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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 …

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 …

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 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 …

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 …

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 …

Vertix Raptor-i Intercom Review Redux As Derryn stated in his original review of the Vertix Raptor-i “…it delivers all of the features expected of a ‘new generation’ Bluetooth device at a competitive price.” I can’t and won’t argue with that assessment, but I can expand on it. The Raptor-i has all of the good stuff, …

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 Putting it all into perspective – the HBC200 remains the absolute champion regarding audio processing and intercom performance. This is despite the fact that its effective intercom range of 700 to 800 meters is still outclassed by one or two other systems. Not having to install and use a boom …

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 …

BikeComm Group Intercom Communications System Review The BikeComm BK02 delivers on its promises in a big way. It provides wireless shared stereo audio to rider and passenger while hosting a variety of wired and wireless peripherals including two-way radios. The BK02 package may seem expensive, but in comparing the sum of all its parts, it …

Vertix Raptor-i Intercom Review The Vertix Raptor-i is a new motorcycle intercom from a wireless technology company based in Singapore. The Vertix Raptor-i delivers all of the features expected of a “new generation” Bluetooth device at a competitive price. Plus, it has some very interesting add-ons in the pipeline… Keeping tabs on the motorcycle intercom …

BikeComm Hola Motorcycle Intercom Review Part 3: Hola Intercom Ride Report As a long-term effort there has been lots of opportunity to use all of the Hola systems with different helmets while riding different motorcycles under differing riding conditions. The first thing that needs to be mentioned is how much the firmware updates and upgraded …

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 …

UClear HBC200 “Force” Bluetooth Intercom Preview February 23, 2012 – UClear formally announced the new UClear HBC200 “Force” intercom system at the 2012 Dealer Expo. We reviewed the original UClear HBC100 (review) last year on webBikeWorld and were very impressed. The HBC100 is a unique intercom, with a microphone system that uses their military-spec, patented “Adaptive Beam …

BikeComm BK02 Group Intercom Communications System Review Borrowing a page from the Editor’s playbook used to introduce the Sena SR10 Bluetooth hub (review), this article will first provide a brief initial overview of the new BikeComm BK02 system. The BK02 uses a Bluetooth hub as its core component. It provides a capability requested by many motorcyclists — …

Cardo Scala Rider G9 Preview November 16, 2011 (Update from original posting) – Last year, in conjunction with the EICMA 2010 show, I was given an exclusive tour of the Nolan Helmet factory, which resulted in two reports. “How to Make a Motorcycle Helmet” is an inside look with photos and video of how a …

Iasus GP3X2 Throat Mic System Review – Part 2 Part 2: Using the Iasus GP3X2 and Conclusion This section will describe iPhone and Blackberry Adapter For those of us with an iPod, iPhone (Gen 1 thru 4) or one of the RIM Blackberry models, the Iasus adapter kit with the 93 cm (36.6 in) long …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …