We’ll be looking at the CP040 earpiece, a cheap and versatile little doohickey that isn’t amazingly exciting, but also does very little to damage one’s bank account.
The CP040 earpiece is a lot like the GP300 earpiece. It is small, smart and cheap, but it also represents a pretty good value for money. Amazon lists this earpiece for about £20, but it’s a pretty good deal for the price.
We’ll be honest, everything is pretty basic on this model, but the device performs its function well and certainly won’t let anyone down.
The sound quality of the Motorola CP040 earpiece is very good indeed and the inbuilt ‘push to talk function is convenient and easy to use. As usual, the CP040 earpiece has a sprung metal clip that attaches easily to most items of clothing (you may find it a challenge if you’re planning on using it whilst dressed as a giant Sumo wrestler and competing on ‘Takeshi’s Castle’, but apart from that...).
As with the 300 series, because it only features a two-pin plug, an adaptor block will be required for use with the GP320 and GP340 series of radios.
The ergonomic D-shaped earpiece itself is comfortable to wear and mostly discreet. It can be easily used in either the left or right ear, depending on the user’s personal preference. The CP040 earpiece fits most ear sizes, so unless you happen to be Prince Charles or Martin Clunes (Editor’s Note: or my Uncle Alan), you shouldn’t have too many comfort issues, if any.
There’s no Kevlar cable on this one, however and it certainly isn’t the best model around. However, this is not to say that the CP040 is a bad earpiece, not at all. It just isn’t the best.
Overall, the CP040 earpiece is functional, rather than flashy. It does its job with no frills (but also no temper tantrums). This is a good, solid product from a company that excels at making such products. It also offers great value for money, too.