Not much more complicated than that, you need a small wire to click the hole (opened paper clip will do). However it can be a bit tricky, I think there’s very short window of opportunity within the time from turning on HA when they’re able to link, so be patient and fast. I think hardest part was to not touch touch part of the mic while clicking on the bottom
Instructions are here
Scream if you’ll need help
Start with checking the number of receivers/licences in the select iN. You should get two green lights. Then transfer one, check the number of licences. You should have one red and one green light. That means you’re done with one HA
Then, after ‘licences’ are transferred, you need to connect those three (HAs and select), for that you just that button on the bottom, with a link embossed on it.
I keep saying licences because hardware is already there, software is already there, so it’s just a matter of activating it eg having key. And phonak insists on calling that roger receiver, calling hardware roger direct, having both hw and sw as ‘marvels are roger ready’. If I remembered correctly. Why they use receiver for such different things (speakerphone in ear and roger licence), I have no clue. Looks like no one there ever installed legal Windows with a key I wonder what’s next that’s gonna be called receiver
To cover other questions. Yes, you need licences only once. However, they can be transferred back to select iN from marvels, for example if you want new HA. Don’t ask me what happens if your marvels broke and you didn’t have the opportunity to get them back in select iN device. Let’s hope phonak can sort that one out.
You probably don’t want handheld anything in restaurants, but want to eat in peace. Select covers that perfectly. I put mine on tumbled over ashtray and just kept the biggest box out of the way (with knifes and whatnot) because waitress put it directly beside my mic . Although with very clumsy people around I’d probably think of something else. Also, I have a cover for it, I believe it’s for headphones, round hard foam thing with zipper all around, so mic was on that which was on ashtray, that gave it around 5cm elevation in total. Glass turned over could give even more if needed.
From direct spilling or spitting in laughter I’m not sure there’s help, but since it’s so good, maybe it can work from the small plastic ziplock bag?
Tested just now, works like a charm (test was with rubbing fingers from at least 20cm distance, no problem).
My problem with pen is that it just lets all sounds in, which I don’t find useful. Select has good noise control. Plus, let’s not forget automatic focusing on who is speaking now that select has, plus ability to turn off some area (like your direction for example of you don’t need your voice that loud).
Also, you get one magnet strip or something, to put select onto someone, like lapel mic mode instead of lanyard mode with the necklace thing. I found that to the limited ability I can put that magnet strip on mic, and around my finger and point around. No too sudden movement though.
However, you can’t point ‘down’ like you can with pen, because select is primarily table mic and if its gyroscope detects too much elevation, it’ll just switch into lanyard mode.
My main reason for wanting pen is that I can point it down, eg I’m standing at the doctor’s office and nurse is behind a counter but sitting down. Select can’t help with that, I’ve tried. However, that single feature isn’t worth 900 eur to buy new, for me. Neither with that interview beam, because I can simulate interview with select on my finger. It’ll look odd, but everything will look odd anyway and if my goal is to understand and my speaking partner’s as well, then who cares how it looks.
So if your source of sound is upward from the position of the mic, select will cover that really well. You can also tilt select to some degree, but don’t overdo it to not change mode
I saw them mostly from 2 sellers, both have similar names (I think both have rashi), and both have 100% positives and are long time members. From one (I think it’s asm-rashi) Zebras had ordered with only good experience. I’ll pick one of them based on who has the red pen
But to me, they said delivery time is sometime between August and October, so I won’t be able to give you any timely feedback on them
Alvin mentioned me somewhere that for pen to do better as table mic, some hard surface to lie it down is better than holding in hand. My test was in hand. But some my tests with select were also from my hand and it definitely worked better.
Plus, select is newer tech. So maybe pen 2.0 will be something really impressive, we’ll see