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Cardo Systems Announces Extension of Warranty To Two Years More:  wBW Product Reviews  |  wBW Motorcycle Intercom Reviews June 7, 2011 –  Cardo Systems has announced the extension of its product warranty from 12 to 24 months. The warranty extension from one to two years from original date covers the Cardo Systems line of Scala Rider products, including the Cardo …

UClear HBC 100 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review Using the UClear HBC 100 Intercom To put the HBC 100 intercoms to use, press the Answer button for two seconds. The status indicator will blink Red once then begin pulsing Blue with an  accompanying welcome tone  generated in the headset. To turn the system off, hold the …

5,000 Miles With the Sena SMH-10 The mainstream Cardo scala rider G4 is one of the most popular Bluetooth helmet communications systems on the market, with a loyal following around the world. But I still see if as another leading edge example of a product whose potential has not yet been realized. The G4 is …

Dispatch 1 Review Technology has given us some ingenious solutions, but it can also bring significant problems. For example, we now have many different and wonderful electronic gadgets, toys and accessories for the modern motorcycle. But they can introduce a problem: providing the different levels of electric power and then managing the power requirements for …

Interphone F4 Bluetooth Intercom Review I concur with the Part 1 conclusion. The Interphone F4 is easy to use and it has outstanding sound and volume. It also pairs with anything Bluetooth. The IP-67 waterproof rating is a worthy exclusive; it is very reasonably priced for what you get and it’s a contender for the …

Cardo Scala Rider G4 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review webBikeWorld was provided exclusive access to version 2.2 of the G4 upgrade software while Part 2 of the G4 review was underway, which allowed us to provide some insight into this much anticipated release. However, we couldn’t publish the full details about the upgrade because Cardo was still putting …

Replacing Speakers on a Motorcycle Intercom Editor’s Note: Many intercom owners have been asking about how they might go about replacing their original equipment speakers with higher-quality speakers or earbuds. Until the intercom manufacturers start offering more and better speaker options, a DIY project may be the only solution. We received this detailed report from webBikeWorld …

AKE “Stealth” Bluetooth Intercom 200 Review The AKE Stealth Intercom Set 200 is not a heavyweight — figuratively or literally — but it is fully functional, easy to use and it stands up well against newer systems. Upside: Simple, clean design; small component size. The intercoms have a low profile when mounted externally, and they …

Sena SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review Wow! This is the current intercom system to beat. While I could debate whether this is a “Gen 3” or “Gen 4” motorcycle communications system, I cannot and will not argue that the Sena SMH10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Headset and Intercom system (review) is THE real thing. So with most of the …

Sena SMH-10 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review A motorcycle Bluetooth intercom system with a very different approach to control layout that makes it very easy to use. Very loud volume and excellent sound quality also. The Sena “Jog Dial” is a new feature that makes it easy to choose or switch the internal features. Firmware updates …

Scala Rider G4 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Review Loaded with features, the new Scala Rider G4 intercom is leagues ahead of previous Scala Rider intercoms in performance and sound quality. Continuing our foray into “3rd Generation” motorcycle intercom systems, we finally acquired a pair of the new Scala Rider G4 intercom, in the “Powerset” guise. The …

Cardo Scala Rider G4 Preview No matter how many intercom reviews we publish — and we have many, as you can see in the right-hand column — webBikeWorlders always want one more. And its no wonder, with new intercom announcements coming about once a month! By the way, it appears that Bluetooth has pretty much …

AKE BT Bluetooth Intercom Review Another easy-to-use Bluetooth helmet system; weatherproof and rugged, with very good audio and excellent volume control. Appearances can be deceiving and generic isn’t all bad. webBikeWorld visitors will remember that the AKE PowerCom INNOVA and Roger One, along with related Bluetooth peripherals, were reviewed in a series of articles published in April 2008. …

Interphone F4 Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Review Easy to use, outstanding sound quality and volume, pairs with multiple Bluetooth devices, IP-67 waterproof and dustproof, reasonably priced. We first started reviewing Bluetooth intercoms for motorcycle use about 3 years ago. The technology in 2006 was definitely less evolved and the limited number of Bluetooth systems available were rather quirky. …

BikerCom Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Communications System The BikerCom (aka Biker Com) intercom and communications system is a relatively new product. It’s a unique hybrid system, combining wired and wireless features to get the job done. It may not satisfy everyone, but compared to other wired or wireless motorcycle intercom and communications systems it does a …

Chatterbox iCombi AG-12 and AP-21 Bluetooth Adapters The Chatterbox iCombi AG-12 and iCombi AP-21 Bluetooth “dongle” adapters can be used with compatible Chatterbox and other brands of Bluetooth headsets. The iCombi AG-12 is flawless in its performance and the tailored-for-iPod-use AP-21 might be just as good. The newer model has an open face connector that …

Sony Bluetooth Adapter Review An inexpensive way to listen to music while riding. Both devices are relatively easy to use and quickly pair with everything I’ve thrown at them. Many webBikeWorld visitors have asked about a wireless system that would allow them to listen to their MP3 player, iPod, GPS or other electronic device while …

Midland BT2-D Intercom Review The Midland BT2 intercom system we reviewed in November of 2008 was of the type distributed by Midland UK that was purchased by motorcycle riders in many different countries. Although the original BT2 system was not sold in North America, many riders imported a set, paying list price and the hefty shipping cost …

Twiins Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Review Twiins is a really good basic Bluetooth communications system that provides seamless mobile phone functionality and a crystal clear intercom up to 10 metres. It paired up instantly with every Bluetooth phone and GPS we put in front of it. The only current shortfall, more related to self-imposed limitations (legal …

Chatterbox XBi2 Review A new system from Chatterbox and a new contender for top of the heap for me. There is not much to complain about here. All of the new systems have leading edge features — some more, some less, but none of them have packaged it as well as Chatterbox. Although the XBi2 …

Chatterbox XBi Review The Chatterbox XBi system isn’t as new as the XBi2. But for what it does, it is a contender for top of the pile in the wide-open Rider-to-Passenger intercom category. A really good motorcycle headset system, everything just works including the excellent stereo audio sharing features. While perhaps seen as a lesser …

Cardo Scala Rider MultiSet Q2 Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom System The Cardo Scala Rider Q2 Multiset is a simple and functional design and it is still among the best to be found as of this writing. The system is user friendly and very reliable. The lack of A2DP (stereo Bluetooth) support was causing the Cardo system …

Part III: Options for the BTS 300 Bluetooth Intercom System If you have read Part I and Part II of the IMC Camos BTS 300 review you will have been introduced to the bundled set of components identified in this companion review. Both this bundle and a Camos Audio and Funk Bluetooth Adapter were sent along with the two …

Part I: BTS 300 Stereo Bluetooth Headset and Long Range Intercom Evaluation If Santa Claus was remiss this year and you are still looking for a bright, shiny, really useful toy (tool) to add to your motorcycling inventory, the IMC Camos BTS 300 might be just the thing… A new design and engineering effort, the …

Part IV: IMC Camos Bluetooth Adapter Review This kit and the wiREVO Bluetooth Stereo Headset Set, described in Part III of this series, were sent by Benchmark Helmets in the same box as the two BTS 300 systems. Over the past three months I have really come to appreciate all the items received. While the BTS …

Jensen JHD910 Radio Review A good, solid “meat and potatoes” daily workhorse of a radio that does well with helmet speakers or ear buds on a motorcycle. The Jensen JHD910 is from the Jensen Electronics “Heavy Duty” catalog. Jensen says that their Heavy Duty electronics line is “specifically designed, built, and tested to withstand even …

Midland BT-2 Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Review Bluetooth Primer Without exhausting any related standards or wiki sites, a few simple facts on Bluetooth are offered up. For communication and connection purposes a typical Bluetooth network or connection set is made up of eight devices: the master device and up to seven other active devices. This ad-hoc …

Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth Adapter Review Bluetooth adapter connects to non-Bluetooth devices and allows wireless connectivity with a Bluetooth motorcycle intercom. The Albrecht BPA 100 Bluetooth adapter was purchased as an accessory for the Midland BT2 intercom set previously reviewed. Albrecht and Midland are companies owned by CE International (see summary table below). A Bluetooth …

Midland BT-2 Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Review The Midland BT-2 is a stylishly designed helmet-mounted intercom with lots of features, along with lots of unrealized potential. All the features that were evaluated work as advertised, but audio quality and rider to rider intercom limitations detract from what could be an industry-leading system. The ability to directly …

BluVirtu BAT-01 and Bluetooth BSH-01 Communication System The BAT-01 is a battery powered Bluetooth hub or control module that allows up to four peripheral devices to be connected to provide audio input and output capabilities via a common audio channel. Outgoing communications are controlled by a PTT switch. Audio output is provided via Bluetooth to …

Biker Com Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercom Communications System I get to try a fair number of wired, wireless and hybrid motorcycle communications systems, most of which have some Bluetooth components in a direct or supporting role. I also seem to discover something new or ‘different’ with every system: sometimes intended, sometimes not. It is these differences, …

AKE Electronics PowerCom ROGER One Intercom System Part 3: Addendum, Tech Info and the AKE Accessories In This Series: Part 1: AKE PowerCom ROGER One Motorcycle Communications and Intercom Part 2:  ROGER One and Bluetooth  Part 3: Addendum, Accessories and Technical Information  Part 4: Motorcycle Communications Using the AKE PowerCom INNOVA System Additional accessories supplied …

AKE Electronics PowerCom ROGER One Intercom System Isn’t Technology Great? This section continues the ROGER One evaluation, but with some very tangible differences. With a companion PowerCom Bluetooth Headset on hand, along with other optional goodies, and driven by curiosity, this foray into wireless and mixed environments was inevitable. In This Series: Part 1: AKE …

Motorcycle Communications Using the AKE Electronics PowerCom INNOVA System The system effortlessly hosts multiple wired and wireless devices, providing enough configuration options to please virtually any user. Specific features such as i-VOX and the optional Interface Device serve to differentiate the PowerCom systems, the INNOVA specifically, from most of the other offerings on the market. …

Cardo Scala Rider Q2 Teamset Motorcycle Bluetooth Intercom Well designed, fully featured Bluetooth version 2.0 communications device. With a quality mono two-speaker headset, its trim and lightweight design, multiple functions and ease of use, this is a big advancement in concept, execution and potential. Pairing integrity, a function that is key to overall system performance, …

Make Your Own Bluetooth Adapter! After thinking about it for the best part of two years, I finally purchased an Autocom Active plus intercom system. It worked brilliantly as promised — straight out of the box! Having bought the Autocom and laid it out (as suggested in the excellent article by Spyder), I was confronted with …

Interphone, Scala Rider TeamSet and IMC Camos Intercoms You may recall our last chapter in the continuing saga of Bluetooth disappointment (more on that in a minute), when our original set of Interphone Bluetooth intercoms were replaced with the Interphone “Comfort Kit”. This is an update on the replacement and some observations on the current …

StarCom1 Intercom Review Not perfect, but a good system for basic communications (2007 style). Editor’s Note:  Mark B., who wrote this article, kindly donated his honorarium to awebBikeWorld charity. This is a review of my experience installing and using the StarCom1 Advance motorcycle communication system. The kit and accessories were purchased from Jeff at Bike …

IMC Camos Bluetooth 2.0 Stereo Motorcycle Intercom Where’s the marketing department when you need it? And with a name like “IMC Camos BHS-600”, they need it. The IMC Camos BHS-600 Bluetooth Intercom is the most recent beneficiary of evolution in motorcycle Bluetooth intercom systems, using the latest Bluetooth 2.0 standards, and in stereo, no less. …

Interphone F3 Bluetooth Intercom Review The Interphone Bluetooth intercom was developed by a European consortium and the product was just officially launched in Europe about two weeks ago. It’s made in Italy by Cellular Italia S.p.A. The set shown here is known as the Cellular Line Interphone and it was kindly sent to us for …