bluetooth intercom is it good?


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bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Feb 05, 2011 3:59 pm



I'm looking at a E-Bay intercom.It's a "BT interphone bluetooth motorcycle helmet intercom".Has anyone tried these? For a $125,Do they work?



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Re: bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby HALBUDD » Sat Feb 05, 2011 4:29 pm

virgilmobile : If your looking at this http://www.amazon.com/Motorcycle-Blueto ... nk-c706-20. I just ordered a set waiting for them to get here so I can try them out. When I ordered them they must have been on sale as only paid $89 plus shipping I will post on good or bad once I have had a chance to test them out. Hal
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Re: bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Feb 05, 2011 5:51 pm

Yea,there the same.Amazon shows them at $119 now new.I hope you get a new set and not used.The review say their OK,but I was hoping for a real life user comment.Let us know how they work.Thanks,Virgil

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Re: bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby Tris » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:14 pm

We've been using BlueTooth for bike to bike communications for about 4 years now. We love them.

Their are now several makes on the market and they're all fairly similar. The more you pay, the more options you get. Things like more connectivity with more devices (stereo, GPS, phone) or more riders. Range and battery life are improving too. Ours are good to about 500 meters. Some of the new ones claim up to 1 km. Batteries last about 5 to 6 hours if you run them constantly. You can stretch that out significantly if you switch to standby when not talking.

Advantages: light weight, self contained, clear communications, reasonable range.

Disadvantages: Can be costly, limited battery life if you do all day rides, not so good for half helmets.

Personally, I recommend them.

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Re: bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby virgilmobile » Sat Feb 05, 2011 6:45 pm

Thanks for the input.I don,t need a lot of options.Some tunes might be nice once in a while tho.I ride to ride and don't care if I get lost.That's half the fun,going where I've never been before.I'll go up that road just because it's there.If I kinda go In a big circle I'll get back sooner or later.

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Postby Tris » Sun Feb 06, 2011 9:01 am

Actually, the only thing we use our communicators for is, well, for communicating. I could use it to connect to my cell phone, but when I'm on the bike why would I want to? As for music, I like the music my bike makes and the sounds of my surroundings. Music is too distracting for me.

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Re: bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby Shane_11 » Thu Feb 24, 2011 2:38 pm

We have been using the BT headset for a couple of months now. Really like being able to listen to music, answer cell and talk to passenger. I don't think I paid $80 for then on ebay .

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Re: bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby virgilmobile » Thu Mar 10, 2011 9:58 pm

Update info about my BT Interphone>
1 unit charged and operated with my cell phone OK
2nd unit would not power on
re-boxed working unit and set it on a shelf
2nd unit returned for replacement 2/24/2011
Replacement unit arrived 3/4/2011
un-boxed both units and charged for 3 hours
neither one would power on
bought 2 new chargers as suggested
re-charged and tried again 3/8/2011
took pictures as I tried to operate both units
both charged but would not power on
Still waiting for a reply from the E-Bay seller E-Bay item number. 130460750961

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Re: bluetooth intercom is it good?

Postby virgilmobile » Fri Mar 11, 2011 11:21 am

This just in...
Thank you for your support to help us solve the problem.
But sorry that we could not check out why the items could not work for you.
We will refund you after receiving your returned items.

Please send the item back via USPS First Class .
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