP340 earpiece.