JSBULL
 
 
 
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    June 6, 2012
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    June 29, 2012
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Sena SMH-10 Bluetooth Headset The SMH10 is a Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Class 1 Stereo Headset with long-range Bluetooth Intercom designed specifically for motorcycles. With the SMH10, you can call hands-free on your Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigations by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. Thanks to the latest Bluetooth v3.0+EDR and the advanced digital processing technology, the Sena SMH10 bluetooth 3.0 offers the best sound quality for both incoming and outgoing sound in its class. Also, the easy-to-access and intuitive button operations make the SMH10 a perfect companion for motorcycles. Features Audio Booster Individual Volume Control Versatile Jog Dial Use while charging Upgradable firmware General Talk time 12 hours Standby time 10 days Working Distance (Intercom) up to 900 meters (980 yards) in open terrain 4-way conference intercom Dimensions Headset 84.1 mm x 56.5 mm x 38.6 mm (3.3 in x 2.2 in x 1.5 in) Clamp unit 223.8 mm x 85.5 mm x 30.6mm (8.8 in x 3.4 in x 1.2 in) Headset weight 60g (2.11 oz) Clamp unit 84g (2.96 oz) Bluetooth Profiles Headset Profile, Hand-Free Profile (HFP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) Bluetooth v3.0+EDR Audio Built-in SBC Codec Voice prompts Conference phone call with intercom participant Noise cancellation Wind noise reduction Wide volume control Sample rate 48kHz (DAC) Auxiliary audio-in connection via 3.5mm jack Battery Charging time 2.5 hours Type Lithium polymer battery Please Note Some of the above features require updating the firmware to the latest v4.1. The firmware is a free download from Sena Technologies .
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
It has issues, but it's probably the best solution available
PostedJune 29, 2012
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JSBULL
From Fayetteville
State:AR
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Ease of Install 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I've read review after review of how great this product is. It's true that it's a good solution, but there are a few issues that people should know about before buying.
On the positive side:
1. It pairs nicely with bluetooth and is a good solution for listening to music.
2. The main unit sits nicely and unobtrusively on the side of my helmet.
3. It is easy to function with gloves on.
4. Once you get a good, powerful cell signal, the noise cancellation works very well and it's easy to have a phone conversation.
5. It integrates very well with Siri.
Regrettably, I do have several complaints:
1. The speakers do not mount securely and are painful to wear. I wear an Arai Signet Q helmet. The hooks (Velcro) on the speakers do not latch securely to the ear recesses in my helmet. This made me put the (included) extra spacers on them because their hooks attach slightly better. Unfortunately, the speakers now regularly make contact with my ears and they are a very hard plastic that causes pain after 20+ minute rides. This is the reason for my 1/5 on ease of install.
2. The boom mic is too big and makes contact with my lips regularly. There is a slim mic that I've linked to in my review that should be a standard component of this unit. In my opinion, the boom mic should be the upgrade. Expect to buy the "Sena SMH-10 Helmet Clamp Kit - Attachable Boom and Wired Microphone" $30 upgrade if you wear a full-face helmet.
3. The skip and rewind functions are opposite of what they should be. This one blows my mind. If you want to skip back to the beginning of the song, you roll the knob forward toward the front of the bike. If you want to skip to the next song, you roll it backward toward the back of the bike. Who would design a product this way? I'm sure I'll get used to it, but why should I have to?
4. The charger port is micro USB. It is difficult to get seated for charging and can stick in the port and be hard to remove. I am often afraid I'm going to break it off in the unit just trying to get it out.
5. My first few test calls were to my girlfriend. Unfortunately, she could barely understand me. It was so bad that she told me to call her back and hung up. After a few days of trying, the unit seems to have gotten past the initial hiccups and works well now. I'm not quite sure about the cause, but it could be that the cell signal wasn't as strong as the bars on my phone indicated. When the system gets a good connection, it seems to function very well.
I expect this is the best solution out there, but it doesn't come without its issues. For this reason, I'll tentatively recommend it to friends, with the $30 upgrade.
Rides: 1971 Honda CB500
Yes, I recommend this product.
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Dainese Shotgun Jacket There is not a more comfortable summer jacket on the market. Pleasurable riding even in the hottest months of the year is the concept behind the new Shotgun Tex jacket that ensures comfortable aeration with numerous openings. Construction in stretch Mugello fabric guarantees a constantly tight and perfect fit while also preventing floating during the ride. The liner provided with silver ion treatment ensures elevated and long-lasting hygiene. Composite protectors on the shoulders and elbows, the pocket for the G-type back protector, and the jacket-pants fastening zipper complete the technical profile of this technical jacket with outstanding performance. Shock Protection Removable composite protectors certified to EN 1621.1/97 Standard. Abrasion And Tear Resistance Mugello fabric. Boomerang mesh inserts. Nylon mesh inserts. Comfort Adjustment strap on neck. Wrist adjustment. Waist adjustment. Temperature Regulation External fabric with water-resistance treatment. Sanitized lining. Other Features Pocket for Wave G1 / G2 Reflective inserts. 2 outer pockets.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
The Ultimate Warm Weather Jacket
PostedJune 6, 2012
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JSBULL
From Fayetteville
State:AR
Rider Type:Cafe Racer
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
4 / 5
4 / 5
I just got back into riding and needed gear. Because of my past experience, I knew to go straight to Dainese products. This was my warm weather jacket choice.
Dainese products are pricey, but they offer the durability, style and technology that you can't get anywhere else consistently.
The style of this jacket is excellent. It looks as better in person than it does in the photos.
It's a very comfortable jacket with sleeves that are longer than I expected, so it's just right in attack position. When wearing casually, the sleeves are soft at the tips, so it doesn't feel like the sleeves are too long. The overall fit is pretty tight, but it needs to be to keep the CE armor in the right places for safety.
As with all Dainese products, safety is paramount. This jacket is no exception.
The air flow of this jacket is what sets it apart. There's really not that much mesh on the outside layer, but that doesn't stop this jacket from circulating air right where you need it. It comes in on your pectorals, cycles under your arms, around your sides and exits on the back of the jacket. I installed the Wave G back protector, which reduces the exit airflow, but there's still sufficient flow to keep me comfortable.
I have used this jacket in Arkansas temperatures up to about 88 degrees F. My estimation is that this jacket is perfect up to temperatures in the low 90's, but you might want something like the Air-Flux Textile jacket for 90 degrees on up.
As for features, there's nothing really special about the features here. It has a nice contrasting anodized zipper tab, room for 2 sizes of Dainese back protectors, snap sides and wrist closures, etc.
I highly recommend this jacket unless you are in an extremely hot climate like the deep South.
I am 6' tall and about 195 lbs and I wear a size 52.
Rides: 1971 Honda CB500
Yes, I recommend this product.
 
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