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http://shop.treonauts.com/content/accessories/9-103--394-2.htm

This product is inferring that its made for the TREO line of phones but should be good with any BlueTooth phone.

Has anyone tried this? Sounds like folks are finally understanding that motorcyclists are a niche' market and BlueTooth applications can apply.

If you have tried this product or know someone who has, please post their impressions.

Thankx
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This device should work with any bluetooth enabled device. The bluetooth system is set up that way.
When you first turn on a blue tooth device, you must first pair it (program mode) with the target bluetooth enabled device (cell phone, radio, music, etc.). Once the device is paired, each time it turns on it will seek only the device it has been previously paired with.
So yes it will work with your bluetooth enabled device.

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Just bought one for about $115 shipped that comes with a bluetooth dongle that allows you to use it with a non bluetooth phone. Will give dongle to wifey or daughter as my pda phone has bluetooth and MS Voice command that work well already. Reviews on web are good. At above 50 mph, one review says the wind noise is high unless you tuck the microphone a little higher in your helmet and then all is good. Other reviews did not mention that problem. I feel lost without telephone access to work on my bike or on road trips. When I try it out I will let you know if I can truly use it with voice activation alone.
 

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This device works great. I'm not in the habit of talking while riding, but I tested it for the heck of it and the person on the other end of the phone wasn't aware that I was riding a motorcycle at highway speeds. Works flawlessly with my Garmin 2820 and my BlackBerry.
 

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diggitydogg said:
This device works great. I'm not in the habit of talking while riding, but I tested it for the heck of it and the person on the other end of the phone wasn't aware that I was riding a motorcycle at highway speeds. Works flawlessly with my Garmin 2820 and my BlackBerry.
When using the headset with the 2820, is that then the device that you hear the GPS through, or does it still "speak" through your intercom and the BT headset is reserved only for cell communication?

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When using the headset with the 2820, is that then the device that you hear the GPS through, or does it still "speak" through your intercom and the BT headset is reserved only for cell communication?

Thanks,
Brian

I don't have an intercom, only the ScalaRider. When I turn on the 2820, it automatically finds the ScalaRider and the Blackberry. The ScalaRider consists of a flat speaker that adheres to the inside of the helmet, and a boom microphone. The speaker is where GPS voice prompts and cell phone calls are heard.
 

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diggitydogg said:
I don't have an intercom, only the ScalaRider. When I turn on the 2820, it automatically finds the ScalaRider and the Blackberry. The ScalaRider consists of a flat speaker that adheres to the inside of the helmet, and a boom microphone. The speaker is where GPS voice prompts and cell phone calls are heard.
Exactly what I needed to know. Thank you.

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Well, I got mine a couple of days ago and took it on a 90 minute trip and back. First it should be clarified that I have a weak to moderately powered bluetooth radio in my Sprint 6700 pocket pc phone. The phone was placed in the front pocket of my bag riding right behind my Corbin smuggler trunk. there were ocasional problems in establishing a connection, but for the most part I was connected and stayed connected fine. Not so if the phone was in the smuggler trunk. Then I just could not get a connection to the phone. Otherwise, worked great, especially at speeds up to 50mph. At 60 mph or above the voice recognition software on my phone had some trouble. I got the combo kit that comes with a bluetooth radio to connect via audio jack to the phone. I expect that radio is more powerful and will try that out maybe tomorrow. Overall, I am very satisfied and it was nice to take calls so easily while I was riding. As others have said, my listeners did not believe I was on the bike at speed until I honked the horn. Used it sparingly, but it will prove indispensable on longer rides.
 

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I use the existing single speaker Cardo Scala Rider with my 2820, works great.

Regarding the Newly released Scala Rider Team Set:
I just talked to Cardo Systems, this new wireless bluetooth which gives you mic, two speakers instead of the single and the ability to communicate via bluetooth intercom to the passenger, bluetooth to your GPS, and bluetooth cell phone. Currently may be purchased directly from Cardo Systems at www.cardowireless.com/scala_rider or from their very limited dealer network, powersportriders.com. Cardo has not updated their website displaying the new product, however, you can call them to purchase. Powersportsriders has them posted on their site.
 

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I use the existing single speaker Cardo Scala Rider with my 2820, works great.

Regarding the Newly released Scala Rider Team Set:
I just talked to Cardo Systems, this new wireless bluetooth which gives you mic, two speakers instead of the single and the ability to communicate via bluetooth intercom to the passenger, bluetooth to your GPS, and bluetooth cell phone. Currently may be purchased directly from Cardo Systems at www.cardowireless.com/scala_rider or from their very limited dealer network, powersportriders.com. Cardo has not updated their website displaying the new product, however, you can call them to purchase. Powersportsriders has them posted on their site.

Anybody buy one of these SCALA RIDER TEAM SETS? Sounds interesting.

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Mike, don't believe the Team Set is available just yet. Seems Cardo Systems mislead me on the original release date.
 

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BeemerDude said:
Cardo Systems has indeed released the Team Set Bluetooth Headset. See at the following:
http://www.cardowireless.com/buy/store.php
BeemerDude: Thanks for the link. This thing really looks promising. There is a manual in PDF format on the website with more details on the headsets. Intercom mode can be via a VOX mode or always on.

I may have to be a guinea pig.
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Sorry if I've missed something, but I've been scanning for the A2DP Bluetooth profile.
( http://www.pcauthority.com.au/feature.aspx?CIaFID=1425 )
If you want to stream music, as in good quality music in stereo, your BT devices need to have the A2DP profile. And as far as I know, A2DP requires Bluetooth version 2.0 or higher...
The Scala Rider has got BT version 1.2 ( http://www.cardowireless.com/buy/store.php ) and as such doesn't have A2DP...

I'd love to be corrected though because it would be lovely to have "proper" music/phone/whatever in the helmet at some point. :)
 

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I think I'm standing and correcting myself here, it seems that Bluetooth V1.2 is capable of A2DP profile... :)
 

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Update.

Whoot! I got it for xmas! Fit and finish are excellent and installation was a breeze on both helmets. Also as noted, the device is "dual mono" instead of the expected "stereo" but it has pretty decent sound and clarity for being such.

My phone (SMT 5600) is hands free capable so BT works great for making and receiving calls via voice command. At this time I need to press the external button to activate the voice feature but this is first use so I am sure I can find a way of activating it without even touching the device.

One thing that I was interested in was streaming my Windows Media Player (because this is a MS enabled smart phone) through the BT connection but it seems that it doesn't quite work like that. :( Big bummer. However, I haven't given up on this. I will contact the device manufacturer and see if there is a way to "work around" that functionality if at all possible. Again, I was hoping for some way to do this so I didn't need wires going from my phone to my helmet.

However, the intercom feature is pretty cool (team set). My wife felt a little silly sitting on the couch with the helmet on testing the equipment with me so I gave her props for enduring the humiliation. :)

I haven't had the bike out yet with the device because of the weather here near Seattle. We just received about a foot of snow where we live (Cascade foothills) and there is sand all over the place for ice control. I am sure I'll get on it pretty soon but I am still practicing with the device before i go on the open road and kill myself fumbling with the device controls and trying to drive and pay attention. :)

More later.
 
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