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Discussion in 'Outdoor Umpiring Questions & General Chat' started by LowerO, Oct 28, 2012.
Don't forget to apply some sort of windsock to the lapel microphone. It makes a huge difference
Of course you could always forget to turn your radio on after half time, Diligent .... that saves on "noises off and rustle" !
Maplin sell a fairly similar device to the Jabra, no idea about performance though
Looking at something like this to use the umpiretalk with a Bluetooth earpiece/mic. Fed up with cables.
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Were you linking to this FirstE Portable Wireless Bluetooth Transmitter
You can get the jabra wave from ebay they're more expensive but at least not Amazon seller rip off prices (£60 odd!)
New for £28.79 delivered
Or refurbished ones for around £24 delivered from the US
That’s it. Some neater units out there.
Got one. Just want to get away from having the wire.
Won't it interfere with bluetooth comms though?
I've tried to browse through the whole thread, but the answers I found gave me dead links. Apologies if I've missed one!
My club has got two Umpire Talk radios. I'm sure they're lovely, but their headsets are not. I'm looking to buy some alternatives for the club, which ones would you currently recommend? Many thanks!
The Jabra Wave Wired headset is just the job. Unfortunately no longer in production, not even Chinese copies, but I'm still considering shelling out the ridiculous price commanded by the last few in stock anywhere.
A lot of people use the 'Secret Service' type - with the earpiece on a transparent curly sound pipe, and a lapel microphone. They are ok, but your colleague can get a lot of your clothing noise in their ear.
Maplin stores in the UK currently (Jan 2018) offer a variety of headsets for PMR (Public Mobile Radio), like this one. As I have a pair of Umpire Talk units, I might buy a few and experiment, as a public service to FHF readers.
I have one of these, you need to buy a "splitter" to get it working with the Umpire Talk radios. For some reason unknown to me, when you plug it into the central socket, you only get one way comms (ie you can hear, but your colleague can't or visa versa - can't remember which).
Diligent- Went on Amazon.com and got 2 Wired Jabras, brand new, for $55 inc import tax i.e. approx £40 for 2 headsets.
Also managed to get 2 BT 1200 Interphones for £18 on eBay!.... might start selling my own mic kits !!
Thanks for the replies! I went into Maplin today before seeing this, and they had no clue what to do with them to make them work. What kind of splitter have you bought, if I may ask?
Have a look here - http://mci2.co.uk/spares.html
Where on amazon are they selling 2 for $55? I can see single units for around $50-$55 but not 2 units
They have got new (though also discontinued) units - they are slightly redesigned - called the EarWave for $10 but they don't seem to be in the UK
There are plenty of Jabra Wave Wired headsets listed for sale, but a phone call usually confirms that they are out of stock and no prospect of any coming in.
My apologies that the Maplin set I linked earlier does not actually have a microphone. It has a switch to talk into some other microphone, but in the device itself, there isn't one.
The search continues... (I'm told @careeman is a useful contact - must drop him a line).
The US ones on Amazon.com do have stock (amazon show stock levels), it's just they cost around $50 plus whatever delivery charges they whack on.
Our association says the "security" style ones work fine with the others but some umpires I've spoken to swear blind they have issues - wonder if you need the little adaptor cable or something?