By David Crane
david (at) defensereview (dot) com
May 11, 2017
The B-On electronic LCD combat/tactical shooting sunglasses/ballistic eyepro (eye protection) wasn’t the only new Beretta Protection Technology (BPT) product on display at SHOT Show 2017. BPT reps also showed DefenseReview (DR) interesting hearing pro (protection) with sound amplication called Off Shot ST-W and ST-R Mini Headsets, both of which are worn inside the ear. The former (ST-W) is active, has Bluetooth wireless comms (communications) capability, and allows the wearer/shooter to talk on his/her smartphone while shooting. The latter (ST-R) does not, but still offers amplification and 32dB sound mitigation.
The Off Shot ST-W Mini Headset hearing pro design (shape) and resulting comfort apparently comes from the study of hearing aids, and is rechargeable via USB cable.
Oh, and there’s also an Off Shot passive earbud model that just offers 32dB hearing protection without any active electronics or amplification.
Defense Review would opt for the Off Shot ST-W, since it would appear to offer the best of all worlds. Anyway, take a look at DR’s video below to see the demo we got at the Beretta booth.
Editor’s Note: DR doesn’t yet know when the ST-W and ST-R will be available, but we’ll try to find out.
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