Williams Sound recently introduced a third version of the popular PockeTalker called the PockeTalker 2.0. How is it different from the PockeTalker Pro and the PockeTalker Ultra? At first glance, the new PockeTalker 2.0 (PKT2.0) looks completely different (spoiler alert: it’s white and ergonomically shaped to fit more comfortably in the user’s hand). In addition, the microphone is located internally so the microphone no longer protrudes from the top as seen with the PockeTalker Pro and PockeTalker Ultra. The PKT2.0 does have an external microphone port that will accommodate a plug-in mount microphone (included in packaging) although it does not have to be plugged in to use the device.
Looks aren’t everything so let’s get to a few more features unique to the PKT2.0. First, the PKT 2.0 has a built-in T-coil. The T-coil switch is located on the side of unit. When switched to the ON position, the PKT2.0 disables the microphone input and picks up the signal in the loop. Second, it offers an extended high and low frequency range. Third, the PKT2.0 includes a balance adjustment trimpot to allow the volume to be adjusted as needed between the right versus left headphone.
Although not unique to the PKT2.0, another feature worth noting is the PKT2.0, like the original PockeTalker Pro, is rechargeable ready. Whereas all three PockeTalker models can use rechargeable batteries, only the PKT2.0 and the PockeTalker Pro are equipped with charging ports located on the side of each unit. Rechargeable battery kits specific to the PockeTalker 2.0 (item BATKT7) and PockeTalker Pro (item BATKT3) are available (sold separately) which allow the user to recharge their batteries without needing to take them out of the compartment. This is not an option for the PockeTalker Ultra. NOTE: If the decision is made to use rechargeable batteries with the PKT2.0, the battery switch located inside the battery compartment must be switched from the ALK to the NIMH position. For more information or to order your PKT2.0, contact customer service at Oaktree Products toll free 800.347.1960.