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Cobra Electronics unveils remote CB mic system


Monday, August 29, 2011
With the PTT unit affixed to the gear shift lever and the headset and boom microphone placed on the driver’s head or around their neck, professional drivers can safely operate their CB radio without ever moving their hands or taking their eyes off the road. (Courtesy: COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP.)
With the PTT unit affixed to the gear shift lever and the headset and boom microphone placed on the driver’s head or around their neck, professional drivers can safely operate their CB radio without ever moving their hands or taking their eyes off the road. (Courtesy: COBRA ELECTRONICS CORP.)

DALLAS  — Cobra Electronics Corp. unveiled its new Remote CB Microphone System at the Great American Trucking Show here Aug. 25.

The new system offers truckers safe and convenient remote operation of all standard four-pin CB radios from Cobra Electronics as well as all other CB radio manufacturers, the company said in a news release.

The system consists of an ergonomic headset with retractable cord, a state-of-the-art boom microphone featuring noise canceling technology, and a heavy-duty push-to-talk (PTT) button.

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With the PTT unit affixed to the gear shift lever and the headset and boom microphone placed on the driver’s head or around their neck, professional drivers can safely operate their CB radio without ever moving their hands or taking their eyes off the road.

The system is priced at $59.95 MSRP.

“Driving today’s big rigs is a demanding job, and drivers are constantly faced with many tasks and many distractions, and safety is always the paramount concern,” said Toby Bogard, a veteran trucker, author and Cobra spokesperson. “CB radios provide a vital communication link for truckers, but operating them adds another distraction, and it forces drivers to take their hand off the wheel and their eyes off the road. Cobra’s innovative new Remote CB Microphone System is a breakthrough in professional driver safety that eliminates this problem and delivers safe and convenient CB operation at the touch of a button.”

The system will be available in late September nationwide at travel centers, CB shops and truck dealers  and on the company’s website at www.cobra.com.

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