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Motorcycle Intercom Comparison Final Report Mea culpa, this Bluetooth Helmet System head to head is long (long) overdue. We are transitioning from the hot sticky days of summer to the cooler but more pleasant and colourful days of fall. This, along with prompts from the Editor, serves to remind me that a slightly reduced riding …

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 …

AKE Electronics PowerCom ROGER One Intercom System The AKE Electronics PowerCom ROGER One system works, period. It is a pure communications device for those who want or need to stay in touch. If requirements or budget are modest, this is all one might ever really need. While the wired environment allows for a single radio …

An Intercom Bargain? The SCS ETC S-1 Helmet Bluetooth Intercom is a Bluetooth v4.1 based system. It features fast device pairing, excellent audio switching and very good audio fidelity. It also has an external auxiliary input that supports any non-Bluetooth device using a 3.5 mm interface. Audio from the wired interface is not interrupted by …

HOLD THE PHONE! Four Smartphone Mounts for Your Motorcycle  Many motorcycle owners are now mounting a smartphone on their motorcycle. Not that I’m advocating taking and making actual phone calls; indeed, most of us try to get away from that aspect of our lives when we ride. So no, that’s not what I’m talking about. …

UClear AMP Go and Pro Intercoms UClear has revised its Bluetooth intercom lineup with the new AMP systems. The popular UClear HBC100 (review) and UClear HBC200 (review) will be gone when current stock is depleted. There are now three AMP systems: the AMP, AMP Plus and AMP Pro. That’s more or less a “good, better, best” hierarchy, with the …

You Asked For It! The Interphone Tour is the new top-of-the-line Bluetooth 4.2 intercom system from Interphone. It marks a new direction for Interphone, as the Tour is quite different from the Italian company’s previous intercom systems. The new design is available in three versions: the Interphone Tour, Sport and Urban. Each is built on …

HD Speakers for Intercoms and Audio Devices The UClear Pulse Pro Headset and Pulse Pro Drop-In Speaker kits deliver superb audio. The HD (High Definition) sound extends from deep bass tones that can be felt in the helmet all the way to unwavering high tones. Whether you want an upgrade to the standard UClear headsets …

The Packtalk for Smaller Groups The new Cardo Scala Rider Smartpack is nearly identical to the revolutionary Cardo Packtalk intercom system (review). The main difference is that the Smartpack system can connect up to 4 riders in the “Dynamic Mesh Network” rather than 15. Also, the Smartpack range in DMC mode is rated at 5 km …

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 …

Max Volume With iASUS EAR3 Micro Amp and XSound 2.1 Speakers The brand-new iASUS EAR3 amplifier is the latest generation of iASUS amps. We reviewed the original iASUS Diablo mobile amp back in 2011 and the EAR3 is an update to that device. The EAR3 uses the same “mini” form factor as the Diablo and it includes …

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, …

A Nicely Designed Remote for UClear Intercoms Introduced by UClear at the 2015 AIMExpo (report), the Editor provided first insight into this simple but very functional remote, referring to it as the “Big Button Remote”. And now that we have one in hand for testing, the description is indeed very apt. It has to be the most …

Cardo Packtalk Distance Test Results This is an addendum to the Cardo Scala Rider Packtalk intercom review. webBikeWorld readers had many questions about the range (distance) of the Packtalk system under varied conditions and with different numbers of intercoms in the “Pack”. Some early adopters reported disappointing range when using the Packtalk intercoms and that was …

Neutrino Black Box “Intelligent Device Controller” Version 2 of the Neutrino Black Box Intelligent Device Controller is the newest and most advanced system from Arboreal Systems. It’s small in size but delivers a large payload. This newest variant has tremendous flexibility as either a set-and-forget or interactive system allowing automated, semi-automated or manual control of …

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 …

BurnsMoto Dual-Port USB “Shorty” Adapter for BMW, DIN, Hella and Powerlet Outlets The new BurnsMoto “Shorty” is a smaller (shorter) dual USB adapter that fits the BMW type electrical accessory outlet. It’s easier to use than the much longerBurnsMoto Dual USB Port (review) we reviewed in 2014. The important point here is that this is a …

Back to Basics With The Cardo Qz The Cardo Scala Rider Qz is a simple and basic “Bluetooth entertainment system” for motorcyclists. The Qz does not have an intercom function but its 2 channels allow you to listen to music and/or GPS and talk on the cell phone. Many webBikeWorld readers have asked about just …

Now Arriving: Pro Sound For The Rest of Us! November 2014 (Press release edited by webBikeWorld.com) – Interphone announced a “universal” Pro Sound speaker kit that will fit many different brands and types of helmets. The original Interphone Pro Sound kit (review) provides outstanding sound quality and volume, but the first kits were designed for the SCHUBERTH C3 …

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 …

SCHUBERTH SRC System for the C3 Pro and S2 Helmets The SCHUBERTH SRC-S (SCHUBERTH Rider Communications System) is an updated intercom. It fits the SCHUBERTH C3 Pro (review) and the SRC for theSCHUBERTH S2 (review). Both of those, in turn were an update for the original SRC we reviewed in 2010 for the SCHUBERTH C3 (review).. Wow! That’s a big …

Interphone Pro Sound Speaker and Microphone Kit The Interphone Pro Sound audio kit is a set of high-performance speakers and a new microphone for Interphone intercom systems. The kit works with the current Interphone intercom lineup, including the new Interphone F5MC (review), along with the Interphone XT and S series intercom systems. The Pro Sound kit …

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 …

BurnsMoto Dual-Port USB Chargers for Motorcycle Use The BurnsMoto dual-port USB chargers in this review are well made, easy to install and economically priced — what more could one want? Of the three products reviewed here, only the hard plastic mounting bracket that is included with the rectangular dual-port charger failed. Not a big thing …

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 …

Motorola MU350R Bluetooth Two-Way Radio Review Lets put it this way: the Motorola MU350R Bluetooth Radio has lots of potential but it isn’t the total hands-free solution envisioned or needed by motorcyclists, at least not yet. But even eliminating one wired connection, at least, between the two-way radio and the paired Bluetooth helmet headset is …

Interphone F5MC Bluetooth Intercom Review The Interphone F5MC was just released as the latest in the highly successful line of Interphone F-series intercoms. The F5MC improves on the Interphone F5 (review) in several ways but keeps the same sleek form factor and ease of use. Interphone was the first manufacturer to include a “Voice Wizard” spoken status …

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 …

Cardo SHO-1 Shoei Intercom Review The Cardo SHO-1 is a new Cardo motorcycle helmet intercom system designed specifically for Shoei helmets. The SHO-1 was introduced at the 2013 EICMA show and the details were first announced in this Cardo SHO-1 preview, which was exclusive to webBikeWorld. The SHO-1 system is functionally similar in many ways to …

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 …

UClear “Pro” Microphones and Universal Earbuds UClear has introduced the UClear Pro headset and Universal Earbud kits for the HBC100 Plus and HBC200 intercoms. These are designed for use with half-helmets, 3/4 helmets and/or flip-up, modular or full face helmets. They include the patented UClear boomless “Microphone Array Technology”. And the systems add a whole …

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 …