by Neil Bauman, Ph.D.
A lady asked:
I’m currently trying out a loaner PockeTalker Pro. There’s also a PockeTalker Ultra. I’ve downloaded the spec sheets on both, but I’m still not clear on what the difference is between the two models. Do you know?
The Pro is the older PockeTalker model. Williams Sound didn’t think it looked sexy enough anymore, so they came up with a newer design and called it the Ultra. Basically, the differences are cosmetic. The amplifiers produce about the same volume. One difference is that the Ultra has an external tone control. With the Pro, you have to open it up and use a screwdriver to adjust the tone.
The Pro comes with a case which you wear on your belt. In contrast the Ultra has a lanyard so you can hang it around your neck. The batteries are different too. The Pro uses two double A batteries while the Ultra uses two triple A batteries. You can see the PockeTalker Ultra here.