Whether it’s a missed off-ramp, a low fuel light, or a bladder that’s ready to burst, we’ve all had numerous reasons to be able to talk to a riding buddy while on the road. Far better than frantic hand gestures that usually result in blank looks and shrugging shoulders, the Scala Rider G4 PowerSet is a sure-fire way to get your message across.
Motorcycle communication specialist Cardo Systems has packaged two of their G4 headsets in one pre-paired kit to provide an out of the box solution for riders who want to stay in touch while on the road. The Bluetooth-ready helmet-mounted units are said to have a bike to bike range of up to 1.6 kilometres and can be used for either bike to bike or rider to passenger communication. Two G4 Powersets can also be combined to allow full duplex dialogue between a maximum of four riders.
The Scala Rider G4 Powerset, which comes ready to use right out of the box, is more than just an intercom system. Each G4 headset is equipped with a built-in FM radio that can scan and seek stations that can then be saved as favourites in its six-station memory. And since the G4 makes use of Bluetooth technology, it can also be paired with other Bluetooth devices such as cell phones, MP3 players and GPS units. Further compatibility is achieved through the G4’s built-in auxiliary jack that allows for direct connection to non-Bluetooth MP3 and GPS units.
When coupled with a cell phone the G4 headset makes use of voice-recognition programming for answering, dialling or rejecting calls. Coupled with AGC technology, which automatically adjusts speaker volume based on ambient noise and driving speed, the G4 is a completely hands-free solution.
Claimed to be compatible with most motorcycle helmets, each G4 system uses a noise-cancelling microphone and stereo speakers. Rechargeable li-polymer batteries are claimed to provide up to ten hours of talk, and seven days of standby time.
For more information on the Scala Rider G4 Powerset visit the Cardo Systems web site at www.cardosystems.com.