The Bluetooth wars are heating up in the motorcycle helmet communication market. Timed to occur during the EICMA 2013 show, Pittsburgh-based Cardo Systems Inc. (makers of the Scala Rider line of headsets) announced that they have teamed with Shoei helmets to design, develop and market a premium Bluetooth communication system to fit Shoei’s NEOTEC, MULTITEC, […]
Cardo Introduces Scala Rider Q1 And Q3 Bluetooth Communicators
Cardo Systems Inc. have introduced not one, but two, all-new additions to the scala rider Q-product line: the rider-to-passenger Q1 TeamSet and the bike-to-bike capable Q3 MultiSet and Q3 Single. Having sold over 1.5 million units of the Q-line, Cardo CEO Abraham Glezerman is optimistic the newest members of the family will continue the success.
The Q1 and Q3 offerings replace the solo, TeamSet and Q2pro. Featuring a new, sleek design with longer battery life, Cardo claims the Q1 TeamSet is the first communicator to feature a music sharing function, allowing both rider and passenger to listen to the same song from their smartphone or other Bluetooth device.
Both the Q1 and Q3 models come with boom or corded microphones, for use on either open-face or full-face helmets, and replaceable speakers, for riders who prefer their own headphones.
The Q1 and Q3 also include Bluetooth connectivity, a built-in FM radio, voice activation, a fully waterproof/dustproof housing and Cardo’s unique click-to-link pairing. The Q1 TeamSet includes two factory-paired units, ideal for communication between rider and passenger, while the Q3 MultiSet adds increased range for bike-to-bike intercom communication up to 1,100 yards, as well as intercom toggling between up to four riders on two separate bikes or three riders on three separate bikes.
The Q1 TeamSet ($249.95) and Q3 MultiSet ($389.95) come from the factory as paired units, but the Q3 is also available as an individual unit for $219.95. All three are available now. Visit www.cardosystems.com for more information.