Last time we mentioned that James Bond might use the earpiece we’re about to describe if he were helping a mate to guard a nightclub. We realize that it’s a bizarre situation to find yourself in, but its probably happened a couple of times in some early Ian Fleming drafts…(Editor’s Note: Wow. That’s quite a tangent. Well done).
The DP3400 earpiece looks good, works well and doesn’t cost a lot of money. You really can’t fault it on its merits.
The DP3400 earpiece features an HQ PTT earpiece that provides incredible clarity and depth of sound. Any instruction, even if a laryngitis-stricken Muttley delivers it to you from a library somewhere, will be clear, clean and crisp to the ear.
But that’s not all, not by a long shot. The transparent tube is almost invisible, designed specifically for secrecy and discretion; it even comes with an extra earbud.
It even has (and we swear we’re not making this up) a hidden micro-speaker located at the base of the centre of the PTT switch.
Earpieceonline lists this product at £27.50, but that strikes us a genuine bargain. This earpiece is covert, brilliantly made and extremely high quality. It is also durable and hard wearing. Of most of the devices we have looked at to date, this DP3400 earpiece is unquestionably the coolest looking. By way of performance, it’s also the best one we have seen so far.
The DP3400 earpiece is compatible with LOADS of Motorola (and Motorola TRBO radios) including (but by no means limited to): DP, DGP, XPR and XiR Series. XiR-P8200, XiR-P8208, XiR-P8260, XiR-P8268, XPR6300, XPR6350, XPR6500, XPR6550, DGP-4150, DGPTM 4150+, DGPTM 6150, DGPTM 6150+, DP-3400, DP-3401, DP-3600 and DP-3601.
Overall, this is a fine device. The DP3400 is an excellent earpiece, available at a pretty competitive price, with a cool, functional design and a lot going for it. No, this isn’t the same model that the CIA use when guarding Mr. Obama, but it isn’t a hundred million miles removed, either. This earpiece will do a good job, whilst at the same time not breaking the bank.
Next episode, we will bid you a tearful goodbye as we embark on the last in our series of two-way radio earpieces. We’ll be looking at the most expensive item on this list and making some more dumb jokes, stick around.