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Old 09-19-2017, 03:17 PM   #1
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Wondering if anyone can recommend a good set of wireless two-way radio/headsets for on-board comms during docking.

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Old 09-19-2017, 03:23 PM   #2
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Buying a couple of holsters for your cell phones sounds like a nice easy solution. Add Bluetooth head sets and put the phones in your pockets if the standard (wire) earphones are cumbersome.
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Old 09-19-2017, 03:25 PM   #3
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was thinking about that

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Buying a couple of holsters for your cell phones sounds like a nice easy solution. Add Bluetooth head sets and put the phones in your pockets if the standard (wire) earphones are cumbersome.
That works while in the US, but in the Bahamas, perhaps not so much, depending on how far south we go. Last times I was in the Exumas, the phone reception not good throughout.

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Old 09-19-2017, 03:33 PM   #4
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Buying a couple of holsters for your cell phones sounds like a nice easy solution. Add Bluetooth head sets and put the phones in your pockets if the standard (wire) earphones are cumbersome.
That might be a fair solution.... need good cell service, might not be loud enough...

The better ones aren't cheap.
I've got the Eartec Ultralite ULS, about $300 for the set. Self contained, no wires, can hear well, muff, not ear piece.

There was another similar thread recently.....
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Some other threads, search terms you can use: Cell phones, maybe. Family radios, maybe, EarTec maybe. SENA Bluetooth maybe (seem to get the most positive remarks, for those where the other solutions won't work).

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Old 09-19-2017, 04:31 PM   #6
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Looks like Sena gets a solid thumbs up from members.
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Old 09-19-2017, 05:04 PM   #7
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We use a pair of in-ear Bluetooth headsets with our cellphones: https://www.amazon.com/gp/product/B004MCJBJI

We specifically bought these because they have a foam wind-proof cover for the mic. It works really well. They are plenty loud, also. Of course you'd need cell service with these.

I have also seen some "walkie-talkie" apps for the phone that use Bluetooth or peer-to-peer WiFi only (no cell service needed). I tried a couple, but can't seem to find any that are reliable and also support a BT headset. Ah, well....
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We've tried three different wireless devices and find the Sena to be the very best, although expensive. The sound quality is very good. Broadcast distance is more than adequate for anything less than the Queen Mary. Battery life is also good, but once you get the battery low message, they quit within a couple minutes. They can also be paired with your phone for music and phone use. Check them out on Amazon.
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We have Sena SPH10-10 and love them (yes, a bit expensive, but worth it for us).
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Under $300/pair
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Another vote for the SENA. They are really, REALLY good.
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Cell phone app to turn your phone into a walki talki and use a Bluetooth headset. Check out the app Zollo.
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Buying a couple of holsters for your cell phones sounds like a nice easy solution. Add Bluetooth head sets and put the phones in your pockets if the standard (wire) earphones are cumbersome.
Unless you don't have cell service, which often happens to us.
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Eartec wireless. We use them almost every day, and wouldn't be without them.
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They sure work for my wife & I!
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Cell phone app to turn your phone into a walki talki and use a Bluetooth headset. Check out the app Zollo.
Anything that requires you to push a button to speak is not the best idea for this application. You really need true voice activated sets.
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Where we boat in almost fjord like fingers of water where cell/mobile phone service is patchy at best, anything that works via a phone service is from unreliable to useless.
I bought a pair of Uniden radios which came with headsets. Seemed ideal, radios are great, but one headset was faulty and Uniden were uncooperative replacing it. Relationship remains at risk.
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