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An okay mic that gets the job done
on December 30, 2012
As someone who has worked in public safety, I've had the opportunity to use many different radios and microphones. I didn't expect this microphone to be on the same level as a product by Motorola. After all, I am using it with a $40 radio. First and foremost, it fits the Baofeng UV-5R and allows you to talk and listen to the radio. It's worth mentioning that microphone pictured is not what I received. It was similar and it was Baofeng brand, but not the one Amazon shows. I've uploaded a few of my own photos.
My complaints? It's cheap plastic. It feels like it would break pretty easily. So don't drop it. That wouldn't be too much of a risk, except that the clip on the back is pretty bad. It's very loose, swivels way too easily and won't really stay clipped if you move around too much. So no running, jogging, stair climbing, etc. Also, it sounds very tinny. Audio going out and coming in is pretty bad quality compared to most other mics. I've had mics for half this cost that out performed it by a long shot. But the bottom line is that it works and it gets the job done.
Update - August 2013: This product was closer to $29 when I purchased it and made the review. At the time of this update the price is about $9. At the current price, I would look past any flaws in the product. But this rating reflects the price that I paid.