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January 3, 2005

Bluetooth Motorcycle Helmet

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This reminds me of LG's microwave mashups, where they combine a microwave oven with a toaster or coffee maker.

Motorola suggests you clip their HS830 Bluetooth headset onto a motorcycle helmet (that's the Fighter Prestige from MOMO in the picture) and then chat while you're roaring along on your Harley.

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The side-mounted microphone is supposedly wind and weather resistant.

Sure hope it's got built-in noise suppression technology; otherwise it's gonna be a one-way conversation.

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The headset comes off and attaches to a neck strap (?) so you can walk around with it if you like.

[via Wired magazine]

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Bikes in the Fast Lane collected several Bluetooth/music options for motorcycle helmets in February of this year: http://blogs.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/02212006101750MWECWQ.htm

But it doesn't seem that a "perfect" wireless solution for motorcycles has emerged yet. Two that seem to be close though are N-Com from Nolan: http://blogs.motorbiker.org/blogs.nsf/dx/12192005164700MWELHX.htm

And the Schuberth Bluesonic: http://www.textually.org/textually/archives/2005/07/008928.htm

Posted by: Shawn Lea | Mar 21, 2006 3:07:49 PM

Here's a challenge for you. Garmin 2730 Navigation (which includes; XM Radio/Traffic/Weather/MP3 Player) and a cell phone all working together through a Bluetooth head set for a motorcycle helmet. Can it be done? With Stereo headphones? Voice over functionality as needed for all the different systems? How can it be done? Can you do it? Please advise.

Posted by: Sailor | Mar 21, 2006 2:33:51 PM

Gotta be a lot safer than the way I use to do it -- wear a wired jabra under the helmet and pretty much be deaf in one ear -- at least to the road and environmental noises (of which I've long believed having a helmet on decreases your second greatest sense while riding anyways -- that of being able to hear a car sneaking up behind you, or hearing the jerk thats about to run a light as you can tell his engine is revving up -- this only happens when you are on a bike).

If I ever get on my bike again, I'll have to look for one of these. Useful if you need to still conduct business even if you are riding across country.

Posted by: clif | Jan 3, 2005 12:32:16 PM

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