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Years ago when my husband and I began to take longer trips on our motorcycles we realized we needed a better way to communicate than the frantic hand signals my loving spouse always failed to notice. So for Christmas a number of years ago we gifted each other with the SENA SMH10 intercom system. Overall …

Sena SMH5 Intercom Review .The Sena SMH5 is a near-perfect example of how to grow the market without diluting an established product line. The SMH5 is the newest and smallest sibling in the Sena intercom product line and it more than holds its own against growing competition. In reality this Part 2 follow-on could consist …

SR10 Features Part 2: SR10 Features The SR10 impresses. It is the solution for connecting and managing multiple devices and leverage the advantages provided by a common radio while still maintaining a wireless connection with the helmet, with portability and multi-system compatibility. Does it do everything I expected? Not completely. But considering Bluetooth features and limitations, along …

Sena 20S Intercom Review Better, much better… Going down the road with the new 20S system is much smoother than what we reported upon in the initial Sena 20S Review Part 1: First Impressions posted way back in July of this year. The Sena team deserves kudos for their continued updates and evolution of this new system; …

Sena SR10 Form, Fit and Functionality Part 3: Sena SR10 Form and Function All of the nitty-gritty details regarding the construct of the SR10 were provided in Part One of the Sena SR10 review, so I won’t repeat everything here but will instead focus on what I see as some salient form observations. The SR10 is …

Using the SR10 Part 4: Using the Sena SR10 This is “where the rubber meets the road: in a sense. And with a lot of time spent in testing and using the SR10 adapters with many different devices over the last several months, its strengths, weaknesses, limitations and “bugs” become evident. Two of the radio …

SR10 Software Management Part 5: Software Management As lamented at the end of Part Two: Sena SR10 Features, a few issues and observations impacting SR10 functionality and performance remained outstanding, so I was really looking forward to the first firmware update. Nevertheless, continued use of both SR10 systems, along with a growing list of Bluetooth helmet …

SR10 Compatibility With Other Intercoms Part 6: SR10 Compatibility With the version 1.1 firmware incrementally loaded, I repeated most of the common pairing and functionality tests with the updated SR10 devices and Bluetooth headset systems. As applicable, observations regarding functionality and performance between the two firmware versions and the respective Bluetooth systems paired with the …

5,000 Miles With the Sena SMH-10   Summary Audio quality and volume were first class. Battery life is impressive. But the delay in the VOX is a problem. Editor’s Note I lent Chris a pair of the “Version 1” Sena SMH10 intercoms for his Trans-Labrador trip. Sena now has an updated version of the SMH10 …

The Sena SMH-10: A Rider-to-Passenger Intercom Just to spice things up a bit, I added some photos of the Sena SMH10R, the newest Sena intercom that trades the “Jog Dial” for a new low-profile shape. We’ll have a review coming soon. A Long-Distance Trip I wrote two previous reviews of the Sena SMH10 intercom (“Sena …

Sena SR10 Review: Part 1 of 6 The much-anticipated Sena SR10 Bluetooth “hub” has arrived! I viewed a prototype of the SR10 at the 2011 Dealer Powersports Expo (report) in Indianapolis back in February of this year. Sena has been working on the SR10 ever since and they sent a pair for this review. We’re …

Part 2: 4,000 Miles With the Sena SMH-10 on the Trans-America Trail I loaned Chris another Sena SMH10 intercom pair for his latest adventure, a trip on the Trans-America Trail. This was the latest version of the SMH10, with the most recent firmware update. Chris is an experienced intercom owner and user but has limited …

Easy and Simple Video The new Sena Prism Tube action camera is super easy to use and takes outstanding quality video. It also includes the best action camera helmet mount in the business. That makes all the difference in the world for both ease of use and getting the video you want. The Tube includes …

High-End Bread and Butter. The Sena 10S is the successor to the groundbreaking and hugely popular Sena SMH10 intercom (review), first released in 2010. Sena has released a flurry of intercoms since then (along with other Bluetooth devices) and they had to get this one right. Good news, SMH10 fans: the 10S is better in every …

A Low Profile 10 Series The Sena 10R now holds the middle ground in the new Sena 10 series intercoms. If it looks familiar, you’re right! This is similar to the Sena SMH10R (review), which introduced the low profile format. In this design, the intercom and battery pack are separate modules. Stick ’em on your helmet, …

Active Noise Cancelling in a Motorcycle Helmet The Sena Smart Helmet was introduced today at the 2015 AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. The Smart Helmet is “The world’s first Intelligent Noise Control” helmet, according to Sena. It includes a noise cancelling system powered by an internal rechargeable battery. The helmet is wired for a snap-on Sena …

The Stealth Communications System The Sena 10U deconstructs the physical design of a typical motorcycle Bluetooth intercom system. It’s designed to allow you to hide the various parts inside selected helmets for a sleeker installation. This gives you “bespoke” style system that looks like it was designed by the helmet manufacturer. The battery and CPU …

Sena Fulfills a Wish! The Sena 3S is a fantastic little (and I do mean little) Bluetooth motorcycle intercom system. It does everything the Big Boy systems from just a few years ago did…and then some. And it’s about 1/3 the cost. You can read our complete Sena 3S review for all the details. In that review, …

Next Generation of Motorcycle Communication Systems The Cardo Scala Rider Packtalk is an advanced motorcycle communication system with many new features. The system is the first to include the Cardo “Dynamic Meshwork Communication” (DMC) feature, a wireless mesh network. This connects up to 15 Packtalk riders (increased from 10 for 2016) in full-duplex intercom mode …

The Intercom Video Camera! Is it an InterVid? A VideoCom? We introduced the unique Sena 10C in this preview in October 2014. That was during the official announcement at the 2014 AIMExpo (Report). Now have a pre-production unit undergoing a webBikeWorld review. This is such an interesting product that we’re bringing you a first “Quick Look” and we’ll …

Small Size, Big Features Simple is good (or better) and the new Sena 3S is that for sure. Remember “Murder, My Sweet”? Moose Malloy would say that the 3S is “cute as lace pants”. The Moose is right, of course. But he’s always right. Who’s going to argue with him? The cuteness factor is a …

An Action Camera “System” for Motorcyclists The Sena Prism is a solidly built, Bluetooth 4.0 action camera, first introduced on webBikeWorld in the Sena Prism preview from October 2013. The Prism records video in 1080p at 30fps; 720p at 30 or 60fps and 480p at up to 120fps. Voiceovers can be recorded using Sena or other brands …

Sena Prism Action Camera Preview (October 16, 2014) – The Sena Prism action camera (review) is finally year and will be released in November, according to Sena. The camera, which will be called the “Prism”, will feature Bluetooth 4.0 for audio recording via a Bluetooth intercom. The Bluetooth capability allows the user to control the camera by …

Sena 20S Intercom Review Part 1: First Impressions The Sena 20S is a new addition to the Sena intercom lineup. It was first introduced in this webBikeWorld Sena 20S preview that was posted during the 2013 AIMExpo (report). The 20S slides in to the top spot as the new flagship motorcycle communication system for Sena, bumping the very …

Is it an Intercom…or a Video Camera? YES! October 16, 2014 – Sena introduced the Sena 10C, a new intercom system with a built-in video camera today at the 2014 AIMExpo show in Orlando, Florida. The Sena 10C has to be one of the most unique motorcycle accessories I’ve ever seen. The 10C is an …

The Intercoms Without an Intercom Module October 17, 2014 – The Sena 10U is a motorcycle Bluetooth communication system that is completely self-contained in the speakers. UPDATE: Sena 10U review now posted! That means the 10U does not have the traditional clip-on intercom module. The entire intercom “brains” are contained in one speaker while the battery is …

Sena 20S Intercom Review Sena 20S Review ▪ Sena 20S Preview ▪ Introduction (Part 1) ▪ Details and Features (Part 2) ▪ On the Road With the Sena 20S and Conclusion (Part 3) Sena 20S: The Sena 20S in Use This report is based on using several Sena 20S intercom systems. They ranged from initial production systems through two versions of …

Nexx SXCOM Intercom Review The Nexx SXCOM is a simple motorcycle intercom system that is very easy to use. It fits the unique Nexx SWITX SX10 helmet (review), or rather, the Nexx SWITX SX10 helmet was designed to fit the SXCOM intercom, which is actually a lightly disguised Sena SMH3 intercom (review). It may also fit in …

Sena GP10 Bluetooth Pack for the GoPro Hero3 Action Camera The Sena GP10 Bluetooth Pack for GoPro is a “Backpack” (actually, BacPac) add-on accessory for GoPro Hero3 series action camera. It allows the user to record voice-over narration in real time from Sena and other brands of Bluetooth intercoms. The Sena GP10 records in “Ultra …

Sena Announces Universal Intercom With Cross-Brand Compatibility Will Be Available Via Firmware Update to Sena Intercom Owners! (Nov. 4, 2013) – Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, has released a Universal Intercom feature for their full product line. The Universal Intercom is a unique technology to the industry, …

Sena SMH10 Version 5.0 “Universal Intercom” Firmware Update Preview Sena Technologies, Inc. announced today the version 5.0 firmware update for the SMH10 intercoms (review). The Sena “Universal Intercom” version 5.0 firmware upgrade (report) was first described on webBikeWorld in November of 2013 during the 2013 AIMExpo (report)in Orlando Florida. This is one of the most important motorcycle intercom news …

Sena and Nexx Partner on X-COM and SX-COM Bluetooth Intercom (Nov. 5, 2013) – Sena Technologies, Inc., a Bluetooth innovator in the motorcycle and outdoor activities market, today announced their recent partnership with Nexx Helmets to create the all-new X-COM and SX-COM Bluetooth communication devices. Both of the all-new units have been designed to be …

Sena and HJC Announce the H-Talk Bluetooth Intercom November 4, 2013 –  Sena Technologies, Inc. today announced their recent partnership with HJC Helmets to create the all-new H-Talk Bluetooth intercom system. Sena also announced today the Sena Universal Intercom (report) and the X-COM and SX-COM intercoms for Nexx helmets (report). H-Talk is a communication system that will be integrated …

Sena 20S Bluetooth Intercom and Sena “Expand” Preview October 17, 2013 – Sena had another major announcement today at the AIMExpo in Orlando, Florida. In addition to the Sena Action Camera (preview), Sena has announced the new Sena 20S intercom. The all-new Sena 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system. It has a …

Sena SMH10B Version 4.3 Firmware Update The music sharing ability found in the Cardo Scala Rider Q1 and Q3 intercoms cannot be ignored, but it has been overtaken, by the music sharing feature now implemented for the top of the line Sena SMH10B. Cardo threw down the gauntlet and Sena has responded by moving the yardstick forward significantly …

Sena SPH10 Bluetooth Personal Headset and Sena SPH10H Half-Helmet Intercom Sena is an industry leader in Bluetooth communications with an ever-expanding line of motorcycle intercom systems. So where do the Sena SPH10 Headset and SPH10H half-helmet systems fit in? The SPH10 is an excellent system with all the expected features of a full-bore Bluetooth helmet …

Sena SMH5-FM Intercom Review Sena keeps putting the good stuff together and getting it out to the market. The second iteration of the downsized but very capable SMH5 intercom, now endowed with an integrated stereo FM tuner, is an example. It’s also one of the reasons Sena was chosen as thewebBikeWorld Bluetooth Technology Provider of the …

Sena SMH10R Bluetooth Intercom Review The Sena SMH10R Bluetooth headset is a very different type of motorcycle helmet intercom system. Instead of the traditional single intercom module that attaches to a helmet mount, the SMH10R intercom functions are split across two separate modules. One module houses the Bluetooth “brains” and the rider control buttons, and …

Bell Announces Mag-9 Sena Bluetooth Helmet More wBW: Product Reviews  |  Motorcycle Helmet Reviews Also: wBW Sena SMH10 Intercom Review December 12, 2012 (Editor) – We’ll take some credit for this one! During the 2009 Dealer Expo in Indianapolis, Indiana (report), I suggested to Bell that they partner with someone like Sena to develop an in-helmet Bluetooth intercom system for their lineup. …

Sena SM10 Stereo Bluetooth Transmitter Review The Sena SM10 Dual Stream Bluetooth Stereo Transmitter is a timely and cost effective solution that allows both a rider and passenger to share audio from connected devices. This includes portable music players, navigation and radar warning devices and even wired motorcycle sound systems. Basically anything that has a …