Waxrash
 
 
 
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    January 14, 2013
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    September 21, 2014
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Sena 20 S Bluetooth Headset The Sena 20S Motorcycle Bluetooth Communication System is the latest communication device from Bluetooth leaders, Sena. The Sena 20S features a staggering 1.5 mile range, advanced Bluetooth 4.0 and a built-in FM radio tuner. Stay in contact by calling hands-free on your Bluetooth phone, rock out to your favorite riding jams in stereo or listen to voice instructions of GPS navigators by Bluetooth wirelessly, all the while having conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other motorcycle riders. The 20S is a state-of-the-art motorcycle and powersports Bluetooth communication system. The unit provides a sleek and aerodynamic design that offers a versatile jog dial that maximizes the ease of use for riders. The Sena 20S features several industry firsts for the motorcycle Bluetooth communication headset market. Bluetooth 4.0 technology with dual Bluetooth communication modules increases the performance and reliability of the headset while also allowing for increased high definition audio quality. The advanced Audio Multitasking allows for a seamless blend of incoming and outgoing audio to create a mixed audio experience versus the traditional interruption based audio technology of other Bluetooth devices. The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently. With the 20S, users can call handsfree with their Bluetooth mobile phone, listen to stereo music or voice instructions of GPS navigation by Bluetooth wirelessly, and have intercom conversations in full duplex with a passenger or other riders. Features Bluetooth 4.0 Industry first dual Bluetooth module communication system Audio Multitasking advanced audio management of intercom, phone, music and FM radio Advanced wind noise cancellation Versatile bike-to-bike conference intercom Intercom working distance up to 2km (1.5 miles) in open terrain Universal intercom - intercom with other brand headsets Built-in FM radio tuner with station scan and save function All-in-one helmet clamp kit HD crystal clear and natural sound quality Quick Bluetooth Pairing Intuitive voice prompts and commands Water resistant for use in inclement weather Bluetooth protocol support HSP, HFP, A2DP, AVRCP, PBAP Firmware upgradeable Peace of mind - thanks to the two-year warranty Bluetooth 4.0 and Dual Bluetooth The 20S is the industrys first dual module Bluetooth communication system as well as the industrys first Bluetooth 4.0 technology Dual Bluetooth modules allow for increased flexibility of functions, performance, and reliability Users can take advantage of simultaneous communication by running multiple applications (music, GPS, mobile phone, intercom) and seamlessly switching back and forth as needed Audio multitasking is a new feature that replaces the previous interruption-based audio functions of past Bluetooth communication devices The audio multitasking function creates the most close-to-natural audio sound while running multiple audio functions simultaneously and intelligently Intercom HD quality voice allows for communication with up to eight companions over a a distance up to 2.4 km or 1.5 miles Intercom group management enables users to manage intercom participants by group The intercom is universal allowing it to function seamlessly with Sena Bluetooth communication devices as well as other Bluetooth communication headsets in the market (with future firmware upgrades) Advanced Noise Cancellation technology efficiently suppresses the wind noise from motorcycle riding without distorting original voice during intercom conversation User Interface Intuitive voice commands have been built into the 20S to ensure riders can maintain hands free control while riding Voice commands allow riders to operate functions such as intercom connections, mobile phone calls, music playback control and more Motion sensor feature allows the pairing of Bluetooth devices with a simple shake of the units NFC (Near Field Communication) allows users an instant setup process by dramatically decreasing the pairing time required for the phone and intercom Clamp Mount All in one clamp allows for versatile helmet mounting systems for more flexible and easy to switch capabilities Dual microphone - one inside the helmet for intercom function and the other on the clamp for listening to environmental sound without taking off the helmet The dual microphone expands the use for the rider and continues to enhance their experience Includes both wired and boom-style microphones Specifications Talk time 13 hours Stand-by time 10 days Dimensions (main module) 94.7 mm x 48.3 mm x 25.5 mm (3.7 in x 1.9 in x 1.0 in) Speakers driver unit 36 mm thickness 6.5 mm Boom microphone length 190 mm Wire length between speakers 555 mm Weight(main module) 60 g (2.11 oz) Audio Specs Built-in SBC Codec Wide volume control Sample rate max. 48 kHz (DAC) Built-in wide band Codec (HFP) Sample rate max 16 kHz FM Radio Built-in FM radio with RDS AF (Radio Data System Alternate Frequencies) Radio region worldwide Radio frequency specifications 64 108MHz 10 preset station memory with automatic scan function Radio on time 810 hours In the Box Sena 20S Headset Main Unit Universal Helmet Clamp Wired Boom Microphone Wired Microphone Micro USB Power Data Cable 2.5 to 3.5 mm Audio Cable Cigarette Charger Glued Surface Mounting Adapter Rubber Pads Speaker Pads Velcro Pads for Speakers Velcro Pad for Boom Microphone Velcro Pad for Wired Microphone Allen Wrench 20S-01D
 
Overall rating 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Wait. Just wait. 1.2 firmware is just not ready for prime time.
PostedSeptember 21, 2014
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Waxrash
From Raleigh
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
2 / 5
2 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Use 
1 / 5
1 / 5
This is a tough review for me to write. I am a raving fan of Sena Bluetooth. I have covered all 48 states and much of Canada with our older model SMH10 Sena units. I am very experienced with the configuration and use of the unit. However, I just finished my first group ride with my 20S. It was working great as a single rider system. However, it crashes often during use, audio multitasking does not work on my unit, even though it does on my riding partners 20S with the exact same config. My riding partners crashes (powers off) often as well. I was pretty frustrated and wishing I had my SMH10 with me. I have opened a case with support.
What I do know is that Sena has excellent support and the SMH10 had it's issues when it was first announced.
I can not recommend this product right now, but am hopeful that SENA will get the 20S ironed out as well.
If you need a headset now and can't wait. Buy the SMH10.
The 20S is just not ready.
Rides: 2008 BMW R1200RT
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Alpinestars New Land Gore-Tex Boots The Alpinestars New Land GTX mid-length road touring boots are constructed for comfort and convenience over long trips or everyday use, the New Land GORE-TEX is practical and highly durable. Proven weatherproofing is provided by an integrated GORE-TEX liner, while advanced protection features are integrated in the chassis. Features Fully CE-certified boot is highly durable and performs excellently in all weather conditions and over all distances 100 waterproof GORE-TEX internal membrane for guaranteed protection against elements and a high level of breathability Contoured for optimized performance over long distances with a toe box construction for improved riding control Front and back accordion flex zones for maximum maneuverability and riding comfort Easy wide entry system with large Velcro shin closure and waterproof gusset Ankle-mounted loop strap gives additional adjustable security Double-density ankle shields mounted both under and over medial leather surface Reinforced shift pad protects upper foot Rear reflective insert for improved night time visibility Textile collared inner lining is durable and comfortable Contoured high modulus polyamide insole includes embedded shank reinforcement Alpinestars exclusive vulcanized rubber compound outer sole for the optimal combination of comfort and grip Robust toe box and external heel counter mold provides superior impact protection to hull of boot Removable anatomically profiled EVA foam footbed
 
Overall rating 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Closure mechanism needs reengineering
PostedMay 5, 2014
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Waxrash
From Raleigh
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Style 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Air Flow 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Features 
3 / 5
3 / 5
I had very high hopes for these boots. They fit nice, are not too stiff out of the box and break in well. What I don't like is the Velcro closure and adjustment mechanisms. I can just never get the boot tight enough in the ankle/calf area. At first I thought they might be too big, but they fit well in the foot pocket. I find it hard to believe these would stay on my feet in an accident. I am thinking of modifying the boot to add additional closure support around my ankles.
Rides: 2008 Suzuki GSX650F
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Powerlet USB Type A iPod 3G to Cigarette Adapter A perfect solution to convert a cigarette socket to a USB Type A Connector. Features Input 12 VDC to 30 VDC, Output 5V at 2.1A Works with Apple products
 
Overall rating 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Not the expected powerlet quality
PostedAugust 17, 2013
Customer avatar
Waxrash
From Raleigh
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Performance 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Finish 
1 / 5
1 / 5
Durability 
1 / 5
1 / 5
You can buy cheaper versions at your auto parts store. I ordered this one because I just don't want to deal with the cheap stuff when I am on the bike.
Powerlet products are typically industrial grade. Not this product.
It is cheaply made and will not hold a typical USB cable in place to charge. I have to wedge a piece of paper in the outlet to keep the contacts. Then at the least vibration it loses contact.
The $5 Walmart version is actually better.
Disappointed in powerlet on this one.
I expected much more for the price.
Rides: 2008 BMW R1200RT
No, I do not recommend this product.
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Powerlet RapidFIRe Heated Glove Liner - No Temperature Controller A temperature controller (not an on/off switch) is REQUIRED (and sold separately) for these glove liners. The liners have the potential to get hot enough to cause burns if they are used without a temperature controller. With over 18 watts of heat in each glove, cold hands are a thing of the past. Using Far Infrared technology, these ultra thin liners provide pleasing penetrating heat around the fingers as well as over the back of the hand. Must be used with a controller. Stay Warm While Riding Designed for commuting, touring and extending your riding season, Powerlet heated gloves will provide years of pleasure. Style, comfort, protection, and warmth. Perfect. Performance Guarantee Every heated glove goes through our multi-point inspection process before earning the privilege of carrying the Powerlet name. We inspect internal wiring, connectors, bench meter amperage and resistance testing before labeling and packaging our gloves. Details matter we believe in delivering you the highest quality product for your hard-earned money. Low Power Alternative Perfect for all motorcycles, even those without much excess electrical capacity to power appliances. Glove liners are rated at 36 watts per pair. Stay warm and stay safe while minimizing your electrical consumption.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Better than my heated gloves
PostedJanuary 14, 2013
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Waxrash
From Raleigh
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Style 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Comfort 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Air Flow 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I find heated gloves too bulky, after several hours of riding my hands cramp. I have heated grips which I use most of the time. On the really cold days these fit under most of my gloves. The connector integrated into the wrist is awesome and much easier to connect than two wires.
Only issue I had was thumbs are a tad short, but not a huge ideal.
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet rapidFIRe Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package
Powerlet Rapidfire Jacket Liner With Dual Wireless Controller Package Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner packaged includes the Dual Wireless Remote Heat Controller. Controller receiver is pre-installed and Pre-synced for your convenience. Powerlet's RapidFIRe Heated Jacket Liner with CNC (Carbon Nano Core) heating uses Far Infrared technology to provide fast, deep, soothing warmth. Now the warmest liner on the market at 105 watts! Built in stuff sack and no annoying heating wires of any kind! Stay Warm While Riding Powerlet's 105 watt RapidFIRe heated jacket liners pack down to a very small size to fit on the bike when not in use. Not only the warmest heated clothing available, but ProForm stretch panels also make them the most comfortable. We recommend using the temperature controller with the RapidFIRe 105 watt jacket liners. The RapidFIRe Advantage The most unique feature is the heating system that is incorporated into every liner. Using the latest in Carbon Nanotube technology, Powerlet's Carbon Nano Core panels heat quickly and evenly without the hot spots or long heat times other conventional wired garments require. Additionally, Powerlet is the ONLY manufacturer to offer a dual heat setting that permits you to switch the total consumption to not exceed 60 watts. This means those of you who have bikes or vehicles that do not have the electrical output capacity to power a traditional or competitors liner can rest assured that the RapidFIRe line will get powered without draining your battery and leaving you stranded. Additionally, Powerlet once again incorporated the ProForm stretch panels that provide three key advantages non-binding movement, maximum heat transfer and simple sizing. While all three are very important, maximum heat transfer is perhaps the most important. For maximum heat transfer the heated garments must be close to the body. A long sleeve T-Shirt is recommended under the heated liners. A heavier layer can be worm over the garment. Other heated clothing manufacturers provided many sizes to attempt to create a snug fit. This often leads to a more complicated purchase and the potential improper fit if your weight changes. RapidFIRe 105 Watt Jacket Liner Features Dual Heat 105 / 60 Watt convertibility by a simple cable disconnect Wind and water resistant Polyurethane coated nylon outer shell ProForm stretch panels provide comfort and simple standard sizing Ultra thin design provides comfort and small storage Comfortable heated Polartec fleece collar wicks moisture Zippered pockets manage power cables Handy built in stuff sack allows for storage on the vehicle Unique sleeve finishing reduces bulk around wrists Glove connectors are located at the ends of the sleeves Heated on the front, back, arms and collar - full heat coverage Quick heat time of 20 seconds or less on the jacket liners Designed For A Lifestyle Powerlet designs heated garments for people who rely on their heated clothing for both comfort and safety. Like their customers, they enjoy a lifestyle utilizing convenient modern electronics and wear our heated gear for commutes to work and trips across the country. Built For A Lifetime Powerlet seeks the highest quality materials and craftsmanship. All of their heated clothing products are developed and tested in the USA by people who ride regularly. Quality components and attention to detail ensure Powerlet products resist wear and corrosion to last a lifetime. All Powerlet RapidFIRe heated clothing carries a lifetime warranty on the electrics and a lifetime warranty on manufacturing defects.
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Well made, comfortable.
PostedJanuary 14, 2013
Customer avatar
Waxrash
From Raleigh
State:NC
Rider Type:Adventurer
Age:45-54
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
Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
I was upgrading from a competitors old design. This material is much more comfortable with less bulk and moves with you.
I thought the wireless controller was a bad idea, but decided to try it. I was wrong. Well made, put it anywhere you like. I placed mine on my clutch reservoir. Sweet!
Yes, I recommend this product.
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