Bluetooth Helmet vs. Headphones: What Works Better?

Bluetooth has become a staple in our everyday lives, and there are numerous devices from which to choose, from wireless earbuds to mounting systems to Bluetooth helmets and headphones. The last two have become quite popular with riders, and there are advantages and disadvantages to both products depending on your needs.  When actively riding, a Bluetooth helmet works better. Bluetooth helmets allow riders to stream music with ease, communicate with friends, and use GPS and mapping for directions. While Bluetooth helmets are more expensive than headphones, they provide riders with unmatched protection and quality. There are advantages and disadvantages to…

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Are Motorcycle Speakers Waterproof? Should they be?

Nearly 8.3 million people in the United States are licensed motorcycle riders. Many people ride for enjoyment, while others use a motorcycle as their main form of transportation.  Some motorcycles are equipped with speakers, which allow the rider to enjoy music while they are riding. The speakers on a motorcycle are different than those in a car. When installing speakers on a motorcycle, it is important to make sure you choose a waterproof option. While it is preferable to ride a bike in pristine weather, there are times the weather can change, and you will find yourself in a storm riding.…

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Sena and Interphone announce technical affiliation for 2021

Rider communication systems have become an integral part of a rider’s paraphernalia. From inexpensive and basic Bluetooth phone connectivity devices to multiple rider communication- there’s an array of products available to cater to every budget and functionality. However, compatibility between various devices isn’t efficient as desired and this very concern has prompted two of the biggest brands in the industry to come together. Sena and Interphone have announced a technical tie-up starting 2021 that would facilitate seamless connectivity between devices from these two manufacturers. The affiliation would see Interphone utilize Sena’s proprietary Bluetooth communication technology with the latest Mesh 2.0…

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How Bluetooth Motorcycle Intercoms Work: The Full Guide

Riding on a motorcycle is one of the best feelings in the world. But imagine being able to listen to music and communicate with your co-riders as well. You might be thinking, how do Bluetooth motorcycle intercoms work? So if you haven’t already taken the plunge and bought a Bluetooth intercom, you need to read this. This guide will explain how it works and why it is a good investment for your motorcycle. Find out how you can boost the riding experience for yourself and your passengers. A Bluetooth motorcycle intercom could take your motorcycle ride to the next level. …

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Are Bluetooth Helmets Worth It? The Honest Answer

Bluetooth motorcycle helmets are becoming increasingly popular with motorcyclists, especially those who run with a group. Still, some riders question whether these “smart helmets” are valuable enough to be worth the extra money it takes to purchase one. Are Bluetooth helmets worth it? Bluetooth helmets provide a wide variety of advantages to a motorcycle rider, such as hands-off communication with passengers or other riders, the ability to stream music, and the ability to navigate. Bluetooth helmets are not that much more expensive than regular motorcycle helmets. Bluetooth helmets are not for every rider, but they’re a great asset to some.…

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Sena 50R Vs 50S: Which One Is The Best For You?

Sena Technologies was founded in 1998 by Tae Y. Kim. Ever since, the company has made waves in the world of Bluetooth communication technology. In 2010, Sena made history by launching one of the first intercom headsets in history. This was during a time when intercom technology was virtually unheard of. The SMH10 was revolutionary. The brand has dominated the Bluetooth intercom domain for motorcycle and outdoor sport communications devices in almost every aspect, ranging from intercoms with integrated cameras to smart helmets to bicycle helmets. We guarantee you that anyone who’s ever been remotely interested in Bluetooth communication has…

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The 5 Best Full-Face Motorcycle Helmets With Bluetooth

The mind finds ways to link things in the most creative of ways. I’ll explain. The (original) Mass Effect trilogy is one of the most critically acclaimed video game series of all time. The cinematic visuals, fantastic narrative, incredible storyline and some of the greatest video game characters make it so. This article is not about the video game, but one of the helmets in the video game that I remembered when researching intercom technology. You see, the main character who you play as goes by the name of Commander Shepard. He starts the game with this suit of armor…

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How To Install An Intercom In Your Motorcycle Helmet

Although this article is about motorcycle intercoms, this technology actually has a long, interesting history. Contrary to what a lot of people think, intercom technology didn’t start with telephones. They started with speaking tubes.  With a design very similar to the “two cans joined by a string” trope you see in children’s cartoons, speaking tubes were commonplace in commercial spaces. A lot of office buildings had them installed by engineers by the late 1800s. You could connect up to 25 different offices with the most advanced of these. Speaking tubes were followed by telephones to answer phone calls as intercom technology…

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Vnetphone V6 Bluetooth – Remarkably Affordable Intercom

When I go on motorcycle rides with my girlfriend, it’s almost always a pain trying to speak to her through my helmet and the wind. One time, I ask her if she needed to “wanted to take a break” and she thought I said, “watch your weight”. The conversation that followed was awkward, as you can imagine.  Eventually, I snooped through intercoms on Amazon and came across the Vnetphone v6. Skeptical at first because of the abnormally low pricepoint, I bought it anyway because I was on a budget. But I still had a lot of questions. Would it have…

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The Best Intercoms That Are Cheap Sena Alternatives

If you’re never ridden in a group ride before, it can seem daunting. For starters, you have no idea about whether the other guys in the group who you just met and are trying to look cool in front of think you’re weird for walking with your chest and shoulders out. Yeah, a lot of things that I don’t miss about being 19. Teenage insecurity aside, it still can be overwhelming to keep up with the dynamics of a group ride your first couple of times. In staggered formation (as all group rides are), you always have to stay in…

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