What is the curly tube that Secret Service Agents wear within their ears

You would think that the U . s . secret service (being the United states FBI and everything) would have access to an earpiece a bit cooler that just the common ‘curly cable’ job, wouldn't you?

If pushed, I've to state that I usually imagine some old fella, like Desmond Llewelyn in the Bond films, (and even a younger model like Ben Whishaw from ‘Skyfall’) producing all the gadgets himself and then explaining them to the agents before they go out and guard the President’s life.

This is just not the case. They use the models they use as they work and they work well. Fundamentally, wired models are still more reliable than their wireless counterparts. With wireless, you tend to get more interference, as well as having to deal with more restricted bandwidth. Basically, you will need reliable tech when you’re in the field. Lives are at stake in some cases.

This simple, trusted earpiece might be relied upon to accomplish the duty, every time.

Another benefit thatwired earpieces have over wireless ones (on this instance, at the least) is the proven fact that a wired set needn’t carry an additional battery. Wireless earphones would require charging and, as a consequence, would have a somewhat restricted operational capability. It just causes a whole lot more headaches for people who, let’s face it, previously have a good bit on their plates to begin with.

Reported by ‘AskJeeves.com’

“The ear piece and mic that the secret service uses is called a Throat Mic. The Throat Mic has clarity that is unsurpassed, great sound quality, and allows for discreet interaction. It also has an acoustic air tube that makes it comfortable when worn for long periods of time”.

The ‘curly earpiece’ technology is actually rather popular and is used by a variety of people and businesses beyond the secret service. You can even purchase a wireless version, but do not expect the secret service to be interested!

I might argue another point, but this is merely a pet theory with very little research to back it up. Psychologically speaking, when y’see a secret service agent, you identify them as such without observing them in any kind of uniform (beyond a suit, shades and an earpiece), the earpiece, then, is really a subtle reminder to, the civilian, that not merely is this not a regular person in a suit, but also that the area in which you now end up is being closely monitored.

With one remark to his/her earpiece, the agent in question can probably call down many of the other agents in the immediate area, also as police, fire brigade and anybody else he/she believes is necessary. That subtle reminder is likely an incredibly powerful crime deterrent. No guns need to be displayed, no helmets or flak jackets worn and yet y’know that this individual has eyes everywhere and will, probably, really ruin your week. As I said, it is just a hypothesis, but It looks like it makes sense.

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