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Old 08-13-2014, 02:58 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Easy bluetooth helmet

Hi, I just thought I'd share this:

I bought these bluetooth headphones from best buy for $50 and cut off the headband(oops can't return it now), and it fits perfectly in my smith helmet which has padding you can arrange around the speaker. There's buttons on the side that are still relatively easy to press when it is in the helmet and the only button I really need is the play/pause. They seem pretty loud and sound great in my house, but I will have to wait a little longer to see how they sound on the mountain.

Also I'm not sure about battery life or how they will hold up to impact, they might shatter into pieces the first time I fall! I will report back after I try it out...

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Old 08-13-2014, 03:52 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Nice, was hoping to do a bluetooth setup this season as well. First need a new helmet though.
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Old 08-13-2014, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Did a similar thing for my wife's helmet with a pair of $15 amazon BT headphones. Couldnt quite get the plastic bar off, but it turns out that fits nicely in that padding behind the head anyway. She loves them and seems to get a good 6-8hrs out of them
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:07 AM   #4 (permalink)
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did the same thing myself with a $ ebay bluetooth headset
it worked well for listening, but when i wanted to adjust the volume or answer the phone...
it kinda sucked because all the buttons we on the side, and the phone answer button was in center but still hard to push with the gloves and inside the ear pads. wound up finding a deal on the bern "CHips" they rock. al the controls are single button controll on either headset, so easy to do things once you get the button pushing sequence
gave the ebay one to my son. Also word of advice, Blue tooth eats battery life like opera eats twinkies, so best to buy a standalone ubs battery pack, to put in pocket with phone/mp3 player to keep it charged all day. headset should last 10 or so hours so no worries on that
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Old 08-14-2014, 12:15 AM   #5 (permalink)
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Yeah the volume is on the edge where you can't push it especially with gloves, but all the other buttons are easy to push. The phone button is easy to accidentally push and it will redial the last number, so I just disabled the bluetooth call option on my phone so if I push that button it beeps and nothing happens. I don't need to make calls while riding anyway!
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