Originally Posted by SydneyGuy
My Cardo Scala Rider used to stop working in very heavy rain. I think the water was getting in where the mic joins the body of the unit, because i covered the join in silicone goo and its managed in rain ever since.
Disappointing thing for Cardo to say, "its only meant to be used in light rain"... suppose helmet manufacturers said that too?
What are we supposed to do? If it starts pissing; get off the bike, helmet off, mini-toolkit out, unscrew Scala Rider, dry with hairdryer, put into waterproof container, continue journey without GPS assistance...?
My bundled Scala Rider died last week. It was pissing down on the Southern Freeway last week, doing 120 and the Tom Tom started doing crazy stuff. Thought I drowned the Tom Tom but no, it was the headset module, completely flooded.
Pulled the charger plug out the back and it was full of water
To be honest, I dont care, the Cardo has been nothing but trouble and has never worked properly, had to repair it constantly, switches it self off all the time and if a call came through the Tom Tom it would work again until everything was rebooted, piece of crap.
Ive just bought a new Blue Ant Interphone and so far has worked flawlessly with the Tom Tom and my phone.
Worked first time no issues and has a better more secure mounting system.
The volume isnt quite as loud but still ok with earplugs.
So far, a much better alternative to the Cardo.
See how it holds up in the rain, but it does appear to be much better made than the Cardo.