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 Shark Sharktooth Bluetooth Kit
Shark Sharktooth Bluetooth Kit
Shark Sharktooth 2.1 Bluetooth Kit for Shark Helmets Special Features Fits Shark Evoline ST Helmets Paired devices (max.8) Multipoint 3 profiles max (1 hands free 1 A2DP 1 intercom) Incoming alert from other device when connected Stereo music streaming Next/previous remote command for A2DP (music player mode) Full duplex Full DSP noise cancellation/echo cancellation Automatic volume adjustment depending on ambient noise and speed level Easy to find volume/multi-point functions Digital volume control Voice recognition dialing (if phone supports) VOX command Receive or reject incoming calls by voice control Waterproof Aerodynamic and compact shape Easy to install, compatible with most common helmets available on the market Talk Time Up to 10 hours Mobile Phone Up to 10 hours Intercom Up to 10 hours streaming A2DP Stereo Music Standby Time Up to 700 hours/1 month Charging Time 4 hours Battery Type 2.4 GHz Bluetooth Compliance Bluetooth version 2.1 Supported Bluetooth Profiles A2DP Advance Audio Distribution Profile / SBC Stereo Streaming Video Remote control/AVRCP Audio Operating Range Up to 10 meters Phone range in hands free/A2DP Up to 400 meters intercom Frequency 2.4GHz
 
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4 / 5
4 / 5
Great functionality and value
PostedMay 26, 2011
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flint350
From Baltimore, MD
State:MD
Rider Type:Road Warrior
Age:55-64
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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5 / 5
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Comfort 
3 / 5
3 / 5
Protection & Durability 
5 / 5
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Air Flow 
5 / 5
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Features 
5 / 5
5 / 5
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I received the Sharktooth kit to go with my recently purchased Shark Evoline Moovit 2 ST. As always great service and fast shipping from Revzilla - I get everything here that I can!
I just returned from a week long trip in cold rain with the helmet prior to the Sharktooth kit install and had a high end headset installed. The wired sound and proper speaker placement gave me a good comparison for the Sharktooth (ST). My 3 hour long trips with the ST since then yielded interesting results. First, the install instructions are mostly graphic and basically don't help much except to indicate the order of install and general placement. However, it isn't that difficult if you have ever done this before. To insert the battery, you need to remove the neck collar and find the small compartment cut into the shell at the rear center. Since the battery has wires, you should insert the non-wired side and push it in, leaving the wires extending for later concealment. The speakers already have velcro to stick to the helmet liner so the rest is just to locate everything on the proper side and conceal the wires. The left speaker and mic are a single unit, so you have to carefully place it under the cheek pad between the snaps. Finally, the tx/rx unit glues to the left side easily (though permanently) - and due to the battery being separate, the rx/tx unit is quite thin in profile and protrudes very little. On to sound and fitment:
Either I have an odd head shape or the ear/spkr cutouts are way off the mark. I have found this in other helmets as well. If I place the spkrs in the cutouts, they are comfortable but almost inaudible. This is bcz they sit well behind where my ear canal actually is. If I place them near my ears, the sound is fine, very good in fact for Bluetooth and almost as good as my high end sets, including volume. However, in that position, they are not recessed and create pressure on my head and ears. I am going to look into cutting a larger recess and see how that goes. Also, given the battery being separate and wired, this unit will likely not work well with any helmet not designed for it. I suppose you could try to bury the battery in another helmet liner, but it would be problematic in my view. I'd either order the Shark helmet to fit or consider Scala or Sensa, etc. for another helmet brand.
I own a Scala G4 and the quality of this unit is at least as good and better in some ways, like size and simplicity of operation. The Scala adds FM, but I use XM radio so that is not a big deal. The size of the Scala is much larger and the buttons are much more difficult to use. The sound is close, but I would say the Shark has a bit more punch, even with the new firmware that Scala recently issued. The Shark spkrs are a bit larger though which may explain the sound and the fit issue (needs more recess). Pairing the ST was simple with my Zumo 665 but I had phone issues. This is probably bcz my phone is paired to the Zumo and the ST was also trying to connect to it. With the Scala, they recommend pairing phone to Zumo and then Zumo to Scala. Apparently, the Shark pairs separately to each on its own, but I will have to investigate this further for max usability as I've only had it a couple of days now.
Sorry for being long winded, but the summary is that the ST is a very good value, with very good sound, low profile and great functionality. I would quibble with the wiring setup (e.g. the mic/left spkr being one unit makes the wiring on that side a bit complex to hide easily and is a combo of 3 wires). I can't yet attest to the 10 hr claim for streaming time, but I had good volume and sound for 3 hours total (3 diff. trips) at all speeds and with the helmet both open face and closed. I ride a touring bike with fairing, so YMMV with wind, etc. Overall, I am impressed and would buy it again - especially if I can make the spkrs fit better by enlarging the recess. The helmet fits very well and the ST system is built for it. So if you like the helmet, you should like the ST kit - as long as it fits your ears.
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