OK, I have turned in my iCom/TVLink for a ComPilot/TVLink and been using for the past couple days. so far here is my impression. The two issues I had with the iCom was the battery life and the mic. ComPilot is a win on both of these issues. I have not charged the ComPilot yet although today it is complaining that the battery is low. Still, huge improvement on battery life. I have asked others on other end of phone call how my voice quality was and I was told that it was a big improvement over the iCom. Also, it’s nice to be able to adjust the volume on the fly with the ComPilot.
Now, here are my issues. First, there is no lock for the buttons and anytime something bumps into my chest (i.e., my son - 4 yrs old) it switches programs. This is very annoying. Second, and something I liked about the iCom, is that you can’t hide the indicator lights on the ComPilot. Under a white t-shirt in dark setting you can see them. Draws unwanted attention in the movie theater (they think I’m strapped with a bomb |o|). My voice when making call on paired cell phone can sound a little strange as if there is a slight echo or sounds hollow (to me). In somewhat noisy environments I have had to move someplace that was quieter so that I could hear the caller. Guess I could have used the volume control to increase the volume but didn’t think of it at the time. Still, I would have thought that the callers voice would be more clear to me without having to fiddle with the volume control. And lastly, I was using the TVLink last night and after just 1/2 hr into movie during a rather loud scene (shooting and such) my left hearing aide stopped working. I was also getting some spotty audio cut outs and eventually quit using the TVLink and went back to my wireless headphones which work flawlessly.
Tested using the 3.5mm cable directly connected to the ComPilot to an audio source and quality was same as that of the iCom (poor). Probably would never use that anyway but just wanted to report on that option.
Other than that, had an adjustment last Thursday and have all but removed annoying sizzle/static when near a fan (in car, near refig, etc.). Audi actually got in my car with me with his laptop and was able to make an adjustment while I manipulated the fan setting. He had also called Phonak to get suggestion as to what to try which I thought was cool.
P.S. the issue I reported at the end of my very first post in this thread about the short loud high pitched feedback sound has not occurred in weeks