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Introducing the NEW Pocketalker 2.0 Personal Amplifier

As a hard-of-hearing gadget geek, I have a lot of different assisted listening devices.  People often ask me which one I usually carry with me.  No doubt, it was the Williams Sound Pocketalker Ultra.  It is small, versatile, easy to carry and has very good sound quality.

So, I was very excited to learn that Williams Sound has come out with a new (and improved) Pocketalker 2.0 Personal Amplifier!  Of course I had to buy one right away and try it out!  I love it!

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Pocketalker 2.0

Some of the new features are:

  • smaller and lighter
  • built-in telecoil for use with hearing loops  (If you don’t have telecoils in your hearing aids, you can use this as a receiver in a room with a hearing loop installed.)
  • balance control  (If one ear needs more amplification, you can can adjust the balance.)
  • optional charger   (Can be used with regular batteries or rechargeable batteries.)
  • internal omni-directional microphone (It still comes with an external plug-mount microphone, but you don’t need to use it.)
  • can be used with mono or stereo headphones  (The Pocketalker Ultra had a mono jack and could only be used with mono headphones or adapters.  Now you can use your favorite headphones, earbuds, or neckloop.)

One of my favorite features of the Pocketalker Ultra is the removable microphone. (See my blog posts: “Noisy Restaurant – Recipe for Success.” and “Advanced Tips for Using a Pocketalker.”)  This allows you to add different microphones, depending on the situation:  a lapel mic, a shotgun mic, a headset mic, or a conference mic.  I was very glad to see that the new Pocketalker 2.0 still has the removable microphone, but it also has an internal microphone.  I experimented in several different environments and found it works quite well with just the internal microphone.

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Sleek new look using the internal microphone

And last, but not least, “she” is taller and slimmer (2″w x 4.9″h x 1″d).  Very nice looking!  Would make a great holiday gift!  Click here to buy yours now!