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Old 04-05-2012, 05:32 PM   #1 (permalink)
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Default Uclear HBC-120 bluetooth headset on theclymb

Just wanted to let everyone know that theclymb has the uclear hbc headset on sale right now. I had some account credit so i just picked one up. Been mulling over buying one of these for a while, so i just thought id let everyone else know incase they want to save some $$.
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:52 AM   #2 (permalink)
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Hey Whoracle, theclymb has it up again. Did you get a chance to try yours out? What do you think of it?
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Old 08-29-2012, 12:56 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Hey Whoracle, theclymb has it up again. Did you get a chance to try yours out? What do you think of it?
didnt get a chance to try it out the slopes, but in my at home tests it works pretty sweet. I cut open a burton double thick beanie and made some pockets with a stitched hole for the cord for the controller so i can wear it in a beanie or use it in a helmet. I didnt get a chance to test the "walkie talkie" function because i would need a second unit, but the calling was pretty good. Uclear does the wireless voice for the military if i remember correctly

edit: unless your helmet can fit speakers into the ears already, or has an open ear design (ear flaps with a cut out where your ears would go, not just a solid flap like most), some custom work will need to be done to mount these.
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Thanks. Will give these some thought. I either ride w/o anything or with buds but I find the pressure of the helmet pads on the buds push them too deep (would hate to land on my ear).
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:09 PM   #5 (permalink)
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Interesting.
Not sure the voice pick-up technology is worth the premium - I find that my jacket collar protects the microphone on the cord to my audio-integrated helmet pretty well.
But I am intrigued by the intercom/walkie-talkie function. Has anybody got some real life experience on the range - the stated 10m would render this pretty useless, on the other hand some people have mentioned 150m...
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Old 08-29-2012, 11:16 PM   #6 (permalink)
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Yea, 10m is pretty useless, and iirc you have to pair it with another device for the intercom, so its not like you can have a group of people chatting which is kind of what i was hoping for. I mostly bought it so i could have my droid or iphone in my pants pocket with no cord attached (in another headphone thread i mentioned i ate shit hard and yanked the cords out of a pair of ear buds lol).
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Yea, 10m is pretty useless, and iirc you have to pair it with another device for the intercom, so its not like you can have a group of people chatting which is kind of what i was hoping for. I mostly bought it so i could have my droid or iphone in my pants pocket with no cord attached (in another headphone thread i mentioned i ate shit hard and yanked the cords out of a pair of ear buds lol).
Understand what you are saying. For simple Bluetooth pairing to listen to music and make calls I found the combination of an audio helmet and something like the Jabra Street or Clipper adequate and more flexible (can use it without the helmet for other purposes). Still has a cord, but one end is 'loose' so it really does not get yanked in wipeouts.
As a gadget freak I am quite interested in the Uclear and could probably convince my regular riding partners to invest in sets as well if the intercom function works well. But without any real life feedback about the range I am not sure it is worth the investment...
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