"The com gadget guys"
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I'm happy to help you assess your situation & help you determine if any of our products are appropriate.
While I'm also happy to listen to new product suggestions, I DO NOT do custom one-off projects as they are way too time consuming.

Lonnie Bedell, owner

Email: [email protected]
Text: 617-433-7480 (no phone calls please)

*** Shipping is so big it has it's own FAQ ***
Q) Do you keep stock or make items to order?
A) I keep some stock of virtually all items for immediate shipment. Levels vary seasonally. If I get a slew of orders & run out, I can usually get it made that day or the next.

Q) What is your return policy?
A) Anybody can return any product within 60 days for a full refund, no reason needed. Ship back to the address on the package. If you need that, email me.

Q) What intercom systems are your products designed for?
A) All products are designed for & test on a clearcom(tm) setup. Clearcom(tm) is far & away the market leader. Will they work for compatible? They should, presuming they are truly compatible. That's an issue you will have to discuss with that manufacturer. Obviously I cannot be responsible if they are telling fairy tales.

Only 3 products, the 2 intercom interfaces & the USB Call Alert operate off the 3 pin party line. Everything else operate off the 4 pin headset out, which appears to be very prolific in the industry. The "R**" company reverses the gender.

The com pedal, com multi switch & com headset switch do NOT pass power for headsets with a condensor mic (still fairly rare).

Q) What handles your credit card processing?
A) I recently added shopify as a 2nd way to buy besides paypal. Then due to a switch to online accounting & hints from paypal they were dropping the buy buttons I used, I went with shopify only, as they can process paypal as well as many other cards. They seem to really have their act together.

Q) What are you located?
A) Just west of Boston. Everything ships out from here.

Q) Do supply chain problems affect production?
A) I stocked up on parts big time spring & summer 2022. There were a few minor hiccups, but nothing that ever affected getting an order out. I don't forsee any issues for 2023.

Q) Do you still make the Mini XLR Mixer?
A) Yes. They are made to order as I don't sell many any more. The intercom gadgets are 99% of my sales, so that takes a back seat. The page is HERE

Q) What is the answer to the universe?
A) 42. Douglas Adams told me.

*** "Clear-Com" is a Registered Trademark of HM Electronics ***
There is no connection between AVLifesavers & Clear-Com/HM Electronics whatsoever. (We think Clear-Com rocks!)