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Came accross this company at the electronics show I am attending. I didn't have a chance to test out the system with the wind factor added in, but I can have some sent to Vancouver if anyone is interested. They will run about $80 as these will be samples for now. Just testing the waters as I know only 1 in 10 people that actually say they want one will follow through with this.

http://www.aizen.com.tw/roadrunner.html
 

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Looks like the ticket. How much & have you seen them locally Scotty?
$600-$650 US.

I tried them on down at Ducati Seattle. Very comfortable and quiet.

If I wasn't so set on the Arai XD I'd buy one right now.

Specs on the Dainese one:
-18 hours talk time
-30 foot range (between other bluetooth devices, including other helmets)
-good for speeds up to 120 MP/H (according to a rider that wears one)

It's a good helmet since you can talk to your buddies if they have the same one, I'm more interested in the fact that Savannah and I can have conversations while riding is pretty neat...

Oh wait a second... maybe it's the long periods of silence that make us get a long so well. lol
 

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Came accross this company at the electronics show I am attending. I didn't have a chance to test out the system with the wind factor added in, but I can have some sent to Vancouver if anyone is interested. They will run about $80 as these will be samples for now. Just testing the waters as I know only 1 in 10 people that actually say they want one will follow through with this.
It looks like a single throat microphone, so i'll offer this: If it works like the IASUS headsets with the single throat microphones, don't bother. I had two of them for a little while, but sold them to someone else because I could never get them to work properly. You either had to start every sentence with a grunt, or use the push-to-talk on the radio in order to get a conversation going. And the audio quality from the microphone was very poor.

Apparently the two-microphone version is better, for some reason the dual mics does a better job of picking up sound through the larynx.
 

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Came accross this company at the electronics show I am attending. I didn't have a chance to test out the system with the wind factor added in, but I can have some sent to Vancouver if anyone is interested. They will run about $80 as these will be samples for now. Just testing the waters as I know only 1 in 10 people that actually say they want one will follow through with this.

http://www.aizen.com.tw/roadrunner.html
You should work on getting Dainese helmets in. I can link up about a dozen guys that are interested in them already. Hell, nevermind, I'm going to bring them in! lol
 

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-30 foot range (between other bluetooth devices, including other helmets)

It's a good helmet since you can talk to your buddies if they have the same one, I'm more interested in the fact that Savannah and I can have conversations while riding is pretty neat...
If it can do that and still maintain the connection to your phone, then i'm impressed. It's not a very pretty helmet, but i'd buy one if it fit.
 

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Ok, I have found the perfect company. They do not sell this in North America yet, but one version is a blue tooth rider to passenger intercom with cell phone capabilities for both. Their other version is a bluetooth with a plug-in for FMRS radios which allows for bike to bike conversation using a PTT button (it may have vox as well?). Anyhow maybe I will look into this farther as they are looking for a North American distributor.
 

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Ok, I have found the perfect company. They do not sell this in North America yet, but one version is a blue tooth rider to passenger intercom with cell phone capabilities for both. Their other version is a bluetooth with a plug-in for FMRS radios which allows for bike to bike conversation using a PTT button (it may have vox as well?).
Please keep me informed, i'm definitely interested.
 
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Why would you want to talk on the phone while you're riding?
A. That's part of the reason I ride, so nobody can bother me.
B. How can you tell a cager to get off the phone while you're on one too??

I know it's hands free, but riding a bike takes a lot more concentration than driving a car, and a half second lapse in that concentration could spell death. I dunno man, the negatives outweigh the positives.
 

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Bluetooth isn't just for phones. I've been looking for an intercom system for a while but I hate loose wires.

Until a better system comes along, Bluetooth looks like it's the best thing out there right now.

Oo, I may be able to bring my laptop on a ride and dictate to it and make me more productive during my commute.
 
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All I was saying was that riding is way that you can just get away from everything and just focus on riding. I once heard a story about a guy who used to go for rides with his wife. His wife complained that she had no way of communicating when she needed to pull over for gas, bathroom and what not. So they got those chatterboxes. Totally ruined it for the guy. He realized that the reason he liked to go riding with his wife was because he could spend time with her without having to talk to her.
 

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For me it's not about talking on a phone while riding. It's about not missing a call because i'm on my bike travelling between A and B and someone at A or B needs to get in touch with me. Right now, it's "crap, my phone's ringing"... Signal, brake, find gap, pull over, rip off gloves, rip off helmet, open trunk, find phone, crap I dropped it, grab phone... "1 missed call". It's not always important that I be available by phone, but there are times when I know someone will be calling yet I still have to get from A to B during that time period.

In my car, I have a bluetooth headset, and I do wear it while driving in case I get a call. On the highway, I'll put myself in the left lane and stick with the traffic in front of me. There's nothing else I need to worry about, so it's pretty mindless driving anyway... All I have to do is not rear-end the guy in front of me. In town, i'll pull over. "hello?" "hi, it's ....." "just a sec while I pull over..."

Being able to connect to an FRS for rider-passenger and/or rider-rider communications would just be a huge bonus.
 

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this all my sound cool and all, but isn't this just as bad as talking on your cell while driving?
When I'm riding I kinda like to focus on what I'm doing, and don't need to flip of other riders for the same reason that I do it to ignorant cell drivers.
 

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most problems with cell phones and talking on them come from the amount of concentration that's required to hold onto it and hold it to your ear. eliminate that and its just like talking to your passenger. yes it takes away from full concentration but not even remotely as close to how much is taken away from the act of holding onto it. its like wearing an MP3 or discman while riding. your listening to music and riding. each requires a certain level of concentration. how many guys/gals ride with such a device?? i'm not totally hip with the whole bluetooth thing but a buddy has one and he just says answer phone or call so and so and it does it all for him. no hands on the phone. he can have it shoved up his arse(sometimes i think he does) and call people. i'm with Spike on the whole having it in a pocket while riding and having it going off. doesn't happen often but when it does there's not much one can do cept wait til your somewhere to see what you missed. when i go on an actual ride i don't even take my phone with me. not much reception up in Manning Park!!
 
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I hear you guys. I guess if you're using the bike to commute (which at the moment I don't) it would be handy for keeping up with plans and what not. To each his/her own, as the old adage goes.
 

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i have a system that works perfectly. Nokia phones. I have a dual around the new headphone with mic. It has MP3 & FM radio and it doens't kill your batteries. So while I ride, i hear music. Music stops and it will either auto answer (if i choose to) and then i just pull the speakers inside my helmet.
In my shark helmet, it has a chin guard and it slides perfectly inside and able to be held there while I talk. Works like magic.

smilar to pics less the logitech speakers....
 
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