Thanks to John Howland for the following product review. For the record John and I will review anything. Just send it along with a bottle of Bowmore 25 Year Old Scotch, and we’re good to go.
Now ‘Ere’s a Good Thing…
Re-wind your minds back a few months to the piece I wrote about ‘W3 Pro Lite’ wireless headphones from the California-based manufacturers, Deteknix. Done that? Ok, let’s progress. You’ll probably know that W3’s are exceptional wireless and virtually delay-free units that have proven to be Major League winners on both sides of the Pond. Even so, there’s a ‘But’ and it’s this:-
Whereas W3 Pro Lite headphones ‘sit on’ the ears and are lightly held in place, they tend in the main to become unsuitable in wild, winter, and windy conditions; easily becoming airborne if the wind gets under the peak of the users’ baseball cap and offer little ear protection from the cold. My beachcombing pal Jack Dey – old ‘Golden Testicles’ – wears a woolly beanie over his W3s so as to keep them fast when there’s a blow.
Although the lightweight W3 Pro Lite ‘phones are bang-on for summer being light, cool, and near sweat-free; winter conditions are another ball-game entirely especially if you’re a year-round beachcomber who toughs it out with the winter breakers.
Recently, the men-in-white-coats at Deteknix’ came up with the solution in the shape of a receiver unit (£40.00 UK) that’s fitted with a ¼” ‘female’ plug socket enabling the use of your favourite ‘full-over’ headphones; the types that stay put in the windiest conditions keeping your ears warm and snug from the winter’s biting winds. “What if my headphones are fitted with a 4mm jack?”. Er…er…well, use a jackplug adapter. Simples.
So all you need to go wire-free is to connect your favourite headphones to the receiver unit and drop it into an inside pocket of your detecting jacket and Hey Presto! they’ve transmogrified into wireless headphones; then switch on the transmitter unit – attached to your metal detector – and you’re now fully wire-free! Brilliant!
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