Hello - I am new to the forum.
I just purchased the Artone bluetooth neckloop from localbattery.com. The purchase was based on the threads I read on the forum so I thought I post to share my experiences.
First off, I am very happy w/ my buying experience w/ localbattery.com. My questions were answered promptly and I received my Artone BT neckloop this Friday based on a UPS 2nd day shipping option.
Right off the box and after charging, I got the Artone paired & worked w/ my Treo 700wx in less than 5 minutes. My hearing aids are a new pair of Siemen Centra mini canals w/ Tcoil. One of the 3 programs on the Siemen is for the Tcoil, selectable via a button on the hearing aid or a remote control. The sound was great. I have to bump the program volume up in noisier environment.
The other thing that I have always wanted to do is to use the Artone BT loopset w/ my computer via a Bluetooth adapter. I had tried this before w/ an ELI BT loopset but it did not work at all - I ended up returning the ELI (a much more expensive option). With the Artone, it took me 5 minutes to pair & connect to my computer. I can now listen to music on my computer w/o any visible headset.
The Artone allows me to use my new hearing aids to their fullest potential. I also like the different charging options that come w/ it: USB charger cable, AC adaptor & car adaptor.
I have waited for 3 months for a device like the Artone.
I will update again as I gain more experience w/ it.