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Sena SMH10D Motorcycle Bluetooth Headsets do the trick!
on January 14, 2013
After experiencing a major fiasco with my Chatterbox where the plastic (WTF!) helmet attachment broke and it was lost on the freeway during rush hour, I decided to find something that had better sound, bluetooth, and ease of use with a gloved hand. After doing a bit of research, I decided on the Sena SMH10D ($249 for 2) over the offerings from Cardo Systems ($499 for 2 ) and Chatterbox ($600 for 2) which wasn't really in the running due to its lack capabilities. I have two HJC helmets (Symax II & III) and it took me about 5 minutes to install the systems in them with the included steel attachment brackets...yes steel!! After I got everything installed, I connected the unit with my Blackberry Torch, my Garmin GPS, and my iPod Touch to test the sound quality. The sound from these devices was pretty good sitting still, the big test would be to get my M109r on the highway and see what it sounds like at speed. Well, at >60 mph, the sound from speakers were better than I expected in my Symax III helmet, the best part being able to adjust the volume with a gloved hand. My biggest surprise came when my wife called me and I answered the call with voice commands! I was able to hear her clearly and she didn't seem to notice that I was on the 210 freeway at speed until I told her! One other thing to note, this unit has nothing to snag either your glove or any of your gear much like my old chatterbox. I hated the stupid antenna on the chatterbox, that thing would get caught on everything and with a plastic bracket to hold it...not good! My overall reviews of this unit is 4.5 stars because I haven't used the intercom part yet, oh yeah...did I tell you that the units are software upgradeable? Battery life is great also, I went through a full day of riding without a hitch and the charger is the same as my Blackberry to boot!