I simply cannot stand money-grubbing accessories. What is more money-grubbing than the weird connector on my handheld radio? The above pic is of the headset connector for my Yaesu VX-7R.
This radio is old but they still make it. One unique thing about it is that it is submersible. Yaesu had to use a different connector to keep the radio watertight. They could have used something more standard, but they did not. Only Yaesu makes headsets for this radio.
What brought on my rant? I forgot my headset at home this morning.