If you read my second post I already said the Q2 didn't have stereo bluetooth, but you are wrong about not being even close.
Originally Posted by fish_antlers
I have no idea who wrote that Expo 2009 article but they were comparing the new chatterbox to the old scala rider solo which is the one I already own. The new Q2 that is already available for sale does all the things that the article said the Scala Rider doesn't.
Scala Rider Q2
The art of making a great product even better
Cardo proudly introduces the highly anticipated SCALA RIDER™ Q2 headset. The innovative SCALA RIDER™ Q2 unit allows bikers to receive GPS voice instructions, communicate with the passenger on the back seat, to conduct calls on their mobile phone and listen to the embedded FM radio. The embedded multiple device technology allows connection to up to four different audio sources in parallel.
Bike-to-Bike intercom communications among up to three bikers within a range* of up to 500 m / 1,640 ft.
Rider-to-Passenger communications: Passenger may also conduct mobile phone calls or listen to the FM radio independently.
Full Duplex: No longer the walkie-talkie syndrome where one party can only speak when the other is silent. The SCALA RIDER Q2 allows bikers and passengers to talk and listen simultaneously.
HIB (High Impact Balancing) Microphone for inter-city speed conditions.
AGC Technology: Speaker volume adjusts automatically according to ambient noise level and driving speed. No need to use volume buttons.
VOX Technology. Receive or reject incoming calls by voice commands.
NEW Chatterbox XBi2
The XBi2 is ChatterBox's latest bike-to-bike wireless intercom that also comes equipped with A2DP Bluetooth technology. It has all the features that the XBi has but with additional power that will allow simultaneous communications between 3 riders with up to 1,640ft (500 meters) in optimum conditions.
Both rider and passenger
module is capable of pairing with up to two accessory devices at the
The XBi2 will allow you to stream audio signal from any source that already comes equipped with Bluetooth such as mobile telephones, MP3, GPS and even iPod/iPhone when hooked up to a Bluetooth adaptor such as ChatterBox's AP21 or AG12. After all, the whole point of Bluetooth is to eliminate that pesky cable that most intercoms are dependent on for receiving audio signals.
If these devices aren't close please list the differences in which you think makes them so far apart, because I don't see it.