Who’d have thought that such a small and inexpensive upgrade could make such a difference?! Tactical Jack Gel Ear Inserts are an optional accessory to the talk and listen police earpieces that we stock, and have proved extremely popular over the standard earpiece tips for a couple of key reasons.
Whilst the standard ‘bung’ type tips plug up your ear and can often become dislodged, especially when running, the moulded gel ear inserts have an open ‘skeleton’ construction which fits neatly inside the curves of the ear. The advantages of this type of earpiece tip is that the natural curves of the ear themselves prevent the insert from falling out during use, whilst the soft open gel construction of the tip allows for superior comfort and improved hearing of those around you.Officers report back to us that once you’ve worked out how to fit them in your ear (thank goodness for the small diagram that comes with the product!), the inserts are that comfortable that you really do forget you’re wearing them. Available in small, medium or large, and for either ear, the gel ear inserts are an easy upgrade with a good deal of benefit!
(Read our previous post about Tactical Jack police radio earpieces)
The Tactical Jack Talk and Listen Police Earpiece is one of our best sellers, so it felt only right to pen a short blog on the subject to explain why.
Police earpieces are one of those items which need to be right – officers rely so heavily on good communication that a quality earpiece can be key to an effective operation. Customers tell us that standard issue earpieces often aren’t up to the task in hand for a number of reasons. – sound quality is often poor, comfort and wearability aren’t always the best, and many Force issue earpieces have a volume limiter set at a level too low for the average noisy roadside incident! Of course budget constraints and future aural health concerns account for these reported deficits, so many officers elect to upgrade their kit by purchasing a higher quality airwaves earpiece, such as the Tactical Jack earpiece, compatible with either their Sepura SRP2000 or Motorola MTH800 Police radios. At this point it’s worth issuing a ‘buyer beware’ warning – there are many earpieces out there on shops and auction sites, varying vastly in price and quality. Naturally I can only vouch for those that we sell at CopShopUK, and can confidently tell you that volume levels and sound clarity on the Tactical Jack earpiece are excellent, as is the comfort factor.Being an acoustic semi-covert earpiece (i.e. with a clear, coiled acoustic tube to the ear) means that it fits lightly and discreetly, whilst allowing for comfortable movement during use. Officers can elect to use the discreet PTT button to communicate, usually clipped discreetly to their load vest, or can continue to use the PTT on their airwaves radio – the choice is theirs. Wiring is also long enough for the press-to-talk (PTT) switch and microphone to be fed down a sleeve for semi covert use. The Tactical Jack earpieces come with two surgical grade ear buds (ear tips) as standard, designed to fit snugly into the ear. Tactical Jack also offer gel inserts as an optional extra, however, and many officers find these superior operationally. This is because gel ear inserts are moulded to fit neatly in the inner contours of your ear, meaning that they’re highly unlikely to dislodge, even during pursuits, as well as being of an open construction (rather than a ‘bung’), meaning that officers can hear their colleague talking to them just as easily as they can hear through their earpiece. Accessories are another blog though, and I digress ……