If this device is anything like it claims to be, it really is exciting times ahead for being able to listen wirelessly to the likes of the Ipod, Television and Radio!
I already have the Artone Neckloop which is awesome (look out for the Artone S (UK readers - not yet in distribution in the UK, but should be soon)
I am looking to buy one, but can’t seem to find a distributer for the TVB in the UK yet, but will keep looking. I’m tempted to buy from localbattery.com, but am unsure it will make it over the big pond all in one piece! (Compatibility issues?)
I am looking for alternatives besides a new set of expensive HAs to bluetooth technology. It sounds like the Artone works well with the iPod and phone. I am set to have an appt. to check out the new HA’s with bluetooth technology but it looks like this is the other solution which is much more cost effective. Nice to find this info on the web and at this forum.
I went back in the office setting after working from home. It’s very ear challenging.
I’ve been using the Artone TVB with Naida V’s and Icom. I guess like any new gadget, it has it’s good and bad points, but overall, I’m very pleased. I have used it with my Ipod, TV and computer.
Never in my life have I been able to discern stereo sound, even before my hearing started disappearing. But now, I can truly appreciate stereo sound, and I love it!! It has enough range for me to wander around the kitchen/tv room uninterrupted. But should I venture further, the sound starts to sound like it’s coming from underwater. Still, it’s a pretty good range. When using with the ipod, it sometimes cuts out for just a fraction of a second if I turn my head suddenly, but it’s no big deal. For watching TV, there is no discernible lag in speech, which is great. I can now watch some tv without captions (such as news and documentaries), but still need captions for movies. The battery life is not long enough to watch 2 movies back to back, which is a bit of a pain. But, OTOH, I find that any more than a couple of hours of sound feeding directly into my ears, is very tiring, so recharging the battery, gives my ears a break.
One thing I did find, which is more Icom related, is that I cannot have 2 bluetooth appliances connected at the same time. For instance, I can not have my bluetooth cell phone connected at the same time as the TVB, which is a bit annoying. So I purchased an audio cable, which I plug into the ipod and icom. Unfortunately this cable is quite heavy and bulky, not at all like the headphone cords that come with an ipod. Still, I stuff the cord into a bum bag, and it doesn’t get in the way of things too much. And the sound from the ipod is actually even clearer, than with the TVB. It also saves on battery life for the icom, which is a plus.
Overall, I’m very pleased with the setup. It’s far from perfect, but it’s the best I’ve had in a very long time.
Can someone tell me how this actually works? I have Exelia M & icom, do you somehow pair the TVB with the icom or do you also need the bluetooth neckloop as it states on the webpage? Also how do you connect the TVB to the telly & can others hear the tv as well or does it block the sound like headphones do?
With the ICom with a Naida or Exelia, you still can use the Artone TVB Transmitter to listen to ipods and other devices such as TV wirelessly.
All you need to do is Pair the Icom and the TVB. As you know, you can pair multiple number of devices (I think 7 or 8, I forget which) and I don’t have patients that have used more than 3 devices linked to their Icoms yet.