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    June 8, 2011
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    June 27, 2011
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 U-CLEAR HBC100 Bluetooth Communicator
U-CLEAR HBC100 Bluetooth Communicator
UClear HBC 100 Bluetooth Communicator The World's 1st Boomless mike Helmet Communicator. UClear HBC100 is developed with patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) Technology to filter out wind noise and ambient noise from the sound that motorcycles produce. Equipped with Class 2 Bluetooth V2.1 technology, UClear allows riders to enjoy Hifi Stereo music with Audio/ Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP) and Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP) . Using Array microphones technology embedded into the earphones, It eliminates the need of a boom mike which has to be placed near or close to the lips for good communication. U-Clear HBC 100 Intercom Features Make mobile phone calls Listen and wirelessly control your music Voice Command call pickup (Say Pickup or Hello) Helmet to helmet intercom Auto loudness adjustment Patented Digital Signal Processing (DSP) technology Unique wind filtering technique effective up to 238KM/h Concealed microphones, does not require boom microphones Ruggedized weather resistant design Powerful speakers ensure clarity under noisy conditions UClear is designed to be splash, rain, dust and snow resistant Hassle free installation DSP Algorithm Features Adaptive beam forming technology, noise suppression and echo cancellation Intelligent sweet spot, directed towards speaker's voice Detected speech signal enhancement Environment and background noise cancellation Bluetooth profiles supported Hands-Free Profile (HFP), Headset Profile (HSP), Advanced Audio Distribution Profile (A2DP), Audio/Video Remote Control Profile (AVRCP), Intercom Profile Kit includes Kit includes HBC 100 Control Unit 2 Velcro mounted stereo headset speakers with embedded microphones Clip style and double sided tape metal mounting brackets 100 volt AC charger and USB charging cable Optional Audio Kit includes all parts needed to mount the HBC 100 control unit to another helmet (speakers and helmet mounts) General Specifications Talk time up to 10 hours Standby time Up to 2 weeks Battery type Rechargeable Li-Po Charging time 2 hours Bluetooth design Version 2.1, class 2 (EDR) Design type Rain and snow resistant Operating temperature 14F (-10C) to 140F (60C)
 
Overall rating 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Good First Gen Product
PostedJune 27, 2011
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downrangeFuture
From Jacksonville
State:FL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Ease of Install 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Sound Clarity 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Use 
4 / 5
4 / 5
It works as advertised. But I wonder if some of the problems people are having are related to how they install it. The mics aren't "jaw-bone" sensor mics or anything. The mics are highly directional mics that create a "sweet spot" where they converge. Ideally, they should both be pointed at either where your voice is bouncing off the inside of your facemask/shield or just at your mouth. Putting the mics behind EPS or behind padding as many helmet designs kind of force you to do, makes you sound muffled.
The speakers are a bit tinny, but playing with the volume and equalizer on your phone/MP3 player will resolve a lot of it. The system boosts any incoming sound and tries to make it more audible in a loud, hearing protection required environment. So volume at 100% and the treble/bass cranked all the way (which just distorts the sound anyway) just makes it sound bad. It's never going to sound like a nice set of earbuds, but if music is your only concern, you aren't buying this anyway.
Once set up properly, the mics work great and voice commands work flawlessly at "normal" highway speeds. It's awesome to just hit the voice command combo and then say "Call wife" and hear my phone say "Calling wife on her cell phone." And then my wife say "You're on your bike?"
Rides: 2008 Yamaha FZ6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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 Cortech Tribag Tank Bag
Cortech Tribag Tank Bag
Top Bag 14l x 10w x 6h (10 Liters) Bottom Bag 18l x 9w x 7.5h (24 Liters) 1680 Denier Ballistic Nylon construction Four external zipper pockets and one mesh pocket Fullsize interior top flap Velcro closure mesh pocket Rubberized carrying handle ClearVu snap map pocket Zippered expansion panel Tricot interior lining Bags easily zip together for maximum storage Internal side support panels carry the load of smaller top bag Adjustable shoulder strap Scotchlite 3M reflective TourMaster logo and striping Top flap internal organizer pocket (TriBag Magnetic and Strap Mount Tank Bag) Hideaway backpack straps
 
Overall rating 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Great tankbag for a great price
PostedJune 8, 2011
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downrangeFuture
From Jacksonville
State:FL
Rider Type:Kneedragger
Age:25-34
Gender:male
Bang for the Buck 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Ease of Install 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Performance 
4 / 5
4 / 5
Finish 
5 / 5
5 / 5
Durability 
5 / 5
5 / 5
This bag is probably the best deal on the market right now. It's loaded with features and it basically gives you the ability to use just the right amount of storage space. Although, where the "tri-bag" came from, I don't know. It only has two bags, unless you count the map pouch. The magnets on the bottom hold the bag in place securely no matter how much junk I've crammed in there, but it also comes with a tether if you think you might have too much stuff in there.
With both bags on and fully expanded, man is this bag huge. I have "last year's" version with the smaller top bag too. I can't see my gauges when it's loaded down like that, but it's not in the way of steering.
The bags feel like they'll hold up for a long time, and the bottom bag comes with some kind of deal in the sides so it holds it's shape. The included rain cover even comes with two elastic bands so it will be tight no matter how you have the bags arranged, and it folds up nicely into the smaller pocket on the back of the bag.
My only issue is that the safety tether's loop isn't adjustable and can't be opened. So, it means you'd have to take things apart to get it installed permanently. I may flip the base around and put the tether around my tank mount point, since the mount is reversible.
Rides: 2008 Yamaha FZ6
Yes, I recommend this product.
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