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 …

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 …

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 …

Can a Tablet Replace a Motorcycle GPS? Can a tablet like the Google Nexus 7 be used as a navigation device on a motorcycle? Yes it can, but with some caveats. While it may not be the perfect solution, it is indeed a solution…and a pretty economical one at that. Screen size is just right, …

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 …

Cardo Scala Rider Q1 TeamSet and Q3 MultiSet Intercoms The Cardo Scala Rider Q1 TeamSet and Q3 MultiSet are new, small form factor Bluetooth motorcycle intercoms. The Q1 was primarily designed to be a simple, easy-to-use, short range, full-duplex intercom for a rider and passenger on one bike. The Cardo Scala Rider Q3 uses the …

Three Bluetooth Adapter Transmitters Reviewed How do you connect that MP3 player, radio or other device to your motorcycle intercom system? A Bluetooth adapter/transmitter is the way to go. An indispensible device for today’s connected motorcyclist but, for some reason, still not widely known, understood or utilized. All three of these handy-dandy little gems do …

UClear HBC200 “Force” Intercom Review The new UClear HBC200 “Force” Bluetooth intercom system uses the same “boomless” microphone design as the proven UClear HBC100 intercom (review). The UClear intercoms are unique, because they do not have the typical boom or wired microphone found on other intercom systems. This eliminates some of the wiring and complexity when …

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 …

Cardo Scala Rider G9 Intercom Review Far more feature-rich than the Scala Rider G4 (review), the latest addition to the “G” family isn’t much bigger, but it is definitely better. For example, the Cardo Scala Rider G9 has the best (i.e., most responsive) audio gain control I have experienced. Combined with near-silent functionality, the G9 intercom …

Midland BT Next Intercom Review Using the Midland BT Next system is a pleasure in every way. Midland has truly brought the BT to the “Next” level. Introduction to the Midland BT Next Connectivity with multiple devices via primary and secondary Bluetooth inputs and a wired connection lets the Midland BT Next offer unmatched services …

HuRob HSB-S100B Intercom Review It is relatively safe to say that most of us have one or more devices for communicating when riding our motorcycles. The predominant medium for those communications is wireless, with Bluetooth providing a rapidly evolving capability. As Bluetooth has evolved so have the platforms and systems that utilize this wireless medium …

Interphone F5 Intercom Review The new Interphone F5 has excellent sound quality and it’s easy to use with an internal voice guidance (spoken status announcements) in a variety of languages. It has an uncanny ability to filter out background noise while sending clear voice signals to the pillion or other riders. The traditional-style Interphone mount …

3BR Weatherproof Power Ports, Cables and Connectors 12V or 5V DC water-resistant power ports to keep your mounted and portable accessories juiced up and functioning while on the road. Sometimes a plan just comes together and when it does, it’s good — really good. Last fall as I started to develop the winter maintenance and …

2011 Powersports Dealer Expo Live Report   The Sena SR10 First up was the Sena booth today because I wanted to meet the staff, who I had only communicated with via email. Tthis is the first Indy show for Sena since the company started manufacturing the Sena SMH-10 intercom (review), which was introduced on webBikeWorld.com. The …

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 …

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 …

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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. …

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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …

An Integrated Soft Luggage System The FAMSA 260 is a well integrated system of tank pad, tank-bag and two side tank-pannier assemblies. The tank panniers mount and are removed quickly without disturbing the main tank bag fitting. The FAMSA motorcycle-specific systems (260 series) fit perfectly. And the overall design reflects an understanding of user needs. …

Oxford Hot Grips Are AKA “Heaterz” Well known, well made and well tested, the Oxford HotGrips just plain work. They may not be the most cutting edge heated grip on the market, but they are still one of the best in terms of reliability and performance – they sure do keep the hands warm. Oxford …

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 …

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 …

Cardo Scala Rider TeamSet Review UPDATE: See the extensive comments from Midland in the Comments section below. Also: See our Scala Rider MultiSet Q2 review and our Interphone Bluetooth Intercom review It’s been a long time coming, but motorcyclists finally have a couple of solutions for wireless rider-to-passenger communications with Bluetooth intercom systems. Our definition of wireless definitely does not include “Gen …

The Premier Cycle Accessories XM – Sirius Radio Mount I’ll be first to admit that I hate doing things twice. I will plot and plan and scheme about a project until my head hurts, just so I don’t have to do things over. I guess I’m bearing my sins when it comes to satellite radio …

J&M “Integratr” Motorcycle Intercom If you are considering a portable motorcycle audio system, this would be my first choice of what is available on the market today (2006). There’s a considerable amount of flexibility and options for the unit, and functionally it is considerably better than most of the units I’ve ridden with. J&M Corporation …