Previously, we looked at an earpiece exclusively designed to work on the Motorola multi pin two way radio series. This time, we’ll be investigating the CP040 earpiece, an inexpensive and adaptable little doohickey that is amazingly exciting, but also does little to damage one’s deposit account.
The CP040 earpiece is much like the Motorola gp300 earpiece. It is little, smart and inexpensive, however it also is quite good value for money. EarpieceOnline lists this earpiece for about £11.50, however it’s a reasonably good buy for the cost.
We’ll be direct, everything is pretty basic on that model, but the device performs its operation well and certainly won’t let anyone down.
The noise quality of this CP040 earpiece is very good indeed and also the PTT ‘push to talk’ function is handy and simple to use. As usual, the Motorola cp040 earpiece has a sprung clothing clip that attaches easily to most items of clothing (you will find it a problem if you’re planning on using it while dressed as the giant Sumo wrestler and competing on ‘Takeshi’s Castle’, but besides that…).
As with the motorola gp300 series, as it only features a two-pin plug, an adaptor block will be necessary to be used with the Motorola gp320 and Gp 340 series of 2 way radios.
The ergonomic D-shaped earpiece itself is comfortable to wear and typically inconspicuous. It may be easily used in either the left or right ear, depending on one’s individual preference. The CP040 earpiece fits nearly all ear sizes, so if you happen to be Prince Charles or Martin Clunes (Editor’s Note: or my Uncle Steve), you should not have too many comfort problems, if any.
There’s no Kevlar cable on this one, yet but it certainly isn’t one of the best model around. Still, this isn’t to say the CP040 is a inferior earpiece, not at all. It just is not the greatest.
Overall, the Cp040 2-pin earpiece is practical, rather than flashy. It does its job without frills (but also no temper tantrums). This is a good, dependable product from a company that excels at making such products. It also offers great value for money, too.
Next episode: We’ve looked at some of those mid level models available, now its time to see what else is around. We are talking James Bond stuff! (Well, y’know, But if you need to discover more on this earpieces visit earpieceonline