By Andrew Vavra, Director of Marketing at Pheasants Forever & Quail Forever
If you’ve been following along with the Rooster Road Trip over the years, you’ve inevitably heard me mention via podcast episodes or blogs that SoundGear
hearing protection and enhancement devices are my favorite piece of gear. In fact, last year I got so romantic about them that I worked in a Joni Mitchell song reference.
If you’re curious about how I was able to pull this off, or more importantly, about how SoundGear’s Instant Fit and Custom Fit Platinum devices remove any excuse you could ever come up with for not wearing hearing protection while afield, read this
For the sake of this blog, I’ll be focusing on their brand new SoundGear Phantom
devices. Powered by Starkey Hearing Technology, the Phantom is the world’s first custom molded Bluetooth rechargeable hearing protection and enhancement device. I’ll let you re-read that last sentence and let it sink in for a moment…
That’s right, the SoundGear Phantom will allow you to carry on a conversation afield (in fact, if you turn up the microphone you’ll be able to hear better than normal), protects you from the damaging sound of gun shots, and it synchs right to your phone so you can stream phone calls, music, and anything else you want to listen to. Think of them as custom molded earbuds with a purpose because the Phantom is not relegated to only the field or shooting range, you can use it all year long for activities such as spending time at the gym, mowing the lawn, or going for a run.
Although the overall list of features
is impressive, here are my three favorite (the Bluetooth technology goes without saying):
- It has lithium-ion rechargeable batteries that last 23 hours (including four hours of streaming). No more fussing with batteries and the custom charger actually holds a charge itself so you can charge it while riding in the truck.
- The volume control wheel now extends so you can adjust your sound amplification while wearing gloves.
- The advanced wind noise management works incredibly well. Western Minnesota is one of the windiest places someone could upland hunt, and the Phantom has handled these conditions incredibly well.
Another reason it’s so easy to be impressed by SoundGear is the fact they support Pheasants Forever’s habitat conservation mission. They are our official hearing protection partner because they – just like us – want to hear more cackling wild pheasants every fall.
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