I had one of these a long time ago. I have a big ass recliner that sits beside my desk. It's easier (comfortable) for me to just use a hand mic. I don't care for headsets and I don't like VOX. I do have a nice collection of desk mics, though. Anyhow, I noticed they are making this mic again. The price ain't bad and I already have an 8 pin Foster adapter, so I bought me one. Looking at the picture of it, I was worried that it looked bigger than the one I had before. It came today and I am very pleased with the fit, finish and feel. It's on the smaller size for a typical clamshell mic. The coiled cord is soft and stretchy, just the way I like it. Mine has the ICOM element and I'm currently using it with my IC-9100. I cruised around the HF bands and was able to get decent audio reports from it. 10 meter and VHF FM were favorable, too. I like it very much. Get ya' one.